Last night I caught The Politics at The Parlor, great show as always. The opening band Sputnik Monroe was what came as a surprise. I really dig this band. Go over to the obligatory MySpace page right now to check out their music. I hate to throw out comparisons but think At The Drive-In. A solid show all around. They will be in the Austin area for a few more days and a few more shows, here they are:

Oct 18th - Headhunters
Oct 19th - Texas State Campus - San Marcos (11:30am)

My logo for this week comes courtesy of Jen Matthews, check out her myspace page for more of her art. Very cool. I want more art for the logo, If you are an artist send me some info and I will feature it.

Just saw the Vh1-Hip Hop honors this morning. Wu-Tang were part of the celebration. They performed C.R.E.A.M and Triumph. Very kick ass. If you can check it out, Tivo it, whatever. I am sure they will show it a million times this weekend.

Lady Sovereign was Number 1 on TRL apparently, I am very confused. But she is also on tour and here are the dates, including a show here in Austin that I will buy tickets for sometime this week.

10-23 Montreal, Quebec - Club Soda
10-24 Toronto, Ontario - Opera House
10-26 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10-28 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10-29 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10-30 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11-01 Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
11-03 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
11-04 Chicago, IL - Metro
11-05 Minneapolis, MN - The Varsity Theater
11-07 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre & Café
11-10 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
11-11 Seattle, WA - Neumos
11-12 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11-14 San Francisco, CA - Club Mezzanine
11-15 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
11-18 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
11-19 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
11-22 Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
11-23 Austin, TX - The Parish
11-24 Houston, TX - Meridian Red Room
11-26 New Orleans, LA - The Parish
11-27 Tallahassee, FL - Beta Bar
11-28 Miami, FL - Studio A
11-30 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
12-01 Atlanta - The Loft

Some more new bands to discover:

Midnight Movies
The Grates
El Presidente