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4th of July in Houston

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What to do this July 4th in Houston? Here’s quick run-down of your options to celebrate our nation’s independence in Houston.

Fifth Annual July 4th Celebration at Bayou Bend

July 4th highlights in Houston include:

  • Freedom over Texas:  Great performers – Jack Ingram, Rodney Atkins and many more.  Great activities for kids.  Awesome fireworks over the city.  Take note: admission is free with one canned good per person!
  • Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theater:  1812 Overture with fireworks.  Enough said.  A classic July 4th experience at Miller Outdoor Theater.
  • July 4th Celebration at Bayou Bend: Celebrate July 4th Colonial Style.  Bayou Bend mixes the historical with fun for kids.

For more July 4th events in Houston check out Do713’s full listings:

Have a great 4th!


Do713 Anniversary Party! Come Celebrate With Us!

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It’s almost time for the Do713 One Year Anniversary Party!  The party will be held on Cinco de Mayo at the historic El Dorado Ballroom – one of Houston’s coolest old venues.  This will be a complete throwdown with complimentary drinks and incredible music from Auto Body. If you haven’t been introduced to Auto Body, give this video a look.   The opening DJ set will be provided by members of Glasnost. We expect a full fledged dance party to be raging inside of the historic venue.

Get your ticket and see all the details HERE.  Tickets are only $8 in advance.  This will be an incredible way to spend your Cinco de Mayo in Houston.  Come celebrate with us!

Do713 and

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Do713 content has a new home on the web!  We’re excited to introduce a new partnership with Channel 39 through its website. is now featuring Do713 events: directly on the site.  The addition of Do713 events adds to the great local content already on

Check it out!  Connect with us via and become part of the community.  Find events, share with friends, and win free stuff.  Again, here’s the link:

Ghoulsfest This Saturday!

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Check out the latest from our friends at Ghoulsfest.  This is going to be awesome!



17 Bands Performing on 2 Stages Makes Inaugural Festival

THE Place to Be For Halloween Fun on Saturday, October 30, 2010

Houston (October 27, 2010)—GhoulsFest Invites You to Rock The Night Away! GhoulsFest Music Festival ( announces the festival line up featuring 17 bands performing on 2 stages on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at Tom Bass Park, located just 11 minutes from downtown Houston.

The line up for GhoulsFest 2010 Music Festival is:

Saint Arnold’s Stage

1:00 p.m.         Fat Tony

1:50 p.m.         The Live Lights

2:35 p.m.         Scale The Summit

3:45 p.m.         Trail of Dead

4:50 p.m.         Ceeplus Bad Knives

5:20 p.m.         Peanut Butter Wolf

6:40 p.m.        Macy Gray

8:20 p.m.        We Are Scientists


Mini Cooper Stage

1:35 p.m.         Tax The Wolf

2:20 p.m.         Rock Moon & Bolt!

3:05 p.m.         Girl In A Coma

4:10 p.m.         Daniel Johnston

5:15 p.m.         Spain Colored Orange

6:15 p.m.         Giant Princess

7:30 p.m.        Hot Chip

8:55 p.m.        Bad Brains

All times and performers subject to change without prior notification.

In addition to the list of performers, GhoulsFest Music Festival will also feature a variety of activities and performance artists including the mesmerizing talents of Luminosity(, a Houston-based troupe of strolling multi-talented international artists performing intricate routines using fire and LED lights with a fusion of club grooves, Indian, ballroom and belly dancing styles along with circus acts and performers.

For fans of club-style beats, check out the “Hazey Maze” Dance Party featuring a large-scale harvest-style labyrinth maze with a giant fog-filled dance floor featuring the best dance grooves and house music from the likes of DJ Bizz, DJ Manu, Fat Tony, and more!

Don’t miss the Kingpinz Skate Park ( featuring a retail shop, half-pipe with demos and exhibitions from some of Houston’s top skateboarding teams and a DJ spinning between acts.  Kingpinz is Houston’s premier skateboard and snowboard shop with the largest skateboard selection in town.

Need to let off some steam? Visit the “Smashing” Pumpkins Patch for your chance to smash a few pumpkins and make some mayhem!

For the gaming fan, GhoulsFest has partnered with Joystix Classic Games and Pinballs ( in order to provide a FREE arcade area allowing fans to enjoy a variety of pinball machines, arcade games and a few other gaming surprises in between bands.

The festival will also feature a variety of non-traditional food including: Little Miss Cupcake, Mélange Creperie, House of Te, Gyro Connection, Radical Eats, Absolute Cajun, Tacos A Go-Go, and Rock & Roll Kitchen, plus Saint Arnold’s will provide an array of locally-brewed libations selling for $4 each until 5 p.m.  Beer prices increase just $1 after 5 p.m.

Patrons will also be allowed to bring in one unopened, plastic water bottle and FREE hydration stations will be provided throughout the festival grounds.

The party continues with the exclusive GhoulsFest After Party at Hard Rock Cafe Houston ( featuring a special DJ performance from festival headliner Macy Gray along with Marnie Stern (, plus with meet and greet opportunities with festival artists, drink specials and more! Dress in costume and participate in theGhoulsFest Costume Contest featuring cash prizes, a custom designed skate board from Kingpinz Skate Park and more!  Registration available on-site starting at 8 p.m.

Get your $50 GhoulsFest + After Party ticket providing admission to the festival and the after party event.  Ticket proceeds benefit the breast cancer group The Rose; limited tickets available. Tickets available at   Individual GhoulsFest tickets $45 each online or at Cactus Music or Kingpinz Skate Park.  Ticket prices increase day of show.

GhoulsFest is a day-long, all-ages, multi-genre music festival featuring performances from 17 bands on 2 stages, along with a skate park featuring a demo from a pro-board skate team, arcade and a variety of shopping and food vendors.  The festival will take place at Tom Bass Park, located just 11 minutes from downtown Houston on 288 and Beltway 8, on Saturday, October 30th; gates open at 12 p.m.  Tickets are available for $45 in advance online at or at Cactus Music or Kingpinz Skate Park.  FREE guaranteed parking for the first 1,500 festival guests.  For a complete list of performers, directions and more, visit  Rain or Shine event. GhoulsFest is sponsored by Mini Cooper, St. Arnolds, Cactus Music, Kingpinz Skate Park,, and JMG.


WHEN:          Saturday, October 30, 2010

Gates @ 12 p.m.

WHERE:       Tom Bass Park

3452 Fellows Road

Houston, Texas 77047


TICKETS:     $50 GhoulsFest +After Party Ticket Package with admission to the festival and the After Party at Hard Rock Cafe where tickets proceeds benefit The Rose; available online at

Individual GhoulsFest tickets $45 each in advance available online at or at Cactus Music or Kingpinz Skate Shop.

Note: Ticket prices for GhoulsFest Music Festival increase day of show.

PARKING:    FREE guaranteed parking for the first 1,500 festival fans!

INFO: For more information, visit

Do713 Presents…A Blow Out Party

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Alright everybody…listen up!

Do713 is throwing a big-time party and we want YOU (and your friends) to come.  On October 7th we’ll have DJ Mo Laudi (of The Very Best) and local favorite DJ Sun spinning after the Vampire Weekend concert.

In addition to the jams, we’ll have complimentary beverages from a host of Texas liquor companies including: Republic Tequila, Republic Spirits Blends, Dripping Springs Vodka, Treaty Oak Rum, Paula’s Texas Orange, Graham’s Texas Tea, and Lone Star Beer.  We’ll also give away some great prizes like tickets to Fun Fun Fun Fest, Ghoulsfest and others.

All you need to do is RSVP here for reduced admission and be sure to tell your crew!

Welcome to SOAP Hand Car Wash

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We wanted to say welcome to one of our newest advertisers – SOAP Hand Car Wash.  SOAP is located in the Greenway Plaza area at 3759 Richmond.  These guys are awesome and provide a car washing experience that you will truly value.  First of all, you get your car washed in comfort – free WIFI, coffee, clean restrooms, and an awesome kids’ area for parents. Beyond that, you get a hand car wash that will leave your car looking incredible and in better shape than after a conventional car wash.  Plus, it’s eco-friendly – SOAP uses a fraction of the amount of water that is used at a typical drive-through car wash.

Check out the sweet VIP pricing available NOW.

People of Houston…Meet Fun Fun Fun Fest

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If you’re a music fan you’re probably already familiar with Fun Fun Fun Fest.  But for those of you who aren’t familiar, we’d like to introduce to this gem of a festival.  Although it’s only 5 years old, the FFF lineup rivals the lineups of much bigger, more established festivals.  This year it’s going to be November 5, 6, 7 at Waterloo Park in Austin.

The lineup is amazing and we’ll be giving away tickets soon.  So stay tuned and start planning your trip to Austin.

In the meantime, check out the full lineup.  Highlights include: MGMT, Devo, Bad Religion, Suicidal Tendencies, Devin the Dude and many more.  Check out the full lineup: