FREE WEEK 2009: Day 8

Last night show at Emo's was awesome!  Can I get an amen?  We should have pictures and video up in the next few days.  It's Friday today and another good night for music, lots of music!  Let's get on to it, shall we?

Emo's:  (Outside)

The Strange Boys, Hacienda, the white white lights, The Teeners, Man Stamps at Emo's.  Doors @ 8, Show @ 10.

Definitely gonna be a good one!  The Strange Boys headline the outside stage.  They've been making music since 1991 and have a definite 60s vibe to them.  Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney is a big fan.

Hacienda is a band that comes from San Antonio but does loving playing Austin quite a bit.  They have a big year in store for them, as they're opening up for and performing backing band duties for Black Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach on his solo tour in support of his debut solo album, Keep It Hid, due out February 10th on Nonesuch.  Nice segue, huh?  You can check out those tour dates here.

The white white lights are one of the more promising bands in Austin.  We're big fans of them, having seen them multiple times at Beauty Bar.  They're a relatively new band, having formed last year but you wouldn't know it seeing them live.  It'll be great to see them on a larger stage and I know they won't disappoint.

Mohawk: (Outside)

Headlining the Mohawk stage will be The Laughing, a band we grown fond recently.  They've come into their own quite nicely and are a building quite a following around town.  Come see what all the fuss is about.

[Photo by Aubrey Edwards]

Also on the bill are Moth!Fight!, an experimental band led by Kevin Attics (ex-member of Octopus Project).  Their sound relies heavily on classic orchestral instrumentation (trumpets, cellos, violins, banjos, barbershop harmony).  The also utilize hand-made tape loops, samples, circuit bent toys, and musique concrète.

Rounding out the bill are Golden Bear and DJ Richard Henry will be on the ones and twos.

Show should be starting @ 9 by the way.

Mohawk: (Inside)

Club de Ville:
A pretty eclectic lineup, with indie rock, folk, hardcore music, and even a DJ.  Definitely a little something for everyone!