Thursday, December 3, 2009

12/7 Monday show picks: Quiet Company and Muchos Backflips

A lively Monday night is on tap in Austin. One of this city's best indie bands, Quiet Company, will be winning over hearts and minds at The Parish. Over at Headhunters on Red River, the experimental, progressive funk monsters Muchos Backflips will be doing their thing. If you want tight pop-oriented songwriting or free-form craziness, there's a show for you.

More info and videos after the jump.

Quiet Company | Frank and Derol | Windsor Drive
The Parish | Music starts at 8p | Cover: $12 ($14 for under 21) | Do512 listing

Quiet Company plays a feel-good and infectious brand of indie pop-rock that, if you listen close, is full of intelligent and emotionally aware, mature lyrics. This quartet is tight live, too. Their set at Antone's, opening for What Made Milwaukee Famous, will go down as one of my favorite sets of the year.

Quiet Company video

Muchos Backflips | Real Book Fake Book | Buff Clout
Headhunters | Music starts at 9 | Cover: FREE | Do512 listing

I filmed Muchos Backflips at Room 710 before it closed last August. I don't know how describe these guys in one word. They incorporate elements of jazz, funk, metal, hip hop, and prog rock. Some songs are jammed-out instrumentals, while others contain absurd lyrics. They are uber-talented but have a sense of humor about their music too. They're worth checking out if you're feeling adventurous. It's free, and Muchos Backflips play at 11.

Muchos Backflips video