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Show Of The Week

February 28, 2018


If you’re available on Saturday, you should head to Empire Control Room for a nice lineup of local pop acts – The Digital Wild, Shy Beast, Carry Illinois and Middlespoon.  Tix will only be $7 at the door, which means you’ll get each band for just $1.75.  Can’t beat that deal.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

- Lowin, Rotten Mangos, Shivery Shakes at Hotel Vegas
- Mac Demarco at the Mohawk
- CupcaKKe at Come and Take It Live
- The Austin Music Awards with Lucinda Williams, The Black Angels, John Hiatt, Alejandro Escovedo, John Fullbright, Third Root with Riders Against the Storm, Bavu Blakes, Trizzol, Reggie Coby, Da’Shade, Vocab, Adrian Quesada, Mike Longoria, David Garza, David Ramirez, Michael Fracasso, Phoebe Hunt, Adam Torres, Jenavieve Varga, DJ Chicken George at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

- Rob Mazurek, Thor and Friends, Rick Reed and Tara Bhattacharya Reed, DJs Cross and Time Machine at Beerland

- Dead Milkmen, The Golden Boys, Chant, Mr. Kitty at the Mohawk
- Shmu at the Mohawk
- Dryspell, Growl, The Nymphs, Marijuana Sweet Tooth, Duncan Fellows at Cheer Up Charlies
- Croy & the Boys, Little Mikey & the Soda Jerks at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

- Sherry, Shmu, Kay Odyssey, Animals For Hands at The Electric Church
- Young Mammals, Get a Life, Lola Tried, Ponyboy at the Mohawk
- Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs, Candace Bellamy, Patricia Vonne at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

- Zoltars, Missing Pages, Caroline Says, Vertical Vice, David Israel at Barracuda
- Feverbones, Wesley Jensen, Taft at Hotel Vegas

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Carry Illinois (Jennifer)

March 18, 2015


Local indie rock quintet Carry Illinois will be releasing their new full length, Alabaster, this month. The band is led by lead singer/songwriter Lizzy Lehman and also includes guitarist Darwin Smith, bassist John Winsor, drummer Rudy Villarreal and keyboardist Derek Morris. According to the band’s bio, Lizzy’s musical foundation is firmly rooted in ‘60s and ‘70s folk rock (Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Carole King). She also cites more contemporary and recent favorites such as Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith, Gillian Welch, and Brandi Carlile along with classic pop, Motown, and Americana. This extensive list of artists and sounds clearly influences her songwriting. You can get a glimpse of the band’s sound on Smoke and Medicine and Detroit Snow, which can be found on the new LP.

The band will be holding their album release party on Wednesday, March 25t at Cheer Up Charlie’s with two other local folk influenced bands, The Loblolly Boy and The Deer. This is a FREE show and the first 20 people through the door will receive a ticket to be entered to win a Carry Illinois Prize Pack (which includes Alabaster on vinyl and CD, a sticker, and a button).

:Carry Illinois – Smoke And Medicine:
:Carry Illinois – Detroit Snow:

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