Thursday, July 26, 2012

Glass Candy at the Mohawk

Tomorrow night dancing, sweaty people of Austin will converge on the Mohawk for what promises to be one of the biggest parties of the summer and if you don't get your tickets now, you're going to miss it. Portland, Oregon's Glass Candy are headlining and they will set the asses-a-shakin'. Tomorrow night's show will mark Johnny Jewel's return to his hometown, which means they'll be playing extra awesomely (obviously.) Expect to hear lots of jams from Glass Candy's upcoming LP, Body Work, the band's third studio full-length.

Glass Candy - Warm in the Winter video via YouTube

Don't just show up for Glass Candy though because they are only one part of tomorrow night's festivities. Chromatics are touring with Glass Candy and will precede them on the outside stage. Their latest LP is Kill For Love, which was released in March. It is their fourth studio LP and clocks-in at over an hour of synth-pop splendor. In May they released a drumless version of the record on their website for remixing. They only have about an hour to play tomorrow night but I'd expect some extended free-from dance-rock mayhem in that hour.

Chromatics - Kill for Love video via YouTube

Wait, that's not all! The Mohawk isn't just going to allow some Portland bands to swoop in and have all of the fun. You'll also see Parisian band, Flying Turns if you arrive early enough. As well as local band Orthy. That may seem familiar to those of you down with Austin's dance/party scene. Ian Orth is a founding member of Learning Secrets and Orthy is his "celestial-pop" band.

My advice, buy your tickets now, take the bus, get drunk, get crunk and dance away the worries of the week.