Show Spotlight: Holiday Revue @ Cheer Up Charlies (12.17)

revueIn case you haven’t noticed, it’s holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than with a great Holiday Revue show, like the one at Cheer Up Charlies on Saturday night. The show features Botany, Big Bells, Wintertime Fun Band (members of BBall Shorts), David Israel and Shivery Shakes. As if the musical line-up wasn’t solid enough, they’ll also be holding a raffle with goodies from Super Secret Records, Western Vinyl and our ATH Records…plus much more. All you have to do is bring socks or underwear to the show to donate to ARCH, which with the cold coming in is definitely a worthy cause for us all to participate in. There’s more on the event HERE, and some songs to enjoy below.


ATX Spotlight: Brand New Botany

botany-deepak-verberaWhile Stranger Things has brought the spotlight to Austin’s Holodeck Records (deservingly so!), there’s still some other labels and acts not associated that are worthy of your time…like Botany. This track dropped late last Friday, so odds are that those with good taste have heard it already. It’s a movement piece, washing little bits of space-y atmospherics and twinkling atop this beautiful little piano backbone. It’s a journey and a story being told, though I think it’s completely open to your interpretation as the song takes form, and then changes. I relish the exploratory quality within the confines of this listen, and hope you’ll give it a deserved listen; look for this song on the new album, Deepak Verbera from Western Vinyl on October 14th.

Austin Record Label Flea Market 2015

Flea MarketFirst, a HUGE thank you Marcus and the Transmission team, as well as all the friends at The Mohawk for their amazing hospitality for making their home our home for a day. Record Nerd Takeover!!!

By conversations I had during the day with patrons and vendors, it seems the Flea Market was a success. We were amazed with the support, despite the fact that we were up against some serious rain storms and potential flooding. It was a team effort and if the labels hadn’t bought into the idea, it would have been DOA. One recurring theme, let’s do it again.

But let’s take a quick look back, relive it if you were there or take a gander if you missed out.

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Show Review: Balmorhea @ The Parish (1/13)

On a chilly and regrettably less than spooky ‘Friday the13th’ evening, the Parish and Western Vinyl hosted a sold out event of emerging and established local talent.The audience was full with family and friends, young and old, who were treated to a sonic experience of the highest order and the way in which Balmorhea, in particular, presented their craft might have caught a few of them off guard.  Follow the jump for the full review. Read more

Show Preview: Balmorhea @ The Parish (1/13)

Date 1/13/12
Location The Parish
Doors 9pm
Tickets $11 @ Frontgate

Some great shows are going down this weekend to get all of you crazy kids back into the swing of things after a long free week in Austin.  Let’s start the long holiday weekend off right with a show by Austin band Balmorhea at The Parish.  Joining the talented band on stage are Peter and the Wolf and Botany.  This should be a great venue to hear all the intricacies of some great local and talented musicians.


Download: Balmorhea – Clamor [MP3]