Well, it's looking like a damn good weekend to check out some of the bands of one of the coolest record labels currently calling the H-town area home, Mia Kat Empire -- they've got two shows this weekend w/different bands, but haven't been able to really publicize 'em much. (They've been in the process of moving their record label offices down from Kingwood, so they've been a little slow on the promotional side.)
Here's the info:
Sat., April 21 - Matt Ellis and the Mayapples/Buxton/Meryll/Arms and Sleepers/Great Unwashed Luminaries @ Super Happy Fun Land
I don't know a ton about these bands, unfortunately, but I do know that MKE band Matt Ellis and the Mayapples were known 'til very recently as "The Nautical Mile," and I've enjoyed the heck out of what I've heard from their MySpace site. The scattered songs I've heard by Buxton have been cool, too, and I'm told Meryll (from Austin) are great. (Arms and Sleepers and Great Unwashed Luminaries are a mystery to me, sorry, beyond that they're from College Station...)
Sun., April 22 - Peekaboo Theory/The Western Civilization @ The Proletariat
Holy crap do I love The Western Civ. Seriously; their debut disc (on Mia Kat Empire, naturally), Letters of Resignation, never left my car's CD player yesterday (okay, except when I took it into the office to listen to it there, but you get my meaning). Even on my way to catch the unbridled garage-rock fury of Something Fierce, I was blissing out to the gentle-yet-bitter sounds, the gorgeous vocals, the whole deal. It may be early to make year-end-list predictions, but I'm confident Letters of Resignation will be at the top of mine. And, luckily, they happen to be playing tomorrow night as part of the Mia Kat doubleheader, along with fellow locals Peekaboo Theory, who I haven't heard yet but am very curious about.
Ch-ch-check it out, y'all.
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