Shows

Show Pics: Wild Cub @ The Parish (7/25)

Wild CubSometimes when I go to a show I want to be dazzled. Sometimes, I want to be challenged. Sometimes, I want to discover. However, we all need a night where you can just smile.

I caught Wild Cub at ACL a couple years back on the small BMI stage with a crowd that probably had never heard a Wild Cub song. By the end of their set, they had a few thousand new fans. I caught them again at the Mohawk during SxSW, a great way to end a day of chasing news. The reality is that this band isn’t our normal share, but the guys from Nashville put out perfect pop songs and deliver them in the live setting so convincingly, that you have to love them.

We headed out to The Parish for some much needed jams. Read on for thoughts and pics…

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Austin Weekend Show Spotlight

Austin, I love you.There’s just too many shows to really talk about any singular show above any other, so we’ll point you in the right direction (in our opinion) of where you’re likely to have the best time this weekend.  There’s worthy shows Friday thru Sunday, so we’ll get right to it.  Read More

Show Preview: The Coathangers @ Red 7 (7.26)

coatsThere seem to be a ton of shows going on this weekend, from local acts to travelers, but there’s none more exciting, to me, than the show with Atlanta’s The Coathangers.  They released their stellar album, Suck My Shirt, earlier this year, but if you didn’t catch them at SXSW this year, then you likely haven’t caught their incredible live set. They’re energetic and adorable, and they’ve got a killer set of songs to hit you with.  They’ll be joined by Feral Future and White Fang, who both deserve your attendance in their own right.  You can buy tickets to their show HERE, or just show up at the door to have the time of your life with these gals.

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Download: The Coathangers – Derek’s Song [MP3]

 

Show Review: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ACL Taping (7/20)

004_NCBScKLRUbyScottNewton_DSC3984Austin City Limits tapings, which when it is the normal plan, are very awesome. You get to see an artist that typically plays giant festival sets in an intimate setting or perhaps a band that plays very few shows with the chance that you might catch a special collaboration. With the Nick Cave taping, the special guest was actually the crowd. You see, Nick insisted on the ACL production team to come to a Nick Cave show instead of Nick Cave performing an ACL set.

I will get into that and then drop some knowledge on what was witnessed last Sunday night after the break with a few images from Scott Newton.

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Show Review: The Antlers @ The Parish (7/20)

photo 1While it seemed that the release of their most recent album just a little over a month ago wasn’t garnering them much buzz around the Internet, The Antlers still lined up a sold out show at the Parish for a Sunday night. They brought along Montreal’s Thus Owls to open a night full of enchanting waves of sound and powerful lead vocals all around. Read on for more after the jump.

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Contest: A Sunny Day in Glasgow @ Mohawk (7/21)

onoc2zasmjvwzyost0hyThe upcoming week in Austin is yet another busy one in the music scene for the live show addict.  Kicking off next week right is a great show on Monday night at Mohawk headlined by recent albums of 2014.5 list makers A Sunny Day in Glasgow.  We’ve got a couple of tickets to give away for this one and we’d love to get you on the list with a +1 for your friend.  To win, just enter a comment below about anything you want and we’ll pick a winner over the weekend.  Don’t forget to leave a valid email address so we can get in touch with you.  Ready, set, go.

Folks attending the show should make sure to get there early for locals The Villettes and Wildfires.

Show Preview: The Crookes @ Mohawk (7/16)

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Date 7/16/14
Location Mohawk
Doors 9pm
Tickets $10 @ Mohawk

As I’m scrolling through the upcoming shows this week, I stumbled across this great bill at Mohawk on Wednesday that I must have forgotten about.  Headlining the loaded bill is longtime ATH favorite UK rockers The Crookes.  Joining the guys on the bill are fellow ATH favorite Young Buffalo and local artist Stoney.  This should make for a great middle of the week show to start your weekend early.  See you there?

Show Preview: Big Bill Tour Kick Off

billyIt’s difficult to tour nowadays, unless you’ve got a pocket of change in your pocket to help carry you on your way.  So, with that, I suggest you go and throw all your money at one of Austin’s great acts, Big Bill.  They just put on a great set with us over at Mohawk on Sunday, and tonight will be your last chance to catch them for several months.  It might, and I stress might, also be one of the last times you get to see Mirror Travel, if the rumor mill is correct….which will be an extremely sad day.  Plus, Daniel Francis Doyle & the Dreams, along with the Eternal Dyad Dance Crew will be starting things off the right way.  The show starts at 9 PM over at Holy Mountain, so get there early to enjoy some cheap libations and get yourself in the mood for some great tunes.

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Download: Big Bill – Juice U [MP3]

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