On Friday, Heart of Texas Rockfest presents a loud and raucous night of your favorite metal, punk and grunge songs from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The Dirty Dog on Sixth Street will host an event dubbed the Texas Mock-Rock Festival, featuring six killer tribute bands from rock’s most triumphant eras.
Kicking things off is Austin’s own Green Hell, a Misfits tribute band, with a frontman so similar to Glen Danzig he could be his long lost twin. Green Hell will be followed by hard-hitting Pantera tribute band Psycho Holiday from Fort Worth, belting out the best from the cowboys from hell. Along with Chicago’s War Pigs, Black Sabbath’s tribute conjuring up the dark rawness of early metal from the ’70s.
Pearl Jam tribute band Vitalogy will bring the best of the grunge gods, while Dangerous Toys frontman Jason McMasters fronts Metallica tribute band Killa Maul. Closing out the night is Martyrhead, a tribute band to the straight-up fist-pumping, louder-the-better Motorhead.
Dirty Dog Bar is located at 505 E. 6th St. For more details about Texas Mock-Rock Fest, call (512) 236-9800.