New Video from El Campo + Show Preview

elcampEl Campo came onto my radar a few years ago with a little work they did for Punctum Records, but the band has been really hard at work over the last year, touring all over, and even having time to sit together and record this track off their recent Double AA record. I love the video, illustrating not only the pop-centric Americana, but the bond of friendship shared by the band members themselves. This is our, and your, first glimpse of the family-style video…hopefully it point out why you should check these boys out. Oh, and where can you see them? They’re playing this Friday night at Lamberts with Wiretree. Doors for the show are at 10 PM (More info HERE). See you there? If not, grab the new AA record HERE.

Marrow Interview + Show Preview @ Lambert’s (1.31)

marrow-mainChicago’s Marrow are making their way into Austin this Sunday over at Lamberts, supporting their excellent new album, The Gold Standard. I caught up with the band’s Macie Stewartreal quick via email to chat about life, Chicago’s music scene and their continuing growth as a band. Opening for the band will be Sima Cunningham. The interview follows below.

Also, if you love it, and you should, you can grab tickets for the show HERE. Read more

Show Preview: Widowspeak @ Lamberts (10.17)

widowsOctober is the show season in Austin, with tons of bands filing into town. I’ve had this show with Widowspeak on my calendar since its announcement a few months back, and after spending a lot of time with the group’s new effort, All Yours. It’s probably their best work, depending upon who you ask; it shows a great deal of maturity in the songwriting. The intimate setting of Lamberts offers up a perfect place for fans to catch the band live. But, more important is that you show up early to catch Reservations take the stage. Their one of the best Austin acts playing write now, and their debut effort, just recently released is one of Austin’s best records this year. Give a listen to the two below, and we’ll see you Friday.

Doors are at 9:30. Tickets are $12 from C3.

Show Preview: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper @ Lambert’s 04/17

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Date 04/17
Location Lambert’s
Doors 9:30
Tickets 10$ Here

Riding high off the release of her stunning album, After, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper is gracing our great city with her incredible live act that is at once intimate and high energy. Aly Spaltro is notorious for her powerful vocals and while these vocals serve as the backbone to her music, it’s impossible to overlook the rest of the musical elements that we encountered on her most recent release that made for a large collection of excellent and infectious pop tunes. Lady Lamb will have you dancing your ass off one minute with sunny pop driven by the bouncing percussion, and then pulling at your heartstrings in the next with a stripped down tune. At only ten dollars, there is really no reason that you shouldn’t be at Lambert’s this Friday night. Don’t miss out on this one.

Show Preview: BLXPLTN @Lamberts: Tonight

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Date TONIGHT (12.11)
Location Lamberts 
Doors 9:30pm
Tickets 6$ HERE

It’s Thursday, and you’re ready for the weekend already, so what other choice do you have then to head over to Lamberts to start Friday a little early? Really, none, as BLXPLTN are bound to kick you in the face with their afropunk badassery so hard that you’ll miss Friday altogether. Tickets are only 6 bucks if you buy ’em early, so you have no real excuse not to get yourself to Lamberts tonight to enjoy some of the tracks from Black Cop Down. These locals are joined by Berkshire Hounds to balance your rock with something a bit mellower. Get in the mood with “Pressure” below.

 

Austin Spotlight: Weekend Show Suggestions

austinLooks like we’re in for a nice weekend, weather-wise, so that makes things perfect for a venture out to some of our great local venues to catch a show, or maybe even two. There’s lots of good shows this weekend, most of which are featuring local bands we adore. Take a look, a listen, and pick a show to hit up this weekend.  Hopefully we’ll see see you there.

Friday, March 28th:

A Giant Dog, Roky Moon and Bolt, Daniel Francis Doyle – Hotel Vegas – 9 PM – $5

Moistboyz (Dean of Ween), Meat Puppets – Mohawk – 8 PM – $15

Nic Armstrong & the Thieves, For Her & the Snow – Lamberts – 9:30 – $8

Saturday, March 29th:

Spray Paint, Nazi Gold, Empty Markes, Massageinist, Slash & Spread – Hotel Vegas – $5

Roger Sellers, Hikes, Chipper Jones – Holy Mountain – 9 PM

TonTons, Speak, Good Field, Casual Strangers, Slomo Drag – Scoot Inn – $10

Show Pics: Young Girls EP @ Lambert’s (2/20)

EPPretty straight forward night of jams to celebrate the launch of the Young Girls EP. We got a little silly, we listened to some music, we watched the Rockets lose. Nathan was happy about that, Pete was not.

As the big bonus, we got to hang out with ATH old friends like Shivery Shakes and more recent friends like Reservations. I’ll just let everyone know now that it was a dream local lineup for Team ATH and we were there to the bitter end shimmying despite duties as assigned in the morning.

Check out the pics for proof after the break.

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Young Girls EP Release Party @ Lamberts (2/20)

YGThis wasn’t how this show was originally planned, but sometimes your stars all line up in the right way, and we’re happy to announce that this Thursday we’ll be throwing down with Young Girls to release their much anticipated 7″, courtesy of Austintownhall Records.  I’ve got the EP down below for you to jam to your hearts conent, guaranteeing you’ll want to be there, or you can order it HERE.  Another reason to come…two of the best young bands in Austin, Shivery Shakes and Reservations.  I can’t go on too much about SS, as my lady friend is getting a little jealous of William, but I can say this: I’ve been watching them play for awhile, and while they were always good, they’ve never sounded as great and confident as they do now.  And Reservations? That’s a band that is expected to have a huge year; the songs are there, the drive is there, it’s just a matter of time before it blows up.  So come join us, and I’ll sell you a 7″.

Show Preview: Letting Up Despite Great Faults @ Lambert’s (5/18)

Date 5/18/12
Location Lamberts
Doors 10pm
Tickets $8 @ Frontgate

We were very excited recently when we got word from former LA based band Letting Up Despite Great Faults that they just decided to transplant themselves to our fair city of Austin.  To celebrate their recent move, the band is planning a coming out of sorts with a show going down at Lamberts on Friday night.  The group will be headlining with support from new found Austin neighbors Orthy and Girl Dreams.  ATH will be doing everything we can to make it there to welcome this awesome new band to town.  Support the locals fools!

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Download: Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Teenage Tide [MP3]

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