ATX Thursday Show Spotlight: Carry Illinois & 101X

Letting Up Despite Great FaultsTrying to be more on the ball so you folks know where to go when your afraid the music’s dead, so wanted to point you in the direction of these two great local gigs tonight. I’ll be short and brief…sort of.

Carry Illinois got a lot of love from us earlier in the year, plus that show includes the esteemed Lindsey Verrill, Marijuana Sweet Tooth and Rain Collectors.  It’s over at Holy Mountain; it’ll have sort of a mellow/folk/pop vibe. Be sure to go to HM before it closes.

Or. You could find yourself over at Empire Control Room for 101X Homegrown. Say what you will about the radio station, Diedre’s got her finger on the local pulse.  Just look at all these rad bands: Sphynx, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Shivery Shakes, Alex Napping, Gold Beach, Slomo Drags, Young Tongue, Tamarron, Velo.

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: Stepdad @ Empire Control Room (10/25)

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Date 10/25/13
Location Empire Control Room
Doors 9pm
Tickets $10 @ Ticketfly

Those looking to begin their weekend the right way with a killer dance party should head on down to Empire Control Room& Garage this Friday night.  Headlining the night is up and coming dance pop group Stepdad who are sure to get your feet moving in the wee hours of the night/morning.  Joining in on the fun are some great Austin bands The Bipolar Bears and Sphynx.  Your feet will be moving.

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Download: Stepdad – Must Land Running [MP3]

Show Preview: Freshmillions + More @ The Parish (5/20)

Date Friday, May 20th
Location The Parish
Doors 800 pm
Tickets $8 from The Parish

Need your fix of local Austin heroes? Well, wait no more folks, as the best and the brightest of our local scene are going to pack the Parish on Friday night. You’ll have our favorites like Freshmillions, Zlam Dunk and some newer acts on our radar like The Shears (celebrating their CD release) and Sphynx.  I mean, if you want to call yourself an Austin music fan, you have no reason not to be there, of course, you’re like us and you’ll be out of town.  Also, if you have plans to go to ACL, this is your chance to preview/congratulate Freshmillions on making the line-up, just before Stevie Wonder. See you Friday kids.

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Download: Freshmillions – Hot New Jam from ’73 [MP3]

Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt @ Emo’s (8/19)

Date 8/19/10
Location Emos
Doors 9pm
Tickets $8 @ Ticketweb

When are these Knuckle Rumbler kids not putting on some sick party these days?  Seems like they’ve always got the hot ticket in town.  Thursday night is no different at Emo’s with a dance party like no other featuring Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, The Diamonds, Sphynx, and DJ tunes by Hot Britches side project Wolf Teeth.  I’d recommend that anyone looking for a party to make it out for this one.

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Download: Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt – Ride Friend Ship [MP3]