Sometimes the best shows are at unorthodox, out-of-the-way places. This is definitely true for punk shows. Veterans halls, empty warehouses, cramped record stores, house parties and other DIY spaces offer a feeling of excitement and danger not often found in more conventional venues.
There’s a stellar punk rock line-up this Tuesday, August 18 at Tamale House East featuring FRAU, KURRAKÄ, Video (check out a past Red River Noise feature on this amazing Denton band) and Brain Attack.
FRAU comes to us all the way from the UK, and this is their only Texas gig on their US tour. Similar to those great crusty bands from England’s past (Crass, Honey Bane, Flux of Pink Indians, Discharge), FRAU play pulverizing political hardcore with a feminist bent.
Austin’s KURRAKÄ are a trio of women who play fierce and fiery hardcore punk. Like FRAU, they’re reminiscent of political hardcore’s best, but they also bring something entirely new to the table, specifically the lead singer’s banshee-like shrieking vocals, all in Spanish. It’s both haunting and primal and completely original.