Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Night Show Pick: Bad Veins at Emo's

Tonight there are quite a bit of choices for excellent rock shows. The Bravery headline Emo's outdoor with The Dustys. There's local indie goodness with Quiet Company and Morakestra at The Parish and The Blackheart Procession at Mohawk. My personal, expert recommendation for tonight is the show at Emo's inside stage, which features headliners The Subjects. Tickets are $8, maybe a couple more at the door which opens at 9PM.

The real treat and reason for making that show my pick is not for the headliner, but for the band Bad Veins. They came through Emo's last month when they played under The Black And White Years and after Built By Snow. Their self titled album came across my desk earlier in the year and has been one of my absolute favorite albums of the year. It is very Killers-esque, but much more eclectic in terms of instrumentation and sound. Their music sounds like it's an eight member band, but it is indeed only two dudes. The two dudes, Ben Davis and Sabstien Schultz, hail from Cincinnati, Ohio. I used to live in Cincinnati before moving to Texas in 1995. It was cool reminiscing for a bit.

Me with Bad Veins at Emo's in Austin, Texas

I got to chat with them last time they were Emo's and catch their live show. It was totally bad ass to say the least. It was the first time I got to see someone singing into a box with a telephone as a voice encoder. They sound just as good live as they do on CD and won over the audience in attendance. I'm glad to see them come back again and hope they always come around. I love this band. Go check out Bad Veins tonight and check out this new video interview Ajay and I did for our good friends at Double Stereo.

Double Stereo: Bad Veins interview from Nite Owl Media on Vimeo.

For more on Bad Veins, visit the following links:

Bad Veins Myspace

Bad Veins Official Website

Bad Veins on Twitter

For tickets to tonight's show, click here.

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