So the time has finally arrived for the Metric show at La Zona Rosa on Tuesday and we couldn’t be more excited. If you aren’t to familiar with the band, check out our review of their most recent LP Fantasies or read our new interview with front woman Emily Haines. Opening support for Metric will be provided by Band of Skulls. Don’t pass up the rare chance to see these Canadians melt your heart and face.
Download: Metric – Help Im Alive [MP3]
So how does a band take a break for close to 30 years and then make a comeback with a tour and brand new album? Who knows. I guess people really did like the 60s that much. If you’re one of those 60s lovers, head down to La Zona Rosa on Sunday night for a set by Brazilian psych-rockers Os Mutantes. Opening support will provided by Deleon.
Download: Os Mutantes – A Minha Menina [MP3]
So the time has finally come for the big Sunny Day Real Estate show at La Zona Rosa and we couldn’t be more pumped about it. I hope you’ve read our reviews of the band’s new LP2 & Diary reissues and our old From the Closet feature. This should hopefully live up to be one of those shows you’ll hate yourself for missing out on. The Jealous Sound will be providing your opening support.
Download: Sunny Day Real Estate – In Circles [MP3]
So you’re one of those brave souls who just can’t get enough of the heat and music during the day at ACL and you want more? Or maybe you’re just one of those types who skip the festival alltogether and make it out to after parties and after shows? Regardless of what category you fit into, here’s a couple choices for each night of ACL for things to do after the festival activities wind down. We’re keeping it to just two options a night so as to not overwhelm you. Follow the jump for da parties.
So go back with me if you will to a time when CDs were at their height of popularity and I was just a wee little lad wet behind the ears. I had just graduated from the 6th grade and was about to move on into the dark and scary world that is middle school.
Hope you’re ready for a crazy dance party because that’s what you’ll be getting if you head to La Zona Rosa on Tuesday night for some Crystal Method action. The show still has some tickets on sale for the small price tag of $23. The DJ duo will share the stage with openers LA Riot. Music starts at 8pm.
Download: Crystal Method – Name of the Game [MP3]
Austin’s very own rockers, The Murdocks, are busy prepping a new album and have a single ready to drop on the music world. The new single is called “Lords” and will appear on an as of yet titled album due out sometime this fall. This is also a great time to mention that the band is playing at La Zona Rosa tonight along with fellow locals Rock and Eagles and Oak Is Keeping. Tickets will be sold for $7 at the door.
Download: Murdocks – Lords [MP3]
Our local blogmeister Ultra8201 is putting on a pretty slick little party this Saturday at La Zona Rosa. The lineup is being kept totally local with hot Austin band Ume headlining along with fellow locals True Widow and The White White Lights providing your opening entertainment. Tickets are going for $8, but if you RSVP at Do512 now, it’ll only cost ya $5. Like you’ve got anything better to do on a Saturday night…
Download: Ume – The Conductor [MP3]
The Black Kids and Mates of State co-headlining tour stopped through Austin on Tuesday night and we were fortunate enough to catch the show. The night brought a lot of dance hall hits along with some pop jams from both bands. It was quite an evening. Follow the jump to read a brief review of the show and see some fancy photos.
These tickets have been sold out basically since the day they went on sale, but trying to a find a scalper for Saturday night’s Franz Ferdinand show at La Zona Rosa would be a smart move. The Scottish dance/rock/pop innovators will be joined on the stage by Born Ruffians out of Canada. Doors for this show are at 8pm with music starting at 9. Check craigslist for some purchasing options.
Download: Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses [MP3]