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Music Sound and the Fury


A week on the scene

Meeting the Fockers

It’s not everyday that you come across a psychedelic noise-punk band with a singing trombone player, but that’s part of the lure with Austin’s Gorch Fock. A pile-driving machine powered by two drummers, this seven-piece band offers a wild, incomprehensibly ranting ode called “Bono,” covers Neil Young’s “Ohio,” and rarely lets up on their 2005 release Lying and Manipulating. They’re currently touring the region with San Antonio’s righteous Boxcar Satan, and both bands will be at the Wiggle Room, 2301 S. Presa, on Saturday, January 7.

That same night, indie record store 180 Grams, 2120 San Pedro, presents a free show featuring the Strange Boys, a Dallas trio that has proclaimed itself (in a cheeky tribute to the Rolling Stones’ debut album) the “state’s newest noise makers,” with Skullening and Here Comes the Gutwagon. Showtime is 8:30 p.m.

Sloan Wainwright
A third live-music option for January 7 comes from an unlikely source, the Lion’s Field Activity Center, 2809 Broadway, which brings singer-songwriter Sloan Wainwright to town. Wainwright, baby sister to Loudon and aunt to Rufus, has slowly built a cult following for her moody jazz-inflected tunes. Wainwright’s San Antonio show is the latest in the Urban Campfires acoustic house concert series. Advance tickets are $12, and tickets at the door go for $15. Call 824-1068 for more info.

Finally, world-music combo Coyote Dreams rings in First Friday with a performance at Beethoven Maennerchor Halle Und Garten, 422 Perieda, on Friday, January 6. The group, which includes Sexto Sol bassist Greg Goodman and percussionist James Moody, will be playing outdoors if weather permits, and by the bar if winter belatedly kicks in this weekend.

Compiled by Gilbert Garcia

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