Ben Kweller @ Antone’s (11/2)

Ben Kweller will be following up The Mountain Goats show at Antone’s on Saturday night with his own set at the classic venue on Sunday.  Mr. Kweller is currently touring in support of his limited edition tour EP How Ya Lookin’ Southbound?  Come In… Tickets for the show are $20 and can be bought from the Antone’s website.  Preview the show with “Sundress” off ben Kweller’s 2006 self titled LP.

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Download: Ben Kweller – Sundress [MP3]

Cruiserweight CD Release @ Emo’s (10/31)

Cruiserweight will be giving you one of many options for shows on Halloween night here in Austin.  The local act will be playing at Emo’s with tickets on sale for only $10.  The show is in celebration of the band’s recent LP release Big Bold Letters which came out on the 7th of this month.  Check out “Balboa” from that release below.

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Download: Cruiserweight – Balboa [MP3]

Eef Barzelay On Daytrotter

So maybe just maybe we talk about the Daytrotter website too much, but we’ll keep posting about ’em as long as they keep bringing us gems like this.  For the second exceptional live set this week, we get Clem Snide front man Eef Barzelay.  Eef performs two songs from his recent release Lose Big and two other previously unreleased tracks.  Download MP3s of the performance now.  Thanks again Daytrotter, you’re cool.

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Download: Eef Barzelay – Make Another Tree(live on daytrotter) [MP3]

Turned on by Passion Pit

Today I found out about a band from Boston called Passion Pit.  After countless repeats of the bootleg and the few songs they put up on their myspace, I can confirm that I do indeed like this band and think they are worth a few hundred characters of blog post.

Unfortunately they won’t be coming to Austin anytime soon, so you will have to fly out to LA this weekend to catch them there.

I’d be interested to hear what you think…

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Download: Cuddle Fuddle [MP3]

TV On The Radio @ Stubbs (10/30)

Arguably one of the most innovative bands around, TV on the Radio, will be gettin’ down at Stubbs on Thursday night in Austin.  Tickets for the show can be bought for $25 from the Stubbs Front Gate Tickets site.  If you read our review of the band’s stellar 2008 album Dear Science, then you know we’re excited about this one.

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Download: TV on the Radio – Dancing Choose [MP3]

The XYZ Affair

We’ve been reading a lot online these days about Brooklyn band, The XYZ Affair, and we’re gonna bring you a song to help spread the word about the upstarts.  The song we’ve got for you is called “Evening Life” and appears on recent EP by the band Trials.  Do you think these guys have what it takes to make a name for themselves?

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Download: The XYZ Affair – Evening Life [MP3]

Rose Hill Drive @ Stubbs (10/29)

Boulder rock band, Rose Hill Drive, will be playing the indoor stage at Stubbs on Wednesday night.  In even better news, Colour Revolt (who we did a little feature on before ACL), will be opening things up for the Boulder boys.  Doors for this show are at 10:30 and tickets can be bought for $12 from front gate tickets.  We’ve also got a tune from Rose Hill Drive below called “Trans Am”.

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Download: Rose Hill Drive – Trans Am [MP3]

Cold War Kids In Austin (10/24)

The Cold War Kids will be playing a couple shows in Austin this Friday.  First one is a free show at Waterloo Records going down at 5pm with free keg beer of course.  Second show of the day takes place at Emo’s with A.A. Bondy in support.  Better try searching craigs list if you wanna make it to the Emo’s show because it’s been sold out for a while now.  Here’s Cold War Kids most recent single “Something is Not Right With Me”.

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Download: Cold War Kids – Something is Not Right With Me [MP3]

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