Blues, Country, Rock and Punk All This Weekend!
Whether appearing solo, in an all-star supergroup, in groups playing his original songs or playing with his father, Devon Allman lives and breathes blues/rock/soul music. Allman appears Thursday at House of Rock. He’ll be joined by Rich Segura and Cathouse. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. Allman, who grew up in Corpus Christi, has been playing shows with his band while backing is father, Gregg. Thursday, it’ll be Devon and his band on his material, which he has been hard at work at — releasing 2013’s “Turquoise”, followed by 2014’s “Ragged & Dirty” and 2014’s “HeartSoulBlood” with Royal Southern Brotherhood, his collaboration with Cyril Neville.
Before heading out for a West Coast tour, local veteran rockers Avenue Rockers present a “variety” show featuring music of various genres, comedy and burlesque. Avenue Rockers and Friends takes place Friday at House of Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m. In addition to Avenue Rockers, featured musicians are Shadow of the Giant, Shayna Sands Band, The Knockouts and Glenndejo. Guest comedians are Dan Pretzker and Hadar Dinn, and burlesque performers are Miss Wicked Kitty and Sadie Sin.
Local rockers Shattered Sun will celebrate the release of the group’s debut album Saturday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by Switchblade Jesus and Of Serpents and Saviors. Doors are at 9 p.m. The Alice metal group is celebrating the release of “Hope Within Hatred.” What sets Shattered Sun apart from the crowd is the group’s message of hope a positivity in a time where it seems most heavy music is about negativity and angst.The group just released news it will be joining a national tour this fall with Soulfly, Soilwork and Decapitated.
At 60 years old, the songs, albums, shows and experiences continue to mount for prolific singer-songwriter Steve Earle. Earle has amassed thousands of stories, three Grammys, six ex-wives and 16 studio albums recSTEVE EARLE DUKES MAY 2015orded over three decades. His latest, “Terraplane,” is a collection of blues-based songs he wrote during a difficult separation from his latest wife, songwriter Allison Moorer. Earle plays Sunday at House of Rock. He’ll be joined by The Mastersons, who also are part of his band, The Dukes, Pake Rossi and Ty Dietz. Doors are at 7 p.m. “Terraplane” is a blues record, Earle told Mother Jones in an interview. Not necessarily, Texas blues, “but I’m from Texas. There’s not a Los Angeles shuffle. There’s not a New York shuffle. There’s only a Chicago shuffle and a Texas shuffle. Chris Masterson, my guitarist, was born in Louisiana but he grew up in Houston, and his dad fixed everybody’s amps. He was out playing in pretty serious blues bands, sitting in at Antone’s in Austin when he was 14, 15. He was one of those guys.” It’s also a breakup album of sorts as he separated from Moorer in 2014. “I’m going through it right now with Allison. She’s heard some of the record and gotten pissed off about it. I don’t have any other experience to write about this year. I wish I did.”