For Today, Any Colour You Like, The Parasites, CC Songwriters Showcase

Sioux City, IowFOR TODAYa metal core band For Today is calling it quits. Catch them on their farewell tour as they stop in Thursday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by Gideon, Wage Ware and Bloodlines. Doors are at 6:30 p.m. After more than 11 years as a band, six full-length albums and one EP, For Today decided to make 2016 the last year. The group never imagined that its music would make it out of Sioux City, Iowa, let alone take the band all around the world. Stop by and help send them out in rocking fashion.
Any Colour You Like: A Tribute to Pink Floyd paints an incredibly vivid recreation of the English progressive rock band while allowing for the Corpus Christi band’s own improvisational interpretations. Any Colour You Like plays Friday at House of Rock during Art Walk. They’ll be joined by Arcade Hustlers. Doors are at 9 p.m. Named after the eighth track “The Dark Side of the Moon,” Any Colour You Like is made up of skillful, local aficionados whose joy interpreting the group’s music comes through in each performance.
PARASITES
The Parasites deliver pop punk of the highest magnitude. Check them out during their 30th anniversary tour as it stops Saturday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by Noah and the Beyonders, Worm Suicide and The Johnny Five. Doors are at 8 p.m. Dave Parasite formed the band in New Jersey in the late 1980s and relocated to California, playing nonstop with Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion and the Buzzcocks during that time. A break from 2003-06 saw The Parasites move back to New Jersey and get back in the groove, helping define the genre while never changing their sound to fit the latest trend. They’ve released eight albums and 20 singles and have songs on more compilations than you can count.

Local songwriters are invited to showcase their original songs on stage once a month. The CC Songwriters Showcase takes place this Sunday at House of Rock. October’s guest host is Alex Galvan from Rio Grande Valley alternative rock band Revelrie. Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m. and the music begins around 8 p.m. The group’s mission is to spread the interest in original music through performances in an intimate environment with an attentive and engaged audience. The format is simple: each songwriter is allowed to perform two original songs. Once everyone has shared their songs, stories and inspirations behind them, the cycle will begin again, limited to one song each until midnight. The audience is asked to refrain from talking during performances. One chance will be given. There will be no second chance as violators will be asked to leave the room.