Guitar Hero is a rising tide that lifts all boats. It certainly raised the fortunes of the Waltham, Massachusetts, four-piece Graveyard BBQ. Winners of the 2005 Be a Guitar Hero contest, the BBQers saw their song Cheat on the Church become known to button-mashing wannabe shredders everywhere when it landed on the first edition of the record-smashing video game. Upholding the eternal rock and roll values of scantily clad dancers (their BBQ Girlz) and thunderous riffs, Graveyard BBQ fall within the awesomely named dirtcore genre. They season vintage Metallica thrash with a hint of twang and the sleazy white-trash aesthetics of Rob Zombie. Keeping song titles like Creamskull Boogie, Meat Your Enemy and Ride the Stache in mind, it shouldnt come as a shock that the BBQ boys do a bitchin cover of AC/DCs Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. The Trian Woodburns open. 10 p.m. Continental Club, 3700 Main. For information, call 713-529-9899 or visit www.continentalclub.com. $10.
Sat., May 31, 10 p.m., 2008