Saturday, September 14, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock This Weekend, Sept.14-15

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La Cerca - COURTESY PHOTO (BANDCAMP)
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  • La Cerca
Saturday, Sept. 14

"I Remember Now." In 1988, the release of landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime garnered this "thinking man's progressive metal band" critical acclaim and comparisons to epic works: Pink Floyd's The Wall and Tommy by The Who. Led by Queensrÿche's operatic vocalist, Geoff Tate's Operation: Mindcrime expose conspiracy theories at the Rialto Theatre. Flanked by Irish rock singer Mark Daly and Tribulance...

Twenty years in the waiting, Southern rock legends The Outlaws perform their latest album It's About Pride at 191 Toole. The psycho country skirmish that is Hank Topless gets this hoedown underway...

Eva Sierra and Isaac Kirkman launch The Reading Series: A new open mic platform. Esteemed poet Teré Fowler-Chapman will read as part of this inaugural event. At La Pilita. DJQ mans the tables...

Hard rockers Her Name Echoes, Pyrotechnica and Echoes spark into flames. At Club Congress...

La Cerca's latest is dark and loud. Decidedly, Night Bloom is less of a pop record than Sunrise For Everyone (2014). This album revels in the guitar. Andrew Gardner explains the new sound: "The pop elements have been exchanged for louder guitars. We wanted the guitars to express as much emotion as the vocals." And, to that end they have succeeded. At Exo Bar...

They're back. Those bass-driven purveyors of psychedelic/post-punk/folk rock/cabaret, Breaking Glass, will raise a dust. At Saint Charles Tavern...

The Jacob Acosta Band, Big Grin and Brian Berggoetz Band cover a wide spectrum at Skybar...

Recording 28 Days in the Valley was anything but "Flawless." After being lambasted by producer Linda Perry for showing up wasted to a recording session, vocalist Dorothy Martin received a wake-up call. "You know, the main message of this album is to not live in fear; It's to transform everything in your life to be on the frequency of love, which is so powerful and all healing." Dorothy are at The Rock with blue-haired rock 'n' rolla with a show-stopping voice, Diamante...

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  • Laura Carbone
Sunday, Sept. 15

Unlike their previous albums, Summer of Sorcery (2019) swears off political discourse. "I wanted to get away from those things," Steven Van Zandt explains. "The politics seemed necessary in the '80s...but now it's too obvious. It's attacking us 24/7 and people need a break from it." Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul spread sunshine and love at the Rialto Theatre...

Out on The Empty Sea Tour, Berliner Laura Carbone brings her distinct brand of noisy "dreamadelica" to the American heartland. At Club Congress. Local newcomers jrown are up at bat first...

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