I haven't loved everything The Horrors have released but I do believe that their latest LP, Skying COULD make my best albums of 2011 list. I can also tell you that they put on one of the most unpredictable live shows in indie-rock. Tomorrow night they return to The Parish, where they, somewhat famously, dumped a trashcan on the stage mid-performance during SXSW a few years ago. If you want to be a part of the, potential, madness tomorrow night, there are still tickets available. I'm not too sure how well the show is selling, I feel like The Horrors don't have the buzz they deserve at the moment but hopefully their current tour will change all of that.
The Horrors - Still Life video via YouTube
I'm always excited when a band I like decides to play The Parish. I feel like, at this point, whenever you see a good booking there, it's because the band specified they wanted to play that room. Like I mentioned above, I know that The Horrors played there during a SXSW appearance. Also, this summer The Rosebuds played their Austin show at The Parish and they have, also, showcased there during SXSW. I'm in love with the sound in The Parish and I feel like there really isn't a bad angle in the room, even if you stand back by the merch table you can still see and hear just fine. The biggest down-side to the venue is its 6th street location. It's tough to park near the venue and when you're entering and exiting you're smack-dab in the middle of bro-town with all the drunken tourists and college kids. Get off my lawn you damn kids!!!
The Horrors - Mirror's Image video via YouTube