Les Rav

Cosmic Intervention

The last day of January 2013 saw the David Thomas Jones "Comfort Creatures EP" release party form up at Holy Mountain, where Scan Hopper started it off right with a blazingly-good (albeit admittedly unrehearsed) set.

The tough task of following up that jam was left to uber-gigged Les RAV, who obliged (and then some) with Lauren Bruno's matchless vocal chops; backed, improbably, by harp and violin.

David Thomas Jones played bass during these sets, but now shifted to center stage for this, the main attraction, with his Watch Out For Rockets crew.

At which point the alluded-to Cosmic Intervention took place, with his guitar alternately screeching sweet rock goodness and going insanely mute.

You would think that frustration would rule the day - Turns out Jones' car gave up the ghost on the way to the show, thus confirming suspicions that Other Forces were working mischief - but Jones soldiered on, abiding in true Dudeist fashion, whipping his unruly guitar into submission whilest belting out his numbers with conviction.

All in all, put another notch on the David Thomas Jones belt - Fighting cosmic intervention for the sake of rock. And coming out on top, with an excellent show.


Release and Catch

Release 1 - Creationists are having a full-on coming out party for their latest release, Ἁγία Σοφία, this Saturday, 1/26/13, at Trailer Space Records.  To be escorted by Dikes of HollandComa in Algiers, and Kingdom of Suicide Lovers.  Need more details??  Go here

Release 2 - David Thomas Jones is throwing down a release party for "Comfort Creatures" (which we called "...arguably, the best indie alt rock record of 2012.") at Holy Mountain next Thursday, 1/31/13.  To be accompanied by the three bands he performs with, Watch Out For Rockets, Les Rav, and Scan Hopper, with End Wave ending the soiree.  And as an added treat, the Austin Chapter of Dudeism will be abiding at a priest ordainment booth.  Or not.  More details here.

Catch - From the "You mighta missed this one" department - Perennial local favorites The Sour Notes went on tour last year, and all we got was this sweet mini-documentary.  Check it out:

Then they re-issued "Last Looks" and made a new music video for the title track.  Nice:


More Free Week Fun - Frank and TXMC

Frank has not been backwards about joining the Free Week fun, and have joined forces with Vivogig (The live-music-photo-sharing app + website) and Whitesiren to bring some of the finest free shows this side of 6th street.  

Tonight they've got Mobley, The Shears, Les Rav, and Ashleigh Stone on tap.

Tomorrow night Whitman, STEREO IS A LIE, The Baker Family, and Antiques will be bringing the free rock.

Meanwhile, the good folks at Texas Metal Collective have put together a killer metal show at Beauty Ballroom:  Prey For SleepBeyond Gods and EmpiresBrink of DisasterDSGNS, and Uglytwin are gearing up to melt the face.

Oh, and did we mention that these are free?