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Monday, September 25, 2023


Concert Preview: Cheapest ‘party’ in town

If you’re looking to hit up a worthwhile, inexpensive local show this weekend, you’re in luck.

Instead of spending your night at a dead bar, stuffing your face with popcorn while watching the latest blockbuster or staying home with the folks, round up some friends and check out an event that’s sure to satiate your craving for a good time.

Houston-based indie-rock trio The Factory Party will perform along with female-fronted local group The McKenzies at 9 p.m. Friday at Next, 2020 McKinney St.

The event, which will include an early art showing along with live DJ performances by Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jaycee, will mark the release of the group’s self-entitled EP The Factory Party.

With Charlie Tijerina on vocals and guitar, Luis Estrada on drums and bassist John O’Dowd, the lively locals create a catchy pop-rock sound and deliver fun, energy-infused performances that will give you an excuse to grace the dance floor.

The trio, reminiscent of British rock bands Joy Division and The Strokes, a band known for its innate catchiness, carries a clean sound saturated with an agreeable mixture of quirky guitar hooks, edgy bass rhythms and fervent vocals.

The five-track album is colored with indie-enthused tones such as "No Control," "Indie Rockstar" and "Do Me Right," laced with high-pitched guitar melodies and steadfast drumming. The EP, complete with bonus track "The Champ," will be available for $5.

So scrounge up your pocket change and don’t miss out on the cheap fun and the chance to support the local scene.

The cover is $2 and the bar will serve $2 domestics and wells from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, call (713) 221-8833. To listen to The Factory Party, visit

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