Show Preview: Doomsday Dance Party @ Hotel Vegas (10/16)

Date 10/16/11
Location Hotel Vegas
Doors 7pm
Tickets $3 @ Door

An awesome show is going down on Sunday night at Hotel Vegas for those of you looking to close out the weekend on a high note.  The show features some ATH regular artists Paperthreat, Great Nostalgic, and Real Book Fake Book.  Also on hand are a variety of visual artists showcasing their unique talents.  That list includes Storm Foster, Ashley Carter, Aaron Whitaker, Kelly Eoff, Sam Evans, Sam Gage, Kristen Miciotto, and Bethany Dillinger.  As if that wasn’t enough to entice you, DJ Floyd Pinkerton will also be on hand providing some tasty tunes in between sets.  Should be one helluvan event.

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Download: Paperthreat – Conveyer [MP3]

Show Preview: Paperthreat @ Beauty Bar (1/28)

Date 1/28/11
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

Those looking to check out some of the best local talent Austin has to offer should head out to Beauty Bar on Friday night for a set by Paperthreat and some other solid acts.  Joining our former artist to watch band on stage are Motel Aviv, Bloody Knives, and Go Go Garcia.  Seriously kids, for only $5 you can support local music and hear some great live tunes at the same time.

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Download: Paperthreat – Conveyer [MP3]

Show Preview: Paperthreat @ Scoot Inn (8/21)

Date Saturday, Aug 21
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 900 pm
Tickets $5 @ the Door

We talked to you guys about the great band Paperthreat a few weeks back in our Austin Artist to Watch, as well as our Austin mixtape, and now we’re reminding you that you need to go check out this incredible band before they’re the hottest ticket in town.  Right now, you can see them on the cheap this Saturday night over at Scoot Inn, and they’ll be playing with J Dub & the Tease and The Coast of Nebraska.  We know there’s a lot going on, locally, in town this weekend, but we’ll be rocking it over at the Scoot.

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Download: Paperthreat – Conveyer [MP3]

The ATH Summer Mixtape

So as summer begins to dwindle down and the kids head back to school, we here at ATH thought a Summer mixtape would be in order to boost everyone’s spirits.  Let’s be honest, this summer hasn’t really delivered a truly great album as of yet so why not just make your own?  Right?  For our Summertime mixtape, we handpicked the best new music from up and coming Austin bands that we think you should know about.  You’ll see brand new and never before heard music from Great Nostalgic, The Authors, and Sunset along with some you’ve maybe seen on the site from Golden Bear, She Sir, Paperthreat and tons more.  All told, we’ve got 20 songs for you to take with you and enjoy.  Our Austin Town Hall Summer Mixtape website features a handy zip file download as well as streams of each song and a link to each band’s website if you dig what you hear.  So head to the mixtape site, download some tunes, tell all your friends, and enjoy what little summer we have left.  No really, tell your friends…. now.

Austin A2W: Paperthreat

Over the last week or so I’ve found myself giving some heavy spins to the tunes created by Austin electronic-pop group Paperthreat.  The band is fronted by veteran to the Austin music scene Rene Rodriguez who has been actively involved over the years in bands like Great Nostalgic, AM Syndicate, HumbleBums, and a few others.  After Rene tired of his previous groups, he struck out on his own and began Paperthreat with drummer and former bandmate Vincent Durcan.  The two then enlisted the help of Arius Holifield and guitar player Niko Bakulich to round out a live band.  In the short time the band has been in existence, Paperthreat have only one EP which you can download for free over their Bandcamp site.  I’ve been jamming that EP for a couple weeks now and I’ve yet to come up with a comparison I feel confident about.  That’s a good thing thought right?  Download that EP or have a listen below to their jam “Conveyor” and make your own comparison.

If you care to see the band live, head out to Beauty Bar tonight (6/30) for a a free show starting at 10pm.  Zlam Dunk will be headlining that one.

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Download: Paperthreat – Conveyer [MP3]