Those of you who’ve been following the local Austin scene surely are aware of the blossoming act, Tele Novella, but if not, now’s the time for you take notice. The group is pretty sensational, creating some of the best pop music to come out of city, and dare I say, the world as a whole. There’s a soft spin on the vocals for this track, and the construction of the track allows for inspired listeners to take the most out of every spin. You’ll find the group releasing their debut 7″, Don’t Be a Stranger, on November 5th, with some great Texas gigs lined up. Going to be a nice year (and beyond) for this four-piece.
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This past Friday night was nuts here in Austin. ACL Festival started, shows on every corner, at every venue, and hordes of happy people just milling about. For me, my eyes were set on catching Fuzz over at Red 7. Read on for my words on the band and more. Photo courtesy of the hard-working badass, Pooneh Ghana. Read More
I get it folks, ACL just isn’t your thing. You’re probably trying to stay away from the hordes of people in the downtown area too. So why not enjoy a righteous night of rock n’ roll by heading over to Hotel Vegas to catch one of the hottest new bands in town. Okay, so Jonly Bonly might not be new boys, with members of Sweet Talk and OBN IIIs taking the helm, but the band itself is fairly new; I’ve been rocking out to the few songs they passed my way, and I’m expecting them to blow the socks off Austin in no time. You like catchy proto-punk with a garage rock bent? Yeah, you better be there this Friday night. They’ll be playing with Trustees and DJ Andrew McCalla to make your night both cheap and fulfilling; it all follows the Richard Buckner set! Oh, and here’s one of those sweet rocking tunes I was talking about. Meet your favorite new band people!
Download: Jonly Bonly – Never Thought I’d Die [MP3]
Every year as the city, and our visitors, gear up for ACL Fest, there’s something special that always spotlights the city’s talents, reminding us that we’ve got quite a bit of talent here in town. Art Disaster has been going on for a few years, and we’re happy to be one of the sponsors for this event. You’ll have two venues , Red 7 and Holy Mountain, offering great bands like Driver Friendly, Good Field and The Black and White Years, not to mention drinks and the cool people of A-town milling all about, including us! If you RSVP, you can get in to see the all the acts for a measly $3. Pretty much no excuse for you guys since it’s cheap, and you already took off Friday for the festival.
Download: Good Field – Tell Me Ida [MP3]
There are just some bands that you’re going to fawn over, so I’m always glad when I get a chance to see Terry Malts. It didn’t hurt that they had some great local acts supporting them before their set, which made for an all-around enjoyable night for us. Staying up late on a school night, well worth it.
You can read on for my thoughts and such things, not to mention B.Gray’s photos of the evening.
|Date||Friday, Sseptember 27th|
|Tickets||$40-$50 from Austin Theatre|
When I first started talking about this show, RayRay was giving me a hard time because he thought Aimee Mann was just typical chick rock; homeboy is wrong. For one, she’s worked with artists from Geddy Lee to Matthew Sweet, not to mention her role in the Independent Music Awards. And, accompanying her on the evening will be my man-crush, Ted Leo, who has a very valid history of his own. I’m not sure how the night will work, as I know the two have been playing joint sets as The Both, but perhaps we’ll get a little bit of both on the evening. Sure, prices are a tad steep, but have a feeling it will be a sepcial evening for all in attendance.
|Date||Thursday, September 26th|
|Tickets||$8 from Mohawk|
I’m going to beg you to come to this show. I absolutely love the Terry Malts and their no bullshit live shows. They’ve come through town before, but their return to Austin comes on the heels of their latest release, Nobody Realizes This is Nowhere (Slumberland Records). It’s just another excellent record that deserves a huge audience, so be part of that on Thursday night. If you play your cards right, you’ll also be treated to excellent sets by locals New Arrows and Shivery Shakes (who just finished recording their own LP!) Great bands deserve great audiences so they can put on great shows…come be part of it.
Download: Terry Malts – Disconnect [MP3]
I didn’t really know what to expect on the evening of the Dent May show. There were tons of great bands playing, both local and traveling, so I wondered if people would turn out for Dent; turn out they did, buoyed by travelers from Ole Miss…leaving him with a home away from home show.
You can read further for my thoughts and Brian’s photos.