One of the hardest working artist I know, Will Johnson, is continuing some of his solo performances here at The Mohawk on Thursday night. Will is the founding member of Veteran Dallas band Centro-Matic. ATH recently checked out his solo set at Waterloo records and were blown away by the powerfulness of these songs played with only a guitar in hand. Buy tickets to the show for only $11.
Tonight, Jason Chronis from Voxtrot will be playing with his band, releasing his first 7″. Apparently, the band is his project, with a lot of help from other Austin artists, including members of Bel Aire. The show starts tonight at Emos at 10 PM, and you can be one of the first to get your hands on the JC & CO 7″. Seems like a solid choice to me.
You can hear some of Jason’s music over at his Myspace Page.
Brooklyn’s finest dance/pop band Chairlift have some new music for your listening pleasure. The song is called “Evident Utensil” and will be seen on the band’s newest album Does You Inspire You due out on November 11th October 28th. The band will also be stopping by our little town on August 9th at The Mohawk with tour mates Ariel Pink. Tickets for the event are sold only at the door. Mark your calendar![audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/evidentutensil.mp3]
Download: Chairlift – Evident Utensil [MP3]
We don’t post too much hip-hop on our website (probably because none of us are terribly well versed in the genre) so when we hear something that deserves a second listen, we give it to you. Brit hip-hop artist The Streets are one of those artists that sometimes deserve that second listen. The Streets have a new song called “The Escapist” that you can download by simply typing in an email address (it doesn’t have to be a real one). The song will be seen on The Streets new album Everything is Borrowed due out September 15th. You can also watch the new video for “The Escapist” on man’s greatest invention, youtube. I can’t seem to get the song out of my head. What do you think?
Our show this Friday is listed over at do512.com. Go and vote for us by visiting the do512 site. Hope to see you there!
The Dawn Chorus are celebrating the release of their new album out last week, Florida St. Serenade by offering you their last two albums The Disappearing Dawn Chorus & Second Dawn Chorus completely free for your downloading pleasure. You can download the albums from the band’s record label Fractured Discs. You can also stream the band’s brand new album Florida St. Serenade and download a couple tracks from it over on the Last FM website. That’s not all! You can preview the song “I’m Cured” off the band’s newest album below. It’s quite the catchy one.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/i27mcured.mp3]
Download: Dawn Chorus – Im Cured [MP3]
ATH and blog world favorite Fleet Foxes recently played a short 3 song live set for NPR. You can watch the video over on the NPR website. If you read our show review and/or our album review of the band, you know we don’t hesitate to post things about Fleet Foxes.
Arizona band Dear and The Headlights will be playing the live scene at Stubbs indoor this evening. What Laura Says Thinks and Feels will also be playing with Beaux Loy opening things up for both bands. Tickets are at the low low price of only $10 with doors set to open at 8pm. Buy yourself some tickets at the Stubbs website. Also, check out a song entitled “I’m Bored, You’re Amorous” from Dear and the Headlights 2007 album Small Steps, Heavy Hooves:[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/05-im-bored-youre-amorous.mp3]
Download: Dear and The Headlinghts – Im Bored, Youre Amorous [MP3]
Austin Town Hall is proud to present Whitman w/ The Drawing Board and The Bridge Farmers at Emo’s Lounge Friday August 1st. Doors for the event are set to open at 9pm with The Bridge Farmers kicking things off at 10pm. Tickets for the show are only $5 for the above 21 crowd and $8 for you guys that haven’t hit that magic drinking age yet. Have yourself a listen to “The Girl in the Window” by The Bridge Farmers, “The Writer” by The Drawing Board & “Evangelist” by Whitman bellow:[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/girlinthewindow.mp3]
Download: The Bridge Farmers – Girl in the Window [MP3][audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/the-drawing-board-the-writer.mp3]
Download: The Drawing Board – The Writer [MP3][audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/05-the-evangelist.mp3]
Download: Whitman – The Evangelist [MP3]
Also, feel free to grab the show poster – send it to your friends, blog about it, etc.