The Black And White Years @ Stubbs

If you’re not gettin’ those dancing shoes on over at Beauty Bar for Car Stereo (Wars) on Saturday night (8/30), head over to the Stubbs indoor stage and catch another great local act, The Black and White Years.  Doors for the show open at 9pm followed by an opening set by Loxsly, also of Austin.  You can purchase tickets right this very second for only $6.

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Download: The Black and White Years – Power to Change [MP3]

Car Stereo (Wars) @ Beauty Bar

The triumphant return of Car Stereo (Wars) to Austin! After being gone for quite some time, our favorite DJ/master of the mash up returns to Austin on Saturday night (8/30) at the Beauty Bar. Things are set to go off around 10pm. This finally gives me an excuse to post the greatest mash up ever created, “Ghostface Observatory”.

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Download: Car Stereo Wars – Ghostface Observatory [MP3]

More New Of Montreal

A few weeks ago, we gave you a taste of the newest Of Montreal joint Skeletal Lamping with the song “Id Engager”. Here’s another sample to wrap your greedy little paws around entitled “Nonpareil of Favor”. The Album isnt due out till October, so we hope this tides you over till then.

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Download: Of Montreal – Nonpareil of Favor [MP3]

Free Ba Da Bing Records Sampler

We have been all about the free music this week so why stop now? Ba Da Bing Records has an entire sampler that you can download for free over on the emusic website. The sampler features such artists as Colossal Yes, Devon Williams, Beirut and a whole slew of other fine acts. Below is standout track “Elephant Gun” from Beirut.

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Download: Beirut – Elephant Gun [MP3]

Mariachi Revolución

This week we spotlight Austin band Mariachi Revolución as part of our Xemumba festival features. Mariachi is another Xemumba alum performing on both nights of the latin music festival. The band specializes in collaborations with acts like Grupo Fantasma and Ocote Soul Sounds. Have a listen to the song “Levantate” below featuring the sure to be crowd favorite Mariachi Revolución. Don’t forget to get those tickets before they sell out.

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Download: Mariachi Revolución – Levantate [MP3]

Oxford Collapse @ Mohawk (8/27)

Oxford Collapse will see a return to Mohawk Austin on Wednesday evening after playing a free show at the venue earlier this summer.  Doors for the show are set to open at 7pm with opening act Love as Laughter kicking things off around 8pm.  Get a head start and buy tickets for only $10 from Front Gate Tickets.  Austin Town Hall will be on hand with for a show review, pictures and interview of the band. Also, preview the show by reading our highly praising review of the band’s new album Bits.

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