Every month the folks at Spider House Ballroom spotlight a different band or performer for their Wednesday night “Artist of the Month” residency. It is a fun way to discover new local music on the cheap and make Wednesday feel like the new Friday. This Wednesday begins the April residency for Austin indie-electro outfit NGHT HCKLRS.
Pronounced like “night hecklers,” the Austin-based quartet features musicians Deano Cote and Kevin Naquin who were members of Sorne. They label their music disco-punk, which is pretty accurate minus the word “electronic.” It is indeed a danceable fusion of the two genres that incorporates elements of early ’80s electronic-based hip-hop (think Bambaataa) and late ’70s no wave. Listen to their three track EP below.
As with every Wednesday residency at Spider House Ballroom, the featured artist of the month will be joined by multiple supporting acts for each performance. Cosmic psych rockers Casual Strangers play the opening night along with ambient-electro band Artificial Earth Machine. For a complete schedule and updates, follow the Facebook event page here.
Spider House Ballroom is located at 2906 Fruth Street. Doors open at 8 p.m. $3 cover. All ages welcome.
Casual Strangers – performing Apr. 1
Artificial Earth Machine – performing Apr. 1
Kinky Machine – performing Apr. 8
Ballerino – performing Apr. 15
A.M. feelgood – performing Apr. 15
Serafia – performing Apr. 22