As the music world descends upon Austin...there are still a few shows worth checking out around town.
[Pick of the Night] Bowery Beasts / Peg Leg Love / John Carpenter / Billie Jack @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – I dig that John Carpenter man.
Tahiti 80 / Maniac @ Troubadour ($15) – French pop. I used to really like these guys, but haven’t heard them in a while.
Living Things @ The Satellite (Free) – Living Things continue their residency. The opening bands all had visa issues, so I’m not sure who else is on the bill.
Tujunga / Injured Ninja / Forced Into Femininity @ Pehrspace ($5)
Datarock @ Detroit Bar ($15)
Computer Magic @ Origami (Free) – 7:00 PM
[Pick of the Night] The Smiths Indeed (a tribute from England) / The Remainers @ The Satellite ($10) – Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of The Queen Is Dead. Sometimes it’s nice to see a cover band.
Tapes ‘n Tapes @ Detroit Bar ($14)
Julia Sweeney and Jill Sobule @ Largo ($25)
Treason / Artilleri / Number 2 @ Silverlake Lounge ($5)
Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death / Crazy Band / Mikki and the Mauses @ The Smell ($5)
Poop / Duchess Desade @ Redwood
[Pick of the Night] Low End Theory: Dibiase / Mono Poly / Tricky T @ Airliner ($10) – Thom Yorke DJ’ed here last week.
[Recommended] Spain / Rats @ The Satellite ($8) – It’s been a while since Josh Haden’s put out a record, but She Haunts My Dreams is still a really good record.
The Apple Sisters @ Largo ($25)
[Pick of the Night] Le Switch / Sounds of Asteroth / Last Round Down @ The Echo (Free) – I’m still a big fan of Le Switch.
[Recommended] The Entrance Band / White Fence / Farmer Dave Scher @ The Satellite ($10) – I’m a fan of Farmer Dave.
Antenna the End / Big Black Delta / Old Codes @ Silverlake Lounge ($5)
The Dustbowl Revival / Paul Chesne Band / Hobo Jazz @ Redwood
Manic Hispanic @ The Roxy ($15)
KRS-One @ Detroit Bar ($15)
[Pick of the Night] George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($34 - $101) – He’s getting a bit older, but when I saw him years ago it was really good.
The Ex / Death Sentence: Panda @ The Satellite ($15) – Political Dutch veteran punks get compared to Crass. I’m honestly not too familiar with their tunes. They’ve worked with Sonic Youth and Steve Albini.
The Dan Band @ The Music Box ($40)
Sarah Silverman @ Largo ($25)
Lava Band @ Bootleg ($15)
House of Pain / Big B / Dirtball / Sozay @ House of Blues Sunset ($26)
The Byron Berline Band @ McCabe’s ($20)
The Neighborhood / Haunted Tiger / Schoenberg Knife Fight Ensemble / Zaptra @ Lot 1 Café ($5)
Boats! / Underground Railroad to Candyland / Jus’ Folks / Bad Antics @ Redwood
Young Dubliners @ Key Club ($20 - $69)
[Pick of the Week] Devo / The Octopus Project @ Club Nokia ($35 - $100) – It’s impossible to not have a good time at
Girl Talk / Max Tundra / Junk Culture @ Fox Theater Pomona ($27) – I saw Girl Talk at the Echo a few years back and I was the asshole in the back with my arms crossed.
Big Dick / Brendan Hines / LA Soul Project / The Chisels @ The Satellite ($8) – Big Dick is a female fronted Little Richard cover band featuring Darren from Airborne Toxic Event.
Sister Spit @ The Echo ($5) – Early show at 6:00 PM
Capital Cities / Alex Kemp / Audiafauna / Indigo Child / Ben Osipo @ Troubadour ($12)
Paul F. Tompkins 9th Anniversary @ Largo (Sold Out)
Go Home – Ben Goldberg, Charlie Hunter, Ellery Eskelin, Scott Amendola @ McCabe’s ($22.50)
DJ Quik @ Key Club ($30 - $105)
House of Pain / Big B / Dirtball / Sozay @ House of Blues Anaheim ($26)
[Pick of the Night] Soundtrack of Our Lives @ Detroit Bar ($20) – Really good Swedish band. I’ve seen them a couple of times.
Raul Malo @ Hotel Café ($20)
Part Time Punk – Depeche Mode and Cure Night @ Echoplex ($5)
Selena Gomez / Jonas Brothers @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($34 - $171)