Since the announcement of founding fathers Graham Williams and James Moody breaking off from Transmission Entertainment to start their company Margin Walker, we’ve all been awaiting the lineup and location for their new festival Sound on Sound. Well the wait is over today, and I’ve gotta say, this thing is super impressive with how fast they put it together. We of course love Beach House, Descendents, Wild Nothing, METZ, etc. etc. etc. I’m personally crapping my pants for Thursday! Just like Fun Fest use to deliver, this lineup gives a little something for everyone to enjoy and rivals all other festival lineups in town. Full lineup is attached on poster or via Sound on Sound’s website.
As far as location goes, Sound on Sound will take place at Sherwood Forest Faire just East of Austin in McDade, Texas.
Three day tickets are currently on sale via soundonsoundfest.com.
Twenty years on and Low are still making some of the most important tunes of the indie rock genre. Their evolution since I Could Live in Hope and Long Division up until last year’s drastically overlooked Ones & Sixes illustrates the work the group has done to build their own sound and stretch the limits of expectations. Luckily for all of us, the band will be playing the whole night on their own, so there’s no telling what treats we will be given by the band. Tickets from the Parish are still available HERE, and the doors will open up at 8 PM…so you can expect a long evening of the most glorious music, and still make it home in time for proper rest.
It’s always great to live in a city where the artistic or musical vision of is celebrated, and more so, that it continues to survive. So, with that in mind, we’re giving out a pair of tickets to celebrate the 11th Anniversary of Learning Secrets…the party-throwing, dance aficionados of our fair city. Like they always do, they’re throwing a huge shindig with legendary Todd Edwards DJing. You might know Todd from his work with little known acts like Daft Punk; this is a dance party you don’t want to miss. It’s being held at Kingdom, and you can win tickets by leaving a comment with your favorite beverage (and an email). I’ll pick the winner when the contest closes at 11:59 PM Thursday. Good luck!
Doors are at 10 PM — Buy Tickets HERE.
It is time. Though it’s hard for me to believe, it’s time for us to start gearing up for yet another ACL Festival in October. ATH has done this thing a few times now so we feel like we’ve earned the right to offer a little bit of advice about bands to see and the proper way to go about attending. I’m jumping off our coverage today with a list of 5 bands I think you should see over the 2 weekend event. As a disclaimer, I typically recommend bands that many people either don’t know very well or write off for whatever reason. So yeah go see Spoon & The Replacements for sure, but let’s not forget about the underdogs. Let it begin after the jump.
Tons of shows are going down in Austin this weekend, but we highly recommend you keep the Chelsea Wolfe show going down at Mohawk on your list of things to do. I’ve always been a fan of Chelsea and her music so this should be a great show. Opening support is provided by Dallas’ own True Widow.
It’s contest time free music fans! Here are deets for our contest today:
Up for grabs: One lucky winner will receive a spot with +1 on the promoter’s will call list for the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show at Red 7 on Tuesday the 22nd.
How to enter: Leave a comment with why you should win and we will pick the best entry!
Closing Time: Monday @ 5pm.
Don’t forget a valid email address so we can get in touch if you win.
To get inspired, check out “Black Mold” over on youtube.
As many of you well know, this weekend is the ever growing new festival known as Psych Fest put on by some great local companies and bands. This year’s event has expanded into a weekend long expedenture with an impressive lineup of local and national touring acts. Bands that stand out to me that I know are great live include Beach Fossils, Atlas Sound, No Joy, This Will Destroy You, Fresh and Onlys, Bass Drum of Death, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Black Angels, and Rocky Erickson to name a few… The huge list of all bands playing during the weekend can be seen on the Psych Fest website. A few tickets appear to still be available for the weekend so saddle up for a great weekend of music at Seaholm! Also stay tuned this week for some previews of bands you can check out during the festival.
Download: The Black Angels – Young Men Dead [MP3]
Let’s face it, there really isn’t a better show in town this week. If you are nearing the end of your life, wouldn’t you like to say that you were there when Leonard Cohen played the Long Center in Austin? Sure, tickets may be a bit much, but you can’t go wrong with buying one of these. I mean, really, you can pay your bills next month, but Leonard only comes to Austin once in a lifetime, so live it up with Leonard this week.
Download: Leonard Cohen – A Singer Must Die [MP3]