THURSDAY: ZERO PLATOON 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Zero Platoon will celebrate its first anniversary with a party Thursday at House of Rock. Doors at 7 p.m. The Sunshine Collective, Fader Friend and DJ Johnny Hotcakes. Mike Henneberger is a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi graduate and Army veteran who helps servicemen and women who are diagnosed with depression adapt to military life through music. Henneberger created Zero Platoon in October, recording musicians where they are, sometimes in the back of a car, while they perform acoustic songs and talk about how music has helped them through difficult times in their lives and posts the videos on YouTube.”I saw a lot of kids struggle with leaving their home, family and getting into this life where you leave being your own person behind,” Henneberger told the Caller-Times. “It was a struggle for me and I was 25. Music always helped me get through problems in my life, and I wanted to give these kids who are going through the same thing a little bit of hope.” The first 25 people will receive Zero Platoon T-shirts and the first 50 will receive stickers. Giveaways will be held for tickets to events at Concrete Street Amphitheater, Chuckles Comedy Club, Brewster Street Icehouse and Friday Night Haunted House.
FRIDAY: TRIBUTE TO STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
John Cortez Band will be honoring Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bushbullit will be honoring ZZ Top on Friday at House of Rock. Doors at 8 p.m. John Cortez Band has been recreating Vaughan’s music faithfully for quite some time along with their own blues/rock originals and covers. ZZ Top has long been a Busbullit staple as they play their own Latin-inflected, Texas blues/rock originals and covers.
SATURDAY: THE TOASTERS
The Toasters return to House of Rock with The Attack on Saturday at House of Rock. Doors at 8 p.m. The Toasters, enjoying their 33rd year, are one of the longest-serving third wave ska bands. Robert “Bucket” Hingley started the band in 1981 after seeing The Beat perform in NYC. The Englishman has been the lone constant member in a group that fuses ska, pool soul, reggae and punk rock with lyrics that deal with themes of love, unity and sociopolitical topics in high-energy live performances.