Show Preview: Stephen Malkmus @ the Mohawk (2/22)

Date Wednesday, Feb 22nd
Location Mohawk
Doors 630 pm
Tickets $17 from Frontgate

It’s not like Stephen Malkmus really needs much of an introduction, or really needs to hand out incentives to come see his show at Mohawk on Wednesday.  He’s the main man from Pavement, who has carefully crafted a nice solo career since then.  You should go, period. But, you can also catch two great opening acts on the evening, Nurses and TV Torso. TV Torso are our local boys, banging out solidified indie rock tunes that stick in your head and echo in your ears. Nurses put out Draclua last year, a stunner of an album that really had the band turning heads…so get there to witness then in their glory. Two great opening acts and an indie legend. Need we say more?

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Download:Nurses – Trying to Reach You [MP3]

Show preview: Mountain Goats @ Antone’s (1/19)

Date 1/19/12
Location Antones
Doors 7pm
Tickets Sold Out!

Superb show going  down on Thursday night at the legendary Antone’s downtown.  Headliners Mountain Goats should be enough to get you there, but openers Nurses should convince you to get there early.  I’m sure you could find some discount tickets on craigslist or via a scalpar as the show is sold out.

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Download: The Mountain Goats – Damn These Vampires [MP3]

Show Preview: Nurses @ Lambert’s (10/4)

Date 10/4/11
Location Lambert’s
Doors 9:30pm
Tickets $10 @ Frontgate

It really is a crazy night in Austin with tons of shows for you to choose from in a variety of styles.  The show getting down at Lambert’s featuring indie-pop hit makers Nurses should definitely be one of the sets on your radar.  Joining the band to co-headline this show is fellow indie buzz band Dominant Legs.  Rounding things out and opening up the show you’ll get locals Boyfrndz.

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Download: Nurses – Trying to Reach You [MP3]

New Music From Nurses

I’ve really enjoyed the music created by Portland based outfit Nurses since the first time I heard their track “Caterpillar Playground”.  This new tune called “Trying to Reach You” found below is making me an even bigger fan of the group.  You can get your hands on a new LP entitled Dracula from Nurses on September 20th via Dead Oceans.  Me gusta.

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Download: qNurses – Trying to Reach You [MP3]

New Music From Nurses

Portland’s Nurses is a band we told you about awhile back that we really didn’t know much about at the time.  What we know now, is that the band recently wrapped recording for the follow up to their 2009 album Apple’s Arc, and we continue to dig their quirky pop tunes.  This new single from the band “Fever Dreams” appears on the band’s upcoming album Dracula due our September 20th on the Dead Oceans label.

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Download: Nurses – Fever dreams [MP3]

Tallest Man On Earth @ Stubbs (5/2)

Date 5/2/10
Location Stubbs
Doors 10pm
Tickets $12 @ Frontgate

If you’re looking for an intimate and special show on a Sunday night, head over to Stubbs for a show by Swedish songwriter Tallest Man on Earth.  Opening support for this one is provided by Nurses.  Don’t pass this up as you may never know when this guy’s coming back!

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 Download: Tallest Man on Earth – King of Spain [MP3]

Le Loup @ Waterloo & Mohawk (11/2)

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Date 11/2/09
Location Waterloo & Mohawk
Doors 5pm & 9pm
Tickets Free & $8 from FrontGate

Recent Hardly Art signee Le Loup is making a stop in town on this fine Monday and you’ve got two chances to see them.  The first is a free Waterloo Records in-store at 5pm with the always nice free keg beer.  After that, head over to Mohawk for a full on set with Nurses and local boys Zorch providing the opening support.  ¡Feliz día de los muertos!

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Download: Le Loup – Forgive Me [MP3]

CONTEST: Throw Me The Statue @ Mohawk (9/11)

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Date 9/11/09
Location Mohawk
Doors 9pm
Tickets $8 from Transmission

We give a lot of mentions to Throw me the Statue on this here website and we always try to post when the band is stopping in our town.  So Friday night is the band’s next Austin show and it’s really cheap!  Opening acts are The Brunettes and recent Dead Oceans signee Nurses.

UPDATE: Our reviewers are all tied up tomorrow night so this means you have a chance to win a spot on the guest list for you and that special someone!  All you have to do is leave a comment or tweet us with a mention of the show and we’ll pick a winner. Winners receive one guest list spot with a +1 and will be picked at 3pm tomorrow.  Make sure you leave a valid email so we can get in touch with you after the contest.  Do it!

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Download: Throw Me the Statue – Ship [MP3]

Nurses Sign With Dead Oceans

nurses2_11Nurses is not a band we know a whole lot about other than they’re from Portland and they just signed a deal with ATH fave label Dead Oceans.  We also know that we really like this strange yet catchy new single from Nurses called “Caterpillar Playground”.  We’re going to describe it as experimental pop music.  Sound good to you?  You can get your hands on the bands debut LP Apple’s Acre on August 4th.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/caterpillarplayground.mp3]

Download: Nurses – Caterpillar Playground [MP3]