As a messy-in-a-punk-sorta-way garage rocker, Mark Sultan, also known as BBQ, warrants a "get it all over ya" warning. Instead of getting sticky Sweet Baby Ray's fingers, the aural feast is an all you can eat buffet of a Canadian born one-man band playing the rowdiest, '60s inspired/punk perfected rock 'n'roll. With The Bolos, Topo Chica. $5, 9pm, Hi-Tones, 621 E. Dewey Pl., (210) 785-8777
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Wite Wash stapling a cactus to his face mid-concert
Monday, August 15 Wite Wash
Nihilism can be a depressing way of life, but, damn, it's inspired some beautiful music. Although Austin's residential hardcore sludge punks Wite Wash aren't exactly breathtaking in composition, there's a concert picture of the singer stapling a cactus to his face. And if that's not inspiring, you must have one cold heart. With Dirt Lip, Death Cult, Sex Ray Vision. $5, 8pm, The Korova, 107 E Martin St., (210) 226-5070
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Tuesday, August 16 Langton Drive
Even though local indie-punks Langton Drive have been on the scene for a relatively short time, the all-female rockers sneer like Joan Jett with a riot grrrl message. All the songs on their 2013 debut are heavy and fun, short and satisfying, all with a unifying honesty. With Christina Quick, Dirty Genez, Wayne E. Holtz. $2, 9pm, The Phantom Room, 2106 N. St. Mary's St.
The official Touché Amoré Facebook page
Wednesday, August 17
In support of their latest album in three years, Stage Four, Touché Amoré are the epitome of low-key emo. The band embodies the original post-hardcore/screamo sound from its inception in the '90s, without the added layer of flash and style, showing that a back-to-basics approach can rejuvenate the emo genre. With Ceremony, Gouge Away. $16, 7pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St Mary's St.
The official Wake Me Facebook page
Wednesday, August 17 Wake Me
Formerly known as No Fair Fights, Colorado's Wake Me's post-hardcore sound is the equivalent to a pair of strategically faded bootcut jeans paired with a white studded belt. There's rough masculinity in the guitar breakdowns with fragile sensitivity in the half-sung/half-screamed choruses. With Call Me King. $5, 9pm, Limelight, 2718 N St Mary's St., (210) 735-7775
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