She Sir @ Mohawk (3/25)

Date 3/25/10
Location Mohawk
Doors 9pm
Tickets $6 or less @ door

By now you should have recovered from your SXSW week and should be feeling up for more live music!  Starting the weekend off right with live music, is a Thursday show at Mohawk featuring a 7″ release party by locals She Sir.  The guys will be joined on the stage by Motel Aviv and former A2W band Frantic Clam.  Should be a solid lil night of local music.

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Download: She Sir – Golden Ways [MP3]

Frantic Clam EP Release @ Beauty Bar (1/14)

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Date 1/14/10
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 9pm
Tickets Free-$5

We’ve made it well known on our little webby site that we are big fans of local boys Frantic Clam and their musical stylings.  So here’s another chance for us to plug them and for you to see them live at Beauty Bar on Thursday night.  This show is to celebrate the release of the band’s new EP which serves as a teaser to the previously mentioned upcoming LP LolitaFellow locals MoTel Aviv, The Pons, Candi and the Strangers, and DJ Chzech One will all be on hand to join in the fun.  You’ll also find a photo booth sponsored by Trevor Ray and free Treaty Oak Rum(while supplies last).  Admission to the event is free before 10pm and only $5 after that ($3 with an RSVP on Do512).  Check out sponsoring website Two Groove for more info on the event.  How bouts some olllllld school FC below?  Geez we knew about them like wayyyy before you did.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/frantic_clam-richard_cory.mp3]

Download: Frantic Clam – Richard Cory [MP3]

Austin Children’s Shelter Benefit @ Antones (12/13)

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Date 12/13/09
Location Antones
Doors 900p
Tickets $10 from Frontgate

Our good friends over at Two Groove are helping putting on a show at Antones on Sunday night featuring some of the best local music Austin has to offer.  The lineup includes Speak, Stereo is a Lie, and ATH faves Frantic Clam.  You can also expect some photo booth action, goodie bags for the first 30 in attendance, and some other special guests.  Ticket prices are directly benefiting the Austin Children’s Shelter so why not hear some good music for a great cause?

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Download: Speak – Carrie [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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New Music From Frantic Clam

719654282_rixih-LFrantic Clam is an Austin band that won us over in 2009 with their stellar EP Anatomica. Now after many lineup changes and some hardcore Austin live dates, the guys are back with new single “Sasha Grey”.  This catchy little number is meant as a preview for Frantic Clam’s upcoming debut LP entitled Lolita due out in spring 2010.  Wondering who Sasha Grey is?  Try searching her name online.  Just be careful if you work with young children or have a jealous wife…

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Download: Frantic Clam – Sasha Grey [MP3]

Friday In Austin! (11/13)

revivaltour2009Friday is another one of those rare (or not so rare) days in Austin that comes around every once and a while that blows the minds of us music types.  The day is so jammed full of music goodness that we are dedicating a whole post just to Friday’s shows.  Which one are you headed to?

The Parish: Elvis Perkins & A. A. Bondy @ 8pm for $14.

Mohawk: Bishop Allen and Darwin Deez outside @ 8pm.  Tickets for $10.

Stubbs: Indie supergroup Monsters of Folk @ 7pm for just $35.

Beerland: Local boys Frantic Clam, Visitors, Basic & Hotel Hotel for only $5 @ door.

Austin Music Hall: Mastodon, Dethklok, High on Fire, & Converge @ 6:30 for $35.

Red 7: The Revival Tour with Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Jim Ward (Sparta), Frank Turner, Possessed By Paul James, & Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price (Drag the River) for only $10.

Art & Fashion On South First (9/26)

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Date 9/26/09
Location Under Pressure
Time 5-11pm
Tickets Free!

If you’re looking for an early evening/night time event to wet your free party fancy, head to to the brand new Under Pressure Screen Shop on south first on Saturday around 5pm.  The event features music by Wiretree, The Bubbles, Holy Fiction, Frantic Clam, and Johnny Whutnot.  All kinds of other things will be going on like a fashion show sponsored by Cream Vintage, free drinks, raffles and all kinds of other madness.  Check do512 or facebook for more info on the event.

UT Back To School Fest @ HITW (8/29)

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Date 8/29/09
Location Hole in the Wall
Doors 9pm
Tickets Free – $7 @ Door

Hole in the Wall is the place to be on Saturday if you want to check out the best and brightest of up and coming local artists!  The lineup is just straight nasty and highlights include ATH favorites Quiet Company, Frantic Clam, Deathray Davies, DJ Mel and a whole butt load of others that won’t all fit in this small space. Ticket prices vary throughout the day so here’s the lowdown on that:

Free from 2-7
$3 from 7-10
$7 from 10-2am

So I say post up at 2, don’t leave, and never pay an entrance fee.  Check out do512 or that fancy poster for full lineup info.  Why not make back to school more like happy time?

Whitman @ Beerland (8/20)

beerland_poster_webThis week is full of great local shows for you Austin music fans and Thursday night at Beerland is jam packed with local and upcoming talent.  The lineup features headliners Whitman along with Frantic Clam, Colour Wheel and Salesman.  Door cover is only $5 and things start around 10pm.  Don’t forget to keep voting for Whitman in the Sound and Jury contest!

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

Download: Whitman – Light It Up [MP3]

Frantic Clam @ Beauty Bar 4/14

franticclam One of our favorite new Austin bands Frantic Clam is playing another show at Beauty Bar this Tuesday night.  The guys will be getting down with fellow locals The Seas and DJ Scorpio spinning in-between things.  Music starts at 10pm and the show is free.  Like you have anything better to do on a Tuesday night.

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Download: Frantic Clam – Korean Beauty Queen [MP3]

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