Saturday, June 6, 2009

Another Saturday Night in the ATX

So, like last night, there are several good shows for you to catch tonight if you feel like going out. My first pick for tonight takes place at the Mohawk's Outside stage. Au Revoir Simone will be playing the headlining spot tonight, with one of my favorite, local, acts starting things off, Oh No! Oh My! will be followed by The Antlers.

Au Revoir Simone - Dark Halls video via YouTube

Free Mp3 courtesy of a backdoor at Au Revoir, thanks.

Free Mp3 ---> Au Revoir Simone - Backyard of Our Neighbors

You should probably be purchasing the Oh No! Oh My! EP by now.

Oh No! Oh My! - I Painted Your House "video" via YouTube

My second pick for you to check out tonight is a bit heavier, ok WAY heavier than Au Revoir Simone. It's happening over at Red 7 and features L.A. noise-punks Mika Miko with local bad-asses the Strange Boys. Mika Miko come out of the whole L.A. Smell Scene that birthed HEALTH and No Age+ so that gives you an idea of what you can expect. the Strange Boys are somewhat in the same vein as Harlem they do nugget's-esque 60's, British-ish, psychedelic-ish, garage-pop-py. It's quite enjoyable.

the Strange Boys - Drugs Iggy Drugs video via YouTube

If you're not really feeling either of those shows you can always hit up Emo's Outside stage for Girl in a Coma with local space-cadets the Boxing Lesson. Like I said, tonight doesn't have as many "heavy-hitters" as last night did. As far as I can tell none of these shows are buzzy enough to be sold-out as of yet. But, don't forget dear reader, the volume of band-hype is not necessarily proportional to the band's talent/the enjoyability of a band's performance.

the Boxing Lesson - Dark Side of the Moog video via YouTube

Oh it looks like Crystal Antlers are playing Emo's inside stage, opening up for the Constantines. I feel like Crystal Antlers just played here recently but that's often the case in Austin. I saw Passion Pit at Emo's on Wednesday and they were also here 3 months ago during SXSW. Also, Animal Collective was here last night and aren't they playing ACL Fest in October? Actually I may have made that up. Yeah I totally made that up. But there will be lots of other animal bands at ACL Fest including, Arctic Monkeys and Grizzly Bear. Yay animal names!

Crystal Antlers - Andrew video via YouTube

By the way, Constantines are on one of my favorite labels, Arts & Crafts so their cred. just jumped up in my book.

the Constantines - Our Age video via YouTube

Another by the way, just for the record, Grizzly Bear will be here in Austin in less than two weeks, they were also here for SXSW and they will ALSO be here for ACL Fest. Keeping in mind that each of the times they were here they played at LEAST two seperate performances each time! Catch 'em at Waterloo Records before you catch 'em at the Parish room on June 16th.

Grizzly Bear - Fine For Now video via YouTube

This is why SXSW is nice, they talk about how they love Beach House and now they're playing with Victoria from Beach House why the eff not?

Grizzly Bear w/Beach House - Two Weeks video via YouTube