Show Preview: Crooks @ Antones (8/31

Date 8/31/12
Location Antones
Doors 8pm
Tickets $8 @ Ticketfly

I don’t know how it’s possible that we’ve never covered local Austin boys Crooks on this site before, but things are changing as of right now.  For starters, the band currently has a highly overlooked debut LP The Rain Will Come available for purchase over on the band’s website.  The band also has been playing tons of shows around town recently, and you have another opportunity to catch a live set on Friday night downtown at Antones.  Fellow local up and comers The Couch and Frank Smith will also be on hand for your entertainment.

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Download: Crooks – The Rain Will Come [MP3]

New Country Twang Jam From Denver

Having seen Austin band Crooks this past weekend at White Horse made me realize that country is a genre that seems to allude ATH.  Granted, it seems like talent in the genre is bleak and it’s even harder to seek out the quality when most labels we associate with don’t touch country.  So it’s nice when we’re sent songs like this tune “The Way it Is” from Portland based act Denver (yeah that’s not confusing).  Now this band with a city name is actually more of a supergroup featuring members of Blitzen Trapper and Alela Diane’s Wild Divine.  What’s created by this hodge podge of Portland musicians is a slow honky tonk sound with alternating vocals not far from aforementioned locals Crooks.  A full self-titled LP from the group is due out August 12th in all your favorite formats.

[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Denver-TheWayItIs.mp3]

Download: Denver – The Way It Is [MP3]

Show Preview: Crooks @ Threadgill’s (10/7)

Date 10/7/11
Location Threadgills
Doors 8pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

Here’s a quick friendly reminder about the awesome show we are helping sponsor this evening at Threadgill’s south.  The show features promising local up and comers Crooks, Guns of Navarone, and Whitman.  Don’t forget that things get started fairly early with openers Whitman kicking things off at 9pm.  Also make sure you check out the free 3 song sampler featuring tunes from all performing bands over on our bandcamp page.  See you kids there.

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Download: Guns of Navarone – I Bid You Farewell [MP3]

Free ATH Show Sampler: Threadgill’s (10/7)

Happy Monday kids!  We are pleased to be sharing a free 3 song sampler of music with you today featuring three bands playing together this Friday at Threadgill’s south.  The show and sampler highlight some of Austin’s best up and coming talents with Crooks, Guns of Navarone, and Whitman all on the bill.  You can download the sampler right now for free over on our recently created bandcamp page.  All songs are previously unreleased or appear on upcoming records from each band.  We’ll throw in a little preview of the sampler with new and unreleased track “I Bid You Farewell” from alt-country boys Guns of Navarone.  We’ll also bring you a friendly reminder about this show later in the week, but until then, check out some info. on the Threadgill’s site.  $5 only.

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Download: Guns of Navarone – I Bid You Farewell [MP3]

Show Preview: Art Disaster @ Beauty Bar (9/15)

Date 9/15/11
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 900p
Tickets $3 with RSVP

The always fun annual Art Disaster is going down again at Beauty Bar on Thursday night.  Yet again, local promoters have put together a solid all local lineup featuring Thick as Thieves, Sundress, Boyfrndz, White White Lights, Wild Child, Orion, Sleep Good, Schmillion, SORNE, and Crooks.  The fine folks at Do512 have a nice and handy schedule for all those bands if it’s confusing…  Don’t forget to RSVP for a relatively cheap $3.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/02-Downtown-1.mp3]

Download: Crooks – Downtown [MP3]

First Friday Frolic @ Club de Ville (2/4)

Date 2/4/11
Location Club de Ville
Doors 5pm
Tickets $3 @ Door

That Adi and his crazy mind have another sweet show/party planned for Club de Ville during happy hour times on Friday.  This time the event is curated by our friends Knuckle Rumbler and features music by Not in the Face!, recent ATH favorite Crooks, and DJ uLOVEi.  You can also enjoy free snacks from Tacos & Tequila plus all you can drink soda from Waialua Soda Works.  Stick around after things wrap up for the late show by The Hi-Tones, Megafauna, and Battlemen.  Dig.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/02-Downtown-1.mp3]

Download: Crooks – Downtown [MP3]

Show Preview: Crooks @ Scoot Inn (11/13)

Date 11/13/10
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 900p
Tickets $5 @ Door

One of Austin’s finest up and coming country bands, Crooks, plan to headline a show at Scoot Inn on Saturday night.  Joining the guys on stage are fellow local buzz bands Western Ghost House and Twilight Hotel.  This should be a great chance to see some of the best new bands Austin has to offer on the cheap.

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Download: Crooks – Downtown [MP3]

Show Preview: Deer Tick @ Emo’s (10/13)

Date 10/13/10
Location Emos
Doors 9pm
Tickets $12 @ Ticketweb

Deer Tick always seem to be making tons of stops in Austin, and why not with the great tunes they keep pumping out?  The band has yet another Austin show planned at Emo’s tonight with some other solid bands backing them up.  Joining Deer Tick on the stage are J-Roddy Walston and the Business along with local boys Crooks.  Great show for a Wednesday night.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/deertick20miles1.mp3]

Download: Deer Tick – 20 Miles [MP3]

Crooks EP Release @ Scoot Inn (8/7)

Date 8/7/10
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

Local alt-country band Crooks are celebrating the release of their new EP this Friday night with a show at Scoot Inn.  Playing in support are Jenny & The Corn Ponies, Chris Brecht & Dead Flowers, and Darren Hoff & The Hard Times.  Below you can also find an exclusive track from the Crooks new EP called “Downtown”.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/02-Downtown-1.mp3]

Downtown: Crooks – Downtown [MP3]