The Sound & The Fury

Sometimes you can judge a band by its name. San Antonio’s Upon a Burning Body, playing Wednesday at White Rabbit with out-of-towners Haste the Day and Mychildren Mybride ($15;, really do produce an excoriating brand of hardcore comparable to a spontaneous funeral pyre, but the constant time-changes are so meticulously planned the band will almost certainly get away with whatever atrocities they’ve committed. The same goes for locals Maneaters of Tsavo, ready to (figuratively) disembowel the Mix crowd Thursday (free; with their feral heavy-metal psych-outs. The Krayolas, who open for Three Dog Night Thursday at New Braunsfels’ Gruene Hall ($49.50;, are different, though. The name barely skirts a copyright-infringement charge, but their music is a blend of disparate influences (equal parts Beatles and Texas Tornadoes) all their own. We still have no idea what the hell to make of the Methane Sisters, who bring their impressively filthy performance art to Nightrocker Friday `see “Shock-value love songs,” June 9 for a better explanation`, but they’re worth watching anyway, if only to discover you’re still capable of blushing. Ill Prospekt, playing Saturday at Limelight (check out the new full-blown website at, provide a keyboard-heavy glimpse of insanity that’s as inscrutable as that stylized moniker.

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