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Headed To ACL

Hey guys, we’re just getting out of the shower, and we’re putting on our game faces.  We will most definitely be back to you on Monday with updates and highlights.  We hope that your ACL weekend is everything you’ve imagined.  Be safe, have fun and enjoy the festivities.  See you Monday!

Colour Revolt @ Parish (10/5)

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Date 10/5/09
Location Parish
Doors 8pm
Tickets $7 online

If you’re appetite for live music hasn’t been quenched by the madness that is ACL, make your way to the Parish on Monday night for a set by Oxford, MS band Colour Revolt.  Local support will be provided by Winston Audio and Ume.  Now we’ve seen this band a few times before and we can honestly say that this one will be worth wiping the dust off your face and shaking off your ACL hangover.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/colour_revolt-naked_and_red.mp3]

Download: Colour Revolt – Naked and Red [MP3]

Yo Gabba Gabba & Of Montreal

tv_new_yo_gabba_gabbaIf you haven’t checked out the kid show Yo Gabba Gabba, you really should make a point to do so.  Besides featuring some musical guests like Mates of State, The Shins, and MGMT, the show is fairly entertaining and goofy.  The Nick Jr. show is also about to put out a soundtrack on October 2oth called Music is Awesome… which features some solid indie acts like The Roots, Chromeo, and this new track from Of Montreal.  Also try searching Yo Gabba Gabba on youtube and watch some clips from the show.  They are sure to get a laugh… or at least make you not want to grow up.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/14-Brush-Brush-Brush.mp3]

Download: Of Montreal – Brush Brush Brush [MP3]

ACL Fun Times! (10/1 – 10/3)

ArtDisaster-2009-10-01-webSo you’re one of those brave souls who just can’t get enough of the heat and music during the day at ACL and you want more?  Or maybe you’re just one of those types who skip the festival alltogether and make it out to after parties and after shows?  Regardless of what category you fit into, here’s a couple choices for each night of ACL for things to do after the festival activities wind down.  We’re keeping it to just two options a night so as to not overwhelm you.  Follow the jump for da parties.

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ACL Interviews: Suckers

suckers_ACLToday we focus on some of the lesser known bands of ACL with an interview spotlighting relatively new Brooklyn band Suckers. We spoke to the man simply known as Pan this week via phone to find out a little bit about this new project. I think you will all be glad to know that Pan is in full support of my Pearl Jam pick for ACL. So there. Follow the jump for full interview.

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Free Tour Sampler From Park The Van

ptvlogoIt’s that time of year again and the free sampler from the small indie labels continue to roll in.  This one from Park the Van is super rad because it features this sweet song from The Spinto Band that I just can’t get enough of.  This rather lagre sampler features 13 tracks from Spinto Band, Dr. Dog, Generationals and a whole bunch of others.  Get your hand on it now.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/01-01-Jackhammer.mp3]

Download: Spinto Band – Jackhammer [MP3]

Secret Machines @ Emo’s (9/30)

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Date 9/30/09
Location Emos
Doors 9pm
Tickets $15 from Ticketweb

So maybe The Secret Machines have fallen a bit on hard times with the critics, but does that mean they can’t bring the house down with a live show anymore?  I think not.  Head over to Emo’s on Wednesday night for one of these face melting shows from this once time Dallas based band.  Openers will be Ringo Deathstarr and Imaad Wasif.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Secret-Machines-Nowhere-Again.mp3]

Download: Secret Machines – Nowhere Again [MP3]

New Tunes from The Authors

authorsWe spotlighted The Authors a few weeks back as one of our favorite new local acts we think you should check out if you get a chance.  Speaking of chance, they play this week at Art Disaster No. 9, which is Thursday.  Until then, we hope to hold you over with one of their newest tracks.  We hope you support these guys, and if not, at least you have a sweet new track to grab onto for the day.

[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Feels-Like-Running.mp3]

Download: Authors – Feels Like Running [MP3]

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