Monday, March 8, 2010

Austin music this week: March 8-14

This week's show spotlight:

This Tuesday at Beauty Bar, it'll be an Austin supergroup night of sorts. Two side projects featuring heavy hitters of the local indie world will grace the stage. Playing their first show ever will be Red Falcon, an indie-pop group comprised of members of Your Kisses Cause Crashes, Built By Snow and The Seas. I'm stoked for this, especially since both YKCC and Built By Snow are kind of on mini-hiatuses. These guys are talented songwriters and need to keep working. Second on the bill is Downtown Rulers Club, a soul/R&B quartet featuring members of What Made Milwaukee Famous, Maneja Beto and Grupo Fantasma. I saw them play a low-key gig at Continental Club's gallery room on a recent Monday night. They were fierce and fiery at times, and soulful and smooth at others.

On Wednesday, Jesse Moore & The East Cameron Folkcore will play their country-tinged, whiskey-soaked folk ballads at Hole in the Wall. If you love the music of Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley, you should give the Folkcore a try. They come from that same down-and-out, kick-the-habit tradition of past storied Texas singer-songwriters. Hobomouth is also on the bill. If you were wondering what happened to Bankrupt and the Borrowers, two of the members are now playing guitar for this band. In some ways, Hobomouth is like a heavier, more righteously angry version of Bankrupt. It makes me unendingly happy that these guys are still playing music after the tragic death of their friend and bandmate Jon Pettis last fall.

More shows this week:

Thursday 3/11
WOXY Local Residency Series with The Golden Boys, Crooks @  Stubb's
Shapes Have Fangs, The BlackMohawk

Friday 3/12
The Happen-Ins [CD release], A Giant Dog, Nic Armstrong, The Ripe @ Scoot Inn
The Noise Revival Orchestra Experience, Zeale @ Lamberts

Saturday 3/13
Ghost Knife, Lenguas Largas [Arizona], Manikin, Serious Tracers @ Emo's
The White White Lights, Ringo DeathstarrMohawk
The Strange Boys, Harlem, VEGA, Blair @ Red Eyed Fly

Sunday 3/14
Man or Astro-man?, The Octopus Project, Woven Bones, Flosstradamus [Chicago] @ Mohawk
Giant Steps presents Bridge Farmers, Squidbucket, Obsolete Machines, Zorch, Brother/GhostBeerland