Third show of the week was at La Zona Rosa. Had to run solo for this one, made it easy to get through the crowd, my stage space locked down by a Lone Star bribe to a group of people in town from all over Texas to see Nada Surf together; no photo pit, but still a three song limit.
We were treated to Austin’s The Zoltars and San Fran’s Waters as openers before Nada Surf played a twenty-three song set.
More after the jump…
It’s a bit of slower week for live music in Austin, when you compare it to the craziness that was the last couple of weeks anyway. A solid option for to appease your live music hunger is a show going down at Mohawk on Thursday night with local veterans The Strange Boys. Now these guys have earned some praise outside of town, but they still stay true to Austin and play around the city whenever they can. The undercard of this show is also nice with up and comers The Zoltars going second and fellow local buzz band Leopold & His Fiction up first. Just do it.
Download: The Strange Boys – Me And You [MP3]
Usually the year begins in January, but I typically don’t get my musical gears started until after SXSW. So I started thinking about the Austin scene, and honestly, I think it’s really struggling right now (and I don’t quite know who to blame). But, I wanted to give a shout out to five bands that I think are going to make a huge impact this year in Austin and/or Texas, at least that’s what I’m hoping to see from them. These aren’t in any particular order, so just go with it, and if you see that one of these bands is playing…do Austin a favor and actually go watch them play. Oh, and we included one Houston act because they’re here all the time and we love them. Deal with it.
New Years Eve is upon us, and I doubt any of you people have really solid plans for what you’re doing to celebrate. Well, let us assist you in that department with news of a party we’re helping sponsor going down at Cheer Up Charlies on the East Side. The show features an awesome “locals only” line-up in the form of Gold Spine, TV Torso, Ringo Deathstarr, Young Girls, Marmalakes, Sleep Good, The Zoltars, The Sour Notes and a Mouthfeel DJ set to end the night. Giveaways will also be handed out out in between each set by Fricano’s Deli, Strut Boutique, Birds Barbershop, Tiffs Treats, and The Highball. More information on this badass event with complete set times for each band can be seen over on the event’s facebook page.
Download: Sour Notes – Hot Pink Flares [MP3]
Download: Young Girls – Mexico in December [MP3]