As per usual for this time of the year, there’s a powerhouse of rock n’ roll shows in Austin. Some featuring great local acts, others featuring great touring bills. Check out our suggestions.
Big Bill/Pollen Rx Tour Kick Off with Caroline Says, Being Dead @ the Electric Church – 9 PM
A Place to Bury Strangers, Prettiest Eyes, Xetas, Jo Passed @ Barracuda – 9 PM
Dezorah, Honey and Salt, Through a Glass Darkly, Claire Puckett @ Swan Dive – 9:30 PM
PT Banks, Tres Oui, Ama, Spirit Ghost @ Spiderhouse Ballroom – 8 PM
The Posies, Terra Lightfoot, Marmalakes @ the Parish
Speedy Ortiz, Anna Burch @ Barracuda – 7:30 PM
Peach Kelli Pop, Go Fever, Mean Jolene @ Cheer Up Charlies – 7 PM
I hadn’t really heard of Geddy D, whois perhaps better known as Head Like a Kite, but I was struck by this song. Not only the story of Geddy digging through crates to find a recording he did with his deceased friend, Darius, but just the emotional pull that hits from the beginning. It reminds me a lot of Nada Surf in their mellower moments, pulling at your heart with really powerful chords and great melody. He’s releasing the track today to honor his friend, with proceeds going tothe Boise charity, Rock on Wheels. Enjoy, and donate.
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Here’s a great little gem I just found called “Superwise” coming from UK musician Ken Stringfellow. The song sort of starts off like a lounge type pop number that eventually builds into more a New Ponographers loud/epic tune. Now many of you may recognize the name from his work in huge veteran acts like R.E.M., The Posies, and Big Star to name a few. This new song however is Stringfellow on his own and his first new material as a solo artist since 2004.
New album Danzig in the Moonlight will be available on October 16th via Spark & Shine Records.
Download: Ken Stringfellow – Superwise [MP3]