Austin Symphony Orchestra flies local crooner like the wind.
An underground metal plague fostered by Neurosis’ Scott Kelly, Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams, Nachtmystium’s Sanford Parker, and Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont, Corrections House promises four sets of noisy electronica (Parker), unaccompanied nihilist rants (Williams), brooding folk menace (Kelly), and an “end times collaboration” of all concerned. The collective’s debut single, “Hoax the System,” sounds like an industrial metal band brutalized by machine elves, so expect hydrochloric acid poured straight into your cortex. Local art-doom ensemble Skycrawler rumbles first. – Michael Toland
Blackheart rock, with Young Girls and Kathy Valentine’s Bluebonnets.
Mohawk, 912 Red River
Stuck in a rut since 2009’s Exile-produced Boy Meets World had this paper anointing him the next Nas, Fashawn rebounded last year with This Generation, a collaborative with fellow Californian Murs that’s fresh, brash, and lively, and serves as a figurative passing of the storytelling torch. The latter Living Legends alum has a history of complex plotlines and a fiery energy onstage, so here’s hoping that rubs off on the Fresnan young buck. Minnesota Rhymesayers affiliate Prof opens. – Chase Hoffberger
Stubb's, 801 Red River