Date of experience: July Helpful Share. Aaron G wrote a review Nov Houston, Texas contributions 8 helpful votes. This club just reopened on Pride weekend. It has quickly become the top spot for great DJs and dancing. You can just let loose and be yourself. I've always had a great time here. Staff is friendly and you can always get a drink quickly. The dance floor is huge and always full.
They usually have male dancers on the weekends. Upstairs, there are two unique bars. One is more of a video lounge and the other, more of a craft bar. Definitely recommend if you're looking for a great time! Date of experience: November United States 6 contributions 8 helpful votes. Entertaining, but trashy, dirty, and promiscuous. Rich's night club is not at all selective but there is somewhat of a dress code-women can wear whatever they please and guys must avoid baggy pants.
The club isn't very selective overall-all women get in. Everybody of drinking age in the club is wasted. The floors are sticky. The music is usually pretty awful-the usual DJ ruins the music with his own personal remixes. There are two female cage dancers who are pretty decent.
There are three different clubs inside, which are really just two rooms on the second floor. One of the clubs is fairly small. It has a very small dance floor, its own bar, and furnished with red vinyl couches. The second floor has various tables with booths or nice chairs surrounding them and two areas with several couches located outside both clubs. There is a nice patio area where you can give your ears a break.
On the main dance floor, there are people grinding, women bending over, girls dancing on couches, on tables, the crowd is usually pretty young. It's just very trashy. In fact, I have witnessed people having sex- on the second balcony so everything was visible from the first floor. The only reason I give it two stars is because it could be worse. What I can say for Rich's is even though the music is generally bad, the club is dirty, the facilities are mediocre, the people are trashy is because I feel generally safe Inside the club.
Note that the club is located in a very sketchy neighborhood-I would not feel safe walking alone outside. My friend has been approached by various drug dealers offering morphine if he followed them to their house. The bouncers are nice and lenient about letting you back in if they've seen you before. So one star because I feel safe inside and because it could be worse.
Kryptonite club. Also, because it's possible to have fun if you ignore everything else. The club is big, i just don't like the music, techno: not my thing! My boss loved it and we went often.
The poster from the "Rock Jubilee" at the Coliseum on Oct. I used to have this also except it was a full sized wall poster. It picked it up a record store in Sharpstown mall for free.
They also had bumperstickers and apparently 5x8 cards. I wonder if I could find some Duane Allenson art around town now. Maybe on Ebay, or something, or if anyone has any Allenson art they would like to part with?
I was there too. They used the sound system from Woodstock, and it was late arriving so the concert was delayed many hours.
Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters were there and circulated amoung the audience keeping us entertained. That was the first time I saw Wavy Gravy.
I did not see the poster from the second similar concert, which featured quicksilver, john mayall, a third band I dont remember and the greatfull dead. At that concert there was a minor riot when the dead broke into love light, and the crowd rushed the stage.
The SuperHappyFunLand 12/19/07 Houston were beating heads, and the drummer from the dead got involved.
They cleared the auditorium but before the dead left stage they said "we will be back when we have a place of our own," hence the name of the later club "Of our Own". They had these as school book covers too. All of us at Marian High School in Bellaire had these on our books in I also had the "Air Corp" bumper sticker on my 63' Plymouth Valiant.
Only the cool people had them. I had a Quadrophonic stereo around then. Heavy, man. How did I not come across this thread before??? Great artwork! The KAUM psychedelic bird is is just mind-melting. And the flaming eye behind it is also awesome. While I was with family over the holidays, my dad, grandparents, and I were all in the living room talking, with the TV on in the background. My dad was Roky's childhood friend, you see.
So reminicing ensued. My dad related a couple of childhood experiences. On one occasion, he and Roky got in serious trouble at school because they decided on a whim to roll to class No reason. On another, Roky got in trouble with my grandmother because she gave him a hot dog My dad also told me about the truth of Roky's arrest and sentence to Rusk.
Evidently, he was out of it prior to Rusk By the time that he got back to Austin from SF, he wasn't the same. He was making quite a few folks uncomfortable at that SuperHappyFunLand 12/19/07 Houston, but when he started mindlessly going through peoples' mailboxes and trying to cash checks that weren't addressed to him, that was just the federal offense that they needed to haul him in.
That was what sent him to Rusk My dad's opinion is that the widespread story of the marijuana bust was bogus because not only were those laws just not enforced at that time, but because it served as a nice cover for the fact that Roky was already nuts. What better story for a record label to tell its hippie fan base than that Roky had been made a martyr by the manall over the measly matter of a single innocuous joint?
Contrast that with what would've happened to the fan base and record sales if he'd been found to be a petty thief gone off the deep end? Or for that matter, to Roky's support group that has stuck with him after his release from institutionalization?
Would they hold such deep respect and admiration for him if they knew the simple truth? He also spent a full day with Janis Joplin before she made it big with the Holding Company, but he didn't want to go into that except to say that her on-stage persona was pretty much the same as the off-stage persona. Thanks for this. When did this article appear in the Post? There was also a jazz club down there in the early 70s called La Bastille.
I remember driving down to Old Market Square while in high school during the spring of '75 and the hippie scene was basically gone. Interesting that it came and went so quickly As a long time Houstonian, I wanted to add a dash of memory to circa I recall as a elementary school kid we were the Houston version of the Brady Bunch.
I had a Yellow Submarine lunch kit. We were pretty much pop-culture 60's and didnt even know it. On Sunday afternoons my parents would take us to Herman Park for birthday parties and the zoo.
I recall on an occasion we drove slowly past "Hippie Hill" as it was called. Miller Outdoor Theater was new and the proper name. There was a demonstration going on but us kids only knew it as a bunch of long-haired hippies and beatniks carrying signs.
My parents were the typical "Beaver Cleaver" parents and my mom told my dad just keep driving slowly and don't look at SuperHappyFunLand 12/19/07 Houston. We were really excited though and I remember there were some of the long-haired guys on top of the Sam Houston statue waving to everyone below.
This was apparently around the time Manson and his family had given most hippies a bad name. The protest must have been Vietnam War related. Wow, at least I can say I experienced 1st hand! I partied hearty in Montrose in the 70's. Was pretty wild and crazy back then. Moved to Montrose shortly after Old Quarter closed or was about toNovember of ' Am interested in hearing about Sand Mountain if anyone went.
There was this funky little bar on Westheimer, I kept hearing about but never went to. There's a fabulous article in the archives of Texas Monthly that mentions this club, but I don't have access here at work. They mention Rice professors practically having classes there? Went to Damian's maybe once. And TX - Various - Richard Ramirez - Lasik Surgery (DVDr) had these Country Sunday shows that lasted all day, SuperHappyFunLand 12/19/07 Houston, starting at 12 Noon.
And went to 1 or 2 at this bar called the Beer Barn. I used to hang out at Damian's a lot. It was right behind the River Oaks Theater. It's where I mastered the game of Pong! Trying to get my own memories of Houston in the 60's and 70's up on my web site, especially the music scene:. I have a link to your site on mine.
Great site. I just noticed the link you had for Josefus. Blew me away. Never knew it existed. They were one of my favorite bands. Still have their 1st lp. I think I saw them at Of Our Own about 50 times. Sand Mountain was a coffeeshop in a house on Richmond Ave. When my wife and I were dating in the mid 60's we used to go regularly to Sand Mountain That's the one. I heard people talking about it while I was partying near by at Theodore's or Houlihan's, but never went. I have this Houston music discussion group which I've been neglecting lately.
Don't know if anyone has posted this before apologies if someone hasbut this is a pretty good article:. Does anyone remember a place in Montrose where someone had built a sort-of beer garden in their yard. It had a sign that said "Frank's Radio Garden" and there were some picnic benches andI believe, an old short wave or multiband radio.
There was a soft drink machine that was loaded up with beer and you could walk up, or skate up, and put your money in the beer machine, get your beer and sit at the picnic tables, etc.
I am sure it was short lived because of the obvious reasons Off topic somewhat because it's the Heights. Beer Garden. Went there once and there was live music. Nice picnic tables all over the place. Anyway, we moved to the burbs in '61, but my white collar, Dad continued to go to "The Hut," while it gradually became a Hippie Bar during the 60s. My Dad would SuperHappyFunLand 12/19/07 Houston these long-haired dudes and dudettes for New Years to our suburban home.
A lot of them were hardcore drinkers, pot smokers and Lord knows what else. I guess because my mom met these folks individually over the years, she had no problem with these long-haired, bearded folks. I was probably the only teenager in the neighborhood, whose Dad had friends no other parent would approve of.
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