Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Harlem, Boxing Lesson, Lemurs +

Thursday night is going to be a good night to check out some of the talented bands playing Austin at the moment. I'm just going to highlight the three that stand out the most to me for tomorrow. The first is at a venue, which I rarely go to but have nothing against and that is Beerland. I feel like most of the times I've been there they had karaoke, which is why I rarely go. But, in their defense, I kept showing up on Monday nights...hello! In any case, tomorrow night, for a modest cover, you can experience the drunken-garage-surf of Harlem as well as a new-ish Sound Team-camp band. We already know about {{{Sunset}}} with Bill Baird but now we also have TV Torso, which features Matt Oliver.

Sound Team - TV Torso video via YouTube

Learn about the other 2 shows on my list after the jump...

I know the members of {{{Sunset}}} aren't affiliated with what I'm talking about but who knows maybe they'll be at the TV Torso show. You can buy the single for the below video on iTunes if you want.

{{{Sunset}}} - I'm Not A Perfect Person (Looks Like I Fucked Up Again) video via YouTube

Back to Thursday night's shows. You can catch The Boxing Lesson with Von Iva at Emo's inside stage. I'm not too familiar with Von Iva but I will tell you that the Boxing Lesson is definitely worth the nominal cover fee for the experience. Their latest album is also available on iTunes.

Von Iva - Hot Not to Trot video via YouTube

Oooo Von Iva is a grrrl group yeah!! I love bad ass bands that don't have penises! the Boxing Lesson takes the stage right before Von Iva so expect to see them hit the stage around 11p.

the Boxing Lesson - Darkside of the Moog video via YouTube

the Boxing Lesson - Brighter video via YouTube

The last show but not the least show features Austin's own the Lemurs who will be playing at Stubb's with Corto Maltese. That's Stubb's inside stage by the way.

the Lemurs - They Do What They Like video via YouTube

These guys should have their own pitchfork-approved version of Tiger Beat, they're so dreamy.

Corto Maltese - Providence video via YouTube

I was hesitant to post the same Harlem content I had posted already (several times) so I scoured around and found this WOXY Lounge session featuring Harlem you can download the whole thing over here.