Austin on a Thursday Night

So tomorrow is a crazy busy day in the “live music capital,” so I wanted to create an optimal schedule for you to maximize your time, as well as see some suggestions on nightlife.

Start early over at Mohawk by checking out Mannequin Pussy and Joyce Manor…young sound, semi-emo, little punk. It’s outside, so if you want, you can go home after because it’ll end early.

But, you could also jump ship a bit early to catch a couple of great local releases. Lola Tried is jamming out over at Cheer Up Charlies to celebrate the release of their new EP or hit up Barracuda to get your hands on the new Letting Up Despite Great Faults EP!

Then go back to Mohawk, because Tyvek and Fred Thomas are jamming out. Or be cool, and just bounce all over if your wallet allows.

You could also go see Devendra Banhart play out near Buda at some place called Emos. It’s new, never heard of it.

Sample some songs below. Read more

Are You Excited for Mannequin Pussy?

mannequinMan…I’m stoked on this upcoming release from Mannequin Pussy; it’s only a few weeks away from making its way out into the world. As of now, we don’t have too many of the songs to consume, but I’m in love with the title track from Romantic. A quick blast opens it up, then moves into a really fragile, almost dream pop realm; it’s like a great lounge act with really good musical tastes. Of course, the band are eager to blast forth with some noise, as they do during the chorus, exploding with a wall of noise and a vocal scream that sets listeners on edge. Look for the record to be released on October 28th.