But really, can you imagine anywhere else (maybe besides the glam metros of the world) where a crowd of nearly 100 people gathered in our beloved high rent firetrap of a movie theater that serves beer and food to see Austin's very best nouveau no wave band (Cry Blood Apache) and watch a little picaresque film about French punk and no wave bands (La Brune et Moi)? (As well as the teaser reel from the in-progress French pop doco Bardot A Go Go...) Yeah, me neither. And then, not two blocks up and two over, there was a breathtaking performance from Joanna Newsom and Smog at the Parish. So yeah, we may complain, but sometimes, Austin is a really neat place. Smotheringly hot, horrifically isolated, woefully segregated, and full of people who can't drive for shit -- but neat nonetheless.
La Brune et Moi related:
Edith Nylon -- Tank (found here)
Aretefact -- Mae
Mathematiques Modernes -- Disco Rough [Ian Smagghe edit]
Nini Raviolette -- Je-Suis Normale
(the preceding three tracks can be found on Tigersushi's great genre-spanning comp So Young But So Cold, Underground French Music 1977-1983)
Cerrone -- Supernature (Danny Tengalia Radio Mix) (info)
Arthur Russell -- Springfield (DFA Mix) (info)
The Slits -- Number One Enemy (site)
Hand-plucked from the PR box:
White Rabbits. Produced by Chris Zane (Calla, Asobi Seksu, Les Savy Fav). New material indicates that the White Rabbits have exited the world of spaz-rock by exercising the following equation: ((The Walkmen + Calla)/The Band)^The Sadies = creaky, jangling postmodern bizzaro surf rock with secret dark corners and a kick ass rhythm section. Check out "Kid On My Shoulders" at their Myspace page.
UM, HELLO! SOMEONE NEEDS TO SEND ME A COPY OF THE WRENS' THE MEADOWLANDS ON VINYL LIKE, THREE MONTHS AGO. Thank you.
TONIGHT @ the beauty bar: paradise park presents pompeii and cassette and dj sets from kid indie. be there or be a very dull quadrilateral. FREE!!!
TOMORROW @ chain drive: Secret Weapons, Til We're Blue or Destroy, The Quicks, and dj sets from YR GIRLS IN THE DJ CAGE, The Rich Girls Are Weeping. Again, be there, or I'll be forced to call you a cone-butt. Or worse! FREE!!!
Things forgotten: Leisure Goth! Hipster Cazh! That would be how your hostesses dress on off nights -- this mode of dress usually involves ANYTHING BUT JEANS. We're protesting the jeans-and-camis look. No, really.