Friday, May 31, 2013

Sunday Night Problems

Personally, I'm not a fan of Sundays. When I was a kid the only thing I liked about Sundays was Ghostwriter but I hated the feeling of knowing it was about to be Monday and I still hate that feeling. Not only do we have to deal with that weekly burdon this Sunday but we also have to deal with our feelings about The Postal Service in Cedar Park and our love for Generationals. These are complex emotions y'all.

On the one hand, we always wanted to see The Postal Service perform live but tickets are $50 and that doesn't include $15 to park your car. Not only that, you have to drive to and from Cedar fucking Park. However, it should be noted that both Jenny Lewis and Laura from The Mynabirds are in The Postal Service touring band along with Gibbles and Bits. Also, Ra Ra Riot is opening the Cedar Park show which softens the price of the ticket and the time it takes to get there and back.

The Postal Service - A Tattered Line of String video via YouTube

Meanwhile, right downtown in Austin's best-sounding small venue, Generationals will be performing their own indie-pop songs. It's Sunday night so parking meters are free and a ticket to see this show at The Parish will only set you back a round of Lone Stars (with tip) aka $10.

Generationals - Spinoza video via YouTube

When it comes down to it the decision is yours and either choice is a good choice if you ask me.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Chaos in Tejas for Pussies Like Me

I've never been that person who listens to Metal music. A lot of my friends who might not listen to Metal right now had a period in their life in which they were metal. I did not. I was never even into pop-metal. So, I can't pretend to be a great resource for you when it comes to Chaos in Tejas. However, I can be a great resource for pussies like me when it comes to those Chaos in Tejas shows with cross-over indie-appeal.

Starting tomorrow night with DIIV and Deep Time at the Mohawk. It's a Chaos in Tejas show, so if you have a 4 Day Pass you already paid your way into this and many other shows. But you can also just buy a ticket to this Thursday evening show for $10 if you act fast.

DIIV - Wait video via YouTube

Friday night is a bit trickier for me. If we're on a budget and we're only buying our way into one space, it has to be Red 7 Outside and that's mostly because Parquet Courts is the truth. They go on at Midnight and they are certainly worth a $12 ticket and your time Friday night.

Parquet Courts - Borrowed Time video via YouTube

Incidentally, you can also catch Parquet Courts for free inside my favorite record shop, End of an Ear. They start at 2pm to be followed by Milk Music at 3pm.

Saturday night I'd either go with Andy Stott at Holy Mountain or head over to Cheer-Up Charlies for Merchandise with The Men. The Cheer-Up Charlies show is definitely more in the spirit of chaos but... Andy Stott.

Andy Stott - Numb video via YouTube

Sunday night you should really be going to be bed because you have things to do on Monday morning but let's get real. The Field is performing at The North Door for $10 with Orthy opening.

The Field - Over the Ice video via YouTube

So, there you have it Chaos in Tejas for pussies like me. If you're interested in seeing the full line-up, what's stoppin' ya tough guy?

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