Friday Night: Grandfather Child, the Suffers, etc. at Fitzgerald's

Grandfather Child, the Suffers, Brent Nettles, Don't Poke the Bear Fitzgerald's August 31, 2012

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"Lucas was always getting into things as a kid. Asking questions, touching things," says Lucas Gorham's aunt while Gorham and his band Grandfather Child are playing one of the most suggestive songs on their new album ("Magical Words") Friday night at a packed Fitzgerald's.

It was a happy accident that I ended up sitting with the Gorham clan at Grandfather Child's record release show. Rarely do you get to hear a family enjoy and react to their adult kids' work. It's like watching Michael Phelps' mother tear up during a medal ceremony.

Friday's GFC show also came loaded with support, onstage and off, with both stages at Fitz blazing with talent. Upstairs, the GFC boys were supported by Austin's Marmalakes and Houston's own rocksteady stalwarts the Suffers as direct openers. Downstairs was a (free) party unto itself with Poor Pilate, Don't Poke the Bear and Mr. Brent Nettles.

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Craig Hlavaty
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