More From Martin Crane

martinWe’ve already heard the title track of Martin Crane‘s new LP Physical Therapy which got us all excited to hear even more new music.  Today he’s appeasing our desires with this sweet new song entitled “Gunk of Stars”.  This one is even more upbeat and poppy when compared to the first single (which was hella catchy in it’s own way).  I’d dare say we have a true pop gem on our hands here folks.  Look at Crane, being all accessible and shit.

Once again, don’t forget to pick up Physical Therapy on November 20th via INSCAPE.

Martin Crane Steps Out on Brazos

martinOkay, so maybe that’s not entirely true, though what I do know is that Martin Crane is stepping out on his own, working under his own name. But, I’m guessing that the songs he’s crafting have a different place in his heart than what he’s done to date with Brazos. This new single seems more influenced by huge beats, vocal hooks and almost a hip sensibility for dancefloors. I don’t mean to disparage Brazos, but this song already feels like it could potentially have huger legs for Crane; it’s as accessible as it comes (I don’t mean that in a bad way at all!). Let’s wait to pass our full judgment on November 20th when he releases his album, Physical Therapy.

TV Torso @ Mohawk (7/23)

Date 7/23/10
Location Mohawk
Doors 9pm
Tickets $6 @ Door

One of Austin’t hottest up and coming talents TV Torso have another show planned at Mohawk on Friday.  You can also catch some fellow hot talents in The Gary and Martin Crane(Brazos) on the inside stage.  The show is super cheap so we’ll expect to see you there.

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Download: TV Torso – Days of Being Wild [MP3]

12/11 – Ola Podrida @ The Mohawk

olapdrida08It’s always an anxious evening when you are preparing to see one of your favorite bands for the first time.  Will they play your favorite song?  Will the show resemble the album precisely as you want it to sound?  Will you walk away with the same respect as the moment you entered?  Such were my thoughts as I spent Friday night preparing to see Ola Podrida at the Mohawk.  The bill included Martin from Brazos and local favorites Balmorhea.  Follow the jump for review and show pictures.

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Balmorhea @ Mohawk (12/11)

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Date 12/11/09
Location mohawk
Doors 900pm
Tickets $8 from Frontgate

Mohawk is the place to be on Friday night if you’re a fan of some of the bands on our very own local label Western Vinyl.  Headliners Balmorhea will be sharing the stage with our new favorite band Ola Podrida.  Fellow Martin Crane of Brazos will be playing solo and opening things up.

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Download: Balmorhea – Harm & Boon [MP3]

WOXY Presents @ Scoot Inn (9/6)

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Date 9/6/09
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 6pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

I hope you’ve heard that indie radio station Woxy is making a move to Austin and plans to start broadcasting and setting up live sessions in the live music capitol.  We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the crew to town!  To celebrate their arrival, the station is putting on one hell of a party at Scoot Inn on Sunday evening.  The lineup features up and comers Black Before Red, English Teeth, TV Torso, and Martin Crane of Brazos.  You can also expect some sweet drink specials and BBQ, Sweet Leaf Tea, and Titos Vodka.  Sunday evening never looked so promising.

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Download: Black Before Red – Matagorda [MP3]