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Lucas Jack describes himself as a “recovering attorney,” in reference to the five years he spent as a lawyer in Chicago before heeding his true calling as a songwriter and performer. He managed to convert those experiences into fodder for his own unique brand of songwriting. Lucas Jack plays Thursday at House of Rock. He’ll be joined by Peace & Quiet and Jimmy Willden. Doors are at 8:30 p.m. His debut full-length album, “Before I Forget” is “a curated distillation of experiences and impressions drawn from the exhilarating, and at times, heartbreaking moments I spent as an ambivalent twenty-something student and professional in Chicago, searching for meaning in my often-failed relationships and half-hearted career choice,” says Lucas, who is responsible for songwriting, vocals, piano and organ on the album.
Looking for unique art for your home? Or just want to celebrate everything that is ink and printmaking. The Ink Slingers Ball celebrates its fifth anniversary Friday at House of Rock during downtown’s Art Walk. Doors are at 5 p.m. Past celebrations have brought together artists from around Texas, the country and the world and have celebrated all kinds of printmaking on various surfaces.
Indie rock band Quiet Company first burst onto the scene by winning 10 Austin Music Awards in 2012 with its release of “We Are All Where We Belong.” In 2014, the group was named rock band of the year. QUIET COMPANYExpect more accolades to come as the group recently released its latest, “Transgressor.” They’ll be joined by The Rocket Boys, Piqued Jacks and San Antonio’s Hydra Melody on Saturday at House of Rock.Doors are at 8 p.m. Frontman Taylor Muse’s characteristically introspective writing style is in full force as he tells tales of love, despair, pain and redemption, reflecting on his marriage, from burgeoning young love to a relationship tested through time. With its soaring guitars and throbbing bass lines drawing comparisons to Foo Fighters, Pavement and Manchester Orchestra, Quiet Company’s “Transgressor” will be leading the way as rock makes a return to form.
Swingin’ Utters came out of a nearly eight-year hiatus baSwingin Uttersck in 2010 and have been going strong since. They’ll be joined by the Bomb Pops and Noah and The Beyonders on Sunday at House of Rock. Doors are at 7 p.m. The punk rock group originally formed in 1987 in Santa Clara, California, before relocating to San Francisco. After releasing back-to-back albums after reuniting, the Utters came out with “Fistful of Hollow” in 2014, proving they’re not a band who’s ever made the same record twice. While the tones and arrangements set this record apart from their recent work, there’s still plenty of piss ‘n’ vinegar along with all the other hallmarks of a great Swingin’ Utters record: catchy melodies, diverse instrumentation, and intelligent, heartfelt lyrics.