Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mogwai at Stubb's

I was watching Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (again) this morning and I noticed a Mogwai poster backstage at one of the clubs. I was immediately re-excited about tomorrow night's show. The same thing happened Friday afternoon when I realized the show as this coming Monday. I don't know if you're reading this from Austin but if you're not let me just tell you, we have had better shows on Monday and Tuesday night's lately than most cities have on Friday and Saturday. It's sort of wreaking havoc on my work schedule but I have my priorities in order: shows, family, friends, work. That's how it should go right? I'd rather see a good show than my family, I'd rather see my family than my friends and I'd rather hang with my friends than go to work. Besides, the good thing about a Stubb's show on a Monday night is it MUST be done by 10:30 at the absolute latest and is, generally, over before that. So, if you're like me and you have to work early in the morning you can still see Mogwai tomorrow night then wake up in time to punch the clock. In fact, unlike most of the shows I've written about recently, tomorrow night's Mogwai show at Stubb's is, inexplicably, NOT sold-out. To be honest, I'm kind of disappointed in you Austin, I feel like tickets to see Mogwai should have been gone a LOOOONNNGG time ago. Looking on the bright-side for those of you reading this and thinking, "Holy effin s! MUST. SEE. MOGWAI." You're in luck!

Mogwai - San Pedro video via YouTube

I don't say this of too many bands, who have been around more than a decade BUT if you have never heard Mogwai before, their latest album would actually be a great place to start. It's called Hardcore Will Never Die Out, But You Will and it's filled with unicorns, lollipops and bubble-gum doo-wop harmonies. Ok, most of that was a lie but the new album is effing spectacular and if you like Explosions In The Sky than you should have already been a Mogwai fan because it's pretty evident that there would be no Explosions... without Mogwai. You can head on over to SubPop if you'd like to download an Mp3 or two from the band to wet your whistle/grease your wallet.

Mogwai - How to Be a Werewolf (in Thirty Century Man) video via YouTube