Austin Weekend Shows: The Weekend of Releases

Austin-skyline-_9359-copyWe’re almost one month into 2014, and already the music world is really jumping full ahead, especially here in Austin. Seeing as this is our home base, we wanted those of you in town to check out the great release shows this weekend, and those of you who live afar can just simply check out the great music our city is rocking. Here’s a few great shows where the first band in each line is releasing either an album or an EP.

Friday:

Abram Shook, Good Field and Royal Forest @ Mohawk @ 9 PM

Black and White Years, White Walls, Isaiah the Mosaic @ Parish @ 8 PM

Saturday:

The Boxing Lesson, Blackstone Rangers, Baker Family, Yum @ Mohawk @ 9 PM

Growl, The Laughing, Milezo, Young Mammals @ Holy Mountain @ 9 PM

Great weekend of rock n’ roll. Great weekend for four releases in 2 days!

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Show Preview: Red Bull Sound Select (1/15)

Red Bull Sound Select

Date 1/15/14
Location Spider House Ballroom
Doors 9pm
Tickets RSVP $3/$10 @ door


Our friends at Red Bull are presenting a nice little locals action to show off the talent brewing around here; this is a dance party version.

You get The Octopus Project, Night Drive and The Black & White Years. You can RSVP here. Why RSVP, you ask? Because with RSVP, you get in for $3 instead of $10 and you get to download a song from each of the artists. I mean, that is like actually buying three songs and getting to go to a show for free.

I have a feeling things will get crowded quick so be early and be cool. The Octupus Project doesn’t have any more shows listed after this, Night Drive sounded great at Red7 the other night and The Black & White Years have new hits. In fact, here is a track you should hear from B&WY…

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The Black & White Years Return

The Black And White YearsIt’s been quite sometime since we’ve heard from local boys The Black & White Years.  Today we heard through the wire that the band have recently finished a new album for a planned release early next year.  Prior to that date, the band are sending out this new track, “Little One”, to drum up some publicity for the new album. When I hear the track, I think, “yeah that’s the Black & White Years”.  What does that mean exactly?  To me, the band has made a name for themselves as a dance-pop, almost experimental electronica sounding band, and that’s what I hear on this tune.  Count me in.

Get your hands on new album Strange Figurines on January 10th via Modern Outsider.

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Download: The Black & White Years – Little One [MP3]

Contest: Black & White Years @ Stubbs (9/13)

The Black And White YearsContest time fools!  That’s right, we’ve got some tickets to giveaway for a great local show going down at Stubbs on Friday featuring Black & White Years.  Now this show is right after Tegan & Sara outside, so no need to enter if you already have tickets to that show, as you get in free.  Deets below:

Up for Grabs: Your name +1 on the promoter guest list

How to enter: Leave a comment with anything you want and we’ll pick a winner at random

Closing time: Please enter by Thursday at high noon

Don’t forget to leave a valid email address!

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Download: The Black and White Years – Up! [MP3]

Show Preview: Fire Fest Music Festival (6/30)

Date 6/30/12
Location Field in Southeast Austin (MAP)
Doors 3pm
Tickets $25 @ Firefestatx

Those looking for some fun in the summer fun this weekend with great music to boot should consider checking out the first year of Fire Fest ATX.  Now this festival features nothing but local music with bands like Black & White Years, White White Lights, Scorpion Child, and tons more involved (Full lineup here).  The festival will also feature fireworks stand with popping permitted, many water sports, tasty food, and camping sites for you adventurous types.  Festival planners have many more great things planned for the day/night that you can read about on the festival website.  If planning to attend, get your tickets online now as the price will go up the day of the show.

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Download: The Black and White Years – Power to Change [MP3]

New Music From The Black & White Years

Local band Black and White Years are at it again, and they’re ready to bring you some new hits; we’re sure you’re ready to get down with that, right?  Well, we’re here to premiere one of their new tracks, titled “Up!,” which comes out on their  new album, Patterns. It will be in stores on November 16th, so you better get yourselves ready.  Just one listen to this single, and we know you’ll be excited to get behind another great local Austin band.

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Download: The Black and White Years – Up!

Halloween Bash @ Mohawk (10/28)

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Date 10/28/09
Location Mohawk
Doors 8pm
Tickets $10 from Frontgate

Who ever said you can’t celebrate Halloween early?  The fine folks at Cherry Peel and Flip Scene think you can and that’s exactly what they’ll be doing at Mohawk on Wednesday night.  You can expect music from Black and White Years, Bright Light Social Hour, Learning Secrets DJs, Markus with a K, L.A.X, and Neiliyo.  Also make sure you wear a costume so you’ll be a part of the costume contest with some sick prizes.  A lot more info can be found on that sweet flier or over on do512.

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Download: The Black and White Years – Power to Change [MP3]

FT5: Best.Concert.Ever

1023top5coverWhat’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? For some of us it was the experience of enjoying a concert with a group of close friends. For others, it was catching your favorite bands before they hit it big or finally being able to see your music idol up close and personal. Today’s Top 5 is a collaborative one. We’ve polled some our writers and compiled an unranked list of some of our greatest concert memories. Follow the jump for our picks, and be sure and let us know about your best concert ever when you’re done.
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Black And White Years @ Stubbs (7/18)

bwhiteyrsThe Black and White Years have slowly started to make a name for themselves as one of the biggest draws in our town.  Chances to see them in smaller venues in Austin may be hard to come by soon so head to the indoor stage at Stubbs Saturday night for a set by the rock n roll outfit.  We’re more excited for the show because our good friends Whitman will be providing the opening support for the evening and start around 10pm.  Tickets can be had now for $8 or $10 at the door.  Here’s that catchy single by B&WY, “Power to Change”.

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Download: The Black and White Years – Power to Change [MP3]

101X Worforce @ Emo’s (12/11)

The 101X Independent Worforce is putting on quite the show at Emo’s this Thursday evening and we’re here to give you the details.  First off, the lineup is outta site with The Ting Tings, Black Kids, Eagles of Death Metal, Airborne Toxic Event, and even local boys The Black and White Years on the bill for the event.  Showtime is set to kick off at 9pm.  Unfortunately, tickets have been sold out for quite some time so try searching craigs list for a bargain.

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