Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Kings of Leon + Tax the Wolf + Featherface + Poor Dumb Bastards + Born Liars + Cavernous + More

UPDATE: Well, it appears Monoceros had to drop off the Mango’s show tonight; Sunrise and Ammunition has taken their spot on the bill…

Saturday, April 2nd, and even though there was plenty of cool stuff going on last night, it kinda feels like the weekend’s just getting started, honestly… Lots and lots going on this evening, y’all.

First & possibly foremost to a lot of folks is the continuing Big Dance Concert Series thing at Discovery Green, which this afternoon/evening features Vallejo, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Panic! At the Disco, and, best of all, Kings of Leon, all for free. Let’s just hope the rain holds off… Anyway, see over here for some more details.

Heading out from there, there’s the Chris Cornell show at the House of Blues, which, um, you’re probably not going to, since it’s been sold out for a while now. But never fear, ’cause there’s plenty more…

Up in downtown at Super Happy Fun Land, The Dead Rabbits and Days N Daze are both playing, and I’ve liked what I’ve heard from both of them. Over in Midtown, The Mink‘s got a very cool show tonight, with awesome Latin-prog-rock dudes Tax the Wolf, quirky prog-popsters Featherface (whom I really and truly love, these days), and The Live Lights, about whom I’ve heard many good things.

Fitz has a nice double-bill tonight, with the Poor Dumb Bastards20th anniversary show on one floor and the ASYLUM party on the other — the latter includes Dead Roses & the excellent {Art Institute}, for two.

Montrose is busy today, too; there’s the Menil Community Arts Festival/Indie Book Fest, which I already talked about over here, the very neat-sounding Concert in the Mall on the University of St. Thomas campus; that’ll feature Finnegan, Fat Tony — woo! — and Tax the Wolf, in their first(?) appearance of the day.

The latter two are pretty much during the day, btw, which is good for those among us with midgets who have to go to bed early; similarly, drag ’em on out to Cactus at 5PM to stare in wide-mouth amazement as the Born Liars tear the place up.

And I can’t forget tonight’s show at Mango’s — the awesomely heavy Omotai are playing, alongside instro-prog metal guys Cavernous (who seriously bowled me over when I saw them last month), and Sunrise and AmmunitionMonoceros, who I’d thought were long dead & gone. Oh, and it’s the CD release for Machinotaur, who I’ve never heard but who sound like they’d be badass. Heavy-ass shit.

And here’s the full list:

NCAA The Big Dance Concert Series: Coca-Cola Zero Countdown, featuring Kings of Leon, Panic! At the Disco, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, & Vallejo @ Discovery Green (free!; 11AM-8PM)
Machinotaur/Moths/Omotai/Cavernous/Monoceros @ Mango’s
Concert in the Mall, featuring The Beans, Reckless Endeavor, Finnegan, Tax the Wolf, & Fat Tony @ Univ. of St. Thomas campus (3807 Graustark; 4-8PM)
Pasadena Napalm Division/Legion/Cerebral Down/Metalloyd @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
Life-Bomb/Dead Rabbits/Days N Daze/Alimanias/Ska Bands Like Us @ Super Happy Fun Land
Born Liars @ Cactus Music (5PM)
Chris Cornell @ House of Blues (sold out)
Yo-Yo Ma with The Silk Road Ensemble @ Cullen Theater (Wortham Center)
Poor Dumb Bastards (20th anniversary)/The Hickoids/Slim/Dollyrockers @ Fitzgerald’s
Tax the Wolf/The Live Lights/Featherface/The Funky JA’s @ The Mink
Menil Community Arts Festival, featuring Sam Dinkins III, Riyaaz Qawwali, Erin Rodgers, Golden Arrow Holy Face, & more @ The Menil Collection (1515 Sul Ross; 11AM-5PM)
ASYLUM party, featuring Violet Tremors, //TENSE//, Dead Roses, Art Institute, DJ Ceeplus Bad Knives, Mr. Castillo, & Fredster @ Fitzgerald’s
GRITSY, featuring Breakage, Matty G, Full Effect MC, Kam, & Da Monkeys @ Warehouse Live


2 Responses to “Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Kings of Leon + Tax the Wolf + Featherface + Poor Dumb Bastards + Born Liars + Cavernous + More”

  1. Andrew on April 2nd, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    monoceros dropped off the mango’s show, sunrise and ammunition are taking their spot.

  2. Jeremy Hart on April 2nd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Ah, gotcha — updating the post & show list right now. Thanks!

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