(Rooting through yellowing copies of the Press, I found the following listings from ten and 15 years ago)
15 years ago in Houston music:
The Boredoms and Brutal Truth opened for Pain Teens at Emo’s…Then-Press music editor Brad Tyer highly recommended readers to go see Jason Nodler’s play In the Under Thunderloo at Catal Huyuk…The Franchise, Under the Sun, Toy Subs, Global Village, and Venus in Furs all played the Pig Live…Beat Temple and Ooga Booga hosted a “Super Funk Party!” at Fitz’s, while the Missiles opened at the same club the next night for Jason and the Scorchers…Hollisters forerunners the Rounders played every Thursday at the Bon Ton…GG Allin came to town…Carolyn Wonderland hosted an open-mike night at Dan Electro’s on Thursday, played Tuesday at Last Concert and Friday at Catal Huyuk, Sunday night at Billy Blues, and Sunday afternoon at Bo Beaux’s and a KPFT benefit at the Boat Yard and at an AIDS benefit at Fitz’s. The Flamin’ Hellcats played Rudz on Friday… The Hightailers played Thursday night at Last Concert.
10 years ago in Houston music…
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Jim Lauderdale was at Blanco’s and Charlie Robison and John Wesley Harding were at the Mucky Duck…Wynonna and Michael Bolton bellowed through the night at The Woodlands pavilion, while Engelbert Humperdinck crooned sweet nothings to his aging fans at the Arena…Moses Guest opened for Soulhat at Party on the Plaza…Simpleton played the Blue Iguana…Bickley and/or Spain Colored Orange opened for Califone and Modest Mouse at Fitz’s…Tody and the Royals played Mary Jane’s…Joe Guitar Hughes played the Shakespeare Pub…Eric Dane, Chris King, Skinny G and Aaron Loesch performed a tribute to Hound Dog Taylor at Silky’s…Dan Hicks brought some hot licks to Anderson Fair…Gary Stewart brought his honky-tonk supreme to Tin Hall and Third World was at Jamaica Jamaica… The Hightailers played Thursday night at Last Concert.