Austin Spotlight: Another OBN IIIs Hit

obnIt was only a matter of time before OBN IIIs really started to make waves everywhere.  They’ve long been one of our favorite acts, and they’ve definitely earned loyal fans on their countless tours; it’s about time the band got some love from the press that lauds all their imitators.  Orville’s performance on this new jam is pretty spot on, and those feuding guitar parts are just ridiculous.  Just as we expected, the song captures their live energy, and shows just what a force they can be when recorded. Their new record, Third Time to Harm, will be out on May 11th via Tic Tac Totally. 

Austin Spotlight: OBN IIIs


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Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the Austin music scene, you are familiar with Orville Bateman’s musical project known as OBN III’s.  He is of course involved in tons of other bands in town, but this one is a personal favorite of mine.  Today we’ve gotten news that the group has recently finished a new album and is spreading the word with this great new track called “No Time For the Blues”.  It’s of course in the punk rock genre, and I’m down for that.  You can also hear some hints of another famous front man by the name of King Khan in there too, and I can’t see how anyone wouldn’t be down for that as well.

Pick up new album, Third Time to Harm, on May 27th via Tic Tac Totally Records.

Old Jam from The Best

theBest-webwebI’m posting this jam from The Best just because, well, I can–you need to hear it. I feel like Austin, and beyond, haven’t had a great chance to fall in love with this band, although the varying parts of the group have definitely had their share of adoring press.  Take members of OBN IIIs, A Giant Dog, Bad Lovers, Flesh Lights and basically any other band that kicks ass…throw them together and you expect big things.  The Black Triangle 7″ came out last year, but there’s still a few floating about, so take a second to check out Twistworthy Records and get your hands on the goods. 

Rad Music Thursday — In Austin That Is

austin-skyline-mark-weaverIt’s a weird world in Austin building up to SXSW.  We get some good shows, but a lot of traveling acts just postpone the inevitable of a week of belligerence and loud tunes.  Luckily, Thursday night has all kinds of great shows you can skip around to, or catch in full, all featuring promising acts that us folks at ATH adore.  Here’s a brief spotlight on where you can head if you’re into live music. Read more

What’s aHappening Austin? Weekend Show Spotlight

austin-skyline-mark-weaverAs rock n’ roll season heads into full swing, it’s time we all take advantate of the many shows that are coming our way in the next few months before SXSW hits us hard.  Surely you know Ty Segall is playing at the Mohawk on Friday night with Ex-Cult and OBN IIIs, but what else is going on in town?  Well, in case Ty isn’t your taste, or you can’t make it, here’s some other show suggestions for a pretty solid weekend in Austin. Read more

Contest: Ty Segall @ Mohawk (1/25)

It’s well known that Ty Segall has a lot of fans around these parts.  Not just with the ATH crew, but the man and his band also seem to have a huge following in Austin.  Let’s also not forget that this lineup at Mohawk is loaded with talent in the form of Ex-Cult, OBN III’s, and DJ Richard Henry.  Let the games begin!

Up for grabs: Your name on the promoter’s guest list with +1.

How to enter: Leave a comment with your favorite Ty Segall song and we’ll pick our favorite (really just at random).

Deadline: Friday morning.

Please don’t forget to leave a valid email address so we can get in touch with you if you win.

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Download: Ty Segall Band – I Bought My Eyes [MP3]

Top Live Shows in Austin in 2012

Our year end coverage begins with the three chiefs over at the ATH offices reveling in what was an incredible year in Austin, musically speaking.  Tons of rad bands blew us away with their live sets, and, well, there were just tons of bands.  I think we did more show coverage this year than in previous years, but as always, the great thing about our site is diversity.  We’re also linking back to our full reviews and photos of some of these nights, so you can get more of a feel of our thoughts, not to mention, checking out Brian’s great photographic 2012. Read on for thoughts on live acts from the three main contributors.
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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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