Friday, March 4, 2011

So Much Friday Goodness!

As if we don't have enough to worry about with SXSW right around the corner I almost forgot it's a typical Friday night in Austin packed with good shows to go see. I mentioned yesterday that my favorite, local, post-punkers, Markov are playing a free show at Red 7 with Zlam Dunk. However, for those of you not down with guitar music you also have some pretty bad-ass options to choose from. For instance, the LEGENDARY Digable Planets be to rap what key is to lock and they are performing at Venue 222 right in the heart of 6th street madness. You can still get $15 tickets to that show or if you're feeling like a baller they have VIP tickets for $50. Doors for the Digable Planets show open at 8p and the first, of four, acts goes on at 9p.

Digable Planets - Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat) video via YouTube

Speaking of bad-ass/legendary hip-hop... happening right next door to Red 7 at Beauty Bar, Stones Throw Records' own Peanut Butter Wolf will be spinning for FREE. This event is listed as "video/DJ" so I expect there will be some technological wizardry allowing images to go with the music, I know it's like the 21st century or some shit. However, since this event is both free and hipster-approved I would get there early if you expect to get in. If you love standing in lines looking good then just show-up, ya know, like, whenever.

Peanut Butter Wolf - Time-Lapse of PB Djing w/DVD's video via YouTube

Meanwhile a few blocks away back in guitar-music land blog-stars The Walkmen will be playing a headlining set to a bunch of people who would rather chat with each other than listen at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater. The Walkmen's most recent LP, Lisbon didn't make my best albums of 2010 list but it came damned near close and I enjoy their music so much that I once went to a Cake concert because The Walkmen were the opening act. That's devotion right there people.

The Walkmen - Angela Surf City video via YouTube

Tickets for the Stubb's show are still available and will set you back $18. Local bad-asses, TV Torso will play the first slot with The Head and The Heart as the meat of your rock 'n roll sandwich.

The Head and the Heart - Down in the Valley video via YouTube

Holy ish! Didn't that The Head and the Heart song remind you of Ryan Adams at least for a minute?!?! I HIGHLY approve!