Fear Factory, Hydra Melody and more this week

Ty Dietz WebLocal singer-songwriter Ty Dietz will be spinning folk/Americana tales with an acoustic jam Thursday at House of Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m.

Gorilla Music presents Rock the Mic Fest on Friday at House of Rock. Doors are at 6 p.m. Check out new music and artists in a battle-of-the-bands showcase.
San Antonio rockers Hydra Melody return Saturday to House of Rock. They’ll be joined by Hilltop, Milo and JKLB & The Oddfellas. Doors are at 8 p.m. The five-piece alternative rock band merges five separate musical instincts to fuel a single cohesive sound.The group’s debut full-length album “Nocturna” will be released in May 2016.

Fear Factory stops by House of Rock on Monday, celebrating 20 years since the release of the group’s second album “Demanufacture.” They’ll be joined by Soilwork, Zombie King and Fall. Doors are at 6:30 p.m. Guitarist Dino Cazares told Blabbermouth.net: “We will be playing ‘Demanufacture’ in its entirety. We did it in Europe and we did it in Australia a couple of years ago and now it’s going to be America’s turn. We wanna commemorate and celebrate a really good album — actually, one of our greatest albums. It’s the album that really took us to the next level. A lot of people discovered us on that record.” The group’s ninth studio album, “Genexus” came out in 2015.