Cruiserweight will be giving you one of many options for shows on Halloween night here in Austin. The local act will be playing at Emo’s with tickets on sale for only $10. The show is in celebration of the band’s recent LP release Big Bold Letters which came out on the 7th of this month. Check out “Balboa” from that release below.
Download: Cruiserweight – Balboa [MP3]
Locksley will be playing Emo’s Lounge on Friday night as part of the MTV Choose or Lose tour. Tickets for the show are only $8 and can be bought online from Ticket Web. Doors for the show are at 9 with music starting at 10. Preview the show with a sweet track from Locksley called “Why Not Me”.
Download: Locksley – Why Not Me [MP3]
The city of Wasilla, Alaska is best known for one of two things: The first, and the one we keep hearing about in the news, is how the city was once home to vice presidential candidate Sarah Pallin. The second, and much less widely known fact, is that Wasilla was also once called home by members of psych-rock band Portugal. The Man. Regardless of where they came from, the one time Alaskan outfit (now in Portland) known as Portugal. The Man rocked the house at Emo’s on Saturday night. Follow the jump to read more about the show.
Girl Talk, the master of all things mash-up/dj releated, will be bringing the noise at Emo’s on Monday night. Unfortunately, tickets for the show have been sold out for a while now, so try searching craigslist, buying one from a “street vendor”, or entering the Austin Sound Check contest. Music should get started around 10pm with opening acts Hearts of Darknesses and Grand Buffet. Don’t forget you can still pay what you want for Girl Talk’s latest effort Feed the Animals.
One of the few bands to come out of Alaska, Portugal. The Man, are making the huge trek to Austin on Saturday night. The Emo’s show will only cost ya $12 and gets started around 9pm. Get your tickets now and be in attendance for a band that everyone will know about real soon. Latest single from the band “Lay me Back Down” can be heard below.
Download: Portugal. The Man – Lay me Back Down [MP3]
On this Monday night, Emo’s Austin has chosen to bring the metal back into your life with Saviours. The band hails from Oakland and is one of the few bands that can still play metal the right way. If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, Saviours will knock you out of that coma and slam your week into high gear. Doors for the show are at 7 and you can read more on the Emo’s website. Also, check out song “Cavern of Mind” for a pretty accurate show preview.
Download: Saviours – Cavern of Mind [MP3]
One of our favorite acts in Austin, The Calm Blue Sea, will be putting on a CD release party this Saturday at Emo’s Lounge. If you aren’t familiar with the band, think Explosions in the Sky but a little heavier. Tickets for this show can only be purchased at the door. Check out the Emo’s website for more info.
If you’re not hungover from Austin City Limits, or you skipped the entire thing hoping to grab someting on the side, then you are in luck. Electro-pop groud Cut Copy is coming to Austin, along with The Presets. This is one of those shows that most of us will miss, as we’ve been out all weekend at ACL, but we’ll hear from our friends that made it what a great show we missed.
Tickets are sold out online, but there are still tickets available at Waterloo Records. Stop by and get you some.
Download: Cut Copy – Hearts on Fire [MP3]
Another week, another free by RSVP show. Before heading out to the ACL festival this weekend, Paste Magazine has joined up with BMI to give you a pretty nice show at Emo’s on Thursday night. Lineup includes Mates of State, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Bobby Bare Jr., and several others. A full list of performers can be read on the fancy show flier. RSVP now and put ATH as your company to help us get the word out. Spread the love!
Album of the year nominess, Silver Jews, are making a much anticipated stop in town Friday night at Emo’s. Tickets for the show are only $12 and can be bought from Ticketweb. If you care to know why we’re so excited about this show, read our album review of the band’s latest effort Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea.