Houston’s Favorite Independent Music Fest Adds Art to the Madness
One Block, four stages, 30+ Bands
Style Magazine Newswire | 5/2/2016, 4:02 p.m.
Madness on Main presented by 8th Wonder, returns for its 3rd year on the popular 3700 block of Main on May 7th, 2016. For less than a dollar a band, music fans can jump between The Continental Club, Big Top Charlie’s, Pachinko Hut and the newly added Mid-Main Art Garden to catch the most talented musicians in the city. This year, Mid Main Houston opened their art garden all to allow visual artists Anat Ronen, Bao Pham, Lee Carrier and Black Cassidy to create murals highlighting current independent musicians working hard in the city.
Everyone in the local music community plays an integral part to bring this “Franken-fest” together in true DIY form. The festival would not be possible without the hard work of each performer, and the local music/art community (music writers/bloggers, photographers, promoters, record labels & management, print vendors, venues and visual artists). Local business partners 8th Wonder Brewery, Frank’s Pizza, Deep Eddy Vodka, Lynchpin Audio and All Seeing Eyes Video Production provided support allowing the festival to cover production and experience improvements.
Headliners Quintron and Miss Pussycat from New Orleans, will be rockin’ their genre-defying, psychedelic soul gumbo; combining traditional New Orleans party music with the grit and drive of a tough, distorted Hammond B-3, and a cache of self-made electronic instruments. Quintron and Miss Pussycat will be complimented by over two dozen of Houston’s most up-and-coming, hardworking acts. Included in this year’s line-up: Houston super group, Los Skarnales, Another Run, Say Girl Say, Trippy Cholo, The Houston Craze, Kelly Doyle Trio, Keeton Coffman, Sphynx, Dollie Barnes, Sand Dunes, Dead to the World, Doeman, AF the Naysayer, Linus Pauling Quartet, The Skatatrophics, Knights of the Fire Kingdom, Us., Soul of Sherif, Daed, Color Gravity, Glass the Sky, A Sundae Drive, Camera Cult, Since Always, Vodi, Broken Spokes, Tony Badd, DJ IV, DJ FX Box and DJ Joey Flaco. Visual art to include "The Tripatorium" sonic art installation by Matt Fries, Houston Commemorative Music Mural and projection visuals by FLCON FCKER
Meet the Bands Media Mixer (Pre-fest)
Thursday, May 5th 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Hosted at 8th Wonder Brewery, 2202 Dallas
Saturday, May 7. 4 P.M. - 2 A.M.
3700 Block of Main St. Houston TX. Continental Club,
Tickets: bit.ly/MadnessTix $15 cash via band, $20 presale online, $25 day-of. 21+
Facebook event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/469432233246637/
About Madness on Main and YES Indeed! Festivals:
Why the heck is an elementary music teacher organizing some of the best music festivals of its kind in Houston? “The number one reason is because I love the Houston music scene. The bands that have played our festivals are often some of our favorites and should be taken to the next level” says Madness on Main! co-founder Jason Smith.
Jason Smith along with his former bandmate, Phil Peterson are the founders the Madness on Main (May) and Yes, Indeed! (Sept) festivals, known as the “bookends of the Houston festival season”. “We have assembled an amazing ‘behind the scenes’ team. The folks on our team want to make a career in music and I like knowing I am helping them achieve their goals. For Houston to grow as a music town we need to build a bridge that helps connect Houston musicians with Houston businesses” – Jason Smith.