Austin band Shearwater will be doing a free show at Waterloo Records at 5pm this Wednesday (6/11). If you’ve read our recent review of the band’s new album Rook you probably know we are excited about this free in-store. Waterloo doesn’t do much in the way of promoting these things but you can still check out the Waterloo website for more free in stores coming up or if you just want to buy some sweet tunes. Be sure you show up early because the line starts for the free keg beer pretty early. That’s right, I said free keg beer. Do you really need another reason to go? We’ll be posting pictures of the event in the coming days.
The Alamo Draft house on South Lamar in Austin has been featuring $2 dollar music Mondays for quite some time now. Tonight the draft house will be showing one of the best rock concert films in history Stop Making Sense about 80s pop giants Talking Heads. For only $2, I suggest you make a point to stop by draft house tonight to check out the musical stylings of David Byrne and company. Even if you don’t enjoy the band, the price has got to sound nice if you have nothing better to do on a Monday night. Buy tickets at the Drafthouse’s website.
Have you seen my face? I think I left it on the floor of Emo’s Lounge on Friday night. Austin darlings Whitman brought the jams out on Friday night at Emo’s Lounge here in Austin. Most would think the band would be a bit sloppy having been absent from the stage for around two months but that wasn’t the case on Friday. Read more
Sigur Ros just started streaming their entire new album online. Listen to the album now on the band’s recently uploaded widget and tell us what you think. You can also pre-order the new album in varying levels of deluxness on the Sigur Ros website.
So Brendan Canning has decided enough is enough. Some of you may or may not know that his new album Something For All of Us has leaked all over the place on the interweb. Brendan has decided to combat this evil doing by forgoing his July 22nd release date and making the album available for digital purchase on his label’s website. If you just can’t wait for the next Broken Social Scene Presents album, go to the Gallery AC website for Brendan’s new album Something For All of Us. If the Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew album is any indicator of this album’s quality, I highly recommend it. This is the second in what is supposedly a series of Broken Social Scene musicians releasing solo projects under the BSS moniker.
Here’s a new song off the album entitled “Hit The Wall”:
So Trent Reznor just can’t seem to give us enough free stuff. After offering up a whole new album The Slip for free, Trent & company are now offering up a free Tour EP entitled Lights in the Sky. The EP features tracks from A Place to Bury Strangers, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Crystal Castles, Deerhunter, and of course NIN. Download the Lights in the Sky EP.
Tilly and the Wall have released a new song and accompanying video off their new album o due out June 17th. The song is called “Pot Kettle Black”. Check out the “Pot Kettle Black” video on Sterogum’s website.
Also, don’t miss the band passing through Austin on July 17th at everyone’s favorite venue Emos. Pick up your tickets for Tilly and the Wall at Emo’s before it sells out![audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/tilly-and-the-wall-pot-kettle-black.mp3]
Want to hear Colplay’s new album Viva La Vida legally? Iheartmusic.com is offering up the album in its entirety.
King Khan & The Shrines will be releasing their new album The Supreme Genius of King Khan & The Shrines on June 17th. For now, listen to one of my favorite new songs of the year “Torture”. They are coming to Mohawk July 6th, and we would highly recommend jumping on tickets now. It’ll sell out.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/king_khan-torture.mp3]
Local band Whitman sees a triumphant return to the stage this Friday (June 6th) at Emo’s Lounge in Austin Texas. Whitman will be playing with well known bands Sybris & Unwed Sailor. Prepare to have your faces melted! For tickets Click here. Or just buy one at the door for only $8! Doors open at 9pm, show starts at 10.
Hear “The Drifter” off Whitman’s new album Torch Songs