Ladies and gents, we here at ATH are huge music fans of course, but we’re also huge soccer fans as well. That being said, we’ve joined forces with amigos Knuckle Rumbler and Do512 to put on a little watching party Saturday at The ND (formerly the Independent). Here’s what KR has to say about the event:
USA! USA! Got World Cup fever and don’t want to have to scramble for the one good seat up close to the TV at the sports bar? Don’t want to go to the sports bar, period? Come get down with us at ND and enjoy 100% All-American World Cup action on our 30′ HD projection screen with surround sound so real you’ll want to fake an injury, grab your shin, and roll on the ground. Comfy theater-style seating on the floor level, plus a balcony view. Did we mention the screen was big? Really, really big. Big like America, people. Look for America-themed drink specials at the bar, plus Austin Town Hall will be kicking a soundtrack featuring kickass American music about, well, America.
More information can be found on Do512. See ya there!
Our amigos over at The Knuckle Rumbler are up to no good again with a sweet show at The ND (apparently that’s what The Independent is calling themselves now) on Thursday night. Music for the night is provided by up and coming dance artist Maluca along with our very own locals Dj Orion and Dubbel Dutch. You think that’s it? Hell no. KR is also offering a few pairs of Greedy Genius shoes to those who purchase a $7 ticket in advance. To enter for your chance at the shoes, pre-order a ticket, and then go hear to enter. Keep on keepin’ it real.
Download: Maluca – Loca [MP3]
Wednesday was a packed night of rock n’ roll across our fair city, and I found my way to the Independent so I could catch White Rabbits with our friends Here We Go Magic. If you weren’t there, you missed one heck of a show.
Have you made plans for Wednesday yet? It’s a tough choice you’ve got to make… Brendan Benson playing at The Independent should definitely be a part of your decision making process. He’ll be joined on the stage by Leatherbag and Michael Kingcaid.
Download: Brendan Benson – A Whole Lot Better [MP3]
Knuckle Rumbler are at it again this Friday with a party going down at The Independent in Austin. This time headliners SPEAK bring the noise along with Missions, Love at 20 (former Clap Clap members), and DJ sets in between sets by DJ Markus with a K. Of course other special goodies will be planed, which you can read about over on the KR site. It’s just too much to fit in this tiny little space. We’ve also got the latest single from SPEAK for you below called “Carrie (Mindfull)”.
Download: Speak – Carrie (Mindfull) [MP3]
English buzz band Fanfarlo are making their way to the Independent on Wednesday night in Austin. Fellow buzz band Freelance Whales will be joining the band to make this a bloggers wet dream. Check out some tunes below and decide if this one’s for you.
Download: Fanfarlo – I’m A Pilot [MP3]
As an Austin Town Hall adventure, this was our first team outing to the new venue in town, The Independent. They’ve been working with C3, and fortunately for all of us, they’ve lined up some really great shows. We were stoked to see Little Joy, though a bit saddened that Fab would not be in attendance. Follow the jump to continue reading.
One of our top new bands from last year, Little Joy, are returning to Austin for another show this Monday. The evenings event will be going down at the brand new Independent Austin (map) over on the east side. Tickets are still on sale now for $16.50. Unfortunately it looks like founding member Fabrizio Moretti will not be joining the band on this tour as he is currently recording the new Strokes record. Bummer. Should still be a good time if your Monday is looking bleak.
Download: Little Joy – Keep Me in Mind [MP3]