Critics and fans had then-Austin musician Ian Moore pegged as the next Stevie Ray Vaughan. He has the talent and could have played along, but didn’t. Instead, the Berkeley, Calif.-born musician, who has spent his time between Austin and Seattle, forged his own path in power-pop, roots music and blues with elements of folk and world music.
Moore had already gained notice before playing in Joe Ely’s band while in college at the University of Texas. He released his first debut album in 1993 and has released eight full-length albums (in addition to two live albums), with the last one in 2011.
Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils play Thursday with Dunebilly at House of Rock. Doors at are at 7 p.m.
The locals take over on Friday at House of Rock as Cupid’s Victim (female-fronted rock band), Thai Die (rock), Something Silky (rock), Violet Crush (alternative rock for the masses) and Lady Katherine (female-fronted jam/rock band) play. Doors are at 8:30 p.m.
Pioneering death metal band Morbid Angel blasts into action Saturday at House of Rock with Vadim Von, Xaphron and NQA. Doors are at 8 p.m. Morbid Angel evolved from its thrash metal roots after forming in Tampa, Fla., in 1984 and has found a tremendous following in being at the forefront of death metal’s creation. The group has released nine full-length albums, including 2011′s “Illud Divinum Insanus” after a nearly eight-year layoff between releases.