|Date||Friday, April 19th|
|Tickets||$9 @ the Door|
Seems like there is a worthy show every night here in Austin, and while I know tons of bands are playing, I’m hanging my hat on The People’s Temple show over at Mohawk Friday night. This last year saw the release of their More for the Masses, which added to their already established pyschedelic blend of rock n’ roll. I caught them at the SXSW, and thoroughly enjoyed their act, so much so that I’ll gladly see them again Friday evening. Plus, you’ll get to throw your support behind two great local Austin acts in Mirror Travel and La Migra. Seems like a rad way to spend a weekend night if you ask me.
Download: People’s Temple – Sons of Stone [MP3]
|Tickets||$10 @ Frontgate|
Saturday night is a great night for shows in Austin and it seems like you’ve got tons of options with all types of genres represented. Yes even the ATH crew will be split up all over town, but this guy will be heading over to Red 7 for a show by long time favorite of mine Cave Singers. Providing worthy support in an opening bid you’ll get Bleeding Rainbow. Maybe we’ll see each other there?
Download: The Cave Singers – Swim Club [MP3]
Nothing quite like figuring out that you still have 1600 shots to go through after six posts already up for SxSW…
Sorry, SxSW seems like a distant memory, but I may just rekindle some fond memories of the smaller shows that you should have gone to. Official SxSW stuff, I have already shared the shots of The Flaming Lips headlined party and Iggy and The Stooges. This gallery has shots of Mompox, Young Galaxy, Local Natives, Gold Fields, Shout Out Louds, Shout Out Out Out, GEMS and more. If you click, you will also get a few quick notes on winners and losers.
So do it. Sing with me, MEEEMMMOOOORRRIIIEESS!!!11!shift+1
|Date||Tuesday, April 16th|
|Tickets||$6 @ the Door|
Let’s face it, we can all use a good pick me up, emotionally speaking. It may sound a bit off, but sometimes escapism is a simple solution, albeit one that might be short lived. In that case, I can’t think of a more uplifting way to spend tonight than surrounded by friends at Mohawk watching Young Girls. Their music reminds me of the innocence and purity in indie pop, where lyrics are simple and hooks collide. They’ll be joined by Gang Sign and Single Lash, so the energy should be high, and the music should be rad. Let’s make the best of things the only way we know how.
Download: Young Girls – Mexico in December [MP3]
We are pretty lucky to live here in Austin. Friday night, the wife and I started out at the friendly confines of The Mohawk, caught a kick ass set from Flesh Lights, chilled at a picnic table, had beer, whisky, and Topo Chico with good people that also love our music scene.
Click though for evidence…
|Date||Sunday, April 14|
|Tickets||$10 from Red 7|
You guessed it folks, it’s rock n’ roll April in Austin, and we’ve got another good show for your weekend adventures. We’re being invaded by Canadians this time, with Nova Scotia’s Wintersleep making their way to Red 7 on Sunday evening. They’re touring behind the release of their latest effort, Hello Hum, which we’ve supported since the first singles leaked out. They carry with them a blend of melody and powerful rock riffs, which leads me to believe the show will be both loud and mesmerizing. Plus, our boys Grape St. will be opening. I’ll actually be on hand to sell their records, since we just put it out on vinyl. You don’t have it? You can grab that HERE. See you Sunday friends.
Download: Wintersleep – Martyr [MP3]
|Date||Saturday, April 13th|
Hey there Austin. Just a heads up, you have no business calling yourself an Austin music fan if you’re not going to this show on Saturday night. For starters, there’s four of our favorite bands, and we like to think we have good tastes, so that’s important. Second, both Frank Smith and the Preservation will be releasing their albums that night, and I’ve even raved about the new Frank Smith record HERE. Also, you get to check out some other up-and-comers who’ve been receiving a lot of our attention in East Cameron Folkcore and Growl. It’s cheap; booze at Hold Mountain is cheap; people are friendly. Don’t miss this opportunity.
Download: Frank Smith – Chewing Glass [MP3]