Trick or Treat, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Beach Zombies and Lots More!

Creatres of the Night, Witches, Zombies, Mother-in laws and wall street execs! You thought Greece was scary….wait till you experience Halloween along the Brazos with the likes of Britt Bailey…the legend of the little Theater….or the lady in the grey Taffetta dress…..or

A character from Rocky Horror! They’ll be invading downtown Freeport Saturday Night for the First Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show in Brazoria County!

Friday Oct 28th

Fr Angleton Icehouse:
Fr Belle’s Landing, E Columbia:   Matt Mathis 
Fr Cooter Brown’s Country Club, Brazoria:   Waisted Dayze  Country Rock  Costume Contest! 
Fr Kicks, Angleton: Al White   Country 
Fr Hammerhead Bar, Surfside
Fr Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton:
Fr Pier 30, Surfside: The Liars (in costume??) 
Fr Ronnie’s Icehouse, Brazoria:
Fr Rumors Nightclub, Freeport: Grupo Vizion!
Fr: Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Best Jukebox in Town!
Fr Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:
Fr Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport: 2 Smooth  Halloween Costume Contest! Cash Prizes!
Fr VFW Hall, Freeport: Lone Star Entertainment (DJ/Karaoke) + Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct 29
Sa Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: The Emotions  Country
Sa Belle’s Landing,  E. Columbia: The Bo Counts Band (in Costume!!) Country + Costume Contest!
Sa  Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside
Sa The Clarion,(B’port Coll.) Clute  Riders in the Sky! 7:30 (Children’s Matinee 2:30)
Sa Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside: Blow Torch Repair  Classic Rock   + Costume Contest!
Sa Cooter Browns Country Club, Brazoria: Leavin’ Sundown   Country
Sa Hammerhead Bar, Surfside:
Sa Iron Cactus BBQ and Grill: Sargent  Billy Bourbon + Costume Contest!
Sa KC’s on the Creek, Turtle Cove:
Sa  Kicks, Angleton: Al White  Country
Sa Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton:  DJ/Dance + Costume Contest! Cash Prizes
Sa Pier 30, Surfside: Trip to Cascity; 20/20 + Costume Contest! + Cash Prizes!
Sa Rumors Nightclub, Freeport:  DJ T-ito   Dance
Sa Scotties Lounge, Freeport: FIRST TIME IN BRAZORIA COUNTY: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! On Huge Outdoor Movie Screen + Halloween Contest! Cash Prizes!
Sa Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:
Sa Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport: 2 Smooth
Sunday, Oct 30th
Su Belle’s Landing, E Columbia  Karoake with WinStorm + Costume Contest! 5-9 pm
Su Pier 30, Surfside: Stone Cold  Classic Rock, Blues, Party Music  3:00 –
Su Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside: Could be anyone who shows up and wants to jam!
Su Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton

The Brazoria County Fair & Austins’ TBC House Band Coming to Belles Landing Soon!

We couldn’t have better weather for the Brazoria County Fair this weekend – great news for all, especially for the BBQ Cook-Off!
I’ll be on the fairgrounds Saturday to feed on some Zydeco with Keith Frank, the Zydeco Boss. Can’t wait – I remember my Cajun grandmothers’ eyes lighting up when she’d talk about women dancing to Cajun music; she said she’d seen several get out of their wheelchairs to dance!
Speaking of the magic of music…I want to introduce you to the TBC House Band from Austin. A magical mix of multi-talented musicians – they’ll amuse and amaze you: Fresh, Original and Upbeat…they’re a good time waiting to be had!
I saw them a few months ago at KC’s on the Creek in Turtle Cover for Andrew Farmer’s birthday and felt like one of my grandmother’s friends: healed by music! What a night!
Do these guys look like fun? Hell yeah! and They ARE! Wouldn’t you know, their talented roots are here in Brazoria County (more on that later)! TBC is coming to Belles Landing, Sat. Nov 5th. It’s gonna be a hell of a party (the entire world is welcome)! I’ll be sending out event notifications over Facebook soon. We’re going to make it a night to remember: like this one was:
Jen’s Weekly !LIVE! Music Calendar Th – Su, Oct 20 – 23,  2011

Thursday Oct 20th
Th Kicks, Angleton: Junior Gordon   Country

Friday Oct 21st

Fr Angleton Icehouse:
Fr Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: Closed Oct 14-22 for Brazoria County Fair
Fr Belle’s Landing, E Columbia:   2 Smooth
Fr Cooter Brown’s Country Club, Brazoria:   
Fr Kicks, Angleton: Junior Gordon   Country 
Fr Hammerhead Bar, Surfside
Fr Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton:
Fr Pier 30, Surfside: 
Fr Ronnie’s Icehouse, Brazoria:
Fr Rumors Nightclub, Freeport:
Fr: Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Best Jukebox in Town!
Fr Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:
Fr Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport:
Saturday, Oct 22
Sa Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: Closed for Fair
Sa Belle’s Landing,  E. Columbia: The Richards Acoustic Duo
Sa  Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside
Sa The Clarion,(B’port Coll.) Clute
Sa Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside: Mike Milligan and the Altar Boys TX Blues & LA Funk
Sa Cooter Browns Country Club, Brazoria: No Info available
Sa Hammerhead Bar, Surfside:
Sa KC’s on the Creek, Turtle Cove:
Sa  Kicks, Angleton: Junior Gordon   Country
Sa Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton:  3G Entertainment  DJ/Dance
Sa Pier 30, Surfside: Broadcast Live
Sa Rumors Nightclub, Freeport: 
Sa Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Best Jukebox in Town!
Sa Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:
Sa Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport: 
Sunday, Oct 22nd
Su Belle’s Landing, E Columbia  Karoake with WinStorm   5-9 pm
Su Pier 30, Surfside: Stone Cold  Classic Rock, Blues, Party Music  3:00 –
Su Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside: Could be anyone who shows up and wants to jam!
Su Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton
Brazoria County Fair !Live! Music Calendar
 Click on the Artists Name to Hear Music
Thursday, Oct. 20
Friday, Oct. 21 Joey Mares Band
Click on Jen’s YouTube Viddy to See and Hear JMB Live!

The BBQ Kick-Off! Awards are Saturday at 6:00 – always a heck of a party before/during and after! Party Texas Style!
Friday, Oct 21
Playing at The Do Good Cookers BBQ Tent
Triple D Cooker Tent
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The Joey Mares Band interview and Guests at The Brazoria County Fair

The Joey Mares Band:
Joey Mares: lead singer, acoustic guitar
Leon Faulkner: lead guitar
Johnathon Peachey: bass
Corey Bridges: b.a. drummer

I met Corey Bridges (drummer for The Joey Mares Band) the way I meet alot of folks these days: on Facebook. In addition to being an amazing drummer that drives The Joey Mares sound, he’s as astute online networker. We built a cyber reltionship that led to an interview with them Last Friday at The Venue in Freeport.

On their first break, The Joey Mares Band sat down with me and confessed that each of them were sick and hadn’t been able to keep anything ‘down’ all day. Surprised the heck out of me, not just because they were relaxed, engaging, and funny/funny/funny but their tempo and showmanship never faltered.

Another very pleasant surprise: Song choices, crowd response, excellent audience engagement, plans to create more original work and if they’re anything like the ones I heard   Friday night, the Joey Mares Band has a nice, long career ahead of them and I’m a fan.

Leon Faulkner, Corey Bridges, Joey Mares, Johnathon Peachy

My m.o. is to interview a band, and disperse live music into the final edit. I enjoy this part of the process immensely but I specially enjoyed it with The Joey Mares Band. Their comraderie is filled with humor and teasing. Their personalities are complementary and their chemistry is very effective onstage and off. Joey’s a diplomatic leader, I could imagine when things get tough, they ride the steady wave of Leon Faulkner’s easy going humor, rely on Corey Bridges perfect sense of timing to keep the band together on stage.

At the end of the interview I added a few clips of audience response. They LOVED The Joey Mares band! During the break, one woman came to Corey and said she’d seen the band on Facebook and drove from Sweeney to check them out and she was very glad she did!

All of The Joey Mares Band’s songs I filmed that night are available on Jen the Music Maven’s YouTube Channel. The video has several snippets in it but you need to check out the full meal deal, too.

The Joey Mares band will be appearing at the Brazoria County Fair along with lots of other talented acts. Say hello to Joey and the boys if you see them at the fair. They are a friendly, unassuming, talented and driven bunch of guys.

Get Ready to Dance and Share Some Laugh With The Joey Mares Band!
You can catch The Joey Mares Band at The Brazoria County Fair, Sat. Oct. 21 at 8:30
The Joey Mares Band Interview with Jen the Music Maven
Jen’s Weekly !Live! Music Calendar, Fri-Sun: Oct 14-Oct 16

Friday Oct 14th

Fr Angleton Icehouse:
Fr Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: Closed Oct 14-22 for Brazoria County Fair
Fr Belle’s Landing, E Columbia:  
Fr Cooter Brown’s Country Club, Brazoria:   
Fr Kicks, Angleton: Steel Country  Country
Fr Hammerhead Bar, Surfside
Fr Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton:
Fr Pier 30, Surfside: Grass Roots Epidemic   Alternative/Reggae
Fr Ronnie’s Icehouse, Brazoria: The Bo Counts Band
Fr Rumors Nightclub, Freeport:
Fr: Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Best Jukebox in Town!
Fr Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:
Fr Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport:
Saturday, Oct 15 th Sa Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: Emotions Country
Sa Belle’s Landing,  E. Columbia: The Mighty Orq
Sa  Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside: Captain Jack and Gary Lee Smith  Country w/Humor on top!
Sa The Clarion,(B’port Coll.) Clute
Sa Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside: Park Avenue  Pop, Rock, Blues, Country
Sa Cooter Browns Country Club, Brazoria: No Info available
Sa Hammerhead Bar, Surfside:
Sa KC’s on the Creek, Turtle Cove:
Sa Kicks, Angleton : Steel Country Country
Sa Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton:  3G Entertainment  DJ/Dance
Sa Pier 30, Surfside: The Mighty Orq  Blues
Sa Rumors Nightclub, Freeport: 
Sa Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Best Jukebox in Town!
Sa Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:
Sa Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport: 
Sunday, Oct 16th
Su Belle’s Landing, E Columbia  Karoake with WinStorm   5-9 pm
Su Pier 30, Surfside: Stone Cold  Classic Rock, Blues, Party Music  3:00 –
Su Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside: Could be anyone who shows up and wants to jam!
Su Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton
Brazoria County Fair !Live! Music Calendar
 Click on the Artists Name to Hear Music

Friday, Oct. 14
Charlie Robinson
Stoney Larue
Saturday, Oct. 15
Zack Walther
Scooter Brown Band
Eli Young Band
Beer Garden Bands:
Friday 10-114
Dog Town Blues
Saturday 10-15
Grupo Vida
Electric Cowboys
Animo
Shelly Lares
Wednesday, Oct 19
DJ Dennie Hernandez
Thursday, Oct. 20
Sourmash Band

Friday, Oct. 21
Joey Mares Band

Saturday, Oct. 22
Keith Frank
The Zydeco Boss

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See YOU on the Brazos Soon!

Midnite Blue Band, Pier 30 Surfside TX and lots of Friends!

Recipe for Fun on the Brazos!
Ingredients:
Rockin’ Blues Band
Beach Venue
Friends
Facebook
Dash of Surprise
Preperation:
Start with Facebook Event Notice
Send to as many friends as possible
Create chatter about event
Select wardrobe carefully (the Jenarazzi might be out)!
Directions:
Stir vigorously – continue stirring until showtime (Texts, FB, Twitter, etc.)
Shake: on the dancefloor…all night!
Add: element of surprise (unexpected visits from hometown friends) 
Serves:
50-300!
See Illustration:

Later that night at Pier 30
Midnite Blue Band Rocks the Pier 30 Crowd

MIDNITE BLUE ROCKS THE PIER 30 CROWD!


As per directions: SHAKE!

The Secret Ingredient: SURPRISE!!
Christie and Gus Gonzales!
George Hawkins and Karen Sherbrook Batchman – the last time I saw Karen was in my living room – about 23 years ago!
Christie is HILARIOUS – she literally cracks me up – we were all so happy to see her!
(Christie Dunaway Gonzales, Jennifer Fields Hawkins, Trisha Day Closs, Pam Barnett Springer, Susan Bullard Rogers front and center).
Christie’s son: John Michael, Keven Burns, Christie Dunaway Gonzales
Trisha Day Closs is ‘hip’ to John Micheal!
Pam Barnett Springer, Richard Rachaunek (another Grand Surprise!!), Jennifer Fields Hawkins, Jack Bracken (Bass player for Midnite Blue), Gary McSweeney (Scorching guitar man for Midnite Blue).
I’d say we’ve got a pretty good recipe for fun around here, wouldn’t you?!
**Time for FUN on the Brazos!
Jen’s Weekly !LIVE! Music Calendar! Friday: Oct 7th Through Sunday Oct. 9th
Friday Oct 7th
Fr Angleton Icehouse: Bo Counts Band   Country
Fr Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: Sour Mash Band Country
Fr Belle’s Landing, E Columbia:  Ian Richardson  Acoustic  8:30 – 11:30
Fr Cooter Brown’s Country Club, Brazoria:   
Fr Kicks, Angleton: Leavin’ Sundown Sundown Country
Fr Hammerhead Bar, Surfside No info available
Fr Iron Cactus BBQ & Grill , Sargent:  Benny Notgrass  Americana
Fr Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton:
Fr Pier 30, Surfside: Electric Sould Soul  Rock, Blues
Fr Rumors Nightclub, Freeport: Hometown Boys  Conjunto
Fr: Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Best Jukebox in Town!
Fr Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:
Fr Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport:
Fr The Venue, Freeport:  Rock
Saturday, Oct 8th Sa Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: Emotions Country
Sa Belle’s Landing,  E. Columbia: Dogtown  Blues, Rock 8:30-12:30
Sa  Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside: Captain Jack and Gary Lee Smith  Country w/Humor on top!
Sa The Clarion,(B’port Coll.) Clute
Sa Cooter Browns Country Club, Brazoria: No Info available
Sa Hammerhead Bar, Surfside: No info available for live music
Sa KC’s on the Creek, Turtle Cove
Sa Kicks, Angleton : Leavin’ Sundown Country
Sa Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton:  3G Entertainment  DJ/Dance
Sa Pier 30, Surfside:
Sa Rumors Nightclub, Freeport:  Grupo Zueldo Norteno
Sa Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Best Jukebox in Town!
Sa Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport: 
Sa  The Venue, Freeport: Rock
Sunday, Oct 9th
Su Belle’s Landing, E Columbia  Karoake with WinStorm   5-9 pm
Su Pier 30, Surfside: Stone Cold  Classic Rock, Blues, Party Music  3:00 –
Su Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside: Could be anyone who shows up and wants to jam!
Su Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton
 
**I asked Richard Rachunek to supply some info about his super groovy watch. His reply:
The name of the company is WeWOOD time pieces. They’re endorsed by ‘American Forests’ and ‘Global Re-leaf’. Their mission is to plant a tree for evey WeWOOD watch sold, and their philosophy seems to be ‘Sexy Sustainablity’: “And as true to its roots as the watch itself, WeWOOD will bring a little piece of mother nature into your otherwise urbanized life, while it brings a little more life back to our planet.’
My watch is made of ‘red wing celtus’, leftover from hardwood flooring scraps; and maple cut-offs from a guitar manufacturer. I got a certificate saying that my tree for my watch purchase was being planted in a town in Italy.
Thanks Richard!! You’re the coolest :-)
 
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Don’t forget to subscribe to Jen’s Weekly !LIVE! Music Calendar via Email, RSS, OUTLOOK, or smart phone calendar! Updates also available on Jen on the Brazos Facebook page and Jen on the Brazos Twitter feed. Check out your favorite performers on Jen the Music Maven’s YouTube channel. I’m all over the place so you can be too!
See YOU on the Brazos Soon!