Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Local music this week: 4/5 - 4/11

Wednesday 4/7
Sober Daze is one of my favorite punk bands in town, a throwback to that three-chords-and-a-six-pack approach to rock music. No pretense, just fun. Songs that remind you about the toughest, down-and-out time in your life when paying rent on time seemed like an epic impossibility each month. And yet, it was also one of the funnest times in your life.

Show: Sober Daze, Blank Generation, A Corpse Vanishes, Front Line Martyrs @ Red 7 (see poster)

Thursday 4/8
Follow That Bird has been secretly kicking ass for years in the local scene, so it's good to finally see this sometimes-duo/sometimes-trio led by Lauren Green and Tiffanie Lanmon get its due. Lanmon is one of the best drummers in town, period. Her style is inventive, powerful and always fun to watch. The same can be said for frontwoman Green and her memorable voice.

Show: Follow That Bird!, Love Collector, The French Inhales, The Nightly Rituals @ Beerland

Friday 4/9
How about good music for a great cause? UT's student radio station, KVRX, is in the process of digitizing its vast collection of recorded live broadcasts (these include Devendra Banhart, The Black Angels, Shearwater, etc.). Their Local Live series has captured lots of the best indie bands in town, so let's help them converting their collection to mp3. Cover is $5 and you get to see awesome locals like Zorch and Sunset.

ShowKVRX Digitization benefit @ Karibu (see poster)

Saturday 4/10
Austin Vida is showing the ladies some love with this Chicas Who Rock! showcase: two all-girl alternative rock bands at Mi Casa on Sixth Street. San Antonio's Heather Go Psycho and El Paso's Atomic Pink will rock the house for this free show ($5 for under 21).

ShowAustin Vida & Bemba Entertainment presents Atomic Pink and Heather Go Psycho

This one's interesting. An all-day family event for lacrosse enthusiasts and newcomers alike. The LXM Pro tour will feature a UT vs. A&M lacrosse game in the afternoon and live music in the evening, including party-rockers The Bright Light Social Hour and electro-dance band L.A.X. This shindig takes place at St. Stephen's Episcopal School at 6500 St. Stephen's Dr. The music starts at 6 p.m.

ShowLXM Pro Lacrosse and Live Music Tour (feat. LAX, Bright Light Social Hour, Carolina Liar)