Sour Notes Release Darkest Sour This Friday

Austin’s The Sour Notes have been fairly quiet, but all that will change when the band drop their new record, Darkest Sour, this Friday over at Hotel Vegas. They’ve shared this great little album promotional video, which seems to show the band delving into the realms of dreamy pop, fitting for the matching imagery in the video. If you want to preview the band’s live set, they’ll be over at KUTX doing a taping at 8 (Tix HERE). Not sold yet? Just check out the amazing line-up they’ve slung together: A Sinclair, Duncan Fellows and El Lago, who I’ve really been enjoying a lot as of late. A great week for The Sour Notes…let’s all be thankful!

ATH Curates SXSW Playlist

sxswfm_LOGO-stacked-4CI’ve been fortunate with this site, and such fortunes continue with some friends reaching out to have me curate an hour of music featuring SXSW Official Austin acts that I wanted to rest of the world to know about. It also features my horrendous voice, though only for like 30 seconds total. I kind of went all over the map, trying to be as diverse as possible within the realm of my own tastes.  The little show will run three times today on SXSWFM (9 AM, 3 PM, 9 PM), which is a great place to get to know some of the artists, not just the Austin ones.  Here’s the artists I chose to include: Flesh Lights, Sour Notes, Jess Williamson, Roger Sellers, Mirror Travel, Shivery Shakes, Grape St, Ramesh, A Sinclair, Love Inks, Hundred Visions, Abram Shook, Ssleeperhold, The Zoltars, Warm Soda and The Eastern Sea. Just doing what I can to give a little love to our friends.  Special thanks to Brett and Rory for this rad opportunity.

New Years Eve Party @ Cheer Up Charlies

TicketBudBannerWell, you’ve only got a few days left before 2015 kicks into gear, so why not join us and our friends to really make your night a bang? We’re helping host a rad night of music and good times at Cheer Up Charlies with our friends at SOTO, OVRLD and No Play Music. There’s going to be tons of great bands: Mom Jeans, Sphynx, Sour Notes, Silk Rodeo, Grape St., Lowin and A Sinclair…so basically, you’ve got all the reasons right there! But…there will also be various other activities like a midnight balloon drop and free puppies. Party time starts at 7 PM, and it’s only $5!  You can guarantee entry by grabbing tickets HERE. Hope to see you out, and if not, have a safe night folks…we’ll all hang more in 2015.

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Show Preview: SXSWfm HAAM Benefit (9/23)

HAAM-poster-final-web-400x400What’s better than a show with a great lineup of locals?  A show with a great lineup of locals all playing for a good cause.  That’s what’s going down on Tuesday at the Palm Door on 6th and we wanted to get the word out as best we can.  The show is free, but 20% of the bar will be donated to HAAM so get your drink on!  You can also donate directly to HAAM onsite or by doing so online here.  Let’s not forget this stacked local lineup featuring The Sour Notes, Otis the Destroyer, Possessed by Paul James, and Residual Kid.  Doors @ 7, music @ 8.  Let’s get it on!

More event information can be found on the SXSWfm site.

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Download: The Sour Notes – Mannequin (Wire Cover) [MP3]

Friday Top 5: Emerging Austin Artists 2014

2014 Austin BannerThose in Austin have surely taken note that the Austin music scene seems to have been on a high as of late, and 2014 is starting to look just as good for our local community.  We wanted to take a little time out of your day to harp on some new acts, or acts that we expect huge things from in the upcoming year.  They’re numbered in no particular order, just the five artists to look into. Feel free to disagree, and add on to this list so we know who else to keep an eye on. I completely expect a few of these artists to emerge beyond Austin and make some pretty heavy national waves as well.

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Austin Free Week: Weekend Highlights

It’s time for Free Week to come to a close, but Austin isn’t going out without making a final bit of noise for you all. There’s two days left of free rock n’ roll, so this is your last time to take advantage before you have to start paying to see all these great bands. With two days left I’m going to toss out my ideas on where you should find yourself Friday and Saturday night.  Don’t forget to tip your bartender! Read more

Show Preview: My Jerusalem @ Holy Mountain

Date 10/19/12
Location Holy Mountain
Doors 9pm
Tickets $12 @ Frontgate

I was always a huge fan of Jeff Klein during his solo career after his move down to Austin from New York many years ago.  I admittedly lost touch with the singer/songwriter and haven’t really kept up with his recent work as a musician.  All that being said, I’m excited to see that Klein is back in an up and Austin band called My Jerusalem. The band just released their new album Preachers and have a local show planned at Holy Mountain on Friday night before kicking off a huge national tour.  Supporting the band for the show are fellow locals The Sour Notes and Mirror Travel (formerly Follow That Bird).  Those not familiar with Holy Mountain should take note that it is in the old Beauty Bar space and was recently taken over by ATH amigo James Taylor.

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Download: My Jerusalem – Mono [MP3]

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