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.
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.
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.
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.
Join 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.
Once 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.
Naked, 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.
Tuesday, singer-songwriter Jimmy Willden debuted his new solo EP. Thursday, he’ll share it House of Rock with his EP release party. He’ll be joined by Lady Katherine and Steven James. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. “Melodies of the Aftermath” features songs about the back and forth of being in a relationship, and the downward spiral of love, Willden told the Caller-Times. Willden said he felt he finally had a cohesive story of songs for a solo release. “I feel like I’ve grown and come full circle and am writing songs that say what I want to say. One of the songs ‘Smoke’ I feel was a gift given to me. It’s a song that transcends me and can speak to everyone.” His plan is to release a full album by late spring.
Friday: Andrew WK
Andrew W.K. brings the hard-rocking party to House of Rock on Friday with Yip Deceiver and IAYD. Doors are at 9 p.m. Andrew W.K. is the King of Partying. Infamous for his bloody nose, famous for his high-life attitude, beloved for his songs like, “Party Hard,” “We Want Fun,” and “You Will Remember Tonight,” Andrew’s goal is to use all forms of entertainment to create feelings of pure joy, fun, love, freedom and possibility — and to rock hard. The tag-team all-analog dance duo Yip Deceiver broadcasts sexxed-up jambox jaunts and lights club floors ablaze at home in Athens, Georgia, and beyond.
Saturday: Sideshow Tragedy
Raw rock ‘n’ roll will be served up Saturday at House of Rock, featuring Austin duo The Sideshow Tragedy, Dead Mockingbirds (Dallas rock ‘n’ roll trio) and The Golden Meanies (Corpus Christi garage rock). Doors are at 9 p.m. The Sideshow Tragedy offers up a dark, murky, glorious slab of garage, blues and rock. The duo’s songs are collection of raw energy and focused poetry, hitched together like old rail cars hurtling non-stop from the Deep South to the East Village.
Sunday: STUF- Mas
South Texas Underground Film will be hosting a Cell Phone Film Challenge this Sunday, December 21. Doors open at 7:30pm. It’s Free to enter and Free to watch! (3 Launch Times, 1 Element, 7 Days to Film! Film on a Cell Phone!!)
Voodoo Glow Skulls will share their California street music – a high-octane mix of rock, punk, ska and hardcore – Thursday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by No Questions Asked, Noah and the Beyonders. Doors are at 8 p.m. Formed in 1988, Voodoo Glow Skulls mesh hardcore punk, traditional ska, tough guitar riffs and the Mexican music of their roots to create the prototype for the West Coast ska-core sound. Unflinchingly honest, their songs often used humor to comment on harsh political realities – from racial inequity to unrest overseas. Singing in both Spanish and English, Voodoo Glow Skulls’ bilingual musical tradition has been a hallmark of the band since since the beginning. The group released its ninth studio album “Break the Spell” in 2012.
FRIDAY: CODY AND WOODY’S BDAY BASH
Cody and Woody’s Birthday Bash features and eclectic mix of performers Saturday at House of Rock. This year, Echo, Peace & Quiet and The Pacific Islanders take the stage. Doors are at 9 p.m. Echo navigates its psychedelic/progressive rock with mind-bending jams and tight musicianship. The Pacific Islanders are a Polynesian dance troupe that features a Tahitian drum band, fire dancers and Tahitian, Hawaiian, Maori and Samoan Dancers. Rarely peaceful, never quiet is Peace & Quiet. The indie rock group features a poetic trance of melodic algorithms and fine structure. True to the art, they’re definitely a must for music enthusiast.
Emmure’s take-no-prisoners attitude has allowed the band to rise to the top of the metal scene. The New York deathcore group will play Sunday at House of Rock with The Acacia Strain, Fit for a King, Kublai Kahn and Skylar. Doors are at 6 p.m. Emmure delivers and unhinged blend of blistering hardcore and punishing death metal featuring unapologetic lyrics with their rage-infused roots. You’ll definitely feel their powerful low chugging, technical riffs and bone-crushing drum work.
WEDNESDAY: Three Bad Jacks brings its high-octane renegade rock ‘n’ roll to House of Rock on Wednesday. They’ll be joined by Corpus Christi’s own rockabilly veteran trio Matt Hole and the Hot Rod Gang. Doors are at 9 p.m. The Los Angeles trio displays a mastery and understanding of American big beat heritage. Singer-guitarist Elvis Suissa, bassist Ruben Ibarra and drummer Adam Jones play rockabilly and psychobilly with a modern original sound that recalls the late 1950s and early 1960s.
FRIDAY: The 5th Annual Rolling Art Show is this Friday during ArtWalk at House of Rock presented by Dyano Cycle. Check out custom motorcycles that will be displayed throughout the venue and enjoy live music. Doors open at 5 PM.
SATURDAY: After Dark Revue tempts and teases with its December presentation, The Whirly Girl Show, at 10 p.m. Saturday. The show is hosted by Miss V Haven (Houston) and presents Ginger Valentine (Dallas), the Queen of Burlesque of the 2011 New Orleans Burlesque Festival. Also featured are MaryLynn May Hem (Dallas), best solo 2014 San Antonio Burlesque Festival; Jolie Goodnight (Austin) 2012, second runner-up for Miss Viva Las Vegas; Rosie Rawhyde (Corpus Christ), best tease 2013 San Antonio Burlesque Festival; Lola Von Deadly (Houston) and more. Standing room tickets, reserved seats and VIP tables are available in advance at afterdarkrevue.com and the House of Rock box office.