If your idea of a swell time is being assaulted by screeching static, then does Wasted Words Art Collective in Arlington (2404 S. Fielder Rd.) have the show for you. Saturday night’s bill includes a bevy of 817 noisicians, including glitchwerks maestros Poison Apple (who’s releasing a new album in January, 2010, on the estimable Dick for a Hand Records), Habeeb (a.k.a. L. Kerr of Steel Hook Prostheses), A Fail Association, and Mind Hunter, who will be joined by Houston’s Muzak John, among others. The show also will mark Shortwave Death System’s first public appearance in, like, a long time. No cover. Donations appreciated.
Another Fort Worth band will be celebrating the release of a new CD. Tonight (Friday) at Lola’s-Sixth (2736 W. 6th St. in the W. 7th St. corridor, 817-877-0666), the Eaton Lake Tonics will ring in their latest, the tasty Rancho Folly IV, with Whiskey Folk Ramblers (who, incidentally, are recording their sophomore album) and Dallas’ Slider Pines. Cover for the all-ages show is $6-9.
Free tix. Got a pair for the Rev. Horton Heat show tomorrow (Saturday) at the Longhorn Saloon (121 W. Exchange Ave. in the Stockyards, 817-740-9477). You’ll need a legit form of ID to pick up the tix at the door –– please e-mail the name that appears on your form of ID to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “The Rev” or something in the subject line. First come, first served.