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FOGHAT – WINE TASTING/VINYL LISTENING PARTY – FRIDAY, 10/21 @ 5PM-7PM

Foghat’s live performances show why the band is still around today and why they will be able to keep on rockin’ as long as they want. This band truly is timeless. Constant touring is part of their DNA and the band just loves to play. Their live show is as intense as ever with the incredible energy and musicianship that one would expect and hope for from a seasoned band with such a long musical history and they are bringing their fans along for the ride. 2016 finds them ready to release a great new album called “Under the Influence” which they’ve had a terrific time recording along with some special guests and old friends.

Foghat fans are everywhere and these days their audience consists of all ages. From the young kids who play Guitar Hero III and know all of the lyrics to ‘Slow Ride’, to the Dazed & Confused generation of 30-40 somethings and the ‘boomers’ who bought Foghat’s first vinyl or 8 track! Looking out at the audience and seeing all of the generations rockin’ to Foghat is very gratifying to the band. According to lead singer Charlie Huhn, “the band just wants to make sure that after every show, they are all convinced that they just got rocked, from the second we start the first song to the end of the show”.

Formed in 1971 when Lonesome Dave Peverett and Roger Earl left the British blues-rock band, Savoy Brown, Foghat has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one Double-Platinum record. And they continue to release new music every few years. They have never stopped touring and recording although there have been several ups and downs and changes over the years. They sadly lost Lonesome Dave Peverett in 2000 and Rod Price in 2005, but Roger Earl kept banging & kicking to keep Foghat’s musical legacy going.

According to a recent review “The ’70s called…but there is no way in hell we are giving Foghat back to them. The iconic band from the past is rocking just as hard as they did decades ago, if not more! Foghat’s thunderous blend of blues, boogie and butt-kickin’ rock ‘n’ roll are shaking walls and fans everywhere. There is so much talent in this band it is ridiculous. Lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Charlie Huhn played with Ted Nugent, Gary Moore & Humble Pie, and lead/slide guitarist Bryan Bassett played with Wild Cherry and Molly Hatchet. Bass player Craig Macgregor has been with the band since the ’70s and on drums was the man we have to thank for keeping Foghat going…founding member Roger Earl, who dazzled everyone with his wicked drum solo.”

If Foghat had only given us ‘Slow Ride’, the band’s place in rock history would be secure. But the band is so much more than that. As stated by Roger Earl, “we are still a ‘work in progress’, writing and recording, and plan to be until the day we depart this earth”!

Keep on Rockin’!

– LISTENING PARTY! – CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN – THURSDAY, 5/26 @ 5PM – 7PM

– LISTENING PARTY – STURGILL SIMPSON – A SAILOR’S GUIDE TO EARTH – SATURDAY, 4/9 @ 1:00PM

Come in to Cactus and listen to the new Sturgill Simpson album, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, before it’s released on Friday, 4/15.

Pre-order the CD or LP during the party and receive a cool tote bag. While supplies last.

Register to win one of many prizes: Autographed Test Press LP, a Poster, a T-shirt and more!

And of course, beverages provided by the St. Arnold Brewing Co.

– LISTENING PARTY – THE 1975 – I LIKE IT WHEN YOU SLEEP – FRIDAY, 2/19 @ 5:00PM

Pre-Buy The 1975’s latest on CD or LP ” I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It”, and receive a limited edition pink cassette single and poster while they last. One cassette/poster per person.

FLYING LOTUS “YOU’RE DEAD” LISTENING PARTY! – TUESDAY, 10/7 @ 5:30PM

You’re Dead! is a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another. The enduring universe of Lotus supporting cast has expanded and evolved to feature in order of appearance, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa, alongside mindblowing original artwork by Japanese comic book artist Shintaro Kago. The album isnt about the end, it s really the beginning. Its a celebration of the next experience. Its the transition and the confusion. Its not hey you’re dead. Its hey you’re dead! You’re Dead! is released on 7th October 2014 on Warp Records.

DEF PERCEPTION – SATURDAY, 9/27 @ 3PM

TWEEDY “SUKIERAE” LISTENING PARTY! – TUESDAY, 9/23 @ 5:30PM

Sukierae features 20 new songs penned by Jeff, performed by Tweedy father and son along with a host of musical guests. “When I set out to make this record, I imagined it being a solo thing, but not in the sense of one guy strumming an acoustic guitar and singing, ” Jeff said. “Solo to me meant that I would do everything write the songs, play all the instruments and sing. But Spencer’s been with me from the very beginning demo sessions, playing drums and helping the songs take shape. In that sense, the record is kind of like a solo album performed by a duo. “

CASSETTE STORE DAY – SATURDAY, 9/27 (ALL DAY)

The cassette is back by somewhat popular demand and we’ve got fun stuff on deck to celebrate the format’s continued resurgence. Sure, the cassette tape was sure to warp and melt in your car while losing sound quality with every play, but you know that you love it.

Cassette Store Day at Cactus Music

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH

INSTORE PERFORMANCES

– Freddie “Steady” Krc – 1PM

– Def Perception – 3PM

SAVE MONEY ON NEW MUSIC

Present any old cassette tape and receive $2 off any regularly priced LP or CD priced $9 and up.

SAVE MORE MONEY

Pick up a Back To Old School coupon sheet on CSD that includes 10 coupons good for the next month. 1 per person.

SELL YOUR CASSETTES

Present any pre-loved, factory prerecorded (no old mix tapes please) cassette tape and, if we make you an offer, tell us “I heart Cassettes” we’ll pay you 50% more than the original offer.

DEF PERCEPTION CASSETTE RELEASE

Local Houston Hip Hop act and Houston Press Music award nominee, Def Perception will be making a short run of their recent self titled CD available on Cassette for this special occasion. Their last in-store performance was a monster so we wanted to present an opportunity for you to catch them if you missed them a few weeks ago.

WIN $100

In honor of the cassette, we are presenting a poetry contest. Create a Haiku about the cassette tape and you might win a Cactus gift card loaded with $100 in credit. You’ll not only walk away with a buncha cool loot, but you’ll be the star of the Cactus weekly email and we’ll post your winning poem in our store. The winner will be picked by the Cactus staff and announced on Friday 10/3. Submissions are due by 9PM on Saturday 9/27.

C’mon, you should enter. It’s easy and fun.

LOTSA COOL CSD RELEASES

Many exclusive releases from and of course, Burger Records.

STUART MURDOCH “GOD HELP THE GIRL” LISTENING PARTY – TUESDAY, 9/2 @ 6PM

Come hear the soundtrack to the new movie God Help The Girl a new musical feature film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian. Enter to win tickets to see the movie 9/12 at Alamo Drafthouse Houston.

Stuart aspired to tell the story of “a better summer, or at least a summer when something happened. It happened to a boy and a girl and a girl in a city roughly the same size and population of Glasgow. Perhaps the canals were a bit grimier, the high-rise buildings taller, the streets emptier when you needed them to be, and the beat clubs busier than the ones around here. But on the whole the city was this one.”

JOHNNY WINTER – LISTENING PARTY “STEP BACK” – TUESDAY, 9/2 @ 5PM

Johnny may be gone, but he left us some remarkable music including a completed new album that was readied for release just as he passed. Step Back features may of JW’s friends and fellow guitar players. Cactus will have the new CD on sale for only $9 for a short time as well as a limited edition (1,000 pieces), Indie-store only edition on white vinyl. Fans can hear the new album at a listening party in the record ranch on Tuesday, September 2nd and enter to win a numbered test pressing that is as valuable as it is cool. Cool, refreshing beverages from the Saint Arnold brewery will be provided.

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