The last time I caught the Drums, I was a bit skeptical about their live show. While entertaining, there were some discrepancies in the live sound, so I wasn’t sure of what I would catch at The Parish on Sunday night. For the most part, I left feeling moderately surprised.
|Date||Wednesday, Sept. 21st|
|Tickets||$15 from Frontgate|
Over in the UK, the Horrors have been media darlings, crafting some darkly-tinged songs with Primary Colours, then turning in some brighter numbers on this year’s Skying. They’ve had some success in recent years, and this current release only has their name growing in the media spectrum. Still, don’t take our word for it; you’ve got to get out to hear these guys live! Plus, you get the added bonus of seeing them perform at the Parish, which we all know has some of the absolute best sound (if not the best) in Austin. Sounds like the perfect way to get out of a midweek funk.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/The-Horrors-Still-Life.mp3]
Download: The Horrors – Still Life [MP3]
|Date||Wednesday, August 31st|
|Tickets||$10 from Frontgate|
If you’ve been listening to indie rock for the last two decades or so, you’ve probably heard of Olivia Tremor Control. They’re part of the Elephant 6, the collective that spawned Neutral Milk Hotel and Of Montreal. They’ll even have Music Tapes opening the show, another band associated with NMH. Now, Jeff Mangum probably won’t be there, but you’ll still get to see a bit of history, not to mention some great music.
If you’re not into the band’s sound, you can also catch local acts such as Grape St. or Leatherbag rocking across town as well.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/otc1997-03-19t13.aiwa_.flac16.mp3]
Download: Oliva Tremor Control – Holiday Surprise 1 [MP3]
|Date||Saturday, May 14th|
|Tickets||$Should be cheap|
It’s been a sparse week of shows, but we know that this one is going to be a blast. We’ve got a little bit of synth-pop coming your way this Saturday night via Portland’s Lovers. It’s the sort of thing you’d expect to find at the Beauty Bar, giving you some night-tinged dance tracks. They released their album Dark Light last fall, and for those looking for tunes in this vein, you can’t find too much that beats this group out. There’s even a little dance party afterwards, so go get down at the Beauty Bar this Saturday.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Lovers-02_Figure_8.mp3]
Download: Lovers – Figure 8 [MP3]