Weekend show recommendations
Well, that last post was a big, fat downer, so here's my usual show recommendations for the weekend for the two-three readers who will be in Austin and looking for something to do this weekend.
Beerland's got it going on, as usual. Tonight, Mr. Lewis and the Funeral Five at 8:00. Later on that night, the Black Angels and Camp X-Ray. The latter is a band that I predict will be building a solid audience in time. They are really good. The closing band is the Crack Pipes, but I'm not really a fan of theirs. Tomorrow night is Go Go Rama with the Boom Chica Boom Girls dancing to some garage rock and then Sons of Hercules later. I love the Boom Chica Boom Girls, and if I didn't have a prior engagement, that's where I'd be.
Tonight at Triple Crown, you can check out the Bulemics, the Ugly Beats and Amplified Heat, all great bands. Alas, the bar is in San Marcos, so I'm not going. But if you are in San Marcos, enjoy having some good bands in town. For once.
Also, it would be wise to buy your SXSW wristbands this weekend. They went on sale yesterday and by the time we got to Waterloo Records, the first 2,000 that were on sale for $110 a piece were gone and we had to buy ours at $130 a piece. (It wasn't that long ago when they were like $40 a piece. *sigh*) The 2005 schedule is online now, so go check it out.