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Saturday, March 15 • 10:30pm - 11:00pm
The Laughing

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The Laughing are a three piece from austin, tx. Intitially a "glock-rock" band (refering to the ever popular use of the glockenspiel in the instrumentation) they have now evolved their sound into a dancey-jungle-smut-fueled art rock collective. With influences and comparisons to Roxy Music, Talking Heads, Bowie, Prince, Peter Gabriel, as well as some more contemporary innovators like Black Dice, and Liars, they bring the "smooth grooves" and "the hammer induced pain". Drummer Grant Van Amburgh provides the foundation to vocal and guitar stylings of Logan middleton( who also plays aux percussion and glockenspiel), and the multi-tasking Abram Shook(bass, bari saxophone, theramin, and keys) Their first EP Tiger Cry, coupled with their white tiger-themed live show brought them a lot of buzz and attention in early 2007. After many many shows, they decided to step into the shadows to plan their next attack on the music listening public. Now, about to release a follow up EP (again recorded with Erik Wofford who's credits include : Voxtrot, Black Angels, What made Milwauki famous and Brothers and Sisters, etc. ) a record that boasts a wider sonic pallette for the band, more sax , more percussion, as well as a strong sense of jungle dub, they are ready to storm the world with colorfully painted faces. The Tiger era has ended for the band, now it is time for the Jungle Paradise....
http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/67501.html

Saturday March 15, 2008 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Habana Calle 6 Patio 709 E 6th St

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