The Bad Lovers Play Tonight at Beerland
These guys have packed rooms in just about every spot they’ve played in town, from Spider House to The Sahara Lounge, and every gig is a major party. You soon discover why once they hit the stage. The Bad Lovers are the ultimate rock jump start to one hell of a massive time.
The Austin-based quartet is a flashing jolt of high-voltage energy, taking cues from garage rock, punk, Southern rock with a bit of blues, and even a couple of heartbreaker tunes thrown in for those who’ve loved and lost. If you dig it straight up, basic, raw, and in your face, this will no doubt deliver a good time. Their summer release, Actin’ Strange, is a blast of anthemic rock ‘n’ blues swagger. Maybe this style isn’t necessarily a new one, but they do it well, and it easily makes the band a stand-out in the local scene.
Do yourself a favor and check out The Bad Lovers at their show tonight at Beerland, 711 Red River. And it’s a lovely, rowdy bill to take you through the evening: Garage punk monsters from France Jack of Heart, local bubble gum glitter punks Lola Cola, raging punk quartet Ghetto Ghouls, and local rock ‘n’ rollers Low Times. Doors open at 9 p.m. This one comes highly recommended. And don’t just stand around with your arms folded. Get into it.