Wednesday, June 4, 2014

LGBTQQIAAPunk at Red 7

As a member of the LGBTQQIAAP community, I don't judge or define people based on their age, race, sex, ethnicity or gender identities. With that being said, it's hard to ignore the high percentage of killer rock musicians who happen to have vaginas playing at Red 7 tonight. Arrive early to catch Austin's-own Feral Future. The first time I saw Feral Future I was completely blown away and they are the perfect tone-setters for this lineup. If you don't have the patience to listen to three complete songs embedded below, then start with Blackout.

Brooklyn-based band Swearin' are next on the bill. With hooks for days, riffs you wanna learn and vocals we can all sing along to, you'd be a real shitbag if you talked through their whole fucking set. Hypothetically speaking, of course. I think Fat Chance is a good starter song if you want to check out Swearin' below but I'm a sucker for songs that lean ballady/R&Bish.

As a native New-Englander and a person who appreciates a good band moniker, I am predisposed to love Potty Mouth. The band describes their sound as being inspired by 70's punk and 90's college rock. Who am I to disagree? Their debut LP, embedded below, was released last fall. Don't be embarrassed if you don't own it already or it didn't make your favorite albums of 2013 list just be happy you found it and maybe spend legal currency to prove your devotion? You could at least buy a fucking pillowcase! How can you resist that pillowcase? You can't. You bought it already.

Speaking of bands with good monikers, Perfect Pussy will play the final set of the evening at Red 7 tonight. I have seen them three times this year and each time I noticed something different about the performance that I was captivated by. The first time I wrote about Perfect Pussy I talked about the live experience as a piece of performance art from the line check to the teardown. I won't take you through all of that again, I just wanted to prove that I'm smart and pretentious because clearly you needed to be reminded of those facts. Incidentally Perfect Pussy's debut LP is getting more buzz than redacted vibrator joke and if you haven't listened to it, you should. If you have listened to it and you love it, then you should probably own it?

Perfect Pussy - I video via YouTube

Don't hold me to the order in which these bands are appearing, just show up early and you won't miss any sets. Buy me a Topo Chico while you're at. Thanks.