Show Preview: Benefit For Esme @ Scoot Inn (1/12)

Date 1/12/12
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 7pm
Tickets Sliding scale $5-$10

I’m sure that most of you reading this have heard the tragic story of Esme Barrera’s death that came all too soon.  As Esme was such an active individual in our music community, tons of great people are coming together to support her family and celebrate her life.  One such event is taking place on Thursday night on the east side at Scoot Inn.  The show features stellar local acts Follow That Bird, Love Collector, The Dead Space, Foreign Mothers, Kingdom of Suicide Lovers, Neighbor, Ichi Ni San Shi, and Eric Static.  Door cover will be on a pay you what you want sliding scale between $5-$10 with all proceeds going to Esme’s family.  Good music for a great cause.  You can also donate directly to Esme’s family via a recently created blog or buy a shirt for Esme.

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Download: Follow That Bird – The Ghosts That Wake You [MP3]

Show Preview: Pure X @ the Scoot Inn (10/28)

Date Friday, October 28th
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 800p
Tickets $10 from Thundertix

I know that there’s tons of great shows in town this weekend, but one of the better local shows features some pretty prominent bands.  First off, you’ll get Pure X headlining the gig, and they’ve received a lot of great press nationally, not to mention from this writer in particular.  Also on the bill is popular up-and-comer, SleepOver, who’ve just released their latest record.  Then, you’ll get a bunch of other acts like Silent Diane, Survive and Children of the Grave, all of which comes your way via the most excellent folks over at Scoot Inn.  If you’re free Friday, there’s only one place to be.

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Download: Pure X – Dry Ice [MP3]


Show Preview: The Pons @ Scoot Inn (8/25)

Date 8/25/11
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

It seems like this week is chock full of some great local shows going down, and a headlining show by The Pons at Scoot Inn is a great place to start.  Joining the ATH favorite locals on stage are fellow Austin up and coming bands Black Books and Dark Water Hymnal.  We give this show the ATH stamp of approval.

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Download: The Pons – Wherever You Are [MP3]

Show Preview: Bloody Knives @ Scoot Inn (8/23)

Date Tuesday, August 23rd
Location Scott Inn
Doors 900p
Tickets $5 at the Door

One of the bands that seems to have flown beneath the radar in the Austin scene is Bloody Knives.  Their fusion of shoegaze, post-punk, noise, ambient, etc is hands-down one of the most unique sounds in our nation, let alone our little town.  They’ll be putting on an exciting show over at Scoot Inn, and before hordes of Longhorns begin to fill out the bars, you should jump at the chance to see these guys; they can’t be our little secret for too much longer!  Also on the bill are other great local acts, The Vessel and Real Book Fake Book. Come on folks, now’s our time to get behind our local scene.

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Download: Bloody Knives – I Was Talking to Your Ghost [MP3]


Show Preview: The Villas @ Scoot Inn (7/8)

Date 7/8/11
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

A recent Austin find to us ATH staffers, The Villas, are playing a great local show at Scoot Inn tonight.  Joining the Austin kids on stage are fellow recent ATH faves Young Girls from Houston and Austinites Magnet School.  It’s rumored that some ATH kids may be on hand so we hope to see you all there.

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Download: The Villas – Spyglass [MP3]

Friday Top 5: SXSW Hangovers

You don’t really think I’m going to list my top 5 hangovers during SXSW, do you? That would be a task that would take years of scouring my brain and the memories of many who have been involved. I know I can be an idiot sometimes, but give me a little credit. I’m talking about what seems to be the lingering taste of that stale, warm, bitterness, that some people in this town, and many outside have lingering on their cranial palate after last week. The wise and beautiful Nathan Lankford already laid it out here on this site recently, and as this week has passed in the wake of SXSW, some of those points rang incredibly true, and others have reared their ugly heads to add to the growing Medusa.

Now, lets get one thing straight before we get too far into this. I love SXSW! I love the official SXSW and I can’t say that I completely hate the non-official part of SXSW. I’ve worn the badge, the wristband, and done the RSVP till my fingers hurt, but something needs to change.

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Show Preview: Tech_Sys @ Scoot Inn (11/19)

Date 11/19/10
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 8pm
Tickets $7 @ Door

This Friday we are very proud to present tech_sys at Scoot Inn along with our partners Massive BeaconSwitched On, Republic of Austin, and iNSECT Records.  Music for the night is of course going to be provided by some of the most badass musicians around town.  The lineup is stacked with Ghost Mountain, Zlam Dunk, Neiliyo, Butcher Bear and Charlie, Florene, Focus Group, Zorch, Fresh Millions, and a Realness DJ set all planned for the night.  That’s got to be some of the best electronic/dance music this little town has to offer!  For only $7, I highly doubt any of you people have anything going on that could possibly be even half as fun as this show.  ATH staff members will also be on hand giving out free side hugs and juice boxes.

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Download: Fresh Millions – The Helicopter [MP3]

Show Preview: Crooks @ Scoot Inn (11/13)

Date 11/13/10
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 900p
Tickets $5 @ Door

One of Austin’s finest up and coming country bands, Crooks, plan to headline a show at Scoot Inn on Saturday night.  Joining the guys on stage are fellow local buzz bands Western Ghost House and Twilight Hotel.  This should be a great chance to see some of the best new bands Austin has to offer on the cheap.

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Download: Crooks – Downtown [MP3]

Fun Fest After Shows (11/5 – 11/7)

The weekend is almost here ladies and gentleman and we here at ATH couldn’t be more excited for Fun Fest than we are right now!  Sometimes we’re pretty worn out after a full day of music, but we realize some of you crazy kids party late into the night after the festival days.  Those of you looking for after shows, or those of you not attending Fun Fest and just looking for some solid music to check out, can see below for an after party list.  We’ve got a couple recommendations for each night that should ease your hunger for live music.  Follow the jump for more.

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The Happen-Ins @ Scoot Inn (8/20)

Date 8/20/10
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

One of Austin’s finest blues rock bands The Happen-Ins have another local show planned at Scoot Inn for Friday night.  Fellow local rockers Scorpion Child will share the stage for the night.  The venue site also has “guests” as listed for the bill, so who know what else is in store!?  Both of these bands can seriously bring it live.

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Download: The Happen-Ins – Be Yer Fool [MP3]

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