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Tonight: The TonTons, Ishi at Empire Control Room

Deborah Sengupta

Editor’s note: This article was originally published December 3, 2013

If you’re looking to hit the town tonight, Red Bull Sound Select has a fantastic show going down at Empire Control Room. The Tontons, a Houston indie rock outfit that’s been having an amazing year is headlining. Effortlessly shifting between shoegaze and psychedelia, the band churns out lush swirls of sound, driven by guitar and anchored by vocalist Asli Omar’s sultry soulful rasp.

We caught up with the band backstage at Fun Fun Fun Fest where Omar talked about growing up part Somali in Houston and a narrowly escaping a brawl in Montreal. She also explained why you’ll never catch her onstage rocking a feather boa.

Tonight’s show also includes performances by Dallas artist Ishi and Austin band The Clouds are Ghost. Cover is $3 with an RSVP to Red Bull Sound Select.