The Donkeys, a band we told you about earlier this summer, are blowing through Austin on Wednesday night at the Mohawk. So, if you aren’t enjoying the GZA show over at Emo’s, buy some tickets to a stellar indie rock show at Mohawk. Doors are set to open at 10pm with opening act Visitors kicking things off followed by Golden Bear.
Spinto Band. Try saying that three times fast, I dare you. The gents in Spento Band have a new song entitled “Summer Groff” for you to enjoy below. The song will appear on a new album Moonwink due out October 7th.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/03_summer_grof.mp3]
Download: The Spinto Band – Summer Grof [MP3]
If you’re not gettin’ those dancing shoes on over at Beauty Bar for Car Stereo (Wars) on Saturday night (8/30), head over to the Stubbs indoor stage and catch another great local act, The Black and White Years. Doors for the show open at 9pm followed by an opening set by Loxsly, also of Austin. You can purchase tickets right this very second for only $6.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/the_black_and_white_years-power_to_change.mp3]
Download: The Black and White Years – Power to Change [MP3]
The triumphant return of Car Stereo (Wars) to Austin! After being gone for quite some time, our favorite DJ/master of the mash up returns to Austin on Saturday night (8/30) at the Beauty Bar. Things are set to go off around 10pm. This finally gives me an excuse to post the greatest mash up ever created, “Ghostface Observatory”.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/car_stereo_wars-ghostface_observatory.mp3]
Download: Car Stereo Wars – Ghostface Observatory [MP3]
Radiohead has announced that they will be webcasting the last show of their American tour in Santa Barbara. I’m sure most of you have seen Radiohead live (and if you haven’t here’s your chance), so this is a must see. Visit the official Radiohead site for more details.
A few weeks ago, we gave you a taste of the newest Of Montreal joint Skeletal Lamping with the song “Id Engager”. Here’s another sample to wrap your greedy little paws around entitled “Nonpareil of Favor”. The Album isnt due out till October, so we hope this tides you over till then.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/of-montreal-nonpareil-of-favor.mp3]
Download: Of Montreal – Nonpareil of Favor [MP3]
Punk rockers, Alkaline Trio, recently did a live performance for The Interface on AOL featuring backing guitar/vocals from Tegan Quin of Tegan & Sara. You can download the 4 song set via mp3 or watch the live videos as well. I think Tegan should be a permanent addition to the band.
Everyone’s favorite indie princess Jenny Lewis, has a new song called “Acid Tongue” streaming on the NPR website. The song will appear on an album of the same name due out on Sep. 23rd of this year. The album is said to feature a wide array of talented folks like Zooey Deschanel, Elvis Costello, & Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes just to name a few. Enjoy.
We have been all about the free music this week so why stop now? Ba Da Bing Records has an entire sampler that you can download for free over on the emusic website. The sampler features such artists as Colossal Yes, Devon Williams, Beirut and a whole slew of other fine acts. Below is standout track “Elephant Gun” from Beirut.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/various_artists__ba_da_bing_ba_da_bing_records_super_fantastic_oh_boy_fun_for_free_sampler_1_elephant_gun__beirut.mp3]
Download: Beirut – Elephant Gun [MP3]
This week we spotlight Austin band Mariachi Revolución as part of our Xemumba festival features. Mariachi is another Xemumba alum performing on both nights of the latin music festival. The band specializes in collaborations with acts like Grupo Fantasma and Ocote Soul Sounds. Have a listen to the song “Levantate” below featuring the sure to be crowd favorite Mariachi Revolución. Don’t forget to get those tickets before they sell out.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/02-levantate.mp3]
Download: Mariachi Revolución – Levantate [MP3]