The last time we saw Athens, Georgias We Versus the Shark in Houston, the group seemed headed into a more instrumental territory. But luckily, the members didnt rush into anything, because their latest collection of experimental, hardcore rock is the most interest-ing yet. With complex instrumentation backing multiple screaming, singing and speaking vocals, WVTS easily draws comparisons to Fu-gazi, At the Drive In or Pretty Girls Make Graves. It sounds like too much at once, but the foursome has mastered the formula. Those skeptical of their ability to pull it off onstage should prepare to have their doubts demolished today when WVTS plays after You, Me and Everyone You Know, All Parallels, Biclops, Knifeworld, Meredith Bragg and the Terminals, Mossyrock, Justice Yeldhelm, The LK and Pash Band. 6 p.m. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk. (Todays show is part of SHFLs SXSW Overflow Fest 2008, which runs March 7 through March 17.) For information, call 713‑880‑2100 or visit
www.superhappyfunland.com. $8 per show; $25 for all ten.
Tue., March 11, 6 p.m., 2008