At 4-foot, 8 inches, Virginia native Lin Doak provides the ultimate Ozzy Osbourne experience — just as a pint-sized Prince of Darkness that is serious in spirit, talent and authenticity. Doak and his band perform Thursday as Little Ozzy takes to the stage at House of Rock with Project Terror and Poetry and Prose. Doors are at 8 p.m. Sharon Osbourne gives Little Ozzy her stamp of approval after seeing the band perform in an “America’s Got Talent” audition. Little Ozzy strives to be more than a tribute band, playing professionally and with skill that is impossible not to be hurled back in time through a musical journey as if you were really listening to to Ozzy. San Antonio metal band Project Terror makes music in the vein of Judas Priest, DIO, TNT, Halford, Saxon, Fates Warning, Helloween, Vicious Rumors and PrimalFear — power metal with an old-school ’80s vibe. Rounding out the bill is Corpus Christi Pantera tribute band Poetry and Prose.
DEADHORSE WITH BLACK LUNG CONSPIRACY AND MORE
After reuniting in 2011, thrash metal underground standouts Deadhorse are riding strong again. The founding members of Houston’s underground scene during the late 1980s and early ’ 90s play Friday at House of Rock. Doors are at 8 p.m. Deadhorse blends thrash with elements of country music and Texas culture to produce aggravated, interesting and literate heavy metal. Joining Deadhorse are Black Lung Conspiracy, N.Q.A. and Skrewface.
AFTER DARK REVUE BURLESQUE
The After Dark Revue crew and featured performers will make sure the Wild West is wilder and sexier than the West ever was. Saturday’s latest After Dark Revue burlesque show, Lust in the Dust, pays tribute to the wild, wild West with one its biggest shows yet. Featured performers Tana the Tattooed Lady (Portland, Ore.) was 2010′s Pinup Girl of the Year and 2010 Tattooed Entertainer of the Year and Ruby Champagne (Los Angeles), the Mexican Spitfire of Burlesque, was 2010′s Miss Viva Las Vegas and was named best soloist in the 2012 ABurlyQ competition in Albuquerque, N.M. The show also features Dominque Trix (Chicago), Man Johnson (Seattle), Black Orchid (San Antonio), Kiki Maroon (Houston), Maye Applebottom (Houston), Rosie Rawhyde (Corpus Christi) and more. Doors at 9 p.m.