You thought that just because our big festivals were over that the rock n’ roll would die? Well, no! In fact, there’s a ton of shows, both local and traveling that you should be aware of this weekend. If you click the link below, you’ll get a list of what I reckon are some shows you’d be wise to attend…aside from the Mind Spiders show, which we already previewed. Read More
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Based on the throngs of people begging for tickets oustide of Moody Theater, Monday night’s taping at ACL Live was a pretty hot commodity. Myself, well, again I was fighting to reclaim my youth by revisiting the catalogue of Nine Inch Nails.
The folks at ACL should definitely be proud of bringing in Nine Inch Nails for a taping. Sure, they’re huge in the grand scheme of things, though not necessarily the largest act to grace the studio. But, what it did represent was the power behind the PBS program, as the importance of the show continues to grow with each act that comes to the venue. It also allowed for many of us to get a version of Nine Inch Nails that me mightn’t have seen otherwise.
Read on for my thoughts on the evening…
|Date||Wednesday, November 6th|
|Location||Central Presbyterian Church|
|Tickets||$20-25 from C3|
I first found myself drawn to the voice of Laura Marling when she participated in the original line-up of Noah and the Whale, but since her departure from the group, she’s only continued to rise to fame. Her most recent album, Once I Was an Eagle, has received praise all over the world, offering listeners a chance to absorb her passionate take on stripped down folk music. I couldn’t envision a better place to catch her than at the Central Presbyterian Church, where her voice is sure to soar into the balcony. She’ll be joined by opener Willy Mason, adding to the nights powerful line-up.
|Date||Monday, November 4th|
|Tickets||$12 @ the Door|
So you’re bummed you didn’t get to see the Nine Inch Nails taping, or you don’t feel like going all the way East to catch Cults? Well, the best option out of all of these is still going to be the Nobunny show at Red 7. Nobunny’s just released Secret Songs, and he’ll be bringing his sweaty live show to our local haunt in hopes of encouraging a joyous riot. He’ll also be joined by one of my absolute favorite local bands, Pharaohs, which pretty much guarantees that you’re night’s going to be super rad, regardless of what plans you had. Hope to see you there.
Download: Nobunny – I Am A Girlfriend [MP3]
We’ve been working harder this year on being sure we get more coverage going, not just internationally, but locally as well. With that in mind, I wanted to point out a couple of shows that are desperately seeking your attendance on Friday night, in case you didn’t have plans. These shows all offer a bit of different sounds, but each features some of our favorite local acts, so be sure to do your best to support our local scene. Or, you could go see Widespread Panic. Seems like an easy choice to me, but it’s your life! Here’s my suggestions on what to hit up:
Genuine Leather, Ponderosa, The Hereticks @ The Parish Underground – Doors are at 8 PM – Cheap
Here are some jams by Letting Up to get you in the mood.
It’s a great weekend for shows and we think you deserve a chance to see one of those great shows for free. Everyone can use the extra cash for a tallboy right? Read below for your chance to win a pair of tickets to check out Crystal Antlers on Saturday at Mohawk.
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Contest Close Time: Friday at high noon.
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Download: Crystal Antlers – Licorice Pizza [MP3]
|Date||Friday, October 18th|
|Tickets||$15 from Frontgate|
Shows are coming fast and quick around here in Austin, and a this week seems jam packed with great events. Those of you with a heavy-hand should definitely keep your eyes on this Hanni El Khatib show at the Parish on Friday night. The headliner is out in support of Head in the Dirt, which is a raucous affair of hooks and bangers. Even more important is that Bass Drum of Death will be opening the evening for you all. Their riotous live shows are something of legend around here…almost as legendary as their phenomenal recorded output. I bet the night’s loud in the best way possible. Join us won’t you!
Download: Bass Drum of Death – I Dunno [MP3]
|Date||Tuesday, October 15th|
Formerly Follow That Bird, Austin’s Mirror Travel are prepared to make waves all across the United States. Their new album, Mexico, is being released tomorrow by Modern Outsider, which happens to coincide with their tour kick off set over at Hotel Vegas. You’ve got to be there to check out these great new tunes, and to show support by buying things so they can pay for gas as they conquer the States. They’ll be joined by Suspirians and RF Shannon on the night, making it an event you can’t miss. Plus, it’s indoors, so you have a chance to stay dry during a rock show. Be there or be square, says I.