Some Free Week Photos

Free Week is great. The concept of having people fill venues so bartenders and stage crews have a little cash in their pockets is totally a get-behind theme. Now, my epic level of cynicism that creeps in from time to time means that I will give the evil eye to anyone mad about one-in-one-out at a venue. These bands are playing all over town, all year long and sometimes opening for a touring band you would think is too expensive to go see. #value Let’s go, Austin, spend that twelve bucks.

My Free Week rant is over. Let’s get on to some notables and photos. A. Sinclair is a constant fave for rock and or roll. Abram Shook lends credibility to any music catalog. That performance had two-thirds of Feverbones; they are wicked excited for the new record, naturally so are we. Tres Oui‘s invisible bass player had a killer set (#sarcasm). Space-sparse of Soft Healer was a reset. I got to see The Infinites at Beerland as a full band. I do miss a little of the DIY nature of looping to fill sounds, but the layered gazy post punk sounded really rad with guitars filling the room. Fave thing of the time I spent Red Rivering.

Peep the gallery. I spent time taking photos of friends and the people that make Free Week go. I even used a flash. Crazy right?

I love y’all.

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New Tunes from Wheeler Brothers

It’s hard keeping updated with the ever-growing masses of music coming out of Austin, but every now and then you just have to stop and revisit the good tunes this town has to offer. Lately I’ve been listening to some of the tracks from Wheeler Brothers, who’ve just put out their album, Portraits.  It’s definitely appealing to my softer side, the one drenched in my dad’s love of Americana and folk music.  But, don’t think this is going to be an entirely weepy affair, as the great thing about the country-tinged outfit is that they still maintain a great bit of pop sensibility.  Sink your teeth into this song, and go get yourself a copy of Portraits.


Download: Wheeler Brothers – Home for the Holidays [MP3]