What kind of devil-music fan are you? Do you lean more toward the violent heavy-metal sounds that so bunched the knickers of the former Mrs. Gore and her mob of concerned parents in the ’80s? If so, the Dark One commands you get the hell on over to White Rabbit (2410 N. St. Mary’s; sawhiterabbit.com) Wednesday for Summer Slaughter, featuring the likes of Decapitated, the Faceless, All Shall Perish, Carnifex, and Animals as Leaders. Doors open at 3 p.m., and tickets are $17 ($20 for minors).
If, on the other (molten-pentagram-scarred) hand, you prefer the classic devil’s music, the kind that’s been proudly overthrowing the mores of decent white society (good fuckin’ riddance) from the early 1900s on, head out to Wonderland of the Americas (4522 Fredericksburg; balconesheights.org) Friday for the 17th Annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival, with this week’s featured artists Fingerprints and Cindy Bradley. Sure Lord Beelzebub’s sounding a lot smoother in his old age, but who’s to stop you from dancing the Charleston and swilling some bootleg hooch just like in the days of 23 skidoo? A shit-ton of security and the family of four picnicking on the blanket next to you, that’s who. Hail Satan. •