Music Scene: Texas Hippie Coalition among shows Aug. 9-15
Get ready for some “Red Dirt Metal” compliments of Texas Hippie Coalition.
“Red Dirt Metal” is created when you “take outlaw country, toss in a dash of Southern-fried classic rock and mix it with some potent Texas power grooves and you’ve got a combustible sonic cocktail on your hands,” according to the band bio at thcoutlaw.com.
The bio further explains that Texas Hippie Coalition is “committed to crafting a unique, original and thoroughly raucous brand of music that’s born of both life experience and a respect for rock ‘n’ roll’s forefathers.”
“We want the people that love Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top, .38 Special, the Van Zandts and those bands that are growing older to know that somebody else out there is already waving the flag high,” said frontman Big Dad Ritch, also known as the “Godfather” of the Red Dirt Metal sound.
Doors will open for the Texas Hippie Coalition show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St. Tickets cost $10.
Check out thcoutlaw.com and go to the discography link to hear tracks on iTunes from the band’s three albums: “Peacemaker,” released in August 2012; the band’s self-titled album, released in July 2010; and “Pride of Texas,” released in April 2008.