You’ve probably seen this headline on our site many, many times before, but we’re always more than happy to spend our night watching two of our favorite bands, Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees. A couple of great local opening acts added an extra touch of class to the night.
Read on for photos and reflections.
I’ve been really pleased with the output from Suicide Squeeze Records this year, already releasing hits from King Tuff and Iron and Wine. They’re gearing up for another 7″ from Gap Dream titled Ali Baba. I love the casual way this songs opens up, not really forcing the issue. For the most part, the song trickles in the same manner throughout, with Gabe Fulvimar sitting around kicking out his vocals in a calm and cool manner. I have a feeling that a lot of people are really going to enjoy this tune…it’s like a garage rocker for the laid back type.
I went to school in Oklahoma, so I’ve got to rep the OK bands from time to time. One of the acts that’s been on my radar is Broncho, kicking out catchy garage jams that encourage anthemic sing-alongs. The group has just put out their debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, and now they’re in the full swing of a nation-wide tour. If you’re looking for hooks and a bit of grit that harkens back to the swagger of the 70s, then you’re definitely going to love listening to this group. They’ll be playing a show in Austin at FFF Fest Nites over at Red 7, so get your ears ready.
||Monday, September 17th
||$9 at the Door
There’s pretty much a great show to attend every night of this week, so if you’re a die-hard rock n’ roller, you should probably start your week off right over at the Mohawk. The People’s Temple are one of the bands I stumbled upon a few years back, and I’ve been following them pretty closely since then. They recently put out a great new 7″ on Hozac Records, and that’s only made me more excited to hear their psychedelic garage rock this Monday evening. Opening the show will be Dead Space and Foreign Mothers, helping to round out a pretty noteworthy evening at one of our favorite spots.
Download:People’s Temple – Sons of Stone [MP3]
I’ve been looking through the window at the rain for hours, trying to get the site ready for the week. One of the tracks we were sent just seems perfectly fitting for the soundtrack of these last two hours. Florida’s Day Joy have crafted this emotional folk number, which gives me the impression that my life is quietly floating by as the rain soaks my yard. It’s a pretty special listen, and one that moved me the minute I pressed play. You can find this track and others on the band’s debut, Go To Sleep, Mess; the record will be released soon by Small Plate Records.
Download:Day Joy – Go To Sleep, Mess [MP3]
It is going to be raining. There are a lot of shows. Be safe. Be happy. This song makes me happy.
Stars just released The North and will be touring through the fall including a stop at ACL, playing on Sunday during my birthday party at 1:15. I’m inviting all of you to the Barton Springs stage. I know some of you may venture off towards the Freelance Whales or Moon Duo. I understand. I may even stop by.
In the mean time, I give you 4:39 of happy.
I know how important the word community can be in regards to music, so when I read about the benefit album being put together by some of the heavy hitters in North Carolina’s music scene, I knew I had to share. Ivan from the Rosebuds (the most well-known of the bunch) and two other friends have created a record titled Yes Means Maybe, using the moniker The Flute Flies. Right now, they’re offering the album for a donation only, which is an absolute must, as all the money goes to Tisch Brain Tumor Center. The TBT Center is important to the story because their friend, and member of the NC music community, was a patient there before his passing. You know this means a lot to the musicians involved, so please head over to the band’s BANDCAMP and donate–enjoy the music they created in honor of the cause too.
Download:The Flute Flies – Shopping Mall [MP3]
I’ve been listening to the Levek record for a few weeks now, and it goes all over the place musically, in an endearing way. But, I’m completely on board with the release of the new single, “Girl In the Fog.” It’s a soft, guitar-based track, allowing the vocals of David Levesque to live in the foreground. For my two cents, I hear an approach similar to what Devendra Banhart used to do, though with a much more pleasant vocal. This is one of the standout tunes on David’s new record, Look a Little Closer, which comes out next Tuesday via Lefse Records.
Download:Levek – Girl In The Fog [MP3]
||Saturday, September 15th
||La Zona Rosa
||$15 @ La Zona Rosa
This is by and large the show of the week. Sure, Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall have both made their way through town several times in the last few months, but I don’t think a single person that’s caught these two acts will tell you they wouldn’t willingly see the band over and over again. Plus, the new record from Thee Oh Sees, Putrifiers II, is pretty killer, so hopefully we’ll get some new jams live in their set, not to mention Ty guests on it, so he’ll probably guest on stage. And if you need another reason, check out locals Gal Pals and Fleshlights rocking things out in true Austin fashion. Looks like I just gave you plans for Saturday night.
Download:Thee Oh Sees – I Need Seed [MP3]
You send me something that references both the Stooges and STAX Records and I’m going to have to listen to it. And surprise, I dig it. This is the new single from Waves of Fury, a UK band set to release their album Thirst on October 30th via Alive Records. Interestingly, it definitely has more of an American feel than a UK feel, though the lyrics do have a bit of a Brit-rock delivery. I found it noisy, yet catchy, so you know those things are going to be present when you press play. It doesn’t hurt that they appropriately incorporate a nice bit of horns too…maybe I need to run and bust out my STAX collection. You enjoy this while I run and do that right quick.
Download:Waves of Fury – These Things I Leave You [MP3]