Friday, February 6, 2009

Monotonix = Crazy

So normally I'm not really into music, which I consider to be overly-aggressive. I know, I'm a wuss, but I like a nice gentle melody. I'll take sad bastard music over angry bastard music any day of the week. All that said, I wanted to let you know that Monotonix is in town tonight. They're an Israeli metal band that enjoys playing with fire...literally. The last time they were in town they played the Mohawk and it was absolute chaos. So much so that my loved ones won't allow me to go to Red 7 tonight to catch the spectacle that is, Monotonix.

This video is from their performance at the Mohawk. You might want to check it out so you know what to expect. But I suggest you just go and check it out for yourself.

Monotonix - Live @ the Mohawk video via YouTube

So, obviously, if you decide to go tonight you should plan for a fire at the venue and plan your escape route accordingly. Keeping in mind that it might be dark and smokey and you might be effing wasted. In case you've never been to the venue shown in the above video, it is totally outside, but the drums were lit on fire from the crowd area not the stage area. And "outside" at Red 7 is not TOTALLY open to the air. Are you scared yet? You should be.

Monotonix - Doin' their thing at a SXSW day party last year. Video via YouTube

Sorry if those are the same song but it's really more about the spectacle if you ask me.

By the way, tickets for tonight's show are only $8 if you're interested.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ben Kweller, Free, Today.

Looks like you can catch a free performance from Mr. Ben Kweller at 5pm today. He'll be playing an in-store at Waterloo Records this afternoon. Strangely enough it looks like that's the only show Mr. Kweller will be playing in our fair city. So I think you can expect a relatively long set.

His latest record is called, Changing Horses; it finds Ben Kweller embracing his Texas roots with a down-home Americana record.

Ben Kweller - Penny on the Train Track video via YouTube
Word on the street is, that video actually features Ben's real grandmother. How cool is that?
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bonnawhat? Bonnawho?!?!

Holy crapezoid did you see the line-up for Bonnaroo this year?!?!

Even if you read that poster upside-down starting with the lesser-known artists, it's still a kick ass show. Congrats go out to the Austin artists and/or artists associated with the Austin scene who will be performing:

Alejandro Escovedo, (whom I expect to pop up in Springsteen's set)

Alejandro Escovedo - Always a Friend video via YouTube

Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen - Shades of Grey video via YouTube

Okkervil River

Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines video via YouTube

I'm also gonna claim Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu - Honey video via YouTube


St. Vincent

St. Vincent - These Days (Nico Cover) video via YouTube

even though they're actually part of the Dallas scene, so there!

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Not Human...Dancer!

That's right indie-rock's most beautiful narcissists will be at the Frank Erwin Center tonight. I'm not sure how much tickets cost, nor do I care. The Killers make some great tunes without a doubt but I'm just not interested in see them at such a large venue. Their tunes are arena-ready but I doubt they are.

I'd love for their opening act, M83 to do a secret gig somewhere either before or after. Let me know if you hear anything.

M83 - Teen Angst video via YouTube

By the way if you were hoping for a YouTube clip from the Killers too bad. They are on the EVIL Universal Music Group GiantCorp hence no embedding. You want to hear their music? Go buy the CD damn it. Or record MTV from 3am-5am...I found the videos!!

For more about this event including more video from M83, I already wrote about this so check it.

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