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Open Mic

Mon, July 23 / 630 PM

No cover charge.


This little gem might be a bit easily overlooked in Houston’s typical bar scene, but that’s because it’s an entirely different kind of place. McGonigel’s Mucky Ducky is an Irish pub that features a very popular open mic night every Monday at 7 p.m. (sign up by 6:30 p.m.) You’ll hear plenty of folk, country and acoustic renditions by performers that spent their afternoon in classes at Rice or a long day at the office. Not only does the pub feature an impressive array of live music almost every night, but the Mucky Duck has been listed by Billboard Magazine as one of the 20 best acoustic venues in the country. - CBS HOUSTON


The Duck stage is open for you to present your original compositions or a favorite song made famous by someone else. 


Comedians, poets, jugglers and mimes also welcome.


Don't be shy. Come on out ~ It's your turn to be a Mucky Duck Open Mic Star.


Each performer has 3 songs or 15 minutes for their performance. 

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The Belle Sounds

Tue, July 24 / 730 PM

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California natives turned Austin mainstays The Belle Sounds have made a name for themselves as seductive folk pop aficionados, creating lush soundscapes intertwined with effervescent harmonies and beautiful lyricism. 


Their sound at different times will evoke Fleetwood Mac, Neko Case, Aimee Mann, The Shins or Jenny Lewis, and yet they stand out in their own unique sonic space with their effortless melodies, floating guitars and reflective storytelling. 


Throughout the five years they have called themselves The Belle Sounds, the band has undergone different iterations with various musicians sitting in, recording and performing, but the core of The Belle Sounds has always been frontwoman Noëlle Hampton and her husband, musical counterpart and electric guitarist André Moran.


It’s tempting to draw parallels between Belle Sounds and Fleetwood Mac, given the triple-threat interplay between band leader Noelle Hampton, masterfully atmospheric guitarist Andre Moran and keyboardist-vocalist Emily Shirley. They play sophisticated pop originals and have a great rapport with the audience." - Peter Blackstock  - Austin360 


"Helmed by superb songstress Noëlle Hampton, The Belle Sounds navigate the difficult divide  between seductive folk pop and the sterling accessibility that successfully prevents them from ever becoming too self-absorbed." - Lee Zimmerman/No Depression

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Lizzie Pannell Fletcher for Congress

Wed, July 25 / 5 PM

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Meet and Greet!


No place is more welcoming, diverse, innovative, hard-working, or generous than Houston.


We need someone in Congress who represents that Houston: a city that opens its doors to newcomers from around the world, prides itself on scientific discovery, serves as a hub for innovation, works together, and takes care of its neighbors.


I know that Houston. For more than a decade, Houstonians from all walks of life have trusted me to represent them and to be their voice in difficult times. For as long as I can remember, I have been an advocate, fighting for people and policies I believe in. I am ready to take that experience, skill, and passion to Washington, D.C. to fight for all the people in our district and for all Americans who share these Houston values.

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Game Night - Irish Session

Wed, July 25 / 730 PM

Board games are hot right now — whether it’s the new Euro-style games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, 7 Wonders or Power Grid, or you’re kickin’ it old school with traditional games like the Trumpesque, land-grabbing Monopoly. For a great midweek diversion, head on over to the Mucky Duck for a pint and a little tabletop competition; they’ve been at it for almost 25 years. We checked in with Stevie Hazlewood, day manager for McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, and she says the club stocks a nice selection of titles for the Wednesday night Game Night and Irish Session. 


“It runs the gamut from Connect Four, to Scrabble, Yahtzee, Risk, three different versions of Monopoly, Scattergories, Cards Against Humanity,” says Hazlewood. Play one of those games or bring your own, and scarf down pub snacks like fish and chips, Welsh rarebit and the club’s famous shepherd’s pie. 


Best of all, there’s no cover. 7:30 p.m. 


- Susie Tommaney - Houston Press

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Bob Schneider

Thu, July 26 / 7 PM930 PM

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Bob Schneider’s fellow Texans as well as his rabid U.S. fanbase will testify to his abilities, as he has become the most awarded singer songwriter in Austin’s history, winning over thirty Austin Music Awards. 


His scruffy good looks and strong, husky voice provide a good complement to his semi-confessional songwriting. The real beauty of Schneider’s artistic career is about the freedom to constantly write, record and stockpile songs. 


While he’s already released hundreds of songs with his bands, Schneider estimates there were at least a thousand songs that didn’t fit his band’s concepts.

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Kim Richey

Fri, July 27 / 7 PM

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[Kim Richey] would rule the charts in a land where Marshall Crenshaw was king, Aimee Mann queen, and the The Beatles never put out another record after Revolver.” Steve Horowitz, popmatters.com

“Richey entices you with sad and unembellished music that reveals an original spirit - and then she ensnares you for keeps by making you consider all the noiseless sensations that no songs can ever contain.” Timothy White, Billboard Magazine

Those artists who find themselves stuck in the deepest of ruts two decades into their careers could learn a thing or two from veteran singer-songwriter Kim Richey. She’s never been afraid to go where the inspiration is.

Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there’s her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, they’d be streaming in rainbow colours from your iPod.

Early on, the Zanesville, Ohio native thrived on the progressive side of mainstream country, her albums (1995’s Kim Richey, 1997’s Bittersweet and 1999’s Glimmer, all on Mercury) showcasing twang-pop sensibilities, a rich, rounded vocal tone and effortlessly sophisticated songwriting that other discerning performers - Radney Foster, Trisha Yearwood and Pam Tillis to name a few - coveted for their own recordings.

In the years since, Kim has made her subtly psychedelic album Rise (Lost Highway) in Los Angeles with producer Bill Bottrell, flown to London to enlist the help of Giles Martin and emerging with the crisply orchestrated Chinese Boxes (Vanguard) and turned to her East Nashville-based bandleader and frequent co-writer Neilson Hubbard to conjure the earthy indie-pop feel of Wreck Your Wheels (Lojinx/Thirty Tigers) and to complete her latest masterpiece of smart, sensual understatement Thorn In My Heart (Lojinx/Yep Roc).

The array of top-tier guests on the album include Jason Isbell, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Will Kimbrough and Yearwood, who was, for the first time, returning the harmony-singing favor. And the dozen songs themselves show that Richey’s still dreaming up fetching melodies that arc and bend in unexpected ways, and still discovering fresh angles from which to articulate matters of the heart.

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Kevin Galloway

Fri, July 27 / 930 PM

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"The Change" is the debut solo album from singer/songwriter and longtime Uncle Lucius frontman Kevin Galloway.  "It's a love letter, and a promise to my newly formed family", says Galloway.  "My wife and I have two children under the age of 3 now.  After touring almost incessantly with a band for over a decade, I've decided to take a different approach.  This album is a sincere reflection of my mindset while reorganizing priorities." 


As for the sound, Galloway and producer Vorpahl call it "Gulf Coast Country Soul".  Of the band, Kevin comments, "We put together some great players and they really found something special. It's organic and undeniably in the pocket."


"The Change" will be released August 3rd on Nine Mile Records and supported with limited full band dates in late Summer and early Fall of 2018.

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Joe Ely

Sat, July 28 / 7 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

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Mary Sarah

Sat, July 28 / 930 PM

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With more than 10 years of performing, you could say this young woman has been given a “coat of many colors”. The fabric of her life brings forth a vast array of opportunity and experience. Mary Sarah was raised in the Texas Opry circuit where she first began defining and honoring her traditional country roots. She then went on to land a major touring role with Kidz Bop at the age of 12. Combining her touring experience with her love of traditional country music gave way to a once-in-a-lifetime album – duets featuring Country Music Legend’s like Dolly Pardon, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, and much more – all before the age of 18.


In 2016, America embraced her on the #1 rated TV show in the country, The Voice. Her blind audition garnered her a 4-chair turn singing country’s iconic “Where The Boys Are” by Connie Francis – a tune that continues to garner standing ovations and whispers of the greatness of her mentors; Patsy Cline, Dolly Pardon and the likes of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. She quickly advanced onto Team Blake.


Her undeniable talent and infectious spirit have since kept her in the spotlight. Since finishing 5th on of The Voice (Season 10) & serving as The Kohl’s Greenroom Host (Season 11), the Texas ingenue’s opportunities have only expanded coming off the show to include her Grand Ole Opry debut, Ryman stage appearances and continuing to tour across the United States to this day. She has recently been cast as a lead in the play “Road to Nashville” which features the hits of country music. She is set to debut September 2017.


Mary Sarah exudes patriotism. She continues to bring that love and respect to her National Anthem appearances across the country by opening her shows with God Bless America. In her own words, “It is the least I can do for the men and women of this country who put their lives on the line for our freedom. Using the platform I have been given to let them know I support their efforts to keep my dream, and the dreams of millions of American’s alive is an honor.”


“Timing is everything and you cannot rush creativity”, finds Mary Sarah on the cusp of releasing a new single she wrote after experiencing the fallout of a failed relationship. “I do hope it helps others who find it hard to see the positive in a breakup,” she reveals, “The beauty of the poetic words is that finding yourself through a broken relationship is a very empowering thing to do”. Her genuine disposition lends to a true honesty and a vulnerable transparency that belies her age as a songwriter. Her feet grounded in the traditional sound that she holds so dear. The new tune embraces her old soul that comes with honoring her roots, naming her a “Modern Traditionalist”.