THURSDAY: CLAIM THE CROWN
Claim the Crown brings the best of Corpus Christi and regional hip hop to House of Rock on Thursday night. The show features live performances by AB Dvinci, Loudmoufa, Merk Rock, E Class, D.S.C. and T-Ress. Emakulate is the host, DJ Heavy Hands will be spinning and 361 Kingz will provide the beat showcase. Guest appearances will be made by Bo-Yo, J-Lee of Gunplay Muzik and the Gotti Gang.
Emakulate, who’s real name is Emmitt Bacy, was born and raised in Corpus Christi and has been rapping since the age of 6. He’s an MC who lights up the crowd with immense stage presence and electrifying performances. His style, although different to the usual crunk feel of southern rappers, is raw but catchy and deeply intellectual. Doors are at 8 p.m.
SATURDAY: DEVIL DRIVER & WHITE CHAPEL
Metal has its night Saturday at House of Rock as Devil Driver, White Chapel, Revocation, Rivers of Nihil and Fit for An Autopsy take the stage Saturday at House of Rock. Doors are at 5 p.m.
Devil Driver tears its way through heavy metal again with “Beast,” the band’s fifth album for Roadrunner Records, which is an exorcism of animalistic, primal hooks, death metal percussion and propulsive thrashing. While many bands in the modern era are already withering away by their second album and have shriveled up and died by their third, Devil Driver has proven to mutate, growing strong and more immortal with each successive release.
White Chapel is an American deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee. Since its inception in 2006, the band has released three studio albums and five music videos and are currently signed to Metal Blade Records. White Chapel is notable for utilizing three guitarists.
Revocation returns with a new album of masterful modern metal in “Chaos of Forms.” Unforgettable songs bend, stop, twist and shred at virtuosic levels while exploding with frenetic energy.
Rivers of Nihil can be can be defined as the continuation of a neutral flow of retaining emptiness. The group’s humble, egoless efforts took shape after Jake Dieffenbach (vocals), Ron Nelson (drums), and Jon Kunz (guitars) got together to create a band to push the boundaries of death metal.