Man, it seems like there’s a whole lot of shows coming our way here in Austin, and we’re back with a chance for you to win a pair of tickets to an exciting show over at the Mohawk next Tuesday. Black Moth Super Rainbow will bring their experimental pop tunes our way, still riding the praise from their latest album, Cobra Juicy. They’ll be joined by the Hood Internet, so you know that everyone’s going to have a blast just by being in attendance, let alone enjoy some great tunes. All you have to do to win a pair of tickets is leave a comment with a number between 1-1000; the contest will end Friday at Midnight. If you want tickets the traditional way, you can head HERE.
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|Date||Wednesday, April 24th|
|Tickets||$15 from Mohawk|
It seems like almost a no-brainer that the Youth Lagoon show will be the event of the week (excluding the Grape St. record release afterwards). Trevor Powers and his project have garnered a huge following, and with the release of Wondrous Bughouse, appreciation for the band has grown. I’m excited that he’s been bringing a band along with him, which should flesh out the sound quite a bit. But, do yourself a favor and don’t skip out on the opener Magical Cloudz, a recent signing to Matador Records. We wrote about Devon Welsh’s new project, and it’s powerful vocal appeal. We’re all going to have a blast, so come join us…then tag along to Hotel Vegas for a nice little record release party.
Download: Youth Lagoon – Dropla [MP3]
|Date||Sunday, April 21st|
|Location||Austin Music Hall|
|Tickets||$30 from Frontgate|
I’ve been really excited about this show since its announcement. Not only have I really appreciated the growth of Crystal Castles that was is illustrated by their latest, III, but their live show at ACL was definitely in my personal favorites this year. They blend noise, electronica, fog and lights; it’s simply compelling. Opening up the night is Doldrums, who aren’t too shabby either. We’ve been fortunate enough to catch them opening for several acts over the last year or so, and I can assure you that it’s worth your time to show up early. It might be pricy, but you’re going to get your money’s worth!
Download:Crystal Castles – Plague [MP3]
|Date||Friday, April 19th|
|Tickets||$9 @ the Door|
Seems like there is a worthy show every night here in Austin, and while I know tons of bands are playing, I’m hanging my hat on The People’s Temple show over at Mohawk Friday night. This last year saw the release of their More for the Masses, which added to their already established pyschedelic blend of rock n’ roll. I caught them at the SXSW, and thoroughly enjoyed their act, so much so that I’ll gladly see them again Friday evening. Plus, you’ll get to throw your support behind two great local Austin acts in Mirror Travel and La Migra. Seems like a rad way to spend a weekend night if you ask me.
Download: People’s Temple – Sons of Stone [MP3]
|Date||Sunday, April 14|
|Tickets||$10 from Red 7|
You guessed it folks, it’s rock n’ roll April in Austin, and we’ve got another good show for your weekend adventures. We’re being invaded by Canadians this time, with Nova Scotia’s Wintersleep making their way to Red 7 on Sunday evening. They’re touring behind the release of their latest effort, Hello Hum, which we’ve supported since the first singles leaked out. They carry with them a blend of melody and powerful rock riffs, which leads me to believe the show will be both loud and mesmerizing. Plus, our boys Grape St. will be opening. I’ll actually be on hand to sell their records, since we just put it out on vinyl. You don’t have it? You can grab that HERE. See you Sunday friends.
Download: Wintersleep – Martyr [MP3]
|Date||Saturday, April 13th|
Hey there Austin. Just a heads up, you have no business calling yourself an Austin music fan if you’re not going to this show on Saturday night. For starters, there’s four of our favorite bands, and we like to think we have good tastes, so that’s important. Second, both Frank Smith and the Preservation will be releasing their albums that night, and I’ve even raved about the new Frank Smith record HERE. Also, you get to check out some other up-and-comers who’ve been receiving a lot of our attention in East Cameron Folkcore and Growl. It’s cheap; booze at Hold Mountain is cheap; people are friendly. Don’t miss this opportunity.
Download: Frank Smith – Chewing Glass [MP3]
|Date||Friday, April 5th|
If you’ve kept your eye on the site this week, you’ll know that one of the LPs that came out this week that I can’t stop spinning is Hard Coming Down from Gun Outfit. It’s got the perfect blend of modern day indie rock with that nostalgic 90s bent, and I’ve heard nothing but great thigns about their live set. But, as if that weren’t enough, you’ll get to see underground icons, Versus, and one of our local favorites Flesh Lights. To top it off, the Young and Ghetto Ghouls will be joining in, so you’ll get to see five rad bands for pretty cheap. And everyone at Beerland is friendly, so there’s that. Don’t be scared, come rock with me!
Download:Gun Outfit – My Whole Life [MP3]
|Date||Thursday, April 4th|
|Tickets||$6 at the Door|
If you’ve looked at the upcoming shows listing for Austin, April is about to get really crazy ya’ll, so why not start things off right by spending an evening with some of the best local bands Austin has to offer. We’ve raved about all of these bands for a long time, and I know that at least three of the four acts are working on new albums/singles, so you’re bound to hear some fresh tunes. Shivery Shakes are tighter than ever. Tiger Waves, I love them. She Sir make smart pop that I adore. Shrines I haven’t seen, but to be on this bill, you know they’re rad. Seriously everyone, it’s a cheap show, so come out and support local music. Here’s some jams from the Shakes, the Waves and the Sir in case you needed convincing.