Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lady Miss Kier, The Calm Blue Sea, La Snacks + More

Generally when people think of Austin, they think tacos, bbq, 6th street, and rock 'n roll. While all of those things are true and good associations it should also be mentioned that we get lots of great dance music, hip-hop and sushi too! What? I like sushi. I say all of this because I was super-excited to see that Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite fame is going to DJ at Elysium tomorrow night. I've been watching America's Best Dance Crew and working out some ill routines in preparation for tomorrow night's show and I think I'm ready to bust some serious moves. If you want to be a part of my dance-crew and sweat your ass off to some bad-ass, deep, disco-cuts spun by DJ Lady Miss Kier herself then you should get yourself a ticket and some neon leggings. That's how our crew is going to dress, I have dibs on the neon yellow leggings but no one has claimed pink yet, so that's all you.

DJ Lady Miss Kier - Showreel 2010 video via YouTube

Perhaps you're not the sweat it out on the dancefloor kind of person. Perhaps, you'd rather swill some Lone Star and nod your head in a dirty little rock club. I'm not judging I enjoy those things too. In fact, it is for you that I suggest you head to the drag to catch my friends La Snacks at Hole in the Wall. The show is in celebration of the release of their newest 7". I know that last sentence sounds really sexual but I swear I'm referring to a music-related item. Bad-ass up-and-comers The Calm Blue Sea are also playing Hole in the Wall tomorrow night so make sure you arrive in time to catch both acts!

The Calm Blue Sea - video via YouTube

Maybe you're not into divey rock clubs, or sweaty dance clubs. Perhaps you're the outdoorsy type and you fancy yourself a fan of world-influenced gypsy-punk. Well, my friend in spite of your ridiculously specific tastes Austin even has a show for you tomorrow night. You guessed it Gogol Bordello are back in town and they're playing Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater just for you. Tickets are unavailable so you'll have to buy them on the streets if you don't have 'em already and keep in mind, it's a Thursday night so this show will end early. In other words, don't dilly-dally around, showing up at midnight and expect to see the band. In fact this show will be done around 10:00 or 10:30 so plan accordingly.

Gogol Bordello - Immigraniada (We Comin' Rougher) video via YouTube

So, I still haven't pegged you, you don't want to dance at Elysium, you don't want to nod your head at Hole in the Wall, you hate gypsy-punk and feel like Stubb's is too dusty. Well guess what asshole? I still have an option for you. You could check out Mouthfeel: We put the Neato in Incognito - dance party over at Cheer-Up Charlies. They even let you bring your own liquor in case you're a cheap-ass. So there, if you're still bored tomorrow night, that's your bad because I gave you plenty of options!