Live Music in March 2018
Spring Break in Corpus Christi means beaches and family fun. But it also means enjoying live music and some of the best venues in Corpus Christi bring it big in the March 2018.
Whether you’re looking for an intimate listening experience or prefer rib cage-rattling concert spaces, Corpus Christi brings in music acts that fit the bill for all music lovers.
Rediscover Corpus Christi with these not-to-be-missed live music dates coming in March 2018.
Folk Family Revival with Hope & Hostility and The Independent Thieves
Genre - American Rock and Roll
Armed with a sound that mixes the rootsy stomp of the Southern states with the trippy swoon of the West Coast, Folk Family Revival make music for rock clubs and rodeos, dive bars and honky-tonks, or campfires and cantinas. A throwback to a time when Southern rock and psychedelic music dominated the airwaves, they may be best described as a psychedelic folk-country rock and roll band, but they’re not wild about labeling their sound. They’d rather let the music do the talking.
This incredible band is joined by Corpus Christi-based music acts Hope & Hostility and The Independent Thieves.
Genre - Psych/Blues/Rock
Comprised of four members: lead singer David Kapsner; lead guitarist Michael Jekot; bass player Tyler Rush; and percussionist Tim Durand, The Mammoths have found their sweet spot in blending elements of blues, rock and psych into their songwriting. With face-melting guitar licks, hard-hitting drum beats and soulful vocals, this motley crew has found their home in Austin, Texas. Kapsner, Rush and Jekot started their collective musical journey at the young age of 13. The trio was dispersed across Texas before reconnecting as a group in the Live Music Capitol of the World. There they stumbled upon Durand, a seasoned percussionist with eighteen years of experience. After a jam session at SXSW, the four never looked back – and The Mammoths were born.
"The Mammoths are an up-and-coming Austin band to watch fueled by their fiery unapologetic live shows reminiscent of a young Led Zeppelin. In meeting with these guys at AMF on their future plans, this band is clearly driven on playing hard and using the old school work ethic of making fans one sweaty show at a time.” - Alex Vallejo (Vallejo Music Group/Austin Music Foundation).
Parking Lot Party with Cody Jinks
Genre - Country
Grab your favorite country music fan and get ready to dance the night away at Brewster Street Ice House famous Parking Lot featuring country music star Cody Jinks.
The Page Turners
Genre - Americana
The Page Turners, Carolyn Kendrick and Jake Howard, are an award-winning group (2016 Freshgrass Best Duo) who have a strong foothold in the acoustic music scene. The Page Turners write sharp and adept original music, as well as put new twists on old favorites. All together, they blend their love of bluegrass, whiskey-fueled old-time, country, swing, and fearless song-writing into one all-purpose seasoning of good ole' fashioned roots music.
Iya Terra with Reinstated, Flatbroke and Saltwater Slide
Genre - Reggae
As the genre of Reggae music is continuously evolving, Los Angeles, California, based Iya Terra has found a way to take the messages of traditional Roots-Reggae and seamlessly mash them up in a today version. The young group of musicians have chosen the name Iya Terra, meaning “Higher Ground,” as the launching pad to create positive, conscious music while spreading messages of anti-establishment, simple living, and a healthy lifestyle. Their modern approach to the music, high-energy performances and full sound add a new dimension to traditional Reggae that appeals to an audience of all ages, opening the doors for them to be labeled as one of today’s leaders in the “New Roots” movement.
The Dead Boys with Bomb Hoarder, Dirty Mike and The Boys
Genre - Punk Rock
Legendary punk rock icons The Dead Boys perform live at House of Rock as part of the 40th anniversary tour Still Snotty: Young, Loud and Snotty at 40. Known for the distinctive commitment to the punk scene in the late 1970s, The Dead Boys helped solidify the American punk sound. Original band members Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz front the band with Detroit punk legend Ricky Rat on bass.
Genre - Country
Singing soul-baring songs is a decidedly therapeutic act for Parker McCollum. “When the melody is so spot-on and it hooks me, everything I have been bottling up or not talking about comes out. It’s why the singer says he lives to perform. “Next to the songwriting, the live show is most important,” he offers. Though, seeing as many of his gigs are rowdy, upbeat affairs, he says he searches for the right moments to pepper his set with more emotional numbers.
Sibling Rivalry Tour with Hannah Wickland and The Steppin Stones
Genre - Rock N Roll
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones are fronted by a 20-year-old powerhouse guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. The South Carolina-born (and now East Nashville-based) artist who formed the band as an eight-year-old has developed a powerful and sublime synthesis of skills and makes it clear that the future is hers to conquer. Her music stands on a bedrock of razor-edged, old-school rock ’n’ roll reanimated by a new generation’s urgency.
Catch this amazing act with openers The High Divers and Casthouse on House of Rock’s new sound system and intimate setting.
Spring Break on the Coast featuring Cody Johnson with Kyle Park, Koe Wetzel and more!
Genre - Texas Country
It’s an annual thing! Concrete Street hosts the Texas Country Spring Break Party you don’t want to miss. Enjoy an evening of great live music with Cody Johnson and a few of his Texas Country friends.
Genre - Folk/Singer-Songwriter
In a musical life that spans close to three decades, Chuck Ragan has consistently worn his heart on his sleeve, and carved out a musical niche in the process. First with post-hardcore trailblazers Hot Water Music and subsequently on his own, he’s built a large and singularly powerful body of work whose honesty, immediacy and warmth have won the loyalty of a fiercely devoted international fan base that’s supported him through his various musical incarnations.
Genre - Reggae
Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs. Rising from various bands, they've created a phenomenal 6-piece masterpiece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. Combining rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos, and heavy keys separate Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream reggae band. With their high energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan. Fortunate Youth's objective is to ensure a performance that leaves you feeling euphoric and curious about what might happen at the next show.
The Tesla Quartet
Genre - Classical
Held in conjunction with the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Orchestra, House of Rock brings an unconventional classic music experience to a rock-n-roll venue. Affectionately dubbed as “Beethoven in a Bar,” this classical music quarter provides an alternate experience for the classical music lover.
Los Tigres del Norte with Siggno
Genre - Norteño
Don’t miss the change to catch pioneering and iconic Norteño legends, Los Tigres del Norte with Siggno.
Genre - Texas Country
The Drew Fish Band has performed energy-filled live shows all over the Lone Star State in legendary venues including The Rustic in Dallas, Blue Light in Lubbock, Coupland Hall in Coupland, City Limits in Stephenville, Banita Creek Hall in Nacogdoches and Stubb’s when they return home.
Drew's music captures the essence of Texas—floating down the Guadalupe River at Gruene, watching the surf roll in at Port Aransas, listening to the rhythm of a windmill in Lubbock, or eating a fried Twinkie at the State Fair with a girl who probably has the skills to win her own bear on the midway.
Genre - Troubadour
Jason Mraz has quietly amassed a diverse fan base throughout all parts of the globe. Since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to rapt audiences around the world through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances, and philanthropic efforts. Along the way, he has earned numerous platinum certifications for his various releases, made pop history with his record-breaking classic single, "I'm Yours" and "I Won't Give Up," racked up two Grammy Awards, won the prestigious Songwriter Hall of Fame Hal David Award.
Two Tons of Steel with Matt Hole
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Genre - Americana/Country/Rock-a-billy/Swing
Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his original band, “Dead Crickets,” rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of high-energy country meets punk.
The San Antonio-based group packed the small bars and local hangouts and quickly became the Alamo City’s most-loved band, earning them a spot on the cover of Billboard Magazine in 1996. It was the beginning of a twenty-year journey for Geil and the 4-piece ensemble.
Enjoy a great night of music with openers Matt Hole, a Corpus Christi staple in the music scene.
The Statesboro Revue
Genre - Southern Rock and Roll
The Statesboro Revue goes back to 2008, but the evolving vision of front man and primary songwriter Stewart Mann goes back much further. It’s a journey down many roads from Texas to Tennessee to California and back, all in a search for that perfect, unspoiled place for his music to grow roots. Year after year in city after city, it became clear that those roots had taken hold on stage and from there grew into a groove oriented, old school rock and roll band, the likes of which have not been seen in quite some time.
The Broken Spokes
Genre - Honky Tonk/Traditional Country
“There was a time when country music had less pop and a lot less sheen, reserved for honky tonks and dancehalls. In today’s crowded music landscape, it’s become harder and harder to find traditional country acts, but Houston’s The Broken Spokes are as traditional as the genre gets. Full of twangy guitars and honky tonk undertones, the five piece makes the kind of country music that would make Johnny Cash and Hank Thompson proud. On their latest release, The Broken Spokes, the five piece takes you back to a time when playing country & western music was more about looks while transforming you to a nearby beer joint where friends commence over a couple of tall boys.” David Garrick (Houston Press)
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