Miniature Tigers

We might be just a bit late in telling you about Miniature Tigers out of Phoenix, but good things come to those that wait.  After releasing two EPs in 2008 that piled up the accolades from well known critics like Spin & Rolling Stone, the band is looking to grow their fan base into the new year.  With a sound that’s poppy and pretty easy on the ears, these guys might just be the new Vampire Weekend you peoples are all looking for.  If you’re digging “Cannibal Queen”, you’ll have to buy their new album Tell it to the Volcano on iTunes.  Physical copies are only available if you make it out to a show.

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Download: Miniature Tigers – Cannibal Queen [MP3]

FT5: Worst Things in Music

Today marks the beginning of a new feature on Austin Town Hall.  Every Friday we plan to bring you a completely random Top 5 List.  We’ll be bringing in all of our writers for this one, with the goal of creating lists based on what we are most passionate about.

We apologize for starting on a negative note, but today’s topic is “The Top 5 Worst Things In Music”.  We try to focus on the major problems and not just nit picky things like the existence of Scott Stapp.  These are the issues.  These are things that must be changed.  Follow the jump to read the full list.

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More ACL RSVP Shows!

If your wallet is a little tight and you can’t afford ACL, here are two more free by RSVP shows to check out.  Our first show is being put on by Antics and features a DJ set by CSS with several other special guests. This even goes down on Friday night around 10pm and you can RSVP now.

Second show also goes down on Friday with headliners Cool Kids leading the way and Voxtrot joining in on the fun. This event is being put on by Rolling Stone with doors opening at 8pm. RSVP for this one before time runs out. Both shows are rumored to have free drinks…. oh schnaps!

New Music From Sam Champion

Up and comers Sam Champion have a new song for your listening pleasure entitled “Be Mine Everyone” off their album Heavenly Bender which is set to come out September 2nd.  Rolling Stone recently featured the band as a breaking artist on their website so you should be hearing a lot about these guys soon.

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Download: Sam Champion – Be Mine Everyone [MP3]