Shows

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]

Show Review: Criminal Hygiene @ The Mohawk (7/6)

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When we got a call from our friends in LA outfit, Criminal Hygiene, we jumped at the champ to help them organize a show.  We got a couple of our favorite local acts, Pharaohs and Big Bill to join in on the bill, thus cementing a great rock n’ roll party that everyone would enjoy. Read on for a few short words and photos by B. Gray.

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Show Pics: Blackbird Blackbird @ Johnny Brenda’s (7/1)

Blackbird BlackbirdAnother business trip meant finding another foreign place to catch a show. After Denver had zero on the schedule, Philly delivered with a nice little offering at a venue called Johnny Brenda’s. We had locals called The Interest Group opening for Beat Culture who was touring with Blackbird Blackbird. I ventured out after the crushing defeat of the fighting Tim Howards to the Fishtown Hood and got my shwerve on with some samples and beats.

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Show Preview: Sweet Spirit Residency @ the Blackheart (7/5 + Saturday in July)

1609879_544202789008542_1460629855_nFrom the ashes rises the phoenix…or something like that right?

Having one of your favorite bands break up is always a bummer, but sometimes you get lucky and end up with a new favorite cobbled from the pieces of the old. Saturday at the Blackheart two bands will stand as a reminder that great things can be built out of broken pieces.
July 5th at the Blackheart is the first of Sweet Spirit’s residency shows. Sweet Spirit was formed after the demise of local favorite powerhouse Bobby Jealously. Commandeered by the energetic front women Sabrina Ellis, Sweet Spirit is poised to absolutely destroy the Austin music scene. Sabrina Ellis’ melodies are immediately engaging, and combined with her clever pop lyrics have a way of latching onto the brains of listeners. Ellis is backed on stage by an equally talented band. Sweet Spirit is one of those rare finds where the entirety of the backing band is talented enough to each front one of their own groups, and with Ellis at the helm the sum is certainly greater than the parts. Sweet Spirit takes the inside stage at midnight every Saturday this month, so no there are no excuses to miss this band.

Another highlight of the night is sure to be Lӧwin. Fans of the now defunct the Couch already know what a vocal powerhouse Sara Houser is. In Lӧwin, Sara Houser takes the guitar heavy sounds of the Couch and condenses them into more focused, sculpted songs. There’s no fat or gristle on the recently released two tracks Lobo and Heave Ho. Lӧwin plays on the inside stage at 8:30, and if I could make a prediction that will be one sweaty, rockin’ room.

Click HERE to see other great acts on the bill.

Show Preview: Big Bill + Criminal Hygiene @ Mohawk (7/6)

showposterWe know you’re all looking forward to the 4th of July and whatnot, but we want to give you plenty of time to plan your Sunday evening.  We’re sponsoring a great little rock n’ roll show with a bunch of our friends, both in and out of town; it takes place at the Mohawk at 9 PM.  Big Bill, one of our local favorites, is headlining the gig, and it’ll be one of your last chances to catch them before they embark on their big US tour.  Also, rocking the night will be our favorites, Criminal Hygiene, who are coming all the way from LA to grace us with their presence; they’ll even be tending bar before the show at 6, so be sure to come hang out with the band.  But, you better get there early to see Pharaohs, who’ve been banging out power-pop ditties for some time in our fair city, always winning us over.  It’s sure to be a great night, so join us, please.

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