Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another Friday Night in Austin

You have to love a city that makes you choose between several great shows every night. This is especially true on the weekends. Even with CMJ Festival in full-swing in the frigid north, we've still got great touring acts coming through town this weekend.

First and foremost, opportunities to catch Gorillaz perform live are few and far between so if you don't have tickets to catch them at the Frank Erwin Center tomorrow night I'd get on that quickly. Sure the price for tickets is higher than what we are used to here in Austin but this show is going to be a production spectacle, not just another club show with some sweaty band of teenagers. How many chances do you have to be in the same room with Damon Albarn? I'm just excited to see how they do the whole cartoon band thing in person. I've been rockin Plastic Beach all year and those tunes are going to kick ass in person! Also, did I mention N.E.R.D. are the opening act?!?!

Gorillaz - Stylo (Alex Metric Remix) video via YouTube

Speaking of bands I never thought I'd get a chance to see perform live, Built to Spill are also in town tomorrow night. Don't worry if you can't make it though, because they'll also be playing Emo's Saturday night.

Built to Spill - Conventional Wisdom video via YouTube

Normally, you couldn't pay me to watch the Stone Temple Pilots, unless we're taking a Hot Tub Time Machine to the show BUT I am a fan of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Both of these acts will be hitting the Backyard out in Bee Cave Friday night.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Weapon of Choice video via YouTube

If none of this is your cup of tea there's always DJ Maseo, of De La Soul fame, at the ND. That show guarantees an ass-shaking good time.

Dj Maseo - Playground Saturdays video via YouTube