Contest: Win Tickets to Hot Chip DJ Set!!! (12/13)

hotchipperMonday’s gone, so we’re all looking towards the weekend already, right? Well, what better way to guarantee a good time than by polishing off your old dancing shoes, put on that swank outfit and hitting the dance floor with some great acts?! You’re in luck, as members of Hot Chip will be hosting a DJ set with their friend Museum of Love (Pat from LCD SS); this party will rage all night over at Ironwood Hall.   It’ll be a night of great beats and good times, brought to you by our friends at Transmission Entertainment.  Win a pair of tickets by letting me know your favorite go to Dance Track between now and Thursday 11:59 CST…and I’ll set you up with a pair.

In case you don’t win, you can but tickets HERE for $20.

I heard they’re going to play this song:


Download: Hot Chip – Over & Over [MP3]

FFF9 News And Early Bird Info

FFF9I was very worried. I was a bit vexed by the plans of See Three to renovate Auditorium Shores thereby undermining our friends at Transmission to have their party. Would it be the death of Fun Fun Fun Fest? That spot is perfect for the festival that is three festivals in one.

My mind has been put at ease with the announcement that the City of Austin has in fact confirmed that Auditorium Shores will be available for FFF9. With that, dates have been confirmed and Early Bird purchase news has been delivered. Joy of joys, Christmas is saved.

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 – November 7, 8 and 9 @ Auditorium Shores
Early Bird Tickets – February 12th @ 9AM CST

Free Week 2014 Info

Free Week 2014It is upon us. The turn of the year is accompanied by Free Week, a way to fill that void between the Holidays and school kicking back in. This year’s lineup is looking strong insuring you will part with plenty of dollars in Red River venues to damage your liver.

Now, I want you to remember that while the doors are free for you people old enough to partake in adult beverages ($5 for the early upstart show-goers), that doesn’t mean you get off with out parting with a dollar or two. BUY SOME MERCH! SUPPORT THE BANDS or Nathan will come to your house and hold a boom box over his head Say Anything style blaring Miley’s greatest hits from the Hana Montana days until your eyes bleed. It is a bog boom box. Seriously, support the people behind the great jams, buy the vinyl you kept saying you would buy at the previous shows or get a t-shirt to out obscure your mainstream friends. We love you.

Take a gander at the poster and see many ATH approved locals. Full who, where, when schedule is still pending release. Join the Free Week Bookface thing for updates…

FFF8 Lineup Leaked – 3Day Passes @ 10am

Date Nov 8,9,10
Location Auditorium Shores
Doors 11am (Show up Early)
Tickets On Sale @ 10am

The internet had the scoop overnight on the lineup for this year’s FunFunFun Festival, or as I call it, three-days-of-chasing-bands-with-a-camera-so-too-busy-to-catch-a-buzz Fest.

I am sure we will have previews galore, but the lineup this year has many alums of previous iterations with plenty of new faces to go along with the mayhem on three-by-two stages. The short list of jams – Slayer, Thee Oh Sees, Cut Copy, Kurt Vile, Television, The Walkmen, Johnny Marr, Delorean, Chromatics, Snoop, The Men, Descendents, Bonobo, Small Black, King Kahn, and oh soooo many more. If you can’t find a band you like in this line up, you suck at music listening and festivals.

Full list of leaked bands after the break…

Update: Poster is out, leaks are fun.





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Photo Pop 2012: Photography and Rock n’ Roll @ Red 7 (11.9)

I’ve been waiting to make this announcement since we first began planning Photo Pop 2012, which takes place Friday, November 9th.  As a native Austinite I realize how important the community aspect of the local music scene is, so I wanted to highlight some of our favorite photographers who work their tails off to bring you the best footage of our local scene.  Photographers Rick Kern, Brian Gray, Tim Griffin, Pooneh Ghana, Randy Cremean and Gary Miller will be displaying and SELLING prints of their favorite photography shot here in Austin.  A portion of those proceeds will go to HAAM.  But, that’s not the end of it.  Since the photography wouldn’t go down without the rock, we’re putting on a show afterwards with some of our favorite local bands: Gender Infiniti, Low Times, Tiger Waves, Shivery Shakes and Grape Street.  It’s a chance to enjoy some incredible photography (and get your hands on some good prints) plus stay and enjoy the rock n’ roll. Or you can choose one or the other, just be sure to support the local scene; it’s what makes it great. Here’s a tune from one of the bands, Tiger Waves.


Download:Tiger Waves – Countryside [MP3]

Thanks to Transmission Entertainment for helping us organize this event!

Show Review: Dinosaur Jr. @ The Mohawk (10/5)

It was a packed house, about as jammed up as The Mohawk has ever been. J Mascis ambles on stage. He slowly takes off his glasses, checks the stacks, sets the mic just so and commences to blast the crowd with a wall of guitar sound. This is how a Dinosaur Jr. show starts.

Locals Shearwater pulled homecoming duty to open and thoroughly impressed the crowd.

Read on for a few more thoughts and plenty of pics…

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Ticket Giveaway! + Dinosaur Jr. @ the Mohawk (10.4)

This is history here folks.  It’s not J. Mascis solo; it’s not some other line-up; it’s the old school SST Records line-up, fresh off the release of their newest release, I Bet On Sky.  We’re lucky that Transmission is continuing to bring such solid shows to our town, and they’re not just here to make a buck, they’re here to keep our rock n’ roll community alive and bumping.  If you want to see Dinosaur Jr. for FREE, all you have to do is leave us a number between 1-1000, and I’ll give the one closest to my number a pair of tickets to the show Thursday night.  Incredible openers (and locals) Shearwater will be opening, so show up early to make the most of your night.  We’ll pick the contest winner by 10 AM Thursday, day of show.


Download:Dinosaur Jr. – Feel The Pain [MP3]

If you don’t think you’ll win, you can buy tickets HERE. Doors are at 7 PM.

Fun Fun Fun Nites Lineup

So you think you’ll have energy for even more bands after spending your day at the FFF?

The Nites lineup is here and I anticipate the lack of sleep the second and third days of FunX3 will be enough to cause delirium and panic, intentional insomnia. Check bands like Blitzen Trapper, Imperial Teen, A Place to Bury Strangers and King Tuff in native environments, the clubs and bars and venues. Plenty of others will be throwing DJ sets to get your dance party on after spending the day being pinned against the rail on the black stage.

Click here to see what you get to miss if you sleep.

Show Preview: SSLYBY @ Red 7 (8/21)

Date Tuesday, August 21st
Location Red 7
Doors 900 pm
Tickets $8 from Transmission

It’s been a bit of time since I’ve seen Someone Still Loves Your Boris Yeltsin, but having thoroughly enjoyed their recent effort, Tape Club, I think this is going to be the place to be on Tuesday evening.  They’re always energetic, and they know their way around a solid pop track, so your expectations should be high. Oh, and the bill can’t get much better with two great Austin bands, Oh No Oh My and Tiger Waves.  You’ve gotta get there early to see Tiger Waves and support the guys, as they’ve had some rough times on their recent national tour, having lost a van to the ways of the road.  Good pop, good times. Be there.


Download:Someone Still Love You Boris Yeltsin – Sink/Let it Sway [MP3]


Fun x 3 Announces Bands

fun As the lull in summer music news gently takes  hold of us here at ATH, we hear via our friend Chris at GvsB that our local Transmission Entertainment has begun to slowly unleash the list of bands hitting the stage at the 4th Annual Fun Fun Fun Fest.  The bands so far released are reunited Jesus Lizard, Broadcast, Atlas Sound and King Khan and the BBQ Show.  We’re already stoked, so lets see if they can pull the Descendents together.

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