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
After 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 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.