It appears that Austin managed to survive the hurricane, so it's time to celebrate. Here are a few ways for you to get that done. Ratatat are playing tonight at Stubb's, with E*Rock & Panther opening. There's no way I am missing that one. If you want something heavier, the old-school Liverpoolian death metal band Carcass have reunited, and they will be playing their only Texas date tonight at Emo's. There is also a band from Oslo, Norway performing. For some reason foreign death metal always sounds way more attractive than our stateside counterparts.
On Tuesday The Hives will play with Eagles of Death Metal at Stubb's, which should fulfill all of your cock rock needs. On Wednesday Redman is playing a free show at the Parish. I've got your RSVP link right here. I had a chance to see Redman perform at SXSW in 2007, and he can still supply a party. Otherwhere, Daniel Francis Doyle, who I told you about, will be performing with a couple of other good bands at Emo's. The club will also play host to The Riverboat Gamblers on Thursday, who never fail to put on a great. I think they made a bunch of new fans when they opened for the Toadies earlier this month.
On Friday there's a "British Invasion Dance Party" at Beauty Bar featuring, among other things, The Ugly Beats' fine retro rock. The New Year are playing on Saturday, I sort-of told you about them not too long ago. For a good way to round out the week's end, check out The Strange Boys at Beerland on Sunday with a couple of San Franciscan psych/garage rockers.