On Tuesday I saw Stereolab at La Zona Rosa. What a great show! I love their music - not sure what to call it - avant-rock? And they did an amazing job of performing it live. Latetia Sadier, the lead singer, has such presence. Stereolab is definitely on my Top 5 list of best bands. And this show confirmed it. Also, La Zona is definitely one of the best places in town for live shows. They also get some great bands there.
Last night I saw Blonde Redhead. Opening for them was Secret Machines from Austin. Both were pretty good. It was at Emo's which I had never been to before. Good venue. Tickets were so inexpensive. I am seeing Zykos there next week. They are opening for TV on the Radio. I discovered Zykos, a local Austin band, when I was streaming tunes from Epitonic a couple weeks ago. Right after work I went to Waterloo and picked up their cd. They have a great sound, a bit unpolished, but great potential. I am looking forward to seeing them live.