Instead of creating seperate posts about the good things going down with Fun Fest this weekend, we’re just gonna give it all to ya at once. For a full list of after parties and oficial pre-festival shows, have a look at the fancy flier attached to this post. If you want some help making decisions, we’d recommend parking yourself at Mohawk Friday-Sunday night. The venue features Brothers & Sisters on Friday night, a White Denim CD release party Saturday night, and Girl in a Coma to close things out Sunday night. To make it even more enticing, every show is either free or half price with your Fun Fest wrist band.
A White Denim show has just been added to the bill at Club Deville this Wednesday (10/22). The Austin boys will be headlining with Dayton garage rock outfit Heartless Bastards opening things up. Tickets for the show are only $9 and I suggest you buy them now before this thing sells out. The show is in support of the band’s debut US LP Exposion which you can buy/download today before the November 3rd vinyl release date. You can also head elswhere on our swanky site to preview the outstanding track “Sitting” from the new album.
We decided to take a different route in reviewing the events of ACL and we thought a Top 10 List would be the way to go. This isn’t just a list of our favorite bands, rather a list of the best things, moments, memories or any other tasty randomness we could come up with that went down over the weekend. We obviously would love to hear what else we maybe missed from our list. This isn’t just our opinion, it’s what we heard from you good peoples that attended this year’s ACL. List is after the jump.
We just discovered that the White Denim show posted on the Mohawk website is actually a free by RSVP show put on by ATX Converge. The lineup is pretty dang impressive: White Denim, Black Joe Lewis, Freshmillions and Belaire will all be on hand. The show isn’t until Friday, but you better RSVP now before the window closes. Make sure you get in line early since those RSVPs rarely guarantee you get in anything. Doors are at 8.
We posted earlier this summer about White Denim’s latest single “Let’s Talk About It” which appeared on the band’s UK only release Workout Holiday. Lucky for us in The US & A, the band is dropping another album this year on Nov. 3rd entitled Exposion. First single from that album “Sitting” is below and it just might not be the White Denim you’re used to. You can stream more sweet tunes on the band’s website.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/sitting.mp3]
Download: White Denim – Sitting [MP3]
Our Austin boys White Denim recently posted a youtube mix tape on the Drowned in Sound website. The compilation is pretty awesome, featuring the likes of R. Kelly, Pink Floyd & Stevie Wonder among others. The band is about to kick off a UK tour in support of their new album Workout Holiday which hits stores tomorrow. Read more about the band on their myspace page or have a go at the newest single “let’s talk about it”:[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/letsalkaboutit.mp3]
Download: White Denim – Lets Talk About It [MP3]