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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Love Street Light Circus in Houston

Love Street Light Circus

Love Street Light Circus Love Street Light Circus

Love Street Light Circus

Love Street Light Circus
Love Street Light Circus was the biggest Psychedelic Music Venue of Houston during the late sixties. Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine opened on June 3rd 1967. The bands included the Red Crayola, the Starvation Army Band and Fever Tree. Love Street was very popular although short-lived. It was located downtown on Allen’s Landing. It was small with a capacity of around two hundred. It wasn't that fancy either but had a lot of great psychedelic music with mostly local bands like the 13th Floor Elevators, Moving Sidewalks, Bubble Puppy, Shiva's Headband, Fever Tree, Gibbons’ pre-ZZ Top band Moving Sidewalks and American Blues performing there regularly.

David Adickes was the original proprietor and light show projectionist. Soon, Sergeant Cliff Carlin came on board to manage it in late 1967. Ultimately, Adickes sold the club Carlin. International Artists even had a stake in it as well. Sometimes a big artist that played the Coliseum would walk over and jam with the locals after their concerts. It was rumored that Hendrix himself stopped by after his concert and jammed with Billy Gibbons. The 3-story building which housed Love Street on the third floor is still there on Allen's Landing. It's been empty for many years. From the outside it doesn't look like a very big place.

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