Austin Weekend Show Suggestions

AustinMusiFlowsaThis weekend, above most normal weekends, is a pretty good reason to go out.  There’s a benefit being put on by sxswcares, raising money for victims of the SXSW tragedy.  A lot of these venues are saving up for donations, are hosting events, as well as directing folks to various on-line auctions to raise money, so be sure to help support the worty cause; remind people what a great community we are. So, with that in mind, here are my suggestions for great shows to hit up this weekend. Read more

Austin Show Spotlight: Grape St. @ Mohawk (2.24) FREE!!!

the_showoff_2-24_256_256_80_s_c1_c_t_0_0_1Under the masterful skill of their local booking agents, Mohawk has been working on the Showoff series in 2014, offering up Austin music fans free shows on Monday night featuring some great local acts.  This week’s line-up is no different, especially considering our adoration for Grape St.  Curtis and the boys are always entertaining, and if you need proof, you should pick up A Date with You.  But, it’s not all about these guys, with two other incredible acts starting off the night.  Low Times, who’ve been making a name for themselves for several years will start the night off, playing their darkened surf-pysch for your ears. The middle of the night will be filled by Sweet Spirit, which is the band that has sprung out of the ashes of now defunct, but still missed, Bobby Jealousy. You’ve got no excuse to miss free music with great bands…at least I hope you don’t.


Download: Grape Street – A Date With You [MP3]

Contest: Beach Fossils @ Red 7 (4/17)

beachfossil452It’s a crazy couple of weeks coming up with too many shows to chose from going own in Austin.  Wednesday night a great show to add to your list would definitely be the Beach Fossils show at Red 7.  Lucky for you, we’ve got a couple tickets to giveaway and the deets are below:

Date: 4/17/13

Lineup: Beach Fossils, Foreign Mothers, Low Times

Up For Grabs: Your name on the guest list with +1

How to enter: Leave a comment about anything you want!

Closing time: Wednesday @ noon


Download: Beach Fossils – Careless [MP3]

Top Ten Austin Albums of 2012

It’s that time of year folks, when we here at Austin Town Hall try to convince you that we know what’s what in the world of music.  We’re starting things off with our list of Top Ten Austin Albums of 2012.  We purposefully left out EPs, just focusing on the Album as a whole, since that’s our favorite form of media.  Before you read this, please know that this is just the expressed OPINION of ours, and you’re definitely cool to disagree. Let us know your thoughts, and make sure your favorite Austin bands send us their hits in 2013!
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Photo Pop 2012: Photography and Rock n’ Roll @ Red 7 (11.9)

I’ve been waiting to make this announcement since we first began planning Photo Pop 2012, which takes place Friday, November 9th.  As a native Austinite I realize how important the community aspect of the local music scene is, so I wanted to highlight some of our favorite photographers who work their tails off to bring you the best footage of our local scene.  Photographers Rick Kern, Brian Gray, Tim Griffin, Pooneh Ghana, Randy Cremean and Gary Miller will be displaying and SELLING prints of their favorite photography shot here in Austin.  A portion of those proceeds will go to HAAM.  But, that’s not the end of it.  Since the photography wouldn’t go down without the rock, we’re putting on a show afterwards with some of our favorite local bands: Gender Infiniti, Low Times, Tiger Waves, Shivery Shakes and Grape Street.  It’s a chance to enjoy some incredible photography (and get your hands on some good prints) plus stay and enjoy the rock n’ roll. Or you can choose one or the other, just be sure to support the local scene; it’s what makes it great. Here’s a tune from one of the bands, Tiger Waves.


Download:Tiger Waves – Countryside [MP3]

Thanks to Transmission Entertainment for helping us organize this event!

Show Preview: JEFF the Brotherhood @ Stubbs (10.22)

Date 10.22.12
Location Stubbs Indoor
Doors 8:00 PM
Tickets $10 from Stubbs

I can’t imagine how loud it’s going to be inside Stubbs tonight, but I have a feeling we’re all going to need some ear plugs to catch this great rock show over at Stubbs.  First on the bill is Jeff the Brotherhood, who’ve nailed down crunchy guitar rock with powerful hooks and anthemic lyrics on albums Hypnotic Nights and We Are Champions.  Then you have Diarrhea Planet, who definitely have a taste for the distorted guitar sound turned all the way up.  And you can’t go wrong by showing up early to catch locals Low Times! If you need a little bit of noise and a lot of fun, see you at Stubbs.


Download:Jeff the Brotherhood – Shredder [MP3]