Detox after the holiday
There’s really no better way to detox from a family-oriented Thanksgiving—filled with good cheer and wholesomeness—than spending a few hours with someone who spends that time crowd surfing and yelling crass comments while encouraging you to do that third, fourth or eighth shot of Jack.
For a breath of fresh air after a few days of polite over-bonding, join Darstar for their Austin CD release party at Trophy’s on Saturday, November 26.
Their buzzy, hard-edged debut album, Tiny Darkness, is lead by the powerful vocals of Lisa Hardaway. The album was officially released in Dallas last week, on indie Idol Records (Old 97’s, anyone?).
And while the DFW-based band isn’t local, the name sure is. “Darstar” was the most interesting character in that 1986 kitsch-bomb of a movie, Solarbabies, starring Jason Patric and Jamie Gertz. (In which Darstar and his owl minions made all kinds of trouble for the post-apocalyptic Solarbabies roller-derby team (yes, you read that right); the character played by part-time Austinite Adrian Pasdar. Pasdar, whom you might recognize from Heroes, and his wife Natalie Maines have a home in Los Angeles and one in Austin.)
You can preview tracks from Darstar's latest album online.