Do you believe the hype? I’m not sure the band even believes the hype coming their way: “How are so many people here?” Believe it or not, Fleet Foxes played to a sold out crowd at Mohawk in Austin last Wednesday night and I can’t say I recall anyone selling out the Mohawk recently. The band’s name has recently spread like wildfire across the internet and music world, giving them a whole mess of new fans as evidenced by the mass of people at Mohawk.
King Khan & The Shrines will be putting on a sure to be ridiculous show at Mohawk on Sunday night the 6th. The band is touring in support of their recent compilation The Supreme Genius of King Khan & The Shrines. Look at that picture! This show is not something to be missed. You can buy some tickets on the Transmission Entertainment website for only $10. Doors are set to open at 7pm. No Regrets![audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/no_regrets.mp3]
The Futurist has a nice write up and some mp3s you can download of a recent performance The Black Angels did for the Woxy Lounge. Woxy Lounge has been showcasing some pretty heavy hitters on their Lounge Act website. Head over to the Woxy site for live performances from Mates of State, Matt Pond PA, & Cursive among others. Below is the first song from the Black Angels set on Woxy “Better off Alone” from their recent release Directions to See a Ghost.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/black-angels-better-off-alone-lounge.mp3]
Download: Black Angels – Better Off Alone [MP3]
The Steps out of Fort Worth, TX. will be playing Stubbs on Saturday evening (7/5) with openers Odis & our boys Whitman. The show is $10.50 and you can purchase your tickets on the Stubbs website. Doors are set to open at 9pm with opener Whitman set to start at 9:30pm sharp. Don’t you dare be late! You can read more about the Steps on their website.
You can stream Albert Hammond Jr.’s entire new album ¿Cómo te llama? on his myspace page. Leave a comment with what you think of the new album. I’m not sure he can follow up the glory that was Yours to Keep of 2006, but we shall see.
Mogwai has a new single for you called “The Sun Smells Too Loud” off their upcoming Matador release The Hawk is Howling due out September 23rd. Have yourself a listen below. The band will be making their way to Austin on September 12th at Stubbs. Get some tickets before it sells out.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/sun_smells_too_loud.mp3]
We recently created a Flickr account so you peoples can see all our concert photos in one place. Check it out.
The boys that brought you Done Waiting now have their own record label called Sunken Treasure Records with a brand new digital download store. So what, you ask? Well, they have the latest release from Miranda Sound as a pay what you want download. Head to their digital store and get your Radiohead like downloading on. They also have Miranda Sound’s last album Western Reserve as a completely free download on their main site. Of course we have for you a song on their newest album that you can check out if you just really can’t decide on parting with that precious $1 you’ve been saving.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/mirandasound_leaveeveryonebehind.mp3]
Ring in your fourth at Antone’s on Friday with arguably the best blues musician to come out of Austin in a long time Gary Clark Jr. The show will be getting started at 10pm and only costs you $12. Go to Antone’s website and buy yourself some tickets for this sure to be stellar performance. You can also read more about Gary Clark Jr. & hear more of his songs on his website.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/gary_clark_jr-i_like_the_way_you_love_me.mp3]