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Do you like to be rocked to sleep, or rocked like a hurricane?

Fri 6/16 - Juana Molina / Jose Gonzalez/ Psapp @ El Rey ($21) – All three of these artists performed on Morning Becomes Eclectic this week. Juana Molina’s a critically acclaimed, Argentinean singer-songwriter who recently released her third album. Her music is pretty, electro-folk and she sings in breathy, Spanish. Jose Gonzalez is a Swedish singer-songwriter. The Onion compared him to Nick Drake and Elliott Smith but we detect some James Taylor in his voice. He plays finger-picked, acoustic music and he’s also all over that new Zero 7 record. Psapp is a British electro-pop band. If you prefer good old fashioned blogger-approved indie rock, then check out Cold War Kids and Tapes 'n' Tapes at the Echo.

Sat 6/17 - The Riverboat Gamblers/ Priestess / The Bronx@ Alex’s Bar ($15) – Denton’s The Riverboat Gamblers have a great front man who’s one of the most energetic guys you’ll see (jump out of your skin energy). Serious punk rock attitude and they always kill at SXSW. You read a little about Priestess yesterday, and their show last night at Spaceland didn't disappoint. Many of the spectators had already seen them three times in the past six months and were still blown away. Extended drum solos and Motorhead-style rock. Their album finally got national distribution last Tuesday. The Bronx are a local punk band who packed Spaceland every Monday in May. These bands will also appear at the Glass House in Pomona on Sunday.

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Sun 6/18 - Division Day/ Dirty Little Secret@ Little Radio Warehouse(Free) – Little Radio puts these parties on every Sunday from 1:00PM to 7:00PM. Enjoy barbeque, dunk tanks, double dutch and indie rock. Tune in to Little Radio on net too. Download Divison Day's "Tap-Tap, Click-Click"

Photo: The Riverboat Gamblers at Austin's Beerland (photo: Jerry Milton)

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