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Hudson Falcons, Burlesque & Phil Friendly Trio This Weekend

FRIDAY: HUDSON FALCONS

What’s with New Jersey and storyteller songwriters? Mark Linskey’s stories and characters come out with each performance of his hard-rocking Hudson Falcons, who play Friday at House of Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m. They’ll be joined by Boston rock group Dressed for the Occasion. Born in the swamps of New Jersey, the Hudson Falcons are following a sound that can be achieved only by playing thousands of shows from the Jersey Shore to Texas to the West Coast to Europe. Over the years, the Falcons have made a habit of offering impassioned, straight-from-the-gut performances. The Falcons come out with all guns firing when they hit the stage, delivering a show that is anything less than heartfelt. The influences of the road have found their way through the well-worn tires of the band van and into the Falcons’ music. There are traces of South Texas and a little bit of heartland stomp mixing in with the New Jersey soul and swagger that has come to symbolize the Falcons. The group has followed up 2011’s “Dancing Underneath the Moonlight” with “Peace of Mind,” which comes out in March but will be available at the show.

SATURDAY: AFTER DARK REVUE

ADR febFLYER copyAfter Dark Revue explores the sexy side of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, horror and anime in its latest burlesque show, “Pulp Fiction,” Friday at House of Rock. Featured performers are Bethany Summersizzle (Austin), Lola Le Strange (Austin), Rosie Rawhyde (Corpus Christi), Marla Mab (Corpus Christi), Lola Von Deadly (Houston), Layna D’Luna (Austin), Emma D’Lemma (Houston), Pelvis Costello (San Antonio), Electra Mourning (Austin), Honey Moonpie (Houston), Miss Kity No Pity (Corpus Christi) and host Al E. Cat (Houston). Tickets (general admission standing, reserved seats and VIP tables) are available at the House of Rock, its online box office and at afterdarkrevue.com. Doors are at 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: PHIL FRIENDLY TRIO

PHIL FRIENDLY TRIOPhil Friendly has learned from has learned from some of the best in country and rockabilly and is carrying on the proud tradition. The Phil Friendly Trio plays Sunday at House of Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m. They’ll be joined by The Independent Thieves. The Los Angeles singer-guitarist has played with and learned from Pete Anderson, Albert Lee, James Burton and Elvis Presley’s TCB Band, allowing him to grow musically and develop his own style that encompasses traditional rockabilly and American roots music.

Fayuca Returns to House of Rock Thursday 2/26

Fayuca2014’s “Barrio Sideshow” represents Fayuca’s new found confidence: They asked for full creative control in recording the new album and got it. Hear the results of as the Phoenix-based punk/reggae/Latin band plays Thursday, Feb. 26 at House of Rock with Tydings, Jahseed Band and Proof of Life. Doors are at 8 p.m.

Founding member Gabo considers the album a big step up from their previous album, “The Assassination.” “We poured our heart, blood, sweat and tears into every song (on The Assassination) but we were still a little careful about what we put on the recording and we hadn’t really developed into the musicians we are today,” he told Monterey County Weekly. “We’ve evolved as musicians and we’re not scared to try new things and we write music that we love,” Gabo said.

Gabo believes the group’s fans have latched onto the band’s name, Fayuca, which is Spanish slang for black market swap meets in Mexico featuring contraband from all over. Initially, the name was intended to be temporary, but it stuck. “Since we take genres from different cultures all over the world, like reggae, Latin, cumbia and punk, and mash them all into one, Fayuca turned out to be the perfect name for us,” Gabo said. The group also released two EPs last year, “The Acoustic Sessions” and “La Veganza,” and scored the theme to “Matador,” a new series by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.

Lynnwood King, Migrant Kids & more this weekend

LYNNWOOD KINGLynnwood King continues to do double duty, this time returning to House of Rock on Friday with his band The Revival. They’ll be joined by The Golden Meanies. Doors are at 9 p.m. King, the frontman for San Antonio rock band The Heroine, started the gritty soul rock ‘n’ roll group as a side project while The Heroine continues to record and perform — the group finished up a tour opening for Clutch earlier this year. The Revival gives King a different but equally vibrant outlet for his passionate, charismatic stage presence and Christian roots.

PEACE AND QUIETSongs from Austin psychedelic rock group Migrant Kids simmer and build in intensity before exploding into a colorful soundscape of emotions. Check them out Saturday at House of Rock with and Peace & Quiet (Corpus Christi indie/psych rock band). Doors are at 9 p.m. The group’s songs have been called “stadium-sized, yet intimate” as the trio explores the subtler side of its songs before dropping the hammer on shear rock bliss. They’ll be heading out on the road soon, opening for another HOR favorite, Bright Light Social Hour.

Rush Tribute, Rockabilly with Jane Rose & the Deadend Boys

Thursday: Working Man- A Tribute to Rush

WORKING MANCrimson Head, Ape and Harper’s Corner offer up Working Man: A Tribute to Rush on Thursday at House of Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m. Check out local musicians as they offer their interpretations of the Canadian classic progressive rock trio.

Friday: ArtWalk with Jane Rose and the Deadend Boys

Jane Rose’s affinity of rockabilly started with love of the culture and style of the genre. Now she’s contributing to it with her own band Jane Rose and the Deadend Boys. They’ll play Friday at House of Rock. Doors at 9 p.m. The alt-country, rockabilly, blues band is front by singer/guitarist Jane Rose and is backed by the rhythmic stylings of some of Nashville’s finest musicians. Rose founded the band 2010 and has released two albums, including 2014’s “Damaged Goods.”

After Dark Revue presents The Great Gilded Burlesque Show

ADR Jan 2015 Flyer (2)Glamour and glitz takes the House of Rock stage Saturday as The After Dark Revue presents the Great Gilded Burlesque Show. Tickets (for general admission standing, reserved seats and reserved tables) can be purchased the House of Rock, its online box office and at afterdarkrevue.com. Doors are at 10 p.m.

Tana the Tattooed Lady, a singing, dancing, one-woman-arts-district debuted in 2004 with Seattle’s Atomic Bombshells and as one of El Vez’s Elvettes. Notable performances include Miss Exotic World competition, Vancouver, Dallas and N.Y. Burlesque Festivals, Tease-O-Rama, Tiki Oasis, Teatro Zinzanni and Burla Festival in Portugal.

Texas native Honey Cocoa Bordeauxx puts the “B” in bombshell. Her diverse shows range from 1950s Las Vegas and old Hollywood glamour to ’60s sci-fi and ’70s glitz. Honey was named one of the top five performers in Texas for 2011, and winning “Most Classic” at the 2011 Southern Fried Burlesque Festival in Atlanta and the 2013 Oklahoma City Burlesque Festival. She competed at the 2012 World Burlesque Games for the World Female Crown and has had the pleasure of being a featured performer at 2013 and 2014 London Burlesque Festival, Amsterdam Burlesque Weekend 2014 and the Edinburgh Burlesque Festival Spring Ball in Scotland.

Lola Von Deadly (Houston) is a curvaceous go-go dancer, and all-around sex kitten. She enjoys incorporating her Hispanic roots as well as telling unique stories through all her performances. Her background includes ballet folklorico, ballet, as well as jazz dance. She may seem sweet, but her fiery curves will set the stage on fire and keep you sweating for days.

Rosie Rawhyde (Corpus Christi) entered the burlesque world in Las Vegas circa 2004; she has founded and run three burlesque troupes, produced, directed and starred in countless burlesque shows in Corpus Christi with The After Dark Burlesque Revue and is the Head-Mistress of The Starlet Within. She has performed all over Texas, California and various points in between and in 2013 won Best Tease at the second annual San Antonio Burlesque Festival.

Marla Mab (Corpus Christi) is a petite package of explosive wonderment and “99lbs of dynamite”, Marla Mab is a long-time performer for The After Dark Burlesque Revue.

Joining them are Honey Hula La, Lola Estrange, Doubledown Dixie, Elle Du Jour and host Tifa Tittlywinks.

Pinata Protest, Two Tons of Steel and more at House of Rock!

 Beer Wednesday PintWEDNESDAY

Bar Nutz will be playing the next six Beer Wednesdays at House of Rock. The rock trio boasts of three seasoned musicians who combine Influences in classic rock, new rock, funk and pop. The result is laid-back, island-style entertainment downtown. They’ll be playing 9 p.m. to 1-ish, giving you a perfect chance to grab dinner from the House of Rock kitchen (featuring half-price appetizers Wednesdays) and a $2.50 beer from an extensive craft beer selection.

independent thieves photoTHURSDAY

Consisting of two guitar-playing singer-songwriters, The Independent Thieves were formed so they could here themselves. You can hear them Thursday at House of Rock as the group celebrates its CD release with Lady Katherine and Mathias Isassi. Doors are at 9 p.m. Garrett Wieland and David King met at the weekly Executive Surf Club open-mic and soon began working on tunes together. Both fans of classic rock, folk music and Americana, the Thieves cite among their influences Van Morrison, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan and The Band. Having started their musical careers in raucous electric bands (where they could never hear themselves), the focus of this new group is to pare down the instruments and work on the songs, songs that tell stories. No frills, no smoke and mirrors, just good tunes.

 two tones of steel

FRIDAY

Two Tons of Steel, with vocalist/guitarist Kevin Geil, Jake “Sidecar” Marchese on upright bass, Brian Duarte on lead guitar and Paul Ward on drums, continues to push the line between country and punk. They’ll be joined by Ty Dietz and Stephen Rushlow at Friday’s show at House of Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m. Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Geil and his original band, “Dead Crickets,” rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of Texas sound. Two Tons Steel has continued that push since forming in San Antonio in 1992. The group’s latest release was “Unraveled” in 2013, produced by Lloyd Maines.

pinata protest pictureSATURDAY

Accordion-fronted punk band Piñata Protest has been called an intoxicating border mash up of The Ramones and Ramon Ayala. It’s Selena meets Slayer. The band brings its irreverently self-described “mojado punk” to House of Rock on Saturday. They’ll be joined by Black Tarpoon, Rock Bottom String Band and The Knockouts. Doors are at 8 p.m. Piñata Protest boasts a cohesive mix of punk rock aggression, cheeky riffs on Mexican standards and original songs reflecting their lives, influences and desire for a mosh pit, Tejano style.

Johnny Hootrock, The Earful, American Aquarium and more ALL This Week

johnny hootrockThursday
Johnny Hootrock is dirty, fast music that just flat-out rocks. The Texas psycho garage-a-billy trio will be joined by Something Called Nothing and Avenue Rockers on Thursday at House of Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m. Norwegian-born vocalist/guitarist Clem Hoot teams up with stand-up drummer/vocalist Johnny Cat and upright bassist Mysterio Rock for earth-shaking rock ‘n’ roll insanity.

Saturday
John Cortez Band keeps alive the great sounds of Texas blues rock and furthers the tradition with its own originals. They’ll be joined by Ice9 on Saturday at House of Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m. The Corpus Christi trio has influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan to BB King and Chris Duarte. The group boasts a rock-solid rhythm section while John Cortez doles out hot guitar licks.

earfulSunday
The Earful is funk for your earhole. The San Diego 7-piece, high-energy group plays Sunday at House of Rock with Steven James and the Jaded. Doors are at 9 p.m. The Earful’s funk is in your face, recalling classic P-Funk and Sly Stone while creating its own booty shakin’ classics. The group formed in 2008 and is dedicated to healing through music by creating a space where audiences can lose themselves in the groove and let their bodies do the talking after the rhythm takes hold.

American AquariumMonday
American Aquarium’s last album took off like gasoline to a match, igniting the popularity of the North Carolina rock/alt country band. The group, which plays Monday at House of with Chris King and Hope & Hostility, is looking to follow up 2012’s acclaimed “Burn. Flicker. Die.” with it soon-to-be released “Wolves,” expected in February. Doors are at 8 p.m. American Aquarium’s songs, filled with biographical lyrics about last calls, lost love and long horizons, have always explored both sides of that divide. For every drunken night at the bar, there’s a hangover in the morning. For every new relationship, there’s the chance of a broken heart.