ATX Show Preview: The Paul Collins Beat @ Hotel Vegas (TONIGHT!!!)

paul-collins-beat-record-fair-650x800It’s Thursday, and we should rejoice that our weather here in Austin has been pretty phenomenal while others are burrowing beneath blankets of snow.  So, celebrate by heading out to Hotel Vegas tonight to catch The Paul Collins Beat.  Paul was one a member of power-poppers The Nerves, not to mention this new group The Beat (renamed due to some English band). But, I implore you to get there early as the opening acts feature some of my local (and regional) favorites.  I can’t tell you many more times how much you need to see Jonly Bonly, let alone buy their album, Put Together.  Then there’s the Ugly Beats, who consistently win fans all about town.  And, just before Paul takes the stage, you’ll be treated to The Rich Hands…they’re a San Antonio act who we’ve backed since they first walked through our doors.  This looks like one of those shows everyone will be talking about at the water cooler, so don’t miss out.

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Weekend Show Preview: 1.9/10

SlowAs Free Week comes to a close this weekend, we hope that you’ve already gotten out and about support the locals ’round these parts, but if you haven’t, you still have time to layer up and brave the arctic tundra to enjoy living in the raddest city for live music and don’t forget to buy some merch from your favorite and do your part. There are of course tons of other shows out there that are yours for the taking, but here are our weekend highlights after the jump. Have a great weekend and drive safe!

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Free Wee Show @ Holy Mountain (Tonight) – Grape St.

FREEWEEK2015_JAN05_HOLYMOUNTAINFree Week is here, and that means I should prepare you for the great show we’re putting on at Holy Mountain on Monday, January 5th. We’ve got Slow, Jonly Bonly, Shivery Shakes, Grape St. and also Young Girls. I’m going to toss out a little love to each band every day before the show, in hopes you’ll come join us. Also, don’t forget that our show is also a celebration bash for Pooneh Ghana, local photographer extraordinaire. Don’t forget to buy tons of records and t-shirts to make this worth it for all the bands. So, here’s a bit on Grape St. Read more

Free Week Show @ Holy Mountain (1.5) – Shivery Shakes

FREEWEEK2015_JAN05_HOLYMOUNTAINFree Week is here, and that means I should prepare you for the great show we’re putting on at Holy Mountain on Monday, January 5th. We’ve got Slow, Jonly Bonly, Shivery Shakes, Grape St. and also Young Girls. I’m going to toss out a little love to each band every day before the show, in hopes you’ll come join us. Also, don’t forget that our show is also a celebration bash for Pooneh Ghana, local photographer extraordinaire. Don’t forget to buy tons of records and t-shirts to make this worth it for all the bands. So, here’s a bit on Shivery Shakes. Read more

Weekend Show Preview: 12.12-14

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It’s that time of week again that we all know and love… its end! Here’s a list of all the shows you could and should be attending this Friday through Sunday. Enjoy the fact that you live in a city that not only has killer live tunes always, and that it never really gets too cold for you to go out and enjoy them. A lot of these shows, as per usual,  include some of the great local bands currently crushing it, so find someone you haven’t seen yet and cross ’em off your list.

Friday (12.12)

Ringo Deathstarr, S U R V I V E, Indian Jewelry, Missions, Hola Beach, Ruby Fray @ The Mohawk // 8pm //Tickets 

Knifight, My Education, Young Mammals, Smoking White @ Holy Mountain // 8:30pm // More info

Jess Williamson, Dark West, Ryan Sambol, Migration of Wolves @ Cheer Up Charlies // 9:00pm // More info

Saturday (12.13)

Riverboat Gamblers, Ume, Red Animal War, Ghost Knife, J. Charles and the Trainrobbers, Broken Gold, Gentlemen Rogues @ Red 7 // 9:00pm // Tickets

Hot Chip (DJ set), Museum of Love (DJ set), Learning Secrets @ Ironwood Hall // 9:00pm// Tickets 

Sunday (12.14)

Sweet Sick Teen X-mas Show @ Hotel Vegas // 7:00pm // More info

Show Preview: BLXPLTN @Lamberts: Tonight

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Date TONIGHT (12.11)
Location Lamberts 
Doors 9:30pm
Tickets 6$ HERE

It’s Thursday, and you’re ready for the weekend already, so what other choice do you have then to head over to Lamberts to start Friday a little early? Really, none, as BLXPLTN are bound to kick you in the face with their afropunk badassery so hard that you’ll miss Friday altogether. Tickets are only 6 bucks if you buy ’em early, so you have no real excuse not to get yourself to Lamberts tonight to enjoy some of the tracks from Black Cop Down. These locals are joined by Berkshire Hounds to balance your rock with something a bit mellower. Get in the mood with “Pressure” below.

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Austin Weekend Show Spotlight

Austin-skyline-_9359-copyWith all the year end list hoopla, we’ve been slacking a little bit on our show previews, so I wanted to make sure you knew about he goings-on this weekend in our fair city.  The weather’s just nice enough to entice you to get out of your house, and who knows, you might even find yourself a new favorite band to love. So, without further ado…here’s your Austin Weekend Show Spotlight. Read more

Show Preview: Spirit Animal @ Stubbs (12.1) Tonight

spiritBrooklyn party rockers Spirit Animal bring their heavy grooves and sing-along hooks back to Austin for the second (non-SXSW) time tonight at Stubbs. Their tour goes for two weeks as they promote their new electro-funk jam, “Party in the Back” (out tomorrow 12/2). Their live show is said to be a blistering good time, filled with energy to keep you warm on this cold night. Thy released a 2013 EP, “Kingdom Phylum,” earning them MTV Buzzworthy ‘Artists to Watch’ honors and their video for summer single “BST FRNDS” has racked up 100,000 YouTube views.  You know, in case you wanna leave the house tonight!  Doors are at 8 and tickets are $10.

 

Weekend Show Preview

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetYup, it’s everyone’s favorite time of the week once more: the freakin’ weekend. Time once again to rejoice that regardless of the time of year, you still live in a rad city that has a plethora of options for ways to spend your free evenings. So before you totally check out for the eminent feasting that awaits you in Turkey Day, figure out what shows you’ll be checking out this weekend. Lot’s of local options, so get your butt out there and support your city and the bands that make it one of the raddest ones around!

Saturday (11.22):

Xetas, Fea, Prince, New China @ Beerland // Doors: 9pm

Major Major Major @ Holy Mountain // Doors: 9pm

Sunday (11.23):

Caribou, Jessy Lanza @ The Mohawk // Doors: 6:30pm

The Halfways, Corey Cross @ Hole in the Wall // Doors: 9pm

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Two Show Preview: Gotobeds and Alvvays on Friday Night (11.21)

alThe weather’s been cold, and it’s not likely to get any better on Friday, but you’ll find some solace knowing there are two different shows indoors worth attending.  Those of you in the need for rock n’ roll, make your way over to Beerland for the Gotobeds.  They come into town having released the excellent Poor People Are Revolting, which you should have gotten. They’ll be joined by Mystic Inane and local heavyweights Empty Markets.  But, some of you look for a little bit of pop in your life, and you’ll be lucky to know that Alvvays and Absolutely Free bringing some joyous sounds to Red 7; it’s a $12 and indoors as well, so you can keep warm while you enjoy your tunes.  Just be sure to enjoy yourself, wherever you find your fun.

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