The Energy and Weird Party are the musical guests. Community representative and audience of one is photographer, musician and perpetual music fan Mark Brubaker.The hour-long show features sets by the band recorded in SugarHill's historic Studio A and interviews with record producer Dan Workman and Host Gina Miller.One of Houston’s hottest hardcore punk bands, the Energy describe themselves as “weird fuckers playing noisy punk rock music with lyrics about violence and animals doing human activities.” The band are no strangers to the hardcore scene; their members have previously been involved in No Talk, Black Congress, and the Born Liars (to name but a few), and bassist Chris Ryan has recorded countless other acts at Dead City Sound.After a string of demos and singles, the band released their first LP earlier this year. Unceremoniously titled The Energy’s First Record, the album has already sold out for independent label Team Science. With reviewers praising the release as “legitimately boundary-pushing” the Energy are poised to light up the city.Weird Party are up-and-comers in the Houston music scene. Formed in December 2009, the band is planning to release two twelve-inch EPs in the coming year. Weird Party’s sound has been christened “spit rock,” but the band themselves prefer “throw-up rock.” Confused? Just imagine your half-witted brother got his fingers stuck in the fretboard of your broken, $25 guitar. ; But with the addition of numerous scuzz distortion devices and a certain joi-de-vivre, they manage to sound like the best unrecorded band from your favorite musical era. To (mis)quote Screamin Jay Hawkins, “Weird Party doesn’t care if you want them; they’re YOURS RIGHT NOW!”
Live studios sessions featuring emerging recording artists and established stars recorded live at "The Abbey Road of the South", historic SugarHill Studios in Houston, TX. SugarHill Recording Studios is a 72 year old facility that has played home to sessions by Archie Bell and The Drells, The Big Bopper, Willie Nelson, The Rolling Stones, Todd Rundgren, Freddy Fender, Beyonce, ZZ Top, Destiny's Child... the list goes on.