THURSDAY 9/19. 8:30 p.m. Stickyz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack. $10-$12.
You’d likely not be blamed if, upon reading Mothership’s bio, you were inclined to roll your eyes a little. Band bios are, after all, the terrain of puffery, and the Dallas trio’s claim that they have come to impart “a real sense of hope that all is well in the universe, and that pure honest rock and roll has once again returned to this planet on a mission to unite true believers” is, to say the least, ambitious. As for my eyes, though, they will not roll a millimeter, because I saw Mothership play on Valentine’s Day at the White Water Tavern in 2017 and I believed every word. Vastly more impactful in a live setting than they are through the headphones, Mothership is a clean machine, greased liberally with reverence for fellow Texans ZZ Top and fueled by the sort of subcellular telekinesis that you get when two brothers form a rock ’n’ roll outfit. See stickyz.com/events for tickets.