One of our favorite new Austin bands, Built by Snow, will be playing as part of the 101x Homegrown Live series at the Creekside Lounge this Wednesday evening. The band will be joined by other ATH favorites Hollywood Gossip & Harlem. Tickets will be sold at the door for a mere $5 with things kicking off around 9/10pm. If you haven’t seen this band yet, make it a point to do so.
Download: Harlem – Beautiful & Very Smart [MP3]
Bishop Allen just posted a couple new tracks from their forthcoming album Grrr… due out on March 10th. We’ve got a new tune entitled “The Ancient Commonsense of Things” for you below. You can also pick up their new song “Dimmer” from the Bishop Allen website. While you’re at it, read an interview we did with the band during Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Download: Bishop Allen – The Ancient Commonsense of Things [MP3]
Tonight Rob Crow, of Pinback fame, is stepping back in line with his heavier side, as he brings Goblin Cock to Austin. The band is set to play this evening at Red 7, and the doors open up for your enjoyment at 9 PM. Tickets to this show will cost you $8, and you can pick up your set here.
Download: Goblin Cock – Stumped [MP3]
Amazon continues to try and compete with itunes in the Mp3 download department by offering you such steals as these. The deal for today features a 20 song compilation disc of The Motown singles to reach #1 for only $1.99. You won’t be surprised that the album is full of huge names like Lionel Richie (also an ATH guilty pleasure), The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and other greats. Get it now.
The Submarines will be bringing their brand of catchy pop tunes to Stubbs this Tuesday evening. The band will be co-headlining on the night along with The Morning Benders. You can have tickets for only $12. Doors/music are at 10pm. Here’s a song from the Submarines you might recognize from one of those famous ipod commercials called “You, me and the Bourgeoisie”.
Download: The Submarines – You Me and the Bourgeoisie [MP3]
It’s been a while since we last heard from Canadian outfit Great Lake Swimmers after the release of their incredible 2007 album Ongiara. Today news surfaced that the band will be releasing a new album entitled Lost Channels on March 31st via Nettwerk. Here’s the repeat play worthy first single “Pulling on a Line”.
Download: Great Lake Swimmers – Pulling on a Line [MP3]
If you’re looking for cheaper options aside from the BSS show on Saturday night, Fucked Up at Emo’s should be a solid choice. The band will be joined on the stage by Annihilation Time, Irong Age, and A.N.S. You can get your hands on some tickets for only $10. Doors at 8pm.
Download: Fucked Up – No Epiphany [MP3]
In a break from his duties as The Willowz front man, Richie James Follin has decided it’s time to try things on his own. Mr. Follin recruited an all star cast of supporters for his new project including members of Hot Hot Heat, Band of Horses, Beachwood Sparks, and a ton of others. You can expect the new solo album Battle to hit stores on April 7th. Here’s first single “Host” for you to take with you.
Download: Richie James Follin – Host [MP3]
Here’s the one we’ve all been waiting months for. Canadian super group Broken Social Scene is bringing the house down at Bass Concert Hall this Saturday evening in Austin. If you’re foolish enough to not have tickets yet, try searching craiglist because tickets are sold out. The band will be joined by special guest Lymbic System. Music starts promptyly at 8pm. This may be the one show you’ll regret missing this year.
Download: Broken Social Scene – Lover’s Spit [MP3]
I’d like to take a minute this week to pay homage to one of the great soul voices of our time. Sure, you’ve heard this sweet voice several times in your life, but does it make Wilson Pickett any less powerful? Absolutely not! I’m throwing a tune your way, just as an example of the great voice that stems from American soul. See that smile?