New 80’s Action Figure Video From Oh Look Out

It’s rare that we here at ATH post videos on this here site, so you’ve got to know it’s special when we actually do.  This sweet new action figure themed video comes our way from former Built By Snow frontman JP Pfertner and his new project Oh Look Out.  Now I posted about this new project over a year ago, and this is first new material I’ve heard from JP since then.  The video for the song “Monster Fiction” features 75% of the action figures I had in my toy chest as a child and I found myself pausing to get a closer look at my old favorite figures.  How many did you have?  A new album from the new project is said to be coming real soon, so sit tight.

Follow the jump for video.

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New Music From Oh Look Out

Here’s a new track just sent our way called “Ahhh!” from Built by Snow frontman JP Pfertner and his relatively new project know as Oh Look Out.  The song has obvious BBS sonic qualities and continues the catchy as hell themes familiar to JP’s well known local band.  This song and 8 others appear on a new online only LP available for free download right now.  It looks like our thirst for new BBS material will be quenched by this new and promising project.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/01-Ahhh.mp3]

Download: Oh Look Out – Ahhh! MP3

Show Preview: Built By Snow @ Red 7 (6/16)

Date 6/16/11
Location Red 7
Doors 9pm
Tickets FREE

Well it’s about damn time gentlemen!  After now what seems like a major hiatus away from the music scene, some of our favorite local boys Built by Snow are getting together for their first show in over 9 months.  The guys have apparently heard your cries to play live again and have even made the show free of charge.  How sweet.  Opening up for the ATH faves will be BBS side project Red Falcon.

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Download: Built By Snow – All the Weird Kids Know [MP3]

New Music From Oh Look Out

Oh Look Out is the new side project from Built by Snow leading man and Austin resident JP Pfertner.  JP tells me that BBS are currently on a little break and he’s been writing and recording some music on his own in the down time.  The product of these recordings can be heard below in the form of “Analogatron” with a few more on the Oh look Out website.  This tune keeps that nerd pop sound of BBS, but also implements something new and itriguing: a heavier bass sound and scratchier vocals.  I think it’s really showing some growth from JP as a song builder and keeps us looking forward to a new Built by Snow album when the guys start playing again. 

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/analogatron.mp3]

Download: Oh Look Out – Analogatron [MP3]

Whitman @ Mohawk (7/2)

Date 7/2/10
Location Mohawk
Doors 9pm
Tickets $6 @ Door

Our amigos Whitman are returning home after a short tour of the west coast and are celebrating with a show at Mohawk on Friday night.  Joining the boys on the inside stage are fellow up and coming locals Built By Snow, Guns of Navarone, and On After Dark.  For only $6 you can see some of the most promising acts Austin has to offer.

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Download: Whitman – Light It Up [MP3]

Top 10 Austin Albums Of 2009

1204top5coverWe thought about this long and hard, thinking over our favorite releases from bands located in Austin over the last year.  Blood was spilled, jabs were thrown, but overall, we feel like we got our hands around the best releases that we feel epitomized the Austin scene in 2009.  Don’t forget, we’re particular to our tastes, so while you may disagree, we reserve the right to stand by these ten acts and their albums from 09′.  Follow the jump for full list.
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The Austin Bleet Up @ Mohawk (11/5)

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Date 11/5/09
Location Mohawk
Doors 8:30pm
Tickets $7 @ door with RSVP

Our friend over at Austin Eavesdropper had such a good time with her first Blogger Bleet Up back in July that she decided to throw a bigger and better event leading up to Fun Fest on Thursday night.  This go around anyone and everyone is invited and can gain entry with an RSVP and $7 cash.  Bands have also been included for the event and include locals The Lennings, Built by Snow, Corto Maltese, Policitcs, Sad Accordions, and Great Nostalgic.  You can also expect photo booths, giveaways (maybe of the fun fest variety), tasty drinks, and a lot more.  Check out the Eavesdropper site for more info.

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Download: Great Nostalgic – Spirit World [MP3]

ATH Presents: Prints For Non Profit

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Date 9/19/09
Location Tripps Custom T-Shirts
Doors 6pm
Tickets FREE!!!

We are  pleased to announce to all of you music fans and general do-gooders out there that ATH has jumped on the bandwagon and are sponsoring our very own Prints for Non Profits event on September 19th.  If you have yet to attend one of these events, they take place at Tripps Custom Shirts (map) with $5 from every custom shirt purchase going to AIDS Services of Austin.  Not familiar with AIDS?  The Austin based company works to respond to the HIV needs of the Austin area by providing services that enhance the health and well-being of individuals and the community in the face of an evolving epidemic.  We can entice you for the show even more with an offer of free Lone Star Beer and of course Sweet Leaf for you non drinking types.  Your lineup for the evening includes some band we never talk about Whitman, along with Built by Snow and Markus with a K.  Get there early and enjoy your Saturday evening because we know none of you can actually afford the UT game.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/light-it-up.mp3]

Download: Whitman – Light It Up [MP3]

Do512/BTTV Happy Hour @ Beerland (7/30)

do512-template5_posterDo512 & Better than the Van have teamed up for a nice little event featuring some free booze & food plus a couple solid local bands at Beerland on Thursday night.  The Happy Hour show features free Lonestar to the first 75 people at the venue and food from local organic taco sellers Taco Taxi.  Two of our favorite local bands Quiet Company and Built by Snow will providing music for your happy hour.  Things kick off at 7 and go till 9.  RSVP over on Do512 to gain free admittance into the event.

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Download: Built By Snow – All the Weird Kids Know [MP3]

Mr. Fest In San Marcos 5/2

MEESTER(PURPLE)So if your Saturday plans are looking bleak, take a little trip down I-35 to San Marcos for the KTSW sponsored Mr. Fest this weekend.  The event is going to be a big one and we won’t even attempt to list all the goings on in this tiny little space so we’ll hit the key points.  For starters, this event will start at 11am, run all day long and end around 1am.  All sorts of local bands will be playing at the festival including a headlining night show by one of our favorites Black Joe Lewis.  Even better news, our friends Whitman & Built by Snow will be playing hour long sets right before Black Joe  on the Bar 141 stage.  All of downtown is included with 5 venues setting up stages for live music.  Not just a music event, food, drink and games will also be part of the fun.  Best of all, this thing is totally free!  For more information, head to the KTSW website, see show info on Do512 or check out that fancy flier.  This should be one festival you won’t want to miss.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/090423_black_joe_lewis_-_sugarfoot.mp3]

Download: Black Joe Lewis – Sugarfoot [MP3]

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