1.) Holy shit, this looks like fun.
Great life-affirming music, booze, chicks (and dudes, I guess). What a party. The orchestrators of the noise are The Orcanaut, a young Denton outfit. Though there’s a good chance that things won’t be as rowdy at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios (411 E. Sycamore St., 940-387-7781) tonight (Thu) when the band plays with The Hymens and Fort Worth’s Toy Gun, the performances will still probably kick all kindsa booty. Cover is $5-7.
2.) Lots of great Fort Worth flavor spackled with some Dallas sounds Friday at Shipping & Receiving (201 S. Calhoun St., 817-343-6393). The skuzzy, VU-inspired Year of the Bear, the trippy-dippy Southern-fried Natural Anthem, and Signals and Alibis will be joined by The Roomsounds.
Cover is $7.
3.) Rock dem headdresses, y’all. Ishi is coming all the way from Dallas to electro-blow your socks off tonight (Thu) at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666) with Denver’s Rose Quartz and Cleburne’s folky yet psychedelic Igneous Grimm.
Cover is only $5!
4.) I haven’t heard him in a long time, but when I first heard him I thought of him as sort of a Springsteen Jr. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. And I’m not talking Southern Gothic Boss. I mean big, bright, adventurous, epic Springsteen. “Born to Run” and all that jazz. Let’s see how Jonny the Saint holds up when he rolls into Lola’s on Friday with Arenda Light, the beautiful, wispy Hendersons, and Marc Smith.
Cover is $10.
5.) I never got the chance to listen to Mean Motor Scooter when they were Endless Sky, and, well, I’m glad I didn’t –– apparently, their sound also has changed. Anyway, along with two of my favorite new bands –– Chingalotus (“Marinating in Creamy Melodies,” Jan. 7) and The Mammal Virus (“Short, Strange Trip,” Nov. 5, 2014) –– the Scooter will roll into Lola’s on Sunday with some outfit called Coyote Cyanide.
Cover is $7-10.
And don’t forget about the Acoustic Mafia reunion Saturday night at The Aardvark.