Jack Ingram, Randy Rogers, Reckless Kelly, and Charlie Robison headline 10 outlaws a day beginning at noon.
White Denim and Ray Wylie Hubbard lead a seven-band block party for Kentucky, 1-10pm.
Hardly unusual for an American band to find favor across the ocean first, and so it’s been with Howler. The young Minneapolis quartet’s jangle-crunch garage rock is formally championed by England’s venerable Rough Trade Records, leading to a mark made in the UK and beyond. Given the Yankness of the Midwestern rawk & roll found on new LP World of Joy, its lack of Stateside success seems strange. They’ll rectify the situation with this road trip.– Michael Toland
Thirty-five years after its inaugural run, Pecan Street Fest hijacks the stretch from Neches to Red River with three stages hosting more than three dozen local acts – the headliners especially strong. Saturday stars Latina powerhouse Gina Chavez, who flutters back home from the Festival International de Louisiane, alongside euphoria peddlers Mighty Mountain and indie rockers the Sour Notes, who anticipate the release of their fifth disc, Do What May. Sunday closes with rockeros Vallejo, pop-rock trio Mobley pitching Young Adult Fiction, and pint-sized grunge heirs Residual Kid. Free.– Nina Hernandez
In previewing their SXSW with a review of debut Say Yes to Love, our man Greg Beets wrote: “Perfect Pussy’s noise-punk masochism hits with the savage fury of a nail bomb going off in a junkyard.” The Syracuse quartet continues to generate adoration for channeling the Kim Gordon side of Sonic Youth and amplifying the feminist anger by several degrees. Rochester, N.Y.’s Green Dreams generate a more straight-ahead hate vibe, reminiscent of S.F. punk legends Crime. Locals Feral Future hew closely to Perfect Pussy.– Tim Stegall
Larry Joe Taylor and Bubble Puppy’s Todd Potter wonder about honky-tonk: Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance?