1.) Heaviness will reign on Saturday as two of North Texas’ most thunderous metal acts –– Pinkish Black and Solomon –– perform at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666).



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With the local darkwave duo Wire Nest. Admission is $7.

2.) God bless reggae. The good vibes that will flood Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666) on Friday when Pablo & The Hemphill 7, Lion Eye, and Bogus Green perform as part of Soundclash ’14 will be palliative for, well, at least some of us.

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3.) So this clown is playing Dallas on Monday.

Just kidding. Ace could be a cool guy for all I know. I just like dissing him as a way of irritating my two best friends back in my hometown of Pittsburgh, to whom Ace Frehley and, to a greater extent, KISS represent the guiltiest of all guilty pleasures. And, minus my pals’ exaggerated-for-a-joke Space Ace worship, I’m right there with them. Early/made-up KISS is righteous, dumb fun. “Calling Dr. Love”? “Do You Love Me?” “Strutter”? “Christine Sixteen”? “Plaster Caster”? “Cold Gin”? “Ladies’ Room”?! Every other glam-rocker on the planet can only dream of writing stuff that catchy and head-bangable.

Space Ace’s show is at Trees (2709 Elm St., 214-741-1122) with some band called Generator and another called Carbon. Admission is $35.

4.) After a bunch of touring, The Longshots are back home and will be playing only sparingly as they record their sophomore album. Be sure to catch them on Saturday at Shipping & Receiving (201 S. Calhoun St., 817-887-9313).

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5A.) Pack some warm clothes, load up on adult beverages, and pilot the wagon to the country, Romney, Tex., to be exact. That’s where some groovy local acts, including Blank-Men, Sealion, Tornup & Berto G., and many others, will play a mondo-house party of sorts this Friday and Saturday as part of Novemberfest 9.

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5B.) And for those of you lucky enough to live near extended family and who will be celebrating Thanksgiving not too far from where you live, Lola’s presents a primo opp to get the hell outta the house post-dinner, post-tedious/formal convos. Big Mike Richardson’s Box of Rock will reunite for one night only.

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