The Ugly Beats @12:30am – $10 at the door @9:30pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.
Revivalism? Not really. The Ugly Beats dress, play, and rock like 1967’s still giving off heat waves of love. The local quintet has carved out a sweaty niche in Austin’s garage, slapping on go-go boots, igniting dance parties, and lamenting the hot death of wax through their own high energy twist and shout. 2003 saw their formation – frontman/guitarist Joe Emery, organist Jeanine Attaway, guitarist Jake Garcia, drummer Stephen Austin, and bassist Jason Gentry – from the ashes of local bands like Sir Finks and the Shakewells. The group grew out of the DJ Sue Fuzz Club parties, securing the Ugly Beats as torchbearers of the Nuggets sound and American Bandstand’s stomping grounds. 2005 brought Bring on the Beats!, and 2007 saw the debut of Take a Stand. Both discs were released on Get Hip, the label run by fellow garage rockers the Cynics, and boil down Farfisa rock into a beehived, lollipop rock around the clock. The rave up is not dead. – Audra Schroeder.