Big local band happenings afoot today – not the least of which is the live performance by Spoon scheduled for 4 pm in the Waterloo parking lot downtown. Waterloo will be giving priority guaranteed admission until 3 pm along with any purchase of Transference, so, basically, you’d get album + live show for price of album. For the post-cosmic cowboy generation I’d say this is a landmark Austin musical event. (The cosmic cowboys had their fun, and benefitted Haiti, at the Austin Music Hall last night.)
Also heard news today of the official release date for a band that has topped many local lists and made our own top ten: The White White Lights will release their debut Medium Head Boy (on Indierect Records) February 27th. And they’ll be playing the Independent along with The Sour Notes on Jan 30th (that’s Saturday).