Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thursday Night Highlights

This week is the perfect example of why it's great to live in Austin if you're a lover of live music. Monday night Jim James, Phoenix, Of Montreal, and Mirror Travel all performed. We rep'd every tier of indie-rock so hard on a random Monday in May. Tuesday night saw Method Man & Redman at the Mohawk with Father John Misty performing at Emo's. Whether you were looking for slightly off-kilter/unhinged hip-hop or I'm not saying anything snarky about FJM because he might say some crazy-ass shit about me on Twitter. Tonight you can see a free performance from Ola Podrida at Waterloo Records, followed by dinner and then catch Austin's-own James McMurtry at the Continental Club.

Tomorrow night we really get down though. Titus Andronicus will be at the Mohawk with The So So Glos for the price of a $15 ticket.

The So So Glos - Son of an American video via YouTube

Bonobo will be at Emo's with El Ten Eleven, which is a $20-$22 ticket.

Bonobo ft. Grey Reverend - First Fires video via YouTube

You could even see DJ Shadow at The Belmont, which is where I'll be. Tickets for DJ Shadow are in the $15-$40 range. The high-end tickets give you access to a VIP entrance, a raised viewing platform with tables and chairs along with cocktail service.

DJ Shadow ft. Little Dragon - Scale it Back video via YouTube

If you're hardcore, you could pretty easily go to either DJ Shadow or Titus Andronicus and still see Bonobo. Both The Belmont and Mohawk are outside shows, with doors opening at 7pm. Emo's is an inside show with doors open at 9pm. You could also just stay home and drink a 6-er. That's your call.