The Nightowls, Hudson Falcons, Flatbroke & Super Bowl


Austin soul band The Nightowls will present their special Al Green tribute show, Love and Happiness, on Thursday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by Arcade Hustlers. Doors are at 8 p.m. During their regular performances The Nightowls seamlessly shift from Motown classics to James Brown to Jackson 5 and weave in their own originals without missing a beat. Thursday’s show is for the lovers — of soul, of dance and especially Al Green. The group released “Fame Sessions,” in 2015 and is preparing to release a new EP soon.

Rock/reggae/jam band favorites Flatbroke will keep the groove going Friday at House of Rock during Art Walk. They’ll be joined by Arcade Hustlers, beginning at 9 p.m. Not your traditional reggae but producing more than a hint of it, Flatbroke has been jamming to its own beat since 2005.


While the rest of the music world tries to figure out a way to make the 21st-century music lover aware of great bands, the Hudson Falcons have followed the old-fashioned route: touring, touring, touring, repairing the van and then more touring. The New Jersey rockers stop by House of Rock on Saturday. They’ll be joined by Avenue Rockers and Spanish Reds. Doors are at 9 p.m. Forming in New Jersey in the late ’90s, the Hudson Falcons chase a creative trail assembled halfway on the roots of punk rock fixed by bands like the Clash and the intense marks of pure rock ‘n’ roll acts like Bruce Springsteen. The influences of the road have clearly found their way through the well-worn tires of the band van and into the Falcons’ music. More than ever, there are traces of South Texas and a little bit of heartland stomp mixing in with the New Jersey soul and swagger that has come to symbolize the Falcons and brought them a loyal following both in the United States and abroad. The group released their latest album, “Peace of Mind,” in 2015.

So the big game was a blowout, the commercials were boring and it’s still early … how can you salvage your Super Bowl Sunday night? Ty Dietz has you covered as he hosts Sunday’s CC Songwriters Super Bowl After Jam at House of Rock. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. for participants and the music gets started soon after as aspiring performers and seasoned veterans share their original songs. No covers … they’re just not allowed. Just fresh, original songs all night.