||Wednesday, September 18th
||$10 from Red 7
Let’s be honest Austin, there’s tons of shows coming and going from here until December, but, I’m going out on a limb and saying that this is definitely a show you cannot miss! The openers, The Young, are from Austin, so that’s always good to go out and support, but the two co-headliners, Disappears and Weekend, are just ridiculously good. Both bands have released incredible records (Era and Jinx respectively) within the last couple of months, and both of those albums should pop up on every year-end list, if the music world knows what’s good for it. It’s going to be loud, but it’s going to be beautiful, making Wednesday night’s show something you’ll regret if you don’t find yourself at Red 7.
Download: Weekend – Mirror [MP3]
I love nights when I can see a bunch of bands, SxSW style, bouncing back and forth between venues to be able to see acts we have talked about here, but not yet seen live and still manage to check out the headliners we dig. Last Thursday was one such night. We had the Attendance Records Benefit at The Mohawk that featured ATH local favorites Knifight and a show at Red7 headlined by Daughn Gibson that included fresh locals Silk Rodeo in an opening slot.
In total, pics of four bands, a few whiskeys, plenty of friends and I get to say I did it “for the kids”. Well, half of it, anyway. Click through for random thoughts and plenty of pics…
ATH favorite Daughn Gibson is stopping into town again at Red 7 on Thursday night and we think it’s something you should definitely check out. Daughn has caught some flack for his live performance (this site included), but we’re willing to continually give the guy a chance based on his unique and creative approach to music. Opening support for this one is provided by Austin’s own The Young. Let’s all pump our fists in the air.
Download: Daughn Gibson – You Don’t Fade [MP3]
||Friday, April 5th
If you’ve kept your eye on the site this week, you’ll know that one of the LPs that came out this week that I can’t stop spinning is Hard Coming Down from Gun Outfit. It’s got the perfect blend of modern day indie rock with that nostalgic 90s bent, and I’ve heard nothing but great thigns about their live set. But, as if that weren’t enough, you’ll get to see underground icons, Versus, and one of our local favorites Flesh Lights. To top it off, the Young and Ghetto Ghouls will be joining in, so you’ll get to see five rad bands for pretty cheap. And everyone at Beerland is friendly, so there’s that. Don’t be scared, come rock with me!
Download:Gun Outfit – My Whole Life [MP3]
Well, the traveling acts might have ceased for the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t tons of local bands doing their thing here in Austin. Here’s a quick rundown of where I think you should be hanging out this weekend. Be sure to get out there and support the local scene…you know the weather will be great, so no excuses. Read more
Ahhh. Home, sweet home. Back on the pit to bring you nine kinds of performance shots.
Saturday’s shots include Residual Kid, The Young, Gold Fields, Brendan Benson, Daughn Gibson, The Helio Sequence, Braid, The Spits, Surfer Blood, Tanlines, Paul Banks, Real Estate, Wavves and PiL. More from around the fest, of course. Fun was had by all, just bummed that I missed shooting Refused from the pit. It was “too busy”.
Click through to feed your eyes…
For those of you recovering from a weekend hangover and looking for a good show, head on over to The Parish on Sunday night for a nice show put together by local station KVRX. The lineup features a slew of great local talent in the form of The Young, Sleep Good, Belaire, East Cameron Folkcore, and The White White Lights. It’s rare that you’ll get to see this much talent in one night for such a cheap price.
Download: Sleep Good – Summer Explosion [MP3]
Supergroup? I guess to many of us, Divine Fits would qualify.
Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs, Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks and that one guy in Spoon. To get things going after holing up and recording the pending A Thing Called Divine Fits due 8/28, the band decided to do a home town tour hitting Austin, Montreal and Columbus. Austin got to be first, a sneaky show a Continental Club preceded this one. But this was the first night they officially played a show.
Beerland got to host, The Young got to open.
As the end of one of my busiest weeks in months came to an end, I was really excited to see Frankie Rose over at Red 7. The show also featured several rising stars such as Dive and The Young, so we couldn’t complain, especially after all the work put in to make the venue more enjoyable.
Read on for our thoughts and check out Brian Gray’s photos.