Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Live Pick: "The Red Party" w/ Girl In A Coma & Agent Ribbons @ Red 7 this Friday, 02.11.11

By this time I think it's fair to say that Girl in a Coma have been adopted by Austin. Yes, we love them here in the ATX and I'm pretty sure that they love our city as equally. At least it would seem that way being how much they play live here. It is indeed a treat every time. This Friday [02.11.11] they headline The Red Party at Red 7. Which will include a full line up of all female artists in a showcase benefiting Girls Rock Camp Austin.

Girl in a Coma gained some high profile notoriety when Esquire recognized their cover of Joy Division's "Transmission" as one of the "Best New Songs You Probably Haven't Heard." The accolade was very well deserved as they completely stripped down classic song into a mesmerizing punk ballad. It comes off last year's Adventures in Coverland, and if you haven't heard it yet please check out the video below.

Also on the bill are Austin transplants Agent Ribbons, whose Chateau Crone was one of the best under-the-radar releases of 2010. The Ribbons sisters Natalie and Lauren (ok, they're not really sisters and neither has the last name Ribbons) offer up a rockabilly/cabaret flavored garage rock that is seductive and sexy. They are one of the most promising bands calling Austin home right now. Here is a video of the girls performing my favorite track off Chateau, "Grey Gardens."

Rounding out the lineup will be the wonderfully named Paradise Titty, and Red Falcon. Looks like doors are opening at 9pm, and some sort of red attire is encouraged for those attending. It is the RED party after all.


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