Austin Free Week: Weekend Highlights

It’s time for Free Week to come to a close, but Austin isn’t going out without making a final bit of noise for you all. There’s two days left of free rock n’ roll, so this is your last time to take advantage before you have to start paying to see all these great bands. With two days left I’m going to toss out my ideas on where you should find yourself Friday and Saturday night.  Don’t forget to tip your bartender! Read more

New Jam from TV Torso

The dudes in TV Torso have been hard at work recording various tunes over the last year, and we finally get a chance to hear some of their efforts paying off.  This tune comes from Clear Lake Strangler, which is a short EP the group currently has to offer HERE for the NYOP special.  This particular tune has a straight-forward edge with a vocal that I’m really attached to today.  I have a feeling this is just a short preview of the great stuff they have coming our way in the very near future.  The group will be releasing their new CD at Hotel Vegas this Saturday night in Austin with some other great locals, so be sure to show your local love.

[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/TV-Torso-Clear-Lake-Strangler.mp3

Download:TV Torso – Clear Lake Strangler [MP3]

Show Preview: Stephen Malkmus @ the Mohawk (2/22)

Date Wednesday, Feb 22nd
Location Mohawk
Doors 630 pm
Tickets $17 from Frontgate

It’s not like Stephen Malkmus really needs much of an introduction, or really needs to hand out incentives to come see his show at Mohawk on Wednesday.  He’s the main man from Pavement, who has carefully crafted a nice solo career since then.  You should go, period. But, you can also catch two great opening acts on the evening, Nurses and TV Torso. TV Torso are our local boys, banging out solidified indie rock tunes that stick in your head and echo in your ears. Nurses put out Draclua last year, a stunner of an album that really had the band turning heads…so get there to witness then in their glory. Two great opening acts and an indie legend. Need we say more?

[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/tryingtoreachyou.mp3]

Download:Nurses – Trying to Reach You [MP3]

Show Preview: NYE 2 @ Cheer Up Charlies (12/31)

Date 12/31/11
Location Cheer up Charlies
Doors 8pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

New Years Eve is upon us, and I doubt any of you people have really solid plans for what you’re doing to celebrate.  Well, let us assist you in that department with news of a party we’re helping sponsor going down at Cheer Up Charlies on the East Side.  The show features an awesome “locals only” line-up in the form of Gold Spine, TV Torso, Ringo Deathstarr, Young Girls, Marmalakes, Sleep Good, The Zoltars, The Sour Notes and a Mouthfeel DJ set to end the night.  Giveaways will also be handed out out in between each set by Fricano’s Deli, Strut Boutique, Birds Barbershop, Tiffs Treats, and The Highball.  More information on this badass event with complete set times for each band can be seen over on the event’s facebook page.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/02_Hot_Pink_Flares.mp3]

Download: Sour Notes – Hot Pink Flares [MP3]

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/MEXICO_IN_DECEMBER.mp3]

Download: Young Girls – Mexico in December [MP3]

Show Preview: White Denim @ Antones (7/9)

Date 7/9/11
Location Antones
Doors 9pm
Tickets $10 @ Ticketfly

One helluva show is going down at Antone’s Saturday night headlined by Austin veterans White Denim.  To make the show completely local, and more enticing to you, the bill includes upcoming taletnts TV Torso, Not in the Face, and Watch Out For Rockets.  That’s an incredible local lineup of heavy hitters if you’re asking me.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/White-Denim-Drug.mp3]

Download: White Denim – Drug [MP3]


Show Preview: The Walkmen @ Stubbs (3/4)

Date 3/4/11
Location Stubbs
Doors 7pm
Tickets $18 @ Frontgate

A night that many of us have been looking forward to for quite some time has finally come with the Walkmen show at Stubbs on Friday night.  Opening support for the night will be provided by The Head and The Heart and Austin’s very own up and comers TV Torso.  Making the night even more enticing is a set by friends of ATH Whitman on the inside stage immediately after the Walkmen finish up outside.  More good news is that you’ll get in free to the Whitman show with a wristband from the outside show.  Make a night of it people.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/The-Walkmen-Stranded.mp3]

Download: The Walkmen – Stranded [MP3]

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