Graveyard BBQ

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 shouldn’t come as a shock that the BBQ boys do a bitchin’ cover of AC/DC’s “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
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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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