Austin Weekend Shows Preview

A Giant DogA lot of the folks in Austin filled their quota for January rock shows during Free Week, but in case you didn’t get your fill, there are some rad shows happening around town, including a few bands throwing an old school house party for your pleasure. Below you’ll find a list of suggestions, so should you choose a show, pick one of these.

Friday:

Tiger Waves and Shivery Shakes @ Pearl St. Co-Op – Free beer while it lasts – FREE

A Giant Dog, Bad Lovers, One Hitters, Dumb @ Hole in the Wall

The Digital Wild @ Mohawk – 9 PM – Album Release

Saturday:

Dent May and Tiger Waves @ Holy Mountain – 9 PM

Think No Think, Ringo Deathstarr, The Ripe @ The North Door @ 9 PM

And here’s some jams to get you feeling in the mood.

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Psych Fest Preview: The Ripe

Seeing as Psych Fest is going to be taking over Austin this weekend it seems only fitting thta we rep one of the many great Austin bands: The Ripe.  This week the group just released their album, Into Your Ears, on Get Hip Records, and we’ve had a lot of fun spinning it for ourselves over here at ATH.  Just one look at the album’s cover and you might think these guys play on the darker side of the Psych realm, but you’d be asboslutely wrong.  There’s a light-hearted garage feel to what they’re working on, and fans of both modern indie rock and classic tunes will enjoy themselves.  These dudes have gotten some great press from all over the world, so it’s about time people in Austin pay attention, and that means you!

The Ripe will take over the stages at Psych Fest on Sunday, April 28th at Emos at 4:00 PM. See you there!

Here’s an MP3, plus you can sample the band’s whole album right HERE.

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Download:The Ripe – Drawing Sound [MP3]

Show Preview: Not in the Face CD Release @ the ND (6/10)

Date Friday, June 10th
Location The ND Venue
Doors 800p
Tickets $7 @ the Door

Many shows have come through our town, but we wanted to spotlight a local show for one of the hottest new acts in town, Not in the Face.  The duo are known for their rollicking live shows, pummeling audience with their straight-up rock n’ roll sound.  Besides, you gotta get your hands on their album, as it’s your job (and ours) to support the local Austin scene!  Plus, you’ll get the benefit of seeing several other Austin area acts prior to the night’s highlight such as Lights Go Out and The Ripe.  Preview a track from NitF below!

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Download: Not in the Face – Downtown Girl [MP3]

The Happen-Ins @ Scoot Inn (3/12)

Date 3/12/10
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 900p
Tickets Cheap? @ Door

A fairly new band in the Austin scene, The Happen-Ins, will be celebrating the release of their debut LP at Scoot Inn on Friday.  The lineup is filled out by some solid local talent and includes Nic Armstrong, A Giant Dog, and The Ripe.  This should be a great chance for you out of towners in for SXSW to see some of the best up and coming talent Austin has to offer.

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Download: The Happen-Ins – Just the Way it Always Was [MP3]

The Blakes @ Mohawk (10/13)

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Date 10/13/09
Location Mohawk
Doors 9pm
Tickets $8 from Frontgate

Seattle trio The Blakes are coming to town and stopping at the Mohawk on Tuesday night.  The inside stage will also feature openers The Ripe and English Teeth.  Check out this awesome track “Souvenir Basket” from the guys and tell me you don’t want to see this live.

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Download: The Blakes – Souvenir Basket [MP3]