If it isn’t done sold out by the time you read this, Grammy-winning alt-country troubadour Steve Earl and his Dukes follow the The Low Highway into Belly Up humpnight. Husband and wife Austinites the Mastersons open the show.... There’s No Joy at the Void after Heavy Hawaii and Vum. No Joy’s a shoegaze duo from L.A.-via-Montreal, and they are signed to the Mexican Summer label, which released this year’s very well received Wait to Pleasure, which chucks off Loveless and Psychocandy’s “synthesized fuzz and pop fizz training wheels” for “glam-rock stomps and slow-mo pop.” Cribbed that crap from Pitchfork, which really, really likes these gals. Me, too.... Not a fan of the brand? Folk-punk singer-songer Austin Lucas is up the street at Soda Bar...and the Tower throws a noise-rock Monogamy Party (Seattle) with like-minded locals Batwings, Prayers, and Skrapez.
— Barnaby Monk