All five shows are on Saturday. Four of them are in the Fort. Sucks to be a local music lover.
1.) Three generations of groundbreaking Fort Worth-bred (if not “-born”) bands will invade Three Links (2704 Elm St.). At the top is Sub Olso, the heavy and heavy-duty psychedelic-dub project of musicians from all over North Texas (including Fort Worth, in the form of drummer Quincy Holloway) that used to drive all the kids wild in the early days of The Wreck Room.
Preceding S.O. will be Pinkish Black, the operatic-metal duo of vocalist/keyboardist Daron Beck and drummer Jon Teague, who were no strangers to the Wreck, maybe even during Sub Oslo gigs. Opening the night will be the young chill-wave Fort Worth tandem Tidals, whose debut album is being produced by Son of Stan, a.k.a. Jordan Richardson (Oil Boom, The Longshots, Bummer Vacation).
Cover is $10.
2.) Happy birthday to Blackbox, the Fort Worth booking agency celebrating its third anniversary with a show by Burning Hotels, Zhora, and Bummer Vacation at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666).
Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.
3.) Like your rock ’n’ roll loud, fast, mostly in-tune, drunk, and smoky? Then The Chat Room Pub (1263 W. Magnolia Ave., 817-922-8319) wants to see your sunshiny face Saturday night, when one of the coolest new acts in town, The Old 97’s-on-meth Caliche Burnout, will join the Motorheadian Dangits in opening for the “Loudensucke” Me-Thinks.
No word on cover.
4.) Katsük, Rahim Quazi, Salim Nourallah, Rivercrest Yacht Club, Walker & The Texas Dangers, Trai Bo, The Skeeves, Armadillo Creek, Coyote Head, Satellite Dream, Darrin Kobetich, and Colin Boyd will join forces at The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge (1311 Lipscomb St., 817-926-0986) to raise money for Elizabeth Anna, who’s undergoing cancer treatments.
Suggested minimum donation is $15-20, which will go toward Anna’s care.
5.) It’ll be a good ol’ fashioned rock ’n’ roll hoedown at Magnolia Motor Lounge (3005 Morton St., 817-332-3344). Headliners Chucho (née Foxtrot Uniform) will be preceded by intense F-Dub C&W singer-songwriter Jake Paleschic and this guy, Fort Worth ramblin’ man Vincent Neil Emerson.
Cover is only $5.