Free Golden Bear Show @ Emo’s (7/25)

flyerEmo’s has a great local lineup planned for Saturday night and the whole thing is free!  Golden Bear is headlining this event with Low Line Caller, The Always Already, New Roman Times, and Wine & Revolution all joining in the fun.  Doors open up at 9pm and show starts at 10.

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Download: Golden Bear – Night Lights [MP3]

KVRX Benefit @ Victory Grill 4/23

kvrx_pledge_drive_benefit_poster-1-1We’ll be making our first return to Victory Grill since our SXSW showcase on Thursday night for the KVRX Pledge Drive Benefit Concert.  The UT radio station is keeping it local with Austin bands Heartstring Stranglers, Breakfast Club Crew, Sohns, Wine & Revolution, Wild Moccasins, and DJ Car Stereo (Wars) all joining in for the nights events.  A suggested $7 donation will be taken at the door which includes free BBQ and beer while supplies last.  Things kick off around 8pm.

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Download: Wild Moccasins – Fruit Tea [MP3]

New Years Eve

So tomorrow is the big day.  You don’t think that $100 NYE party sounds worth it.  Downtown scares you.  Maybe you don’t even really care about a midnight makeout session and just want to party.  Here are 3 parties that combine good music, cheap covers, and swanky locals.  Have a happy new year and we’ll catch up with you on Friday with our free week guide.

Beauty Bar – Your favorite old hipster kid hangout features DJ Mel inside along with The Strange Boys, Dans La Lune, The Ugly Beats, The Boxing Lesson, and Petals outside.  Not sure on a cover charge, but drink prices should be the same as always.  Beauty Bar tends to get overly crowded on nights like these so don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Mohawk – The Transmission run venue features indie karaoke and DJ sets by Car Stereo(Wars) all night long.  Cover is only $5 with drink specials and a midnight champagne toast.

Spider House – Not usually known as a live music venue, Spider House brings you music from The Strange Attractors, Wine & Revolution, and a few other local acts.  Cover is only $10 with champagne all night for the same price.

These are only a few options and I’m sure you’ve got some crazy party going on and your mom’s house.  Drop us a line if you’ve got a hot tip.