Austin’s been fortunate to house Emily Beanblossom’sRuby Fray for the last several years, and while she’s about ready to leave our city for Chicago, it looks like she wanted to leave us with one more great track. I love the brooding bounce that really pushes this track forward, almost crafting a dream pop number as keyboards twinkle in the distance. I like the little syllabic notes she tosses in with her vocals, adding a layer of playfulness to what seems like an otherwise sullen tune. Emily and her band will head out on a Western tour of the States before heading back up to Chi-town to wrap up her work on a new album.
Tonight is one of those rare nights, where everything aligns, and Austinites are set to make some difficult musical choices. If you’re looking for live music, some heavy hitters and some local heroes are playing this evening…so just click the jump and see what’s happening tonight.
There’s also some jams hiding down there too!
You just spent your whole week hanging with your family, so now you wanna go hang out with your friends, right? Well, the best way is to catch an incredible show, and boy is there a great one at Barracuda tonight. First, Ultimate Painting are headlining, and the band’s gotten tons of praise all across the pond, especially for their great new LP, Dusk. Plus, EZTV will be there too; the band’s been described as one of the best in NYC, and you’ll likely see their latest High in Place LP on my year end list. Local powerhouse Flesh Lights, as well as Ruby Fray, will kick the night off, so be there or be real square. Tickets are super cheap for a rad show ($7) and can be found HERE.
Friday night was jam packed with album releases and rad locals, so Saturday night slows down a wee bit, though there are still several shows worthy of catching your attention. It’s supposed to be cold, so bundle up, grab a friend and head out on the town…here’s my personal highlights of the weekend, including their meaningless genre guesses. Read more
|Date||Thursday, January 16th|
Looking at this show line-up, attending this set on a Thursday night seems like a no-brainer to me. You get the Amputees, who will be playing a three day residency in Austin, plus other really incredible acts that should already be on your radar at this point. There’s She Sir, who we’ve already told you are set for a big year with their up-copming release, Go Guitars. And, you’ll get to see Ruby Fray, who won tons of people over during her Free Week appearances, so there’s really no reason to skip it. Make it a fun night, and hit up the show.
Download: She Sir – You Could Be Tiger [MP3]
Emily Beanblossom’s a bit of a roamer, and we’re happy to have her find a home here in Austin, for the time being at least. She’s about to release her new album, Pith, via K Records on March 15th (if you buy straight from K, all money goes to Emily!) under the Ruby Fray moniker. There’s a nice bit of difference in the two tracks, one featuring a heavy-handed guitar backbone, the other more gentle and quirky. You’ll enjoy a similar variety on her album, so be sure to mark your calendars for the release date, as it’ll be a special listening experience for us all.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/01-And-the-Moon-1.mp3]
Download:Ruby Fray – And the Moon [MP3][audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/07-Lets-Grow-Older-1.mp3]