Ice Cube, that’s right I said Ice Cube, is playing at The Mohawk of all places this Sunday evening. Not sure why Mr. Cube would be playing at the usually indie bar but it should be a wild show. Tickets are available now for $25. Doors open earlier than usual at 7pm.
Download: Ice Cube – It Was a Good Day [MP3]
For those of you who get annoyed with your favorite bands makin’ it big and not playing smaller venues anymore, Trail of Dead have a treat for you. The now veteran Austin band are planning to play at Red 7 this Friday along with friends Those Peabodys & Glorium. Now time for the bad news… Tickets for this surprise show are being sold only at the door so get in line early if you want to make it inside the small club. Doors are opening at 8pm. Recent single from TOD can be heard below.
Another good local band show is going down Friday night at The Mohawk with The Midgetmen and The Calm Blue Sea teaming up for a sure to be rockin’ show. Music should start around 10pm for this one. Preview the show with a track from The Calm Blue Sea entitled “We Happy Few”.
Download: The Calm Blue Sea – We Happy Few [MP3]
When a band is discovered by Tegan & Sara, you probably know that ATH is going to jump all over them. Such is the case with Australian act An Horse. Apparently the story goes that the Quin sisters met the duo while on tour in the land down under and brought them back to tour the states. After the band’s first stint in the US, the media has been hot on their trail to tag them as the next big thing. Big time or not, An Horse have one EP already in stores and their debut LP Rearrange Beds is available for purchase now via iTunes. The physical release of the album won’t be until mid March, so if time and money are an issue, let us hook you up with new song “Postcards”.
Download: An Horse – Postcards [MP3]
Local bands are getting down with some great shows this week and The Lemurs are getting in on the fun tonight at Lamberts. The Austin act is joined by St. Louis band Gentleman Auction House during the evening’s events. Tickets will be sold only at the door with music getting started around 8pm. Here’s a sweet little Christmas themed track from Gentleman Auction House called “Home for the Holidays”.
Download: Gentleman Auction House – Home for the Holidays [MP3]
Local Austin act, Till Were Blue or Destroy, are playing a set at The Mohawk on Tuesday evening. The band will be joined in the night’s events by The Ugly Suit out of Oklahoma. Things are set to start at 10pm with tickets being sold only at the door. Preview the show with a new track from the Ugly Suit called “Chicago”.
Download: The Uglysuit – Chicago [MP3]
Daytrotter brings us even more goodness this week with a live recording of a set by Damien Jurado. You can stream or download each song right this very second. If time is limited for you, download or stream the song “Ohio” below. It’s a beauty.
Download: Damien Jurado – Ohio(live) [MP3]
UK’s prolific underground blues artist, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, is playing a show on the inside stage at Emo’s on Saturday. Tickets for the event are available now for $10 and music should get started around 10pm with opening act Delaney Davidson. Here’s a song to preview the show called “Black Heart”.
Download: Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs [MP3]
If you aren’t making it out to the Whitman show on Friday, Built by Snow are also playing next door at Club Deville. Built by Snow are a band looking to make it big in 2009 with their new album MEGA due out in January. Other local acts Hollwood Gossip, Dead Black Hearts, and DJ Gmau will be joining in on the fun. Club Deville website says the thing is free so you could always stop by in between sets at the Mohawk. Even if you aren’t making it to the show, you can still enjoy a new track from Built by Snow entitled “All the Weird Kids Know”
Download: Built by Snow – All the Weird Kids Know [MP3]
Even more holiday music to make your vacation time that much more enjoyable! With 44 songs to download, the Suburban Sprawl record label may win the prize for most expansive holiday sampler. You can listen to each track on their site or download the whole thing as one big zip file. Here’s just one of the 44 unique holiday oriented songs called “Meet Me On Christmas Eve” by Sea of Japan.
Download: Sea of Japan – Meet Me On Christmas Eve [MP3]