Before you rush that decision to evacuate for Ike, be sure to check out some of the killer shows going on this weekend. Our first show to tell you about features a set by Sub Pop’s Death Vessel performing at the inside stage of Emo’s. Tickets for this Friday night show can be had for $10 from Ticketweb. Check out our recent review of Nothing is Precious Enough for Us to see what these guys are all about.
The Streets are streaming 7 new songs from their latest effort Everything is Borrowed. The album isn’t out till next week, so have a listen and try before you buy. Hip-hop fans, what do you think?
Another great Austin band, The Unbearables, are releasing a brand new EP and want your help celebrating the occasion tonight at Emo’s Lounge. Tickets can be bought at the door for only $5. New song “The Line” can be heard below or on our swanky new Media Player.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/03-the-line.mp3]
Download: The Unbearables – The Line [MP3]
The last of our posts leading up to the Xemumba Festival this weekend features another Austin Band, The Crying Monkeys. Consider the crying monkeys ambassadors of the amazing Brazilian formed musical style choro. They kick off Friday evening’s performances with what is sure to be an amazing set. Also, don’t forget to buy those tickets to Xemumba before time runs out.
Deerhoof is giving us a glimpse of their new album with a tune called “Offend Maggie”. The song will show up on an album of the same title due out in early October. This could be the band’s catchiest tune yet![audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/deerhoof-offend-maggie.mp3]
Download: Deerhoof – Offend Maggie [MP3]
Oh man… Weird Wednesday has quite a doozy in store for you tonight. The Alamo Ritz (downtown) will be showing academy award deserving film Kidnapped Coed at midnight as part of their Weird Wednesday series. Read the Alamo’s description of this cult classic or check out the IMDB rating/description. As always, the Weird Wednesday showing is free so show up early to stake out a spot.
A few weeks ago we told you about a new song by Jenny Lewis that you could stream for free. Now you can stream Jenny’s entire new album “Acid Tongue” on her myspace page. Feel free to be the first to give us your thoughts.
You may be sick of all the new dance music making a resurgence, but you’ve gotta admit that French duo Justice are at least doing it right. The Frenchman continue to do it right with a new 4 part project entitled Planisphere which can be streamed on the Justice myspace page. It’s pretty rad.
We may be a tad late on this, but I couldn’t resist when I found this little gem from The Appleseed Cast. Below is a demo version of “Road West” which is said to appear on the band’s recently completed album Sagarmatha. Members of AC have also said that a pre-ep will be out in November with a full length due sometime in January. The new track clocks in at over 8 minutes with no vocals in sight. A new direction for the Lawrence boys?[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/the-appleseed-cast-road-west-demo.mp3]
Download: The Appleseed Cast – Road West(demo) [MP3]
Spinner has been outta site with all the full album streams they post up each week. This week they have all kinds of goodness, like new Calexico, The New Year, Chad Vangaalen and a whole slew of others. Check out the full album streams and feel free to tell us what you think about any of ’em.