XO Publicity Holiday Sampler

With the holiday season bearing down on us, we anticipate this holiday themed sampler to be just one of many coming out this month. This time around, the people at XO Publicity are bringing us a 13 song sampler full of Christmasy tunes from artists represented by the company. You can choose to download all tracks or stream them directly from the site. Here’s “Ragtime Manifesto” from The Winter Sounds which may be the only new wave Christmas song I’ve ever heard.

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Download: The Winter Sounds – Ragtime Manifesto [MP3]

Black Joe Lewis @ Continental Club (12/4)

Austin’s favorite son, Black Joe Lewis, is playing at The Continental Club on Thursday evening.  Black Joe is well known around town for bringing intensity and fire to his live performances that other local acts can’t compete with.  Mr. Lewis is set to go on at midnight with tickets only $10 at the door.  Gunpowder!

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Balmorhea @ The Parish (12/4)

Local Austin boys, Balmorhea, are playing at The Parish on this cold Thursday evening.  The band is joined by Silent Land Time Machine and The Indian Queen Medley, also out of Austin.  Tickets can be bought for $8 with showtime set for around 9:00pm.  Here’s a song from Silent Land Time Machine called “Everything Goes to Shit” that has really sparked our interest in the band.

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Download: Silent Land Time Machine – Everything Goes to Shit [MP3]

TMNT @ Alamo Drafthouse (12/3)

The Alamo Drafthouse at The Ritz downtown continues to bring us randomly awesome things with a showing of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie on Wednesday.  As always, if you’re just expecting dinner and a movie, you would be wrong.  No, for this event, The Drafthouse is charging you $16 for the movie and all you can eat pizza in a variety of TMNT themed flavors.  Showtime is set for 7pm.  Buy tickets from the Alamo Drafthouse website and watch a sweet trailer on IMDB.

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Download: Cars Can be Blue – TMNT [MP3]

Golden Animals In Austin (12/2)

Denton’s finest, The Golden Animals, are making a stop in Austin this afternoon/evening.  First off, the band plans on playing a free instore at Cheapo Discs at 5pm.  Later in the day, stop by Beerland to catch a full on live set by the band.  Beerland tickets will be sold only at the door.

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Download: Golden Animals – Try On Me [MP3]

Deerhunter @ Emo’s (12/2)

Deerhunter are bringing their tour with Times New Viking through town on Tuesday night at Emo’s.  Doors are set for 9pm with tickets available now for only $12.  Earlier in the day, Times New Viking will also be doing a free instore at local record shop End of an Ear around 5pm.  You should  take a peak at our recent review of Deerhunter’s 2008 album Micorcastle or stream a song from that effort below.

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Download: Deerhunter – Never Stops [MP3]

Free EP From Matt Pond PA

Going on 10 years in the business, Matt Pond PA continue to pump out quality new tunes year after year.  Last week the Pennsylvania based band offered a downloadable 9 song EP ironically titled The FreeepDownload the new songs for free or check out opening track “Hearts and Minds” right here.

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Download: Matt Pond PA – Hearts and Minds [MP3]

Happy Turkey Day

As a send off to Turkey Day, we here at ATH would like to congratulate the winners in our Black Keys contest.  Winners have been emailed and we’ll get those sweet prizes out to you right after the holiday.  Thanks to all who entered and giving thought out responses!  We’ll be taking some vacation for the next couple of days, so go spend some time with your families.  Happy Thanksgiving kids!

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