The Brazos is Buzzing!

Welcome to the Weekend On the Brazos! Our music scene is buzzzzzzzzzzzing this weekend and not just because of The Great Texas Mosquito Festival!  My calendar is expanding each week; I’m discovering lots of new places and artists and meeting so many groovy people along the way! Hope I get to see you out on the town soon!
Don’t you think Corky’s a good candidate for the Mosquito Legs Contest?!
BTW: In my ongoing efforts to keep our local music scene lively, I created a survey and sent it out to many of you. You can also go to my Facebook page: and complete it there. I’ll be discussing results with local bands and venue owners so we can keep our music lovers happy J
One of the wonderful things about blogging and social media is that it gives me a chance to bring music and video to you. On my calendar I embed links to venues and artists. If the artist has an online site that provides music, I post that link so you can hear them. It’s vital to the career of independent artists to take full advantage of the power of social media. A newspaper doesn’t provide us with the interactive experience of the web…I can’t hear a band’s music, watch them perform live or get an inside view (and friends opinions) of venues in a newspaper. But, I can go to any Facebook page and see what fans are saying about venues and bands, view videos, pics and hear the music. I can see who’s ‘checking in’, and what’s going on in the future. The more information a Facebook page (and website) provide, the better. Ever been to an artist or venue site on Facebook that has no music, no description, no pics and no interaction with fans? It doesn’t really generate excitement, does it? If you’re an artist or venue owner, I can set your Facebook page up with applications that play music, videos, send out event invitations, and integrate with 4 square to get the most out of social networking ‘check-in’ apps. I also provide websites, storefronts, all social networking hot spots (twitter, YouTube, etc.). Click here to see the specials I offer for July:
All setups come with a consultation and written guide about using the apps and I’m here if you need me! Sign up for my email newsletter you’ll get nifty updates and info about using social media and the internet for maximum benefit. You can also sign up for blog and newsletter through my fave way: RSS.
The mission for Jen on the Brazos: help the music scene on The Brazos grow and prosper – social media can provide us with the tools we need to get to know each other better…spread the good word about music in our area, and create prosperity for the musicians and venue owners who give us more of the music we love!
This weekend: The GREAT Texas Mosquito Festival is realizing its mission to bring great music to our area (its original intent) by bringing in country singer Pat Green (from Austin). I’ll be at the show filming and snapping shots of Pat, the Pirates and Charlie Lucas and the crowd to share with you later – see you there! Oh – if you see me struggling with my grandkids at the Mosquito Fest…feel free to give me a hand J

Enjoy one of my fave Pat Green tunes:
Songs About Texas
And his popular: Wave on Wave
Popular locals:  Intercoastal Pirates will be performing Saturday at 6:30. Found this little gem on YouTube – damn these guys sound good!
The Charlie Lucas Band will be servin’ up the Whiskey between the Pirates and Pat Green:
Weekly !Live! Music Calendar  Th., July 28 through Sa July 30 
Thursday, July 28
NEW! Th Belle’s Landing, E Columbia,  Renee King  Pop/Country/Blues/Jazz
Th Kicks, Angleton: Double Shot,  Country
Th Pier 30 , Surfside: Karoake Concepts 
Th Scotties Lounge, Freeport:  Best Jukebox in Town
Th The Venue, Freeport: DJ Nite: DJ Roddy  Hip Hop/Tejano/Dance

Friday July 29
Fr Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: David Glenn Country/Pop/Southern Rock
Fr Belle’s Landing, E Columbia:
Fr Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside: 11th Hour  Acoustic, Classic Rock/Country
Fr Cooter Brown’s Country Club, Brazoria  Sour Mash  Honky Tonk Dancehall
Fr Kicks, Angleton: Double Shot Country
Fr Hammerhead Bar, Surfside No info available
Fr Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton: DJ
Fr Pier 30, Surfside: John McVey and the Stumble  TX Blues
Fr: The Philly Station, Angleton: Lonestar Entertainment (Karoake) 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Fr Rumors Nightclub, Freeport: Gary Hobbs   Tejano – 8:00 pm
Fr: Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Best Jukebox in Town
Fr The Venue, Freeport: Hunter McKithan & the Offenders So./Roots Rock, Alt. Country
Saturday, July 30
Sa Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: Chris Brade, Country
Sa Belle’s Landing, E. Columbia
Sa The Clarion,(B’port Coll.) Clute: Greg and Steve: Fun Interactive Show for Kids – 1:30 pm
Sa Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside: Blow Torch Repair  Classic Rock
Sa Hammerhead Bar, Surfside: Brady Brown Country/Classic & Alt Rock
Sa Kicks, Angleton: Double Shot  Country
Sa Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton: DJ
Sa Pier 30, Surfside: The Liars Variety Cover Band
Sa Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Best Jukebox in Town 
Sa  The Venue, Freeport: Sam Silva Band, Reggae-Rock-Folk
 
Sunday, July 31
Su Pier 30, Surfside: Stone Cold  Classic Rock, Blues, Party Music   6:00 pm
The GREAT Texas Mosquito Festival Live Music Schedule!
Th
6:00 pm   THE JOEY MARES BAND
9:00 pm   THE SOURMASH BAND
Fr
7:00 pm   BEYOND DERRINGER
Sa
9:00 pm   CHARLIE LUCAS BAND
11:00 pm PAT GREEN - SEE YOU THERE!

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