The Interrupters, Euclid Quartet, Trapt and Bum Lucky

The Interrupters FinalLos Angeles-based ska-punk band The Interrupters are undeniably fun yet urgent with their message. The Interrupters play Thursday at House of Rock with Bad Cop Bad Cop (California punk band) and Avenue Rockers (Corpus Christi punk rock). Doors are at 7 p.m. Fronted by singer Aimee Interrupter, The Interrupters 2-Tone-tinged, guitar-fueled, melody-heavy sound features lyrics that confront everything from social control and self-empowerment to domestic violence and the media circus surrounding the presidential election. Their unabandoned passion and personal-meets-political dynamic is a perfect fist-pumping tribute to outcast solidarity.The group released its sophomore album, “Say It Out Loud,” on June 24.


Euclid Quartet has played around the world and collected numerous honors along the way. Friday, the chamber ensemble makes its debut on the House of Rock stage. Doors are at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Celebrating its 18th anniversary season, the Euclid Quartet enjoys one of the most highly regarded reputations of any chamber ensemble of its generation. Highlights of the Euclid Quartet’s career include significant global recognition as the first American string quartet to be awarded a top prize at the prestigious Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. Prior to its Japanese laurels, the quartet also won awards in numerous United States competitions, including the Hugo Kauder International Competition for String Quartets, The Carmel Chamber Music Competition and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition. Euclid Quartet’s members constitute a multinational mix representing four continents: violinist Jameson Cooper (Great Britain), violinist Brendan Shea (United States), violist Luis Enrique Vargas (Venezuela) and cellist Jacqueline Choi (South Korea).
The early 2000’s alternative rock is alive and well as Trapt stops by House of Rock on Saturday. C101 presents the the Los Gatos, California, modern/alternative rock band along with Chrysalis, indie-metal rock band from Barstow California. Doors are at 7 p.m. Trapt started in 1995 and had its biggest success with self-titled album “Trapt,” in 2002, which produced three singles that topped the charts, including “Headstrong.” The group released its sixth album, “DNA,” in August.
Get Bum Lucky on Sunday at House of Rock as the Deep Ellum dubbed reggae band with eccentric classic rock influences stops by House of Rock. They’ll be joined by NoNeed, Tydings and Sonny Salinas. Doors are at 7 p.m. Finding themselves as major contributors to the burgeoning Dallas reggae scene, Bum Lucky brings together a diverse sound with songs of love, social commentary and justice and a rhythm that forces the crowd to move. While solidly within the reggae genre, Bum Lucky draws from punk, rock, blues and a special blend of dub with a strong dash of irreverence.