Barely a week after Scott Kelly growled through Austin with the Corrections House project, he’s back with his day job Neurosis to bash and crash. Given Honor Found in Decay, its most brutal LP in a decade, the Oakland art metal quintet should take few prisoners and torture the ones it does. Houston’s reunited industrial goths Pain Teens and Little Rock sludge pounder Rwake blast first. Co-presented by Chaos in Tejas.– Michael Toland
Celebrating its 10th year, the No Idea Festival highlights the fringes across two weekends in Austin and San Antonio. This year’s event brings together everything from the electronics of Bonnie Jones and Bryan Eubanks to jazz drummer Alvin Fielder, as well as a host of experimentalists from Mexico City and Paris joining Austin’s own avant-garde elite in loose, improvised sets. More information.
Dafne Vicente-Sandoval and Xavier Lopez; Catherine Lamb; Bonnie Jones (Salvage Vanguard Theater, 8pm)
Jonathan Horne; Catherine Lamb and Bryan Eubanks, featuring Lunch Money; Alvin Fielder, Damon Smith, Remi Álvarez (Performance Loft, 8pm)
Damon Smith, Sandy Ewen; Catherine Lamb, Bryan Eubanks; Alvin Fielder, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Milo Tamez, Misha Marks (Museum of Human Achievement, 8pm)
Lunch Money (Chris Cogburn, Bob Hoffnar, Aaron Allen); Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Xavier Lopez, Bonnie Jones; Bryan Eubanks, Maggie Bennett; Milo Tamez, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Remi Álvarez (Museum of Human Achievement, 8pm)– Doug Freeman
Third time’s the charm for this iconic NYC rapper who broke his foot then couldn’t get his Benz working and thus canceled two Fun Fun Fun Fest appearances at the 11th hour. Considered a hip-hop forefather, Rakim’s dexterous wordplay and propensity for complex narratives remain two tactics that still rub off on more major MCs than you can count on your hands and toes. Hosted by a local who absorbed such lessons, Zeale, the stacked outdoor bill boasts DJ Chorizo Funk, Tee Double, Phranchyze, and Da’shade Moonbeam.– Chase Hoffberger