You might be surprised how many kick-ass shows are hosted in Las Cruces at the Train Yard (102 West Conway). Your next chance to revel there falls on Friday, Nov. 9, when four bands with garage tendencies shake the locomotive venue. The road trip-worthy concert starts around 9 p.m. and stars Las Cruces' rock threesome Far Corners and punk group Low Culture. Burque sends a contingent with post-punk foursome Fort Hobo and garage / punk trio Terri Schiavo Dance Party. Cruces-by-way-of-Boston act Far Corners is two-thirds former Turpentine Brothers and lays down ridiculously great, greasy, sexy punk. A miniscule admission fee of five bucks offsets the cost of filling up your gas tank.
Cape Cod’s Parkington Sisters are blood kin and collectively hold seven music degrees—five in string performance. The quartet also has the ear of Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey, who invited them to tour and perform together last spring. Hear acoustic folk excellence and some truly exquisite vocal harmonies at the Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE) on Friday evening. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for Oupost members and students. This circle of sisters was tailor-made for strings junkies. If you’re in Santa Fe the night before, the group also plays on Thursday, Nov. 8, at GiG (1808 Second Street) starting at 7:30 p.m.
Save a stagnant period from ’97 to ’05, Houston thrashcore band D.R.I. has cranked out the anti-establishment jams since 1982. The present incarnation of the group includes founding members Kurt Brecht (vocals) and Spike Cassidy (guitar). The punk world was forced to contemplate losing Cassidy to cancer, but he fought back and won, and the band starting touring again last year. D.R.I. performs at Launchpad (618 Central SW) on Tuesday, Nov. 13, and the local metal scene will be repped by Torture Victim, The Conjuring and Duke City Bombers. The all-ages thrashing commences at 8 p.m., and admission is $13.