Show Preview: Calm Blue Sea @ Holy Mountain (2/8)


Date 2/8/13
Location Holy Mountain
Doors 9pm
Tickets $6 @ Door

Well ladies and gents, ATH is very happy to announce a little show we sort of helped put together with our amigo over at Above The Radar PR (he did most the work).  So what we have in store is a great lineup up of some of our favorite local bands playing at one of the best new venues in town Holy Mountain.  Check out who is on the lineup below and follow some links to check out their music.

Featherface – Our Houston band playing opener.  Check out their music video for song “I Saw you Dancing” over on their website.

Grape St. – One of our favorite local bands and soon to be the next ATH Records artist.  Here’s a link a song by the band on our site.  Free downloads rule!

Residual Kid – Austin’s youngest and most promising rock band.  These kids are going to be rocking Austin for a long time.  They’ve got a sweet video for “Friend” over on youtube.

Calm Blue Sea – We’ve been supporting this band since our website started over 5 years ago.  They rule the local scene and you need to see them live.  We’re streaming one of their older songs “We Happy Few” below.

To make this more enticing, the show is only $6 so it’s perfect for you cheap asses.


Download: The Calm Blue Sea – We Happy Few [MP3]


Let’s Talk Free Week

Date 1/2/13-1/12/13
Location All Over
Doors TBD
Tickets Free (duh)

The schedule is pending, but the list of artists signed on to do Free Week this year is long and impressive, much like my morning commute.

Created as a way to treat the locals to some locals while the kids were home for the holidays, Free Week continues to expand adding numbers to the venue list and performer count. This year will be pretty big, a Free Week and a half actually, occupying the Transmission locations of The Mohawk, Holy Mountain, Beerland and Red7. Peep the poster of artists for the festivities on Red River, chock full of Austin Town Hall Faves including Tiger Waves, Shivery Shakes, Fleshlights, TV Torso, Orthy and Grape St.

Stay tuned for schedules and be ready to hit the streets.

One event’s schedule I know for sure is Modern Outsider’s Free Week show on 1/4 at Emo’s East featuring Ume, The Calm Blue Sea, The Black and White Years and My Jerusalem. Get details and say you’re going here.

Show Pics: Letting Up Despite Great Fauls/She Sir @ Holy Mountain (11/29)

After the dance party last Wednesday night, Nathan and I decided to go local and take a stab at the new venue living in Beauty Bar’s space on 7th, Holy Mountain. The bands on the bill were certainly worth two nights in a row of missing a few hours of sleep. Letting Up Despite Great Faults has one of our favorite local records of the year and She Sir played our SxSW showcase a few years back, even lending gear to use for the night, and have recently busted out a few new tracks.

Click through for a few thoughts and some pics…

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Show Preview: Letting Up Despite Great Faults/She Sir @ Holy Mountain (11.29)

Date Thursday, November 29th
Location Holy Mountain
Doors 9:00 PM
Tickets FREE

Listen folks, if you’re in Austin, and you consider yourself a music fan, then you have a moral obligation to being at this show.  First, Letting Up Despite Great Faults moved to our town from LA, and since then, they’ve done wonders, releasing the excellent Untogether this year; it’s one of my favorite records of the year, period. Second, our old friends in She Sir are gearing up to take over the town with their upcoming album (early 2013); we ran their killer new single yesterday.  These are two of Austin’s finest bands, and there’s no cover at all, so you can’t really come up with a proper excuse, can you?  Oh, and Holy Mountain will have $2 Lone Star.  Cheap drinks, great music, no excuses. Be there.


Download: Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Bulletproof Girl [MP3]


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Show Preview: My Jerusalem @ Holy Mountain

Date 10/19/12
Location Holy Mountain
Doors 9pm
Tickets $12 @ Frontgate

I was always a huge fan of Jeff Klein during his solo career after his move down to Austin from New York many years ago.  I admittedly lost touch with the singer/songwriter and haven’t really kept up with his recent work as a musician.  All that being said, I’m excited to see that Klein is back in an up and Austin band called My Jerusalem. The band just released their new album Preachers and have a local show planned at Holy Mountain on Friday night before kicking off a huge national tour.  Supporting the band for the show are fellow locals The Sour Notes and Mirror Travel (formerly Follow That Bird).  Those not familiar with Holy Mountain should take note that it is in the old Beauty Bar space and was recently taken over by ATH amigo James Taylor.


Download: My Jerusalem – Mono [MP3]

Stream New Dark Dark Dark

Merrily Merrily Merrily, life is but a stream. Threes.

Dark Dark Dark will release Who Needs Who on October 2nd stateside via Supply & Demand (preorder via the band hyperlink via the intarwebs). This track is called “How it Went Down” and features a heartfelt vocal by Nona Marie Invie of bandmate Marshall LaCount’s lyrics. Smooth, building, very organic. The Austin date for their tour will be with Emily Wells at Holy Mountain (formerly the space known as Beauty Bar) on October 20th.

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