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Show Of The Week

January 3, 2018


Side One Track One is back!  Happy 2018!  Let’s celebrate the return to action by gathering for a SOTO PRESENTS affair this Friday at the Mohawk.  On the inside stage I’ve lined up Marmalakes, Growl, Lola Tried and Tres Oui, and then on the outside stage I’ve got Los Coast, Emily Wolfe, Otis The Destroyer and Palo Duro.  All of these bands either put out fantastic albums in 2017, or they’ve got rad new stuff on the way this year.  If you want to sample some of the best music that Austin currently has to offer, then come to the SOTO show this Friday.  See you at the Mohawk!  By the way, don’t forget that it’s FREE WEEK, which means that there’s no cover for this one.

Inside Stage:
12:30am – Growl
11:30pm – Marmalakes
10:30pm – Lola Tried
9:30pm – Tres Oui

Outside Stage:
12:00am – Los Coast
11:00pm – Emily Wolfe
10:00pm – Otis the Destroyer
9:00pm – Palo Duro

Bonus FREE WEEK Recommendations:

- Knife in the Water, RF Shannon, Star Parks, Julia Lucille at Cheer Up Charlies
- Tinnarose, Otis the Destroyer, Darkbird, Good Field, Hard Riffs at Hotel Vegas
- SMiiLE, Thor & Friends, Kraken Quartet at the Mohawk
- Mylets, All Eyes, Shmu, Chakra Khan, DJ Chiquita Bombita at the Mohawk
- The Human Circuit, Built By Snow, Residual Kid, My Education, The Ghost Wolves, Chill Russell, Cartright, Honey and Salt, The Well at Barracuda
- Ringo Deathstarr, The Halfways, Coattails, Teevee at Empire Control Room

- USA/Mexico, Borzoi, Exhalants, Missing Pages at Beerland
- Riverboat Gamblers, American Sharks, Eagle Claw, Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad at Barracuda
- Whiskey Shivers, Sailor Poon, Booher, Poly Action at Empire Control Room
- Holy Knives/Levees, Otis The Destroyer, Megafauna, Hard Riffs, Rival Waves at Empire Control Room
- Amplified Heat, Duel, Greenbeard, Tia Carrera, Crimson Devils at The Swan Dive
- Jackie Venson, Mobley, Melat at Stubb’s

- Ringo Deathstarr, The Reputations, Toma, Mean Jolene, Whit at Hotel Vegas
- Holy Wave, Leather Girls, Hidden Ritual, The Diamond Center, Teevee at Cheer Up Charlies
- Tinnarose, A. Sinclair, PR Newman, Girling, Abram Shook, Magic Rockers of Texas, Carry Illinois at Barracuda
- Cloudchord, Sphynx, Solid State Dream Suit at Stubb’s
- Mobley, Blastfamous USA, Trouble in the Streets, Fort Never at Empire Control Room
- Calliope Musicals, Whit, Magia Negra, Go Fever, Lowin, Jazz Mills at The Swan Dive

- Knife in the Water, Croy and the Boys, Sun June at Hotel Vegas
- Annabelle Chairlegs, Deep Time, Caroline Says, Why Bonnie, Robby at Hotel Vegas
- Quiet Company, BLXPLTN, Super Thief, Day Shifters at Barracuda
- TV’s Daniel, John Wesley Coleman III, Missing Pages, The Sour Notes at Barracuda
- Calliope Musicals, Whiite Walls, Darkbird at the Mohawk
- Megafauna, A. Sinclair, Chill Russell, Meanswell at the Mohawk
- Melat, Shy Beast, Scorpio Rising, Noelle Tannen at Empire Control Room
- Knifight, Light Wheel, The Clouds Are Ghosts, Carson McHone at Stubb’s

- Star Parks, Go Fever, Abram Shook, Good Field, Big Breakfast at the Mohawk
- Zeale, NGHT HCKLRS, Pat G at Empire Control Room

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Show Of The Week

July 20, 2016


My favorite night for live music this week is actually one I’m going to miss because I’ll be out of town.  Oh well.  At any rate, on Friday I recommend that you head to the Oasis for a show I booked for 93.7 KLBJ that features locals Summer Salt, The Bad Lovers, Migrant Kids and Emily Wolfe.  All four are big favorites of mine, and I love that I managed to get them all on one bill.  Music will start at 6 (that’s way early), and it’s FREE to attend.  Once that’s all done, I advise that you then head to Sidewinder to watch Whitney.  The band, which is led by former Smith Westerns guitarist Max Kakacek and former Unknown Mortal Orchestra drummer Julien Ehrlich, just put out a really solid album, Light Upon The Lake, and it would be wise to catch them in a small space like Sidewinder while you still can.  Have fun out there!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

- Kitten, Clean Spill, Sizzy Rocket at The Sidewinder
- Emily Herring, Plantation Band, Ruby Fray at Cheer Up Charlies
- Violent Femmes, Lost Bayou Ramblers at Stubb’s

- Red Bull Sound Select Presents Juvenile, Martin $ky, The Outfit, TX at the Parish
- American Sharks, The Lochness Mobsters, Pleasers at Hotel Vegas
- Tia Carrera, Flyin’ Lion, Cabra at Beerland
- Pollen Rx, The Shivery Shakes, Que Pasa at Cheer Up Charlies
- Think No Think, The Baffles, On Delay, Trying Science at Stubb’s

- Broken Gold, Despero, Easy Prey at Beerland
- Ringo Deathstarr, Pale Dian, The Stargazer Lilies, Ultraviolet at Empire Control Room
- Wildfires at The Sidewinder
- Naughty By Nature, En Vogue, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Sisqo, 2 Live Crew at Cedar Park Center

- Whitney (2pm) at End of an Ear
- Rhye, Baio at the Mohawk
- Boogarins, Hundred Visions, Annabelle Chairlegs, The Rotten Mangos at Hotel Vegas
- Suspirians, Deleted Scenes, Evil Triplet, The Weird at Beerland
- Big Bill, Popper Burns, Rattlesnake Milk, Lake of Fire, Tres Oui at Cheer Up Charlies
- Modest Mouse, Brand New at Austin360 Amphitheater
- Lawrence at 3ten ACL Live

- Fitz & The Tantrums, Zella Day at Stubb’s
- Loteria, Mitch Fraizer and His Radiation, Crocodile Tears, Leather Pants at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Wild Now (5pm), Baio (1pm) at Waterloo Records

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20 Austin Essentials

May 9, 2016


Now that I host both 101X Homegrown and KGSR’s Lone Star State of Mind, I don’t really post quite as many local mp3s.  This is mostly because I spend my Sunday evenings blabbering about all things Austin, so when it comes time to roll out content for SOTO, I often find myself on the hunt for something fresher.  I doubt this will change, so in an attempt to make sure that those of you who avoid me on the radio (but why!?) still get a good dose of Austin, I’m going to occasionally churn out a mix of select local tunes.  The first one is below, and it’s comprised of my top 20 Austin tracks from the first chunk of 2016.  Enjoy.

PS – I left off White Denim and Explosions In The Sky because I figured you guys were more than familiar with them.

PPS – It was surprisingly hard for me to cut this list to 20 songs. Maybe I should have done 30.  I should have done 30.  Next time I’ll do 30.

:Dumb – I Don’t Wanna Die On I-35:  From the Slack Capital compilation. FB
:A Giant Dog – Sex And Drugs:  From Pile. FB
:Basketball Shorts – Kevin McCallister:  From the Slack Capitol compilation. FB
:Otis The Destroyer – Cheetah:  From the Belushi EP. FB
:BOYFRNDZ – Going Under:  From Impulse. FB
:A. Sinclair – Liars in the State of New York:  From Get Out Of The City. FB
:My Jerusalem – Rabbit Rabbit:  From A Little Death. FB
:Emily Wolfe – Atta Blues:  From the Atta Blues single. FB
:Residual Kid – Scentless Princess:  From the Salsa EP. FB
:Mirror Travel – Yesca:  From Cruise Deal. FB
:Jared Leibowich – And You’re Always On:  From Welcome Late Bloomers. FB
:Walker Lukens – Lifted:  From Tell It To The Judge. FB
:Calliope Musicals – Echo Of The Whoos:  From Times Owes You Nothing. FB
:Slomo Drags – Going Out Of Business:  From the band’s self titled EP. FB
:Ramesh – Redemption:  From the Redemption single. FB
:Booher – Pick Up The Robot Put The Robot Down:  From Funny Tears. FB
:Rain Collectors – Lately:  From RCEP. FB
:Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow – Cora Cora:  Off From The Forest Came The Fire. FB
:Blue Healer – Luminescent Eyes:  From the band’s debut album. FB
:Cross Record – Basket:  From Wabi-Sabi. FB

For the hell of it, here are some other Austin artists that I’ve been digging over the last few months: Alex Napping, Broken Gold, BLXPLTN, Pema, Bayonne, Big Bill, Buhu, Chipper Jones/Chris Lopez, Empty Markets, OBN IIIs, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Growl, Harvest Thieves, Holy Wave, Lowin, Megafauna, Migrant Kids, My Golden Calf, P.T. Banks, Star Parks, The Blind Pets, Ultraviolet.

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Show Of The Week

November 18, 2015


My BFF’s birthday is this Saturday, so I won’t be doing anything but drinking and yelling with her and others, but if I were able to go somewhere, I’d head to the Mohawk for an all local, all lady-fronted night of music.  Heartless Bastards, a longtime favorite of mine who earlier this year put out a solid album by the name of Restless Ones, are set to headline the show.  On the opener side of things, it’s Emily Wolfe, who is responsible for one of my favorite songs out of Austin this year – Cigarette Burns – and the lovely Jess Williamson, who is one of the best folk artists in town.  As I like to say, it’s a can’t-miss kind of gig.  Go in my place!

Get tix here.  Doors at 8pm.

More shows for you to possibly indulge in …

Growl, Winter, Que Pasa?, Lolita Lynn at Hotel Vegas

Flesh Lights, Sweet Talk, Slow at The Sidewinder
Lomelda, Cowboy Crisis, Pageantry, Battle Bend at Cheer Up Charlies

Stiletto Feels, Slomo Drags, Otis The Destroyer, Gossamer Frontier, Borrisokane, Good Field, Young Mammals, Major Major Major at Cheer Up Charlies

Wand, Hidden Ritual, Borzoi at The Sidewinder
Beat Happening Tribute Show with Deep Time, Big Bill, Xetas, Black Gum, Shana Falana at Cheer Up Charlies
Amplified Heat, Rare Birds, Kay Odyssey at Hotel Vegas

Family of the Year, Kaleo at the Parish

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2014 Austin Essentials: Volume 3

November 26, 2014

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Well, here it is, the third and final volume of my 2014 Austin Essentials.  In total I’ve shared 65 local acts over the last three days (Volume 1 is here, Volume 2 is here).  Hopefully you found some new stuff!  Enjoy.

PS – If I missed anything (and I’m sure I did), feel free to ramble away (or just scold me) in the comments.

:Roger Sellers – Steps:  Roger Sellers is not a DJ, but he does craft some particularly good electronic music.  Primitives is the title of his latest album.  Grab your headphones and go give it a listen.   Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Ghetto Ghouls – Simple C:  Ghetto Ghouls’ self titled debut is a furious effort that punk fans have been all over for most of the year.  Oddly enough though, I think the best song on it is actually this plodding album-closer.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Pollen – Not A Test:  Pollen were just getting going last year, so it’s not really a surprise that they took a nice-sized leap forward in 2014.  Their self titled EP features four rather good garage pop tunes.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:The Ghost Wolves – Gonna Live:  Carley and Jonathan Wolf are the duo behind The Ghost Wolves, and their latest album, Man, Beast, Woman, is loaded with quality bluesy, garage rock tunes.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Holy Wave – Wet And Wild:  You’re doing something wrong if you’re a psych rock fan (in Austin or anywhere else) and you don’t adore Holy Wave.  Seek out their latest album, Relax.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Megafauna – Time To Go:  Fronted by the versatile Dani Neff, Megafauna have a sound that’s big, loud and a lot of fun.  Don’t be afraid to let the album Maximalist rattle your walls.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Chipper Jones – Scout:  A new favorite of mine this year has definitely been experimental rockers Chipper Jones.  This rad song comes from a cassingle that was released via local label Graveyard Orbit.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Love Inks – Shoot 100 Panes Of Glass:  Back in September Love Inks released Generation Club, a nice effort full of minimalist pop tunes.  Listen to it and I promise you’ll fall in love with Sherry LeBlanc’s voice.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Night Drive – Young Rivals:  If you’ve been waiting to get something immensely dance-worthy out of this year’s Austin-centric list, then this gem of a single from Night Drive is for you.  Have fun.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Pure X – Heaven:  You know, somehow I’ve still never managed to see Pure X live.  It’s weird.  Anyways, Angel is a beautifully constructed album that’s really easy to get lost in.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Molybden – Woman Who Left Behind: Singer/songwriter Molybden has a fantastically solemn voice, and I hope her upcoming full length gets released early in 2015.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:John Wesley Coleman – The Love That You Own:  I’m forever a fan of John Wesley Coleman because he once wrote a SOTO theme song for $10, but you should applaud him for The Love That You Own, which is the album he put out on Burger Records this year.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:East Cameron Folkcore – In The House Everything Dies:  East Cameron Folkcore really worked it in 2014, and I don’t just mean around Austin – the band toured Europe and played CMJ.  They also put out this snarling single.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Jonly Bonly – Too Many Things:  SOTO’s resident super punk fan Dan was all about Jonly Bonly this year.  The band is fronted by Jason Smith (formerly of OBN IIIs) and their debut, Put Together, is one you should own.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Emily Wolfe – Swoon:  This year Emily Wolfe played ACL and released a very solid EP titled Roulette.  If you love sultry voices, then she’s the one for you.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Other Lovers – Let Me Go:  Other Lovers are a folk rock/country/whiskey-fueled act that spent 2014 really honing their craft.  Hoot is the sort of album that will make you move even when you don’t want to.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:She Sir – Condensedindents:  Go Guitars is the name of the rather enjoyable dream pop effort that She Sir released this year.  They’re apparently already in the midst of putting together a follow-up, which is exciting.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Ruby Fray – Photograph:  K Records artist Ruby Fray, who accurately describes her sound as witchy chamber folk, released her sophomore LP, Grackle, this year.  You should listen to it.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:The Clouds Are Ghosts – 54:  This nicely textured track is a favorite of mine from The Clouds Are Ghosts’ Fractures.  Slap on some headphones before you hit play.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Whiite Walls – June 9th:  Whiite Walls followed up last year’s teaser tracks with a disco-enthused self titled EP.  It’s a total must-listen if you’re looking to softly dance the night way.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Gloves – Hot Checks:  Dance punk isn’t exactly a big thing in Austin, so I appreciate that Gloves are giving it a go.  I think this particular track of theirs is super catchy.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Holiday Mountain – My Body:  Holiday Mountain are total sensory overload, and I love them for it.  Here’s hoping their new album gets released soon.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Feral Future – No Means Nothing:  For those of you who like your punk rock to be both loud and loaded with a worthwhile message, there’s Feral Future.  The band’s debut, Haematic, is a good one.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Orthy – Night Touch:  If you didn’t indulge in Orthy’s E.M.I.L.Y. EP earlier this year, then you need to get your act together.  It’s a really well crafted electronic effort.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

:Basketball Shorts – Candy Boys:  If you ask me, Basketball Shorts are Austin’s version of Diarrhea Planet.  Get on their bandwagon.  The Houston Sessions is the name of their latest release.  Provide Facebook love HERE.

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Quickdraw: Holiday Mountain, Young Tongue, Featherface, Emily Wolfe, Polio Club

October 27, 2014


Austin-based music!  Enjoy.

:Holiday Mountain – My Body:  If I were to rank out some local guilty pleasures, Holiday Mountain would land somewhere near the top spot.  Their live show is super vibrant and fun, and they’ve got some tracks – like this bouncy, energetic single – that are total earworms.  The band’s new album is titled You Be You, but it doesn’t seem to have a release date yet.

:Young Tongue – Heavy Metal Thunder:  Formerly known as The Baker Family, Young Tongue are one of the many solid indie rock/pop acts that are currently operating in Austin.  If you like shimmery, wonderfully crafted things, then this song should delight your senses.  Look for Death Rattle on November 11 via Punctum and Raw Paw.

:Featherface – Make You Mine:  The boys in Featherface are favorites of mine.  Not only are they the nicest kids ever, but they know how to write good pop songs.  This new single of theirs is all over the place (is that sexy talking at the 1:05 mark?), but I appreciate how ambitious it is.  No word yet on when a new album will arrive.

:Emily Wolfe – Swoon:  Fresh off of her appearance at ACL, Emily Wolfe has a new EP you need to check out.  It features her stellar voice and some great guitar work.  You can download the Roulette EP for free over at Noisetrade.

:Polio Club – Poison The Well (Demo):  The lineup for the next SOTO show hasn’t actually been announced, but I’ll tell you now that Polio Club are on it.  I like their post-punk ways, and I’m excited to see them play.  You can listen to listen to more of the band’s demos over at their Bandcamp page.  Also, thanks to Nathan from Austin Town Hall for the tip.

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