Friday, February 6, 2009

This Weekend: Israelis, burlesque ladies, and more!

Friday 2/6Van Buren Boys
Expect a whole lotta craziness tonight on 7th Street. Israeli garage rock clusterfuck Monotonix is playing at Red 7. They set their instruments ablaze last time they were in town. And I don't mean that as a figure of speech. They literally set their gear on fire. Across the street, a more local but no less head-injury-inducing punk show is going on at Creekside. North Austin drunks The Van Buren Boys (pictured right) are set to tour the Southwest and West Coast, but not before playing a tour kick-off show. Psychedelic madmen the Bridge Farmers and blue-grassy washboard band Clyde & Clem's Whiskey Business ensure that there will be plenty of raunch and circumstance.

Pretty Things PeepshowEmo's (indoor stage) has a mellower brand of psychedelia with Cavedweller celebrating the release of their split 7" with garage-rockers Shapes Have Fangs. Cavedweller has the best acid-tinged shoegazey cover of the Houston hip-hop anthem "25 Lighters" I've ever heard. Okay... Cavedweller has the ONLY acid-tinged shoegazey cover of the Houston hip-hop anthem "25 Lighters" I've ever heard. More info at Do512.

If you're feeling fashionable, head over to Mohawk for the second annual Fashion Freakout, a fashion show dedicated to all things vintage and local. Music by San Antonio retro rockers Hacienda. Click for more info. If you'd rather laugh than dance, Ron White (a.k.a. the only funny performer on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour) goes solo at the Paramount Theatre on Congress. More details.

And the award for Most Titillating Show of the Night: The Pretty Things Peepshow, a vintage burlesque sideshow, at Emo's main stage (see picture to the right). Deets here.

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