Monday, February 15, 2010

Austin music this week: Feb. 15-21

Your weekly no-BS guide to the best local music shows and parties in Austin.
All info gathered from Do512, ShowListAustin, venue websites and MySpace.

Mon. 2/15

Unwed Fathers (2/15 at Plush)
The show: Love and a 45 Record Player Party @ Rio Rita [1308 E. 6th] - 8p - FREE
Basically: Bring your best 45s and sign up to spin 'em, you fucking hipster!

The showUnwed Fathers, Awesome Death, The Brimmers @ Plush [617 Red River St] - FREE
Basically: Plush on a Monday is great place to discover Austin's underground scene.

Tues. 2/16

STEREO IS A LIE (2/16 at The Parish)
The show: Dart Music International presents: STEREO IS A LIE, Nick Hirsch @ The Parish - ALL AGES - Doors at 8p
Basically: One of Austin's best sounding bands at one of Austin's best sounding venues.

The show: Pine Hill Haints (Alabama), Ghost Knife @ Mohawk
Basically: Ghost Knife is the side project of Riverboat Gambler Mike Wiebe. Awesome!

The show: Hard Proof Afrobeat [8p], La Guerrilla [10p], Frederico7 & The Hashashins [midnight] @ Momo's - +18 - $5
Basically: Around The World Music Stage In One-Hundred-and-Eighty Minutes.

The showClyde and Clem's Whiskey Business @ Hole in the Wall - +21 - FREE
Basically: Best bimonthly washboard-band bluegrass ball in town! Who would Jesus bomb?

Wed. 2/17

The showThe Happen-Ins, Til We're Blue or Destroy, Baker Family @ Mohawk
Basically: Indie-rific show with equal amounts of retro swagger, brooding artiness and upbeat poppiness.

Thurs. 2/18

The Ugly Beats (2/18 at Emo's)
The showThe Ugly BeatsThe Hi-TonesThe Explosives [CD/DVD release] @ Emo's
Basically: It's a late-1960s-inspired garage-rock dance party.

The show: Giant Steps Productions presents Strangers, FM Campers, Zorch, Plutonium Farmers @ Mohawk
Basically: Experimental-dancey-spazzy-electro-noise craziness ensues!

The showZookeeper, The Boxing Lesson, New Roman Times @ Stubb's [indoor]
Basically: Required attire: tight black pants, your blackest/sleekest shades and a tambourine. A black tambourine.

Fri. 2/19

The Yuppie Pricks (2/19 at Red 7)
The showThe Yuppie Pricks, The Chumps, The Open Casket, Contact High 5 @ Red 7
Basically: Punk rock with a twist, but an old-school punk show nonetheless.

The show: Misprint's 4th Annual Beard and Moustache Competition with DiagonalsMohawk
Basically: Keep Austin beard.

The showThe Bright Light Social Hour, Zlam Dunk, The CouchThe Parish
Basically: Can one stage handle this much youthful kinetic energy in one night?

The showT-Bird and The Breaks, Brownout @ Antone's
Basically: James Brown would be proud of this funkedified one-two punch.

Sat. 2/20

Los Skarnales (2/20 at Flamingo)
The show: Austin Vida presents Hydra Melody, In Situ Sound @ Mi Casa [503 E. 6th St.]
Basically: Two young alternative/progressive indie bands who play the kind of heart-on-your-sleeve rock that is simultaneously mature and fresh.

The show: The Versatile Syndicate presents We the Granada, The Paper Shapes, Smiley with a Knife [New Orleans], Perfect Pants @ Encore [611 Red River]
Basically: The Versatile Syndicate doesn't put on a bad show. This one's gonna be progressive and loud.

The showLos Skarnales [Houston], Benny vs. the Beast [CD release], The Bandulus, Proper Villain Soundsystem @ Flamingo Cantina
Basically: Reggae, ska, reggae, ska, reggae, ska... a pinch of Latin.

The show: The Big Dirty Shakedown [CD release], Split Hoof, The Vitamins, Meganaut @ Red Eyed Fly - ALL AGES - $5 - FREE LONE STAR
Basically: Cock-rock showcase with free Lone Star Beer!

Sun. 2/21

The showD.R.I. [San Francisco, Calif.], Condemned Unit, Blunt Force Trauma, Birth A.D.Emo's
Basically: Hardcore/Thrash/Punk

Remember to check back every Monday for the week's best shows.