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The Five Best Shows in Houston This Week: Parquet Courts, Borgore, Avril Lavigne, etc.

Parquet Courts Fitzgerald's, June 2

Since their 2010 debut, Parquet Courts' have been frequently branded with variations of "slacker-rock '90s revivalists," a description that really pisses the Brooklynites off. While their music does bear a striking likeness to at least the spirit of golden-child '90s bands like Pavement, transplanted Texan Austin Brown and his bandmates abhor such language as "lazy." See what else the Beaumont native had to say, besides ""I lived in Texas for 22 years...and that was long enough for me," in last Friday's interview with Brown. Parquet Courts' second album, Sunbathing Animal, is in stores tomorrow. NEPH BASEDOW

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