In The Horn's newest music column we offer recommendations on live music happening around town each week. Different writers offer their take on shows worth checking out in Austin, the idea being to get various perspectives on live music going on.
Yeah, it's not exactly a concert, but tonight presents an opportunity to get a first look at the full Fun Fun Fun Fest 7 lineup through bingo (?) from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Lucky Lady Bingo Hall (aka the former Safeway on East 11th, aka the site of Perez Hilton's "One Night in Austin" SXSW party in 2009, aka the big sparkly pink building just east of I-35). There's also promise of beer and nachos. On Friday, baroque garage rock gals Agent Ribbons play 29th Street Ballroom, and on Saturday Oh No! Oh My! swing by Antone's for a show with Moonlight Towers, Tacks The Boy Disaster, Burgess Meredith, The Frank Mustard Project and others. -Eric Pulsifer
John Krohn of RJD2 may be the man — scratch that, mixing-machine-turned-superproducer extraordinaire — behind the Mad Men theme song, but that's about the extent of his relationship with Don Draper (Surprise, surprise). Catch him in a shiny space suit and welding mask at the Belmont on Thursday, July 12 at 8 PM for what's sure to be a thoroughly modern dance party. On Friday, all 21 members of sprawling orchestral pop collective Mother Falcon are back for their only show of the summer with a 7 PM set at Antone's. And for a night of flannel-clad folk balladry and rowdy singalong bliss, don't miss the melodious Marmalakes and Wild Child at the Parish on Saturday at 9 PM.
- Allie Eissler
Henry + the Invisibles is to funky dance music what Keller Williams is to jambands. With a soulful voice reminiscent of Jamiroquai, the local one man loop machine channels the energy of a 5-piece funk band by playing multiple instruments while acting as DJ. Henry's been holding down a Thursday residency during the month of July at one of the chillest venues in Austin, so catch him this Thursday at Flamingo Cantina for a dance party that will have you sweating with glee. Percussion wizard Mike Dillon has played with just about everybody (Les Claypool, Ani DiFranco, Polyphonic Spree, Brave Combo, Sex Mob, Galactic and more), but now he's front and center with his very own quartet. Catch him this Saturday for two full sets at the Gypsy Lounge. Also on Saturday, self-described "Japanese action comic punk band" Peelander-Z pay a visit to Red 7. Imagine the Teletubbies on acid in an anime film playing bizarro punk rock, and you can get a good idea of what Peelander-Z are like live. Their shows are always wildly entertaining. -Neil Ferguson