From Rock to Reggae– This Weekend at House of Rock
All the way from Finland, Children Of Bodom brings its epic sound to House of Rock on Thursday. They’ll be joined by Havoc and Blood of Our Brothers. Doors are at 7 p.m. For more than 20 years, the group has incorporated many styles into their celebrated sound, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death metal, thrash metal, symphonic black metal and neoclassical metal. Their enthralling mix of melodic hooks and instrumental acrobatics have solidified the band as one of the leading voices of music’s new generation.The group’s latest album, “I Worship Chaos,” was released in October 2015.
While Nina Diaz is away, FEA must play. The San Antonio rock group featuring Girl In a Coma’s Fannie Diaz and Jenn Alva plays Friday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by Go Betty Go and The Killer John Miller. Doors are at 8 p.m. FEA, with lead singer Letty Martinez and guitarist Aaron Magana, is a fierce Chicana punk rock force. The group is working on an album for Blackhearts Records and has a West Coast tour in the works. L.A. garage punk band Go Betty Go is touring with its album, “Reboot.”
Love is in the air Saturday at House of Rock with a Latin roots/reggae/dancehall/cumbia/ska/dub blend with Orange County California musician Johnny Love. He will be joined by Judivan Roots. Doors are at 8 p.m. The California roots musician promises an energetic live parade of fun, not just your average reggae show, but something to remember. The music is straight from the barrio scene in Santa Ana.
Oakland pop-punk band SWMRS stops by House of Rock on Sunday. They’ll be joined by The Frights, The Turnaways and Evan Buhidar. Doors are at 7 p.m. The Oakland rock band was started by two brothers and other friends from the neighborhood bonding over a mix of influences from the Beach Boys to The Ramones. The group. previously known as Emily’s Army, was renamed SWMRS last year. The group released its third album, “Drive North,” last week. San Diego garage punk band The Frights also released their album, “You Are Going to Hate This,” last week.