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Show Of The Week (Powered by Pulsr)

August 17, 2016


On Saturday you should head to Spider House for their 20th Anniversary Party.  Not only is the event FREE, but there will be a giant water slide and a Tito’s Vodka dunk tank!  Also – and this is the best part – there’s a pretty rad bill that consists of The Octopus Project, Mobley, Ringo Deathstarr, Foot Patrol, The Peach Kings, Dead Music Capital Marching Band, Shivery Shakes, MCG, Wonderbitch, The Rotten Mangos, Orthy, Pleasers, Rose Selavy, Magic Rockers of Texas, Loteria, NGHT HCKLRS and Teevee.  Whew.  That’s a hell of a lineup.  Also, I mentioned it’s a FREE event, yeah?  Doors are at 2:3pm.  Be there.

Check it out on Facebook HERE.

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BONUS Show Recommendations:

You can find each show on Pulsr by clicking on the first band.

- John Wesley Coleman, Ballantynes, Plantation Band at Hotel Vegas

- Night Beats, Deep Time, Tamarraon at Hotel Vegas

- Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Super Thief, Boss Eye, New China at Beerland
- Promised Land Sound, My Golden Calf, Reservations at The Sidewinder
- Lee “Scratch” Perry, SubAtomic Soundsystem, Mindz of a Different Kind, DJ Notion at Flamingo Cantina
- Big Bill, Mannequin, Pataphysics at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Hard Proof, Roxy Roca, Mama K and the Shades at the Parish
- Western Youth, Daniel Markham, Randy Reynolds at Lamberts

- Deep Time, Pema, Foreign Mothers, Hola Beach, Soaked, Lantic at Cheer Up Charlies
- Moving Panoramas, Roses, Outsider at Hotel Vegas
- Pennyfest with Riverboat Gamblers, Quiet Company, Ume, Sharks in the Deep End, Darkbird, Otis the Destroyer, Good Field, Ruby the Rabbitfoot, The Dirty Heat, Ghostbunny, Jack Ferrara, Scott Collins, Edison Chair at Empire Control Room
- Lemuria, Looming at The Sidewinder
- Lee “Scratch” Perry, SubAtomic Soundsystem at Flamingo Cantina
- Sometimes a Legend, The Sour Notes, Lola Tried, Bantam Foxes at The Swan Dive

- Alice Cooper at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

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Show Of The Week

June 22, 2016


If you’ve been listening to my radio show, 101X Homegrown, over the last month or so, then you already know what I’m excited about this weekend.  If you haven’t been listening (why not, man?), then I’ll just tell you – it’s My Jerusalem’s album release party at 3TEN on Saturday.  Their new LP, A Little Death, is rad, and I’m pumped to hear it live.  Also, Ringo Deathstarr A. Sinclair, who I love, will be opening.  Don’t miss it.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

- Pity Sex, PWR BTTM, Petal at The Sidewinder
- Jim Ward at The Sidewinder
- D.R.A.M., Loaf Muzik, Fat Tony at Barracuda
- Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, The Continuums at the Mohawk
- Ghost Wolves, Cartwright, Jonas Wilson at Hotel Vegas
- Electric Six, In the Whale at Stubb’s
- Blues on the Green with Wild Child, Max Frost at Zilker Park.
- Bloodpumps, Altamesa, Nic Armstrong, Mike Therieau at the Hole in the Wall

- Numerators, Deep Time, Leather Girls at Hotel Vegas
- Lord Buffalo, Wildfires, Gossamer Frontier, Hardcore Sex at Barracuda
- Ssserpentsss, Xetas, Body Pressure, Lustron at Beerland

- A Giant Dog, Big Bill, Pleasure Venom, DJ Brother Dege at Beerland
- Outlines with Brodinski, Ryan Hemsworth, Shlohmo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set) at the Mohawk
- Major Grizz, Sik Mule, Ghostbunny at The Sidewinder
- Gloves INTL, Keeper, Orthy, Thor Harris & Friends, Charlie Belle, Boozwa, DJ No Kid$ at Cheer Up Charlies
- Other Lovers, The Dizzease, Jesse Vain and the Happy Hour Holiness Movement, Honeyrude at The Swan Dive

- OBN IIIs, Rusted Shut, Total Abuse, Filth at Barracuda
- The Gary, The Midgetmen, Que Pasa? at Barracuda
- Daniel Eyes & The Vibes, Otis the Destroyer, Swimming With Bears, The Warplanes at The Swan Dive
- Lake Street Dive, Walker Lukens and the Side Arms at Stubb’s

- Ziemba, Ruby Fray, Molybden, Outsider at Hotel Vegas

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Top 50 Songs Of 2015: Part 2

December 1, 2015

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Naturally, the listing continues on today.  Check out entries 40-31 down below.  50-41 can be found right here.  Enjoy.

40)  :Big Grams – Fell In The Sun:  Just in case you’ve been off on an adventure, Big Boi + Phantogram = Big Grams.  Both are equally great here in this sparkly ear worm of a song.  From the act’s self titled album.

39)  :Kiiara – Feels:  I came across Kiiara over the summer and instantly became a fan.  This song is super hooky and wonderfully dramatic.  From the land of one-off tracks.

38)  :Ringo Deathstarr – Guilt:  This one from Austin’s own Ringo Deathstarr is a big, catchy wave of distortion.  Only listen to it with the volume cranked up high.  From Pure Mood.

37)  :Torres – Special (Garbage Cover):  I’m not even sure how many times I’ve gotten lost in this spacious, six-minute cover of Garbage’s SpecialTorres (aka Mackenzie Scott) really took the song and made it her own.  From the land of one-off tracks.

36)  :Car Seat Headrest – Something Soon:  Car Seat Headrest signed to Matador this year, and then promptly remastered and re-released some older material.  So, technically, this song is only partially from 2015.  Regardless, I think it’s a very inspired tune and I love the angsty lyrics – “I want to sing this song like I’m dying.”  From Teens Of Style.

35)  :Deerhunter – Snakeskin:  It still flips my brain around whenever I remember that the sometimes proggy, sometimes noisy rockers Deerhunter put out this funky, accessible number.  Who knew they had it in them?  From Fading Frontier.

34)  :Bully – I Remember:  This little two-minuter from Bully just rips.  I think singer Alicia Bognanno sounds like a less obnoxious version of Courtney Love (the 90s version, not the currently burned out one).  From Feels Like.

33)  :Lee Bains III And The Glory Fires – Sweet Disorder!:  I’m pretty sure I could toss this on a mixtape of nothing but classic rock tunes and no one would catch it as being from the year 2015.  On another note, Lee Bains III And The Glory Fires is a great name.  From the Sweet Disorder 7″.

32)  :Mikal Cronin – Made My Mind Up:  Another year, another charming pop song from Mikal Cronin that I can’t seem to get enough of.  He completes me.  From MCIII.

31)  :Diane Coffee – Everyday:  Shaun Fleming (Foxygen’s drummer) is the main brain behind Diane Coffee.  This track is as soulful and retro as can be. From Everybody’s A Good Dog.

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Ringo Deathstarr

November 10, 2015


On November 20 Ringo Deathstarr will put out a new album, Pure Mood, via Club AC30.  Today’s track, which is a cover of T’Pau’s Heart And Soul, isn’t actually on it, but it’s a fun effort and I’m using it as a way to conveniently remind you about the Austin-based act’s impending full length.  Multitasking!  By the way, turn it up before you hit play.  Enjoy.

:Ringo Deathstarr – Heart And Soul (T’Pau Cover):

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Ringo Deathstarr

September 22, 2015


I woke up in a pure shoegaze kind of mood, and then promptly noticed that Austin’s own distortion-conjurers Ringo Deathstarr just put out a new single from their upcoming album, which is titled Pure Mood.  Coincidence?  Yeah, I think so.  Or maybe the band is just in my head?  I don’t know.  Either way, let’s all just key in on the how they’ve long been a great act and that their new song is really damn good.  Enjoy.

:Ringo Deathstarr – Guilt:

Pure Mood is due out November 20 via Club AC30.

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Stream This

September 28, 2012


The SOTO inbox is always full of cool stuff that never gets to see the light of day on the actual site, and I’d like to change that.  So, every Friday I’ll be posting the best album streams and videos that were sent my way during the week.  Take a scroll and find something worth remembering.


Ultraista – Self Titled
Sun Airway – Soft Fall
Tilly And The Wall – Heavy Mood
We Need Surgery – Self Titled
Why? – Mumps, etc
Lavender Diamond – Incorruptible Heart
Death Songs – Sung Inside A House
Maserati – Maserati VII
Hundred Waters – Self Titled
Ringo Deathstarr – Mauve
Levek – Look A Little Closer
Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path
Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth


Don’t forget that Balmorhea is playing at the Mohawk tonight.  Their latest album is titled Stranger.

The Dum Dum Girls just released the End Of Daze EP.

Crystal Castles just announced that they’ll be released a new album titled (III) on November 6 via Casablanca, Fiction, Universal Republic.

Why? is playing Fun Fun Fun Fest in November, and they will release Mumps, etc on October 9 via Anticon.

Lee Fields And The Expressions are set to play ACL (and at Stubb’s with Alabama Shakes) later this month.  Faithful Man is currently available.

May pals The Sour Notes just put out this tour documentary.  Watch it!

The Sweet Serenades put out their latest album, Help Me, a couple of weeks back.

Skye, who normally sings in Morcheeba, is returning with a new album.  It’s titled Back To Now and is due out October 29 via PIAS.

Joan Of Arc are set to release a new self titled album on November 27 through Joyful Noise.

Ask Me This, which Alcoholic Faith Missions’s latest album, is available now through Old Flame Recordings.

This Miike Snow video is for a song off of the currently available Happy To You.

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