Thursday, March 05, 2009

Strange Boys: Dead Venues Live

A few weeks ago I told you about a new ongoing series on at Dell Lounge called "Dead Venues Live," where some of Austin's best current bands visit the spot of popular music venues that are now defunct, talk a little history, and play some music.

Ume was featured in Episode 1, and now The Strange Boys get their turn. And what do you know? Both bands are playing my party with Bull Moose at SXSW! I'll tell you more about that in a minute.
About the video:
"Tim Kerr, veteran of the seminal Austin punk band The Big Boys, tells us about the The Ritz. Originally a movie theater, the building was vacant for many years - ideal for Austin's DIY punk movement in the 1980s. The Strange Boys chime in on the conversation, talking about present-day hardships in the music scene."
You can catch The Strange Boys' performance of "Who Needs Who More" from the Ritz, which is now the Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater, at the link. In The Red Records just released their debut album this week, and it's already in heavy rotation over here. Check out this great article from Dusted Magazine for more insight, and hear a new tune below..