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Show Of The Week

April 26, 2017

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This is one of those fun sort of weeks where I couldn’t pick just one show to tell you to attend, so I’m going with two.  Thankfully they’re on different nights, so you can totally do both!  Anyhow, throw on your serious face and catch the legendary PJ Harvey on Friday at Stubb’s, then go with your party face for magnificent rockers Peelander Z on Saturday at Barracuda.

PJ Harvey tix are $60.
Peelander Z tix are $12.  Residual Kid will open.

PS – Round 2 of the booked-by-me 93.7 KLBJ’s Sunset Series is this Sunday at Ernie’s On The Lake. Come see Emily Wolfe, Otis The Destroyer and Cory Reinisch (of Harvest Thieves).  It’s FREE!  Music starts at 5pm.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Dengue Fever, Red Baraat, Hard Proof at the Mohawk
- BUHU, Critical Dad, ANDY at Cheer Up Charlies
- Little Dragon, GoldLink, Kronika at Stubb’s
- Otis the Destroyer at COLLiDE atx

Thursday:
- Crooked Bangs, NIKE at Beerland
- Bee Caves, Abram Shook, Roaring Sun at the Mohawk
- Desert Culture, Buenos Diaz, Lola Tried, Skyline, Jack Ferrera at Cheer Up Charlies

Friday:
- The Sour Notes, Go Fever at Stubb’s
- RF Shannon, The Dan Ryan at Stay Gold
- The Dizzease, Golden Daze, Andy Grant at Cheer Up Charlies

Saturday:
- Moving Panoramas, Mean Jolene at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- The Midnight Stroll at Hotel Vegas
- Xetas, The Hex Dispensers, Missing Pages, Gabi at Beerland
- Batty Jr., King Warbler, Tres Oui, Poly Action at Spiderhouse

Sunday:
- Growl at Waterloo Records
- Sinkane, Eric Slick at Empire Control Room
- Elijah Ford, Harvest Thieves, Jonathan Terrell, John Evans, Kevin Galloway at Barracuda

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Show Of The Week

April 12, 2017

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There are three great local release parties happening this week (somehow all on Friday) – Slack Capital 2, The Digital Wild, Hovvdy – but I think the spotlight needs to be pointed towards Chairlift.  They’re on their farewell tour!  So, it’s legit your last chance to see the band at the Mohawk this Saturday.  Well, at least until they jump back together in however many years for a reunion tour, but you get the point.  Do me a favor and go extra hard at the show since I have to miss it due to another engagement.

Tix are $17.  Lou Rebecca will open.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Will Johnson and Greg Vanderpool at Waterloo Records
- Bee Caves, Star Parks, Remsy at the Mohawk
- Sounds Del Mar, Buttercup, Slomo Drags, Cliffs at The Sidewinder
- Amplified Heat, Crypt Trip at Hotel Vegas
- American Sharks, Unknown Relatives, Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad at Barracuda
- Cashmere Cat at Empire Control Room

Friday:
- Xetas at Waterloo Records
- Ringo Deathstarr, Krista van Liew, Teenage Cavegirl, Methodrone at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Slack Capital 2 Release Party with Pataphysics, The Diamond Center, Daniel Francis Doyle and The Dreams, Mom Jeans, Croy and the Boys, David Israel, Go Fever, Nike at Barracuda
- Super Thief, Bummer, Pinko, Vampyre, Oozer at The Sidewinder
- Foxygen, Gabriella Cohen at the Mohawk
- Hovvdy, Caroline Says, Hola Beach, AMA at Hotel Vegas
- The Digital Wild, Zeale, Trouble in the Streets, Darkbird at Empire Control Room
- The Sour Notes, Drag Me Over the Rainbow at the Hard Luck Lounge
- Not In The Face, Harvest Thieves, Ricky Espinoza at The Blackheart
- Scott H. Biram, Jesse Dayton, Alien Knife Fight at Antone’s
- The Magic Rockers of Texas, The Shivery Shakes at Oskar Blues Brewery
- Portugal. The Man, HDBeenDope at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Saturday:
- Paws, Tres Oui, Rose Selavy at the Mohawk
- Slothrust at Barracuda
- Lola Tried, The Halfways, Otis the Destroyer, Los Coast at Cheer Up Charlies
- Sounds Del Mar, Henry + The Invisibles, The Bad Invaders at The Blackheart
- Texas Independence Fest with Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada, Oh, Sleeper, Fire From The Gods, Dead to Fall, Sons of Texas, Shattered Sun, Psychostick, Violent Vendetta, DSGNS, Cerebral Desecration, Driven Below, The Night Of, Forever in Disgust at Grizzly Hall

Sunday:
- Ruby Fray, She Sir, Jana Horn at Cheer Up Charlies

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Show Of The Week

March 22, 2017

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Oh my.  Who wants to go to a show the week after SXSW?  Probably none of you, but that doesn’t change the fact that there are still some good ones happening.  My favorite of the bunch is My Education’s party at Sidewinder on Saturday.  The instrumental post-rock act will actually being doing two sets – one that’s nothing but fan favorites, and another that’s comprised of their new album, Schipol.  Sounds neat.  Be there.

Tix are $12.  The rest of the lineup is great as well.  It includes Megafauna, The Clouds Are Ghosts, Knifight, Total Unicorn, Bright Like The Sun, The Angelus and A Sundae Drive.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- The Rich Hands, Crocodile Tears, Killer Hearts at Hotel Vegas
- Blink-182, The Naked and Famous at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas

Thursday:
- Caroline Says, Andy Grant of Roses at Hotel Vegas
- Carry Illinois, Lola Tried at The Sidewinder
- Electric Six at Stubb’s
- Blushing, Honeyrude, Fools at the Hole in the Wall

Friday:
- Croy & The Boys, Bad Lovers, Caleb & Corey DJ at Hotel Vegas

Saturday:
- Booher, Harvest Thieves at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co
- Vanessa Carlton at the Parish
- Power Trip, Iron Age, Glue, The Real Cost at the Mohawk

Sunday:
- Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound/Oblivians), The Golden Boys, Mind Spiders, Que Pasa at Barracuda

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Show Of The Week

November 9, 2016

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The world may be a wonky place today, but at least post-rockers This Will Destroy You (how relevant is that name right now!?) will be performing at Barracuda this Saturday.  They won’t just be there though, there’s a purpose!  It’s the 10th Anniversary of two of the band’s albums – Young Mountain and This Will Destroy You – and they’ll be playing them both from front to back.  I think it’s going to be rad.  Don’t miss it.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Jess Williamson at End of an Ear
- King Khan BBQ Show, Paint Fumes, The Bolos at Barracuda
- Annabelle Chairlegs, Vedett, San Carol at Barracuda
- Pale Dian, She Sir, Wildcat Apollo, Common Velvet at the Mohawk
- Que Pasa?, Topo Chica, Grupo Frackaso at The Swan Dive

Friday:
- Quin Galavais, Mannequin Pussy, Lung Letters at Beerland
- Robyn Hitchcock, Emma Swift at 3ten ACL Live
- The Anniversary, Grand Champeen, The Single Issues at The Sidewinder
- Lee Fields and the Expressions, Amasa Hines, Mama K and the Shades at the Mohawk
- Gogol Bordello at Stubb’s

Saturday:
- Orthy, Lou Rebecca at the Mohawk
- Peter Hook and the Light – Substance: Joy Division & New Order at the Mohawk
- Part Time, Shana Falana, Hidden Ritual, The Diamond Center, Krista Van Liew at Cheer Up Charlies

Sunday:
- Trash Talk, Antwon, Black Noise at Barracuda
- Rotten Mangos, Divino Nino, Siamese, Soaked at Hotel Vegas
- Mannequin Pussy, Leather Girls, Naked Pictures, Alex Napping at Cheer Up Charlies

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Show Of The Week

November 2, 2016

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Let’s be real, if you’re a frequent visitor here at SOTO, then your weekend will surely be filled with Sound on Sound Fest.  Created by the folks who once did Fun Fun Fun, the fest is taking place on the Sherwood Forest Faire grounds and has a lineup that features Explosions In The Sky, Run The Jewels, Purity Ring, White Lung, Beach House, Cursive, Diet Cig and tons of other bands that have been frequently shared on this blog.  Neat.  Eat it up.

If, however, you’re thinking you won’t be diving into the fest, then at least hit up these smaller gigs.

1) Mean Jolene’s Record Release Party on Thursday at Cheer Up Charlie’s with Summer Salt, Haybaby, The Bond Twins and TalkiesGo get yourself a copy of Mean Jolene’s debut album, Salty!  It’s a good one.

2) Jess Williams’ Record Release Show on Friday at Cheer Up Charlie’s with Cross Record and Julian Neel.  Go pickup a copy of Jess’ new album, Heart Song.  I haven’t heard the whole thing yet, but I bet it’s good.

3) Birthday Club’s Album Release Party on Saturday Friday at Swan Dive with Lowin, Good Talk and Big Coat.  Go snatch up a copy of Birthday Club’s new EP, Lighten Up!  It’s good.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

*Listings in italics are Sound on Sound Fest “Late Knight” shows.  Those are FREE with a festival wristband!

Tonight:
- Audacity, Pleasers, Nike, Cheap Fur, Secret Bad Boys at Hotel Vegas
- Jacuzzi Boys at The Sidewinder
- Star Parks, Hospital Ships, Wildfires, Emily Beanblossom at Cheer Up Charlies
- Death From Above 1979, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Deap Valley at Stubb’s

Thursday:
- Guided By Voices, Diet Cig at the Mohawk
- Residual Kid, Slow at the Mohawk
- Shannon and the Clams, Que Pasa? at Barracuda
- White Fang, No Parents, Birth Defects at Barracuda
- American Sharks, War on Women, Body Pressure, Los Viejos at Beerland
- Cursive, Creepoid, Jess Williamson, Chippr Jones, Pop Unknown at The Sidewinder
- Empress Of, Hunny, Black Books at Empire Control Room
- Otis The Destroyer, Sounds Del Mar, The Head at Hotel Vegas

Friday:
- Special guest, LVL Up, Brandon Can’t Dance at the Mohawk
- Purling Hiss, Dan Doyle, Beth Israel, Jared Leibowich at Hotel Vegas
- Peelander-Z, Woozyhelmet, Sho H at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Birthday Club, Lowin, Big Coat, Good Talk at The Swan Dive
- Jamestown Revival, Jonny Fritz at Emo’s
- Adele at the Erwin Center

Saturday:
- Special guest, Special guest, The Gotobeds at the Mohawk
- The Rotten Mangos, The Stacks, Roar Shack, Picnic Lightning at The Swan Dive
- Garret Klahn (of Texas Is The Reason), Mountain Time (Chris Simpson of Mineral) at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Adele at the Erwin Center

Sunday:
- Special guest, Lochness Mobsters at the Mohawk
- Gossamer Frontier, Ruby Fray at Hotel Vegas
- Sia, AlunaGeorge at the Erwin Center

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Show Of The Week

October 26, 2016

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Due to Halloween being upon us, there are so many quality shows lined up over the next few days that you could easily just wander around Austin and end up watching something good.  In an effort to narrow things down though, here’s four local picks to fill your Friday through Monday evenings.  Enjoy.

Friday101X Homegrown Live Presents: Major Major Major’s Album Release Party at Cheer Up Charlies,with The Ghost Wolves, Soaked and Magic Rockers of Texas.  Go celebrate the arrival of MMM’s debut LP, PG-13 Movie!

SaturdayEast Cameron Folkcore’s European Tour Tickoff Party at Barracuda with The Eastern Sea and Belcurve.  Go properly send off one of Austin’s best bands!

SundayUVH’s Album Release Party at Barracuda with Ringo Deathstarr, Crooked Bands and Xetas.  Go check out one of Austin’s up and coming acts and grab a copy of their debut, Last Fruit!

Monday101X Homegrown Live Presents: Tele Novella’s Album Release Party/Halloween Ball at Barracuda with Big Bill, Deep Time and Pollen Rx.  Go indulge in lots of Halloween fun and pick up a copy of Tele Novella’s rad new album, House of Souls!

PS – In case you don’t know this already, I host 101X Homegrown.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Basketball Shorts, Too Built to Spill at the Mohawk
- Reverend Horton Heat, Jello Biafra, Lucky Tubb at the Continental Club

Thursday
- The Well at Waterloo Records
- El Ten Eleven, Bayonne at the Mohawk
- Hola Beach, Extra Spooky, Strange Mother at Cheer Up Charlies
- Blue Healer, The Ballroom Thieves, Sounds del Mar at the Parish
- Quiet Company, Criminal Birds, One Red Martian at Empire Control Room
- Sip Sip at Empire Control Room
- Still Corners at Stubb’s
- Nina Diaz at 3ten ACL Live
- Reverend Horton Heat, El Vez, Los Skarnales at the Continental Club

Friday:
- Of Montreal, Teen at the Mohawk
- Caspian, The Appleseed Cast at The Sidewinder
- Megafauna, Greenbeard, Think No Think, Brother Sister Hex at Hotel Vegas
- The Head and the Heart, Declan McKenna at Stubb’s
- San Saba County at Stubb’s
- Reverend Horton Heat, El Vez, Teddy & the Talltops at the Continental Club
- The Pharcyde, Riders Against the Storm, Phranchyze, ZEALE, Clemits at Antone’s

Saturday:
- Kishi Bashi, Laura Gibson at the Mohawk
- Astronautalis, Ceschi & Factor Chandelier, Transit at The Sidewinder
- Hidden Ritual, Family/Boonesburo Mashup, Attic Ted at The Monstrosity Gallery
- Beats Antique, Thriftworks, Holiday Mountain at Emo’s
- The Head and the Heart, Declan McKenna at Stubb’s
- Roky Erickson & The Hounds of Baskerville, Jesse Vain and the Happy Hour, Holiness Movement, Dark Palaces, Tennessee Stiffs, Royal Velvetee, DJ Fontana, DJ Scissorhans at Wolfshield Ranch
- Reverend Horton Heat, Deke Dickerson, The LeRoi Brothers at the Continental Club
- Brown Sabbath at the Scoot Inn
- Morris Day & The Time, The Suffers at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Sunday:
- Nina Diaz at Waterloo Records
- Dicks, Cunto, Black Irish Texas, Blind Pets at Grizzly Hall
- Reverend Horton Heat, Deke Dickerson, The Bellfuries at the Continental Club

Monday:
- Dicks, Starving Wolves at Grizzly Hall
- She Wants Revenge, The Dig at the Mohawk
- Moonsicles, Obsolete Machines, TIME, Tres Oui, DJ Malika at The Sidewinder
- Drakulas, Vampyre, Ghetto Ghouls at the Mohawk
- Sip Sip, Slomo Drags, Whiite Walls, Stiletto Feels, Flavor Raid, Dance Sinatra at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Pretenders at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Tuesday:
- Brownout at Waterloo Records
- Growl, A. Sinclair, The Sour Notes, Gutter Glitter at Hotel Vegas
- Evanescence at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

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Show Of The Week

October 19, 2016

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To be honest, the show that I’m most excited about this week is Taylor Swift on Saturday during the F1 USGP out at Circuit of the Americas.  I’m going to go sing my head off, folks.  Seriously.  Anyhow, I realize that spectacle isn’t quite a “walk-up” kind of gig, so here’s a more accessible pick – Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong) at the Mohawk on Friday.  The band’s 2016 self titled album has a warped-Interpol-sound going for it, and it’s been a favorite of mine over the last few months.  Methyl Ethyl are set to open.  Go indulge.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Click Clack, Chipper Jones, Grosser, Rock Samson, Corduroi at Cheer Up Charlies
- Neon Indian, Orthy at the Mohawk
- Trails and Ways, Growl, MCG at the Mohawk

Thursday:
- Shellshag, Ghost Knife, Bum Out, The Gospel Truth at Barracuda
- Ryley Walker, Circuit De Yeux at the Mohawk
- AraabMuzik, Sip Sip at Empire Control Room

Friday:
- Roses, The Halfways, The Dizzease, Methodrone, Mamalarky at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Otis The Destroyer, The Beans, The Continuums at Lamberts
- Tameca Jones, Dylan Bishop at the Continental Club
- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Saturday:
- US Weekly, B Boys, Lung Letters, Quin Galavis at Hotel Vegas
- Balance & Composure, Foxing, Mercury Girls at the Mohawk
- Night Drive, Missio, The Flying Turns at Austin Roller Rink
- My Education, Obscured by Echoes, Speaking Suns, Coattails, Glassing, HI and the Hometeam, More Eaze, Nicolas Azlon at Fine Southern Gentlemen
- Sour Bridges, The Gents, Star Parks at the Parish
- Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Basketball Shorts, Soaked, Planet Manhood at The Swan Dive
- Decade Show, Gentlemen Rogues, Zest of Yore, The Reploids at the Carousel Lounge
- Vintage Trouble at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Sunday:
- The Well, Mondo Drag, Communion, Crypt Trip at Hotel Vegas
- Danny Brown, Maxo Kream, ZelooperZ at Emo’s
- Usher, The Roots at Austin360 Amphitheater

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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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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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Show Of The Week

February 24, 2016

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There are so many great shows set to happen this week that I couldn’t narrow them down to just one particular recommendation.  I did, however, get my list cut to two.  My first selection is this Friday at Sidewinder, where the great Protomartyr will be joined by two of Austin’s finest punk acts – Spray Paint and Xetas.  The second gig is Saturday at Barracuda, where post-punk extraordinaires Mind Spiders are headlining a bill that also includes Manhunt, Jared Leibowich (The Zoltars) and Endless Youth.  Go to both and get more high quality rock than you probably deserve.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- The Halfways, Sho Galago at Hotel Vegas
- “Witness: An Evening of Music, Photographs and Stories from Pre-War Syria” with Jason Hamacher

Thursday:
- White Denim at Beerland
- Protextor, Secret Levels, Dat Boy Supa, Muggzy Flows at Barracuda
- Radiation City, Deep Sea Diver at The Sidewinder
- Lomelda, Julia Lucille, Claire Morales, Dwight Smith, Cowboy Crisis at Hotel Vegas
- Young Mammals, Loteria, Muah, Dude Elsberry at the Hole in the Wall
- MUTEMATH, Nothing But Thieves at Emo’s

Friday:
- Jonly Bonly, The Sheiks, John Wesley Coleman, Jean, Street Dads at Hotel Vegas
- Holy Wave , Hidden Ritual, Tele Novella, Lake of Fire, Typical Girls, Al Lover at Barracuda
- MCG, Summer Salt, Alex Napping, Lomelda, Moji at Cheer Up Charlies
- Golden Dawn Arkestra, Riders Against the Storm, Heart and Soul Soundsystem DJs at the Mohawk
- Chipper Jones/Chris Lopez, Wire Nest, Tidals at the Mohawk

Saturday:
- Golden Dawn Arkestra, Annabelle Chairlegs, Dallas Acid, The Sun Machine, DJ Chiquita Bombita at the Mohawk
- Lochness Mobsters, Adult Books, Rotten Mangos, Mean Jolene at Hotel Vegas

Sunday:
- Big Bill at End of an Ear

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Show Of The Week

February 17, 2016

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While I’m excited about White Denim’s underplay at Hotel Vegas tomorrow night, my “show eyes” are totally focused on Carly Rae Jepsen at ACL Live on Saturday.  Admittedly, for so very long I only thought of her as the Call Me Maybe girl, but then she put out the fantastic E-MO-TION (it made my top albums list last year) and it just smashed that designation all to pieces.  Now I want to see if she can increase my level of adoration by impressing in a live setting.  Join me on the adventure.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Robert Delong, Colours at the Parish
- MC Chris, Nathan Anderson at Empire Control Room

Thursday:
- White Denim, Pie Fi Pizza DJs at Hotel Vegas
- Sweet Talk, Midnight Reruns, Mitch Frazier & His Radiation, SXSW, Hyperreals, Izzy Cox at Beerland
- Protextor, Secret Levels, Ben Buck, Malik at Barracuda
- Robert Delong, Colours at the Parish

Friday:
- Ty Segall & the Muggers, CFM at the Mohawk
- Eagle Claw, Party Wizard, Woodgrain, OMGWTFBBQ at Barracuda
- Beacon, Natasha Kmeto at the Parish
- Other Lovers, Trashy and the Kid, Boss Battle at The Swan Dive
- Harvest Thieves, Croy and the Boys, Little Mikey & the Soda Jerks at ABGB

Saturday:
- A Giant Dog, Magna Carta, Moving Panoramas, Purple, Sailor Poon, Lowin, Tinnarose, AMA, TITS, Madd Comrades, JEFF, Mama K and the Shades at Barracuda
- RJD2, Wrestlers, Boombaptist at Empire Garage
- Wilcat Apollo, Boxing Lesson, The Human Circuit, Toma at Empire Control Room
- Knifight, My Education, Violinda at ABGB

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Show Of The Week

February 10, 2016

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I normally like to go local or small when it comes to my main pick for this column, but this week I couldn’t help but be fixated on the show that’s going down at Stubb’s tomorrow night.  The tour is called Summer Is Forever II, and the lineup features three acts that have made plenty of appearance here at SOTO – Wavves, Best Coast and Cherry Glazerr.  I’m expecting it to be be a fun night.  Be there.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Jessica Lea Mayfield at the Cactus Cafe

Thursday:
- The Murder City Devils, Sweet Spirit, Caskets at the Mohawk
- Protextor, Secret Levels, Scuare, Hermit Kingdom at Barracuda
- The Blistering Speeds, The Midgetmen at Indian Roller Boutique Roadhouse

Friday:
- Riders Against the Storm, Subkulture Patriots, Cake, Brenden Foster, Mama Duke, DJ Zetroc at The Sidewinder
- Moving Panoramas, Telepods, Daniel Francis Doyle & The Dreams, Teenage Cavegirl at Hotel Vegas
- Zettajoule, Slomo Drags, Major Major Major, Star Parks, The Holy Child, Feline & Strange, The David Ruffins at The Blackheart

Saturday:
- Flesh Lights, Manhunt, Sweet Talk, Runnin’ with Pendejos, Mike Melendi, DJ’s Tweey and Sara O at Hotel Vegas
- The Eastern Sea, Good Field, Lomelda, Grand Child, Early Internet, Molly Burch, Scenery at The Sidewinder
- Isaiah the Mosaic, Shmu, Food Group, Red Comet 3 at the Mohawk

Sunday:
- The Happen-Ins, The Ghost Wolves at Stubb’s

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Show Of The Week

February 3, 2016

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This weekend features the first Homegrown Live that I get to host (I just took over the radio show 101X Homegrown), and I’m really excited about it.  So, if you love me, you’ll head over to the inside stage at the Mohawk on Saturday to watch Cross Record celebrate the release of their album Wabi-Sabi (out now on Ba Da Bing Records).  I’ve been pouring over the atmospheric LP throughout the last couple of weeks, and I’m totally in love with it.  Adam Torres and Nadia will open the evening.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Shearwater, Marmalakes at The North Door
- Big Eyes, Flesh Lights, Old Soul, Crocodile at Cheer Up Charlies

Thursday:
- Protextor, Secret Levels, Crew54, KB at Barracuda
- Lochness Mobsters, Hidden Ritual, Lake of Fire, The Be Helds at Hotel Vegas
- Matt Hines (of The Eastern Sea), Rain Collectors, Twin Brother, Old Earth at the Mohawk
- Tele Novella at The Badlands
- Bully, Diet Cig at the Parish
- Canvas People, The Cover Letter, Taylor & the Wild Now at Stubb’s
- Reservations, Grey Lakes, Darkbird, Wildcat Apollo at Stay Gold

Friday:
- The Zoltars, Faux Ferocious, Soda, Major Major Major at Hotel Vegas
- Tele Novella, Lowin, Devin Jake at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- I Love the 90′s with Salt-N-Pepa with Spinderella, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Kid ‘n Play, All 4 One, Young MC at Cedar Park Center

Saturday:
- Yo La Tengo, Dave Schramm at Hogg Auditorium
- Christian Bland and the Revelators, Annabelle Chairlegs, Kay Odyssey, Two Lips at Hotel Vegas
- Riverboat Gamblers, Sweet Talk, Bad Sports, Easy Prey, Drakulas, Gentlemen Rogues, Broken Gold at The Sidewinder
- Jukebox the Ghost, The Family Crest at the Mohawk
- P.T. Banks, Tinnarose, Lomelda at Stubb’s
- The Sour Notes, Borrisokane at Indian Roller Boutique Roadhouse

Sunday:
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lower Dens at Emo’s

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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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Show Of The Week

January 20, 2016

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This Saturday you should head to ABGB for Modern Outsider’s Five Year Anniversary Spectacular!  The show is FREE and has a bill that consists of three great Austin acts – Moving Panoramas (total up and comers), The Calm Blue Sea (a motley group of post-rockers who rarely play anymore) and Dana Falconberry (she’s always fantastic).  Plus, you’ll have a chance to thank and/or laugh at Chip and Erin – the main brains behind Modern Outsider – for daring to run a record label.  Don’t miss out!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- The Sun Machine, Halfways, Rotten Mangos at Hotel Vegas
- Super Thief, Burnt Skull, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Oozer at Beerland

Thursday:
- Nic Armstrong & The Thieves, Mamahawk, Elijah Ford at Stubb’s
- X_X, Obnox, Coma in Algiers, Marriage at Barracuda

Friday:
- Summer Salt at End of an Ear
- The Soft Moon, VIDEO at the Parish
- Sounds Del Mar, Cartwright at Hotel Vegas
- BUHU, Whit, Zettajoule, Ghostbunny, Good Talk, JT Kelley at Cheer Up Charlies
- Possessed by Paul James at Lamberts
- American Sharks, The Lochness Mobsters, Leather Girls, Loteria at the Sahara Lounge
- Saintseneca, Des Ark at the Mohawk

Saturday:
- The Gary, The Ex-Optimists, Economy Island at the Hole in the Wall
- The Sour Notes, Royal Forest, My Golden Calf, Honey and Salt at Cheer Up Charlies
- BLXPLTN, NGHT HCKLRS, Basketball Shorts at The Swan Dive
- The Vanity, Megafauna, Matt Gilmour’s Patient Wolf at Lamberts
- Futurebirds, Susto at the Parish

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