Show Preview: Sleep ∞ Over @ The North Door (6/29)


Date 6/29/13
Location The North Door
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

After our recent calling out the local music scene, we’ve been receiving all kinds of information about local bands and we welcome every suggestion.  A band that has gone largely unnoticed on our part is local group Sleep ∞ Over who have been slowly making a name for themselves over the last several years opening for huge bands like Ariel Pink, Pure X, and Washed Out to name a few.  To assist the band in getting the word out on their music, we wanted to alert you to a show they’ll be headlining at the North Door on Saturday night.  Joining the group will be fellow locals Thousand Foot Whale Claw and DJ Miguel Sanchez.  Support locals!


Download: Sleep ∞ Over – Casual Diamond [MP3]

Show Preview: Prince Rama + Silk Rodeo Debut @ Red 7 (6.23)


Date Sunday, June 23rd
Location Red 7
Doors 9:00 PM
Tickets $8 from Transmission

The last time I caught Prince Rama in town, I was mesmerized by their performance, so it goes without saying that you should take it upon yourself to catch such an incredible show.  But, more importantly, there are a slew of local Austin acts kicking things off, such as Sleep Over and Technicolor Hearts.  More importantly, we’ll all be treated to the debut of new Austin band, Silk Rodeo.  A member of the live act has called the music “smooth wave” and promised lasers! You don’t want to miss that.  You can catch a video of the band’s single, “All Yr Own” right HERE.  Show up early, support the locals, and tip the bartenders; it’s going to be a special night from all the acts.


Download: Prince Rama – Rest In Peace [MP3]

Austin Free Week: Friday Night Highlights

Man, this next week and a half is shaping up to be a blast for everyone in Austin, and Friday is really starting to turn things up a notch.  I’ve already caught great sets by Endless Thoughts, Politics and Parquet Courts, so I’m really looking forward to the rest of what’s in-store. If you can’t make it out this weekend, don’t forget that Free Week now goes on into next week too! Here’s my suggestions for Friday.  Read more

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.


Download: Pure X – Dry Ice [MP3]

Show Review: Washed Out @ The Mohawk

Washed Out is all growns up?

Ernest Greene has been a buzz-worthy blog-hyped man and a latop. He and his wife manage all merch. He records in the corner of a bedroom at a lakehouse. This is a solo act. Or is it?

The stage was full of instruments. There were three sets of keyboards, drums, a bass and, yes, a Macbook. But it wasn’t front and center. It wasn’t on a card table up front with a small keyboard for improv. More on the band, the tech and the openers Feathers and Sleep ∞ Over after the break.

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Show Preview: The Rumble Austin @ Beerland (9/8)

Date 9/8/10
Location Beerland
Doors 9pm
Tickets FREE!!

Our second installment of The Rumble in Austin with our new friends over at Future Sounds continues this week at Beerland on Red River.  For the evening we’ll be bringing you some talented locals in the form of Pure Ecstasy, Soft Healer, and Sleep Over.  I think it goes without saying that this night will be jam packed full of experimental and interesting new takes on music.  All 3 acts could be “the next big thing” out of our little town.  Oh and best of all, it’s free!  Many thanks to our fellow sponsors The AV Club, Waterloo Records, The Austinist, and Covert Curiosity for making this thing possible.


Download: Sleep Over – Outer Limits [MP3]