We at Splice want to let our fan base know about two shows happening this weekend that we highly endorse. One is on Friday at House of Blues Houston and the other is at Tomar and the FCs and Continental Club.
Friday, Jan. 26th – Giant Kitty Album Release Party with Miears and Only Beast at House of Blues.
Roologic Record label is one of Houston more interesting and one of Splice’s favorite record labels in Houston.
Giant Kitty are celebrating the release of their sophomore album Rampage at House of Blues / The Bronze Peacock on 01/26/17. Supporting acts are Miears and Only Beasts, the event is hosted by Nyx Laraye.
Rampage bullet points:
- Rampage: Giant Kitty sophomore album and debut on Roologic Records / Miss Champagne Cassettes
- Produced by Ruben “DJ Baby Roo” Jimenez, a 26 yr Hip-Hop DJ veteran
- Kelly Hogan is the voice of the Number Station skits
- Fat Tony is featured on the album for a tape flip skit
- First two videos from Rampage have had over 66k views
- Record Release Party 01/26/18 at House of Blues Houston
Saturday, January 27th – Tomar and the FCs with Special Guest Sheree Smith
Tomar Williams was born in Las Vegas and moved to Austin, TX in 1986. He got his start singing lead and playing various instruments on the Chitlin Circuit with his family band.
In 2015, Tomar decided to return to his roots in soul music and Tomar and the FCs was born. In October of that year, the band recorded and released their first EP, “Day by Day”. Deborah Sengupta Stith of the Austin Statesman selected it as a top release writing, “Williams shows his own soul chops with searing vocals that drip with blood, sweat and tears”.
In 2016, NPR Music picked Tomar and the FCs out of hundreds of Austin entries to represent the city for their Tiny Desk Concert series. The band’s first full length, “Heart Attack”, was recorded and mixed at Level One Sound with Grammy winning artist Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Grupo Fantasma). Sam Harrell of KUTX.org wrote that the album is, “Pure soul, pure energy…”
The band had a number of festival appearances in 2017, all culminating with an appearance at the Austin City Limits music festival in October.
They are hard at work on their 3rd recording, due out in the fall of 2018.