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Show Preview: Odonis Odonis @ Mohawk (4.21)

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Date Monday, April 21st
Location Mohawk
Doors 9:00 PM
Tickets $10


There’s a ton of heavy-hitting shows in town this week, from Vampy Weeks to Mogwai…and beyond.  But, you should start your Monday night with something particularly special, something loud; you should get your week going by hitting up the Odonis Odonis show at Mohawk tonight!  We’ve mentioned the band on numerous occasions, but now that we’ve had ample time to have our ears destroyed (willingly) by the group’s new album, Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, I’m adamant that this show is something you can’t miss.  But, I warn you, your going to need to get your ears checked afterwards, just to make sure they’re still working right.  They’ll be joined by Shockwave Riderz and Super Thief, so be sure to schedule in some time for this can’t miss evening of tunes.

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Download: Odonis Odonis – New Obsession [MP3]

Austin Spotlight: Pollen

artworks-000076438282-4l1oko-t500x500I’ve been looking through all the upcoming shows, trying to find something new that I could really gravitate to, which is when I discovered this track from Pollen.  The band’s fairly new to town, but they’ve already booked a really great show at Blackheart Bar with LA Snacks and Party Girl (4/25).  It’s a free show, and it should have this catchy little tune played in the garage-rock realm to keep you bouncing on your toes throughout the evening.  For me, I love the crunchy sound of the guitar and the riding of the cymbals by the drummer, but it’s the erratic vocal delivery that really sells me on the group.  Hopefully we’ll see you at the Blackheart next week: it’s free!

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Download: Pollen – Not A Test [MP3]

Austin Spotlight: A. Sinclair Readies New EP

asinclair650We’ve been patiently waiting for the new EP of A. Sinclair, the band formerly known as Frank Smith; a new song is here today.  Singer Aaron promised us that the band would be building a louder sound, which fits more with the band’s live performances of late.  While the opening of the tune ambles a bit in the way of atmospherics, the song jumps into a rocking jam within seconds, collecting all the promise we’ve seen in the band over the last several years.  If you’ve been following the group, you’re going to be proud of the confidence and craftsmanship this tune shows.  Get ready to hear their new Pretty Girls EP when it’s released on May 20th.

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Austin Spotlight: The Capitalist Kids Release New Album

capitalist kidsThere’s a lot of music in this city, but, like the song below mentions, people tend to get stuck inside certain circles or genres.  I’m guilty of that myself, sure, but I’m working on it. Perhaps that’s why I suggest you head out to Beerland tomorrow night to pick up the new album, At A Loss, from The Capitalist Kids.  It’s a pop punk gem of a record, with quick guitar riffs rushing forward while melodies flourish in each and every song.  It reminds me that listening to music doesn’t always have to be so cerebral; you can turn music up loud and just let yourself escape into the exuberance of life.  If you’re looking for a good time, then I suggest you pass the time with this album; you probably won’t have much fun listening to anything else.

Austin Spotlight: Another OBN IIIs Hit

obnIt was only a matter of time before OBN IIIs really started to make waves everywhere.  They’ve long been one of our favorite acts, and they’ve definitely earned loyal fans on their countless tours; it’s about time the band got some love from the press that lauds all their imitators.  Orville’s performance on this new jam is pretty spot on, and those feuding guitar parts are just ridiculous.  Just as we expected, the song captures their live energy, and shows just what a force they can be when recorded. Their new record, Third Time to Harm, will be out on May 11th via Tic Tac Totally. 

Austin Spotlight: Whalers Release New Album

whalersWe’ve written about Whalers many a times on these here pages, and we’re excited to let you know that the band has quietly released their new album, Submarine Sun.  The group has previously released singles “Battleships” and “Bon Viviant,” but I wanted to share with you one of my favorite tracks from the recent release. On this tune, you see the band work on expanding their sound, opening the song with a soft vocal layer over some precision drumming and a pulsing beat. As the song moves forward, the tune opens up even more, with accented guitar pieces and an emphatic vocal performance.  Definitely spend some of your time today listening through all the tracks; you’ll regret it if you don’t.

 

 

Austin Weekend Show Suggestions

AustinMusiFlowsaThis weekend, above most normal weekends, is a pretty good reason to go out.  There’s a benefit being put on by sxswcares, raising money for victims of the SXSW tragedy.  A lot of these venues are saving up for donations, are hosting events, as well as directing folks to various on-line auctions to raise money, so be sure to help support the worty cause; remind people what a great community we are. So, with that in mind, here are my suggestions for great shows to hit up this weekend. Read More

Austin Spotlight: David & the Israelites

coverThis past Saturday night I attended a pretty incredible show at Cheer Up Charlies; I’ve covered many of the acts like Tele Novella, Daniel F. Doyle and Shivery Shakes, but I can’t, for the life of me, think why I hadn’t given more love to David & the Israelites up until now.  David Israel’s been writing music in town for some time, but he’s finally got the proper band to back his unique blend of oddball folk, making music that deserves more attention.  I hate to draw comparisons, but he’s Austin’s own version of Silver Jews.  He’s got that deep vocal and writes witty lyrics.  I’m including a track below that I believe came before the inclusion of the full band line-up, but if you’re seeing a show bill with this group’s name, or David’s alone for that matter, I suggest you dig through the couch cushions for enough change to this unique act.

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Download: David Israel – Pool of Light [MP3]

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