Don’t feel like making the trip down to Selma this Friday, or braving the triple-digit heat? Why not just relax in the air-conditioned comfort of the Drafthouse Downtown and watch your favorite Texan on the big screen while sipping a cold beverage. Alamo offers up the 1979 documentary of the 4th of July Picnic featuring all the usual suspects – Willie and Waylon and the boys. Skip the heat and and check out the Drafthouse website for more information. Showing today (06/30) and tomorrow (07/01) at 10:10 pm.
You can stream a couple more songs off Beck’s new album Modern Guilt on his iLike artist page. The new streaming songs are “Orphans” & “Gamma Ray”.
Our favorite record store, Waterloo Records, was recently featured in Paste Magazine as being one of the best record stores in America. The article talks about the highly underrated experience of visiting a record store in a download only world. Check out the article on Paste’s website.
Girl Talk’s new Album Feed the Animals is available today on The Illegal Arts website. Girl Talk decided to follow the Radiohead formula and let fans pay what they want for the new album. I say start your weekend early with the DJ stylings of Girl Talk.
If you’re making the trek out to Chicago on July 18th for the annual Pitchfork Music Fesitval, head on over to the Emusic website to download 25 free songs from artists performing at the festival. Even if you’re not planning on going out to Chicago, go get yourself some free music from some of our favorite lesser known acts.
Conor Oberst is streaming 2 new songs off his upcoming album Conor Oberst which he recorded with the Mystic Valley String Band. Head on over to Conor’s website to catch a first glimpse of his new material.
Austin Town Hall recently made nice with our friends Radio Free OKC, a podcast/mix tape based out of Oklahoma. Radio Free will be taking a recommended song from Austin Town Hall each week and doing a special segment about our site. This is arguably one of our favorite podcasts around so we are pumped about this new partnership. Go to Radio Free OKC’s website to get this weeks episode featuring the song “Highways of Gold” by Jaguar Love straight from Austin Town Hall. You can also find and download all of Radio OKC’s podcasts for free from the itunes store.
One of our favorite Austin bands Spoon recently sat down with Daytrotter and played a few songs in their studio. One of the songs was a cover of Paul Simon’s “Peace like a River” which has been a live favorite of fans for quite some time now. Catch the Simon cover and three other great Spoon songs live on the Daytrotter web page.
Nashville gents The Features are streaming 3 new songs from their upcoming release Some Kind of Salvation on their myspace page. The album still doesn’t have an official release date so who knows when you will be able to put these songs on the ‘ol ipod. We’ll keep you updated.