Through that friendly Internet, we have learned that the dates have been set for Fun Fun Fun Fest 2008. This year the festival will fall on the weekend of November 8 & 9. So far, the only names that have been left out are those beginning with the letter D: Deerhoof, Dan Deacon and Dead Milkmen. I don’t know about you, but a re-united Dead Milkmen sounds pretty good to me. For those of you that missed out last year, be sure to make it out to this festival, for its probably the best one in town–just one man’s opinion.
You can check out news and updates on the fun fun fun fest here, or you can just keep coming back to us; we’ll keep you up to date.
Tomorrow afternoon at Waterloo Records we are fortunate to welcome local folk favorites, Brothers and Sisters, to the stage. Of course, it’s free! They just had a CD release party for their newest album, The Fortunately LP, and odds are that you might be able to get your hands on it prior to the actual release date of August 19th; if not, then at least you can get your hands on one of those free beers that always comes with a Waterloo Instore performance. So stop by and support local business and local music.
Download: Brothers and Sisters – One Night [MP3]
For those of you who grew up in Texas, or those of you who just like good rock music, you should know the lead singer of Sleepercar; it’s Jim Ward, formerly of At the Drive-In and Sparta. He’s been a staple in the Texas rock scene for many years, and while his new band is a little more mellow than those previous efforts, it’s still worth seeing. On top of that, you can see the countryfied post-punk of Lucero. That sounds like a great bill.
You can still buy tickets from ticketweb, and here is a Sleepercar song to boot!
Brothers and Sisters of Austin will be hosting a CD release party for their new album Fortunately at Club de Ville on Saturday night 7/12. The event will be starting at 9pm with music kicking off soon after that. Below is a new song from the band called “You’re Gone”
Blues on the Green goes down this evening starting at 7:30pm with Los Lonely Boys headlining the event. If you’ve never done the Blues thing, I’d suggest showing up early with a folding chair, a cooler of your favorite beverage & maybe some treats to snack on during the show. You don’t have to pay anything to get in but you will pay to park at Zilker…. so park somewhere else and walk. You can read more about Blues on the Green on the KGSR website.
Will Johnson of Centro-Matic will be doing the in-store thing at Waterloo Records on Tuesday (7/8). As always, the set will start at 5pm on the record store stage. Don’t forget the free keg beer! Preview a song by Will called “Closing Down my House”:
King Khan & The Shrines will be putting on a sure to be ridiculous show at Mohawk on Sunday night the 6th. The band is touring in support of their recent compilation The Supreme Genius of King Khan & The Shrines. Look at that picture! This show is not something to be missed. You can buy some tickets on the Transmission Entertainment website for only $10. Doors are set to open at 7pm. No Regrets!
The Steps out of Fort Worth, TX. will be playing Stubbs on Saturday evening (7/5) with openers Odis & our boys Whitman. The show is $10.50 and you can purchase your tickets on the Stubbs website. Doors are set to open at 9pm with opener Whitman set to start at 9:30pm sharp. Don’t you dare be late! You can read more about the Steps on their website.
Mogwai has a new single for you called “The Sun Smells Too Loud” off their upcoming Matador release The Hawk is Howling due out September 23rd. Have yourself a listen below. The band will be making their way to Austin on September 12th at Stubbs. Get some tickets before it sells out.
Ring in your fourth at Antone’s on Friday with arguably the best blues musician to come out of Austin in a long time Gary Clark Jr. The show will be getting started at 10pm and only costs you $12. Go to Antone’s website and buy yourself some tickets for this sure to be stellar performance. You can also read more about Gary Clark Jr. & hear more of his songs on his website.