FRIDAY: THE INDEPENDENTS
The Independents are touring in support its new album, the horror-punk band’s first in six years. They’ll be joined by Tricounty Terror, Avenue Rockers and NQA on Friday at House of Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m. The Florence, S.C., band formed in 1992 and was championed and produced by Joey Ramone. The group continues its hard-rocking ways with “Into the Light,” the band’s latest release.
SATURDAY: ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR
Roadkill Ghost Choir has emerged from the desolate heart of Central Florida to make unsettling, powerful American rock — Tom Petty by way of Radiohead and Cormac McCarthy. The folk/rock group plays Saturday at House of Rock with The Eastern Sea and Modern Explorations. Doors are at 8 p.m. Set against a ghostly steel pedal, singer and main songwriter Andrew Shepard triumphantly conjures an allegorical American landscape of drifters, specters and violent saints. The group released its full-length debut album “In Tongues” in August.