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.
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.