Saturday, October 31, 2009

Local show picks: Saturday 10/31

Lots of badass and affordable (the keyword) shows tonight. Fans of Latin music, garage rock, metal, or goth will be satisfied by one of the two following shows. Cover for each of these is a measly five bucks. FIVE! That's it.

Maneja Beto, The Hi-Tones @ Beauty Bar / $5 / 10p

maneja poster

Austin's tightest and most experimental Latin alternative band, Maneja Beto, headlines tonight at Beauty Bar for Lucy The Poodle's Noche de los Muertos party. Maneja plays '80s post-punk-influenced cumbia-rock. They like to call their style indie en Español. No other band in town sounds like these guys. Check them out on MySpace here.

The Hi-Tones open for Maneja at about 11:15. Formerly known as Dans La Lune, this garage-rock quintet brings plenty of retro flare and style with licks reminiscent of The Kinks, Syd Barret-era Pink Floyd, and '60s R&B-influenced rock 'n roll. Visit them on MySpace here.

Death Is Not A Joyride, One-Eyed Doll, Sub Natural
@ United States Art Authority / $5 / 10p

I've written a lot about One-Eyed Doll on this blog. I'm a fan of performers who care to perform, as opposed to the hordes of Austin bands who play with their heads down and don't so much as tap their feet. If you get tired of the cooly detached (read: non-passionate) style of many local indie bands, and you're looking for something different and full of energy, you have to see One-Eyed Doll. Visit 'em on MySpace here.

If you see the members of Death Is Not A Joyride wearing animal masks on stage tonight, it's not because this is a Halloween show. This experimental group of orchestral electronic rockers have been known for their odd stage presentation for a while now. Prepare to enter the Human Zoo. Check out the band on MySpace here.

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