Show Preview: Chuck Ragan @ Red 7 (11/11)

Date 11/11/11
Location Red 7
Doors 9pm
Tickets $10 @ Frontgate

Veteran and now legendary songwriter Chuck Ragan is making a stop back into town at Red 7 on Friday night.  Local up and comers East Cameron Folkcore and Possessed by Paul James will also be on hand to provide some entertainment.  Friday night is full of great lineups, but be sure to keep this one on the short list.

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Download: Chuck Ragan – You Get What You Give [MP3]

ATH Show Picks: Funx3 Fest Nites

The Fun Fun Fun Fest powers that be announced recently that all after shows this year would be completely free for anyone holding a festival wristband.  You can agree or disagree with me if you like, but that’s just about one of the most bad ass ideas I’ve ever heard.  Leave it to the Transmission guys to continually outdo themselves year after year… So now that the festival is officially here, let us take a closer look at these Fun Fest Nites and give you a nightly recommendation on where we think you should be.  Obviously these are just our picks and not intended as a fully detailed guide.  For a complete listing of the Nites lineup, head to the official site.  Follow the jump for our recs.

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Show Preview: OFF! @ Red 7 (10/13)

Date Thursday, October 13th
Location Red 7
Doors 900p
Tickets $10 from Frontgate

Keith Morris isn’t new school rock n’ roll, but he’s definitely doing it a lot better than most of the new school acts.  OFF! blasted off not too long ago, and there’s a reason everyone is giving them so much praise.  Not only do they have a great piece of punk rock history, but they just put on a sweaty beast of a show. I’ve seen them several times now, and each time I just leave amazed at how powerful they sound, considering many of the members are several decades into their careers.  Show up at Red 7 and check this gig out; you’ll also have some other acts like Cerebral Ballzy, Women in Prison, Retox.

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Download: OFF – Upside Down [MP3]

Show Preview: Disastronauts Fundraiser @ Red 7 (10/1)

Date 10/1/11
Location Red 7
Doors 8pm
Tickets $10 @ Door

Red 7 has a great lineup put together by the Disastronauts Foundation on Saturday night.  Those unfamiliar with the recently formed foundation, should know that their mission is to help out the musicians affected by the tragic wildfires that consumed Central Texas recently.  All proceeds from the minimal door fee AND a percentage of bar sales will be donated directly to those musicians in need.  As if bringing some good karma your way isn’t enough, a stacked lineup featuring local legends Octopus Project, Reagonometry, Bangaar, Party Wizard, and Her Space Holiday should entice you even more.

This one also hits home for the ATH family, and Marc from Her Space Holiday, as the park in Bastrop where Marc filmed our first Lost in Austin video was destroyed by the fires.  Makes the song “Anything For Progress” that much more special doesn’t it?  Get out and support people.

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Download: The Octopus Project – Fuguefat [MP3]

Show Preview: Jacuzzi Boys @ Red 7 (9/23)

Date Friday, Sept. 23rd
Location Red 7
Doors 900p
Tickets Tickets @ the Door

Hopefully you’ve had a minute or two to recover from ACL, or from avoiding ACL, whichever way you see fit, but it’s time to get back into the swing of things. One of the many great shows this weekend is the Jacuzzi Boys, fresh off their release of the excellent Glazin record for Hardly Art.  It’s full of catchy garage pop, the sort that never fails to keep your feet tapping and your head bobbing–maybe even a bit of old school pogo.  It’s going to be an energetic little punk show, so you gotta get out there.  You can all catch, The Act Rights, Elvis, and The Early Stages kicking the show off.  I’ll see you there!

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Download: Jacuzzi Boys – Cool Vapors [MP3]

Show Preview: Obits @ Red 7 (9/16)

Date 9/16/11
Location Red 7
Doors 9pm
Tickets $12 @ Frontgate

You kids leaving early from the festival on Friday night(most of us), should head on down to Red 7 for a sweet show going down featuring Sub Pop rockers Obits.  Joining the guys on stage are some great local bands in the form of Hex Dispensers, Broken Gold, and Ghost Knife.  I predict that this one might just be a better offering when compared to some of the other expensive ass after shows in town.  Oh and remember that this isn’t a festival after show so don’t hope to see Obits anywhere else over the weekend.

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Download: Obits – You Gotta Lose [MP3]

Show Preview: Built By Snow @ Red 7 (6/16)

Date 6/16/11
Location Red 7
Doors 9pm
Tickets FREE

Well it’s about damn time gentlemen!  After now what seems like a major hiatus away from the music scene, some of our favorite local boys Built by Snow are getting together for their first show in over 9 months.  The guys have apparently heard your cries to play live again and have even made the show free of charge.  How sweet.  Opening up for the ATH faves will be BBS side project Red Falcon.

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Download: Built By Snow – All the Weird Kids Know [MP3]

Chaos in Tejas Highlight: The Spits

The first band in our installment of highlights for the wonderful Chaos in Tejas is The Spits.  They’re a Seattle punk group who’ve released four LPs and a slew of compilations and 7 inches.  Listening to them, I get this old Misfits feeling, though I’m sure that’s just wishful thinking on my part.  They’re known to don costumes on stage, such as in this picture, and you’re guaranteed to get fast, dirty punk rock that’s going to have you bobbing your head, jumping up and down, or at the very least, tapping your toes.  The band will be playing their darkness punk at Red 7 on Thursday, along with some great acts ( a few from Austin) like TV Ghost and High Tension Wires.  For those with a passion for the harder edge, this is a great night to kick off the festival, so be sure to show up early and get your punk on with the Spits.

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Download: The Spits – Tonight [MP3]

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