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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Show Preview: Monahans

As the only member of DC Rock Club in Austin there's no arguing which show to see each week. It's considerably more difficult for the DC guys. I won't go into all the behind-the-blog drama but when the dust finally settled they chose Who's Bad: The World's #1 Michael Jackson Tribute Band. At first I laughed but now I'm actually jealous. I predict it'll either be totally awesome or unbelievably bad (nailed it) but in an amusing way. I await the review.

Monahans: Austin's best kept secret?

This afternoon I'm seeing Monahans perform for free at Waterloo Records. This Austin band recently released their second album, Dim The Aurora, on Misra Records. I was hooked on this album from the first listen. Here's Texas Monthly's take:

"The finest bands create not only great songs but also mood, and no one gets that like Austin’s Monahans. The four-piece group named itself after the tranquil West Texas oasis, but the band’s tone is dark and unnerving, like a storm rolling in— all pounding drums and big guitar riffs, alternately thunderous and eerily ambient."

Yeah, that sounds about right.


Steve said...

Who's Bad? Really? Was there nothing at JAXX that night?


Jumbo Slice said...

Individual schedules severely limited the options. I suggested Tiny Vipers on Sunday night but I think Who's Bad was the right call. Part comedy, part guilty pleasure. Sacklunch's first concert was the Jacksons Victory Tour at RFK.

Steve said...

This show may just end up being a true tribute. Hope not, though.


Jimbromski said...

wow, that's f--kin' heavy duty

what better way to honor the King of Pop

sacklunch said...

That is heavy duty. How sad would it be if Farrah Fawcett and MJ went down on the same day...

I hope Erin got the tickets, it's definitely selling out now!

Jumbo Slice said...

I was at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert the day after Magic Johnson was diagnosed with HIV. The RHCP released a song called "Magic Johnson" on Mother's Milk. Midway through the show Flea started talking about Magic and it totally brought everyone down.

The MJ tribute band, Who's Bad, has to be rooting for him to die, right? I mean, that'll be a huge boost to their careers. Impersonators are always more valuable after the celebrity dies.

Jumbo Slice said...

Holy shit. He died. WTF? I figured it was just another drama filled trip to the hospital.

Seems kind of cold but...Potsy did you get the tickets yet?