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Show Of The Week

October 5, 2016

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Even if you’re set on seeing the great Kendrick Lamar at ACL: Volume 2 this Saturday, you should consider heading to Sidewinder at some point for Bill Ball 2.  The massive show is set to feature Big Bill (of course, it’s their party), Basketball Shorts, Deep Time, Xetas, Mom Jeans, Que Pasa?, US Weekly, Sherman’s March, Zest of Yore, Masculine Pain, MeanGirls, Plutonium Farmers, Body Pressure and Catalina La O.  That’s 14 good bands for $15 solid bucks (or $10, if you buy tix before Saturday).  Get in on that deal, folks.

By the way, on Saturday I’ll be working with Red Bull Sound Select at Empire Control Room & Garage.  That one has Tory Lanez, Mick Jenkins and Smino, and it’s just $3 if you RSVP.  Come join if Kendrick doesn’t all the way scratch your hip hop itch.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Chook Race, The Zoltars, Pataphysics, Oozer, Nicky Reyes at Beerland
- Adam Torres at Waterloo Records
- The Felice Brothers, Aaron Lee Tasjan at The Sidewinder
- Molly Burch, Hidden Ritual, Jesse Woods & RF Shannon, Cowboy Crisis at Barracuda
- Haim at Stubb’s

Thursday:
- Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Vampyre, Foreign Mothers, Sherman’s March at Hotel Vegas
- Boss Battle, Darkbird, Coattails at the Mohawk
- Belcurve, The Gents, Slomo Drags, Booher at Cheer Up Charlies
- Sip Sip, Hard Proof, So Official at Empire Control Room
- Band of Horses, The Wild Feathers at Stubb’s
- Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band at Stubb’s
- Saint Motel, JR JR, Weathers at Emo’s

Friday:
- Part Time, Pale Dian, Typical Girls, Roses at Hotel Vegas
- Gringo Star, Liz Burrito at the Mohawk
- Ditch the Fest with Hikes, Trouble in the Streets, Sometimes a Legend, Eyelid Kid, Smile, The Bishops, The Halfways, Strange Mother, Corduroi, Upper Deck Pets, Planet Manhood, Triplets, Boys Club at Cheer Up Charlies
- Gallant, RKCB at the Parish
- Banks & Steelz, Magna Carda at Antone’s
- MC Chris, MC Lars, Megaran at The Sidewinder

Saturday:
- Thor & Friends at End of an Ear
- Russian Circles, Helms Alee at Barracuda
- Marmalakes, The Dan Ryan at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Slayer, Anthrax, Death Angel at ACL Live
- LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Lizzo at Stubb’s

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Top 50 Songs Of 2012: Part 1

November 26, 2012

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The end of 2012 is drawing close, and that means it’s time to start making “best of” lists.  Below you’ll find the first part of my Top 50 Songs Of 2012.  In case you’re curious, I chose the songs from the 400+ tracks that I shared around here throughout the last 11 months.  Enjoy.

50)  :White Wires – All Night Long:  Every time I hear this pop punk gem I have to listen to the rest of their album, which is full of songs that are just as catchy.  From WWIII.

49)  :The Corin Tucker Band – Groundhog Day:  You could try to find a better voice than Corin’s, but you’d just fail miserably.  The girl can wail like no other, and I’m happy she’s been staying busy post-Sleater Kinney.  From Kill My Blues.

48)  :Bryan Scary – Ziegfield Station:  This band has long been a wonder when it comes to one-off singles that I can’t get out my head, and they kept that streak rolling in 2012 with this retro-rock track.  From Daffy’s Elixir.

47)  :Dirty Ghosts – Ropes That Way:  There was a span of about two months where I couldn’t escape this song from Dirty Ghosts.  It has such a high level of energy that it just sucks up all your attention.  From Metal Moon.

46)  :Desaparecidos – MariKKKopa:  I love that this band was able to come roaring back.  Who would have thought that Conor Oberst still had some ferocity in him?  From the MariKKKopa/Backsell 7″.

45)  :Yuck – Chew:  I may not have gotten a new album from the awesome Yuck in 2012, but I did get this fantastic one-off single.  Toss on headphones to catch all of the rather nice guitar work.

44)  :Deep Time – Clouds:  This Austin-based act (formerly known as Yellow Fever) really caught my attention with this quirky pop tune.  Not sure they’ve ever done anything catchier.  From Deep Time.

43)  :Black Bananas – Rad Times:  There’s far too much going on in this track, but I dig it anyway since it’s one of those efforts that’s just endlessly entertaining.  From Rad Times Express IV.

42)  :Maps And Atlases – Fever:  This song always manages to slap a smile on my face.  I love how upbeat and fresh it sounds.  From Beware And Be Grateful.

41)  :Miike Snow – Paddling Out:  I’ve never been much of a Miike Snow fan, but I’ve been overly attached to this track since sharing it back in January.  Watch out, as it’ll instantly make you want to dance.  From Happy To You.

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