Matt Pryor has evolved quite a bit to get to where he is now. Would you have believed me 10 years ago if I told you he’d be playing shows armed only with an acoustic guitar? Most of the vagrant punk followers would accuse you of mistaken identity and slap you around a bit. Believe it or not you old Get Up Kids die hards, that’s what Matt Pryor is all about nowadays. He went to being a pioneer in the pop-punk world to now being an extremely solid singer song writer who still inspires the young and old.
Show review and pictures after the jump
We recently read about this band, The Lord Dog Bird, on the NPR website and found their stuff quite interesting. The band is a stripped down side project of Colin McCann, who plays guitar for Baltimore rock band Wilderness. You can read more about The Lord Dog Bird or order the new self-titled album on the Jagjaguwar record label website. Newest single “The Gift of Song in the Lions Den” from Mr. McCann’s new solo act can be found below. Give it a few listens, and I’m sure you’ll learn to love it.
Download: The Lord Dog Bird – The Gift of Song in the Lions Den [MP3]
ATH favorite Black Joe Lewis will be taking the stage this Sunday at Waterloo park beginning at 4:00 PM. Combine that with more than one hundred gallons of hot sauce, and we think that you are pretty much set for the day. Admission for this fine event is free with 3 non-perishable food items. For more information and to see the other bands playing, check out the Austin Chronicle’s website.
Austin Town Hall chatted it up with Jesse and Kimberly of The Dutchess & The Duke before their acoustic set at Mohawk on Wednesday evening. Read the entire interview with the band after the jump.
Earlier in the summer we posted new single “Geraldine” by a Scotish band to keep your eye on, Glasvegas. If you enjoyed that tune, we’ve got another new song for you entitled “Daddy’s Gone”. Both songs will appear on a new album by the band due out in September. Scotland is free!
Download: Glasvegas – Daddys Gone [MP3]
Matt Pryor, formerly of The Get Up Kids & The New Amsterdams, will be showing his face at Stubbs in Austin on Saturday for 2 different events. The first set will feature an all ages show from Matt’s kid focused group, The Terrible Twos. Terrible Twos will be performing at 3pm with tickets running you $7.50. Later in the evening, Matt will play a solo set with doors at 9pm and tickets only costing you $12.00. Read more about Matt Pryor on his myspace page or check out our review of his latest album Confidence Man.
Mason Proper has some new stuff for ya that you can check out with a sweet mp3 below. “Lock and Key” is the title of the new song which will appear on the band’s latest effort Olly Oxen Free due out Sep. 23rd.
Download: Mason Proper – Lock and Key [MP3]
Two Melvins events going down on Friday we’d like to tell you about. First, the longtime rockers will be signing whatever your little heart desires at Waterloo Records around 5pm. The Waterloo website says no live music, only a signing. Shortly after the signing wraps up, The Melvins will break out the guitars and amps for the people at Emo’s Austin. Doors for the event are set for 9pm with opening act Big Business kicking the music off at 10pm. Tickets for the show are only $13 and can be had here.
Each week, we here at Austin Town Hall will be featuring one of the many great artists playing the late September Xemumba Latin Music Festival. This week, we cast the spotlight on Academicos da Opera. Academicos, a return act from last years Xemumba festival, are a group of about two or three dozen performers who will bring the pulse of Brazil, Samba, to Xemumba. The group will be playing that Brazilian Samba both nights at the Festival. Be sure to read our original post about Xemumba and buy your tickets. You can also check out an excerpt of that famous Samba music below which should get you jacked up for the show.
Download: Academicos Da Opera – Samba Clip [MP3]