Thursday, August 30, 2012

Markov CD Release Show

Tomorrow night is a big night for local-band Markov. It's a big night because they are playing a support slot for a band they love, The Bronx but it's also a big night because they are celebrating the release of their new EP, The Flatlands. The Flatlands is six songs of melodious, driving, post-hardcore music that seems to go by in a flash. It's the perfect stop-gap between records and definitely shows growth from the band's previous release, This Quiet, which was already one of the best local releases of 2010. If you're looking for something to do Friday night, Markov at Red 7 is the thing to do. Tickets are only $12 if you buy them today but they'll be $14 tomorrow and don't underestimate fans of The Bronx, it's quite possible this show will be sold-out tomorrow.

Markov - Red Ocean video via YouTube

If you're trying to plan out your Friday night, I'd try to get to Red 7 by 9:30 for Markov's set. Also, it's an outside show so plan accordingly.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tanlines at Red 7 Tomorrow

I had a discussion with some co-workers the other day about the re-birth of Red 7. Not only is the remodel logical and beautiful with much better sound but their booking is much more diverse than it was in the past and I am totally on board. This week, they have shows worth attending almost every night of the week and no two shows are alike. Tonight they have Wild Nothing, tomorrow they have Tanlines and Friday night they'll have The Bronx with Markov. Since I already wrote about tonight's Wild Nothing show, I want to focus on tomorrow night's show featuring Tanlines. For those of you who attend Tuezgayz, you've been aboard the Tanlines train for a year or more. For the rest of you a ticket to tomorrow night's show is a preview of FunFunFun Fest.

Tanlines is a duo from Brooklyn who play dance-able, experimental pop tunes. Their music uses lots of Caribbean percussion and is the perfect soundtrack to a summer dance party.

Tanlines - All of Me video via YouTube

If you missed out on your chance to buy tickets to tomorrow night's sold-out Tanlines show at Red 7 don't worry single and multi-day tickets for FunFunFun Fest are still available. Also, the support acts Love Inks, Learning Secrets) are both local and play Austin quite frequently. Sure, it's cool to see a band play an intimate space but for dance acts it can be more fun to see them play with a huge crowd of fellow dancers. Oh, I almost forgot Tanlines are also scheduled to DJ a FunFunFun Fest Nites event so you can still have your intimate moment, even if you can't get in to Red 7 tomorrow.

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