Sonora Records Summer Sampler

Not too long ago, some of our amigos in Austin concluded that they were fed up with the current state of the music industry and decided to start a record  label to call their own.  From their collective minds came promising new record label Sonora Records with the plan to “help make music, one record at a time”.  To celebrate their beginnings, the guys at Sonora have put together an 18 song sampler featuring some of their talent along with a few tunes from Austin’s finest up and coming artists.  ATH favorites, The Bubbles, Quiet Company, and Guns of Navarone make an appearance with new faces like The Couch, On After Dark, and The Handshake sharing new music.

Also making an appearance on the sampler are old friends Whitman, who are premiering new song “NW Thurman” from their upcoming 2011 LP Weekends.  If this new summertime jam from the Austin boys doesn’t get you moving, then you must not have a pulse.  Whitman have also made new anthem like tune “Dead Dog Days” available for free download over on their bandcamp page for a limited time.  You can also say hi to Sonora Records on twitter or download their new sampler over on bandcamp.

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Download: Whitman – NW Thurman [MP3]

New Music from The Bubbles

One of the great Austin bands we’ve had our eye on for some time has just released an entire new album, Daydreaming in Technicolor. It’s great to some new tunes from these guys, and you can get your hands on the work for your very own price at their Bandcamp Page.  We definitely encourage you to donate, or offer up something reasonably, as all bands deserve our dollars, especially if we love what they do.  The Bubbles definitely have grown a great deal since the last time we heard them, and the new tunes are a reflection of taking their time in the studio and age.  You’ll definitely see some older Austin influences on this effort, which doesn’t mean the band is phoning it in, as their spin is certainly refreshing.  Go ahead. Get back into The Bubbles.

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Download: The Bubbles – One [MP3]

Show Preview: The Rumble @ Beerland (10/13)

Date 10/13/10
Location Beerland
Doors 9pm
Tickets FREE!!

Our team up with Future Sounds for The Rumble in Austin continues this week with another free show at Beerland on Wednesday night.  We’re especially excited about the lineup this time because of the ATH favorites including The Great Nostalgic, The Bubbles, and FM Campers.  All three bands are some of the best up and comers in Austin so don’t miss out on a free show while you still can.  Be there!  Latest track from Great Nostalgic “Wilderness” can be found below.

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Download: Great Nostalgic – Wilderness [MP3]

Show Preview: Pinkerton Hoot Night @ Thunderbird Coffee (9/9)

Date 9/9/10
Location Thunderbird Coffee
Doors 6pm
Tickets FREE!!

Giant Steps Productions has a cool event they’re calling “Pinkerton Hoot night” going on Thursday night at Thunderbird Coffee.  The idea is that 6 local bands will cover all songs from Weezer’s sophomore album Pinkerton.  A few bands will also throw in the occasional B-side and/or favorite non Pinkerton Weezer track.  The local lineup of sweet talent includes Ideal Soul Mart, The Bubbles, Guns of Navarone, Maryann and the Revival Band, With an Orange, and International Waters.  This should be a fun night and a reminder to us all that Weezer have pretty well sucked since their 1996 gem.

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Pixel Pop @ Mohawk (7/16)

Date 7/16/10
Location Mohawk
Doors 9:30pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

That crazy kid Adi is up to his tricks again with another sure to be packed show at The Mohawk this Friday evening.  Music wise, your entertainment is provided by The Happen-Ins, Candi & The Strangers, The Bubbles, and DJ uLOVEi.  You comic geeks out there can also expect something called a “comic book inspired fashion show”… sounds cool to me.  You’ll also see some double photo booth action, on site painting/drawing, and tons of other art work on display available for purchase.  I’m sure this will be the “it place” to be on Friday.  Check out that fancy poster for more info about sponsors and beneficiary HAAM.

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Download: The Happen-Ins – Be Yer Fool [MP3]

Art & Fashion On South First (9/26)

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Date 9/26/09
Location Under Pressure
Time 5-11pm
Tickets Free!

If you’re looking for an early evening/night time event to wet your free party fancy, head to to the brand new Under Pressure Screen Shop on south first on Saturday around 5pm.  The event features music by Wiretree, The Bubbles, Holy Fiction, Frantic Clam, and Johnny Whutnot.  All kinds of other things will be going on like a fashion show sponsored by Cream Vintage, free drinks, raffles and all kinds of other madness.  Check do512 or facebook for more info on the event.

Built By Snow @ Club Deville (1/24)

To celebrate the release of their debut LP Mega, Austin band Built by Snow are throwing a CD release party at Club Deville on Saturday night.  The promising new Austin band will be joined by other local talent Hollywood Gossip, The Bubbles, & The Mackenzies.  Tickets for the show are $8 but you can RSVP over at do512 to knock $3 off the cover charge.  That should make all you alcoholics happy!  Doors for the event open up at 8pm.

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