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    »Right Here, Right Now: Houston

    October 26, 2014

    5216 Montrose Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77006

    »Rice Village Chocolate Safari

    October 26, 2014 11:00 AM

    2365 Rice Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77005

    »The Guest Room

    October 26, 2014 10:00 PM

    3414 La Branch Street
    Houston, TX 77004

    »Trout Fishing In America

    October 26, 2014 4:00 PM

    2425 Norfolk Street
    Houston, TX 77098

    »Trout Fishing In America

    October 26, 2014 6:00 PM

    2425 Norfolk Street
    Houston, TX 77098

    »All Them Witches, Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass

    October 26, 2014 7:00 PM

    Unexplained phenomena of all kinds can be attributed to magic. Music is among those marvels. When a group of unrelated individuals of different backgrounds gets together and locks into a sonic unity, there must be some sort of mysticism at work. That's the only way to properly explain it. The members of Nashville's All Them Witches would agree too. That energy even courses through their moniker, which unsurprisingly comes from Roman Polanski's 1968 masterpiece Rosemary's Baby."The name can be interpreted in many different ways," explains singer and bassist Michael Parks, Jr. "It could be a person's view on what the forces of good and evil are or even how we interact with each other as human beings. There's a little bit of witchcraft in everybody's life. Just waking up is pretty magical—you're alive another day. In terms of the music, we're so loose, and that's where the magic comes from. There's no controlling factor. We do exactly what comes naturally. We go in a room without any idea about what will happen, get in the groove, and it works. That's supernatural."All Them Witches began conjuring up music together in 2012. Foregoing theater school to focus on songwriting, Parks traded New Mexico for Nashville at 19-years-old. The Shreveport, Louisiana native met drummer Robby Staebler while the two shared a shift at a "corporate hippie store". Robby showed Parks some music he and guitarist Ben McLeod had written, and it inspired the singer to jam—which he adds, "I usually never do. It made sense though". Adding Robby's longtime friend Allan Van Cleave to the fold on Fender Rhodes, All Them Witches cut their debut Our Mother Electricity. Almost immediately after, they began working on its follow-up 2013's Lightning At The Door. Recorded live in a matter of days with producer and engineer Andy Putnam, the boys tapped into a distinct energy, mustering bluesy soul, Southern swagger, and thunderous hard rock all at once. "We tracked everything live in the same room," says Parks. "We got a lot of bleed from the mics and the amps being together. Everything felt organic. You get us untainted on the record."The first single "When God Comes Back" swings from a Delta-dipped groove into a striking riff juxtaposed with Parks' transfixing delivery. It's as hypnotic as it is heavy. "Sometimes, I get visions, for lack of a better word, that lead to songs," the frontman admits. "I'll be doing a mundane task at work, walking somewhere in the woods, or driving, and I'll get these narrative flashes in my head. Personal experiences play into those narratives. This song is about our egos coming to break us down and destroy everything. We try to govern each other and turn the only landscape we have to live in into a parking lot. There's no room for anybody. So, when God comes back, he's going to be really mad."Elsewhere on the album, one story connects the expansive and entrancing "The Marriage of Coyote Woman" and "The Death of Coyote Woman". The tracks twirl through rustic instrumentation and muscular distortion before building into a wild climax. "It's a two-part song that follows one character in my brain that has its own trials and tribulations to go through," Parks goes on. "It also discusses how and where I grew up. It's a hodgepodge, and the lyrics and music just came to me while I was driving."Given their powerful and potent psychedelic sound, All Them Witches has shared the stage with everybody from punk luminaries Broncho to the buzzing Windhand. They've also rocked at WRLT's weekly live series "Nashville Sunset", played the station's Live On The Green and appeared at the Scion Rock Fest. "We can take so many different paths," he adds. "The music is ever-shifting. None of us grew up listening to the same music. In Louisiana, I heard a lot of ZZ Top and Blues band. Allan was raised on classical, almost exclusively. Robby and Ben listened to a ton of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. When we came together, it simply works."Ultimately, everything comes back to that certain magic for All Them Witches. "Not to sound too much like hippie, but I hope everybody can ride our vibe," Parks leaves off. "We're very simple people doing something we really love. We have such a short amount of time on this earth. Everybody should be doing what they love. If there's a message here, it's that."

    2010 Waugh Drive
    Houston, TX 77006

    »Amaranthe

    October 26, 2014 7:15 PM

    Amaranthe is a melodic death metal band that formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2008. Originally named Avalanche, the group was forced to change its name after it lost a copyright lawsuit, soon after settling on Amaranthe. The pummeling double bass drum rhythms and growling vocal style of death metal is present in the group's music, but with the addition of vocalist Elize Ryd, so is a distinct pop element that has helped make the band a hit in its native home and around the world. Amaranthe's self-titled debut album was released in 2011.

    1204 Caroline Street
    Houston, TX 77002

    »Gwar

    October 26, 2014 7:00 PM

    Formed from the fusion of the two bands Death Piggy and The Slave Pit, GWAR (originally GWAARGGGH!!!) began making over the top thrash metal in Richmond, Virginia in 1985. The now 6-piece is notorious for its extreme costumes, obscene lyrics and stage performances that involve bloody satires of political figures and pop culture. The group has grabbed multiple Grammys, MTV awards and an extremely diverse audience made up of fans that wouldn't normally listen to metal.

    813 St. Emanuel Street
    Houston, TX 77003

    »Texas Renaissance Festival

    October 26, 2014 9:00 AM

    Step back in time to the year 1540 and watch in awe as knights seated on regal steeds joust with lances and provide unforgettable entertainment that the whole family will adore. The 50-acre Renaissance theme park, set in a shady pine forest, is host to a marketplace filled with more than 330 unique arts and crafts shops. One can definitely sample some of the tasty cuisine that includes a range of food and drink from around the world. The festival takes place over a period of eight weekends. See website for ticket info. The fair lasts until dusk each night.

    Houston
    Houston, TX 77002

    »Houston Symphony: Ravel and Debussy

    October 26, 2014 2:30 PM

    The Houston Symphony was founded in 1913 and with an average of 170 concerts per year, the symphony manages to play for over 350,000 audience members annually. They also promote an educational program called Music Matters! for over 40,000 students in nearby districts.

    615 Louisiana Street
    Houston, TX 77002

    »Dracula

    October 26, 2014 2:30 PM

    Based on Bram Stroker's 1897 Gothic novel of the same name, Dracula is a stage production centered on a British solicitor who travels to Transylvania to help settle the estate of a count named Dracula. When the count is revealed to be a vampire, he takes the solicitor, Jonathan Harker, as a prisoner in his castle. As Dracula begins to hunt down Harker's fiance, a vampire hunter from Amsterdam intervenes and ventures into Dracula's castle to hunt him down and free his prisoner. The famed supernatural tale was first brought to the stage in 1924, and the play was a hit with American audiences, launching the career of Hungarian actor Bela Lugosi. Dracula has since been reprised in multiple stage and film versions, capturing the imaginations of audiences generation after generation.

    615 Texas Avenue
    Houston, TX 77002

    »Dracula

    October 26, 2014 7:30 PM

    Based on Bram Stroker's 1897 Gothic novel of the same name, Dracula is a stage production centered on a British solicitor who travels to Transylvania to help settle the estate of a count named Dracula. When the count is revealed to be a vampire, he takes the solicitor, Jonathan Harker, as a prisoner in his castle. As Dracula begins to hunt down Harker's fiance, a vampire hunter from Amsterdam intervenes and ventures into Dracula's castle to hunt him down and free his prisoner. The famed supernatural tale was first brought to the stage in 1924, and the play was a hit with American audiences, launching the career of Hungarian actor Bela Lugosi. Dracula has since been reprised in multiple stage and film versions, capturing the imaginations of audiences generation after generation.

    615 Texas Avenue
    Houston, TX 77002
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