You can’t help but feel the energy coming from Leopold and His Fiction frontman Daniel James. He punctuates his songs with emphatic finger points, thrusts of his fist skyward and dance grooves that send him all over the stage. And then he stops in his tracks and unleashes a soaring guitar solo that sends the fans into a frenzy. Leopold and His Fiction returns to House of Rock on Friday and will be joined by Lady Katherine and The Golden Meanies. Doors are at 8:30 p.m.
Originally from Detroit before relocating to San Francisco and now Austin, James has distilled what you hear today from his changes in surroundings and what he has learned from playing with different band members along the way. James and his current band unleash the garage rock/soul/folk swirl in a captivating burst that comes alive with each performance. With Lady Katherine, singer/songwriter Heather Donaldson crafts entrancing and intricate indie rock songs for the discerning listener. The Los Angeles-based group’s combination of melodic guitar riffs and haunting melodies are definitely an audio adventure worth exploring.