Top 50 Albums of 2016

top50You’ve all been waiting, anxiously. Waiting for our arbitrary list of the opinion of four folks who run this site, and what we think were the best albums of 2016. It’s really really important. We’re going to make our site great again with this list. We’re going to win, bigly. But really, it’s just a list of the stuff we loved the most that we covered throughout this year on our site. The comment section is open, so feel free to tell us where we’ve gone wrong or what we’ve got right or anything else fitting. Read more

The Coathangers Are Back w/ a New Album

CoathangersIn case you haven’t noticed for the last several years, I’m a pretty huge fanboy when it comes to Coathangers. So, I’m ecstatic that there’s brand new Coathangers music for me to consume and fawn all over (though they did just do a split). But, here you have Stephanie (or Rusty Coathanger) offering up her scratchy growl, in the most intoxicating fashion. Since the girls have stripped down to a three-piece, they’re songs have become so incredibly tight as a unit, that it’s hard not to just fall for each piece they write. Their new effort is titled Nosebleed Weekend, and it’s out on April 15th via Suicide Squeeze Records.

Show Preview: The Thermals @ Red 7 (10/23)

Date 10/23/10
Location Red 7
Doors 9pm
Tickets $12 @ Frontgate 

Everyone’s favorite indie punk kids The Thermals are making a stop in Austin at Red 7 on Saturday night.  Cymbals Eat Guitars will also be on hand to play some jams which makes the show that much more enticing to a blogging nerd like me.  The Coathangers will be providing your opening support for the night.

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Download: The Thermals – I Don’t Believe You [MP3]

Voxtrot @ Mohawk (11/7)

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Date 11/7/09
Location Mohawk
Doors 900p
Tickets $11 from Frontgate

Fun Fest aftershows are pretty slim pickins this year, but Saturday night at Mohawk has a nice little lineup of big name local talent.  Your outdoor stage will feature Voxtrot and Octopus Project while indoor talent includes Coathangers, Twin Tigers, Walter Schiriefels, and Jazzus Lizard (Jesus Lizard jazz tribute band).  Should be a good time if you’re still standing after day one of Fun Fest.

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Download: Voxtrot – Berlin, Without Return [MP3]