Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: The Wrong Ones (Reviewed!) + Tape Deck Mountain (MP3s!) + The Live Lights + More

Yep, the weekend rolls on… Now headed into Sunday, July 3rd, now, and if you blew it Friday & Saturday, fret not, because there’re still a few cool shows to check out tonight.

First on my list is the biggie of the night, up at Fitz, where local sleaze-punks The Wrong Ones are celebrating the release of their debut(?) full-length, Deceiver. I’ve been listening to it quite a bit lately, and it’s pretty damn addictive, I have to say — the band skips backwards in time to play in the murky, drugged-out neighborhood inhabited by folks like the New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks, and The Stooges, welding glam-y metal riffs and solos to stomping punk rhythms and fuck-it-all nihilism. Check out the full review over here.

It’s a good lineup even beyond the Ones themselves, too; as openers, they’ve got four of the coolest punk (or punk-influenced) bands in town, namely Hell City Kings, {Secret Prostitutes}, Chelsea Hotel, and The American Heist — those last two are late additions, btw. And hey, I’m told the cover charge gets you a copy of the album, which is always a cool thing…

Over in Midtown at The Mink, there’s another good show, with headliners drifting, blissed-out rockers Tape Deck Mountain. I’d been hearing about TDM for a year or two now but hadn’t really taken a listen ’til this week. What I’ve heard so far is nicely swirling, overdriven, My Bloody Valentine-tinged stuff that’s a little reminiscent of The Warlocks or a less-abrasive Medicine.

Here’re a couple of tracks to check out for yourself:

They’re playing with local gang The Live Lights, who’re pretty cool and kind of run along the same lines as TDM; take a look at the video for seriously Britrock-influenced track “Highs of Low,” right here:

Full list time:

The Wrong Ones (LP release)/Hell City Kings/Secret Prostitutes/Chelsea Hotel/The American Heist @ Fitzgerald’s
Tape Deck Mountain/The Live Lights/ Young///Savage @ The Mink
Borgore/Sluggo/Tager & Funk/Squincy Jones/Juxta/Full Effect MC @ Stereo Live
The Scars Heal In Time/The Abyss/The Costigans/Cowboy Kid @ Cain’s Ashes
The Texas Buzz, featuring Downfall 2012, Reckless Intent, & Lost Element @ The Scout Bar (Clear Lake)
The Fabulous Thunderbirds/Kim Wilson @ Dosey Doe Coffee Company (The Woodlands)

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