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3 x 3 Show Reminder @ Mohawk — Tonight

3for3AugustI get it. Mondays are always a struggle. But, far too often we give up, thinking we just gotta hold on until the weekend.  Well, I’m going to rage against the dying of the week, and remind you to join me and everyone else for the first 3×3 Series. Three bands, three bucks. It won’t even go too late, so you can get home and still get at least 6-7 hours of sleep…or more. Twin Bitches go on at 9, Rain Collectors at 10 and Que Pasa at 11. It’s three bucks, a dollar a band. I’d love to see you at Mohawk tonight.

Monday is the 3 x 3 @ Mohawk

3for3AugustThere’s been a lot of hubbub about the Austin music dying, so I got together with some friends over at Mohawk to try a different approach.  We scored a sponsorship from Sailor Jerry, and now we’re throwing the 3×3 Series.  It means you pay 3 bucks for 3 bands, and all money made at the door goes directly to the artists.  This week we’ve got a killer line-up to kick it off with Twin Bitches, Rain Collectors and Que Pasa.  Even if you only know one of the bands on the bill, they deserve your three bucks, and you might just find another band to love. Or, come enjoy all the great drinks at Mohawk. Since it’s Monday night, we also wanted to kick off the show semi-early.  Doors are at 8 PM and bands go on at 9.  See you there!


ATX Thursday Show Spotlight: Carry Illinois & 101X

Letting Up Despite Great FaultsTrying to be more on the ball so you folks know where to go when your afraid the music’s dead, so wanted to point you in the direction of these two great local gigs tonight. I’ll be short and brief…sort of.

Carry Illinois got a lot of love from us earlier in the year, plus that show includes the esteemed Lindsey Verrill, Marijuana Sweet Tooth and Rain Collectors.  It’s over at Holy Mountain; it’ll have sort of a mellow/folk/pop vibe. Be sure to go to HM before it closes.

Or. You could find yourself over at Empire Control Room for 101X Homegrown. Say what you will about the radio station, Diedre’s got her finger on the local pulse.  Just look at all these rad bands: Sphynx, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Shivery Shakes, Alex Napping, Gold Beach, Slomo Drags, Young Tongue, Tamarron, Velo.

ATX Spotlight: Allgood Has Me Excited

allgoodIn going through all the local shows, I was looking towards Saturday’s show over at Empire Control Room.  One of the bands, Allgood completely caught my ear.  They have an album, but their latest single, aside from that release, is pretty remarkable.  It lives somewhere in the world between bands like Wampire and Unknown Mortal Orchestra; that basically means you’ll be drawn into playing it again and again.  From my investigation, it looks like the band are fairly recent transplants to town (even though it’s dying), and looking to get out and play some shows, so go check them before they amass a huge following.

ATX Spotlight: Video Kill New Tune

videoThe opening lines of this Video track had me completely fooled; I thought I had died and gone to a prog-rock heaven (or hell in my case).  But, just be patient, as the group kicks in with their angst-laden rock n’ roll in a matter of moments, pushing quickly to the track’s finish. There’s definitely some lineage to members’ other acts like Wiccans, Radioactivity or Bad Sports, but you should instead focus on how infectious yet hard-edged this new tune feels. Look for their album, The Entertainers, to hit the streets on October 30th via Third Man Records.

Belle and Sebastian Ticket Giveaway!!!

Belle & SebastianThis Friday is one of my favorite days of the year guys. It’s Belle and Sebastian Day!!! Well, not nationally, but personally.  The Glaswegian band has long been one of my favorite all time bands, which was reaffirmed with their latest release, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance.  They’ll be bringing their wonderful version of pop music to the stage this Friday at ACL Live Moody Theatre…and we’ve got one pair of tickets to giveaway to a lucky winner. Trust me, you’ll want to see Stuart dancing all upon the stage…plus Wild Moccasins will be opening, so you win.  Try to win below, but if you want guaranteed tickets, but them HERE.

In order to win, leave a comment with your favorite Belle and Sebastian song or album (if you say Storytelling you’re not winning!). We’ll select a winner by Thursday at Noon, and you’ll be notified of your pair of tickets.

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Show Preview: Ne Hi @ Red 7 – Tonight


Date 8.24.15
Location Red 7
Doors 8 PM
Tickets $8 at the Door

You’ve only got one week left to enjoy Red 7; it closes at the end of this week.  Still, there’s a few great shows left for you, like the one this evening featuring Ne Hi.  They released this arty piece of post-punk earlier this summer, which garnered the Chicago act a lot of praise; I think it’s been well deserved. They’re working on a new album, but they wanted to see your pretty faces before finishing it up.  Oh, and if you show up early you get treated to one of the great many local treasures, The Zoltars.

Stream War Tuna from The Lochness Mobsters

wartunaIt’s been a pretty good month for ATH Records, with our releases of Rose Selavy/Templo X split 7″, the Ocean Party announcement, and of course, the debut of The Lochness Mobsters.  Things rolled along pretty quickly, and while the Austin trio is out on the road, we wanted to make sure the rest of you folks were able to hear their excellent debut, War Tuna.  There’s touches of surf, garage, soul, pop, garage, and ultimately just good times. You can stream the jams below, and grab your own copy on all white vinyl HERE or HERE. Also, if you happen to be living out on the East, check this spot for their TOUR DATES. Austinites can welcome them home to the Grand on August 30th.

ATX Spotlight: New Single From The Villas

3f6e6135-d24f-4d63-b579-c334ace310f2I’ve been talking about Austin based The Villas since what seems like our very beginnings oh so long ago.  With that said, you should definitely expect me to share new tunes from the band immediately after I receive them.  Such is the case today with this brand new single “Julie”.  It seems like a more grown up sounds from the band as they’ve gone a little bit more subdued and progressive with their take on the pop genre.  Yet another great song from one of our most promising local bands.

Stay tuned as we get more information about the band’s upcoming release.

Sloppy Rocker from Vamos + Austin Show @ Hotel Vegas

vamosI don’t know too much about Vamos, other than the Chicago trio just recently released a blast of a record, Spiderbait.  It’s this meld of punk rock with bits of sloppy party rock thrown in; it’s basically the sound of three guys blasting out a good time.  It’s one of those songs you just want to turn up real loud, bounce around your room and sing into your hairbrush (is that just me?). The group will be blowing into Austin on August 26th (Hotel Vegas) to support the record, so I wanted to make sure those locals that follow us are keeping an eye on what’s coming their way. The rest of you can find their LP on Maximum Pelt Records.

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