If you’re looking for some real rock n roll in your life, head over to Mohawk on Saturday night for an incredible lineup of local acts. Both stages of Mohawk will be occupied with locals Scorpion Child, Eagle Claw, Pack of Wolves, Castle and Shitty Car Wash all performing during the night’s events. Tickets are only at the door and things start around 9pm.
Download: Scorpion Child – A Million Lines [MP3]
Cruiserweight is a band that has been around longer than I can remember, but we always make a point to see them when they play a show in town. Make your way to Red 7 on Saturday night for one of these shows and enjoy this veteran Austin outfit. Openers are The Story Changes, Markov, and No Champions. Tickets are being sold only at the door and show starts at 9pm.
Download: Cruiserweight – Balboa [MP3]
Oh yeah, I can hear the nasty comments already… Counting Crows!? On ATH!? Well you can just shaaaat uuuup! I know a large majority of you people, or at least the none liars of the bunch, all owned a copy of the Counting Crows 1993 debut August and Everything After. That album was full of hits like Mr. Jones, Omaha, and this little early 90s jam that still pulls on my heart strings, Round Here. Not as random as you’d think, I bring you this From the Closet because Counting Crows are playing at Austin Music Hall this Monday. Tickets are a whopping $47 so I hope you’re really feeling nostalgic. Enjoy this old grunge era jam and forget about those Joni Mitchell covers and terribly outdated singles the band is promoting now.
Sebadoh frontman and Dinosaur Jr guitarist Lou Barlow is prepping a new solo album out this fall. First single “Gravitate” is available from the album now and can be found below for stream or download. Goodnight Unknown will be out October 6th via Merge Records. We dig it.
Download: Lou Barlow – Gravitate [MP3]
Do512 & Better than the Van have teamed up for a nice little event featuring some free booze & food plus a couple solid local bands at Beerland on Thursday night. The Happy Hour show features free Lonestar to the first 75 people at the venue and food from local organic taco sellers Taco Taxi. Two of our favorite local bands Quiet Company and Built by Snow will providing music for your happy hour. Things kick off at 7 and go till 9. RSVP over on Do512 to gain free admittance into the event.
Download: Built By Snow – All the Weird Kids Know [MP3]
We got word yesterday that a final street date had been announced for Music Go Music‘s new album Expressions. Said album comes out via Secretly Canadian on October 6th, and it features the wonderful song “Light of Love.” It absolutely reminds me of some sort of candy-pop from back in the day; the sort that recalls various montages in movies throughout history, particularly the birthday party scene in Problem Child.
Download: Music Go Music – Light of Love [MP3]
I’m not sure how many songs John D. has under The Mountain Goats moniker, but I’m always thirsty for more. His witty lyrics and gentle guitar strumming never cease to please. He’s got a new album coming out titled The Life of the World to Come on 4AD on October 6th. Apparently all the songs have biblical references, but he swears it’s not some newfound devotion. Here’s the new track.
Download: Mountain Goats – Genesis 3:23 [MP3]
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]