Thursday, April 16, 2009

Concert Season Approacheth

Well, dear reader it looks like this was a bad week to take a couple of days off. There are so many good shows, that are coming up and/or already happened.

Let's start with tonight. You can, and should, catch the Starlight Mints at the Mohawk tonight. They do quirky pop, even though they are listed under Jazz in the iTunes store, and they're from Oklahoma, which is neither here nor there. The show is outside, so it has to be done by 11pm(?) get there early for local, psychedelic all-stars, Moth!Fight!

Mp3's courtesy of Barsuk, thanks.

Free Mp3 ---> Starlight Mints - Inside of Me

Free Mp3 ---> Starlight Mints - Pumpkin

More Mp3's and show listings after the jump...

Tomorrow night has a few good shows, first and foremost I should mention Dan Deacon is going to be at Emo's outside. That should be a pretty hot, sweaty, late, loud, good-ass time. If you're not familiar with Dan Deacon feel free to head on over to his site and download ALL of his early albums and EP's for free.

Free Mp3's from the above mentioned source, thanks.

Free Mp3 ---> Dan Deacon - Drinking Out of Cups

Free Mp3 ---> Dan Deacon - The House I Was Isn't My Girlfriend's Porsche

If you're not feeling Dan Deacon, that's cool, he's not for everyone. You can head on over to Flamingo Cantina and catch "The Skatalites" before they hit Auditorium Shores for Reggae-Fest later in the weekend. Flamingo Cantina is a WAY, WAAAAAY more intimate/small setting, should be a good time.

the Skatalites - A Shot in the Dark video via YouTube

If that's STILL not your cup of tea, you picky bastard, there's always, White Denim, Ume, and Corto Maltese at the Parish Room? All local bands featured with, what is arguable, the best sound of any venue in Austin. Oh yeah, you know that's going to be a good time.

Ume - The Conductor video via YouTube

Geez, and how could I forget Transmography at Beauty Bar? They are one of my favorite, local acts and who doesn't love Snooty Bar? That's a lot of good shows for Friday night. Wait, till you see what's going on next Tuesday! It's pretty ridiculous.

Transmography - Car Commercial video from YouTube