Saint Loretto, Vision Arcade, Cavern Company, and Goons
Saint Loretto PASSAGE/S Album Release show
Saturday, March 30th, doors at 9:30 pm
Swan Dive, $5 at the door, 21 & up
Saturday night is an important time of the week. It only comes once. Make it special. Get up off the couch (the cat will be okay for a night alone) and get yourself over to Swan Dive for Saint Loretto’s album release show for their new album Passage/S. Lyrics charged with loss and longing are tumbled together with chilling, catchy power pop in Saint Lorraine. Their new album is both haunting and hook heavy. Also at Swan Dive will be the energetic, young guns Vision Arcade. I got to see them during a South-By show; this quartet rocks. Also in attendance will be the delightfully goofy Goons. If They Might Be Giants birthed a synth-soaked bubblegum-pop baby band, they would be Goons. The jangly pop-rock outfit Cavern Company will be there as well. Head out for a party this Saturday and get yourself to Swan Dive.
Rock and Roll Playhouse presents:
Music of Talking Heads for Kids at the Mohawk
Sunday, March 31st at 11 am
Hosted by Mohawk
Rock and Roll Playhouse is a family concert series hosted by Mohawk. This week they’re busting out some Talking Heads. Since Talking Heads are one of my all-time favorite bands, I had to give this show a shout out. You know, back in the day…. my very first concert was a David Byrne show right here in Austin, TX. I can think of no better chapter in rock history to start your kid’s musical education with than the eccentric jammings of Talking Heads. And hey! That’s what Rock and Roll Playhouse is all about: introducing children to rock n roll classics. Also, you’ll get to visit Mohawk during the day. When was the last time that happened?
Lake of Fire, Ohio Civil Power, and The Corey Grinder Band
Sunday March 31st at 9 pm
Okay. The kids have had their fun for the day. They’re all tuckered out. Treat yourself to a grown up show at Hotel Vegas. Innovative, experimental, and–perhaps most importantly–loud, Lake of Fire is a great way to cap off a weekend that was teetering on the verge of becoming too plain. Lake of Fire’s latest album, Crater, is a driving beast of a record. A pinch of psychedelic, a punch of metal, all topped with spooky harmonies and cryptic lyrics make Lake of Fire a sight to see, uh, hear. If they aren’t tripping you out enough, don’t worry. Ohio Civil Power and The Corey Grinder Band will also be there for the show. You know what they say: all work and no play… get some play in before April starts. Who knows who’ll try and fool you this April Fool’s Day?