Late Night Pop Number from Das Kope

I’ve already been impressed by the work of Brazilian (now LA-based) songwriter Das Kope, and I’m really glad he’s returned so quickly with another tune. This number is a little bit more of a sultry late night pop number; there’s a funky little guitar line that gives you a toe-tapping groove, while the vocal wash is coated in this hazy vibe…perhaps alluding to the smog of LAX. Still no word on when, and if, we’ll get a formal release from the producer, but if he’s still throwing out hits like the one below, I’m on board.

Go to Andrew Fest (12.19 & 12.20)

andrewAndrew Collins has been a musician in the Austin scene for some time, most recently playing with LAX.  Unfortunately, tragedy struck Andrew earlier this year, leaving him with some expensive  bills to pay.  But, like Austin does, the community has banded together to throw Andrew Fest, a two-day benefit featuring great acts like Sip Sip, Wild Child and BLXPLTN.  They’re even bringing some of Andrew’s old friends out of the woodworks to reunite for the cause, namely Visitors and The Rise.  You can grab tickets HERE, and all the funds go to support the cause.  Plus, there will be lots of prizes and raffles courtesy of tons of great local folks.  If you can’t make it, consider helping out by donating HERE.


Download: The Rise – The Fallacy Of Retrospective Determinism [MP3]

The Heist @ The ND (8/16)

Date 8/16/10
Location The ND
Doors 7pm
Tickets Free!!

Those looking for some fun free things to do on a Monday evening in Austin should head over to The ND for a party/show celebrating Fashion Week.  The event begins at 7pm with free food provided by Frank and free drinks running until 9pm.  After that, local favorites L.A.X., Quiet Company, and The Soldier Thread will be providing your musical entertainment.  Should be a good time!


Download: Quiet Company – How Do You Do It [MP3]

Ultra8201 Birthday Party @ Parish (6/10)

Date 6/10/10
Location Parish
Doors 9pm
Tickets $6 with RSVP @ Do512

Our friends over at the Ultra8201 blog are throwing quite the little birthday party at The Parish on Thursday night.  The guys have locked down solid locals like L.A.X, Love at 20, Politics, and The Redboys for sets during the night’s festivities.  It should be a good night to get your weekend of music started a little early.


Download: L.A.X. – I’m Sorry [MP3]

A2W: FreshMillions!

We spend a lot of our time focusing on the rock around Austin, but rest assured, we love to shake it just as much as the next guy does.  Recently, the Austin scene has been boosted by the rise of FreshMillions! , and their main guy Geoff Earle.  They’ve been hitting the town with the likes of Focus Group and L.A.X. (who they will be supporting May 19th), making a name for themselves with electrifying shows that leave the audience drenched in sweat and coated in euphoria.  Not to mention that a lot of people love the fact that Bryan Ritchie of The Sword (and Skate or Die) helped produce the record, but as much as we love Bryan, you have to know that those groove-tastic bass lines and electric shine were all there beforehand.  Be sure to check out the band’s self-titled debut record, and attend one of their live shows because pretty soon, the whole town will be aboard this dance-a-riffic party bus of fun.


Download: Fresh Millions – The Helicopter [MP3]

L.A.X @ The Parish (5/20)

Date Thursday, May 20th
Location The Parish
Doors 900p
Tickets $8 @ the Door

We’ve been playing a lot of the A EP from local group L.A.X, and it’s time that you get your hands on the album yourself.  Luckily for us all, the CD release for the band has finally arrived, and you can find yourself in a hot mess by heading to the Parish this Thursday night.  Expect to find yourself sweaty and smiling by the time you leave, not to mention the fact that you’ll have a brand new disc to spin around the house.  Get there early as you’ll really want to see A2W FreshMillions, as well as Missions. Hope to see you there supporting the local scene.


Download: L.A.X. – I’m Sorry [MP3]

New Tunes from L.A.X.

For some time local Austin band, L.A.X. have been devoted to making people dance their butts off, including those that caught their energetic set at ACL last year.  Things are looking up for this group, and they’re set to release a new EP, titled the A EP, which will officially see its release at their show on May 20th over at the Parish.  Be sure to catch on to these guys now, and at the very least, you’ll have something sweet to dance to while at work.


Download: L.A.X. – I’m Sorry [MP3]

Four Tet @ Mohawk (2/20)


Date 2/20/10
Location Mohawk
Doors 8pm
Tickets $12 from Frontgate

While we may not have been too crazy about his new album, Four Tet should still put on a solid live show at Mohawk on Saturday night.  The electro mastermind will be joined on the stage by Nathan Fake.  Stick around after the headlining set outside and head inside for sets by L.A.X. and Many Birthdays.


Download: Four Tet – Angel Echoes [MP3]

FTC: The Impossibles

impossiblesAs I thought about this year’s best Austin albums (which comes out next week folks), I came across an ancient video of one of my favorite local bands, The Impossibles. Growing up in Austin, I had the pleasure of singing along with this band at least once a month.  Sure, I didn’t know everyone there, but I felt as if they were all my friends.  We screamed, we threw up our hands in unison, and yes, we skanked a little bit, or a whole lot, depending upon your dedication and conditioning.  The guys in this band went on to play parts in Mineral and LAX (lets not forget Slowreader).   It was a time of youth and innocence, and The Impossibles were the perfect blend of both.  Let’s travel down memory lane together.


Halloween Bash @ Mohawk (10/28)


Date 10/28/09
Location Mohawk
Doors 8pm
Tickets $10 from Frontgate

Who ever said you can’t celebrate Halloween early?  The fine folks at Cherry Peel and Flip Scene think you can and that’s exactly what they’ll be doing at Mohawk on Wednesday night.  You can expect music from Black and White Years, Bright Light Social Hour, Learning Secrets DJs, Markus with a K, L.A.X, and Neiliyo.  Also make sure you wear a costume so you’ll be a part of the costume contest with some sick prizes.  A lot more info can be found on that sweet flier or over on do512.


Download: The Black and White Years – Power to Change [MP3]

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