Last week this city saw plenty of entertaining options and this week is no different. Performances from David Byrne, Judas Priest, Chastity Belt, Melvins, Sextile, The Residents, Joey Bada$$ and more will roll through town while sets from locals like Only Beast, Astragal and more will fill in the gaps.
you can begin over at Satellite Bar
for the dark industrial meets post punk of L.A.'s Sextile
. Last year this band dropped the epic album Albeit Living
and it is pretty fantastic to hear live. They're back this year with a new single, "Current Affair
," and they're an act you need to see. The post punk meets punk of Houston's Ruiners
will be on as direct support and openers for the all ages show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $10 to $12.
At Revention Music Center
you could get down with the pop rock of L.A's Haim
. While this sister act has been going strong for over a decade, last year's Something to Tell You
proved the trio still has plenty of legs and should be worth catching. The hip hop of once Houston resident Lizzo
will be on as direct support ad opener for the all ages show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $20 to $59.75.
In the foundation room at House of Blues
, three Houston songwriters Nathan Quick
, Charlie Harrison
, and Ben Jarrad
are set to perform. Of course, Quick has been going strong solo for a while, as has Harrison who also fronts the outfit Charlie & the Regrets. Jarrad also has a solid solo career as well as a standing gig with his band Ruckus and as Ian Moore's bassist. The all ages show should be worth making it out for. Doors at 7 p.m.; Free.
Chastity Belt will bring all the feels to White Oak Music Hall.
Photo by Carley Solether
Of course, at White Oak Music Hall
upstairs you could have swung by for the indie rock of Washington's Chastity Belt
, but the band has cancelled the rest of the tour due to health concerns. Refunds will be issued from point of purchase.
Under The Volcano
will get rip roaring when SOB
swings by to perform. These guys take Appalachian folk to a whole new place, adding swagger and twang like you've never heard before. While they have a new album due later this year, their last album Venus and the Cat
should let you know what you're in for on the 21 & up show. Doors at 8 p.m.; TBD cover.
you can begin at Avenida Houston
for the Party on the Plaza series with Fishbone
. Make no mistake, Fishbone are legends, mixing punk, funk, ska and more into their tunes, and their 1991 album The Reality of My Surroundings
is a classic. The Waxaholics
will be on the all ages show as support and openers. Doors 6:45 p.m.; Free.
If that's not your thing, upstairs at White Oak Music Hall
, the electro-pop of California's Baths
will be on hand. This guy makes beats and tunes that hard not to love, and his latest release Romaplasm
from last year is pretty legit. The shoegaze of Canada's No Joy
will be on as direct support while the synth sounds of Sasami Ashworth
will open the all ages show. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $16.
Joey Bada$$ is popping off as of late.
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Of course, you might find yourself at Warehouse Live
in the ballroom for the hip hop of New York's Joey Bada$$
. Here in support of his latest drop ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$
, the rapper who's known to drop fire sets should delight all with his presence. There's no word of support or openers for the all ages show. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $25.
will get groovy when Glove
swings by with their garage rock post punk mix. The Florida four piece sounds pretty splendid on their latest single, "Pleasure Intellect
." The trippy psych sounds of Galveston's India Tigers In Texas
will be on as support and openers for the 21 & up show. Doors at 9:30 p.m.; tickets $5.
, you could start off at Cactus
when David Ensminger hosts a round table discussion with members of Austin punk bands in celebration of the book "Austin Punk Invasion." Of course, this just isn't the drummer for The Hates and some band members, this is members of The Hickoids, Dicks, Terminal Mind, and so many more. The all ages affair should be worth checking out, with information here
. Doors at 6 p.m.; Free.
will get sultry when the troupe from Dem Damn Dames
returns with their show, Cirque du So Weird
. Alongside the troupe members, performers from Kansas City, Amarillo, and others from all over the Bayou City will join in the festivities. Aerial stunts, comedy and a pre-show with monkeys will all be on hand for the 18 & up show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets
$15 to $35.
Human Condition from Lace is punk and post-punk re-imagined.
Photo by Derek Rathbun
At Insomnia Gallery
, Houston's Lace
will convene to play their album release party for Human Condition
. Easily one of the more aggressive and dark hardcore records you'll hear this year, it should sound amazing in a live setting. Houston's Narcons
will bring their dark sounds on as direct support while Narrow Head
will get the all ages show started. Doors at 8 p.m.; Free.
will get loud when College Station's The Ex-Optimists
swing by to headline the room. The band is always loud, always fun, and their latest drop Reruns From The 1960's Vol. 3
is pretty solid. The high energy of The Wheel Workers
will be on as direct support while the crazed intensity of Only Beast
will get the 21 & up show started. Doors at 8 p.m.; $5.
Over at Satellite Bar
, you can get some rock on when Lagmind
performs. While this four piece makes dissonant rock, they're pretty impressive to catch in person. California's americas
will bring their indie infused math post-punk sounds on prior while California's Antiphony
will be on beforehand. The crazed energy of Mockingbird Brother
will open things up, or maybe the order is reversed on the 21 & up show. Doors at 9 p.m.; tickets $7.
at Continental Club
you could begin the day for PunkFest #6
. The all day affair will feature performances from Giant Kitty
, Kemo For Emo
, The Hates
, The Velostacks
, $50 Goat
and many many more. There's more information here
for the 21 & up show. Doors at 1 p.m.; tickets $15.
Perfume Genius should bring something intriguing to White Oak Lawn.
Photo Courtesy of Billions
Of course, on
the lawn at White Oak Music Hall
you could stay for the always intriguing sounds of David Byrne
. It's been long enough since Byrne departed Talking Heads and went solo, and his catalog is as eclectic as you should only expect. With his latest release American Utopia
, and new tracks "Dog's Mind
" and "Bullet
" coupled with his past records, get ready for an eclectic performance. The intriguing electro-pop of Perfume Genius
will be on as direct support and opener for the all ages show. Gates at 7 p.m.; tickets $55.
will get loud when Ruby The Hatchet
brings their metal sounds to town. Supporting their latest Planetary Space Child
, the band should delight anyone who likes a bit of prog with their metal. The high energy of Houston's Doomstress
will be on as direct support while the metal of Austin's Eagle Claw
will go on prior. San Antonio's Cursus
will get the all ages show opened. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $10.
Over at Anderson Fair
, the sweet and folky sounds of Texas' Nicolette Good
will be on full display. Aside from accolades from everyone who hears her, her latest drop Little Boat on a Wave
is hard not to like. Houston's Amanda Pascali
will be on as headliner for the all ages show. Doors at 7:30 p.m.; tickets $10.
will have the rock when Houston's Roelant
swing by to perform. Of course, with the straightforward rock of those guys, the chill indie sounds of Mourning Bliss
will be on prior, with the indie rock sounds of Yaupon
beforehand. The Winkler and the Hare
will open the 21 & up show. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $TBD.
Secret Sands make kraut rock infused electronica that's dark & engaging.
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Over on Grove Street
, Japan's Acid Mothers Temple
will bring their insane psych sounds back to town. For a band that's released over eighty records, they don't seem to be slowing any time soon and their latest Live in Castellon should give you an idea of what you're in for. The drone kraut sounds of Quebec's Yoo Doo Right
will be on as direct support while the dark kraut rock electronica of Houston's Secret Sands
will get the all ages show started. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $13.50.
over at Satellite Bar
, the garage rock of Nashville's Ron Gallo
will be on hand. Gallo makes some of the catchiest tunes you'll hear, and his latest release Really Nice Guys
is his best to date. The psych rock of North Carolina's The Nude Party
will be on as direct support and openers for the all ages show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $12 to $14.
Judas Priest will bring all the metal to Smart Financial Centre.
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Of course, you'd be foolish to miss the crazed energy of metal legends Judas Priest
over at Smart Financial Centre
. The band has been around over 40 years, and in that time they've written such epic tracks as "Living After Midnight
," "Breaking The Law
," and "You've Got Another Thing Coming
," to name a few. The band's latest release Firepower
just keeps the metal fires burning stronger. The British heavy metal of Saxon
will be on as direct support while Black Star Riders
will open the all ages show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $33.25 to $133.25.
you could get all the bass you can handle upstairs at White Oak Music Hall
, when Melvins
return to town. For the tour behind their new album Pinkus Abortion Technician
, the band will have Butthole Surfers bassist Jeff Pinkus as the second bassist for the entire tour. The darkwave of L.A.'s All Souls
will be on as direct support and openers for the all ages show. Bring earplugs. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $20.
The Residents will bring their legendary sounds to Warehouse Live.
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Of course, over in the studio at Warehouse Live
, the idiosyncratic avant garde sounds of San Francisco's The Residents
will be on hand to perform. Taking from the likes of Sun Ra and Captain Beefheart, this band has always been intriguing and their latest release Fingerprince
stays in line with their strange sounds. There's no word of support or openers, but that could change for the all ages show. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $27 to $32.
That's about it for this week. Remember that no matter what you decide to do, that a safe ride home is just an app away.