Friday, October 19, 2012

Weekend Shows You Should See

ACL Fest is but a memory at this point and Fun Fun Fun Fest is just around the corner, in the meantime there are several really great shows going on THIS weekend including some fantastic local bands performing. For tonight, I want to recommend a show happening at, the newly opened, Holy Mountain. This venue has taken over the spot formerly occupied by Beauty Bar on East 7th street, next to Red 7. They officially opened there doors last week, hosting a couple of ACL Fest Late Night Shows. Tonight they host My Jerusalem's CD Release Party. Tickets for the show are only $12, which is a bargain considering all of the local talent performing. Obviously, My Jerusalem are headlining with an 11:30pm set time but they'll be joined by two great bands in the form of The Sour Notes and Mirror Travel. For those of you who don't know, Mirror Travel is the new name of the band formerly known as Follow that Bird.

My Jerusalem - Preachers video via YouTube

If you're more in the makin dat ass vibrate mood than the nodding your head mood. Glitoris is hosting Lady at Beauty Ballroom tonight. So, you can get sweaty and twerk it on the dancefloor. This show is close to selling out though, get your tickets before they gone!

Lady - Twerk video via YouTube

Saturday night there are a lot of shows to choose from both local and national acts big and small. My first recommendation for Saturday night is Hospitality at Red 7. I caught their live show at SXSW this year and they really deliver. They won't be jumping around the stage or wearing ridiculous outfits but they will be playing their incredibly catchy songs perfectly. Don't be fooled by their sometimes cutesy tunes, this band has some serious musicians. Tickets are $8 if you buy them today but tomorrow they go up to $10. That is a ridiculous bargain for a touring act signed to Merge Records.

Hospitality - Eighth Avenue video via YouTube

While we're talking about touring acts perform at bargain basement prices, Dark, Dark, Dark perform at Holy Mountain tomorrow. Tickets for that show are also a mere $10. Their latest record, Who Needs Who probably should have been called Who Needs Whom but it's not and it's good and you should listen to it, even if you choose to go to a different show tomorrow.

Dark Dark Dark - Tell Me video via YouTube

If you do go to the Dark Dark Dark show at Holy Mountain I suggest you arrive early enough to catch support act, Emily Wells. She is a one-woman, electo-orchestral powerhouse. Her latest record Mama is about to have a companion release full of remixes from artists such as The Blow, Lemonade and Deerhoof. You can listen to Mama Remixed now on Soundcloud.

Austin-favorites Matt and Kim will play their largest non-festival Austin show to date at Stubb's tomorrow evening. Their latest record, Lightning was just released and features more high-energy, uber-fun songs that will be sure to have the crowd at Stubb's going wild. Tickets for Matt and Kim are $25 and they'll be joined by Oberhofer who were just here last week for ACL Festival.

The last show I'm recommending for tomorrow night is TV Torso's CD Release show at Hotel Vegas. TV Torso is one of my favorite local bands and I was actually completely unaware that they had a new album due out. They do have a 3-track album on their Bandcamp page that was uploaded 10 days ago but I'm not sure if that's just a sampler of a full-length or if that is the CD being released?

So, there you have it. Plenty of great shows to choose from, be safe out there Austin and always remember to shut the fuck up while the band is playing.