Sherlock’s Pub (on W. Gray)

I hadn’t been in a while, not really liking the vibe last time I was there.

So, I went last night for Buddacrush, kindof a bluesrock with horns (sax/trombone). I’m not sure if it was the venue or the band, but I didn’t really like them. I was looking for something technical to knock them on, but it wasn’t really there. Initially, there were some high end painfulness in the vocals, but the sound guy fixed that.

When I got there (about 11pm), they were between sets. The interim music was blaring so loudly that I couldn’t hear myself think. And it was subpar crap they were playing too loud. The place was so 281 it was painful.

The Houston Press has a category for Category We Left Out. I think it should be Most Misplaced Bar. I used to think it was the Firehouse, which feels 281 at it’s 2 exits outside the loop address. But now I think Sherlock’s should take that honor.

On my way out, two guys entering: “…but it was an upper management decision…”, and a couple entering, he with his arm over her shoulder, but speaking in his cell phone on the other side of himself. Typifies the vibe of this bar.

Didn’t stay long enough to see the James/Reese Project.

Am I being an ITL snob? I don’t care.
-b