Things are heating up here in Austin, with several really big shows coming up in the month of April. But, before we get into the full swing of things, let’s take a look at what’s going on this weekend. There’s definitely shows we expect you to attend, but we’ll let you be the judge of that. Below you’ll find our suggestions for the musical weekend of April 4th-6th, including some great free gigs See you out on the town, and don’t forget to support the bands buy buying something while you’re out. Read on for details… Read More
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If you haven’t heard of ZNTH while living in Austin, then perhaps you’re living under a really large rock. They’ve got a slew of influences, ranging from local acts like Ringo Deathstarr to Jens Lekman. You’ll find bombastic noise elements backed by really neat little bits of pop. You’ll find these powerful touches on their new album, Yr Damned Zenith, which was just recently released. The music their crafting sounds perfect for those of you looking to catch a dynamic rock show. Take a trip through their album by visiting their BANDCAMP page to see more of what the group is all about.
Man, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to IPSML for pointing me in the direction of this great Austin band, The Late Joys. I don’t know where I’ve been hiding, or rather where this band’s been hiding, but apparently they’ve been making great tracks for quite some time. I mean, the track below is from a free EP that came out back in 2009, but the band hasn’t quit. They’ve got a slew of live recordings they’ve done recently you can also grab from them. For my two cents, the band sounds like a cross between Mountain Goats and Hollywood Gossip (a sorely missed Austin act). I’ll keep you up to date now that these guys are on my radar.
Download: The Late Joys – Everybody’s Going Away [MP3]
Already with two song posts on our site, I think most are aware that local boys Ghetto Ghouls have our stamp of approval. I’ve got even more great tuneage from these guys today in the form of this track called “Simple C”. We are yet again treated here to some gritty, rough rock n roll sounds reminiscent of some of our greatest indie rock forefathers. Get on the bandwagon now people.
Once again you should be buying the new Ghetto Ghouls self-titled album on April 8th via Monofonus Press.
The folks over at Mohawk are dedicating themselves to keeping things fun and local on Monday nights, bringing you another great gig in their Showoff Series. First, let me just tell you that the show is FREE, so you get to enjoy some great bands and spend all your money on booze and MERCH! But, this Monday’s show has some incredible local acts, and one we’ll all need to say goodbye to. Ringo Deathstarr is the headliner on the night, and the band needs no introduction; they’re one of the many rad acts across town. But, you need to come say goodbye to Gal Pals, who unfortunately are relocating due to career opportunities. We love the duo, and we wish them all the best on their new ventures. Also, Hola Beach will kick off the night, rounding out a line-up that’s worth your time. See you there.
Download: Ringo Deathstarr – Every Time [MP3]
I’m loving living in Austin right now; there’s so much incredible music out there it’s hard to know where to turn. But, we do know one of the band’s on our list to watch is The Ghost Wolves. The duo have deservedly earned themselves a strong following here in town, with wailing guitars and pounding drum work. Carley Wolf comes off with a strong personality, using her bratty tones to rock the crowds. On May 27th the band will release Man, Woman, Beast via Plowboy Records; it’ll include several live bonus tracks too! Enjoy jamming out to this track today, will ya?
Looks like we’re in for a nice weekend, weather-wise, so that makes things perfect for a venture out to some of our great local venues to catch a show, or maybe even two. There’s lots of good shows this weekend, most of which are featuring local bands we adore. Take a look, a listen, and pick a show to hit up this weekend. Hopefully we’ll see see you there.
Friday, March 28th:
Nic Armstrong & the Thieves, For Her & the Snow – Lamberts – 9:30 – $8
Saturday, March 29th:
Spray Paint, Nazi Gold, Empty Markes, Massageinist, Slash & Spread – Hotel Vegas – $5
Roger Sellers, Hikes, Chipper Jones – Holy Mountain – 9 PM
Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the Austin music scene, you are familiar with Orville Bateman’s musical project known as OBN III’s. He is of course involved in tons of other bands in town, but this one is a personal favorite of mine. Today we’ve gotten news that the group has recently finished a new album and is spreading the word with this great new track called “No Time For the Blues”. It’s of course in the punk rock genre, and I’m down for that. You can also hear some hints of another famous front man by the name of King Khan in there too, and I can’t see how anyone wouldn’t be down for that as well.
Pick up new album, Third Time to Harm, on May 27th via Tic Tac Totally Records.