My grandfather always used to say "March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb," and local party enthusiasts Knuckle Rumbler seem to be taking that literally with their next round of shows at the Ghost Room on March 3rd, sponsored by The Republic of Austin, Ultra8201 and Red River Noise. Last month it was free Harpoon, this month it's free entry, which means more funds for the Ghost Room special (a shot of Jack and an ice cold Pearl) and plenty of merch, which you'll be eager to snatch up in the wake of Lean Hounds and the rest of the bill. Ex-members of Haunting Oboe Music, Lean Hounds conjure the same raw, biting overtones as early Modest Mouse with their stripped-down approach, only the euphoric, wavering synth lines that hover off in the distance make you feel as though your Baby Blue Sedan is submerged in water. These Are Words build you up for Lean Hounds with their twangy, off-kilter burst of composed aggression that takes the form overcast surf guitar and cosmically entrancing vocals. The Nouns and Low Times get you started with their uptempo, eclectic blend of angst-driven rock which starts promptly at 9:00, so make sure you scrounge up the free cover and get to the Ghost Room in time to catch all the revelry before it's too late.
March 3rd @ The Ghost Room
304 W. 4th Street
with Lean Hounds, The Nouns, These Are Words, My Womans Angry
Doors @ 9pm, cover: FREE SHOW
This show is 21+ only