Show Preview: Helio Sequence @ Club Deville (11/4)

Date 11/4/10
Location Club Deville
Doors 8pm
Tickets Free with RSVP

Those of you not attending Fun Fest this year will surely enjoy some of the awesome official after parties and pre-parties going down.  You can start things off Thursday night by heading to Club Deville for an awesome party headlined by non-festival band Helio Sequence.  You’re also gonna get super solid and local treatment with Till Were Blue or Destroy along with some of our favorite locals in Great Nostalgic.  With the whole thing being free with RSVP, I can’t see any reason why you wouldn’t be here for this.  I would suggest early arrival as this will get super packed and at capacity quick I’m sure.

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Download: Helio Sequence – Shed Your Love [MP3]

New Music From Great Nostalgic

Were you aware that we here at ATH think of Great Nostalgic as one of the best new bands in Austin?  Hell, probably one of the best new bands in the nation?  Well you must not check out this site too often if you’re answering no to those questions.  This new and exclusive track “Wilderness” was just sent our way to promote a new sophomore album from the group Hope We Live Like We Promised.  No “official” release date is set just yet, but word it that a digital release is coming by the end of the month.  Later this fall a full on vinyl release with bonus materials will hit stores for you old school fans.  We already feel like this new tune shows a band maturing and really growing into a sound that compares to no one else.

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Download: Great Nostalgic – Wilderness [MP3]

The ATH Summer Mixtape

So as summer begins to dwindle down and the kids head back to school, we here at ATH thought a Summer mixtape would be in order to boost everyone’s spirits.  Let’s be honest, this summer hasn’t really delivered a truly great album as of yet so why not just make your own?  Right?  For our Summertime mixtape, we handpicked the best new music from up and coming Austin bands that we think you should know about.  You’ll see brand new and never before heard music from Great Nostalgic, The Authors, and Sunset along with some you’ve maybe seen on the site from Golden Bear, She Sir, Paperthreat and tons more.  All told, we’ve got 20 songs for you to take with you and enjoy.  Our Austin Town Hall Summer Mixtape website features a handy zip file download as well as streams of each song and a link to each band’s website if you dig what you hear.  So head to the mixtape site, download some tunes, tell all your friends, and enjoy what little summer we have left.  No really, tell your friends…. now.

Great Nostalgic @ Hole in the Wall (7/16)

Date 7/16/10
Location Hole in the Wall
Doors 8pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

A couple of our former A2W bands, The Great Nostalgic and The Sour Notes are getting things going at Hole in the Wall Friday night.  Those two ATH faves will be joined by relative unknowns (to us anyway) Zorch and Row Zero.  For 5 bucks, you can’t find a better lineup of local talent.

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Download: Great Nostalgic – Spirit World [MP3]

Owen Pallett @ Mohawk (4/30)

Date 4/30/10
Location Mohawk
Doors 8pm
Tickets $13 @ Frontgate

The great Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy) has a show planned at Mohawk on Friday evening.  His opening support will be provded by Snowblink.  Also, stick around after the headliner for a show inside by our favorite local group Great Nostalgic.

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Download: Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Action [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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The Austin Bleet Up @ Mohawk (11/5)

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Date 11/5/09
Location Mohawk
Doors 8:30pm
Tickets $7 @ door with RSVP

Our friend over at Austin Eavesdropper had such a good time with her first Blogger Bleet Up back in July that she decided to throw a bigger and better event leading up to Fun Fest on Thursday night.  This go around anyone and everyone is invited and can gain entry with an RSVP and $7 cash.  Bands have also been included for the event and include locals The Lennings, Built by Snow, Corto Maltese, Policitcs, Sad Accordions, and Great Nostalgic.  You can also expect photo booths, giveaways (maybe of the fun fest variety), tasty drinks, and a lot more.  Check out the Eavesdropper site for more info.

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Download: Great Nostalgic – Spirit World [MP3]

New Music From Great Nostalgic

GNOne time Austin artist to watch band Great Nostalgic are back with some new material after the release of their stellar debut album earlier this year.  This new track is called “Spirit World” and will appear on an upcoming 7″ due out later this year on Nov. 21st.  These guys continue to amaze us with the quality of their song writing and recording quality.  Oh and check out that new press photo!

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Download: Great Nostalgic – Spirit World [MP3]

FT5: Albums of the Year (So Far)

0529top5coverAs we see it, we’re about midway through the year as far as record releases go, seeing as how no one really puts albums out in December for fear of being left off year-end lists. Since we’ve hit the half-way mark, we thought we would throw out a list of our Top 5 Records so far this year. Keep in mind, this list is subject to change, should something mind altering come our way, or should we just get bored with one of the following records.

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Great Nostalgic @ Hole In The Wall 5/1

greatnostalgicGreat Nostalgic is a band we’ve been following closely since we first discovered them so we were of course excited to hear about their CD release party at Hole in the Wall on Friday.  Joining in the party fun will be fellow locals Sunset and The Sour Notes.  The show should be a unique and new twist on your usual Great Nostalgic set because the band has invited the horn section from Hard Proof Afrobeat to play on a few songs.  Show starts at 10pm with door charge being $3.  The band will also be selling copies of their debut LP for $8 which includes a  bonus disc of remixes done by local DJs.  Here’s one of those new remixes available exclusively on ATH done by local DJ Business Man.

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