DG returns to the stage!It's been near a year since Darwins God played a live show. The time has come to dust if off once again. And...it's an early show! We kick it off at 8:00 sharp. Doors should open about 7:00 or so. Jailhouse Saloon - in Spring, TX - is hosting a "battle of the bands". But they're doing it in a different way. Instead of cramming all of the bands into the club all in one night, they've decided to give each band a complete hour set...all on different nights, followed by the Charlie Parker Band. We're not looking at this as any sort of competition. Honestly, we just look forward to the show at a new place. So, if you can make it out, we'd appreciate it. It's on Friday, November 25, 2011. Black Friday! Come on out, have a drink, and relax after that crazy day of Christmas shopping.
Texas Children's Hospital BenefitShow date: August 28, 2009. Darwins God has been known to do charity shows before. But this one was sort of special in that it was held in the Hard Rock Cafe, downtown Houston, TX. It's hard to imagine a better venue on a Friday night in a town the size of Houston, but since ALL of the door proceeds went to benefit the Texas Children's Hospital - Renal Dialysis Program, this was an awesome opportunity. The band played a solid 1.5 hours of their best tunes, and donated 1/2 of all CD sales and 1/3 of all T-Shirt sales to TCH as well.
All you get is this lousy T-Shirt?Starting late March, 2009, this new Darwins God T-Shirt design will be available in various sizes at all of our shows. If you're out of town, but would still like a shirt, you can contact the band with details and we'll get one right out to you. Currently, your cost for the shirt is only $10 plus s/h. This is a brilliantly designed full-color, both sides, black T-Shirt. The front side has the "shoes for fish" design from the album cover, and the back has the "Nuclear Lizard" DG logo. We are selling these shirts at literally just pennies over our cost, because we want our friends and fans to look their best when they represent the band. You're sure to love the quality and the vivid colors! Hurry...get yours today...the quantity is limited!
Darwins God - "shoes for fish" - CD Released!!This, our freshman release, is a 10 song effort which typifies the sound of the band. Strongly rooted in the foundations of old-school rock, "shoes for fish" should satisfy listeners of bands like The Eagles all the way through to bands like Alice In Chains. Loaded with rich vocal harmonies and haunting guitar work, we feel this album is a breath of fresh-but-familiar air when contrasted with your typical rock albums that are coming out today. If you've been wondering where all the great songs went, we hope you've found them here with Darwins God!
4/5/08 at FBI with Cerebro and RoweSo....our first official show is April 5, 2008 at Club FBI (11528 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77070). These are a couple of our favorite bands in Houston, and they did us the favor of setting this show up at one of the premier rock clubs in Houston, so we thank them for that.
Cerebro - an acoustic driven rock band - starts playing sometime near 10:00 PM. Darwins God at 11:00 PM. Rowe at Midnight. This is a special FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT...no cover charge. All ages show.
The Big Kick Off (Words From HOOK)Completely unknown to our friends and fans - and intended to be kept that way for the most part - Darwins God played a couple of shows in Houston during the months of February and March 2008 in order to blow out some cobwebs.
Having been about 8 years since I (HOOK) had played a live show, and about 4 years for JOHN (and not nearly so long for DOM and CHRIS, as they have stayed somewhat active playing in the live Houston and Austin scenes), we decided it best to get out there unannounced once or twice to be sure things would go off without a hitch. And...I must admit that I was a bit curious as to what sort of reception we'd get from people. The reaction so far has been beyond my expectations. The people who have heard our stuff have been very supportive and surprisingly genuine about their love of the music.
For ME, live performances took a back seat when I moved to Houston in 2001 - I quit my band in Kansas to plant roots in Texas. During my hiatus from the stage, I started Skullsessions Studios, where I still record and mix demos and full-length CD's for Houston's best Pop and Rock Bands. Some of which can be found nation-wide in Best Buy and FYE stores.
JOHN, on the other hand, had taken a break from the scene to study additional techniques which would allow him to promote to higher levels of the Houston Fire Department.
So....how did the first couple of shows go? Well...not surprisingly, with the talent and tenure of the players I've surrounded myself with in Darwins God, everything turned out beautifully. Even with the difficulties of new stages and new sound guys, I feel we pulled things off like rock royalty, and met some nice new people along the way. Oh...and to Fitzgeralds and The Acadia Bar....we promise to come back soon with the whole crew. Many thanks to you for letting us play your venues unannounced.