Gig Alert/Bonus MP3/Giveaway: Monahans Offer "I Break The Silence," Play City Tavern and Hailey's Club This Weekend.
While Telegraph Canyon's Chris Johnson has rightfully vaulted to the forefront of area lead-men, he and his banjo-wielding beard will be but a table setter for this evening, as he will be sans chamber-rocking buddies. Ft. Worth's The Cush will be closing out the festivities, but it's the middle band of the night that has something intriguing to share.
Austin's Monahans, one of the newer additions to Spune's roster, headline the night. And they aren't exactly strangers to this area, given that a couple of members used to be Deep Ellum regulars. But, the atmospheric indie rock of the band formerly known as Milton Mapes is always a welcome gig, regardless.
A recent appearance from the group's rhythm section displayed them beefing up the folk sounds of Doug Burr in a live setting, something they have no problem doing for their own band live, or on record.
And this is just one of two shows the band will be playing this weekend. Tomorrow night, the group will play Spune Productions' Ice Cream Social 2k10 at Hailey's Club in 2010, alongside performances from Telegraph Canyon (a full band this time), Spooky Folk, Final Club and a whole slew of others.
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And, after the jump, Monahans have been kind enough to pass along a new song from a cool project they have currently underway. Check it out.
Bonus mp3: Monahans -- "I Break The Silence"