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 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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Reggae, Rock, Songwriters and more

Audic Empire returns to House of Rock on Thursday with its head-turning, feel good rock/dub/reggae vibes. The Austin band will be joined by The Bad Chords (South Texas rock/reggae/dub). Doors are at 9 p.m. The high-intensity band has been enjoying rapid growth as a fan favorite, expanding its psychedelic soundwave of love and music with its live performances and EP releases “Sativa Sunrise” and “Live at the Parish Austin.” The group released its latest single “Super Tramp” in October.

The Heroine is working hard so you can rock hard. The San Antonio southern rock/hard rock band plays Friday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by The Tropical, RESZ and Ten Foot Beast. Doors are at 9 p.m. All members of the five-piece band work regular day jobs but put all they have into being a rock ‘n’ roll juggernaut. One believer is none other than Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee, who declared “The band is bad ass!”

It’s time for another Rockaholics Calendar Girls release party Saturday at House of Rock. Longtime Corpus Christi rock veterans Bushbullit are joined by Stonewired (old to new death metal) and Mariachi Muerto (Corpus Christi latin/rap/rock band). Doors are at 9 p.m. Bushbullit has been around since 1976 and hasn’t conformed to any specific genre, choosing to maintain a distinct southern rock/blues path that is all its own.

Jimmy Willden hosts the Corpus Christi Songwriters every second Sunday of the month, a showcase of the best original songwriting this area has to offer. The showcase begins at 7 p.m. and welcomes all ages. All original songwriters are welcome to show off their amazing work and contribute to the local music scene.

Reggae-Rock band Audic Empire at House of Rock this Thursday

Audic Empire was formed in late 2010. Since then they have been turning heads in the Austin music scene with their psychedelic, Reggae/rock and feel good tunes. They have a high intensity performance and an astonishing sound with the contrast of two singers, their Red Hot solo Guitarist, and rock solid rhythm section. Audic Empire has played with numerous great artists and festivals. Audic’s first album Sativa SunRise will be debut in 2014.

The Bad Chords will be performing with Audic Empire on Thursday, January 8th. Doors will open at 9 PM. Tickets can be purchased at our online box office.

Happy Holidays from House of Rock!

TAMALE DINNERJoin the House of Rock family for the 10th annual Tamale Dinner, starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday. The Christmas Eve tradition serves up free tamale dinners with beans, rice and salsa. And don’t forget for guess how many cans make up this year’s House of Rock Lone Star beer can tree. The correct guess will win tickets for every HOR show for the upcoming year.

Christmas ShowOnce the traditional holiday music dies down, Equal Eyez annual Christmas Show will guarantee there isn’t a silent night Thursday at House of Rock. Filling the night with sounds of local music past and present are The Wild Ones, The Tropical with Shayna Sands, Dorsey and Dorsey and Y Los Frijoles, an all-star Equal Eyez reunion band performing songs by Feedback, thREEFERfive, Eskape Tones, The Make Out Bandits, and Two Day recovery. Doors are at 8 p.m.

LEOPLD DEC 2014Naked, stripped down and aching with adrenaline is the rawness of Leopold and His Fiction. The Austin trio performs Saturday at House of Rock along with The Blind Owls and The Golden Meanies. Doors are at 8 p.m. Originally formed as an outlet for Daniel James to exercise his lessons from his formative years in Detroit, the seminal force of Leopold and His Fiction is the catalyst for soul-drenched, bare-bones rock ‘n’ roll that shakes with the power of ’73-era Stooges while seducing with the rhythm and blues of Motown.

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