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Game Night - Irish Session

Wed, August 31 / 730 PM

Join us for game night, play ours or bring your own! Come hungry because we have the best fish and chips in Houston. Come thirsty because we serve beautiful pints. And bring a friend or come alone because it's easy to make a new friend at the Duck. Irish Session starts at 7:30PM.  Hope you will join us!
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Harpeth Rising

Thu, September 1 / 7 PM

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Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. 


Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossibe to categorize. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique.


Their most recent album, SHIFTED, debuted at #1 on the Folk-DJ charts and was released to international acclaim. 


Tim Carroll of Folkwords wrote “Choose words to define this latest album– progressive, creative, innovative, imaginative - they all describe what’s on offer… Alternatively,don’t attempt to categorise their ingenuity with words, take the shortest route, immerse yourself in Harpeth Rising and let the music carry you with its flow.” 


Chris Spector at Midwest Record said “Taking Newgrass to the next dimension, taking back lyric writing as an art form, if you’ve cleaned your ears out recently, this set is going to blow your mind. One of a kind, in a class by itself and simply superlative throughout.”

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Cale Tyson

Thu, September 1 / 930 PM

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"Old school, sad-bastard outlaw country for a new generation of excited country fans." ROLLING STONE
 
“A traditionalist for the future.” THE GUARDIAN 
 
“The twenty-five-year-old from Cleburne, Texas, isn’t the first skinny kid to wear a cowboy hat and a pearl-snap shirt in tribute to the giants of vintage country, but he is one of just a few whose lovesick blues actually sound like they come from the heart.” GARDEN & GUN
 
“The music is fabulous, a kind of traditional country with a 21st century twist…just wonderful”
BOB HARRIS BBC RADIO 2
 
 “A mix of Hank Williams heartache and effortless Gram Parsons coo” Q MAGAZINE
 
"Each song is the work of a craftsman who knows his trade, and Tyson offers a glimpse into the future of country music classics." MIC.COM
 
"His sweet, yet melancholy lyrics feel like they were probably written on a whiskey-stained bar napkin, just the way good country songs should be." WIDE OPEN COUNTRY
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Two Tons of Steel

Fri, September 2 / 7 PM

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Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his original band, “Dead Crickets,” rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of high-energy country meets raw punk.


The San Antonio-based group packed the small bars and local hangouts and quickly became the Alamo City’s most-loved band, earning them a spot on the cover of Billboard Magazine in 1996. It was the beginning of a twenty year journey for Geil and the 4-piece ensemble.


Two Tons of Steel’s  reach extends beyond their live gigs. In 2003, the band was filmed during a “Two Ton Tuesday” gig for the IMAX film, "Texas: The Big Picture," which can be seen daily at the IMAX Theatre in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin and has been seen as far away as Japan.

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Statesboro Revue

Fri, September 2 / 930 PM

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If we’re honest, the true weight of any band or artist is chiefly determined by how they translate to us in a live performance setting. Can they breach that intangible border between the stage and the gathered onlookers? 


Can they slip in like a steady rising state of inebriation, stealing our attention, controlling our emotions and ultimately drawing us into their world? Does their energy continue to vibrate within us well after the last chords have been played and our daily life comes to reclaim us? 


These are probably some of the questions one writer from Rolling Stone Magazine had running through his head before he proclaimed The Statesboro Revue as one of the highlights of the 2009 South by Southwest Conference and Festival. The Statesboro Revue goes back to 2008, but the evolving vision of front man and primary songwriter Stewart Mann goes back much further. It’s a journey down many roads from Texas to Tennessee to California and back, all in a search for that perfect, unspoiled place for his music to grow roots. 


Year after year in city after city, it became clear that those roots had taken hold on stage and from there grew into a groove oriented, old school rock and roll band, the likes of which have not been seen in quite some time.

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Joe Ely

Sat, September 3 / 7 PM930 PM

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“With an expressive voice and a way with words, Ely stands among the finest musical storytellers.  You’ll be glad you embarked on musical travels with this rambler!” — Paul Freeman / Pop Culture Classics


“This Lubbock luminary ranks among the greatest songwriters of his generation.” — Julie Wenger Watson / No Depression


“Ely’s at his best when he’s playing the defining sounds of his home in the vast upper square.  Panhandle Rambler will thrill Ely’s faithful, and damn, it ought to gain him plenty of of new converts.” — Tom Clarke / Elmore Magazine