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Show Of The Week

September 27, 2017

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There’s a couple of big shows that I’m really excited about later this week.  One is The War On Drugs on Saturday (that’s night 1 of 2 at Stubb’s), and then SZA on Sunday at Emo’s.  Both acts have put out really great albums this year, and I can’t wait to hear those songs live.  Since you can’t go to either though because they’re SOLD OUT, here’s two other shows I’m really pumped for.  This week is packed!

Tonight is Jay Som at Sidewinder.  Her 2017 release, Everybody Works, is a damn good pop album that I listen to all the time.  Tix will be $15 at the door.  Stef Chura and Madeline Kenny will open.

On Friday it’s Otis The Destroyer’s album release show at Hotel Vegas.  The dudes are one of my favorite local bands, and I’m ready to get my hands on their debut LP, Keep Bashing.  This one is presented by my radio show, 101X Homegrown.  Openers are Slomo Drags, Honeyrude and Dr. Joe.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- The Bad Lovers, Magic Factory, Nick Allison & The Players Lounge, Loteria at Hotel Vegas
- Magna Carda, Tomar & The FCs at 3ten ACL Live
- Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade at the Erwin Center

Thursday:
- Vampyre, Exhalants at Beerland
- Naomi Punk, The Zoltars, 2069 at the Mohawk
- Unwed Sailor, Deep State, PR Newman, Buhu at The Electric Church

Friday:
- Pinegrove, Florist, Lomelda at Barracuda
- Monk Parker, Adam Torres, Thor & Friends at the Mohawk
- Big Thief, My Golden Calf at the Mohawk
- The Banisters, A. Sinclair, Lola Tried, New Fame, Alex Riegelman at Cheer Up Charlies
- Father John Misty, Weyes Blood at Bass Concert Hall
- Black Pistol Fire at Emo’s
- Matchbox Twenty, Matt Nathanson at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

Saturday:
- Croy and the Boys, John Wesley Coleman III, Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs, Welply at The Electric Church
- King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Sailor Poon at the Mohawk
- The Cribs, Paws at Antone’s
- The Dig, Kolars at Barracuda
- The War on Drugs, Land of Talk at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Belcurve at Stubb’s
- Ms. Lauren Hill, Nas, Chronixx, Nick Grant, Lakim at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas

Sunday:
- SZA, Smino, Ravyn Lenae at Emo’s
- The Flaming Lips, Mac DeMarco, The Garden at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- The War on Drugs, Land of Talk at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Wilco at Bass Concert Hall

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Show Of The Week

May 11, 2016

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Make sure that on Saturday you head to ABGB for A. Sinclair’s album release party.  It’s FREE, the always rad Otis The Destroyer will be opening and, of course, you’ll have a chance to grab yourself a piping hot copy of the band’s super solid new LP, Get Out Of The City.  That’s a rare triple win!  Be there, or forever be sad that you missed it.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Kay Odyssey, Suspirians, Moonsicles, Gossamer Frontier at The Sidewinder

Friday:
- Migrant Kids, The Digital Wild, Black Books, Making Movies at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Mind Spiders, The Hex Dispensers at the Austin Moose Lodge #1735
- Tameca Jones, El Tule at Mueller
- The Cure, The Twilight Sad at the Frank Erwin Center
- Anamanaguchi at the Mohawk
- Moving Panoramas, Baby Bleu, Rose Selavy at Barracuda
- Broken Gold, The Blind Pets, Sphynx at The Oasis

Saturday:
- Moodie Black, BLXPLTN, Cerulean Trade, Little Father at Hotel Vegas
- Young Tongue, Tapajenga, Rain Collectors, Adam Bricks, Pema at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Deer, Blue Healer, Annabelle Chairlegs at the Parish
- Kay Odyssey, The Be Helds, The Holy Smokes, The Mystery Achievement at The Swan Dive
- JMBLYA. with Future, Rae Sremmurd, Crange, Keving Gates, Kehlani, Keith Ape, Jazz Cartier, Noodles, Post Malone at the Austin American Statesman

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20 Austin Essentials

May 9, 2016

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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

March 2, 2016

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This week it’s all about Otis The Destroyer.  At Barracuda this Saturday the band will celebrating the release of their new EP, Belushi, and I think it’s going to be a grand time.  Also on the bill – Megafauna, Think No Think and The Shame And The Waste.  Bring earplugs.  See you there!

PS – The OTD show is presented by 101X Homegrown (that’s me – have you ever listened?).

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- White Denim at Hole In The Wall
- Star Parks, Seth Sherman at Lamberts
- Quiet Company, Guy Forsyth at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

Friday:
- Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Haphduzn, Get Cryphy with Last Word & Plain Ole B at Emo’s
- Shivery Shakes, The Sour Notes, The Be Helds, Soaked at Hotel Vegas
- New China, Basketball Shorts, Mean Girls, Vampyre at Beerland
- Blue Healer at Stubb’s
- The Cover Letter, Fair City Fire at Lamberts
- Sounds del Mar, Sour Bridges at The Blackheart

Saturday:
- Single Lash, Nervous Curtains, Moving Panoramas, Sixteen Deluxe, Hidden Ritual at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Black and White Years, Shark Rider, DJ Bree Rose at The Swan Dive
- Keeper at Lamberts
- Gary Clark Jr. at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Randy Newman at the Paramount Theater

Sunday:
- M. Ward at Waterloo Records

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Otis The Destroyer (Video Premiere)

May 21, 2014

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Austin’s Otis The Destroyer (formerly The Couch) are set to release their debut EP, Dark Arts, tomorrow night at the Mohawk, and to get you pumped for the occasion they’re allowing SOTO to premiere the video for You’re The Wealth.  Here’s how it all breaks down – the song is a rad slice of modern rock and the video is loaded with B-movie-esque imagery that’s both humorous and creepy.  I’m counting all of it as a win for the planet.

Just so you know, the show tomorrow night at the Mohawk also features A. Sinclair, who just put out an EP himself.  $6 gets you double the celebration!  Big ups to 101X Homegrown Live for supporting the evening.

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