Tuesday, November 11, 2008

This Week In Austin

If you want to get out there and see some live music in Austin this week, here are a few shows that I would recommend.

On Thursday Lions will be getting their rock & roll fury on at Emo's outdoor with Local H and the Detroit garage disco of Electric Six. Bavu Blakes, who was featured here not long ago, will be at the Mohawk, and Of Montreal will be putting on a show at the huge outdoor venue on Town Lake known as Fiesta Gardens. Will the eccentric frontman Kevin Barnes ride in on a white stallion again?

On Friday, Ghostland Observatory play night 1 of their 2-day stand at Stubb's. It's sold out, but tickets for night 2 are still available. Right up the block The Shine Brothers, featuring members of the Black Angels, will be entertaining at Beerland. Go up another block and you'll catch Daniel Francis Doyle and A Faulty Chromosome at the KVRX benefit at Mohawk. A couple of my good friends, DJ Thibault and DJ Gmau, will be mixing it up on the banks of the Colorado River at the River Revolution Party. Did someone say free drinks until 2am?

On Saturday Japanther and the Underground Railroad to Candyland at Emo's. Car Stereo (Wars) and The Hood Internet will be making hips shake at Beauty Bar. King Khan and BBQ Show, who I told you about last summer, are playing that night at the Mohawk, and Ghostland Observatory dance-rocking the night away at Stubb's.

Then there's the "Eastside Remix", where DJ Manny will spin his remixed version of The Black and White Years' album with Built By Snow opening. Try out a new track from BBS below, or stream their new album in full at the link.
Next week: Method & Red, Digable Planets, Q-Tip & Cool Kids