Sunday, July 25, 2010

Girls and Boys In The Garage

I haven't heard Agent Ribbons entire album, Chateau Crone, yet but their tune "I'm Alright" has me hooked. The guitar riff has the gritty jangle reminiscent of 60s garage rock combined with girl group harmonies. A pretty sweet combination indeed.

You can check them out in Austin TX on Fri, July 30th at the Continental Club as part of Lucy The Poodle's Summer Dance Party. Additional 1960's girl group sounds will be supplied by The Carrots. They're one of those local bands I've heard about for a few years but I've always missed the opportunities to see them.

The boys will also get their turn to show their stuff courtesy of the R & B/soul infused rock of The Hi-Tones and the British Invasion swagger of English Teeth.

4 bands for $8 on a Friday night at the legendary Continental Club sounds like a great way to kick off a summer weekend and support your local music scene.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Real Heroes

I was excited to say the least to see that The Real Heroes are playing this week. They don't play very often due to other commitments so to see them is a real treat. They are a seriously fun rock band -- it's pop, punk, glam, and rock all rolled in one complete package. They know how to perform and you know that they're having just as much fun onstage as you are watching (and hopefully dancing to) them.
They're playing this Wed, July 14th at 10 pm, at Antone's as part of Antone's 35th Anniversary celebrations. Other bands on this bill include Johnny Goudie with Spencer Gibb (8 pm), Shane Bartell (9 pm) who is returning to performing after 2 years), and Cover Girl (11 pm). You never know when there will be another Real Heroes gig so catch them this week if you can.

You can RSVP for this show at for $5 cover and the chance to win free tickets :

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Quick update

This blog is a work in progress. I'm still trying to figure out what content to include, how it should look, etc. A bit of challenge considering I'm not very tech-savvy and my home computer is 7 years old. But in the meantime, I've added a link to my Flickr page where you can view my growing collection of gig/concert photos. I've also added a banner which was created by my friend, Matt Parmenter, who does graphic design through his business, Ice Cream Factory Studio (