Friday, February 19, 2010

TVD Live Tease | La Snacks w/ Transmography, Typefighter, and Ionosphere Club, Saturday (2/20) at Velvet Lounge

Remember Marvel Team Up, the Marvel comic from the 1970's that brought together Spider Man and another hero of the same ilk to battle injustice? Well, this morning we've got our pal Jumbo Slice from DC Rock Club sharing the stage with us, and if there' any justice, he'll get you over to Velvet Lounge on Saturday night:

"Greetings from Austin. I heard you've had a bit of snow up there in DC. Well, Texas is sending help in the form of La Snacks. Admittedly, they can't do a damn thing about the Snowmageddon, Snonami, or whatever it's being called. What they can do is put on a rollicking rock show to help you forgot you're in the midst of an arctic winter.

I moved from DC to Austin in April of 2008. It wasn't long after that I discovered La Snacks, stalwarts on the Austin music scene. My first La Snacks show was at Club DeVille in Austin's Red River District. For me, the band's appeal was immediate. They put on a boozy live show that had people dancing and singing as the band cracked wise on each other. Normally, I'm not a fan of stage banter but lead singer Robert Segovia was so engaging and hilarious that I didn't mind one bit. It was amusing to hear him explain his lyrics which span everything from the trade deficit with China to Jesse Jackson's run for the presidency in 1988.

Another reason I'm such a fan is their loose sound resembles the best groups from my college years. La Snacks' smart ass slacker vibe draws frequent comparisons to Archers of Loaf, Pavement, Superchunk, and other college radio darlings of the late '90s. Segovia's yowling vocal delivery wouldn't get him far on American Idol but it's a perfect fit for his wry and cynical lyrics.

La Snacks represents much of what I love about Austin. They both laid-back, smart, and fun-loving. If that sounds good to you, check out the band when they play Velvet Lounge this Saturday."

La Snacks - The Circle Argument (Mp3)
La Snacks - Meteorologist (Mp3)
La Snacks - Jackson 88 (Mp3)

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