Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Here for the Holidays

A lot of people on Twitter (2 people) have asked me about shows happening around the Butterball holiday since they will be here in Austin. Generally, there are at least 3 shows a night that I would attend here in Austin but in the wake of your tryptophan-related coma there aren't that many shows to choose from. The first, and most important show, I want to highlight is Quiet Company's Twitter show. This is going down at the ND and they'll have a projector live-streaming people's tweets from the show. I think this is a clever idea BUT the ND is a warehouse and the last time I was there I had a lot of problems with the data network on my smartphone. SO, I recommend you prepare for this possibility by reminding yourself how to tweet via text message and/or use any connections you have at ND to find out the password to their wi-fi network. Tickets to the show are $10 and if you click the Quiet Company link above you can purchase them there.

Quiet Company - A Nation of Two video via YouTube

Quiet Company isn't the only Twitter-addicted band playing that show at the ND Saturday night. You can also catch Love at 20, Moving Castles, and Guns of Navarone.

Moving Castles - Theater, Girl video via YouTube

As far as Black Friday goes you've got two choices of show. You could keep it local by checking out the Triggermen at the Scoot Inn, which I recommend if you're on a budget as both the entry and the drinks will be MUCH less expensive than the alternative show.

the Triggermen - Double Drink Fister video via YouTube

Your other Friday night choice is to catch some power-pop perfection at La Zona Rosa. Bloggy fav Brendan Benson is on tour with the Posies and tickets to see them at LZR are still available. If you think you MIGHT be interested buy the tickets now as they will be more expensive on the night of the show. Also, keep in mind that they charge $4.50 for a can of Lone Star and I believe it's $5 for a strong liquor do the math.

Brendan Benson - A Whole Lot Better video via YouTube