MP3 of the Day: Giant Battle Monster

If you plan on seeing Houston's Giant Battle Monster live, tonight at the Alvin Bowling Alley is your last chance until Christmastime. The psych-rock band, whose spacey, expansive jams bear a striking resemblance to the Mars Volta, is going on hiatus to record and generally recharge the proverbial band batteries. GBM was nice enough to shoot us Rocks Off quick stabbings of

"Dog of Man"

to tide us over, with the promise of more cuts (the fruits of a May jaunt out west to Austin for a recording session) to come in the future. GBM rocks the lanes tonight with the like-minded instrumental metal cats Sunrise & Ammunition, Rosharon downbeaters Campfire Stories and Miami shoegazers Glocca Morra.

7 p.m., Alvin Bowling Alley, 300 Motel Dr., Alvin, 281-331-4487 or www.alvinbowling.com.

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