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Houston Live

Mon, December 9 / 530 PM

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Open Mic

Mon, December 9 / 630 PM

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 Duck is an Irish pub that features a very popular open mic night every Monday at 6:30 p.m. (sign up by 6 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

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Noise for Toys

Tue, December 10 / 7 PM

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Fundraiser for the US Marine Corp' Toys for Tots Program

Admission is an unwrapped toy for a child between the ages of 1 and 12.

Music begins at 6pm Featuring performances by: 

Fundraiser for the US Marine Corp' Toys for Tots Program

Admission is an unwrapped toy for a child between the ages of 1 and 12.

Music begins at 6pm Featuring performances by: 

Emceed by Jeff Joe 

Port Arthur's Jeff Joe is one of Houston's hardest working comedians. In addition to hosting a multitude of shows around the city of Houston, Jeff has opened for many nationally known comics such as Pauly Shore, Tony Roberts and Shane Mauss just to name a few.

Jack Saunders

This recording does indeed "jangle" from the progressive C&W, "Mustache on the Mona Lisa" to the Cajun "Acadian Angel"…Every song is carefully conceived and brilliantly executed with a clean but simple and direct production that delivers the lyrics to the listener's mind. "Raindrops" is one of those tunes best heard with your eyes closed, so that you feel every note. This one is worth several listens just to crack the surface and worth a few more spins to get in deep.  - James Killen

Kimberly M'Carver 

Kimberly M'Carver's seemingly Guy Clark-influenced Country-Folk songs radiate romantic Southern nighttime air that's good for breathing in with each chord change. Her songs transcend pure prairie soul, with the warmest tones to comfort your ears since your first experience with a Phil Spector-produced hit. M'Carver's ethereal coos and pastoral croons are so hypnotizing that you'll fantasize about her singing with other people. One listen to a love song by M'Carver and you'll find yourself thinking things like, "What would it sound like if she sang close harmony with Emmylou Harris?" or, "Damn, I'd love to hear her sing one with Dolly and Dwight."  - Rhapsody

Sarah Grace

Sarah Grace is a 16-year-old Indie/Roots singer and musical powerhouse from Houston, Texas. She was as a semi-finalist from Season 15 of The Voice. Sarah Grace's powerful performance of "Amazing Grace" on The Voice can be described as her signature moment, establishing her as a legitimate artist.

The recording immediately shot to #3 on the overall iTunes charts, gained 1 million YouTube views, and lived on the Gospel/Christian charts of iTunes for several weeks thereafter. Universal Republic Records released her first four recordings via Apple Music exclusively; however, they are now also available on Spotify.

Market Junction  

Market Junction is a raw and earthy Texas based Folk/Country band. With a sound that is a bit off the beaten path, they look to bring a fresh feel to the red dirt scene. Soaring harmonies, a multi-instrumentalist and well crafted tunes brand this group's style. 

Lights On Main Street 

The next generation of musicians, Lights on Main Street is a saxophone quartet and drum set jazz ensemble made up of band students from Magnolia West High School. Expect jazz versions of Christmas favorites.

Nick (Buenos) Diaz 

”Guitarist Nick Diaz is a musical chameleon who negotiates his cinematic shifts and twists with passion and purpose…" -Michael Molenda, Guitar Player Magazine

"It's rare to find young blues guitar demigods who are embodying the spirit of the music…" -Robert Fontenot, Offbeat Magazine

Ken Gaines & Wayne Wilkerson

Houston area singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer, and teacher Ken Gaines has the goal of writing great songs in just about every genre and style you can come up with. "For all the great songs that have been written I belong to a wonderful tribe who believe there are a least as many great ones still to be written." His voice has the range to cover all styles and his supple guitar work lays down arrangements instead of just chords.  His lyrics are both powerful and poetic and highlight the skills of a story teller and observer of life.

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Game Night - Irish Session

Wed, December 11 / 730 PM

What is it about Wednesday?

Wednesday is Game Night at the Duck.   What is Game Night, you may ask? 

It's an informal night of fun, no reservations, no cover charge, just come on by.

We put out our collection of board games like Checkers, Backgammon, Monopoly, Risk, Jeopardy, Operation, Clue, Trivial Pursuit etc, (or you are welcome to bring your favorite) and folks bring their families and friends to have a bite and play games. 

In keeping with the spirit of Game Night, you can roll the dice and try your luck.  Roll any combination that equals four, or  two fours, and your entree will be on the house.  

Wednesday is also Irish Session Night at the Duck which usually starts around 7:30pm

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Nollaig a Celtic Christmas with The Here and Now

Thu, December 12 / 7 PM

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Join The Here & Now and The Nollaig Irish Dancers for a holiday celebration at McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Experience an evening filled with Christmas song, music and dance with a Celtic twist.

Join us tonight for an Irish concert and special Irish Christmas dinner. 

Smoked Salmon on Irish soda bread with Irish butter and chives

Irish Potato Soup 

Roasted Chicken Breast

Crispy roast potatoes, brussel sprouts with Irish bacon bits carrot and parsnip mash, fruit and whiskey cranberry relish

Irish Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce

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Radney Foster

Fri, December 13 / 7 PM930 PM

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As a young musician straight out of Texas, Radney Foster spent the lengthy drives in between tour stops reading the likes of John Steinbeck, Larry McMurtry, and Harper Lee. 

Over 30 years of artist cuts later, there is no question that he himself is an established storyteller. Whether it’s navigating the ever-changing music industry or battling a sudden, terrifying illness – Foster definitely has a story to tell.

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James McMurtry

Sat, December 14 / 7 PM930 PM

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“McMurtry might be the best topical writer performing right now and (Just Us Kids) finds him at his finest.” —Patterson Hood, Drive-By Truckers

"America's fiercest songwriter" - CNN

“James McMurtry writes songs filled with characters so real that you're sure they're going to climb out of the speakers and look you in the eyes.” —VOICE OF AMERICA

“The songwriting conscience of America,” —FOLK WAX

“As the years pile on, James McMurtry sings with ever more authority and deserved cynical grace...With each album, (he) finds more to say and a stubborn, uncompromising way to say it.” —iTUNES