The Rich Girls Are Weeping

02 January 2007

There are a few things we'll miss about Austin -- yes, just a few: the new Galaxy Cafe on West Lynn, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar, and the South Congress HEB, for starters. (Yes, ridiculous to miss a grocery store that we formerly hated -- but people, we can't find any good tortillas here. SEND HELP!) And yes, when we're trolling the Lower East Side, we really miss the Red River Strip. So when the email about Emo's Free Week fell into my inbox yesterday, we got just a little homesick for our favorite good ol' skeevy-ass rock club (which was recently named one of the top 10 rock clubs in America by ... So, this week is the one time of year when you can get into Emo's for free every night, even if you're not a regular. Show up early!

Have a Lone Star for us, and support Austin's (and the rest of Texas' -- there's a few bands playing from San Marcos, Dallas, and Houston and some assorted out-of-staters too) best up-and-coming and veteran talent. I believe they're playing just for drink tickets. (Dear bands: Sorry if you didn't get a link below -- that means I couldn't find your web presence easily via Google. You may want to look into that...)

Tuesday 1/2
INSIDE: Signal Lost/Conversions/Storm the Tower/Repercussions/Bitch Attack

LOUNGE: Green Potato Ventures presents: This Will Destroy You/Low Line Caller/The Interest Kills/The Laughing
Wednesday 1/3
INSIDE: Ume/Camp X-Ray/Red X Red M/Daniel Francis Doyle

LOUNGE: Youngmond Grand/The Last Gasp/The Mercers/Red Leaves
Thursday 1/4
OUTSIDE: Crash Gallery/AM Syndicate/Prom Nite/Lalaland

INSIDE: the ATTAK (iN)FORMATION/Oh, Beast!!!/Horn Of Africa/Alright, Tonight!

LOUNGE: The Word Association/Zeale 32/Tee Double plus DJ Crown
Friday 1/5
OUTSIDE: Lemurs/The Lord Henry/Clap! Clap!/Lomita

INSIDE: Amplified Heat/Lions/Full Stride/The Flood

LOUNGE: Grand Champeen/Quien Es Boom/The Fall Collection/The Alice Rose
Saturday 1/6
OUTSIDE: At All Cost/Warwulf/Tia Carrera/Me Infecto/the Snake Trap

INSIDE: Zykos/Brothers and Sisters/The Crack Pipes/ The Strange Boys

LOUNGE: Cue/My Education/Horse Plus Donkey/Finally Punk
Sunday 1/7
INSIDE: Chicken Ranch presents: Automusik/The Troublemen/Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5/The States

LOUNGE: Awesome Cool Dudes/ Dogme 95/When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth / MVSCVLS
Monday 1/8
INSIDE: The Onlys/Ghost of the Russian Empire/Midgetmen/tba

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emo's in Playboy? At least we haven't seen nasty-ass SXSW or ACL pics by Miss Merlin Bronquesse featuring partially clothed nymphettes who care nothing about music but like to have their pictures taken writhing around in the filth that Charlie didn't mop up the last time Emo's was cleaned (wasn't that November 2005?!). Oh the irony that Aubrey did our photos there. I don't really miss Emo's. I miss the people (Bettina! Dave!)...and the patio...and the old lady seats a little. But I don't miss the PA, the ladies' room, the view of the trough from the patio, or Wrens shows in August. =P

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

What's even funnier is that the representative picture is of a sea of dudes from the stage. At least they got that part right. Hot chicks rarely, if ever, hang out at Emo's.

Oh now, I'm sure they've cleaned since then!

Girl, I do not miss the old lady seats, but I do kind of miss standing by the giant fan stage right during a hot and sweaty summer show that's so loud and feedbacky you can feel it in the very marrow of your bones. No, really. I do.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For tortillas (and other various sundries), try Kitchen Market on 8th Ave., between 21st & 22nd.

Thursday, January 04, 2007 3:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For authentic, plain-jane, corn tortillas (why are these so hard to find in New York?), you can do no wrong than the store-brand 50-pack available at every Key Food in the city (99 cents, I believe). These are not Central Market tortillas. These are not cilantro-lime-infused tortillas. These are Texas strip-mall Mexican restaurant tortillas with heady corniness--and honestly what's better than that?

Thursday, January 04, 2007 3:18:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

fnordboy: Ha! Pinkie already found the Kitchen Market. You'd better believe we'll be going there for tortillas.

andrew: unfortunately, there's not a keyfood near us in the 'sty but ... we did find tolerable corn tortillas at our superfoodtown. the problem is really the flour tortilla. the mission brand ones are soooo not an acceptable substitute!!

Thursday, January 04, 2007 5:58:00 PM  

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