8 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Houston SunBurn, HPMA Showcase, Etc.
This is...impressive. It's called Houston SunBurn, and it's somehow related to famous Nevada freakfest Burning Man. It's tomorrow at Jet Lounge, the Engine Room and Last Concert Cafe, and looks like a who's who of local fringe talent -- experimental electronica to Americana, and literally everything in between: B L A C K I E, Rudebwoyz, Harts of Oak, Craig Kinsey of Sideshow Tramps, Bombon, Jim & the Toms, Peloton, Frankie G da Mex, the Bad Drugs, Twenty Eleven, FLCON FCKER and many more, but our fingers are getting tired. Tickets are $15, and it starts at 2 p.m. all the way through 5 a.m. Supposedly they're going to set a mechanical bull on fire, but we could be imagining that.
Rocks Off's own "Cocktails & Covers" concert series at House of Blues' Bronze Pack returns to the big, bad '80s with Houston's own Thunderpants. Free show.
Jesse Dayton, recently here at the big Rock Baby Rock It festival, serves up some serious Texas twang at Blanco's tonight.
There's no better way to start off the weekend than an evening of boot-up-your-ass metalcore featuring Krullur, Deceased, Chocolate Crucifix, Termination Force, Cruxiter and Belligerency tonight at Walters. All ages, $5, happy birthday Claw.
SF2 and Day and a Dream, the local rap blog headed up by sometime Rocks Offer Brando, is hosting "The Elite Party" tonight at Warehouse Live featuring HPMA-nominated DJ iPod Ammo and the "Houston Elite MCs." 9 p.m., free admission and giveaways.