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Los Vertigos - Local Spotlight

  

The Houston Chronicle, "Los Vertigos will make your head spin and knock you off balance with their revivalist psych-rock and neo-soul." These Night Moves Magazine Music Award winners (best variety band) perform the deep cuts as well as the infectious hits from the Great American (and British) Songbook. Fronted by the Ross Brothers (who happen to be identical twins), Los Vertigos are a band for all occasions and for all ages. Eclectic yet entertaining, Los Vertigos provide their clients with the music of their lifetime but with a "Texas-centric" point of view. 


Los Vertigos was established in 2006, in Houston and members include - Bruce Ross - Lead Vocal, Bass, and Rhythm Guitar, Bryan Ross - Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar, and Percussion, Koop Kuper - Drums and Background Vocals and Michael Swede - Lead Guitar.

Bruce and Bryan Ross, originally from Chicago, are identical twins who have been working on their harmonies their entire lives. Lead guitarist, Michael Swede, is a corporate transplant from the Swedish city of Gothenburg (south of Stockholm). Drummer, Koop Kuper, is a native Houstonian.


In March, 2017, Los Vertigos performed their first showcase at South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX, by invitation of radio disc jockey, "Big Kev" Plougoft, of WLVR FM, in Bethlehem, PA. "Big Kev" became a fan of the band after seeing them perform one evening while traveling through Houston several years ago.


Los Vertigos’ musical influences include  The Staple Singers, Little Willie John, Al Green, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Roky Erickson, 13th Floor Elevators, Elvis Costello, Del Lords, Talking Heads, David Bowie, Moving Sidewalks, Otis Redding.


Los Vertigos are also proud members of the American Roots Rock Coalition (ARRC), a grass-roots organization whose mission is to curb the excessive use of midi-sequencing in popular music and through its outreach program, expose today's youth to the virtues of public performance utilizing real analog musical instruments.


Los Vertigos  will be returning to Galveston to perform at the Rum Shack, Friday, May 24th, 9 pm to 1 am. The Rum Shack is located at 3204 Seawall Blvd

 



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Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown

Wayne Toups at Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown Galveston texas

An all you can eat shrimp boil featuring real Cajun Zydeco from Wayne Toups, Travis Matte, and Tommy Kib! This is a family fun event including kid friendly attractions. Ya’ll come on! Ça c’est bon! And remember to LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL! 


Tin Cup's Caddyshack Sports Bar

9020 Stewart Road

Galveston Island 



 Schedule of Events: 

Friday 4/26/2019 

4:00 PM - 11:00 PM  

  • 4:30-6:00 - Tommy Kib
  • 6:30-8:30 - Travis Matte
  • 9:00-11:00 - Wayne Toups

Saturday - 4/27/2019

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM 

  • 11:30-1:00 - Curtis Poullard
  • 1:30-3:00 - Jamie Bergeron
  • 3:30-5:00 - Jason Cassidy
  • 5:30-6:30 - Alex Touchet
  • 7:30-9:00 - Richard LeBouef
  • 9:30-11:00 - Frank Foster

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Anton O'Donnell

Anton O'Donnell, Glasgow

 Frontman  of Anton & The Colts and solo artist, Anton has brought his music  from Glasgow to Texas, Rome, Paris, New Orleans to London and back  again. Living proof that success does not necessarily mean compromise,  Anton has taken the music he loves – blues, country, folk, rock n roll –  and shaped them into a potent, fresh, yet reassuringly familiar brew.  Blessed with a smoky, whiskey-soaked voice redolent of the great soul  singers of Stax & Muscle Shoals, and armed with just an acoustic  guitar & harmonica, Anton adds incisive lyrics to sweet melodies to  create something that can reduce a rowdy bar to awed silence or rouse  the most sedate venue to fever pitch.  Anton joined forces with The Colts in early 2014. Since then, they have  played hundreds of gigs all over the country, hitting the UK festival  circuit (Celtic Connections, Southern Fried festival, the Merchant City  Festival, Eden, Belladrum), playing sold out shows at Glasgow's King  Tut's, Stereo & ABC; self-released their dedut EP, '6:45 & 450  Down' in 2015, and their debut album, 'no end of the line' in late 2018.    Along with band duties in the UK, Anton has had 3 successful solo tours  through Europe and 1 in the US, and is currently demoing solo material  that he plans to release later in the year 

Anton is  booked to play 2 nights at The Symposium Brew Pub on Saturday the 27th & Sunday the 28th of April. 


 "It's my second visit to Galveston, though my first time playing on the island.... Looking forward to it "

FastEddie @ San Leon Oyster Fest

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FastEddie will be  representing Galveston Island in the upcoming San Leon Oyster Fest April 27th. 

Featured Entertainment - Mickey Gilley


  FastEddie will be dedicating his performance at 2:00 to his  late great grandmother Louise  Bird who owned & operated the now mostly forgotten but historical  "Pirate Club" here in Galveston,  his Dad Edward Sr who managed the historical club  and his  late Mother Claudia who was an 8 month pregnant waitress there when they met and soon after adopted him. Also included in his dedication is his wife  Andrea, who has helped him through many struggles in life!

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Galveston Symphony Orchestra

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 Program:
Poulenc – Les biches Suite
Barber – Symphony No.1, Op.9
Lalo – Symphonie espagnole, Op.21 - William Hagen, violin 


 Sunday, April 21, 2019, 4pm 

The Grand 1894 Opera House

2020 Postoffice Street Galveston

(800)821-1894 


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Mark May Band

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The Mark May Band has performed at Telluride Blues and Brews,  Mississippi Valley Blues Fest, King Biscuit, Tremblant International  Blues Festival, Dallas International Guitar Show, Chenango Blues  Festival, Lone Star Rally, Dogs on Hawgs, Houston International  Festival, and in addition, was opening act for Allman Brothers  Amphitheater Tour.  

Mark currently gets heavy rotation on Sirius/XM and Sonic Tap radio. He  has been featured in Blues Review, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Vintage  Guitar, Tone Quest and other major publications.  


 Mark May Band
Woody's Beach Bar
April 21st   3pm -7pm 

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