It’s a great weekend for alt/indie or 80’s listenin’
The music line-up for this weekend is a little on the thin side, but there are a few good shows in the mix of the astounding number of cover bands playing this father’s day weekend.
The Kessler Theater has two good shows over the weekend. Friday they are having a kind of folk night with local band Seryn and Beau Jennings and the Tigers from Oklahoma. (Hey, don’t knock ‘em for being from Oklahoma – that state did give us the Flaming Lips after all.) Saturday night is also a treat at the Kessler with Austinite Ian Moore and local musician J.D. Whittenburg opening up for blues great Kirby Kelly. His slide guitar is pretty excellent. Kirby Kelly is one of those musicians that far excels others in his genre but remains under the radar for whatever reason and probably doesn’t even give a damn. This one is a real gem.
If you want to make it a complete weekend of indie/folk/singer-songwriter, head to out Lola’s in Fort Worth on Thursday (June 14) for Canvas Waiting and Little Brave. Canvas Waiting is your typical alt/indie band with a hint of pop punk. Some upbeat tunes, some heavy chords, etc etc. Seems an odd match up with Little Brave’s sultry singer-songwriter-ness, but should still be a good show.
Apparently catching the Toadies playing is no longer a rarity, they are playing Saturday at the Palladium June 16 if you’ve missed them one of the last few times.
Since all-things-eighties seem to be coming back in style (like neon, big glasses, leggings and general bad fashion), celebrate the renaissance at Hat Trick’s for a random night of 80’s music with Poison Cherry (a hair metal cover band) and Tone Loc on June 16. Yes, THE Tone Loc. As in, “Wild thang…” duh-duh duh duh “you make my heart sing.” I never really wondered what happened to that guy, figuring he was just sitting pretty on residuals. Now we know he still tours.