DIY July Continues with Burlesque, Hip Hop, Rock and more
Both of Wednesday’s performers at House of Rock, New Kingston and E.N. Young, caught the reggae bug early in life and have become proficient in the musical style. New Kingston, formed by three brothers, Tahir, Courtney Jr. and Stephen, began by covering music by the likes of Bob Marley, Earth, Wind and Fire, Dennis Brown, Michael Jackson and The Whispers. Through its original music, the group continues to explore its Jamaican heritage and their present lives in progressive New York City. New Kingston self-released two full-length albums, “In The Streets” (2010) and “Kingston University” (2013) and “Kingston City” came out earlier this year. E.N. Young started performing when he was 15 years old and in 2002 he became a member of the band Stranger. In 2010,Young began his solo career before joining Tribal Seeds after producing their album in 2011.Young realized his dream with the opening of his Imperial Sound Studio in 2013. As a solo artist, Young released “Live Love Stay Up” earlier this year. Doors are at 9 p.m.
Destruction of a King brings the heaviness to House of Rock on Thursday. The four-piece hardcore band from Los Angeles, also known as DOAK, is building its reputation as the the most controversial band the scene has to offer with filthy lyrics and melodic leads. The group earlier this year followed up its self-titled EP with its first full release, titled “DOAK.” They’ll be joined by Revisions, Mask of Morana, The Devil Himself, Mauler, Resurrect the Auspex and Blood of Our Brothers. Doors are at 6 p.m.
Hip-hop reigns Friday at House of Rock as One Who May Ascend has an album release party for “Humble Beginnings.” Corpus Christi artist One Who May Ascend rises above the cliché of a drug-slinging wanna-be thug rapper. With intricate lyrical content and concepts that can only be explained by some level of divine intervention, OMA has many titles, among them: leader, lyricist, martial artist, entrepreneur, underdog and philosopher, but above all, he is a human being. He’ll be joined by Kevin Abstract, Young Murk, Feral the Earthworm, Jay Cobb, The Fallen, Lakeita Valon and Frank Reyna. Doors are at 7 p.m.
The After Dark Revue and guest performers offer a tropical tease with their latest show, Forbidden Island, on Saturday at House of Rock. Featured performers are Calamity Chang (New York, N.Y.), Bettina May (New York, N.Y.), Grace Gotham (New York, N.Y.), Queertini Time (Austin), Rosie Rawhyde (Corpus Christi), Marla Mab (Corpus Christi), Maye Applebottom (Houston), Chola Magnolia (Austin),
Anita D’Vil (Houston) and host Al E. Cat (Houston). Doors are at 9:30 p.m. General admission standing room tickets are $10, a VIP table is $100 with a limit of four people per table and reserved seats are $25. Tickets are available at www.texashouseofrock and afterdarkrevue.com.