- $6.50 for one ticket to Mardi Gras 2014 feat. Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit, Electric Attitude (up to $13.25 value)
- When: Friday, February 28, at 8 p.m.
- Where: House of Blues Houston
- Section: general admission standing
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Mardi Gras 2014 feat. Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit, Electric Attitude
- What it is: a nightlong sendoff of excess with bluesy rock, smooth R&B, and energetic zydeco
- Who’ll be there: Sam Pace, Electric Attitude, and Platinum Players Zydeco Band
- How Sam Pace describes his band’s sound: “We play Rock n’ Roll smooth and dirty, Soul music mean, and we’re not afraid to get a little weird.”
- Best example of that: “The Feelin’”, which overlays spoken-word verses atop funky guitar and driving bass
- How Electric Attitude describes their sound: “Our goal is to make music that makes you feel good and sexy, and also makes you shake what you got!”
- How Electric Attitude have distinguished themselves: as three-time winners of the Houston Press’ Best Soul/Funk/R&B Award, and as one of their mothers’ top five favorite bands
- The specialty of Platinum Players Zydeco Band: a dance-ready blend of classic rock, R&B, blues, and zydeco, of course
- How you know they’re the real zydeco deal: they have an accordion and a washboard<p>
House of Blues Houston
To keep the spirit of its musical roots ever near, House of Blues Houston keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi beneath its stage and proudly displays the traditional crazy quilt. As the only venue in the revered chain to be built vertically rather than free floating, House of Blues Houston stands as a pillar of entertainment in the Houston Pavilions complex. The hot spot’s Bronze Peacock Room commemorates Houston’s rich history and the blues clubs where Lightnin’ Hopkins and Big Mama Thornton held sway, and features an enormous hand-painted mural depicting other local legends such as Albert Collins and Johnny “Guitar” Watson.<p>
House of Blues Dallas
To keep the spirit of its musical roots ever near, House of Blues Dallas keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi beneath its stage. Summoning the spirit and raw grit contained therein, local and national performers enliven the venue’s wood-laden auditorium, lined with art such as Alan Sainte James Boudrot’s A Dream Come True. The historic White Swan building, a remnant of the 1920s coffee-processing plant, hosts this mix of traditional and contemporary, adding its open architecture to every show.