Epi Chavez, Any Colour You Like and The Ghost Inside This Week

EPI CHAVAZEpi Chavez or Epi III is an alternative rock solo artist from Austin, originally from Sequin, who performs Thursday at House of Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m. After a great run in a few amazing groups a new writing process began. Something tragic had written something beautiful. A poison of calm movement in sound. A loss of a piece of life rewound time and placed a belief and drive in the heart all over again. Between all the numbing and all the hurt there were cracks of light shining and showing a moment. The moments that can’t be forgotten the moments that present greatness. His album “Between the Lithium” comes out May 26. Chavez will be joined by Corpus Christi acoustic musician Blacksmith (Alex Herrera) and Hope & Hostility, a folk/AmericaAny colourna duo featuring Gary Robert and Bethany Golden.

Any Colour You Like offers up it finest Pink Floyd tribute Friday at House of Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m. Named after track 8 of “The Dark Side of the Moon,” expect classic covers of Floyd classics and tasty jams.

Los Angeles melodic hardcore band The Ghost Inside stops by House of Rock on Monday on its Out of Control tour featuring The Acacia Strain (Massachusetts deathcore), Gideon (Alabama hardcore/metal) and In Hearts Wake (Australian post hardcore). DoGhost insideors are at 6:30 p.m. Lead vocalist Jonathan Vigil is the last man standing from the founding 2004 lineup. The group was influenced by an older generation of bands such as Throwdown, Bury Your Dead, Misery Signals and Killswitch Engage will forging its own path on the hardcore scene. The group’s latest album is “Dear Youth,” released in November 2014.

Passafire this Thursday, Autism Rock Friday and Honky Saturday

Passafire cropPassafire 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.

Autism Rocks 2015The 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.

HONKYHonky, 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.

A BIG Weekend of Music with Circa Survive, Memphis May Fire, Two Tons of Steel and more

PrintThe Take Action Tour thunders in to House of Rock on Thursday, featuring Memphis May Fire (Dallas metalcore), Crown the Empire (Dallas post-hardcore), Dance Gavin Dance (Sacramento post-hardcore) and Palisades (New Jersey post-hardcore). Doors are at 6 p.m. Memphis May Fire leads the charge. The veteran rock band, formed in 2004, has released four albums, including last year’s “Unconditional.” A portion of the ticket sales benefit Living the Dream Foundation, which makes dreams come true for children with life-threatening afflictions while enriching their lives with the positive message and family of Living the Dream.

Two TonsTwo Tons of Steel takes the opening slot in a doubleheader of music Friday at House of Rock. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. The San Antonio-based band pushes the envelope of country/Americana with its raw punk energy. The group released its album “Unraveled” in 2013. In a separate show later Friday night, Houston progressive reggae band Tydings headlines the official afterparty at House of Rock for Feelin’ Fine Fest, which takes place earlier Friday at Concrete Street Amphitheater and features Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth and several others. Doors are at 11:30 p.m. for Tydings. Admission is free for anyone with a ticket stub from Feelin’ Fine Fest.

Circa Survive PhotoSpeaking of doubleheaders, Circa Survive headlines back-to-back nights at House of Rock, playing Saturday and Sunday shows with Balance and Composure and Chon. Doors are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Formed in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in 2004, alternative rock band Circa Survive rocketed to critical acclaim with the release of “Juturna” in 2005 and has continued it ascent with the release of the group’s fifth album “Descensus” in 2014.

Ian Moore, Bass Break this Week at House of Rock

IAN MOOREIan Moore just writes good songs. Call ‘em pop, rock, blues … doesn’t matter. They’re sharp, succinct and just rock. Ian Moore and Lossy Coils play Thursday at House of Rock with John Cortez Band and Hilda Lamas. Doors are at 7 p.m. The Austin-based power pop trio plays songs that are gutsy and muscular with soulful flair. Moore’s lyrics, the band’s propulsive playing and the the guitar licks beg to be noticed right from the start. Don’t try to peg Moore to one genre as he covers a lot of musical ground with his last release, 2011’s “El Sonido Nuevo.”

March 14 bass breakIt’s time to let loose for a little Bass Break featuring Psymbionic on Saturday at House of Rock, He’ll be joined by Ragyd, DJ Benvy, Golstein and Darth Gater. Doors are at 8 p.m. Cresting the modern wave of electronic producers, Psymbionic creates aural experiences that explore the range of multi-tempo bass music within an influential and dynamic culture. With an ear for situational relevance, Psymbionic enjoys turning non-traditional sound design and infectious rhythms into dancefloor heat, while also maintaining his history in the downtempo, emotive side of the electronic sound. John Burcham has been moving bodies and turning heads as Psymbionic for several years in all corners of the country, playing with acts such as Bassnectar, STS9, Big Gigantic, ill.Gates, Excision, EOTO and Tipper.

Big Week of Music with The Expendables, Wild Adriatic, The Nightowls and Friends & Lovers

expThe Expendables are back at House of Rock on Wednesday with their Winter Blackout 2015 tour with Ballyhoo! and Katastro. Doors are at 6 p.m. Born out of the laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, California, The Expendables have rocked from coast to coast since debuting in 1997 with their blend of reggae, punk rock and ’80s metal dueling guitar solos. Aberdeen, Maryland’s pop-punk/reggae/rock band Ballyhoo! released its latest EP, “The Cool Down Vol. 1,” in October. Tempe, Arizona, band Katastro has its own potent mix going, blending rock, funk, blues and some hip-hop. Katastro’s latest album, “No Mud No Lotus” came out in November.

Wild adraticWild Adriatic digs on the soulful, dynamic sounds of 1970s arena rock, blazing its own high-energy, riff-heavy trail. The power trio, originally from Saratoga Springs, New York, has relocated to Austin and will be playing Thursday at House of Rock with Hydra Melody and Collective Dreams. Doors are at 9 p.m. Wild Adriatic’s sound recalls bits of Humble Pie, Free and Led Zeppelin as the group formulates and delivers its own powerhouse live show. The group’s debut album, “Big Suspicious,” came out in January 2014.They’ll be joined by San Antonio instrumental/indie/experimental band Collective Dreams and San Antonio indie alternative rockers Hydra Melody, who are making a return trip to HOR. They’re working on their debut album, slated for spring 2015.

nightowlsThe Nightowls are a modern blast from the past. The 10-piece Austin soul band plays Friday at House of Rock. Doors are at 5 p.m., show is at 9 p.m. Formed in the fall of 2011, The Nightowls have garnered accolades and praise for their unique blend of vintage and modern soul music, combined with high-energy, foot-stomping live performances. They have spent time recording their latest album, a follow up to 2013’s “Good as Gold,” at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Local art abounds as Friends & Lovers Art presents its show “Skin” on Saturday at House of Rock. More than 30 artists will display their works from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friends & Lovers Art is made up of artist who get together to share their art with one another and with the city of Corpus Christi. Twin Mountain Coffee Co. will set up with their artisan coffee and House of Rock’s kitchen will cater the event. Music will be provided by Wrongsong.

Hudson Falcons, Burlesque & Phil Friendly Trio This Weekend


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.


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.


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.

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