Friday, October 22, 2010

How to Choose on a Saturday Night

Yesterday I was mentioning how there were so many great shows to choose from on Friday night (tonight) now I'm going to highlight the haps on Saturday night. Friday saw lots of bigger name artists in town well Saturday night is all about the up-and-coming acts. The first show I want to highlight is a late show going down at Red 7 featuring Cymbals Eat Guitars and the Thermals. I'm not sure why, but I do know that the Thermals appreciate your gifted Furbies so if you have any of those creepy dolls that were banned from the Pentagon bring 'em on down to 7th st and the band will be psyched.

Cymbals Eat Guitar - And the Hazy Sea video via YouTube

The way this show is listed it looks like the Coathangers are actually headlining but to be honest any of those three bands could headline in my opinion. Although, I feel like Cymbals Eat Guitars have (or had) the most buzz.

Just up the street at the Mohawk, Free Energy will be bringing their brand of Weezer-esque indie-rock. They were one of the most popular acts of SXSW 2010 and I'm kind of surprised they haven't reached mainstream audiences yet. I could probably make that same statement about all of my favorite acts from this year's SXSW though. I mean who reaches mainstream America these days? All I ever hear on AAA radio is the Black Eyed Peas and Nirvana's Nevermind. For the record I wanted to embed a legit video but EMI doesn't want me to so I'm circumventing their wishes.

Free Energy - Bang Pop video via YouTube

Last, but certainly not least, Los Campesinos are ALSO in town Saturday night. This time they play La Zona Rosa a sure indicator of how popular they've become in Austin. I'm a fan of any band on Arts and Crafts records but when they also hail from Wales that's a double-bonus. Tickets are still available as of the writing of this post.

Los Campesinos - You! Me! Dancing! video via YouTube