The IT Department – v1.0

The trial run went well enough that the IT Department is going into production. Version 1.0 will include some have-to listens, our first repeat guest, some darkwave, a new to me artist and *gasp* a remix or two. People that know me know I hate remixes, so you may not gasp, but I know a few out there will.

Past the break you will tracks from M83, Tunnels, Active Child, Walls (kind of) and more.

So welcome to the next step, welcome to the IT Department V1.0.

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Retribution Gospel Choir @ Stubbs (2/11)

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Date 2/11/10
Location Stubbs
Doors 9pm
Tickets $10 from Frontgate

Great show for a great price on Thursday night in Austin at Stubbs with Retribution Gospel Choir coming to the stage.  The band will be joined on the stage by Tunnels.  If you don’t gotta work the next day, this is the place to be on Thursday night.

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Download: Retribution Gospel Choir – Hide it Away [MP3]

Your Thanksgiving Break In Music

As many of you also probably take part in, we here at ATH will be taking a bit of vacation time for the Thanksgiving holiday over the next couple of days.  Of course that doesn’t mean we’re going to leave you high and dry on show recommendations so we’ll do this as a send off or Happy Holidays if you will.  So if you’re planning on staying in town for the holidays or you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving (communists), here’s a few shows to check out.

Friday 11/27

J. Tillman @ Waterloo Records (5pm/free)

J. Tillman, Pearly Gate Music @ Mohawk (9pm/$10)

Neon Indian, Tunnels, Tigercity @ Stubbs indoor (9pm/$10)

SAT. 11/28

Cursive, Capgun Coup, Booher & The Turkeys @ Mohawk (8pm/$11)

Old Canes, Haunting Oboe Music, Always Already, Abby Birds @ Emos (9pm/$5 door)

MON 11/30

Unwed Sailor, Native Lights @ Mohawk inside (10pm/$5 door)

Kinks Hoot Night @ Ruta Maya (4/11)

hootnightRuta Maya is a venue that probably doesn’t get enough coverage on our site, so we thought we’d throw some love their way for a sweet event they’ve got going down Saturday night.  The show is a special one that features several of our favorite local up and coming acts doing nothing but Kinks covers.  Lineup includes ATH favorites Golden Bear, The Bubbles, Bankrupt and the Borrowers, Tunnels, Zookeeper and a mess load of other bands that won’t all fit on this page.  Music starts at 8:30 with a cover charge of $7.  You can get more info on the attached poster or on the Hoot Night myspace page.

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Download: Golden Bear – Night Lights [MP3]