The Shredder

Throwrag: Californian high-desert roots-rockabilly crew (Joe Ely meets The Clash) doesn't settle for 2nd Place on new Acetate album; with Roger Miret & the Disasters, Static Thought, Viva Hate and H-town's Hell City Kings. (Thursday, Walter's on Washington)

Texas National Motorcycle Rally: Calling all hogs for the state's newest bandanna bash, with tunes from Tracy Lawrence, David Allan Coe, Marshall Tucker Band, Blackfoot, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rick Derringer and more; sooooooo-ey! (Thursday-Sunday, Houston Raceway Park, Baytown)

Quintron & Miss Pussycat: Big Easy techno-punk DJ and baby-doll-voiced bombshell muse dial up The Jeffersons on MySpace single "Fly Like a Rat"; with Golden Triangle. (Friday, Walter's)

Jaguares: Fierce Mexico City quartet brings modern rock en español of 2008's Jaguares (EMI) north of the border. (Friday, Warehouse Live)

Third Day: Platinum Grammy- and Dove-winning Georgia rockers praise the Lord with guitars and drums on this "Music Builds" outing; with Switchfoot, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Jars of Clay. (Friday, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)

LoneStar PornStar: Unabashed Bayou City cock-rockers do some serious hair-­flipping on next month's sophomore CD Make Another Offer; with Chrome 44, Energy Williams and Almost Sober. (Saturday, Fitzgerald's)

Rock for Houston's Youth: Twelve local groups band together for second annual show benefiting area advocacy organization Children at Risk; with D.R.U.M., Studemont Project, Rowe, The Crisis, Electric Attitude, Blue Poptarts and more; $12. (Saturday, Warehouse Live Ballroom)

Dayglo Abortions: Black Flag-loving British Columbians prove there's more to Canadian punk than Nomeansno on barking albums like Feed Us a Fetus, Two Dogs Fucking and Holy Shiite; with the Accused, Filth Hounds and El Desmadre (Saturday, Walter's)

The Academy Is...: Fresh from The Hills, Chicago-area Fall Out Boys-come-lately enjoy some Fast Times at Barrington High on new Fueled By Ramen LP; with We are Kings and Blake. (Tuesday, Warehouse Live Ballroom)

Shiny Toy Guns: Now making radio waves with the Reznoresque "Ricochet," from second LP Season of Poison (Universal), these L.A. glamour goths still want to tear you apart. (Wednesday, Warehouse Live Studio)

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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.
Contact: Chris Gray