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Going to Houston TX in September

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by TaySte_2000, Jul 22, 2003.


  1. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Hey everybody got my holiday coming up in septmember. I've decided to take my girlfriend over to see my dad in houston well he actually lives in Richmond.

    I was just wondering if anybody had any recomendations for good music venues and clubs, bass shops and malls.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. mjw

    mjw

    Jun 12, 2001
    Spring, TX USA
    Yeah man. Been here for 22 years. What kind of music do you like?
     
  3. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Houston has some places but if you really want a musical experience head over to Austin and spend a night on and around 6th street. Unbelievable music scene over there.

    brad cook
     
  4. mjw

    mjw

    Jun 12, 2001
    Spring, TX USA
    And you ever end up in Chicago (my stamping grounds) and care for R&B, I can definately hook you up! :)
     
  5. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    For a bass shop, check out Rockin' Robin on Shepherd. For a mall, go to the The Galleria. For live music - guess it depends on what your tastes are...

    :)
     
  6. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    go try some leftys for me at southpaw guitars...
     
  7. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I've been meaning to go by Southpaw for a long time now. Not that I'm a lefty, but I bought one of my first basses there (a righty Ric 4001) back in the early 80's. Wasn't much to the place back then - just a neighborhood shop not too far from my grandparents' house. I'm assuming they've grown a bit since then...

    :)
     
  8. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Quite fancy some jazz or motown stuff anything a little but different would be good.

    Any one know any good zoo's or places for a good day out need to treat my girlfriend.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    You'll find the Houston zoo is located near what they call "the museum district." The name says it all, and you can't go wrong. Museum of natural history features touring and permanent displays, planetarium, IMAX, and a pyramid-shaped butterfly habitat that is guaranteed to win you big points with the girlfriend. Add to that a bevy of art museums, holocaust museum and other theme museums I can't remember. Not far (in Houston terms) is the Rice Village area, with good shopping and restaurants, including some good ethnic eats.

    There... I'll let someone else cover the music part. I'm not as 'up' on the music scene as I should be.
     
  10. stroy05

    stroy05 Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Basses, Noble Amps, Aguilar Amps, JHAudio Inears
    If you are into jazz and want to take your woman to a really nice restuarant...

    SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE is your place. It is located
    in the heart of downtown.
    http://www.sambucajazzcafe.com/

    If you are in houston on a wednesday, you can take a private lesson from a friend of mine MARK WHITE of the SPIN DOCTORS @ ROCKIN ROBIN, the music store mentioned above.
     
  11. Houston has a pretty bad music scene actually :p If you're into the heavier style music and don't mind trekking into a bad area, check out The Engine Room or Fitzgeralds. Sometimes Fitz has some non-rock bands...but I don't go there often enough to know. If you're around the spring area, Java Jazz Coffee House is a nice little venue.


    But I do know most music venuws in Houston (engine room, fitzgerlads, numbers) are in pretty scary places in Houston. :rolleyes: :D