A Pig Fetus + Robots + Pizza = This Weekend
A weekend's worth of noise.
By Audra Schroeder, 12:31PM, Fri. Mar. 9, 2007
Sure, there’s that festival coming up, but this weekend allows one big local lick of the underbelly. Flip off those soccer mom-i-vans with the Keep Austin Weird bumpers stickers on your way to Salvation Pizza for the Noise by No Wave Musick Fest. Midori Umi, Primordial Undermind, Low Red Center, and the Devil Bat rock Friday night; Rotten Piece, Stephen Marsh, and the supremely bizarre Night Viking take over Saturday. The return of headliners Order of the Crimson Owl will no doubt involve some sort of ritual sacrifice. One of their spokespeople provided this potential situation of mass destruction:
“Shortly after the beast appears with an actual pig fetus, all hell breaks loose. The strobe light illuminates the owl and a struggle ensues between the beast and the ordained one. He slays the beast and evil is conquered by evil for no apparent reason.”
Dorkbot takes place Saturday at Brush Square Park off Fifth and Neches, a circuitous festival of hackers, junkers, robot makers, and singing tesla coils. You might even meet your soul mate and become the human masters of a new robot race.
If you’re still ready to rage, then head downtown Sunday night for the annual Yeast by Sweet Beast experimental soiree at Plush. The lineup boasts headliners A Pink Cloud, featuring members of Rusted Shut, Helios Creed, and one former Pain Teen. It also goes down Monday night with headliners Aurora Plastics Company, Moray Eels, Chromosome Damage, and many more. And if you stand on the corner of Red River and Seventh at just the right moment, you can almost smell the vomit.