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Show Of The Week

January 27, 2016

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Even though this is kind of a low key week for shows in Austin (SXSW is clearly looming), there’s still a lot that you could get out and see.  As always, if you’re going to pick just one show to attend, go with my top choice, which is Roses, Shivery Shakes, Rose Selavy and Typical Girls at Barracuda tomorrow night.  That’s four quality indie pop bands for … well, I don’t know how much because I can’t find it listed anywhere.  Regardless, I’m sure it won’t be expensive, and like I said, all four bands are good.  Be there.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Tuxedo (DJ set), Blue The Misfit, The Digital Wild at the Parish

Friday:
- Cross Record at End of an Ear
- Rain Collectors, Reservations, Tremble Out, Tapes at Cheer Up Charlie’s
- The Villas (record release), Wildcat Apollo, Loafers at the Mohawk
- Sailor Poon, Dan Doyle Solo Loop Set, Loteria, Basketball Shorts at Hotel Vegas
- DJ Hey Chris Page, Kay Oddysey, Que Pasa, Tres Oui at The Blackheart

Saturday:
- A Giant Dog, The Ripe, Street Dads at ABGB
- The Black and White Years, Shark Rider at Lamberts
- Vanessa Carlton, Skye Steele at the Parish
- Grace Potter And Her Band at ACL Live

Sunday:
- Harvest Thieves at Waterloo Records

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Quickdraw: Diarrhea Planet, Action Bronson, Roses, Speedy Ortiz, Bass Drum Of Death

August 7, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Diarrhea Planet – Spooners:  Here’s the track that Diarrhea Planet did for Adult Swim’s Single Series.  If you can listen to it and not want to immediately grab a beer and find somewhere to rock and party your face off, then you’re dead on the inside.

:Action Bronson – Easy Rider:  I’ve been impatiently waiting for Action Bronson to release something new, so I was pumped when this song popped up the other day.  It’s the first single off of his upcoming LP and it’s immaculately produced by his usual cohort, Party Supplies.  A new album titled Mr. Wonderful is on the way via VICE/Atlantic.

:Roses – The Fog:  Roses are a newer band (started by Juan Velazquez, formerly of Abe Vigoda) that I’ve quickly become fond of.  Recently I shared their excellent song It’s Over, and now I have another somewhat new wave, largely 90s-enthused gem for you.  The Dreamlover EP is out now via Group Tightener.

:Speedy Ortiz – Lost Something In The Hills:  All week I’ve been really digging this Sibylle Baier cover that Speedy Ortiz did for Rookie Magazine.  They’re a band that usually blast right out of the speakers, so it’s nice to hear them slow things down a bit.  Also, the lyrics here are fantastic.

:Bass Drum Of Death – Left For Dead:  I’m not sure how those who you love the fuzz that Bass Drum of Death usually pack will react to it being replaced by a cleaner, straight up rock n’ roll sound, but I don’t mind it.  At least they’re still really hooky.  The band will release Rip This on October 7 via Innovative Leisure.

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Stream This

July 25, 2014

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From the depths of the SOTO inbox, I present to you your weekly serving of the latest and greatest album streams and videos.  Enjoy.

FULL ALBUM STREAMS

Please note that the majority of the streams expire as soon as the albums come out, so don’t wait too long to check them out.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

Hooray For Earth – Racy
The Muffs – Whoop De Doo
Tame Impala – Live Versions EP
Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
Wildest Dreams – Self Titled
Bear In Heaven – Time Is Over One Day Old
Dana Buoy – Preacher EP

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Spoon

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Quickdraw: Roses, Literature, Half Japanese, Perfume Genius, Whirr

July 17, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Roses – It’s Over:  Abe Vigoda is something that is no more, but at least you can still get music from one of their former members, Juan Velazquez, who is the main brain in Roses.  I’m really liking the slightly new wave, but mostly 90s pop vibe that this track is packing.  The Dreamlover EP is due out August 5 via Group Tightener.

:Literature – The English Softhearts:  Formerly of Austin, Literature now reside in Philadelphia and are the latest addition to the just-about-perfect Slumberland roster.  Good for them!  This is one pretty pop tune.  Look for Chorus to be set free on August 19.

:Half Japanese – In Its Pull:  I’m not sure why, but many years ago I went through a phase where I would listen to Half Japanese’s Put Some Sugar On It over and over.  I can’t say I feel as obsessive about this track, but it’s still a more than solid slab of indie rock.  The band will release Overjoyed on September 2 via Joyful Noise.

:Perfume Genius – Queen:  If Perfume Genius’ upcoming LP isn’t on your list of things that you can’t wait for, then expect this impeccable song to make you want to put it there.  By the way, I highly recommend that you slap on some nice headphones before hitting play.  Too Bright is due out September 22 via Matador.

:Whirr – Mumble:  This could just be me, but I sort of love the meta-ness of a shoegaze band having a song called Mumble.  What a perfect match.  Whirr will release Sway on September 23 via Graveface.  See the band at Holy Mountain on September 6.

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