As memorable as Zlam Dunk is for its infectious energy and charisma on stage, the dance-punk quintet is also prolific in the studio. Since 2008, the San Marcos-born/Austin-based band has released a handful of demos and EPs, averaging a new release almost every year. And every new Zlam EP has shown growth in technicality, production value and songwriting, without losing the party-rock edge that’s earned the band a loyal fan base locally.
So color us stoked for Friday’s show at Stubb’s. Zlam Dunk will be selling limited edition vinyl copies of its upcoming Balcones EP (which officially drops in April). The EP features seven tracks, including live favorite “British Teeth” and a rerecorded version of “Patrick,” the Swayze tribute from 2009’s We Are All Dead EP. Zlam will hit the stage at 12:15 a.m.
The rest of the bill is stacked with talent, so get there early. Let Equals‘ ambient instrumental rock wash over you at 11:15 p.m. Read our Equals feature here. Upbeat garage-rockers The Nouns bring the party at 10:15. Markov kicks things off at 9:30 with their pummeling post-punk/post-hardcore hybrid.
The show is happening at Stubb’s (indoor stage) at 801 Red River St. Cover is $8. Attendees will get a free download card of the Balcones EP.