It’s been an incredible year for Mirror Travel; their Mexico record for Modern Outsider was our Number One record in our Top 15 Austin Albums, and it looks like they’re continuing their meteoric rise. They’ve been nominated for several Austin Music Blogger Awards (find all nominees HERE), so we caught up with the band to give a little bit of insight into the life of the band. Click below to read all about it, and don’t forget to pick up your tickets HERE…the band will be playing as part of the night’s incredible line-up.
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|Date||Monday, Februrary 17th|
|Tickets||$14 at the Door|
So you’re bummed that you didn’t get tickets to the Neutral Milk Hotel show? Well, you can do the next best thing by joining us to catch their label mates, Hospitality. They’re new album, Trouble, got a lot of love from our girl Nicole, and while it takes on a darker tone, it still has the same infectious sensibility as their first effort. My personal highlight though is catch Air Waves, open, who we haven’t heard from in some time, but I’m sure that their tour indicates things are about to change. Austin’s own Modrag will begin the night, so raise your spirits by catching the “other” best show in town.
Download: Hospitality – Rockets and Jets [MP3]
Painted Palms is a band that we’ve really gotten into over the last year with their upbeat, catchy singles that are continually ringing in our ears. To say we’re excited to see the group during SXSW would be a major understatement. We’re pumped. Founding father of the band Chris Prudhomme was kind enough to answer our burning questions and his responses can be found below.
Well, we’re rolling into the dreaded holiday weekend that haunts a lot of people, but what better way to spend your Valentines Day by watching a great show, either with your loved one, or finding one. There’s tons going on this weekend, so I wanted to spotlight a few shows you should look into. Dinner and flowers are dumb; rock n’ roll is the way to go. Read more to find out where you should be.
We’re really proud to be part of the Austin Music Blogger Awards; it’s going to be a huge success celebrating the Austin music community. While it may not be perfect, we’re doing our best to make it an event that everyone enjoys. So with that in mind, we caught up via email with Jess Williamson, as she tours in support of her recent effort, Native State; she’s nominated for Best Solo Artist. She had a great 2013, and looks like 2014 is shaping up to be another solid year for her. She’ll also be playing at the awards show, so be sure to pick up your tickets HERE.
Also, don’t forget the readers get a vote too! Vote for your favorite Album of the Year HERE.
SXSW comes earlier and earlier every year doesn’t it? Prepared or not, the festival is right around the corner and of course we’re going to get you ready as best we can. Interviews are a great way to get a varying perspective from band and I’m going to kick mine off today with one featuring Brooklyn upstart Clouder. I haven’t know about these guys too long, but what I’m hearing, I’m digging big time. Based on these interview responses, I think I might just like the guys even more. Check it out after the jump. Read More
You want to keep Austin weird? Well, then the best way to do it is by realizing how great our odd-ball pop bands are. The latest in the line of quirky music comes to us via Party Plants, who’ve just released a new EP. Honestly, it reminds me of of the better parts of Presidents of the USA, which really isn’t a knock by any means. There’s a definitive bounce to the tunes as well, giving the feeling a bit of liveliness that’s much needed to entertain in a live setting. The band has also been building quite a name for themselves by playing all over town, with no bad reviews coming our way. You can grab the EP HERE.
SXSW is just a month away, and we’re already getting rather antsy. We decided to try and squeeze in as much coverage of the many bands coming into town as we could, so we sent off a bunch of interview questions to bands we think you need to keep an eye on. Today, we bring you Kip from the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, one of our favorite acts of the past 5 years, not to mention one of SXSW’s hardest working bands. Check it out for Kip’s responses… Read More