For this show review, we’ve brought in a new contributor to the team who will hopefully hit up some shows we might not normally attend and offer even more coverage in the Austin area. On Saturday night our new writer, A.Burnett, went out to Scoot Inn for a show by the now legendary performer Dan Deacon. She wrote some words for us and took some pics as well. Her review along with photos can be had after the jump.
Let’s just throw this out there…you have no idea how excited we are over at the ATH Records team to be working with Feverbones. Abram Shook and his old project the Great Nostalgic were one of our favorite acts when we first started this site 10 years ago. That alone makes it worth it, but you also get Chris Cox and Matthew Shepherd who’ve got an accomplished resume on their own (Adam Torres, Monk Parker, Dana Falconberry, Astrobleme, etc.). We’ll be releasing their new LP in early 2018…but why tell you now? Well, you can sample the band’s sound by listening to their 2014 EP below…plus, the trio hits the stage on Saturday night at the Mohawk, opening for White Denim. You can grab early tickets HERE.
Stream Feverbones below (also available on Spotify, iTunes):
Well, looks like our dear friend Free Week has extended into the second week of January, and we’ve got a banger of a show for you to hit up this evening over at Barracuda. We’re sponsoring it with our good friend over at GTZ Records. Midriff will kick things off, followed by ATH Records act Pollen Rx, then Stiletto Feels, Otis the Destroyer and closing the night with the always phenomenal Flesh Lights. All these bands are really great, and they’re playing for you for free, so why not enjoy a Thursday properly and come on out. Show starts just after 9, so get there early, as there’s sure to be a good crowd.
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After a lot of hard work and tweaking of some components, I’m finally pleased to share the news of a show we have going down on Tuesday, March 15th at Nomad Bar in Austin. Personally I think this might be one of the best lineups we’ve ever been able to put together. Find some deets below and we’ll see ya there. Facebook event link.
Time: ATH Happy Hour with music by us 5pm-7pm.Music @ 7pm.
Free & Open to the public. 21+ only. Sorry kids.
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One thing that’s great to see is that a majority of the people working behind the scenes in venues here in Austin are also a big part of that scene, all rocking out in their own bands. This is the case with Tyson Swindell, who helps run the always kind Red 7, but let’s turn our focus to his band Town Hall Devils. The band have just readied their new Ouroboros Blues EP, and it’s definitely something to sink your teeth into. It reminds me at times of a heavier-handed Lucero, but sounds similar to our other local favorites like A. Sinclair, just playing good old fashioned rock n’ roll. You’ll be able to catch them live for their album release over at The Blackheart tomorrow night; the whiskey and the tunes will keep you warm, I promise. Stream the EP below.
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You can hit up the Generationals show at the Parish. They’re a Louisiana based pop group, built on maximizing hooks and memorable lyrical content. But, to be honest…nothing has hit me as hard with this band as Con Law…but that’s just one man’s opinion. The gig starts at 8 PM sharp!
Or, for you late night rockers…you need to be at Hotel Vegas to catch Jonly Bonly. The local band is fueled by the excellent guitar play of Jason Smith (ex-OBN IIIs); they’re debut Put Together was one of my favorite records last year, so you can take that to the bank. Plus, they’ll be joined by locals Slow , Mike Melindi and Caroline Says…two other acts on the rise in town, so you’ve got to be sure to show up early. This one kicks off at 10 PM.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/The-Generationals-When-They-Fight-They-Fight.mp3] [audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/02-A2-Never-Thought-Id-Die.mp3]
A lot of the folks in Austin filled their quota for January rock shows during Free Week, but in case you didn’t get your fill, there are some rad shows happening around town, including a few bands throwing an old school house party for your pleasure. Below you’ll find a list of suggestions, so should you choose a show, pick one of these.
The Digital Wild @ Mohawk – 9 PM – Album Release
Dent May and Tiger Waves @ Holy Mountain – 9 PM
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It’s a ridiculous week for shows here in Austin; Rayray and I were commenting on the fact that we could go see a good show every night this week, should we choose to do so. One show I think you should keep an eye on that might be flying under the radar is the Sweet Talk show tonight at Beerland. They’re playing their last show before they head out on the road for a bit, but that’s not the only thing you’ll get. Gospel Truth is also playing to celebrate the release of their new record, A Lonely Man Does Foolish Things. I mean, you can’t ask for more, but you’ll get more because both Loteria and Pharaohs will be opening the night. Solid rock n’ roll and a solid bill. Here’s some jams from Sweet Talk and Pharaohs to get you in the mood.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Last_Dance.mp3] [audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Pharaohs-Babes-Booze-Bam-Bam-Baby-01-Prettiest-Girl.mp3]
The Month of May.
Arcade Fire came to the Backyard, my backyard as we live about ten minutes away. The weather could not have been better and l had photo credits for one of biggest shows of the year. Check past the jump for more on the show that features Austin’s Schmillion and Explosions in the Sky opening.
It’s that time of year again for us to share with you two of our favorite things in the world: free music and show recommendations. First up is a sampler consisting of 27 songs from some of the best up and coming bands performing at SXSW this year. We tried to drop in some of the bigger names you already know with some of the small time guys you may not know much about. Check out the sampler as a zip file or stream the whole thing on the sampler site. The guys at Paravel really outdid themselves this year on the design.
Next up is our fancy SXSW guide that started last year and continues on in full power again this year. The guide features a day by day list of 3-4 of the absolute best shows to attend. Our goal is to try and slim down that massive list of unofficial shows you have and give you something that’s easy to read, print, or bring up on your slick iphone. Each day should give you a few free day show options and at least one show to check out at night. We also kept around our handy dandy food guide created last year by our friend Bonnie. This guide is of course intended as an “ATH Recommends SXSW” guide and by no means a complete list of unofficial SXSW shows. For that, we recommend Do512, showlistaustin, ultra8201, donewaiting, or the many many facebook groups.
SXSW only comes once a year, don’t blow it.