Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke


The freaky folk band everyone's talking about, listenlisten, helps Block 7 Wine Co. (720 Shepherd) celebrate its grand opening this evening with Robert Ellis. Festivities continue Saturday with Runaway Sun (9 p.m.) and Sunday with Kenneth Scott (8 p.m.). No cover.

The adorable Cop Warmth headlines a seizure-inducing bill at Mango's with How I Quit Crack, Austin's Mutating Meltdown and //Tense//. $5.

Armadillo World Headquarters survivors Cleve and Sweet Mary Hattersley step out from behind Austin's Greezy Wheels for a down-home duet show at the Big Top. Free.

Ceeplus Bad Knives and Dan Castillo spin the tunes at Black Swan Screenprinting Studio's open house, with art from Shelby Hohl, Eric Pearce, David Wang, Mary Keene and more. 6 p.m., 2500 Summer St. #7A, free.


Houston native and Robert Earl Keen protege Bonnie Bishop returns from Nashville for a Cactus Music on her way to a nighttime CD release at Dosey Doe. 1:30 p.m., free.

Alyson Calagna, J.A.M.O.N., Kung Fu Pimp, Esteban Torres and Brandon Silva, among others, keep the wax from melting at Praia Urbana's Urban Beach & Block Party at Last Concert Cafe. 2 p.m.

Reverberation celebrates its second anniversary of soul-shaking garage sounds at Boondocks. Free.

Catch Pavementesque local rockers Guitars for free at Cactus Music. 3 p.m.

In case you missed them Friday, listenlisten and Robert Ellis play their absolute last show before heading on tour at the house, 1816 Calumet. Buxton, who sort of kicked ass at last weekend's Summer Fest, joins them. $5.

Database jets in all the way from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to join Brooklyn's French Horn Rebellion for a special edition of Hype! at the Mink's Backroom. How cosmopolitan. $10.

Something's going down at Autonomy at Zeppelin Lounge. We're not sure what, but it'll be trashy and delicious. Your DJs are Dan Castillo, Ceeplus Bad Knives and Paramour. Free.

Danceparc. Numbers. You know you want to.


Skyblue72 rocks West Alabama Ice House. 5 p.m., $5.

It's Substitute as the Who, Kozmic Pearl as Big Brother & the Holding Company, Cain Mutiny as Jimi Hendrix and Love Street Light Company as everybody else at the Woodstock Tribute Concert at Dean's Credit Clothing downtown. $8 advance, $10 door,

Peace and love.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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