Friday, February 25, 2011

Mardi Gras on Red River

Alright y'all, I'm giving you an 8 day heads-up on this event so you have time to plan. Now, when I say plan I'm talking plan a ride, plan your meals, plan your kids and plan your wife 'cause we plannin' errybody down at Stubb's Saturday March 5th! Our friends over at Knuckle Rumbler are joining forces with Proper Entertainment to bring a fun and unique Mardi Gras experience to Austin. We're talking music, Crawfish, Carribean food and even the folks from Frank will be on hand. The music will fill both the inside and outside stages for 14 hours of craziness starting at noon. Tickets for all of this madness are $10 if you buy them now but starting Monday February 28th the price goes up to $12 and if you procrastinate until the day of the event you'll be paying $15. So, I suggest you click that link now if you want to get your creole on next Saturday. Budos Band will be headlining but, like I said, there will be 14 hours worth of music ranging from DJ's, to live bands with all variations of New Orleans music in the mix. I've got the full line-up posted after the jump. Oh, and this event is ALL AGES so you can bring that under-age girl you're dating. Yeah, I got your number (and so does Chris Hansen).

Budos Band - Unbroken, Unshaven video via YouTube

Here's the full musical line-up for Mardi Gras on Red River happening next Saturday, March 5th at Stubb's:

Budos Band
Soul Track Mind
Austin Knights Brass Band
Akina Adderly & The Vintage Playboys
Bus Stop Stallions
Fresh Millions
KP & The Boom Boom
D Madness
Graham Wilkinson
Interstellar Transmissions
Free Sound
Much Love
Me, You & Dave
DJ Orion
DJ Chorizo Funk

So, there you have it folks, Austin's own version of Mardi Gras next Saturday taking over both stages at Stubb's with booze, beeds, food and music. Bring your friends and family all ages are welcome, in face kids under 10 get in for free! Oh, and don't forget the sooner you get Tickets the less expensive they'll be.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Marnie Stern at the Mohawk Tonight!

As February starts to wind-down and March approaches it's hard to focus on anything other than SXSW but guess what y'all? There are still good shows happening in town before Austin is invaded by indie-rock! For instance, there are still tickets available for tonight's Marnie Stern show at the Mohawk. The tickets will set you back a cool $10 but Lone Stars are cheap once you're in the door. Marnie and co. go on at midnight so if you have to work tonight you can probably still catch her set. For those of you who've complained that there aren't any kick-ass female rockers any more clearly haven't been paying attention.

Marnie Stern - Transformer video via YouTube

Taking the 11pm set time, right before Marnie Stern tonight, will be Tera Melos. This Sacramento 3-piece is known for having an eclectic style borrowing bits and pieces from many genres of music to create their own blend of "experimental rock". In other words, their music is hard to dance to and this band is probably more clever than your mustache is so be prepared to be humbled by their musicianship.

Tera Melos - The Skin Surf video via YouTube

Starting things off tonight will be Zorch a band who claims to play, "Electronic Space-Jazz". To which, I respond, "Finally! An electronic space-jazz band that isn't pretentious!"

Zorch - Art Vandelay video via YouTube

Doors open at 9p tonight, music starts at 10p. Also, if you haven't tried Tabbed Out yet it's a good way to circumvent the Mohawk's $10 minimum credit card charge. You're welcome.

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