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Show Of The Week

November 11, 2015


Yeah yeah yeah, Fun Fun Fun just wrapped and I get that you’re more than happy to sit on your couch and watch TV, but you have to get back out there.  More specifically, you need to get back out there tonight.  Even more specifically, you have to go to the Mohawk, as both the outside and inside stage are loaded with rad acts.

Outside you’ll find Youth Lagoon and Moon King.  The former’s latest album, Savage Hills Ballroom, is one of my favorite releases of the year, and I’m really looking forward to hearing songs off it live.  Openers Moon King are also currently working a new album, Secret Life, and I think their crisp, pop sound should make them worth showing up early for.

Once Youth Lagoon and Moon King are done outside, you’ll be able to head inside for a loud, fun time with Shopping and locals Feral Future and Xetas.

That’s five bands for $18.  Talk about a deal!  Do it.

Doors are at 6:30pm for the outside stage.

By the way, if you want, you can only buy a ticket for the inside show.  That’ll run you $12.  Doors are at 9pm.

More recommended shows!

- Keep Shelly in Athens, Babes at Empire Control Room
- Ghetto Ghouls, US Weekly, Phantom Head, New Berlin at Hotel Vegas
- Blue Healer at The Sidewinder
- Ruby Fray, Guts Club, Devin James Fry, Real Live Tigers at Cheer Up Charlies

- Health, Pictureplane at the Mohawk
- The Sour Notes, Austin Leonard Jones, Basketball Shorts, Bitter Birds at Hotel Vegas
- Wiretree, Suburban Slang at Lamberts

- Daniel Francis Doyle & the Dreams, Ego, Que Pasa?, Polio Club at Hotel Vegas
- Deafheaven, Tribulation at the Mohawk

- Star Parks at Hotel Vegas

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Show Of The Week

November 4, 2015


This week I’m cheating and counting Fun Fun Fun Fest as the “show” of the week.  Sorry not sorry!

During the day head down to the fest and see SOTO favs like Chvrches, Future Islands, Toro y Moi, Mikal Cronin, Viet Cong, Parquet Courts, Doomtree, Speedy Ortiz, Slow Magic, Joanna Gruesome, Bill Callahan, A Giant Dog, Tele Novella and tons more, and then bounce out of the park in the evening and go engage in the FFF Nites shows (see down below for recommendations).  Passes on sale now.  Do it.

Below are my Laird-approved FFF Nites shows!  You will more than likely find me at one or all of them every night, so be sure to say hello.  By the way, don’t forget that if you have a FFF pass, you get in for free!

- Slow Magic, Giraffage, Daktyl, Bayonne, Slooom at the Parish
- King Khan & BBQ Show, The Bad Lovers at The Sidewinder
- Converge, Nothing, Creepoid, Cult Leader at the Mohawk

- Fuzz, Mikal Cronin, OBN III’s at the Mohawk
- Title Fight, Alex G, Girlpool at 611 E. 7th St. (Red 7)
- La Dispute, Pity Sex, Wildhoney, Joanna Gruesome at 611 E. 7th St. (Red 7)

- Future Islands, Alvvays, Moving Panoramas at The Sidewinder
- Viet Cong, Future Death, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes at The Sidewinder
- Fucked Up, OFF!, Mutoid Man at 611 E. 7th St. (Red 7)

- Doomtree, Har Mar Superstar, Protextor at The Sidewinder
- Parquet Courts, NOTS at the Parish
- Speedy Ortiz, Think No Think at 611 E. 7th St. (Red 7)

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Show Of The Week

October 21, 2015


Another week, another great FREE show at ABGB.  Get out there this Saturday!  Pop darlings Sweet Spirit, who just put out their very solid debut LP Cokomo, are set to headline the evening.  I really love watching them play.  Also on the bill, the trash poet John Wesley Coleman III, who this week is releasing a new album titled Greatest Hits, and rockers Lowin, who just recently signed to Nine Mile Records and are currently working on new material.  Should be a rad one.  Have fun!

More recommended shows!

Blitzen Trapper, The Domestics at the Parish
Acid King, The Well at The Sidewinder

Spray Paint, Hidden Ritual, Troller, US Weekly at Hotel Vegas
Megafauna, Orange Porridge, The Boxing Lesson, Kay Odyssey, The Cuckoos at Empire Control Room
My Morning Jacket, Fruit Bats at the Austin Music Hall
Passion Pit, DJ Ruckus at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Jared Zoltar, Rachel Badger, Daniel Francis Doyle at Beerland
Gang of Four, The New Regime at the Parish
Holy Wave, Moving Panoramas, Froth, Dirty Ghosts at Hotel Vegas
Dana Falconberry, Matt the Electrician, Little Brave at the Mohawk
My Morning Jacket, Fruit Bats at the Austin Music Hall
Snoop Dogg at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Matt Pond PA, Laura Stevenson at The North Door
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires at the Mohawk
Return of Weird City at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
Lionel Richie, The Suffers at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Elton John and His Band at Austin360 Amphitheater

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Show Of The Week

October 14, 2015


There’s plenty of shows worth paying to get into this week (see below for that list), but there’s no real reason to get all caught up in that when you can see local wonders Bop English and Good Field for FREE at ABGB on Friday.  Bang.

If you don’t already know, Bop English is James Petralli (of White Denim), and his debut LP, Constant Bop, is one of my favorite releases of the year.  Good Field also recently put out a super solid album titled Future Me.  So, that’s two high quality bands playing all sorts of fresh material.  Be there.  Starts at 9pm.

More recommendations!

- Battles, Buke and Gase at the Mohawk
- Dead Meadow, Lord Buffalo, Holy Wave, Greenbeard at Empire Control Room
- Xetas, Flesh Lights, False Idol, Space Battle, Kevin O’Neal Fitzsimmons at Beerland
- Garbage, Torres at Stubb’s
- Say Hi, Telekinesis at Stubb’s

- Grape St., Growl, Major Major Major, AMA, Magic Rockers of Texas at Cheer Up Charlies

- Small Black, Painted Palms at The Sidewinder
- Jr Jr, Hippo Campus at the Mohawk

- Quiet Company, Stukenberg, Chakra Khan, Letting Up Despite Great Faults at The Sidewinder
- Widowspeak at Lamberts
- Octopus Project, Crooks on Tape, Bob Schriner at the Mohawk
- Technicolor Hearts, Pageantry, Botany at the Mohawk
- Computer Magic at Stubb’s

- Red Fang, Whores, Wild Throne at the Mohawk
- The Polyphonic Spree at Emo’s
- Loretta Lynn at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

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Show Of The Week

October 7, 2015


ACL is one again set to reign supreme this weekend, but if you need something smaller, there’s still plenty of shows going down outside of the fest that will surely be great.  I’m all about two album release parties that are happening – Grape St. at Hotel Vegas on Friday, Sweet Talk at the same venue the following night – but mostly I have my eyes on The Sword at the Mohawk on Saturday.  I love them to death, but if I’m honest, their new album, High Country, has yet to fully grow on me, and I’m super curious to see if the songs play better live.  Hopefully so!

Kadavar and All Them Witches will open the show.  Tickets are $25.  Snatch some up here.

CONTEST: If you’d like to win a pair of guest list spots for the show, just leave a comment, send me an email or yell at me – @SideOneTrackOne – on Twitter.  I’ll pick a winner on Friday.

More shows for you!

- Mother Falcon at Empire Control Room
- Shakey Graves, The London Souls at Stubb’s

- Superhumanoids at the Mohawk
- The Well, Ruby The Hatchet, Fogg, Mothership at The Lost Well
- Leon Bridges at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Sylvan Esso, Flock of Dimes at Emo’s

- Grape St, Think Lizzy at Hotel Vegas
- Band of Horses, Bee Caves at Stubb’s
- Kali Uchis, DJ Mel, Franco V at Vulcan Gas Company
- Bill Ball with CAPYAC, Big Bill, Critical Dad, Daniel Francis Doyle and the Dreams, Mean Jolene, Party Plants, Pataphysics, Pollen RX, Popper Burns, Sailor Poon, Slugbug, Teenage Cavegirl, We Are Not Men at The Swan Dive

- Sweet Talk, Borzoi, Nameless Frames, False Idol at Hotel Vegas
- Ditch The Fest Fest with Sphynx, Mindz of a Different Kind, Milezo, Velo, Shmu, Cartright, The Deer, Eyelid Kid, Young Tounge, Corduroi, Space Camp Death Squad, Sun Machine, Eujitsu + Crew, Jane Claire, Mylk Weed, Major Major Major, The Halfways, Tapes, Somebody Parts, Batty Jr., Zettajoule, Blk Morals, Toma, Hello Ocho at Empire Control Room

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Show Of The Week

September 30, 2015


ACL takes over Austin this weekend, and I totally get it if that’s where all of your attention is set to go.  However, I don’t think it would hurt if you took a moment to look ahead to Fun Fun Fun, and that’s why I’m highly recommending that you attend the fest’s Rock & Bowl Club House at Austin Saengerrunde this Friday.  Three SOTO favs are playing – Shannon And The Clams, Cool Ghouls, Tele Novella – and there will be free bowling, vintage arcade games, chill zones, give aways and a lots more.  Sounds like a blast to me.  $10 to get in.  Grab tix here.

Here are some other shows I’d consider attending …

- Wilco, William Tyler at Stubb’s
- Teen Daze, Heavenly Beat at Stubb’s

- The Mynabirds, Bad Hats, Moving Panoramas at the Mohawk
- Brand New, Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine And The Goddamn Band at Emo’s
- Leopold And His Fiction, In The Whale at Stubb’s

- A Giant Dog, Slim Twig, Milezo at The Sidewinder
- Helmet at the Mohawk
- TV On The Radio, Boots at Emo’s
- Leon Bridges at the Parish

- Golden Dawn Arkestra, Think No Think, CAPYAC, Wonderbitch, Brendan Bond, GoodFieldHotelApperations, The Blind Owls, DJ Chiquita Bombita at the Mohawk
- The Decemberists, Olivia Chaney at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Royal Blood, Bass Drum of Death at Emo’s
- Ditch The Fest Fest with Hikes, Sip Sip, Chipper Jones, Click Clack, Mobley, Dezorah, Sometimes a Legend, The Human Circuit, Hovvdy, Comforter, Artificial Earth Machine, Hooky, Good Talk, Tamarron, Rikroshi, Food Group, Cactopus, Patch, The Love Sprockets, Mean Girls, Trouble in the Streets, Caterwaulrus, Alaska, Dreamboat at Empire Control Room

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Show Of The Week

September 23, 2015


The good folks at Do512 have gone and built a crafty app for themselves, and this Saturday they’ll be celebrating the release of it at Empire Control Room & Garage with White Denim, Christian Bland & The Revelators, Gloves Collective and Yelo.  You have to be there.  Not only is the app good and totally worth supporting, but my favs White Denim are playing!  They’ve slowed things down due to members of the band being involved in other music-related gigs (Bop English, Leon Bridges), so it’s essentially a rare performance.  Don’t miss out.  RSVP for the show by downloading Do512′s new app.

CONTEST: If you prefer a more “guaranteed entry” kind of thing, you can enter to win a pair of fancy guest list spots through SOTO by sending an email HERE.  I’ll pick a winner Friday morning.

And now, more good shows!

Thee Oh Sees, Spray Paint, Future Death at Hotel Vegas
Destroyer, Jennifer Castle at the Mohawk
Ratatat, Hot Sugar at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Thundercat at Holy Mountain
Langhorne Slim & The Law at the Scoot Inn

This Will Destroy You at Holy Mountain

Hard Proof, Magna Carda, Major Major Major, Chipper Jones, Mobley at Holy Mountain
Budos Band at the Mohawk
Yonatan Gat, Tele Novella, Big Bill, The Harms, The Rotten Mangos at the Sahara Lounge
MS MR, Circa Waves, Crater at Emo’s

A Giant Dog, The Crack Pipes, Sleeping Pills at Hotel Vegas
Eagle Claw, Not in the Face, Feral Future, Tia Carrera, Destroyer of Light at Holy Mountain
Other Lovers, Jackie Venson, Ray Prim at The Blackheart
Blind Pets, ThinkNoThink at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

Mike and the Moonpies, East Cameron Folkcore, Harvest Thieves, Ben Ballinger at Holy Mountain

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Show Of The Week

September 16, 2015


I should be totally selfish this week and only tell you to come to the show I’m DJ’ing (it’s Thursday at Cheer Up Charlie’s for The Harms’ vinyl release show) or the next Red Bull Sound Select showcase I helped assemble (it’s Saturday at Sidewinder with The Black Lips), but for the sake of not making everything about me, I want all of you to focus on seeing Titus Andronicus, Spider Bags and Baked at Sidewinder on Sunday.  Titus’ latest album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, is a gem, and their raucous live show will make it easy to ignore the fact that you have to get up and go to work on Monday.  Plus, Spider Bags are really rad.  See you there!

BY THE WAY, you can enter to win a pair of guest list spots for the show on Sunday simply by sending me an email HERE with TITUS in the subject line.

More recommended shows for your eyes and ears.

- Diet Cig, Pleasure Venom at the Mohawk
- The Get Up Kids, The Hotelier, The Josh Berwanger Band at the Mohawk

- The Harms, Machete Western, Templo X, Pollen Rx at Cheer Up Charlies
- Laetitia Sadier, Deradoorian at Holy Mountain
- AJ Davila, Colleen Green, Jail, Bad Lovers, Que Pasa at Hotel Vegas

- Wavves, Twin Peaks, Swimmers at the Mohawk
- Mimicking Birds, Emily Wolfe at the Mohawk
- The Eastern Sea, Bad Dad and the Brunch People, Ramesh at Holy Mountain
- Big Scary at Stubb’s

- The Black Lips, Baby Baby, Sealion at The Sidewinder
- Sheer Mag, Glue at The Sidewinder
- Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Mirror Travel at the Parish
- Chelsea Wolfe, Wovenhand at the Mohawk
- RF Shannon, Jess Williamson, Adam Torres, Cross Record, The Dan Ryan at the Mohawk
- Ringo Deathstarr, Wildcat Apollo, Moving Panoramas, Hollow Trees at Hotel Vegas
- Holiday Mountain, Big Bill, Hikes at Holy Mountain
- ISHI, Leach, MAAJR at The Swan Dive
- Shivery Shakes, Star Parks at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

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Show Of The Week

September 9, 2015


Saturday is mega-packed when it comes to quality shows (see below), and I have no idea which one you should attend.  Maybe just run between all of them throughout the night?  I don’t know.  Also, I won’t be in town and will be missing all of it, so I’m admittedly pretending that none of it is actually happening.

Now about Friday, I expect to see you all at Holy Mountain for The Tontons, Fat Tony and Wrestlers.  The lineup is diverse – rock, rap and dance – and each of the acts easily rank as some of Houston’s best.  Not to mention it’s September, which means that we nearing the end of Holy Mountain’s existence.  Yikes!  So come out, indulge in an all-Houston jam session, hug the Holy Mountain staff and let’s have some fun.

Tix are $10 if buy them early, $13 at the door.  OR, if you want, you can WIN guest list spots through SOTO.  Just shoot an email HERE with HOUSTON in the subject line.  I’ll pick a winner on Friday!

Full Disclosure – I’m also excited for Friday’s show because I’ve worked with all of the acts through my gig at Red Bull Sound Select.  It’ll definitely be rad to have them in one place so that I can high five the hell out of them.

More good shows!

- The Hood Internet, Neiliyo, Car Stereo (Wars) at Holy Mountain
- Numerators, Ghetto Ghouls, Que Pasa?, Y’all, New Berlin at Hotel Vegas

- Sweet Spirit, Plastic Pinks, Street Dads at Hotel Vegas
- The Heavenly States at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Modern Medicine, Tapajenga, Ruby Fray, Black Balsam at the Mohawk

- El Ten Eleven, Sego at the Mohawk
- Migrant Kids, Animal Spirit, Hikes, Blind Owls at Hotel Vegas
- The Zoltars, Mom Jeans, The Really Rottens, Basketball Shorts, Lake of Fire, Leather Girls at Hotel Vegas
- Applied Pressure with Keeper, Chorizo Funk at Holy Mountain
- SHMU, The Big Fists, Corduroi vs. Symbol, Chipper Jones, Dana Falconberry, Black Books, Isaiah the Mosaic, Future Death, SleepOver (DJ set), BLXPLTN at Empire Control Room
- MCG, Rose Selavy, Young Girls, Templo X, Tres Oui, Summer Salt, Shivery Shakes, Polio Club, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, She Sir at Cheer Up Charlies

- The Tallest Man on Earth, Lady Lamb at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- The Early Stages, Rabbit Fist, Idle Declasse at the Sahara Lounge

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Show Of The Week

September 2, 2015


Because it’s a holiday weekend there’s a good chance that things will be a bit chaotic downtown.  If that doesn’t sound particularly inviting to you, then here’s a great alternative plan – head to ABGB (Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.) on Saturday to see the trash poet himself John Wesley Coleman III, SOTO-favs The Sour Notes and the buzzy indie pop act Rose Selavy.  It’s FREE, and there’s quality food and beer to be had (this part isn’t free, but you’ll be fine).  Have a blast.

If you’re down for whatever this weekend, here are some other shows worth catching.

- Miracles of Modern Science, Blue Healer, Slomo Drags at the Spiderhouse Ballroom

- A Giant Dog, Drakulas, Borzoi at The Sidewinder
- The Eastern Sea, The Loblolly Boy, DJ Jake Brice at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Quiet Company, A. Sinclair, Demitasse at Holy Mountain
- Dark Rooms, The Clouds Are Ghosts, Neosho at the Mohawk
The Rich Hands, Lochness Mobsters, Loteria, Mad Maude & The Hatters, The Bolos at Hotel Vegas

- Quiet Company, Otis The Destroyer, Suburban Slang at Holy Mountain
- Purity Ring at the Austin Music Hall

- Ex Cult, Dikes of Holland, Ghetto Ghouls, Ladywolf at Hotel Vegas
- The Donkeys, The Happen-Ins, Buxton at Holy Mountain
- The Early Stages, Austi, Mitch Frazier and the Radiation at the Sahara Lounge

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Show Of The Week

August 26, 2015


There are some big, attractive shows set for this week – 101X Homegrown Live tomorrow night, Belle And Sebastian and Mos Def on Friday, the Lonestar Beer Texas Heritage Festival on Saturday – but my main recommendation is that you focus on heading to Hotel Vegas on Saturday night.  There are five bands – FIVE! – that will be there rocking and sweating the night away.  A Giant Dog, Flesh Lights and Hundred Visions are all loud and fun and have been mentioned here at SOTO a ton of times, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes are a buzzy punk act that should have been on SOTO by now, and Negative Scanner (the only non-Austin act on the bill) are a band that SOTO’s own Noah Sanders recently fell in love with. Sounds like a can’t miss night to me.  Go and indulge.

:A Giant Dog – All I Wanted:
:Negative Scanner – Would You Rather:
:Flesh Lights – Just About Due:
:Hundred Visions – You’re Gonna Cut Me Loose:
:Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes – Hot Shoes:

It’s Austin, so there’s always more to see.  Here are some other recommendations.

- 101X Homegrown Live with Sphynx, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Shivery Shakes, Alex Napping, Gold Beach, Slomo Drags, Young Tongue, Tamarron, Velo at Empire Control Room
- Carry Illinois, Lindsey Verrill, Marijuana Sweet Tooth, Rain Collectors at Holy Mountain

- Red 7 Closing Party with Nashville Pussy, Riverboat Gamblers, Valient Thorr, Crimson Devils, Spray Paint, Sweet Talk
- Belle and Sebastian, Wild Moccasins at ACL Live
- Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def): Black on Both Sides (15 Year Anniversary Tour) at the Mohawk
- Birdcloud, Moving Panoramas at the Mohawk

- Lonestar Beer Texas Heritage Festival with Old 97s, Black Angels, Grupo Fantasma, Dale Watson, LaTasha Lee & the Black Ties at Fair Market
- BLXPLTN, Ease Them Pistols at the Hole in the Wall
- Ghost Wolves at ABGB

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Show Of The Week

August 19, 2015


You have to go to Red 7 this Friday to see Screaming Females.  The band’s latest LP, Rose Mountain, is one of the best rock (and overall) albums to come out in 2015, and they really rip it up live.  Also on the bill is Vacation (labelmates with Screaming Females), Ghost Knife (Mike Wiebe of Riverboat Gamblers) and Kitten Crisis.  The show will be all kinds of loud.  Don’t miss it.

Doors at 9pm. Tickets are $12.

By the way, if you’d like to win a pair of guest list spots for the show, just leave a comment here or shoot me an email.  I’ll pick a winner Friday morning!

Other shows worth checking out …

- Mother Falcon, RF Shannon, Quintessential Clarinet Quintet at The North Door
- Super Thief, Tunic, Xetas, Back Legs at Beerland
- Chipper Jones, Hovvdy, Bent Denim at the Scoot Inn

- Daniel Johnston at the Mohawk
- Pageantry, Feverbones, Royal Forest, Telegraph Canyon at the Mohawk
- Ramesh, Roses, The Sour Notes, Moving Panoramas at Hotel Vegas
- Mother Falcon, Taft, Monte at Empire Control Room
- Tera Melos, Future Death at the Parish
- East Cameron Folkcore, Town Hall Devils, Micah Schnabel, Foul Mouth Evangelists at Red 7
- The Black and White Years, The Cover Letter, Sons of Santos, Canvas People, Mattresses at Cheer Up Charlies

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Show Of The Week

August 12, 2015


Technically I’m super highlighting two shows in this week’s column, but they’re both on the same night and they’re both FREE, which means I can consider them to be one rad experience.  So, tomorrow evening, I recommend that you start at Shady Grove with The Suffers, who will be playing KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove.  They go on a 8pm!  If you like soul music, you shouldn’t miss them.  Once they’re done, my recommendation is that you then make the jump to Holy Mountain.  Starting at 9pm, I’ll be there playing 90s rock tunes before and around a set that will feature a bunch of rad locals performing Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream from front to back.  That’s a totally fun and FREE Thursday night.  Join me for all of it.

Other shows you could go to this week!

- Blue Healer, Say Girl Say, Slomo Drags at Lamberts

- The Velvet Teen, Young Tongue, Bright Like The Sun at Holy Mountain
- Rocky Votolato, Dave Hause, Chris Farren at Red 7

- A. Sinclair, John Wesley Coleman III at Radio Coffee & Beer
- METZ, Big Ups, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes at Red 7
- La Luz, Will Sprott, Kay Odyssey at the Mohawk
- Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, football etc., Alex Napping at Holy Mountain
- Party Girl, Annabelle Chairlegs, Sailor Poon, The Daddy Os at Hotel Vegas
- Corduroi, Learning Secrets, Gost, Royal Forest at Vulcan Gas Company
- Letting Up Despite Great Faults, 3D Friends, NeonNoah at The Swan Dive

PS – Holy shit!  What’s up with Saturday?  Everyone is playing.

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Show Of The Week

August 5, 2015


For this week’s prime show recommendation I’m keeping it local with The Eastern Sea, Little Radar and Scenery at Red 7 this Friday.  When I saw The Eastern Sea last month they played quite a few new songs, and all of them were pretty great.  You should get some of that in your life.  Also, I’m pretty sure there will be plenty of new tunes to be had from both Little Radar and Scenery, and I’m guessing it will do you good to get in on that as well.  All local, all new!  Have fun.

Here are some other shows worth attending this week.

ThursdayCreepoid, Marriages, Ringo Deathstarr at Red 7
FridayCross Record, Rain Collectors, Wicker, Harrison Anderson at the Scoot Inn
Saturday – Man or Astroman?, Turbo Fruits at the Parish
Total Control, Radioactivity, Spray Paint at the Mohawk
SaturdayMoving Panoramas, Everything Fades, Grivo at Red 7
SaturdayReservations, Lomelda, Shivery Shakes at Empire Control Room

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Show Of The Week

July 29, 2015


Gorilla vs Bear 5 (with Jamie XX, Lower Dens, Bop English, Tei Shi, Yumi Zouma, Prince Innocence) looks like an amazing time, but it’s sold out.  You can’t go.  So, instead I think your goal this week should be joining me at Empire Control Room on Friday for the Red Bull Sound Select showcase with Jeff The Brotherhood, Novosti and Mirror Travel.  Yes, I work for RBSS and am probably being totally biased here, but I’m certain it’s going to be a rad show.  JTB are always great, Novosti have an interesting sound that I’m excited to check out live, and Mirror Travel will be putting on their first show in Austin in a good long while.  Also, I hired a magician as a host.  A magician!  Not to mention the show is in celebration of Waterloo Records’ 33 1/3 Anniversary.  This is all good stuff.  Be there.

PS – The show is $3 with an RSVP, but if you’d like to be on the guest list for it, just send me an email.  I have some extra spots I can giveaway!

Here’s a few other shows worth looking into this week.

ThursdayMagna Carda, Gina Chavez, Alesia Lani, Emily Wolfe at Holy Mountain
ThursdayRuby Fray, Julia Lucille, Besos de Lobos, Molly Burch, DJ Moe Zilla at Hotel Vegas
FridayGood Graeff at Holy Mountain
SaturdayGhetto Ghouls, Flesh Lights, US Weekly, Decider at Hotel Vegas
Saturday101X Homegrown with Major Major Major, Migrant Kids, Good Talk, Desert Culture at Empire Control Room
SaturdayDanny Malone, Matt Hines, Ben Ballinger at Holy Mountain
SundayThe Gary, Benko, San Saba County at Cheer Up Charlies

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