If Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Dash Rip Rock or the Black Dahlia Murder/3 Inches of Blood metalocalypse ain’t your bag tonight, Houston’s beloved Ka-Nives play a house party at 9:30 tonight with the Dimes and American Sharks. So far the location of said party is a well-kept secret, but check Hands Up Houston or try contacting the Ka-Nives through their MySpace page. If you miss the trio, who combine raw garage-punk energy with the fun-loving ‘50s rock and roll of groups like the Coasters, tonight, you might want to stop by tomorrow afternoon’s Secret Saturday Show at the Shady Tavern. That’s just a rumor, mind you, but I’m just saying…
Lots of other great local music on the docket tonight, counting Houston-born Sinatra lover
, who produced fellow Texan B.J. Thomas’ “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” and sang the theme song from theGarbage Pail Kids
TV series, at Jones Hall. Rudz hosts a loud, dirty Houston/Austin bill ofPoor Dumb Bastards
andShit City High
.Spain Colored Orange
- perhaps you’ve heard of them? – preview songs from their forthcoming second LP at Proletariat withHeist at Hand
unplugs for two sets at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck with Austin guestsDertybird
, and Super Happy Fun Land celebrates its relocation to 3801 Polk, just past Dowling, with a “Polka Party” featuringPoopy Lungstuffing
. DJs on duty tonight includeCeeplus Bad Knives
at Avant Garden andBoy Boy
’s bodacious Bodywerk at Boondocks, while Austin’s rapping ruffiansDirty Wormz
– sorry, that’sdiRTy WoRMz
– bring the noise and righteous reggae brosFull Service
release their new CDThe Dig
at Scout Bar and Acadia Bar, respectively.
Tomorrow night, the“Ladies’ Night Out”
tour hits Reliant Arena with four artists who, besides practically owning R&B in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s and introducing the world to New Jack Swing, have a collective body of work that can rightly be called CPR – certified panty removers. That’sKeith Sweat
(“I Want Her,” “Twisted”),Bel Biv DeVoe
(“Poison,” “Do Me!”),Tony! Toni! Tone!
(“If I Had No Loot,” “Little Walter,” “Oakland Stroke”) andGuy
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(“Groove Me,” “Spend the Night”). Pay attention, guys: For getting that groove on – during and after the show – it seldom gets any better, or easier, than this.
Other Saturday out-of-towners include Capitol Records sad-metal band Hurt (“Falls Apart”) at Scout Bar, while acid-jazz outfit the Greyboy All-Stars grooves Warehouse Live, ex-Procol Harum and Bryan Ferry guitarist Robin Trower ventures into Meridian and Jesse Dayton and Brennen Leigh hold their own at the Mucky Duck. Sunday, shaggy Pacific Northwest quartet The Lonely H brings the classic-rock revivalism of last year’s Hair – Kings of Leon fans especially take note - to Rudyard’s, and Exodus, the California hair farmers behind such albums as The Atrocity Exhibition and Shovel Headed Kill Machine, bring their biblical thrash to Meridian atop the very Y-chromosome bill of Goatwhore, Aisis, Warbringer and Houston’s Whorehound. Think these guys might have an issue or two with the opposite gender? – Chris Gray