Recurring Event—Every Monday, February - May 2018

Lawndale is thrilled to announce that, in partnership with Nameless Sound, it will be officially taking on They, Who Sound as a weekly series of concerts. For Nameless Sound, it is an opportunity to provide a stage and shed light on Houston's diverse, vibrant, and totally unique experimental music scene. We hope it will continue to be a meeting place for Houston listeners and experimental musicians, and we expect it to be a lab for new developments. You will continue to hear well-known national and international artists sharing the stage with vital regional and local talent. For Lawndale, it represents something of a return to roots. In the 1980's, Lawndale's original location was the site for some of the most memorable experimental music and underground rock events in Houston. Anthony Braxton, Pauline Oliveros, Cecil Taylor and the Art Ensemble of Chicago all performed there, as did Black Flag, The Minutemen, and The Replacements.

For each Monday's updated lineup, go to

Free Admission, Donations to They, Who Sound Welcome.
Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

Upcoming Events


Artist Studio Program - Open Studios
Wednesday April 25, 2018
6:30 PM

Join Lawndale for our annual Artist Studio Program Open Studios. You are invited to visit the studios of and mingle with our 2017/18 Artist Studio Program Participants, Regina Agu, Shannon Crider, and Bria Lauren and Morganne Nikole of thehtxpeopleproject.

Cocktails will be served at 6:30 PM and brief presentations followed by studio visits will begin at 7 PM.

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The Unsung Masters - From the Archives
Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:30 PM

Join Lawndale for "From the Archives"—both a launch of the most recent volume in The Unsung Masters Series, edited by Jenny Molberg and Christian Bancroft, and a talk by Roberto Tejada on Mexican pop aesthetics in art and poetry.

This year's Unsung Master is poet Adelaide Crapsey.

The Unsung Masters Series seeks to bring great, out-of-print, little-known authors to the attention of new generations of readers. Each volume includes a large selection of original poetry or fiction as well as photographs, essays by various hands, interviews, and ephemera. The Unsung Masters Series is curated by Kevin Prufer & Wayne Miller and published annually in cooperation with Pleiades Press, Copper Nickel, and Gulf Coast. Paperback editions are available free to subscribers of Pleiades and Gulf Coast and are distributed to the trade by Small Press Distribution. Click here for the new Unsung Masters website.

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Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art.

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