Sound On Sound 2016 Preview: 5 Local Bands To Catch

13557836_290760167940194_5618505617977878544_nLadies and gentlemen, knights and knaves, sires and maidens– the time is drawing near for the inaugural Sound on Sound Festival and we here at ATH could not be more excited. Not only have the SOS folks put together a stacked bill filled with big time acts from all over the indie world, but they’ve also made sure to stick to their Austin roots by snagging some of the great local acts from around town. Sure, maybe you’ve seen their name on a poster for a show, but now is the time to make sure you show up for their set and give them some love. Read on for 5 local bands that you shouldn’t miss this weekend.

*Don’t forget about Late Knights, which is another excellent opportunity to catch some great bands– local and international.

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Show Pics: A Cure Tribute @ Cheer Up Charlies (3/4)

Cure TributeIt was a busy weekend. There was a race going on out at COTA, there was house prep for the long run into downtown known as SxSW, a friend’s birthday and this little show that friends put together where several of my favorite local bands were covering Cure songs to benefit The Teenage Cancer Trust. Among participants, we get Bali Yaaah, Modern Medicine, Knifight with half of Night Drive, Moving Panoramas and many more…

Click through for a few thoughts on best-of performances and plenty of pics to see what you missed or relive a great night.

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ATX Saturday Show Spotlight – 12/19

Austin, I love you.The weekend is filled with Holiday parties and various shows celebrating such a time, but Saturday night is where you’ll find your money best spent; there are two incredible shows that are must sees in my eyes. On one hand, you’ve got the 12XU XXXMas Revue at Beerland, featuring Sweet Talk, OBN IIIs, Flesh Lights, Xetas and more; it’s important to note that all those bands have at some point been at the top in our year end lists. While that’s a rock laden show, a block away you can indulge your pop fandom by hitting up Moving Panoramas, Ramesh and Young Girls over at Barracuda. A few of these acts are on our label (with a new Young Girls LP on its way), so you know we’ll be there…though considering the line-up, I’m looking to bounce back and forth all night long.

ATX Weekend Show Preview: Who Isn’t Playing In Austin?

ATX Popfest 10Nathan and I were commenting on the plethora of shows going down this weekend, so I figured it’d be nice to lay it all out night by night for you so you know where you need to be to hear the best tunes. I’ve got all your options broken up by days and if you play your cards right, it could be a weekend filled to the brim with great local and visiting acts. See for yourself after the jump and prep with some tunes… a few more hours and it’s the weekend!

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ATX Weekend Show Preview

austin_mainAlright, summer’s about to be over for most of the ATH crew as we head back to school, so you can bet we want to enjoy the last weekend of true freedom with some great live music. Lucky for you I’ve got the full rundown of all the shows you’ll want to hit up this weekend and some tracks to get you psyched to go out and support your local scene.

Friday (8.21)

Super Thief, Tunic, Xetas, Back Legs at Beerland // 9 pm

Mother Falcon, RF Shannon, Quintessential Clarinet Quintet at The North Door // 8pm

Saturday (8.22)

Daniel Johnston, Dana Falconberry at the Mohawk // 8pm

Ramesh, Roses, The Sour Notes, Moving Panoramas at Hotel Vegas // 9pm

BLXPLTN at Radio Coffee & Beer // 10pm

 

ATX Spotlight: Album Announcement From Moving Panoramas

10704346_598263210301617_6686870833111283289_oOur scene is pretty damn good, so it doesn’t really surprise me that locals Moving Panoramas have got a great single and album on the horizon to give to you. If you haven’t heard or seen this three piece around town somehow, you need to change that immediately and have a listen to “One,” below. When you hit play, you’ll be charmed by their effortless dream gaze with noticeable hints of Best Coast and Dum Dum Girls. One is also the name of the upcoming album from these ladies, which you can look forward to in October of this year on Modern Outsider. So take a listen to the hazily hooky track below and stay alert for upcoming tour dates around town from Moving Panoramas; you don’t want to miss out on this.

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