Ty Dietz and Fred Cook, Scorpio Rising with Stupid Drama, Royale and Lonely Horse

TY DIETZTy Dietz and Fred Cook have some stories to tell. The South Texas singer-songwriters will be spinning their tales Thursday at House of Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m. Dietz and Cook are veterans of the scene and have plenty of wit, wisdom and life lessons to share in the form of song.

Take a cosmic walk in the zodiac garden as Scorpio Rising drops by House of Rock on Friday. The Austin electro-dance rock band will be joined by Stupid Drama, Arcade Hustlers (psychedelic jazz soul experiment) and Somethin’ Silky (indie rock/funk/blues trio). Doors are at 9 p.m. Scorpio Rising’s recordings and intense live performances have made them one of Austin’s premiere entertainment commodities and were hailed as the No. 1 EDM/dance band in 2015-16 at the Austin Music Awards. Fans have likened their sound to The Rolling Stones meet Scissor Sisters, polished with a touch of Motown. Stupid Drama is a band fronted by critically acclaimed 12-string acoustic guitarist, Nathan Olivarez, whose dynamic songwriting, unique vocal stylings have and guitar playing have earned several Austin Chronicle’s reader’s poll awards.

 

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Houston alternative rock band Royale stops by House of Rock on Saturday and they’ll be joined a trio of local bands. Robstown heavy metal band ZombieKing, Corpus Christi metal band Blood of Our Brothers and Corpus Christi metalcore band A Means to an End are all performing. Doors are at 5 p.m. Royale, formerly known as Strength in Shadows,
re-formed in 2015 and urges listeners not to mistake their music for a typical metal/hardcore band. Royale combines melodic guitar leads with catchy yet unique choruses.

Later Saturday, Lonely Horse brings its dark, folk rock to House of Rock. The San Antonio desert rock duo will be joined by Femina-X (San Antonio jungle fusion/latin alternative) and The Fat Cats. Doors are at 9 p.m.