Man, it seems like there’s a whole lot of shows coming our way here in Austin, and we’re back with a chance for you to win a pair of tickets to an exciting show over at the Mohawk next Tuesday. Black Moth Super Rainbow will bring their experimental pop tunes our way, still riding the praise from their latest album, Cobra Juicy. They’ll be joined by the Hood Internet, so you know that everyone’s going to have a blast just by being in attendance, let alone enjoy some great tunes. All you have to do to win a pair of tickets is leave a comment with a number between 1-1000; the contest will end Friday at Midnight. If you want tickets the traditional way, you can head HERE.
Charli XCX ripped off Gold Panda. There, I said it. Her song in heavy rotation on SiriusXM is a straight replay with some meh lyrical overlay. But you aren’t like that, are you? Go get the real deal with Gold Panda putting down the hypnotic beats and layers at Red7 tomorrow night. Do it. Ghostly is on a roll right now, the latest out of Gold Panda is proof. Let’s ignore the over-exposed sampled track and go straight to the great new stuff from Half of Where You Live due June 10 to stream below.
There’s been tons of great records being pushed upon the Internet world lately, but one that I’m personally excited about it is the new effort from Pure X. Crawling Up the Stairs is on my list of anticipated albums, and it’s great that an Austin band is making such big waves. But, in other news, they’ll be playing their album release next Thursday, giving us Austinites a chance to hear the new tunes live at Holy Mountain on Thursday, May 23rd; they’ll be joined by Troller and Versus. And, we’re going to give away a pair of tickets to the show, which you can win by simply leaving us a comment. Let us know what your summer plans are, even if you have a real job and are just taking a weekend jaunt. We’ll pick the most exciting summer plan, and there’s our winner. Contest will end on Friday at Midnight.
Download: Pure X – Things in my Head [MP3]
It’s a rare event these days when standing near the rear of venue, and realizing that it’s the best spot in the house. Such an exception took place last Thursday at Emo’s new venue when Simon Green (aka Bonobo) rode into town touting his latest 6-piece live band. Follow the jump for more from the show.
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It seems like a bit of a slow week for live music in Austin until the weekend so bigger name indie groups like Natural Child should be a must for music lovers. The show goes down on the inside stage of Red 7 and features a nice opener in the form of Birdcloud. Coming in at only $10, this seems like a no-brainer if you’re looking for something to do on a Tuesday night. Of course you know the rock will be brought and fun will be had by all.
Download: Natural Child – B$G P$MP$N [MP3]
Austinites rejoice! Tonight is another rare opportunity to catch Simon Green (better known as Bonobo) with a full band in tow. Fast on the heels of his latest LP, The North Borders, Green and Co. look to spread the groove further South. These performances are known for their legendary statuses; and when seen in person, it’s easy to understand why. Come on out tonight and see for yourself!
This is one of those shows you felt bad for when you looked at the other shows going on in town. I mean, you’re going against Father John Misty, and possibly Redman/Method Man? But, in my mind, this was a much better show than any of those offerings, with local band Orthy and rising star Ski Lodge kicking the night off for Chad Valley.
Read on for thoughts and photos!
Pheonix played a lovely set. Too bad I had to wait for said ushers to get out of the way to see the stage as each of the four people in front of us had to be told to put away their phones one by one. Too bad the superfangirls couldn’t stop informing each other how jealous their friends are that they are at a show they are talking through. It is an ACL Taping. Know your place and watch the show and understand how lucky you are to be there.
I promise to talk about the band after the break (followed by more ranting)…