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]
Local Austin record label, Chicken Ranch Records, are offering up a 2 song Christmas EP to celebrate the holiday season. In support of the time of giving, the label is asking that you donate a little something with all proceeds being donated to the Austin Food Bank. You can download the 2 songs for free, but why not give a little bit to those in need?
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.
Download: The Winter Sounds – Ragtime Manifesto [MP3]
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!
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.
Download: Silent Land Time Machine – Everything Goes to Shit [MP3]
The Boy Least Likely To are getting into the holiday fun with their own Christmas time song for your enjoyment. The new song is called “The Snowflake” and you can hear it right now on our media player or download it below.
Download: Boy Least Likely To – The Snowflake [MP3]
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.
Download: Cars Can be Blue – TMNT [MP3]
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.
Download: Golden Animals – Try On Me [MP3]