This Saturday in Austin, Texas at the world-reknowned Beerland, come check out three bands worth their weight in gold (or beer, if that's your currency conversion) who have decided that you still need to come shake your asses, no matter what's on your 'important' schedule for the week. The Points are a group of crazy party-bangers from the Washington DC/Fredericksburg, Virginia area who are dedicated to ripping your beard off as their main mission statement implies, but still know how to bend their Ebenezer & the Bludgeons-style punk bashing into a formidable breeze of satisfying sonic sewage. Humming keyboards and menacingly metronomic drums blend together like butter and send waves of dementia similar to those emanating from the first few bars of some of the greatest Spits' hits, so you can rest assured that they'll deliver a raw, good time based on their reckless enthusiasm alone. Check out their record on Flapping Jet, if you know what's good for ya. Up next are the wunderkinds called Maaster Gaiden from near Denton, Texas, who are easily leading in the race to become the inheritors of the Texas pop crown currently held by the revered Marked Men. With their Mark Ryan-produced debut album, Like It Never Happened, just released on Big Action Records last month and a split 7" with The Points on that same label in the works, they have honed their pop cunning to a fine edge, and continue to repeatedly pound their heavenly hooks right into your evoked set of party preferences. Finishing off this night of adrenaline-soaked, fully-revved pop music are the saviours of the sound themselves, the always impressive pride of Denton, The Marked Men. Incorporating impossibly effective harmonies and gutwrechingly perfect songs that must have been written 30 years ago by the masters themselves, The Marked Men leave any crowd they encounter in an utter state of exhausted satisfaction that's nearly impossible to follow. Bridging the gap between the harder-edged punk sound with the vibrant virility of the best pop song writing in the biz, they leave no heads unturned, and they continue to solidify their place in rock'n'roll history by simply being themselves and doing what comes naturally. Check out their latest album, Fix My Brain on Swami Records, if you haven't already, and check out some songs right HERE.
check out a Maaster Gaiden video for "Won't Take My Meds" directed by The Wax Museums' TV's Daniel right here: