Show Preview: Art Disaster @ Beauty Bar (9/15)

Date 9/15/11
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 900p
Tickets $3 with RSVP

The always fun annual Art Disaster is going down again at Beauty Bar on Thursday night.  Yet again, local promoters have put together a solid all local lineup featuring Thick as Thieves, Sundress, Boyfrndz, White White Lights, Wild Child, Orion, Sleep Good, Schmillion, SORNE, and Crooks.  The fine folks at Do512 have a nice and handy schedule for all those bands if it’s confusing…  Don’t forget to RSVP for a relatively cheap $3.

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Download: Crooks – Downtown [MP3]

Show Preview: Lovers @ Beauty Bar (5/14)

Date Saturday, May 14th
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 1000p
Tickets $Should be cheap

It’s been a sparse week of shows, but we know that this one is going to be a blast.  We’ve got a little bit of synth-pop coming your way this Saturday night via Portland’s Lovers.  It’s the sort of thing you’d expect to find at the Beauty Bar, giving you some night-tinged dance tracks.  They released their album Dark Light last fall, and for those looking for tunes in this vein, you can’t find too much that beats this group out.  There’s even a little dance party afterwards, so go get down at the Beauty Bar this Saturday.

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Download: Lovers – Figure 8 [MP3]

Friday Top 5: SXSW Hangovers

You don’t really think I’m going to list my top 5 hangovers during SXSW, do you? That would be a task that would take years of scouring my brain and the memories of many who have been involved. I know I can be an idiot sometimes, but give me a little credit. I’m talking about what seems to be the lingering taste of that stale, warm, bitterness, that some people in this town, and many outside have lingering on their cranial palate after last week. The wise and beautiful Nathan Lankford already laid it out here on this site recently, and as this week has passed in the wake of SXSW, some of those points rang incredibly true, and others have reared their ugly heads to add to the growing Medusa.

Now, lets get one thing straight before we get too far into this. I love SXSW! I love the official SXSW and I can’t say that I completely hate the non-official part of SXSW. I’ve worn the badge, the wristband, and done the RSVP till my fingers hurt, but something needs to change.

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Show Preview: Paperthreat @ Beauty Bar (1/28)

Date 1/28/11
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

Those looking to check out some of the best local talent Austin has to offer should head out to Beauty Bar on Friday night for a set by Paperthreat and some other solid acts.  Joining our former artist to watch band on stage are Motel Aviv, Bloody Knives, and Go Go Garcia.  Seriously kids, for only $5 you can support local music and hear some great live tunes at the same time.

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Download: Paperthreat – Conveyer [MP3]

Show Preview: Art Disaster @ Beauty Bar (10/7)

Date 10/7/10
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 8pm
Tickets $3 with RSVP

So everyone and their momma is coming into town this weekend for our huge ACL festival.  For those of you in town early, as you should be doing, head over to Beauty Bar for the 11th version of the locally produced Art Disaster.  Yet again you can expect some great up and coming talent from the likes of uLovei, Soul Track Mind, Freshmillions, The Happen-ins, Sphynx, Yo! Santos, Peligrosa, The Eastern Sea, Sip Sip, and Devil in the Drink.  Now hot damn, that’s a lineup!  The event is also pretty cheap if you follow that link and RSVP ahead of time.  Be there!

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Download: Fresh Millions – The Helicopter [MP3]

Trail Of Dead @ Beauty Bar (7/2)

Date 7/2/10
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 7pm
Tickets $7 with RSVP

Brand new screen printing and design company Pure Grease have put together quite the impressive lineup for their launch party at Beauty Bar on Friday. For starters, crazy good live band Trail of Dead are headlining this stacked show.  The rest of the lineup includes Girl in a Coma, Eagle Claw, Lights Go Out, White Rhino, Not in the Face, Melogrand, and Markov.  You can also expect some free food from Salton Sweet and a photo booth by Courtney Chavanell.

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Download: … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of the Dead – Another Morning Stoner [MP3]

Austin A2W: Paperthreat

Over the last week or so I’ve found myself giving some heavy spins to the tunes created by Austin electronic-pop group Paperthreat.  The band is fronted by veteran to the Austin music scene Rene Rodriguez who has been actively involved over the years in bands like Great Nostalgic, AM Syndicate, HumbleBums, and a few others.  After Rene tired of his previous groups, he struck out on his own and began Paperthreat with drummer and former bandmate Vincent Durcan.  The two then enlisted the help of Arius Holifield and guitar player Niko Bakulich to round out a live band.  In the short time the band has been in existence, Paperthreat have only one EP which you can download for free over their Bandcamp site.  I’ve been jamming that EP for a couple weeks now and I’ve yet to come up with a comparison I feel confident about.  That’s a good thing thought right?  Download that EP or have a listen below to their jam “Conveyor” and make your own comparison.

If you care to see the band live, head out to Beauty Bar tonight (6/30) for a a free show starting at 10pm.  Zlam Dunk will be headlining that one.

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Download: Paperthreat – Conveyer [MP3]

Car Stereo (Wars) CD Release @ Beauty Bar (4/23)

Date 4/23/10
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 9pm
Tickets $8 @ Door/$5 with Do512 RSVP

Haven’t made plans yet for your Friday night in Austin?  What the Hell is wrong with you!?  If you’re still looking around for what to do, consider the CD release party by DJ Car Stereo (Wars) going down at Beauty Bar tonight.  The local DJ will be joined by fellow locals All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem tribute band), Neiliyo, and DJ Hot Britches.  Always the salesman, DJ Car Stereo (Wars) will be handing out a free copy of his new CD to all attendees.  Also expect free Brooklyn Brewery Beer & 3 Olives Vodka from 9-10pm!  Hell yeah!

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Download: Car Stereo(Wars) – Ghostface Observatory [MP3]

Adi Fest @ Beauty Bar (2/5)

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Date 2/5/10
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 8pm
Tickets $5 with RSVP

Our good friends Knuckle Rumbler are throwing down on a party tonight at Beauty Bar called Adi Fest.  Who is this Adi person you say?  Well he’s one of the most widely known music journalists in town currently working for the Austinist.  As always with a KR event, expect great things like an Alison Narro photo booth, DJ Prince Klassen spinning in bewteen sets, and of course the complimentary beverages that start at 8pm and end when the free booze is gone.  Music for the night is all tribute bands and includes Stonefree Experience (Jimi Hendrix), Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ Top), and Magnifico (Queen).  This is definitely the place to be on Friday night.  RSVP at Do512 for $5 entry.

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Frantic Clam EP Release @ Beauty Bar (1/14)

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Date 1/14/10
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 9pm
Tickets Free-$5

We’ve made it well known on our little webby site that we are big fans of local boys Frantic Clam and their musical stylings.  So here’s another chance for us to plug them and for you to see them live at Beauty Bar on Thursday night.  This show is to celebrate the release of the band’s new EP which serves as a teaser to the previously mentioned upcoming LP LolitaFellow locals MoTel Aviv, The Pons, Candi and the Strangers, and DJ Chzech One will all be on hand to join in the fun.  You’ll also find a photo booth sponsored by Trevor Ray and free Treaty Oak Rum(while supplies last).  Admission to the event is free before 10pm and only $5 after that ($3 with an RSVP on Do512).  Check out sponsoring website Two Groove for more info on the event.  How bouts some olllllld school FC below?  Geez we knew about them like wayyyy before you did.

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Download: Frantic Clam – Richard Cory [MP3]

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