Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tapes 'n Tapes w/Oberhofer

There are always lots of great shows going on in Austin, especially on a Friday night. Tomorrow night is no exception, you can bring your Mom to see Glady Knight sans Pips for around $200/pair of tix if you want. Personally, I'd rather listen to her old records so I won't be disappointed and broke. In lieu of a Pipless Gladys, you should probably head on over to Emo's for a killer indie-rock show. Remember Tapes 'n Tapes? They had that album called The Loon that you really liked? Well guess what? They are still around and they're still making some great, jangly, catchy, indie-rock music. Their latest LP is called Outside and I, for one, am a fan. Tickets for tomorrow night's show are still available and will cost you a cool, $14.

Tapes 'n Tapes - Freak Out video via YouTube

Speaking of catchy, jangly, indie-rock, make sure you arrive in time to catch Oberhofer. You may not know that name at this moment but they have some fantastically written tunes that will make you wish you could sing along to them. I mean, how can you argue with a band who's 7" record is called o0O0o0O0o and they categorize it as "Coincidance Pop"? SOLD!

You can download some MP3's free and legal of Oberhofer's songs, Petz and Away Frm U. I'd also recommend you check out their session recorded over at the Daytrotter studios. You're welcome.

Starting things off tomorrow night on Emo's outside stage will be local band, Monahans. I feel like they fit perfectly on this bill as their sound lends itself well to whatever genre-less genre Tapes 'n Tapes and Oberhofer belong in. I don't have any MP3's for you but I do have this year-old video, which should give you a feel for what they're like.

Monahans - It's Enough to Leave You video via YouTube

Also, be sure to check out Monahans Satellite Set taped on the former Austin City Limits stage.