Apr 252012

The Black Keys are back in town and this time playing in front of crowds that only the Frank Erwin Center can hold. The Ohio duo has exceedingly skyrocketed raw, garage blues-rock to astronomical proportions. They continue to move on with a driving force. Also, playing along with The Keys tonight is England’s Indie Rock band, Artic Monkeys. 7:30pm. $25-49.50. 1701 Red River street. www.ticketmaster.com


L.A’s  based glam-rapper Mickey Avalon formerly made his name in the Santa Cruz night club scene with ex MTV VJ Simon Rex passing out demos. Later in 2006,  Mickey gained attention and reached star status with his outrageous, onstage sexual presence and Myspace attention. The rapper recently signed with Suburban Noize Records releasing his most recent album Loaded. Tonight at The Beauty Ballroom along with Andre Legacy.10pm.$19 GA. thebeautybar.com/austin/


~Stephanie Groves