Thursday, October 14, 2010

Caribou, Born Ruffians Tonight!

Well y'all, this blogger isn't in Austin tonight but I still wanted to let you know about two bad-ass shows that are going on. Firstly we've got super-fun Canadian rockers, Born Ruffians hitting Emo's. I saw them at Emo's during SXSW this year and they put on a great show with lots of great crowd-interaction. Not to mention the lead singer is pretty easy on the eyes. I'm not really sure how I would describe their sound because it kind of depends on what song they're singing. Lucky for you, I captured some video last time they were in town so you can get a taste.

Born Ruffians - Barnacle Goose video via YouTube

In theory you could actually head to Emo's AFTER you catch Caribou over at La Zona Rosa. Don't quote me on that, and if you want to be doubly sure you should send a message to the Emo's Twitter account to ask about set times. I know that LZR shows are done by midnight though.

Caribou's latest LP, Swim is a real sleeper and I feel like it hasn't received the attention it's due. If you don't have it already you should pick it up tonight at the show. You'll find lots of beautiful melodies and a lush, textured, almost psychedelic sound. Don't worry though it's not that annoying psychedelia ala Phish.

Caribou - Sun video via YouTube

So, that's what I'd be doing if I were in Austin tonight. How's about you?