Join us for hot dogs and indie rock at Frank on June 15 for our next Red River Noise showcase. This month at the sausage-restaurant-by-day/rock-venue-by-night, we are featuring some of our favorite up-and-comers from Austin and Dallas. Fans of indie-pop, psych-rock, Brit-pop and melodic rock won’t want to miss this one.
Headlining the show is Austin’s own The Villas. The indie-pop quartet recorded and released their fun and infectious Century of Tries EP earlier this spring and it’s still getting heavy rotation in our iTunes libraries. The synth-driven title track opens the five-song romp with catchy hooks and mellow, inviting vocal and guitar parts. A little bit ’80 post-punk, a little pit ’90s Brit-pop and a little bit power-pop, The Villas have a winning formula for a laid-back Austin summer night.
Burgess Meredith, the second act on the bill, brings their own brand of catchy pop-rock tunes to the stage. Whereas The Villas pull their pop sensibilities from the ’90s and ’80s, Burgess Meredith mines the playful pop of the mid-to-late ’60s, including the Beatles’ more doo-woppy, toe-tapping moments, as well as the carefree shake-your-hips ethic of that decade’s surf-pop sound.
Indie rock quartet Spook Easy will open the show promptly at 10:30 p.m. The Dallas-based band recently released their debut full-length album, Faux Show. In a sort-of preview of the sounds to come, Spook Easy effortlessly integrate ’90s and ’60s influences into their sound, which morphs from dark and dreamy to in-your-face rock ‘n’ roll on any given song.
Doors open at 9:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Cover is $6. For set times and more band info, check out the show’s Facebook event page. Get a taste of the bands below.