I’m honestly not really sure what Fashion Freakout 5 really entails, other than the fact that some of Austin’s vintage stores will be setting up shop in some fashion or another over at the Mohawk. What I do want to highlight are the excellent bands that will be holding it down for you all night, with some of the best in Austin’s punk/rock scene. You’ll get our performance favorites in OBN IIIs, but you’ll also get bright newcomers in Fleshlights (they put out an excellent release in 2011), not to mention A Giant Dog. The doors open at 7 PM, and if you haven’t gotten your hands on a ticket yet, you can pick one up at the door for $12. It’s an excellent weekend for local Austin music, so please attend!
Download:OBN IIIs – New Innocence [MP3]
Things are settling back in after the calm of the holidays. New releases are starting the trickle in and the show circuit is picking back up. Free Week kept many local music fans busy and there were many great lineups. One of our favorites was at The Mohawk last Saturday. Shivery Shakes, Ghost Knife, A Giant Dog, Grape Street and OBN IIIs played inside. I figured I should grab bigfiddyonefour and have fun.
So with pints of local beer, we listened to local music and I took local pictures. Head past the break, please.
We’re coming to the end of the good times, and the weekend is chock full of excellent shows to catch. I encourage you all to get out and support/see as many bands as possible, as that’s what keeps our music community energized…which is something we all claim makes Austin great, so we gotta support it. Here are my suggestions.
Punk Show @ Mohawk — A Giant Dog, OBN IIIs, Grape Street — Some of the best acts in Austin for rock n’ roll of the faster sort.
Quiet Company @ the Swan Dive — The group released an excellent album last year, so catch em’ while they’re hot.
Fresh Millions @ The Parish — We’ve raved about these bros for ages, and it’s a requirment that you catch them at least once in your lifetime. Do it now. Free.
Rock Show @ Beauty Bar — Ringo Deathstarr and Black Books, just to name a few. Do we need to say more? Those acts alone make it worth your time!
Sample these tracks from Freshmillions and Black Books:
The week of free music here in Austin is winding down, and for those of you who haven’t had a great chance just yet to catch a whole lot of the acts, don’t fret; there’s tons of excellent bands playing all over this weekend, so be sure to get out and enjoy the great tunes our town has to offer! Here’s some prime choices:
OBN IIIs @ Beerland — Like a cockier Rolling Stones soaked in sweat and Lone Star
Not in the Face @ Red 7 — Austin’s favorite little two piece rock act — and stick around for Flesh Lights!
Christian Bland and the Revelators @ 29th Street Ballroom — Bringing you only the best in Psych Rock from Black Angels members.
Download: Not in the Face – Downtown Girl [MP3]
The original Emo’s is closing. Yes, we have mentioned it before, but it is real now. Seemed so far away when we shared our best Emo’s moments.
OBN IIIs headlined a punk show a couple nights ago. Nathan and I went to send off the Alternative Lounge in style as so many familiar faces filled the crowd. Wiccans and Video opened, but my punk-show dollars are going to OBN IIIs right now. Fun.
Head past for plenty of pics as we get nostalgic again.
||Saturday, Sept 17th
||$10 at the Door
You looking for a show that might not be full of ACL festival goers? Okay, so I can’t promise that, but one of the best shows on Saturday night actually has nothing to do with ACL; it just has to do with good old classic garage rock. I’ve raved about Ty Segall, and I’ve even posted on the excellent Mikal Cronin, both of whom will be playing at the Mohawk on Saturday night. If you’re needing your fix of great rock n’ roll, then you need to meet me here for this killer show. And, you can catch OBN IIIs, the great Austin act while you’re at it.
Download: Ty Segall – You Make the Sun Fry [MP3]