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Tuesday, May 20, 2008


After moving to Austin my initial plan was to check out all music venues and not worry about who was playing. Well, it hasn't worked out that way. I find myself heading back to Mohawk time and time again. It has two huge decks, an indoor stage, an outdoor stage, and $3 beer. Oh, and they book some excellent bands. Another nice thing is their pairing of local and national bands. Unlike some venues in DC there's a rationale for putting bands on the same bill. That means if you like the headliner there's a decent chance the local opener might interest you as well. Eventually I'll make my way to Stubbs, Emo's, Antone's, etc. For now, I'm calling Mohawk home.

I'm still learning about the myriad of bands here in Austin. When I find something worth checking out, I'll post something here. First up: Loxsly. The other week I sneaked out of the house for the Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin show (Jimbromski's right - that's a ridiculous name). Loxsly opened and put on a solid performance. So much so I didn't mind leaving before SSLYBY took the stage. I got my $8 worth and was ready to head out. Before leaving I picked up Loxsly new EP, Flashlights. Check out the opening track, "Lamprey Eels":

What I like about Loxsly is they straddle the line between familiarity and originality; they're catchy. They're not going to melt your face and are probably best described as pop rock, but I happened to like that music (usually). There's talk of a summer tour and a stop in DC. I'll be sure to post a follow up once the tour dates are set.


Jimbromski said...

Sounds like a nice place, esp the outdoor part.

When's Jumba Slice Jr arriving? Note feminized spelling of Jumbo.

Jumbo Slice said...

We'll definitely go to Mohawk when you guys are here for ACL. I really like the whole outdoor stage thing which is common here but usual for DC.

Baby Slice (that sounds gross) should be here soon. I'd guess in the next 24 hours or so.