The Hates -

The Hates has been called "Houston's first and last punk band", and with over thirty years of blood, sweat, and that familiar mohawk, those words may be more true than their author ever knew. From his very first live show in 1978, Christian Kidd (formerly Christian Arnheiter- also known as Christian Oppression and Christian Anarchy) has steered this legendary band through decades of disco, pop, new wave, hair bands, hip-hop, crossover country, and now the newest fad of tribute bands to keep punk rock alive.  

In a time when many early eighties groups are getting back together to play reunion shows, The Hates have the distinction of being the oldest continuously performing unsigned punk band in Houston. And despite the love/hate relationship the local music scene has had with punk rock over the years, the Bayou City will always be their home.

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Previous events

Houston Punkfest No. 6

Continental Club, 3700 Main Street, Houston, TX

Every year hometown heroes Punk Rock Project works tirelessly to put together the Houston Punkfest to raise money and awareness for whatever group that is near and dear to them. Due to so many being hurt by Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Food Bank needs some extra help and they're going to get everything we can give 'em. The Hates are proud to be a part of the 2018 lineup.

This year's show will be held at the Fabulous Continental Club! Be there!


Punks Amok in LA

Cafe Nela, 1906 Cypress Avenue, Los Angeles, California

The Hates are bringing a little of their Texas Insanity back to California for a night you won't want to miss! Mish Bondage & the Blokes from Portland, OR will be there, & La Tuya will open.   

Texas Punk in California

Fern's, 1253 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA

It's been over 10 years since The Hates brought a little Lone Star punk to California, and the wait for their return is almost over! You don't want to miss this 21+ show!

The Subjectors - 11:00 The Hates - 10:00 Stretch Monster - 9:00

Return of The Hates!

Rudyard's Pub, 2010 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX

The Hates are back after over a year waiting for our fearless leader Christian to recover from everything that 2017 could throw at him, including shoulder surgery and cancer! Join us for a killer night of great punk and celebration with: $50 Goat (featuring members of the Texas Mod Crushers) Lizzie Boredom (from Dallas) and Room 101 (from New Orleans)



Benefit for Christian Kidd

Rudyard's Pub, 2010 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX

Our fearless leader, Christian, is about to have major surgery done on his shoulder- injured from decades of slinging amps and guitars all around the Bayou City, the Lone Star state, and this great nation of punk. He'll be out of work for at least 3 months, and we want to show our support for him as he recovers. Come join us to send him off right with Gut Radio, Screech of Death, and Mell Hell & the Texas Mod Crushers.  There will be a silent auction with rare Hates memorabilia and a raffle of some kickass items donated by some of our punk community's best.   This will be the last time The Hates play in a while, so come start a pit and oi! with us all night!  

$10 donation

Support Local Music Awards

Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd, Houston, TX

Houston may not get enough props for being a musical city but we've got a killer vibe going on with all kinds of great bands from across all kinds of genres. Rap, funk, salsa, metal, reggae, country, soul, punk- and more!  SLM Buzz has set up this showcase to honor our diverse music scene and reminds us all support each other- and at this first annual event also they're giving us an award.   The Local Music Legends Award!  It's crazy, but so rad. And not bad for a bunch of old guys, right?Join us at Scout Bar for a night of great music from all over the Bayou City, including some old school punk!

Thanks to SLM for this unexpected honour!   

Benefit for John Anderson of Doomsday Massacre

Rudyard's Pub, 2010 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX

Punk rock saves the day!You know we take care of our own, and John Anderson from Doomsday Massacre needs our help. He's been dealing with some health issues lately and we want to make sure he comes out the other side better than ever. Join us and our friends in The Cops, Fur Coats, Screech of Death, Texas Massacre, and members of Doomsday Massacre for a night you won't forget! Come work off that Thanksgiving feast in the pit and help out a brother in arms!



Fitztgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, TX

Welcome to Hell III: Cancer Benefit sponsored by TXDM. A portion of the proceeds will go to MD Anderson Children's Hospital on behalf of JJ Freeman.Upstairs: Ed Hall, deadhorse, The Hates, Seis Pistos from Mexico City, and Die Fast (Junker Designs)Downstairs: ASS, Bag of Tricks, Cheese Grater Masturbation from San Antonio, and Brutally Mutilated Be there!

$10 before the event, $13 at the door

Rudyard's Pub

Rudyard's Pub, 2010 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX


Release Party for David Ensminger's Latest Book

Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth Street, Houston, TX

The Hates' own David Ensminger will be celebrating the hardcopy release of his latest book, "The Politics of Punk: Protest and Revolt From the Streets" and we'll be performing to kick it off right. The Mydolls will also be there to help rock the house.  Not only can you get some of the very first copies of this book while listening to killer music, but you can support other local bands by buying their music while you're hanging out with us.