Tonight (Sunday, June 7th) there're a few less things going on than in the past few nights, but you've still got some good, good options.
First off, Thrill Jockey Recs signees Pontiak are up at The Mink tonight, doing their heavy-ass, head-twisting variety of psych-rock, intermeshing clouds of messy noise with thick stoner-metal to make something that crosses the line between Mogwai and Monster Magnet. Thanks to relatively-new writer Gos, there's a brand-new review up of their latest full-length, Maker, which I enjoyed, myself -- check the full review here.
They're also playing with locals Ghost Town Electric, about whom I've heard good things, and Cavernous, who I really need to check out... The show starts at 9PM, and the cover's $5; hard to beat that, eh?
Of course, if psych-rock's not your thing, there's an evening of sometimes-raw garage-y rawk going on over at Mango's tonight, too. The headliners are Mika Miko, who play some squalling, ear-shredding (yet addictive) stuff, but I'm honestly more interested in The Strange Boys, a bunch of Austinites who play some nicely barebones garage-rock. You can check out a bit of what they do below:
MP3: "Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up"
Then there's Houston's Born Liars and The Caprolites -- I truly, truly love the former, with their boozy, sweaty take on rawk (second full-length Ragged Island is one of the best things released this year, I swear), and I've heard promising stuff about the latter.
Oh, and apparently folks who make it to the the Mika Miko/Strange Boys show get a free T-shirt, although I'm not sure whose T-shirt it is; Free Press Houston, maybe? The FPH crew's also throwing a patio par-tay beforehand, complete with BBQ, flea market, & record swap. That part's going on right now, I believe, with the actual show starting at 9PM; cover's $8 for the of-age, $10 if you're not. Enjoy your Sunday...
Child Bite/Yatagarasu/The Delta Block/Cop Warmth/10th Grade Cutie @ Super Happy Fun Land
RunnAmucks/SuperAids/The Delta Block/P.L.F. @ The White Swan
Kid Liberty/The Hit/The Tastydactyls/betterLUCK/This Years Fashion/The Rad/Zac Seif @ Javajazz Coffee House
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