Friday, December 18, 2009

12/18 Friday show pick: The Saggi Ball

Tonight is the second-annual Sagittarius Ball (aka the Saggi Ball... get it?). Last year's was a fun party with great bands at Emo's, but this year the party takes place at Beauty Bar. There's free Dripping Springs Vodka from 8-10, and a ugly-Christmas-sweater costume contest. There will also be free drinks for anyone who brings new toys for the toy donation drive. Good times.

Bands include Ripe with Nic Armstrong, The Boom Boom Box (post-punk from Dallas), The Pons, and Ok Sweetheart (San Francisco). Two DJs, Czech One and Prince Klassen, will be spinning between bands.

It's a pretty solid lineup for such a cheap cover. The Boom Boom Box, particularly, is a pleasant surprise. This band has existed for about a year and they already have an impressive EP under their belt. Check their MySpace page for a live video of this seven-piece playing some brooding post-punk with heavy percussion and the tortured vocals you'd expect from this moody yet uptempo genre. This is a band to keep an eye on.

Doors open at 8. Cover is $5. Click the poster for Do512 details.