Genuine Eastside juke joint the Skylark Lounge reopened in a burst of communal goodwill and soul last November, shuttered some 20 months due to the pandemic. “[We’re] connected to what live music is locally and what it means to that neighborhood,” pledged owner and ATX native Johnny LaTouf. Extending a legacy of Black R&B at the sugar shack, he stages gutbucket blues rockers Rochelle & the Sidewinders, led by vocal blowtorch Rochelle Creone and Zeppelin-esque ax master Tom Coplen. “Every snare crack, riff bend, sax flare, and vocal wring snaps, crackles, and rocks,” wrote the Chronicle of 2020 breakout Something Good. Club, meet a club wielder.
Fri., Jan. 28