Monday, March 12, 2007

Monday Night Music Options 3/12/07

Austin's The Sword Play the Troubadour Tonight

I went out of town last weekend, so the only live music I saw was Greg Diaz in the lobby of my hotel. Anybody make it out to the Sebadoh or Menomena shows? Sorry I missed them. This is the week of SXSW, so a lot of prominent local bands have already left town, but there are plenty of buzz bands in town this week on their way to or from Austin.
TV Alert: Dr. Dog on Conan; Amy Winehouse on Letterman
Tonight's Pick:
The Sword / Priestbird / Year Long Disaster @ Troubadour ($12) – The Sword are in town to give you a little slice of Austin before you head to SXSW later this week. They put out one of my favorite heavy records last year. They play Black Sabbath-inspired heavy metal with just great riffs. It’s along the same lines as Wolfmother, but better. Priestbird used to be called Tarantula A.D. Year Long Disaster is a local band fronted by Daniel Davies (Dave Davies of the Kinks’ son).
Other Free Entertainment Worth Checking Out:
Airborne Toxic Event / Foreign Born / Mezzanine Owls / Eagle and Talon / Peter Walker @ the Echo (Free) – Airborne Toxic Event is doing the Monday night residency at Echo this Month. Here’s a bill with some top quality local bands stripping out the electricity from their songs and playing acoustic. Some of these bands are pretty atmospheric, so you can see how their songs hold up. You can also see how attentive the Monday night crowd is.
Berko / Low vs. Diamond / Fionn Regan / Children Collide @ Spaceland (Free) – Berko’s doing the Monday night residency in March. Fionn Regan is an up ‘n’ coming Irish singer-songwriter along the lines of his touring mate, Damien Rice. He’s just stopping in LA for a couple of shows after his Australian tour and before he heads to Austin for SXSW. Download “Be Good or Be Gone” Low vs. Diamond are a local band that’s getting big in the UK. Children Collide are an Australian band on Flying Nun, that’s stopping in LA before heading to Austin for SXSW. They sound pretty good – go to their Myspace and check it out. Download “We Are Amphibious
Buffalo Roam / Castledoor / The Panda Band @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Buffalo Roam and Castledoor are doing a dual residency at the Silverlake Lounge this month. The Panda Band are an Australian band that’s playing a few local shows before heading to SXSW. Download “Musical Chairs
Also appearing:
Gosling / Gliss @ Safari Sam’s ($3)

1 comment:

Passion of the Weiss said...

menomena's record is better than the live show. I'll have my review up tommorow but they were pretty avg and came on late. I left early. Basically, what it comes down to is, if you aren't Jack White, you probably need a bass player. They aren't Jack White. Not bad or anything, just kinda' whatever.