In case you didn't notice, we have some good MP3s posted below for your downloading pleasure. And now we have this stuff:
Demons/Goat/Aphonic Curtains/T.E.F. /Voyant/Judascow (House of Tinnitus): Demons refer to themselves as a "visual music" group, and you can sample some of these visuals on their Myspace page-- pretty interesting stuff that will probably be much more interesting in a live setting as opposed to a Myspace page. And if Demons roam on the slightly less harsh side of the room, locals Voyant are on the other extreme, forcing anyone who digs them to question their own sanity. And no, thats not an insult in any way. T.E.F, who appears to use some found sounds here and there, is also quite explosive.
The Party (Zubar)
Peter, Bjorn and John/Besnard Lakes (the Loft): So it's pretty clear that PB&J have produced 2007's "oh my god, I'm so sick of this song because I downloaded it six months ago" indie single of the year, receiving play at sweaty dance parties and yuppie dinner parties pretty equally. The majority of their material is fairly enjoyable indie pop of the standard variety, and if you're at all interested in this show, I would buy tickets now because I hear it is close to selling out. Besnard Lakes might be an interesting opener as well, as they inhabit some of the same "indie rock" brand terrority that PB and J does while incorporating some more adverturous space and prog influences into their material.
The Frenz/Sydney Confirm/Florene/Cygnus/U-Gene (Sloppyworld): Stereo on Strike event featuring Wanz' Frenz project and Laptop Deathmatch highlight Cygnus, who seems to be more celebrated in places that are not his home town. It's a shame, but I can't say it's a surprise.
Swiss Party with Sydney Confirm/Heart String Stranglers/Backflap (3114 Swiss Ave): The people throwing these Swiss Ave. parties have done a pretty good job of creating a fun environment over there, and with the rumor that this party will serve as the unofficial Peter, Bjorn and John After Party featuring an appearance by the band, this might be one of the biggest parties they've had yet. These things are usually $5, and often don't get jumping until well after midnight. Free kegs are usually in the house as well.
Markus with a K/Ian Bangs/Holla and Dutch/Sticky Buns (Hailey's): This is a We Made Out Once Party featuring ex Denton staple Markus with a K, a guy who has moved down to Austin and actually made a name for himself as a DJ. The rest are local DJs who all seem to have accumulated pretty loyal followings.
Captured by Robots!/Nathan Browningham/Alex Atchley Experience (Rubber Gloves): Fans of Night Game Cult, Kavinsky and Chromatics will probably dig Browningham. And I'm not even sure how you might describe Alex Atchley's solo stuff.
Wild in the Streets (Hailey's)