Corpus Christi Songwriters, Kitty’s EDM Costume Party

CC SONGWRITE FRIEverybody’s got a story to tell … and these bands have been doing it well as regulars on the local scene. Check out Arcade Hustlers, Steven James and the Jaded, J.M. Muniz and the Jimmy Willden Band on Friday as the Corpus Christi Songwriters presents its August showcase at House of Rock. Doors are at 8:30 p.m. The music runs the folk/Americana/jazz/funk/rock gamut but always centers on the importance of the story.
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Ain’t nothing but big ol’ dance party as Kitty’s EDM Costume Party takes over House of Rock on Saturday. Featuring DJ sets by Johnhawx and Topher and Nez, there will be a piñata smash, costume contest and plenty of prizes and giveaways. Tamales will be available from Tamale King, as will plenty of chances to dance. Wearing a contest will get you in at a discount. Doors are at 9 p.m.

On Sunday, the songwriters are back in their solo settings. Check out an impressive array of local, original music as Corpus Christi Songwriters has its monthly show at House of Rock on Sunday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Host Jimmy Willden invites a guest host each month to play songs and tell stories in between each round. This month’s guest host will be the unparalleled, youthful talent that is David Haycock. CC Songwriters has been on a mission to spread the interest in original music around Corpus Christi and its surrounding areas. The format is simple: each songwriter is allowed to perform two songs (they can be new songs, or old songs, but they must be original songs). Once everyone has shared their songs, stories and inspirations behind them, the cycle will begin again.