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Show Of The Week

June 8, 2016

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Speedy Ortiz, The Good Life, Tancred.  I love all three of those bands, so I’m pretty jazzed that they’re together on one bill this Friday at Barracuda.  You’d be wise to not miss such a rad trifecta of indie rock, otherwise you may find yourself feeling hollow and dead inside.  OK, so the fallout from not attending probably won’t be quite that bad, but the show is going to be great, and you should try to be there.

By the way, if you’re thinking to yourself that three bands just isn’t enough for you this Friday, then I advise that you head to Beau’s Backyard at the Oasis.  I booked a show for 93.7 KLBJ that features The Ghost Wolves, Major Grizz and The Wild Now.  FREE!  Show will start promptly at 6:30pm, which is early enough for you to still be able to hit up Barracuda afterwards!  Come hang.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Hola Beach, Hunter Jones, Planet Manhood, Caroline Says at Cheer Up Charlies
- So So Glos, The Midgetmen, Honduras at The Sidewinder
- Scorpion Child, Eagle Claw, Bridge Farmers, DJ Tweedy at Barracuda
- Valient Thorr, Hammer Fight at The Sidewinder
- Ghost Wolves, Amplified Heat, BLXPTN at Hotel Vegas

Thursday:
- Fat Tony, Xetas, Future Blondes at Hotel Vegas
- The Hotelier, Told Slant, Loone at The Sidewinder

Friday:
- Summer Cannibals, Ghost Meet at The Sidewinder
- Young Girls, Quiet Kids, Shivery Shakes, Rose Selavy at Cheer Up Charlies
- Flesh Lights, Wet Ones, Lochness Mobsters, Adult Books, Goldbloom at Hotel Vegas

Saturday:
- Roses, Pollen Rx, Jared Leibowich, Pleasure Venom, Critical Dad at Cheer Up Charlies
- Rogue Wave, Floating Action at the Mohawk
- My Golden Calf, Royal Forest, Feverbones at the Mohawk
- Megafauna, Blockhead, Migrant Kids, Young Tongue, The Warplanes, Chasca, Empire Machines, Retr0grade, Opposite Day, Casual Strangers, The Dirty Heat, Perspectives on Energy at Empire Control Room
- Wussy, AWA, Residual Kid at the Spiderhouse Ballroom

Sunday:
- The Lovely Sparrows, Julia Lucille, Black Balsam at the Mohawk

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Throwback Thursday: Saddle Creek

May 15, 2014

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My Throwback Thursday for this week is the Saddle Creek 50 compilation.  Put together to celebrate the label’s 50th release, the effort has two songs (an album cut and one exclusively for the compilation) from each band that was on the roster in 2003.

Saddle Creek 50 helped jump start my still-strong love for the label.  At the time I was only aware of Cursive and Bright Eyes, so it was fun to discover both of their side projects - The Good Life and Desaparecidos – along with other stellar acts like Rilo Kiley, The Faint, and Azure Ray.  And they were all signed to the same roster!  Definitely an exciting time for the “just figuring out indie music” version of me.

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