Earlier this year, I raved about the new release from Quin Galavis…his new album My Life in Steel and Concrete. His release show was something quite special in and of itself, and now he’s released this new video to further draw you into his musical world. The video features Quin and his cellist, clad in dark hoodies, doing their part with the live performance, whilst Ali Copeland (of Que Pasa) plays the role of our distraught protagonist. Her role reeks of frustration, which could be seen as one of the various themes that exists within the folds of the album itself. Speaking of, if you haven’t already, or you just love this track, head to Super Secret Records to grab your copy.
We’ve had a great year at ATH Records, and we’re not looking to slow down. We’re working on projects with Mean Jolene at the moment, and Pollen Rx! Hopefully those in Austin are taking note, and getting as excited as we are. Speaking of Pollen Rx, they’re about to head out on the road for two weeks, but they aim to kick it off with a blast of a show at Cheer Up Charlies tomorrow night. Not only are they a band to watch, but we’ve also got ATH Records alumni Shivery Shakes and Slack Capital vets, Que Pasa on the bill. Come hang out with us all.
Oh, and the below song will appear on the debut Pollen Rx LP, but in a different version…so keep an eye out for news.
Midweek Show? Why not. There’ s a bunch on the bill this week…some local, some travelers. Hotel Vegas has Growl and Que Pasa, but I’d also like to point out that Winter is coming in from Cali…and that band was incredible during SXSW (Show starts at 10). Or, you can head on out over to Spiderhouse for a slew of great acts…Sailor Poon, Lunar Gold, Bloody Knives; it’s a night of great local acts that you should already have on your radar (Show starts at 7). Also, those of you looking for something a little different might want to see Nic Armstrong and the Thieves doing their thing at Hole in the Wall (Show starts at (9:30). I’ll toss out some jams below to give you some insight as to where you might want to go tomorrow night.
The Mohawk was kind enough to host our first 3 Bands for $3 along with sponsorship from Sailor Jerry. Drink specials were had, jams were played, jokes were told, new friends, old friends, everything we love about “the scene”. All the while, we had this great soundtrack from Twin Bitches, Rain Collectors and Que Pasa. I grabbed the Df, set it to monochrome and mounted the trusty 40/f2 Voigtlander to document the happenings on stage. Click through for pics a plenty.
I get it. Mondays are always a struggle. But, far too often we give up, thinking we just gotta hold on until the weekend. Well, I’m going to rage against the dying of the week, and remind you to join me and everyone else for the first 3×3 Series. Three bands, three bucks. It won’t even go too late, so you can get home and still get at least 6-7 hours of sleep…or more. Twin Bitches go on at 9, Rain Collectors at 10 and Que Pasa at 11. It’s three bucks, a dollar a band. I’d love to see you at Mohawk tonight.
There’s been a lot of hubbub about the Austin music dying, so I got together with some friends over at Mohawk to try a different approach. We scored a sponsorship from Sailor Jerry, and now we’re throwing the 3×3 Series. It means you pay 3 bucks for 3 bands, and all money made at the door goes directly to the artists. This week we’ve got a killer line-up to kick it off with Twin Bitches, Rain Collectors and Que Pasa. Even if you only know one of the bands on the bill, they deserve your three bucks, and you might just find another band to love. Or, come enjoy all the great drinks at Mohawk. Since it’s Monday night, we also wanted to kick off the show semi-early. Doors are at 8 PM and bands go on at 9. See you there!
We are still catching up on unfinished business from last week.
Psych Fest Levitation took over all things on Friday and I was stuck in prep mode before being able to post these pics from a lovely little show at Holy Mountain last week. We ran the Stephin Merritt shots from that night, Crocodiles is next up as we finish out our double-header night with jams. Along for the ride, we had Unknown Relatives and Que Pasa.
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Wednesday night ’round these parts has got you set out to make a tough decision as to how to spend your evening. Nathan already gave you a preview of the Stephen Merritt show that’s bound to be great, but I figured I’d throw a wrench in things and tell you about another show that’s sure to be a jangly guitar-rock filled good time. Crocodiles, who are on the verge of releasing their new LP, Boys are hitting Holy Mountain to give us some of the treats off that upcoming record. Having already spent some time with those new tracks, I can tell you it’ll be a smash. They’ll be joined by lovely locals ¿Qué Pasa? and Unknown Relatives which should make for a night brimming with psychedelic and hazy rock and roll. For ten dollars, you really can’t miss this.
It’s clear that Mac Demarco has the world eating out of the palm of his hands. He’s received rave reviews from all over for his recent release, Salad Days, and he blew into Austin, selling out his show at the Mohawk weeks before the show even happened. Honestly, I didn’t even know he was that huge, but his show definitely proved he’s got what it takes to keep pushing forward.
You can read on for more thoughts about the show, and some photos from our friend Bryan P. at PPI.