What? You don’t like ridiculously sold out shows with great tunes? Well, that’s unfortunate, as that means you probably missed the mostly excellent show at Mohawk this last weekend. Read a bit more for my thoughts and some great pics. Read more
You could tell who was from Austin at ACL by their reaction to the rain. While I loved seeing the bits of green, yellow and red on the radar Wednesday night, we had an outside show at the Mohawk to hit. Junior Boys were in town and I will freely admit that since I first heard “In the Morning”, I have been a big fan.
The rain fortunately parted sending water from the skies to areas just North and South, leaving a wall of clouds filled with lightning as a backdrop for those on the upstairs patio. And while you could sense the weather kept the crowd down a bit, I think it only kept the lesser fans away as everyone at the Mohawk was way into it.
Egyptrixx opened, more on the show and a few pics after the break…
|Date||Tuesday, Sept. 27th|
|Tickets||$12 from Frontgate|
In what is sure to be a great week for one of our favorite local establishments, the Mohawk is kicking off their anniversary week (unofficially) with the most excellent Junior Boys. The band released their latest LP, It’s All True, earlier this year, and it just builds on the band’s ability to compile incredible beats with sexually tinged vocals atop. It’s sure to give you a reason to move your feet, and for the super cheap price, you have no reason not to be there. Opening the show will be Egyptrixx. Let’s all make it a great week for the Mohawk, and get out there and help them do up anniversary week right.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/05-In-The-Morning.mp3]
Download: Junior Boys – In The Morning [MP3]
|Date||Saturday, Sept 17th|
|Tickets||$10 at the Door|
You looking for a show that might not be full of ACL festival goers? Okay, so I can’t promise that, but one of the best shows on Saturday night actually has nothing to do with ACL; it just has to do with good old classic garage rock. I’ve raved about Ty Segall, and I’ve even posted on the excellent Mikal Cronin, both of whom will be playing at the Mohawk on Saturday night. If you’re needing your fix of great rock n’ roll, then you need to meet me here for this killer show. And, you can catch OBN IIIs, the great Austin act while you’re at it.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Ty-Segall-You-Make-the-Sun-Fry.mp3]
Download: Ty Segall – You Make the Sun Fry [MP3]
|Date||Tuesday, September 6th|
|Tickets||$12 from Frontgate|
It’s quite possible that you’ve forgotten Tim Kasher, as Cursive seems to have slowed things down, but Tim’s been doing his own thing for quite some time, wether under his given name or The Good Life. He’s always got a personal story to tell, and he weaves his words well. You’ll be able to enjoy his passion for songwriting, with a full band no less, Tuesday night at the Mohawk, which should also give you time to enjoy the great weather we seem to have stumbled upon. Also opening the show is Aficionado and Milk Thistle. Give it a go; you’ve got nothing to lose.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/05-Cold-Love.mp3]
Download: Tim Kasher – Cold Love [MP3]
Seriously, I am sick of the heat. This has been a brutal summer, but everyone that was at the Mohawk Friday night braved the radiant warmth and put their energy into the show. Handsome Furs’ performance was contagious. Dan and Alexei were giving themselves to the crowd, thanking us fans for allowing them to be on stage, to perform for a living. It was too much almost, but the profuse appreciation for the audience never came across as staged or as pandering. It was genuine.
Austin’s Lean Hounds set the crowd up for the exhausting performance. More notes and some of the favorite pics I’ve taken in a while are after the break.
Since the weather’s great, there’s no reason we can’t all go down town and enjoy a rocking good time. Shows are plentiful, and many are more than worth your time, so be sure to get involved in the local scene guys, and you’ll be glad you did. Read more
Surprisingly, I wasn’t quite exhausted from SXSW, and nor was the near sell-out crowd over at the Mohawk this last Friday night. We all gathered to watch Destroyer, better known as Dan Bejar, not to mention the excellent War on Drugs. As a nice breeze floated in to the venue, you had to know it was going to be a special night.
|Date||Friday, March 25th|
|Tickets||$12 from Transmission|
What? You didn’t get enough good music from SXSW? Good, because we’ve got one great bill laying in wait for you over at Mohawk this Friday. First, you’ll get the quirky pop wonderment of Destroyer, or Dan Bejar if you like. For his voice alone you should attend this show, nevermind the amazing song arrangements he’s managed to put together over the years. Also, you’ll get one of our new favorites, War on Drugs, who craft really quiet, atmospheric numbers seemingly filled with secret messages. This show could be out of this world, and we hope that you’ll head out to the Mohawk to meet up with us. Both bands are guaranteed to be worth your time.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/01-Chinatown-1.mp3]
Download: Destroyer – Chinatown [MP3]
|Date||Wednesday, Jan 26th|
|Tickets||FREE w/ RSVP|
Okay, you have to go to this. First, The Hex Dispensers are one of the great bands in Austin, and I think they’ve been vastly overlooked. It’s cool, you totally have the chance to make up for it. Then, you can also catch opening act King Tuff, who’s been around for a bit kicking out the garage-y jams. He recently put out a record with some friends as Happy Birthday, so if you remember that, you remember it being pretty solid. And, you want the icing on your cupcake? It’s absolutely FREE, all you have to do is RSVP. So, to recap, you get awesome tunes, and you don’t have to free. No excuses. Here’s a track from Happy Birthday to get you in the mood.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/01-Girls-FM-1.mp3]
Download: Happy Birthday – Girls FM [MP3]