Chasca, Migrant Kids, Rings of Saturn this week
Chasca is a Texas-born hellstorm of a band. Experience the five-piece rock band from San Marcos as its kicks up the theatrics and glam flair another notch Friday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by Migrant Kids and Arcade Hustlers. Doors are at 8 p.m. Chasca is equal parts glammed out alternative rock, Rocky Horror dramatics and devil-horned power chords. The group recently released “Barbarians” as a followup to the debut EP “Bedtime for Bediamites.” Austin Chronicle’s Best New Band honoree Migrant Kids aims for the musical sweet spot between rock and pop. Check out their simmering post-rock riffs and pounding back beats — a musical concoction they call psychedelic jungle rock. The group recently released an EP, “Primordial Soup!”
Rings of Saturn lands at House of Rock on Sunday with its Space Slam North American Tour 2016. They’ll be joined by The Browning and Lorna Shore. Doors are at 7 p.m. Rings of Saturn performs a subgenre of extreme metal known as deathcore, which fuses elements of metalcore and death metal. The style of deathcore that the band plays is influenced by technical death metal and is characterized by very fast and technical sweep-picking with an added harmony effect, fast tempos, ambient elements, and lyrics that deal with space invasion and extraterrestrial life. The band has jokingly self-classified their genre as “alien core.” Lugal Ki En, released in 2014, is the group’s most recent album.