Passafire returns to House of Rock on Thursday on its spring tour. They’ll be joined by Stranger and Synocasea. Doors are at 7 p.m.The Savannah, Georgia rock/reggae/progressive/dub band continues to progress toward what they feel is their true identity as a reggae rock band. They bring a harder rock edge while grounding their music in a progressive reggae, never settling for what people expect of them. The group’s new EP “Interval” just came out this week.
The fourth annual Autism Rocks benefit concert Friday at House of Rock is packed with tons of local talent — Steven James and the Jaded (Americana/indie rock), Violet Crush (alternative rock), Jimmy Willden Band (alternative/folk rock) and Chavar Dontae (indiesoulrocknroll from Ohio). VIP buffet and meet-and-greet is at 7 p.m. and the concert is at 8 p.m. A silent auction of donated goods will take place throughout the night. The event benefits the Autism Spectrum Resource Center, whose mission is to provide affordable support services and make a positive impact on the lives of the individuals with, and the families of those on the autism spectrum.
Honky, an Austin superboogie trio, proudly carries the torch held by the likes of Scratch Acid, Pantera, ZZ Top and Willie Nelson. The group plays Saturday at House of Rock with Switchblade Jesus. Doors are at 8:30 p.m.The trio was founded in 1996 by longtime Butthole Surfer and part-time Melvins bassist JD Pinkus, Bobby Ed Landgraf (Down, Gahdzilla Motor Company, Blowfly) on guitar , and Michael “Night Train” Brueggen (Blackula, Syrup, Supagroup) on the drums. The result is the best lo-fi, hi-sleaze rock ever cut to wax, tape or CD.