Thursday, September 21, 2006

Post Festival Haze: This Week In Austin

Sorry for getting this out late, but I have been recovering from the weekend known as ACL Fest. It looks like the fun doesn't stop there either. The summer heat is leaving central Texas slowly and more and more bands are heading to the venues to entertain us. So let's get to it!

Thursday begins with The French Kicks and Little Ones at Emo's. Playing up the street a few blocks at Stubb's is cancer survivor and musician with a message Christine Baze. She is joined by the acoustic sounds of Kaki King. I will be somewhere inbetween at the Red Eyed Fly checking out among others, our friends (they should be yours too!) The Drawing Board.

The weekend kicks off with a little emo-punk courtesy of Gossip and The Independents at, of all places, Emo's. At the Parish, Broken Social Scene guitarist Jason Collett and Rogue Wave entertain the masses with smart power alterna-pop, while Foreign Born hypnotizes the crowd with neo-new wave synth rock. Check out local groups The Onlys and Buttercup at Ruta Maya.

Jason Collett

Lounging at Emo's (if you didn't get the play, thats the Lounge at Emo's) on Saturday is Dr. Octagon (aka Kool Keith and others), so go get your groove on. Supporting his new album, M. Ward brings his indie folk sound to The Parish. All the supporting bands from the Snowden show are out this weekend, so go see them. The instrumental sonic blast of My Education is at Trophy's and for a more shoe-gaze kind of evening, For Those Who Know is at Beerland with Ghost of the Russian Empire. Fresh off their performance at the Festival is the 20's and 30's string band attack of the White Ghost Shivers playing with bluegrass-punk (is that possible?) sensations Split Lip Rayfield at the Continental Club. SLR is also playing there on Sunday. At one of the newest club's in Austin, Mohawk, are locals The Black, with their straight-up pop/rock flair. They are supported by A Featherwieght Burden. If you miss The Black Saturday, they play the Peacock Sunday.

Split Lip Rayfield

So get out there Austin and enjoy what the Live Music Capital has to offer. And if you still can't decide, try some of these on for size, they may help.

The French Kicks - Also Ran
Little Ones - Lovers Who Uncover
Christine Baze - Say Something
The Drawing Board - Every Moment
Gossip - Where The Girls Are
The Independents - Lullabye
Jason Collett - Fire
Rogue Wave - Publish My Love
Foreign Born - Entryway
The Onlys - Tulsa Part 2
Buttercup - Hot Love
Dr. Octagon - Earth People
M. Ward - Requiem
My Education - Britches Blanket
For Those Who Know - Perfect
White Ghost Shivers - Everyone's Got 'Em
Split Lip Rayfield - Should Have Seen It Coming
The Black - Cellblock


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