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.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/academicos-da-opera-samba_clip.mp3]
Download: Academicos Da Opera – Samba Clip [MP3]
We posted earlier this summer about White Denim’s latest single “Let’s Talk About It” which appeared on the band’s UK only release Workout Holiday. Lucky for us in The US & A, the band is dropping another album this year on Nov. 3rd entitled Exposion. First single from that album “Sitting” is below and it just might not be the White Denim you’re used to. You can stream more sweet tunes on the band’s website.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/sitting.mp3]
Download: White Denim – Sitting [MP3]
TV on the Radio have a new song called “Golden Age” streaming on their website. This new song will appear on the band’s latest album Dear Science due out Sep. 23rd. Will this see the band continuing the huge success of their 2006 release Return to Cookie Mountain? We’ll let you be the judge.
The official Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup is finally here! Check it out and start making your evaluations. Tickets are not on sale yet, but will be going up a bit to $59.99 this year. That’s still pretty dang low for what ya get.
The latest craze in the indie hip-hop world, The Cool Kids, will be bringing their brand of jams to the outside stage of Emo’s Austin on Wednesday evening. Tickets for the event are a mere $12 with doors at 9pm and music kicked off at 10 with a DJ set by local legend DJ Mel. You can get your tickets in advance from ticketweb. Preview the show below with a song that is sure to drop into your dance party mixes “A Little Bit Cooler”.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/cool-kids-a-little-bit-cooler.mp3]
Download: The Cool Kids – A Little Bit Cooler [MP3]
The nice people over at RCRD LBL have a new song from Dallas band Secret Machines for you to stream/download on their website. The song is called “Dreaming of Dreaming” and will apparently NOT appear on the bands latest self-titled release due out in October. You can hear the song exclusively on the RCRD LBL website (they strongly discourage re-hosting songs). Is this better than the very underwhelming 2006 effort Ten Silver Drops?
The new album from David Byrne & Brian Eno entitled Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is now available to stream on their website. Along with the streaming version of the album, you can also purchase the album (regular and deluxe version) or download it for 9 bucks. Head on over to everythingthathappens.com to take a listen, and don’t forget that David Byrne will be playing ACL Fest in September.
James Jackson Toth will be playing a set with one of our favorite new bands The Dutchess & The Duke (read our review of their recent album here) at Mohawk on Tuesday evening. Things are set to kick off at 9pm with tickets sold only at the door. Read more about the show on the Transmission Entertainment website. You can also listen to “Doreen” off James 2008 release Waiting in Vain below:[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/02-doreen.mp3]
Download: James Jackson – Doreen [MP3]
We recently discovered this new pop styling band hailing from north of the border Novillero. The band has a new album coming out on September 9th entitled A Little Tradition and we have the title track of that new album right here for your listening pleasure.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/novillero-a-little-tradition.mp3]
Download: Novillero – A Little Tradition [MP3]