This Week: AER, UNI Benefit, DilloFest and more!
Scarecrow People acoustic duo can hook you up with great, laid-back tunes while you get a chance to grab a bite to eat Wednesday evenings at House of Rock. Want a little Sting, Paul Simon, David Bowie and more to go with all the delicious pizza, sandwiches and appetizers the House of Rock kitchen has to offer? You’re covered from 7-9 p.m. But it doesn’t stop there — the psychedelic/jazz/soul experiment known as Arcade Hustlers take over at 9 p.m. It’s also beer Wednesday with $2.50 craft beers and half-price appetizers from 4 p.m. until close.
Uptown Neighborhood Initiative is having its 2015 Good Neighbor Awards Benefit for Angela Rowe Leal on Thursday at House of Rock. Doors are at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by local Texas country band Reverend’s Daughter and American Idol singer Cheyenne James. Leal, who recently lost her husband and has small children at home, was a Good Neighbor Award recipient on 2013 for her support of the UNI. At the time, Angie was the City of Corpus Christi PRIDE Committee Director. The Good Neighbor Awards Benefit honors those citizens who’ve made a difference in the revitalization of Uptown Corpus Christi. Tickets are $30 and includes one drink ticket and plenty of appetizers served up from the House of Rock kitchen.
Aer combines the musical interests — from rap to reggae, indie rock to pop — of friends David von Mering and Carter Schultz, who formed the Boston band in 2010. Aer plays Friday at House of Rock with Chef’s Special and Audic Empire. Doors are at 7 p.m. Their debut release “The Bright Side” in 2012 set the bar high with a slew of innovative and engaging songs fitting of summer sunshine and crashing waves. Aer’s self-titled second album is much darker and rawer, with more hip-hop. The duo released its third album “One of a Kind” this summer, a continuation of Aer’s feel-good sound, but one that has grown and matured.
Dillofest, an annual metal music festival to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and pediatric cancer research in Corpus Christi, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with another massive lineup. The festival, featuring 26 bands on two stages, kicks off at 5:30 p.m. (doors are at 5) Saturday at House of Rock. Featured bands include Black Lung Conspiracy, Even in Death, Mutation, Screwface, Bombhoarder, Demented, Drastic Actions, A Growing Menace, Count Your Dead, Wages of Sin, Zombie King, Eros, Death’s Embrace, Urth Realm, Grizzle Stump, Bleed for Example and many more. Tickets are $10; $12 for minors.
Los Angeles rock quintet Stitched Up Heart brings its uproar of crunchy guitars, haunting melodies, driving rhythms and anthemic songs to House of Rock on Monday. They’ll be joined by Run 2 Cover. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. Furious and ultimately rapturous performances led by singer extraordinaire, Mixi, have captivated fans across the nation. The Halloween 2015 tour will premier songs live that are not yet released and will be on the upcoming full-length record.