Monday, March 1, 2010

Austin music this week: March 1-7

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. 3/1

Pink Nasty (3/1 at Hole in the Wall)
The show: Black NastyPink NastyBottle Service @ Hole in the Wall - FREE
Basically: AIDS can't stop Black Nasty.

The show: World Famous Rock and Roll Karaoke @ Beerland - FREE
Basically: Every Monday, it's karaoke night, Red River style.

The show: The Clientele [UK], Michael KingcaidMohawk - $12 - 9p
Basically: Lead singer of What Made Milwaukee Famous does his solo thing.

Tues. 3/2

The show: Nacional Records Listening Party presented by Austin Vida @ Mi Casa Cantina - FREE - +21
Basically: Listen to new Latin alternative albums and win free prizes, including concert tickets.

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.

Wed. 3/3

The show: Daryl Palumbo DJ set (of Glassjaw), The Paper Shapes, Betaplayer @ Beauty Bar
Basically: The night before Glassjaw rocks Emo's, lead singer Palumbo spins tunes.

Thurs. 3/4

The Hi-Tones (3/4 at Stubb's)
The showFollow That Bird!, Diagonals, Cruddy @  Beerland
Basically: Austin lo-fi indie rock at its finest.

The show: FM CampersMixed Use MediaBeauty Bar
Basically: Expect a bunch of synthesizers and MacBooks.

The showThe Hi-Tones, The Ripe, Akina Adderley @ Stubb's [indoor]
Basically: Retro rockin' good times.

Fri. 3/5

Cruiserweight (3/5 at Emo's)
The showCruiserweight [CD release], Riddlin' Kids, Here Holy Spain, SchmillionEmo's - $7 ($10 for under 21)
Basically: Pop-punk celebration with some of Austin's pop-punk godfathers (and mother).

The showDeskonocidos, The Dead Space, Wild America @ Broken Neck - 9p - $5 - ALL AGES
Basically: Friday night punk rock show at a skate park.

The show: New Roman Times, STEREO IS A LIE, Sad Accordions, The Astronaut Suit, The Distant Seconds, Bear Bones  @ Ghost Room - $8
Basically: A mini-festival of Austin's smoothest and sleekest alternative and psychedelic bands?

Sat. 3/6

Tia Carrera (3/6 at OXJAM)
The show: OXJAM 2010 with LIONS, Tia Carrera, Woven Bones, The White White Lights, The Lemurs, Smoke & Feathers, 'Til We're Blue or Destroy, Prayer For Animals and more @ US Art Authority
Basically: An all-local rock music bash to raise money for Haiti.

The show: Car Stereo (Wars), The Bright Light Social Hour @ Beauty Bar
Basically: Mashup DJ extraordinaire and a band of merry dance-rockers.

The show: Zlam Dunk, A Giant Dog, Wine & Revolution, Waldo Wittenmyer @  Hole in the Wall
Basically: A bunch of up-and-coming youngsters from Central Texas' college rock scenes.

The showGals Panic [reunion show], Ariel Abshire, The Ugly Beats, El Bombasi @ Emo's
Basically: Reunion of early '90s ska-punk band from Austin.

Sun. 3/7

The showCrooks, Western Ghost House, Woodsboss @ Mohawk
Basically: A night of grungy country and ethereal Wild West indie.

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