Swans, Xiu Xiu
Sunday, September 16, at Trees, $20
In 1997, post-punk act Swans went on hiatus and didn't return until 2010, when they released My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky. A successful tour followed. Seems the band has settled back in nicely, as they're set to release The Seer in August, their 12th studio album. The subsequent tour will land them at Trees on Sunday, September 16.
Gigamesh, Punks Jump Up
Thursday, July 5, at Rio Room
Remix artist and producer Gigamesh has made a name remixing acts like
Foster the People, Grouplove and many more. European remixers Punks Jump
Up will kick off the night.
Thursday, July 26, at LaGrange
might remember our review
of Crushed Stars' seventh album In the Bright
from earlier this year. This looks to be the first show since the
album's release, and likely the only one for a while. If you like the
slowed-down shoegaze style Todd Gauteau puts forth, you might
want to put this show on the books.
Smile Smile (album release), Jaret & Erik (Bowling For Soup)
Saturday, August 11, at Granada Theater, $16
looks like the Salim Nourallah-produced record from local pop duo Smile
Smile will finally see its release. This should be a big show,
especially considering two guys from Bowling For Soup are opening.
The Cab, Parachute
Saturday, August 18, at House of Blues, $14
Cab perpetrates the sort of slick pop you'd expect from Maroon
5. That hasn't always been the case, though. They come from an equally
unenjoyable emo background, touring with the likes of Forever The
Sickest Kids and Simple Plan.
Kottonmouth Kings, Big B, Prozak
Sunday, August 26, at Granada Theater, $24
guess the Granada Theater's perfect booking streak had to end
somewhere. It also marks the first time juggalos won't look out of place
at the theater.
Stockyards Music Festival w/ Hank Williams Jr., Pat Green and more
Sunday, September 2, at Billy Bob's Texas, $35-$250
that Willie's event has come and gone, Billy Bob's welcomes another big
name country music festival to the Stockyards. In its inaugural year,
the festival will bring in Hank Williams Jr., Pat Green, Merle Haggard
and many more.
October 13, at Trees, $13
good to see the Trees stage welcoming not only hard rock and metal
acts. Tennis performing through Trees'
spectacular sound system will shed new light on the band's lo-fi sound.
Sunday, October 21, at Bryan Street Tavern, $10/$12
Records just released Hospitality's self-titled debut album earlier
this year. So far, it's garnered lots of Belle and Sebastian
comparisons. Parade of Flesh is bringing this rather seasoned pop act to
Bryan Street Tavern on October 21. It's a show guitar-pop fans won't
want to miss.