Metal Night with Fear Factory, Motown Grooves with Nightowls
Want a great chance to grab a bite to eat, chill out and listen to some really good music on a Wednesday night? Check out the Scarecrow People acoustic duo/ Somethin’ Silky doubleheader at House of Rock. Enjoy the acoustic stylings of Scarecrow People from 6-8 p.m. and Somethin’ Silky beginning at 9 p.m. Beginning as a reggae band in 1991, Scarecrow People became a rock band specializing in a potent blend of “B” sides, soundtracks, 1980s, retro and more. Two-thirds of the popular Corpus Christi trio (Tim Russell and Manuel Ponce) will be present for the duo performances. Somethin’ Silky, a trio featuring Adrian Tello (guitar), Austin Fogle (bass) and Eric Enriquez (drums), has original rock and covers to keep you grooving. It’s also beer Wednesday with $2.50 craft beers and half-price appetizers from 4 p.m. until close.
Industrial-tinged extreme metal pioneers Fear Factory are celebrating 25 years of existence in the best way — with a new album released earlier this month and a tour. The L.A. veterans rockers drop by House of Rock on Thursday with Once Human (rock band featuring ex-Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader), The Bloodline (Chicago metal band) and Before the Mourning (L.A. modern metal band). Doors are at 7 p.m. Fear Factory has released nine full-length albums and has evolved through a succession of styles, including industrial metal, death metal, groove metal and thrash metal while becoming enormously influential on the heavy metal scene in the mid-to-late 1990s. The group’s latest album, “Genexus,” was released in August 2015.
For their latest album, The Nightowls sought in inspiration from the very heart of soul music and traveled to FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. To hear the results, you don’t have to go as far as the Austin band appears Friday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by The Blind Owls (Corpus Christi retro rock ‘n’ rollers) and Arcade Hustlers (Corpus Christi funk/soul/jazz group). Doors are at 8 p.m. For “Fame Sessions,” due out Sept. 4, the group decided to tap into the studio’s magic from the ’60s and ’70s as the host of unforgettable sessions by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, The Staple Singers, Percy Sledge, Little Richard and The Allman Brothers. The album is a follow-up to “Good As Gold,” released in 2014 to widespread critical acclaim. The Austin Chronicle hailed it as “suave, energetic, blue-eyed soul” and named it one of the Top 10 of the year at the annual Austin Chronicle Music Awards, Austin Monthly named them a Band To Watch and Texas Music Magazine called the album “a smooth addictive blend of pop, R&B and funk that will delight the band’s dance-happy fans.”