Our friends Sonic Itch, Ultra8201, and Navdo are teaming up to put on a rock show Wednesday night at The Parish. The lineup includes rockers Winston Audio, locals White White Lights, and opener Eleni Mandell. Tickets for this event are only $7 and can be bought the night of the show. Doors open up at 8:30.
Download: Winston Audio – Smoke Signal [MP3]
Princeton is a group out of California, which explains a lot about the warm-bred pop they are offering on their latest track “Calypso Gold.” This song is going to be included on the group’s debut, Cocoon of Love; the album is going to be released by Kanine Records. If this song is any indicator, then there’s lots to look forward to with the release on September 29th.
Download: Princeton – Calypso Gold [MP3]
The band will also be playing at Emo’s on September 24th with some band named Ra Ra Riot. Never heard of em.
Yet another group hailing from Los Angeles, Division Day, have matured since the release of their first album Beartrap Island. This song, “Chalk Lines,” is a dense little number, surely indicative of what is to come on their newest album, Visitation, which comes out August 18th on Dangerbird Records.
Download: Division Day – Chalk Lines [MP3]
Snoop Doggy Dooooooooooog… The Dog. That’s right, Snoop D-O-double G is playing a show at Stubbs on Tuesday night. I hope you’re ready to shell out some cash though because this thing will cost ya $45 a pop. Stephen Marley is providing opening support. Show starts at 8pm, but I think we all know it won’t really start on time.
Download: Snoop Dogg – Gin and Juice [MP3]
We love The Thermals and we love Daytrotter, so when the two get together, we’ve just got to tell you about it. By now you know the drill. Band records daytrotter session, posts MP3s, and you go check it out. This one is extra sweet because the band plays the previously unreleased track “I Can’t Let Go”.
Download: The Thermals – I Can’t Let Go [MP3]
Austin Sound Check Magazine is putting on a show at The Parish that features headliners Stellastarr* along with Wild Light and locals Experimental Aircraft. Doors for this one are at 7pm and tickets are on sale now for $16.
Download: Stellastarr – Graffiti Eyes [MP3]
Fresh & Onlys have already released one album this year, and their ready to release more tunes for you on September 15th when Woodsist puts out their Grey-Eyed Girls record. It should be full of brooding rock with that deeply haunting voice that you’ll hear in the song “Invisible Forces,” which we’ll happily toss your way.
Download: Fresh & Onlys – Invisible Forces [MP3]
Jason Molina brings his band, Magnolia Electric Co to the Mohawk this Saturday night in just one of the many shows about town. Not only do you get to see his band for the measly price of $8 (or $10 at the door), but you also get to see the likes of Monahans, and our personal favorites The Donkeys. It might be a mellow affair, but it will definitely be one you’ll enjoy thoroughly as you celebrate the end of the week. Here is an old MEC tune to get you in the mood.
We just dropped some Throw me the Statue tuneage your way, and now the band has a second and equally great song available from their upcoming album. This one is called “Hi Fi Goon” and will appear on the band’s new album Creaturesque out August 4th via Secretly Canadian. Dig.
Download: Throw me the Statue – Hi Fi Goon [MP3]
Let’s face it, we all need a little hard rock in our lives from time to time, and no one is going to do a better job than The Bronx. Whether it be their high fueled live show or just the ballsy rock you dig, you’ll want to find yourself at this show on Saturday evening. The evening’s set will take place at Red Seven and the doors are set to open at 8 PM. Be sure to get plenty of fluids and rest, as you’ll need it for this show.
Download: The Bronx – Past Lives [MP3]