Show Preview: Friday Night Alright @ Ruta Maya (9/24)

Date 9/24/10
Location Ruta Maya
Doors 8pm
Tickets $6 @ Door

Local friends Superpop! and Bleu French Laundry have teamed up for a show at Ruta Maya Friday night featuring some of the best bands Austin has to offer.  Your lineup includes The Vitamins, Houston band Young Girls, Tiger Thrust, Sex Dragon, She Sir, and Ideal Soul Mart.  That’s one packed lineup of up and coming locals!  Oh and it’s cheap!

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Download: Ideal Soul Mart – Wrk [MP3]

Show Preview: Pinkerton Hoot Night @ Thunderbird Coffee (9/9)

Date 9/9/10
Location Thunderbird Coffee
Doors 6pm
Tickets FREE!!

Giant Steps Productions has a cool event they’re calling “Pinkerton Hoot night” going on Thursday night at Thunderbird Coffee.  The idea is that 6 local bands will cover all songs from Weezer’s sophomore album Pinkerton.  A few bands will also throw in the occasional B-side and/or favorite non Pinkerton Weezer track.  The local lineup of sweet talent includes Ideal Soul Mart, The Bubbles, Guns of Navarone, Maryann and the Revival Band, With an Orange, and International Waters.  This should be a fun night and a reminder to us all that Weezer have pretty well sucked since their 1996 gem.

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Ideal Soul Mart @ Mohawk (3/4)

Date 3/4/10
Location Mohawk
Doors 10pm
Tickets $6 @ Door

If you’re looking for something to do on Thursday night, the Mohawk isnide stage would be a great place to stop by with a nice lineup of local bands.  Things get kick started with instrumentalists Silent Land Time Machine, then move to My Milky Way Arms, and music ends with ATH faves Ideal Soul Mart.  Mark us down as attending.

Side note: The boys in ISM just made a sweet new video for their catchy jam “Wrk”.  Check out the hilarity of it all on youtube.

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Download: Ideal Soul Mart – Wrk [MP3]

The Pons @ Lamberts (2/12)

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Date 2/12/10
Location Lamberts
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

Friday night at Lamberts is all about the local music, specifically the up and comers in the local scene.  Two ATH artist to watch bands, The Pons and Ideal Soul Mart, will be on the stage along with fellow locals Wiretree.  This should be a great night to check out the best and brightest Austin has to offer with new talent.

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Download: The Pons – Wherever You Are [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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Combo Meal Fun Fest Pre-Party

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Fun Fun Fun Fest is fast approaching and we wanted to go ahead and give you some details about a pre-party we have planned with some other fine local folks.  Our Combo Meal event will be going down on Nov. 6th at Scoot Inn and features 2 stagse of incredible bands and DJs.  The outside DJ stage features headliners Hood Internet, local legend Neiliyo, and Prepmode.  The inside stage features Stillwater boys Colourmusic along with Zlam Dunk, StABBA (metal aBBa cover band) and up and coming locals Ideal Soul Mart.  If that wasn’t enough, the great Annie Ray will be on hand to take some fancy photos and Under Pressure will be on site making custom screen t-shirts.  Price for the show is $5 if you RSVP ahead of time at do512 and $8 if you don’t. 

Along with ourselves, this tasty event is sponsored by Cherry Peel, Knuckle Rumbler, Champion Scion, My Old Kentucky Blog, do512, Ultra8201, and Sailor Legs.  This will be the only place you’ll want to be to celebrate your night before Fun Fest.  We’ll drop some reminders your way as the event date gets closer.

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Download: Colourmusic – Put in a Little Gas [MP3]

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Download: The Hood Internet – Single Foxes (Put A Wood On It) [MP3]

A2W: Ideal Soul Mart

idealLocal Austin boys Ideal Soul Mart have been gaining some positive attention around town with some jam packed shows at several local venues.  We here at ATH have taken notice of the band’s efforts and thought they’d be a great choice for this weeks artist to watch feature.  Follow the jump for more info on this up and coming band.

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Loxsly @ Mohawk (8/26)

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Date 8/26/09
Location Mohawk
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

Local shows are solid this week and Mohawk on Wednesday night is a great option to check out some of that local talent.  The lineup includes pop hit makers Loxsly, Birdlips and fairly new locals Ideal Soul Mart.  The show is also in celebration of Ideal Soul Mart’s debut LP which can be streamed in it’s entirety over on the band’s new bandcamp page.

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Download: Loxsly – Battalions [MP3]