Besnard Lakes @ Mohawk (5/18)

Date 5/18/10
Location Mohawk
Doors 7pm
Tickets $10 @ Frontgate

Hot up and coming buzz band Besnard Lakes are coming down to Austin at The Mohawk on Tuesday night.  The indie band will be joined on the stage by Stardeath & White Dwarfs, and locals The Boxing Lesson.  Stick around late as well for a CD release show on the inside stage by Leatherbag.  Do it to it.

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Download: Besnard Lakes – Albatross [MP3]

Zookeeper @ Stubbs (2/18)

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Date 2/18/10
Location Stubbs
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 from Frontgate

As a part of the Austin 360 concert series, local buzz bands Zookeeper, The Boxing Lesson, and New Roman Times will be getting down at Stubbs on Thursday.  We’re here to tell you that this is a really solid lineup of up and coming local talent.  And it’s cheap too!

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Download: Zookeeper – Mary of the Morning [MP3]

New Years Eve

So tomorrow is the big day.  You don’t think that $100 NYE party sounds worth it.  Downtown scares you.  Maybe you don’t even really care about a midnight makeout session and just want to party.  Here are 3 parties that combine good music, cheap covers, and swanky locals.  Have a happy new year and we’ll catch up with you on Friday with our free week guide.

Beauty Bar – Your favorite old hipster kid hangout features DJ Mel inside along with The Strange Boys, Dans La Lune, The Ugly Beats, The Boxing Lesson, and Petals outside.  Not sure on a cover charge, but drink prices should be the same as always.  Beauty Bar tends to get overly crowded on nights like these so don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Mohawk – The Transmission run venue features indie karaoke and DJ sets by Car Stereo(Wars) all night long.  Cover is only $5 with drink specials and a midnight champagne toast.

Spider House – Not usually known as a live music venue, Spider House brings you music from The Strange Attractors, Wine & Revolution, and a few other local acts.  Cover is only $10 with champagne all night for the same price.

These are only a few options and I’m sure you’ve got some crazy party going on and your mom’s house.  Drop us a line if you’ve got a hot tip.