||October 31 and November 1
||Tickets at the door
I’ve alluded to the great spastic shows that Thomas Function puts on, and I have been spinning their newest album, In the Valley of Sickness, non-stop for the last few weeks. Well, lucky me, they are doing a two-night stand at Beerland. Sure, one of the nights is on Halloween, but if you’re like me, and not into costumes, then you’ll want to find your way here for their jangle pop. And, Austin’s hardest working band, Harlem, will be opening for these fellows on Saturday night. But, in case you miss them, check out the show on Sunday too!
Download: Thomas Function – Belly Of The Beast [MP3]
This week is full of great local shows for you Austin music fans and Thursday night at Beerland is jam packed with local and upcoming talent. The lineup features headliners Whitman along with Frantic Clam, Colour Wheel and Salesman. Door cover is only $5 and things start around 10pm. Don’t forget to keep voting for Whitman in the Sound and Jury contest!
Download: Whitman – Light It Up [MP3]
When a band’s equipment gets jacked everyone wants to kick the culprit’s ass. If you can’t find the guy, a benefit to raise a little money can’t hurt. That’s just what local band When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth have planned for Friday night at Beerland. Several other local artists like Dikes of Holland, Strange Boys, Red X Red M, and Ralph White are joining in to help out. Show starts at 10pm.
Download: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth – It’s Casual [MP3]
One of the best local acts around right now, The Strange Boys, are playing a show at Beerland this Saturday. This should be a pretty nice way to work your way back into some live music after your exhausting week at SXSW. The Austin boys are joined by opening acts Mass Hysteri and The Hex Dispensers. Music starts at 10pm.
Download: The Strange Boys – Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up [MP3]
Denton’s finest, The Golden Animals, are making a stop in Austin this afternoon/evening. First off, the band plans on playing a free instore at Cheapo Discs at 5pm. Later in the day, stop by Beerland to catch a full on live set by the band. Beerland tickets will be sold only at the door.
Download: Golden Animals – Try On Me [MP3]
Another one our favorite new bands, Crystal Antlers, will be playing at Beerland in Austin Sunday night. We had high praise of the bands opening set for the Kadane Brothers earlier in the summer so we are of course pumped for this one. You can read more about this show on the Beerland website.
Another one of those Austin bands that everyone should know about, The Strange Boys, will be showcasing their talents at Beerland tomorrow evening. Other local acts Cause for Applause and The Bad Sports will be opening things up. Beerland doesn’t sell tickets online so make sure you’ve got some cold hard cash to get in the door. Get yourself excited for the show with The Strange Boys cover “Baby Please Don’t Go” originally by Big Joe Williams.
Download: The Strange Boys – Baby Please Dont Go [MP3]