• SXSW: 6 Bands To Watch

    Well SXSW music is officially here, and as I sit and ponder my existence while at work, I thought it would be fun to share some advice on bands to

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  • RayRay’s Top Songs – 2018

    When it comes to ATH and our areas of expertise, I like to think I’m the go to guy for song lists and bad ass playlists. If you’re doubting me,

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  • Best of Indiepop 2018

    Everyone has their own definition of indiepop; but I tend to ascribe to the original craft where DIY aesthetics and a softer response to punk were all the rage. But,

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  • ATH Top Albums – 2018

      This is our year end list for albums of the year. There’s four of us here, so it’s hard to come to a consensus, but we did our best.

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  • Nathan’s Top Austin Albums of 2018

    In the year’s end, those who “write” about music claim our superior tastes by spouting off about our favorite releases. I figured I should start off all the shenanigans with

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Pudding

pudding_athWho decided to make washing machines and toilets the exact same color? A simple color code system could prevent accidents like this. Clearly there should be some sort of advocacy group for drunks

Hollywood Gossip @ Nomad Bar (6/20)

hollywoodWe’ve always been big fans of Austin band Hollywood Gossip so we were excited to see that they are playing a free show at Nomad Bar on Saturday night.  If you aren’t familiar with the bar, here’s a little map to help you find your way to the show.  Fellow locals Household Names and Harlovve will be kicking things off around 10pm.  Should be a good one!

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Download: Hollywood Gossip – Bicycle [MP3]

From the Closet: Screeching Weasel

weaselsLet’s not forget that some of us had to start our musical fandom somewhere, and for myself and many of my friends it was in the land of punk rock. This heralded land has been taken down by a lot of things lately, namely any genre wherein you add the word -core as a suffix. But, back for the attack are some of the forefathers, as Screeching Weasel comes to town this Friday at Emos.  Not only that, but Ben will also be playing a Riverdales set Saturday night.  The song below is one of my favorites that comes off Screeching Weasel’s Anthem for a New Tomorrow. Yay, punk rock didn’t completely die!

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ATH Interviews: Here We Go Magic

magicBefore their sold out show at the Parish, ATH stopped by End of an Ear in Austin on Tuesday for an intimate in-store performance by Brooklyn band Here we go Magic.  Shortly after the set, we had the chance to sit down with founding member Luke Temple to ask him a few questions about his newly formed band.  We talk about what it’s been like touring with Grizzly Bear, the future of his band, and tons more interesting tidbits.  Follow the jump to read our full interview with Luke Temple.

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St. Vincent In Austin (6/19)

stvincentEveryone’s favorite indie songstress Annie Clark (known as St. Vincent) will be making another much anticipated stop in Austin on Friday.  First up is one of those famous free Waterloo Records in-stores going down at 3pm with free keg beer of course.  Second is a chance for a full on proper set at Mohawk beginning at 9pm with openers Pattern is Movement.  Tickets for this show will run ya $17 and can be bought online now.  If you’re planning on making it out, stick around after the St. Vincent set for an inside show by our new favorite Austin band Sad Accordions.

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Download: St. Vincent – Actor Out of Work [MP3]

New Tunes From A.A. Bondy

aabondyAfter the moderate success of his debut 2007 solo album American Hearts, folkster A.A. Bondy is back and ready to release his sophomore effort.  The new album will be called When the Devil’s Loose which hits stores September 1st via Fat Possum Records.  First single from the album “When the Devil’s Loose” can be found below.

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Download: A.A. Bondy – When the Devil’s Loose [MP3]

6/14 – White Rabbits @ Emos

whiterabbits01Fresh off the release of their It’s Frightening, White Rabbits returned to Austin, riding the wave of praise heaped upon them by various media outlets, ATH included. We ventured to Emos salivating at the chance to hear “Percussion Gun” live, as that clearly is one of our songs of the year. Local Austin band The Boxing Lesson opened up the evening, but they were practically done with their space-electronica when we made it into an empty indoor Emos. Follow the jump to read the full review.

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