I couldnít decide what to write about this week, so I figured Iíd recommend a show, a new album, and a new band to check out. Look at that, Iím doing all your new music work for you! Youíre welcome. First up, your next show.
Beerland is the place to be if you love dive bars and garage
rock. I love both, so Iíll be there Friday, May 18 for OBN
Dikes Of Holland. Itís the
tour kickoff show for Holy Wave, who will be traveling the
US in support of their excellent new EP, Knife
Hits. If you missed the band at Psych
Fest, youíll want to catch them before the van departs to
spread chaos across this great country. And if youíve never
seen OBN IIIs or Dikes of Holland, then you need to resolve
Need a new album to add a little kick to your life? Then
check out The
Wolf You Feed by
Austinís own The
Riverboat Gamblers. Its official release
is on May 22 via
Volcom Entertainment, but you can check it out now on
Spotify (if you donít have that yet, you really should by
now). The Gamblers are punk rock vets known for their rad
and ferocious live show. This album has a darker vibe than
past work (especially on songs such as Gallows Bird),
but itís not creepy or dreary. Itís a power punk punch to
the crotch. The production is pretty slick and honestly itís
cleaner than the punk tunes I usually listen to, but overall
it's an album that still satisfies.
Unlike all the bands mentioned above, Austinís The
Bye And Bye do
not play garage, punk, or psychedelic rock. While they do
bring a punk mentality to their music, the songs veer more
towards traditional influences such as the blues and classic
country while incorporating atypical song structures. They
also work in some nice harmonies and some bad ass mandolin.
I learned of The Bye And Bye while listening to the new
the folks at STUCK.
For those unaware of STUCK, they feature exclusive video, audio,
and insight into Texas underground music. They produced a
free EP of The Bye And Bye Austin that can now be downloaded
Bandcamp. Enjoy, my friends.