Motown #1s for $1.99

temptationsAmazon continues to try and compete with itunes in the Mp3 download department by offering you such steals as these.  The deal for today features a 20 song compilation disc of The Motown singles to reach #1 for only $1.99. You won’t be surprised that the album is full of huge names like Lionel Richie (also an ATH guilty pleasure), The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and other greats.  Get it now.

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The Submarines @ Stubbs (2/3)

submarinesThe Submarines will be bringing their brand of catchy pop tunes to Stubbs this Tuesday evening.  The band will be co-headlining on the night along with The Morning BendersYou can have tickets for only $12.  Doors/music are at 10pm.  Here’s a song from the Submarines you might recognize from one of those famous ipod commercials called “You, me and the Bourgeoisie”.

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Download: The Submarines – You Me and the Bourgeoisie [MP3]

New Tunes From Great Lake Swimmers

great_lake_swimmers02It’s been a while since we last heard from Canadian outfit Great Lake Swimmers after the release of their incredible 2007 album Ongiara.  Today news surfaced that the band will be releasing a new album entitled Lost Channels on March 31st via Nettwerk.  Here’s the repeat play worthy first single “Pulling on a Line”.

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Download: Great Lake Swimmers – Pulling on a Line [MP3]

Richie James Follin

richie03In a break from his duties as The Willowz front man, Richie James Follin has decided it’s time to try things on his own.  Mr. Follin recruited an all star cast of supporters for his new project including members of Hot Hot Heat, Band of Horses, Beachwood Sparks, and a ton of others.  You can expect the new solo album Battle to hit stores on April 7th.  Here’s first single “Host” for you to take with you.

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Download: Richie James Follin – Host [MP3]

Broken Social Scene @ Bass (1/31)

Here’s the one we’ve all been waiting months for.  Canadian super group Broken Social Scene is bringing the house down at Bass Concert Hall this Saturday evening in Austin.  If you’re foolish enough to not have tickets yet, try searching craiglist because tickets are sold out.  The band will be joined by special guest Lymbic System.  Music starts promptyly at 8pm.  This may be the one show you’ll regret missing this year.

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Download: Broken Social Scene – Lover’s Spit [MP3]

From the Closet – Wilson Pickett

will1I’d like to take a minute this week to pay homage to one of the great soul voices of our time. Sure, you’ve heard this sweet voice several times in your life, but does it make Wilson Pickett any less powerful? Absolutely not! I’m throwing a tune your way, just as an example of the great voice that stems from American soul.  See that smile?

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Shearwater @ Mohawk (1/30)

Option numero dos for Friday shows sees new local favorite Shearwater returning to town for a show at The Mohawk.  Tickets are very cheap, running at only $8.  Doors for the show open at 8pm and music starts shortly after with sets by Black Before Red followed by Brazos.  We’ve given this band all kinds of praise this year (including sneaking into the top 10 albums of the year) so we of course think this will be a good one.

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Download: Shearwater – Rooks [MP3]

Koufax On Daytrotter

One of our favorite bands who we haven’t heard much about recently, Koufax, just recorded a 3 song Daytrotter session.  Head over to the Daytrotter site to download/stream all the songs.  We’ve also got “Roll the Dice” which appeared on the band’s 2008 release Strugglers.  Horray Koufax!

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Download: Koufax – Roll the Dice (live) [MP3]

Los Campesinos! @ The Parish (1/30)

Friday night in Austin is going to be full of some tough decisions for you music lovers and option numero uno is Los Campesinos! at The Parish.  These masters of dance infused pop music and year end list makers will be joined by buzz worthy band Titus Andronicus.  Doors for the show open at 8pm and you can get yourself some tickets for only $14.  If I was you, I wouldn’t pass up this rare to chance to catch this Welsh band state side.

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Download: Los Campesinos! – Don’t Tell me to Do the Math(s) [MP3]

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