Local booking, management and promotions company (and our friends) Giant Steps Productions celebrate their fifth year of partying and bullshit with a mega-epic show at Red 7 in Austin this Saturday, July 24. And we wanna hook you up with tickets.
We’ll be giving away a pair of tickets this Friday afternoon on our Facebook page. All you have to do is click “Like” on our page to qualify. Easy, right!?
Here are the deets….
Starting the night off is Searcher, featuring members of popular pop-punkers Thieves showing off their indier side. After that we’ve got one of Austin’s newest bands, The Pulse Electric. Imagine if The Bright Light Social Hour and L.A.X. had a baby and all she wanted to do is dance, dance.
For Hours and Ours are next. They remind us of classic emo rock bands like American Football, Brandston and Braid.
Making the drive from Houston for this special occasion is American Fangs. This four-piece recently completed a string of dates opening for the Deftones and has shared the stage with Saul Williams and others. Rumor also has it that lead singer Gabe Cavazos once played in a Rage Against the Machine cover band with Giant Steps head honcho James Taylor. Wowzas!
For a short time Giant Steps Productions was also Giant Steps Records. The pièce de résistance of this short-lived record label was Like Dogs sophomore LP The Hit-Tooth Chronicles. Imagine Busta Rhymes fronting Mr. Bungle covering Bad Brains.
My Heart to Joy are next. On tour from Connecticut, this band is epic melodic punk. They’ve spent most of the summer on tour with Native (another Red River Noise favorite) and will surely be a band to look out for in the coming year.
Hobomouth. Who could forget Hobomouth? Featuring the ever-charismatic Allen Idle (ex-Idle Kids, current Revenants frontman) and members of East Cameron Folkcore, Hobomouth is a sharp-tongued force to be reckoned with.
It seemed like not too long ago Bridge Farmers were this cult band that only followers of the Hole in the Wall scene knew about. Now after being taken under the wing of scene kings Scorpion Child and refining their lineup, Bridge Farmers are turning into a psych-rock superpower.
Last but certainly not least is Parking, putting that hip in your hop and some pep in yo step.
I mean… why WOULDN’T you wanna win tickets to this one??