Shows of Ever-Increasing Significance
Garage Rockin’ Where House
The Mike Haskins Experience, the band of the titular guitar player who honed his chops in the legendary Dallas garage band The Nervebreakers, will join three killer throwback Fort Worthians — tribute outfit Stoogeaphilia, ’60s-psyche-heads Fungi Girls, and garage-rawkers Doom Ghost — on Saturday at The Where House (2510 Hemphill St, Near South Side, 817-913-7777). Cover is a measly 10-spot.
Passing Through 1919
Mesa’s dark, heavy, and synthy Beautiful Ones and Lincoln’s brutal Bent Life will stop in Fort Worth tonight (Friday) to play a show with Fort Worth hard-rockers Real Talk and doom-metalists Nigh at 1919 Hemphill St (Near South Side, 817-920-9665). Tomorrow will see more touring bands: Midland pop-punks Ivy League, San Antonio hardcore artists Hardside, and L.A.’s glitchwerks-y and hip-hop-influenced Thornz, plus Fort Worth’s mercurial and heavy Truth. (Not sure on cover charges, but most 1919 shows are only five bucks. Call ahead for more info.)
Apparently, Dove Hunter‘s back together. The Dallas-Fort Worth trio’s playing tonight (Friday) at Lola’s (2736 W 6th St, 817-877-0666) with Denton’s trippy Coves and Gold Beach, an Austin band on Fort Worth label Spune Productions that on Tuesday, Feb 28, will inaugurate a series of 7” vinyl releases from Spune with “Gold Beach”/”The Soft Effect,” a slab of white vinyl whose packaging also will include a six-track download card. Tomorrow night at Lola’s, Fort Worth space-rockers Secret Ghost Champion will be onstage with L.A.’s Heywood and TS & The Past Haunts, the new project from former frontman of Piebald, a popular indie-rock act from Boston. Cover charge to both shows is $8-12.
Pour House Benefit
Several fun, mostly cover artists will jam from 7pm ’til midnight on Sunday at The Pour House (2725 W 7th St, 817-335-2575) to benefit Cambri Massena, an adorable newborn who shortly after birth was diagnosed with biliary artesia, a rare disease that blocks the tubes that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder. She’s now on the transplant list. In addition to tunes from Poo Live Crew, Mullet Boyz, Vegas Stars, The Dick Beldings, and D-Snacks & The After-School Special, there’ll also be a raffle with items donated by area businesses and vendors. All proceeds will go toward the Massenas. Admission is a donation.
Up at The Cellar
An interesting Fort Worth-act bill will go off tonight (Friday) at The Cellar (2916 W Berry St, TCU area, 817-923-6116), when the klezmer-rocking and gypsy-inflected My Wooden Leg and the spacey, folky Igneous Grimm take the stage.