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Show Of The Week

January 13, 2016

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Barracuda is the place to be this week, as all of its show are FREE!  If you only have the energy to get out for one night though, then my recommendation is that you head to the recently opened club on Saturday for The Zoltars, Party Girl, Basketball Shorts and Mean Jolene.  All four bands have super catchy tunes and each act is just noisy enough to keep you moving so that you don’t get cold.  Now get out there and have some fun.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Think No Think, Sweat Lodge, Hard Dads, Magic Rockers of Texas at Barracuda

Thursday:
- Tanlines at the Mohawk
- Emily Wolfe, Zac Kellog at Stubb’s
- Total Abuse, Xetas, Skeleton at Barracuda
- Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, Elephant Revival at ACL Live

Friday:
- Ringo Deathstarr, Annabelle Chairlegs, Hollow Trees at Barracuda

Saturday:
- Booher, The Villas, Gloves Intl., Young Girls at Hotel Vegas
- Ruby Fray, The Sour Notes, Que Pasa? at the Mohawk
- Armstrong Leigh, Blue Healer at Lamberts
- The Return of Weird City with Hermit Kingdom, Crew54, Ben Buck BeatBox vs. McNasty Tie Dye, LNS Crew, Chief and The Doomsday Device, Magna Carda, KB the Boo Bonic, Scuare, Protextor/P-Tek, Anya, Brain (of SubKulture Patriots), No1mportant, Underdogz (Phraynkh P – Frank P. x Mainstreem), Feral the Earthworm, Big Mic Pereida, C.I.G, Sertified, Dat Boy Supa, Ruler Why, Clemits, Jae Jax Da Menace, Retr0gRaDe (Retr05pect + RuDi Devino), OT23, LaJIT, Tone Royal, Keith Corona, Nate, Space Camp Death Squad, DJ Recspect, Marcelandrie, DJ Burnzy at the Spiderhouse Ballroom

Sunday:
- The Able Sea, Cross Record, Future Museums at the Salvage Vanguard Theater

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Quickdraw: Reptar, The Zoltars, Other Lives, Makthaverskan, Slutever

February 10, 2015

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Reptar – Ice Black Sand:  I had to give this one some time to grow on me.  It’s certainly a quality pop tune, but it’s so tame, and I admittedly expect weirder, grander things from Reptar.  Lurid Glow is due out March 31 via Joyful Noise Recordings.

:The Zoltars – Sincere:  Here’s a new one from The Zoltars, one of Austin’s finest garage/psych rock acts.  I demand that everyone makes an effort to check out their self titled album when it arrives on February 24 via Happenin’ Records.

:Other Lives – Reconfiguration:  Other Lives are back with their first album since 2011′s Tamer Animals.  I think this first single may be the most interesting thing I’ve heard so far in 2015.  Rituals will be released on May 5 via TBD Records.

:Makthaverskan – Witness:  This Makthaverskan track sounds like something a less intense version of Savages would churn out.  I don’t mind.  On another note, I didn’t spend any time with the reissue of Makthaverskan II that came out last year.  I should do that.  You’ll be able to find this song in 7″ form on Record Store Day.

:Slutever – Open Wide:  Rachel Gagliardi and Nicole Snyder are the duo behind Slutever, and this catchy little number of theirs reminds me of early Land Of Talk.  Nicely done, ladies.  The Almost Famous EP is due out February 17.

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