Ballyhoo! is back. The Baltimore-area foursome joined The Expendables on a winter tour that brought them to Corpus Christi in March and now headlines Friday’s show at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by Coral Thief, Audic Empire and Proof of Life. Doors are at 7 p.m. Ballyhoo! combines elements of pop, punk, alternative rock and reggae for its ebullient sound. The group released its latest EP, “The Cool Down Vol. 1,” in late 2014. The latest full-length album was 2013’s “Pineapple Grenade.”
Nic Armstrong provides the British beat deep in the heart of Texas and will be bringing it to the stage Saturday at House of Rock. Nic Armstrong the Thieves will be joined by Steven James and The Jaded. Doors are at 9 p.m. Born and raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Armstrong arrived in Austin in the mid-2000s with critics taking notice of his debut album “The Greatest White Liar.” Utilizing and drawing from a wide field of current and off-kilter resources and influences, he composes scratchy, hook-laden, left-field, rock ‘n’ roll with a dip of tobacco psychology. Temporarily confined to playing select showcases and residencies, Armstrong released an EP, “Pocketless Shirt,” in 2013. Steven James and The Jaded (Corpus Christi indie rock/Americana) recently celebrated the release of their debut album “Baby L.A.”
Motionless in White makes a top here Tuesday at House of Rock. Doors are at 6 p.m. The Scranton, Pa., metalcore band combines industrial and gothic influences to get its wicked brew of original music. “Reincarnate,” the group’s third album, was released in 2014. “I’m very proud of this band because we’ve spent years cultivating this sound and image and we’ve gone through hell and back to get to this point,” says frontman Chris Motionless.