For those about to rock, we salute you.
More than 20 Houston acts will take to Wi-Fi to perform over the course of a week starting Monday, August 24 for Houston Benefit Week. The live stream festival curated by Houston-based, national music publication Closed Captioned and beloved local independent venue, Wonky Power, will raise money for hurting local music venues.
The live stream concerts will take place from a variety of locations via live stream concert platform, Noon Chorus that has showcased revered artists such as Angel Olsen, Waxahatchee, Yo La Tengo, Surfer Blood, and upcoming shows by Bright Eyes and Dawes.
Artists on the lineup include a who’s-who of the Houston music scene, including The Suffers’ lead singer Kam Franklin, fast-rising rapper Fat Tony, atmospheric Galveston alt-rockers El Lago, the hip-hop meets hardcore punk of Blackie, noise rocers Narrow Head, uber-producer John Allen Stephens, ’90s alt-rock throwback act Good Girl, talented synth artist Tee Vee, country crooners Hayes Carll and Luba Dvorak, and many more.
The concert series came about via David Garrick, founder of Closed Captioned, who sought to give back to the Houston music community in a time of need. Joining forces with Wonky Power owner, Mario Rodriguez, who had helped organize the first rooftop concert after the pandemic started at Axelrad Beer Garden back in May. Garrick then reached out to local acts to organize a week-long schedule of live performance. Some will take place at Wonky Power, some will take