Friday, November 2, 2007

Undead Cactus

Patsy Cline, 2007

Cactus Music, a Houston stalwart that went under last year, has opened up a new location right down Shepherd at 2110 Portsmouth, in the plaza with Amy's Ice Cream. Even before the store opens next week, check out the opening of Carlos Hernandez's new exhibit tonight from 7-10pm. A series of Day of the Dead-inspired portraits, these silkscreen prints emulate music icons Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, and Patsy Cline among others. Knowing that there's always a keg of Shiner at Cactus events? Priceless.

"It's a weird little corner at Portsmouth and Sandman," said owner Quinn Bishop, who will be circulating and showing off the new digs at tonight's reception. "But it's a great space. I think people will be knocked out by it. This is our way of having a little fun and building the anticipation."