free gamblers/yuppie pricks tix –john
There is a crazy good punk show this Thursday night at Emo’s and lo, the outside stage will be packed.
Opening up are Austin by way of Wall Street rockers the Yuppie Pricks. The boy will be giving out stock tips and playing their hearts out while picturing Sara Palin holding a shotgun. And we are not talking about imagining – they will be remembering. The Yuppie Pricks are perhaps Austin’s most important band for the upcoming months of election run offs. Their new album Balls recontextualizes classics from punk’s ever-growing classic history (Buzzcocks, Big Boys! etc.) and creates new oil guzzling and FOX news approved republican punk anthems. Oh the irony. Be sure to show up early to catch these guys. They are totally rich.
Next up are Vagrant Records' gutter punks the Night Marchers whose fans will no doubt have a ball wrapping their brains around the Yuppie Pricks. Some will love it. Some will be very confused. I expect a few : “Is that guy wearing a USA Speedo?” Yes. Yes he is.
Finally, the Riverboat Gamblers take the stage fresh after two warm up gigs for the Toadies at Stubbs last week. While I am sure that those shows paid the bills and scored plenty of free BBQ a headlining show at Emo’s is the only way to see the group in Austin. There is plenty of scaffolding for lead singer Mike Wiebe to entangle himself around and swing from. This is the show to beat for Thursday night and we are pleased as pie to giveaway a pair of guest list spots! Just shoot an email over to PartyEnds@Gmail.com with “Balls” in the subject line and one of my coworkers will randomly pick a winner by Wednesday at 5pm. Not feeling lucky punk? Grab your tickets online HERE!! Good Luck!