The Golden Boys will be releasing Better Than Good Times this Friday via 12XU, and just to be sure you’re tuned in, they’ve dropped one last single before the record hits the stores. Perhaps the best compliment you can pay the band on this run is that they don’t fit neatly into some niche genre. Instead, they employ solid rock n’ roll foundations, filling in the space with a rolling electronic organ and a traditional verse/chorus/jam/chorus structure; it’s the execution and the natural hook that brings your ear closer to the speakers as slight toe tapping occurs beneath your desk. The band will be hitting up End of an Ear Friday, with a larger release party the following night at Barracuda.
It’s that time of the year when the college kids flood into town, the weather cools down to a breezy 90 degrees…and there’s shows that request your attention. So figured I’d run down some suggestions for you, so you can make the best decision possible. Read more
If you’re looking to find the quintessential Austin song, then perhaps you needn’t look beyond this great new jam from The Golden Boys. “I’m on drugs…” opens up the track, but the song isn’t about taking drugs, rather it seems to be holding on to the world, hoping for better things. Then you can move beyond the lyrics to the natural stomp of the tune, bounding through with smashing drum hits and an organ grinding in the background. It’s a gem of pure rock n’ roll fervor, infectious and hard-hitting at once. Look for Better Than Good Times to drop on November 17th via 12XU.
For those of you living outside of Austin, please pay attention. For those of you already here, you’re hopefully familiar with Austin’s John Wesley Coleman. His solo work and his work with The Golden Boys remain a constant in this city, and we briefly caught up with him to get a few words before he starts playing all over town. Check out what he had to say in response to our questions. Read more
|Date||Thursday, August 2nd|
|Tickets||$10 from Frontgate|
It’s the 6th year for local venue Red 7, and they’ve got an absolutely killer weekend of shows for you. It all starts off Friday with some of our favorite acts playing their second show of the week at the club. The Coathangers will be the headliner on the evening, with the three girls bring their onslaught to the stage. They’ll be accompanied by Jaill, one of my personal favorites, playing songs from their recent album, Traps. You’ll also get local boys The Golden Boys starting off the night in the right fashion. It’s going to be a great week for Red 7, so be sure to get out and show the venue some love.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Smother.mp3]
Download:The Coathangers – Smother [MP3]
Saturday night is always about fun. Your body gets to rest during the day, you get to party all night, and recover on Sunday. That’s why having Quintron and Miss Pussycat in town was perfect for Saturday night, not to mention opening acts The Golden Boys and Dent May.
Read on for our thoughts and some pictures.
|Date||Saturday, June 16th|
|Tickets||$10 from Transmission|
If you’re looking for one helluva show on Saturday night, Quintron and Miss Pussycat are putting on a garage party over at Red 7. Everyone already should be aware of the headliner, but I’d also like to get a special shout out to Dent May who will be filling the middle spot right after local band, The Golden Boys. His newest record, Do Things, just came out this week, and while it’s got a marked change from his last affair, it’s definitely still got the hooks that made us swoon for Dent early on. Be sure to show up early to catch all three bands; it’s cheap, plus you can support the local scene by supporting one of our own.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/02-meet-me-in-the-garden.mp3]
Download:Dent May – Meet Me In The Garden [MP3]
Austin’s full of great songwriters, so occasionally you pass by one that you wish you had spent more time with during their career. Sure, this guy is in the killer local outfit The Golden Boys, but I don’t have time to listen to every release put out in town (I’m Sorry!). Luckily for all of us here in Austin, John Wesley Coleman is alive and well. So well, in fact, that he’s going to release a new solo record later this November on Goner Records titled Bad Lady Goes to Jail. I’ve been jamming out to this release all day, and it’s got a bit of classic rock n’ roll sound, with little hints of garage-style recording throughout. One thing I won’t call it is lo-fi. The recording, while possibly on the low-end is brimming with solid work, so JWC should be proud of this recent effort. For all our readers, you can catch John traveling the country; go check his tour dates HERE.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/01-John-Wesley-Coleman-Track01.mp3]
Download: John Wesley Coleman – Bad Lady Goes to Jail [MP3]
|Date||Friday, October 1st|
|Location||Mohawk – Inside|
|Tickets||$8 at the Door|
In case you haven’t been able to make some of the super-memorable shows this week, a la Pavement or GBV, you have a chance to make up for that by attending Ty Segall on Friday night. I caught the dude a few months back, and I’m super excited he’s coming back through town. His new record Melted is a huge progression, and it definitely has me loving his every move. You’ll want to go check him out, and you’ll also get a chance to see The Golden Boys and Pure Ecstacy in the mix on the evening too. Don’t miss it; you’ll be glad you went.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Caesar.mp3]
Download: Ty Segall – Caesar [MP3]