English indie rockers Gomez started off with a band, taking home the coveted Mercury Music Prize for their debut album Bring It On. They have released five studio albums since then, including 2009's A New Tide. Flavors of Delta blues, psychedelia, and Krautrock all come into play in their music, and a whole lot of people tend to get excited every time they play in Austin. Gomez will be at Stubb's tonight with JJ Grey & Mofro, and
Little Joy is a new collaboration between Brazilian singer-guitarist Rodrigo Amarante of Los Hermanos, drummer Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, and Los Angeles-based musician Binki Shapiro. The trio have released a self-titled gem of an album, mixing together a carefree attitude with south-of-the-border influences and elements of Beach Boys-esque 60's pop. Little Joy will be playing tonight at The Independent, a new 300 capacity venue on E 5th St. and I-35.