Monday, September 5, 2011

Not in the Face/The Happen-Ins

Do you wish to be entertained? Are you a fan of live music or music in general? Are you looking to be blown away by the incredible sounds of two Texas rock bands? Then I propose you stop by Old No.2 (313 W. Village Blvd.) this Saturday September 10th. The people at B Live Promotions have done their research right, once again, by selecting Not in the Face and The Happen-Ins to rock the "deuce." You really don't want to miss this one. If you wish to know a little more about the bands read below... 


WHO: Wes on drums and Jonathan on guitar/vocals/harmonica

LOCATION: Austin, Texas

SOUND: blues-rock/grunge, random little girl screeches

BAND COMPARISONS: in terms of sound, think The White Stripes "catch hell blues" and Pixies "here comes your man

BOLD AND MEMORABLE THING SUNG BY BAND: "I want to see the look on your face when you find out that love is a lie"

MUST READ ONLINE BAND BIO: click here (short, funny, and to the point)

THE CRITICS: Windy City Rock Show Review- "Their debut album, Bikini, didn't make much of an impression on me outside of one or two simple, catchy jams, but their live show left me with my jaw hanging."

Austin Sound- "You might be inclined to write off a band like Not in the Face simply on the basis of their name, but that would be a mistake. The duo of Jonathan Terrell and Wes Cargal cast raw rock nuggets that can claw and scratch with a garagey abrasiveness, kick dirty roots, and even unload an outright fury of heavy Zeppelin-esque prog that would seem impossible from a two-piece. "

MUST HEAR SONG: "Brass Tracks"


WHO: Ricky, Sean, John-Michael, and Falcon

LOCATION: Austin, Texas

SOUND: hints of rock, pop, r&b, and blues

BAND COMPARISONS: think JET's "rollover d.j." and Ryan Adam's "to be young (is to be sad, is to be high)"

RANDOM BUT INTERESTING COMMENT BY BAND: "We want people to come see us and lose their inhibitions and dance, cuz really thats all we are trying to do, is move you." -band's facebook page

THE CRITICS: "the [Happen-In's] album showcases the tight-knit unit’s ability to effortlessly blend R&B grooves and Americana grit with great results. This impressive release contains a fair share of instantly memorable bar-room stompers as well as introspective country-folk ditties you can hang your hat on."