Local X Factor
With the exception of electro-freakout duo Auto Body, who plug into the Velocity Lounge Saturday at 1pm, all the locals featured at the X Games this weekend set up on the KUTX stage. Here's what's on the menu.
Friday, June 6
Houston fourpiece drenched slow pop in reverb on October's "Ourselves Together"/"The Cosmic Draw" 7-inch.
Leopold & His Fiction (4:15)
Cowboy & Indian frontman Daniel James' classic rock outfit teeters on "Caving In" via its breakout spring single.
Black Pistol Fire (7:15)
Third album Hush or Howl landed this crushing Canadian twosome a run with Wolfmother, plus a spot at Bonnaroo.
Saturday, June 7
Magna Carda (1:15pm)
Hip-hop troupe powered by pointed delivery of MC Megz Kelli, who can now hang bars with any rapper in the city.
English Teeth (3:15)
Throwback Brit rockers hammer out their own ATX mod squad.
Black & White Years (5:15)
Local quartet's new Strange Figurines proves one of few local discs crafted for both dancing and whiplash.
Not in the Face (7:15)
Up from two pieces to four, NITF landed classic rock mastermind Bob Ezrin as producer for its February EP.
Sunday, June 8
Mirror Travel (11:30am)
Femme-fronted trio fuzzed out last year's debut LP Mexico and drew the adoration of Brian Jonestown Massacre mastermind Anton Newcombe at this year's Austin Psych Fest.
Emily Wolfe (1:15pm)
Two EPs in the past year earned this polished poptress a spot at ACL Fest.
Little Radar (3:15)
Pop quartet celebrates "Wasted Youth" and "Peace of Mind" on August LP Souvenirs.
My Jerusalem (5:15)
Southern Gothic bad seeds began working on a follow-up to simmering, 2012 sophomore LP Preachers.