After you’ve done the Blues on the Green thing, why not head on over to the Alamo downtown for Weird Wednesdays? This, as always, is also a free event put on by the cool kids at Alamo with things getting started at midnight. This weeks showing brings us The Female Bunch directed by Al Adamson in 1969. IMDB tags the show with “Women who live by their own rules… They dare to do what other women only dream about! Their law is the whip–their trademark the branding iron!” Read more on the Alamo Drafthouse website.
Austin peeps Loxsly have some new music for you to check out. The song is called “Lamprey Eels” off their Flashlights EP due out August 5th. You can read more about the band on their myspace page. Check back with ATH in the future as I’m sure we will be talking more about this band soon.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/lampreyeels1.mp3]
Our Canadian friends the Pack AD have a new song for you enjoyment. The song is called “Making Gestures” and come from the bands soon to be released Funeral Mixtape due out on August 12th. They sort of sound like a cross between The White Stripes & The Black Keys with a girl singing. Read more about them over on that all to familiar social network.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/the-pack-ad-making-gestures.mp3]
Blues on the Green goes down this evening starting at 7:30pm with Los Lonely Boys headlining the event. If you’ve never done the Blues thing, I’d suggest showing up early with a folding chair, a cooler of your favorite beverage & maybe some treats to snack on during the show. You don’t have to pay anything to get in but you will pay to park at Zilker…. so park somewhere else and walk. You can read more about Blues on the Green on the KGSR website.
Your favorite video store in town, Waterloo Video, is closing its doors sometime in mid-august. Sounds like they will be moving all the non-rental type videos into a newly remodeled Waterloo Record Store. So that means Waterloo is officially out of the rental business. Too bad. Good news is, Video store closings = video store sales. So pay your last respects to Waterloo video sometime in the next month and stock up on the cheap stuff.
Lackthereof, side project of Menomena drummer Danny Seim, has a new song for you off forthcoming album Your Anchor due out on July 22nd. The song is called “Last November” and it’s planting a seed inside my head and growing a flower. This album could be a surprise best of 2008 pick. Read more about Lacktthereof over on da myspace.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/lackthereof-last-november.mp3]
David Vandervelde has an enticing new song for download called “Someone Like You” off his album Waiting for Sunrise due out on August 5th. Check the song below or head to David’s website for more info.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/05-someone-like-you1.mp3]
Read about this band One for the Team on some other websites and I like the pop goodness they are bringing so I thought we’d post a little song. The song below is called “Better Job” off the bands soon to be released album Build it Up, which you can buy now on itunes for only $5.99. Read more about the band on their myspace page.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/one-for-the-team-better-job.mp3]
Will Johnson of Centro-Matic will be doing the in-store thing at Waterloo Records on Tuesday (7/8). As always, the set will start at 5pm on the record store stage. Don’t forget the free keg beer! Preview a song by Will called “Closing Down my House”:[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/will-johnson-closing-down-my-house.mp3]
BBC Radio w/Zane Lowe premiered a new song from Bloc Party today entitled “Mercury”. The new song is set to be released as a single for purchase on August 11th. This new song will also be released on the the new Bloc Party album which is said to be out sometime early in 2009. Check BBC radio’s website for a stream of the song. You can also watch the brand spankin’ new video for the song on Bloc Party’s website. We should have an mp3 for you in the next couple days when we’re sure it’s legal. What do ya think? We now have the mp3 we promised:[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/bloc-party-mercury.mp3]
Download: Bloc Party – Mercury [MP3]