THE WHITE HORSE
«THE SHAKIEST GUNS IN THE WEST»
500 Comal Street, Austin, TX 78702
$5 Cover, 21+
Saustex Records, The Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta, Coody Gold, Sam Peckinpah and Hal Wallis present an epic night where kisses and lead will fly! «The Shakiest Guns in the West»
12:45am Hickoids (Austin, TX) The Hickoids may or may not know what decade it is and just keep showing, whether folks want them to or not.
11:45pm Pure Luck (Austin, TX) Fronted by Honky, B*tthole Surfers and sometimes Melvins bassist Jeff Pinkus (the legendary headache machine even having gone as far as to title their upcoming volume 'Pinkus Abortion Technician') and with various lineups having featured members of Ween and Down, Pure Luck are proof that you can take the boy out of Atlanta but you can't take Atlanta out of the boy. Guitar-laden country blues delivered in a style that reminds Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers Band through a particularly grimy lens.
10:45pm Texacala Jones & The Pony Island Express (Austin, TX) Fronted by «The» Tex of Tex & The Horseheads, the legendary Ms. Jones new act represents something of a return to the form of her legacy namesake band, foregoing the more folky explorations in the past decade in favor of straight-ahead rock'n'roll infused with blues and punk at this turn. The hard-edged band features Chelsea Taylor (daughter of Lubbock legend Jesse Taylor) on guitar and journeyman bassist Nathan Calhoun. It's good to see the lady back in the saddle.
9:45pm Corinne Rose (Austin, TX) Corinne Rose is a vehicle for well-rounded actress and musician Maria Mabra as she sings while drumming for the band (and also writes original material.) Not to be confused with Canadian folkster Corinna Rose, this act bill themselves as a «bluegrass band» but the label doesn't seem quite apt. Their recordings to date are fairly understated and fail to match the beefiness and power of the live experience...while the songs are composed in bluegrass and country form they have an extra kick on stage that reveals the band members' love of punk and rock'n'roll.
8:45pm The Differentials (Austin, TX) This band of Austin vets deliver rock'n'roll in the tradition of The Supersuckers at their street-legal octane moments and that's not a bad thing. The self-described «ninth greatest rock'n'roll band in the world» know meat and potatoes with well crafted songs and solid delivery will always go down good.
7:45pm 8 Ball Aitken (Australia) Still something of a secret in The States, 8 Ball Aitken is a charting artist and mainstay of blues and country festivals back home. The one-man juggernaut regularly plays in excess of 200 shows a year worldwide. His randy, good-natured banter is weaved into the fiber of his tunes and he knows how to get asses shaking.
7pm Mando Saenz ( Nashville, TN) This well-respected Carnival Records writer and recording artist is a late edition to the show. Maybe better known as a writer for others including Lee Ann Womack and numerous «Texas Country» acts his own records reveal an affinity for melody and pop akin to Peter Case or The Derailers.
You won't need no stinking badges or wristbands and admission is only $5, make the scene.