Send Help/ Monocles/ Brick Fight/ Koji Kondo (Exploding House, 711 Page St., Ft. Worth): Starting at 8pm with a five dollar cover, this is a new DIY/houseshow space in Ft. Worth occupied by Koji Kondo and some of their associates. Should be a really fun show in place that will hoepfully start doing this regularly.
Jucifer/The Monarch/Silene (Rubber Gloves)
The Party (Zubar)
Leslie and the Lys/ MC Router/ Sticky Buns (Hailey's)
Texas Noise Fest feat. Rosemary Malign/ Steel Hook Prostheses/ GOAT/ Morbid Anal Fog/ Awen/ Aphonic Curtains/ 2 Headed Cat vs. Unicorn Octopus/ DJ Per (Red Blood Club): Although its unusual to see some of these bands playing somewhere that isn't called House of Tinnitus, Red Blood Club seems like the perfect home away from home. Obviously, this harsh noise line up will either be loved or hated by the vast majority of people, but no matter what your opinion of harsh drone and experimental noise electronic, you have to admit that this mini fest will be by far one of the most adventurous musical events to have ocurred in the cultural wasteland of Deep Ellum in a long time.
J Gray/ Corey Derden/ Emil Rapstine/ Heartstring Stranglers/ Sarah Jaffe / Verulf/ Bryce Isbell/ Zanzibar Snails/ Uptown Bums/ Matthew and the Arrogant Sea/ Florene/ The Frenz (Strawberry Fields): A huge line up at Strawberry fields that begins with J Gray at 5pm and continues on in the order listed here until roughly midnight. Zanzibar Snails will be celebrating the release of their latest, The Brown Dwarf CDr, and you'll also get a chance to hear the excellent Verulf, along with J Gray and Bryce Isbell, both of whom have recently released full length albums that you might be interested in checking out.
Record Hop/Swedish Teens/American Werewolf Academy (Rubber Gloves)
Hot Flash (Fallout Lounge)
Pleasant Grove/ Stumptone/ Crushed Stars (Doublewide)
Tatsuya Nakatani (Kettle Art, 7pm): Austin saxophonist Carl Smith, guitarist Kenny Withrow and the Gonzalez brothers (Aaron and Stefan) will join percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani at this show, which goes from 7 to 10 pm. We're really looking forward to this one.