U2-ish Fort Worth rockers Titanmoon will be traveling to Pakistan in October to help raise awareness of and financial support for private schooling there –– the public school system, Titanmoon says, is “practically non-existent and leaves huge holes.” The band will perform for the mayor of Karachi and possibly also President Zardari. Also in October, the band will travel to Japan as ambassadors of Fort Worth and perform in our Japanese sister city, Nagaoka. Closer to now, Titanmoon will be performing on Good Morning Texas on Thu., Sept. 3, and tonight (Friday) at The Cavern (1914 Greenville Av, Dallas, 214-828-1914).

The band is in the studio and hopes to release a new album by the Holidays.

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On Saturday at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth (2736 W 6th St, in the West 7th Street corridor, 817-877-0666), the monthly Good Show Showcase will star Red Animal War, True Widow, and self-proclaimed “Fort Worth’s Shittiest Band!” The Me-Thinks. Tix are $6.

Fort Worth metal will be in full effect tonight (Friday) at Ridglea Theater (6025 Camp Bowie Blvd, on the West Side, 817-738-9500), when three Fort Worth head-banging bands –– Within Chaos, Stir the Silence, and The Funeral Procession –– share a bill with Dead Rising, American Lab Rat, and Cinder Cell.

This week’s free Monday show at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios (411 E Sycamore St, Denton. 940-387-7781) will feature Bad Sports, Fort Worth’s Drug Mountain, The Uptown Bums, and Fred Xeppelin and the Meatles (featuring Nevada Hill, Sarah Alexander, and half of Yells at Eels: brothers Aaron Gonzalez and Stefan Gonzalez).

On a non-music-related note, this weekend AMC Grapevine Mills will continue its recent tradition of screening Korean films by showing Haeundae, a disaster film about a tsunami hitting the city of Busan. Weekly film critic Kristian Lin said, “I haven’t had a chance to see it yet, but I’ll be out there in the next few days. I’ll let you know how it turns out.”