York Night Train proudly presents a number of the best bands in
the country playing short sets on Saturday, March 18 in the classy
confines on Austin's newest spot, The Peacock (515 Pedernales).
So get up early for some hair of the dog and some of my dad's famous
centra Texas BBQ... and hang out all day for free to check out more
in one day than running around all week long:
Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds is Kid
Congo Powers (ex-Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Cramps,
Gun Club, etc) with a New York all-star backing band. Here they
will be playing a short set of Kid's hits and then Jerry
Teel of Pussy Galore, Boss Hog, and Honeymoon Killers
will join in for some Knoxville Girls songs - played by, if you
add guitarist Jack Martin and Kid, 3/5 of the legendary Knoxville
Airheart's Rats! Sing! Sing! on Gold Star
Labs was definitely one of last year's best records. GoGoGo has
been perfecting their unique and well-executed bouncy, sometimes
Krauty and sometimes dubby take on art punk for over a decade and
are a live force to be reckoned with.
side project of Mercury Rev bassist Jason Russo, Hopewell
has been a full-time touring and recording machine since bringing
their beautiful and intricate psychedelic compositions to Tee Pee
Records last year. Another one of the best bands going...
that rose from the ashes of the Austin's incomperable Ed Hall, Pong's
multimedia enslaught has kept them sittin' on the top of the Austin
rock heap for quite some years now. Hi-fi sci-fi for yr ears, nose,
throat, and booty.
Notekillers are a relatively obscure instrumental band
from Philadelphia circa1977 to 1981 who've since come into prominence
since Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace label put out their record
last year (the band's 1980 single "The Zipper" was a big
influence on Sonic Youth). A welcomed twenty-first century return...
for his work with Mr. Quintron and Miss Pussycat, bizarre New Orleans
Ninth Ward rapper MC
Trachiotomy's been weirding people out around the globe
since his days in Crash Worship in the 1990s. Everybody knows what
he knows unless you don't...
whose I Was Born At Night CD was just picked up and re-released
on Troubleman Unlimitted Records, stands out with some of the best
musicianship, songwriting, and lyrics of their genre. Catch 'em
on their way up...
Friend, the psychedelic project of Brooklyn singer/songwriter/guiarist
Allessandra Maria, is one of New York's most happening bands with
a new 12" wax slab on Say Hey Records this month. You just
have to go if you want to know whether it'll be ten pieces or a
stripped down du-o.
Sweet Tea, otherwise known as Tiana Hux, is a witty
and fluid rapper reporting her twisted tales from the gritty trenches
of gender politics, labor, and misguided wardrobe choices. A New
Orleans musician exiled in L.A., she's best known around Austin
for her years there as a film-maker, actress (The Waking Life)
, performance aritst, and underground rock drummer.
Led by poet/New
York celebrity sidekick Zachary Lipez, backed by a twin guitar assault
and one of the Brooklyn's finest rhythm sections, Fresh
Kills are contemporary while finding a vital intersection
of 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s subcultural rock lineages.
Transgressors are a post-modern Western rock band
led by two massive forces in Austin underground music, J. R. Keyton
and Chad Nichols. Nichols, known for his superb bass work for everybody
for about a decade, took over the vocals, and left the guitar to
J.R., who's become one of the best rifle-slingers in a town of string
diddlers. Get there early for this - they sound like a Mutiny-era
Birthday Party for Ennio Morricone, Bobby Fuller, and a cast of
ghost riders - in the sky that is...