Supposedly we’re going to be getting nonstop thunderstorms this weekend, so it might be tempting to not leave your home for fear of the inevitable disaster Austin roads will be. But there’s a lot of great shows going down, and we think they’re more than worth braving a little thunder and lightning.
Spiderhouse has put together a great glam revival bill tonight, complete with a reduced cover for anyone who shows up decked out in glitter and facepaint, but the true highlight of the bill is Chasca. If you haven’t had a chance to catch Chasca live yet, you’re in for a treat. The neo-glam group puts on an incredible live show, aided by costume changes and envious stage moves. As if that wasn’t enough, DJ DOA will be playing vintage glam records all night, so if you’re looking to cut a rug with a sexy alien or two, there’s nowhere better to be.
Levitation Fest put together a fantastic, eclectic bill for Mohawk on Saturday, featuring a number of Ovrld faves, including Tele Novella and Black Angels offshoot Christian Bland & the Revelators. The bill is a preview of sorts for Levitation Fest proper, so it’s heavy on atmosphere, hence the inclusion of moody shoegazers Whirr. If you’re anxious for May to roll around so you can hallucinate to droney grooves, you might as well get an early start here.
The innovative Scottish group Young Fathers will be rolling into the Parish on Sunday and we’d be happy to recommend their blend of indie, R&B and hip hop no matter what, but the presence of innovative local R&B trio Keeper makes it an even easier sale (especially since Keeper are fresh off a Broad City placement). Both groups are linked by unique approaches to electro-leaning R&B, with a shared interest in minimalism that enables them to showcase and construct lush melodies, though in Keeper’s case that’s amplified by intricate harmonies. Anyone who wants a taste of what the future of pop will sound like needs to be at this show.