Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Austin music this week: Feb. 22-28

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.

Tues. 2/23

The Bread (2/23 at Hole in the Wall)
The show: Nic Armstrong and guests (weekly residency) @ Ghost Room - 9p
Basically: Austin singer-songwriter and transplant from the U.K., formerly of the Brit-rock band IV Thieves.

The show: Terry Snow's Punk Rock Bingo Show @ Emo's
Basically: Play some Bingo at Emo's!

The showThe Bread and friends @ Hole in the Wall - +21 - FREE
Basically: Every other Tuesday, this folk/country/punk-rock band sings about whiskey, taxes and the pitfalls of capitalism.

Wed. 2/24

The show: Follow That Bird!, Snake Handler, Half Mile Fox Fur @ Club 1808 [1808 E. 12th St.] - 9p
Basically: Birds, snakes and foxes, oh my! FTB is one of Austin's best up-n-comers.

The showGolden BoysHerman the German, A Giant Dog @ Trailer Space Records [1401-A Rosewood Ave.]- FREE - 7p
BasicallyTrailer Space in-stores can beat your Waterloo in-stores up (and look cool doing it).

Thurs. 2/25

The show: Salesman CD release [12a], Wine & Revolution [11p], Lincoln Durham [10p] @ Mohawk
Basically: Cinematic country/indie rock band Salesman has a new album they'd like you to enjoy.

The showPrayer for Animals, Guns of Navarone, Milk Thistle @ Ghost Room - Doors at 9 - $5
Basically: Prayer For Animals is Austin's best-kept psych/blues/surf/country rock secret.

The show: Daft Punk vs. The Clash Mashup with DJ Thibault @ The Parish
Basically: Mash-Up Night at The Parish may result in bouts of spastic dancing and shame-free booty-shakin'.

Fri. 2/26

The Blind Pets (2/26 at Trophy's)
The show: Jungle Rockers, The Blind Pets, Devil Rides @ Trophy's - $5
Basically: Trophy's two-day Dave Fest promises heaviness.

The show: Baby Got Bacteria, Scary Mary, Stupid Drama, Juliana Murphy @ Chupacabra Cantina
Basically: Proceeds of this benefit show help Scorpio Rising's lead singer pay for her breast cancer treatment.

The show: Prince Klassen @ Beauty Bar
Basically: Dance to the eclectic tastes of one of Austin's best established indie DJs.

Sat. 2/27

The Always Already (2/27)
The showThe Always Already's last show ever, Zorch @ Beauty Bar
Basically: This post-punk/dance-rock quartet bids the world adieu after four years of bringing the intricate beats and slinky synth lines.

The showThe White White Lights [EP release], The Happen-Ins, Cowabunga Babes @ Emo's
Basically: A hot young indie band that oozes charisma releases its debut EP.

The show: Neiliyo [EP release] @ Club de Ville
Basically: One-man dance party Neiliyo brings the funktronica in a polo shirt and shades.

The show: Black Bone Child, Amplified Heat, Best Love In Town @ Stubb's [indoor] - Doors at 9p - $8
Basically: A solid showcase featuring heavy rock and dirty delta blues.

Sun. 2/28

The show: Versatile Syndicate 2-year anniversary with Jesse Moore [10p] Bridge Farmers [11p], Watching The Moon [midnight] @ Hole in the Wall - 9p
Basically: Versatile Syndicate compilation CD listening party with live performances.

The show: The Invincible Czars performs The Unknown @ Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Basically: A unique Austin gem of a band performs a live film score to a black-and-white move at this indie movie theatre.

Check back next week for more show picks.