||Thursday, March 27th
||Cheer Up Charlies
Traveling acts are rather sparse this week, as the bands wait for us to clean the streets of SXSW, so you’re best bet is to catch one of the great local acts playing about town. My suggestion is to catch RF Shannon this Thursday evening over at Cheer Up Charlies. The show is FREE, for one, but the group is also one of the acts who everyone is expecting a big year from in Austin. They’ve just released their Hunting Songs LP on Punctum Records, which is worth your listening pleasure. They’ll be joined on the evening by King Mary and Real Live Tigers. Join me, won’t you?
Last week I brought you this rad jam from Netherfriends, the project of Shawn Rosenblatt. He came to Austin recently to start up a residency at the heralded local venue Cheer Up Charlies; he plays every Wednesday night throughout the month of December (including tonight!). Shawn claims to have come our way to take advantage of the weather, but I feel that he’s been rather unlucky in that matter (though today is beautiful). You can catch him playing his beautiful blend of pop music each week, accompanied by various friends. We wish him much success in his visit, and we wish you would get out there and see him! I mean, this song alone warrants your attendance.
A few weeks ago, I caught wind of this catchy bit of pop from Mainland, a band that hasn’t really been around for too long. I indulged in a few listens, found myself bobbing my head and tapping these old toes, so I figured it’s best if I shared this with you all, especially since the band is coming our way tomorrow night for a special set at Cheer Up Charlies. The title of their new EP is Girls Unknown, and you’ll definitely find yourself nodding along to these summery tunes. Nothing wrong with a good old fashioned pop track.
Download: Mainland – Wasted [MP3]
New Years Eve is upon us, and I doubt any of you people have really solid plans for what you’re doing to celebrate. Well, let us assist you in that department with news of a party we’re helping sponsor going down at Cheer Up Charlies on the East Side. The show features an awesome “locals only” line-up in the form of Gold Spine, TV Torso, Ringo Deathstarr, Young Girls, Marmalakes, Sleep Good, The Zoltars, The Sour Notes and a Mouthfeel DJ set to end the night. Giveaways will also be handed out out in between each set by Fricano’s Deli, Strut Boutique, Birds Barbershop, Tiffs Treats, and The Highball. More information on this badass event with complete set times for each band can be seen over on the event’s facebook page.
Download: Sour Notes – Hot Pink Flares [MP3]
Download: Young Girls – Mexico in December [MP3]