Best known for hip hop concerts, mash-up DJ battles and popular concert after-parties, Austin event promotion company Knuckle Rumbler is now producing local indie showcases. It all started last month at The Ghost Room and media support from Republic of Austin, Ultra 8201 and of course Red River Noise.
On Thursday, Mar. 3, Knuckle Rumbler is doing it all over again at The Ghost Room, only this time they are showcasing some different bands. Even better, this time around the show is FREE.
The show’s opener, My Woman’s Angry, is a recent line up change. They are so indie-cool that they don’t even have a Facebook page yet because Facebook is too mainstream. My Woman’s Angry list themselves as an indie-progressive rock band, so that should be something to look forward to. They take the stage at 9:00pm.
These Are Words follow My Woman’s Angry and bring their ’60s style indie-surf rock, not the trance or freestyle that their MySpace page lists. Thursday will be their last Austin show before South by Southwest, so be sure to be there by 10:00pm to take advantage of the opportunity to see These Are Words for free. Otherwise, you will have to stand in line with the tourists two weeks from now to catch them live. Why do that to yourself?
One of Austin’s blues influenced indie bands, The Nouns, co-headline and follow These Are Words. The Nouns are some angsty dudes and bring that angst into their music. Soon to be under new management, The Nouns will be a band to watch in 2011.
Headlining the showcase will be Lean Hounds, ex-members of Haunting Oboe Music. Their music falls under the “melodic” umbrella. Despite being a semi-new band, the trio produce polished sounds that rival any touring act from the coasts. Be ready to stay late and witness some of Austin’s best independent music.
Listen to “Patently Whorish” by Lean Hounds and download from their bandcamp below:
The Ghost Room is located at 304 West 4th Street in the Warehouse District. Doors open at 8:00pm. No cover. 21+ welcome. Visit the official Facebook event page here.