5 Shows To See This Week


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Monday, May 11

Founded in 1998, Monterrey Latin-rockers Kinky are trailblazers of the un-Googleable band name. With Daniela Spalla. $22, 8pm, The Korova, 107 E Martin St., (210) 226-5070.

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Tuesday, May 12
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead

After a decade spent slowly lipping into prog-rock absurdity (for reference, their 2011 album Two of the Dead featured a steampunk, renegade fox with a laser gun on its cove), Austin's Trail of Dead is back to rocking the fuck out on the 2014 album IX. With Your Favorite Enemies, Boyfrndz. $15, 8pm, The Korova, 107 E Martin St., (210) 226-5070.

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Wednesday, May 13
Howie Day

Maine singer-songwriter Howie Day is best known for his 2004 ballad “Collide,” a platinum hit to launch the save-room-for-Jesus slow dancing of a million hormone-racked teens. $17-$50, 8pm, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E Grayson St, (210) 223-2830.

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Wednesday, May 13
Madonna Vs. Crystal Castles Night

The musical marriage of the ’80s pop queen Madonna with indie-approved electronica outfit Crystal Castles seems odd to say the least, but considering Crystal Castles’ use of Madonna’s image (complete with a gnarly black eye) as their logo, it suddenly makes more sense. In honor of the controversy and legal disputes over the logo, spinners JustAngel & Dantes Prayer will “celebrate” the two with a rockin’ dance party. 10pm, Web House, 320 Blanco Rd, (210) 531-0100 .


Wednesday, May 13

Since 1983, Chicago outfit Master has created virulent death metal. With Solstice, Dismemberment, Hate Storm Annihilation.  8pm, The Korova, 107 E Martin St., (210) 226-5070.