There’s a lot of interesting shows swirling around this Thursday night, but I think this will be the most pleasant one to attend, mostly based on Yellow Fever’s presence. I’ve blogged about these delightful Austinites before, and I’m happy to say that their star is on the rise. Their sparse, oftentimes dark, songs have shades of Sleater Kinney and Le Tigre-like rhythms, but are decidedly something all their own. The only other band on the bill I know is Dream Diary, who I saw once at Monster Island Basement. Cute, but ultimately unmemorable, it is possible that they could be more impressive than I remember. I haven’t seen Brooklyn’s Pterodactyl before, but their MySpace page reveals a set of groove-based jams with a vaguely dystopian feel to them. I like them, especially the track “December.” I’d be interested to see what their live energy is like. I know absolutely nothing about Numerators, but their influences section on MySpace makes them particularly endearing: Thee Oh Sees, The Raincoats, The Mae Shi, it’s hard to think of some of these bands as influences already but I like that they’re there. Definitely worth a Thursday night check-out.