Arizona band Dear and The Headlights will be playing the live scene at Stubbs indoor this evening. What Laura Says Thinks and Feels will also be playing with Beaux Loy opening things up for both bands. Tickets are at the low low price of only $10 with doors set to open at 8pm. Buy yourself some tickets at the Stubbs website. Also, check out a song entitled “I’m Bored, You’re Amorous” from Dear and the Headlights 2007 album Small Steps, Heavy Hooves:
Download: Dear and The Headlinghts – Im Bored, Youre Amorous [MP3]
Austin Town Hall is proud to present Whitman w/ The Drawing Board and The Bridge Farmers at Emo’s Lounge Friday August 1st. Doors for the event are set to open at 9pm with The Bridge Farmers kicking things off at 10pm. Tickets for the show are only $5 for the above 21 crowd and $8 for you guys that haven’t hit that magic drinking age yet. Have yourself a listen to “The Girl in the Window” by The Bridge Farmers, “The Writer” by The Drawing Board & “Evangelist” by Whitman bellow:
Download: The Bridge Farmers – Girl in the Window [MP3]
Download: The Drawing Board – The Writer [MP3]
Download: Whitman – The Evangelist [MP3]
Also, feel free to grab the show poster – send it to your friends, blog about it, etc.
So obviously the man himself isn’t playing at Alamo since he passed away in 2003, but they will be screening the documentary Wesley Willis’ Joyride as part of Music Mondays. The show will only run you $2 with a show time of 10:20pm. If you’re looking for a good time on a Monday night, why not buy a ticket at the Draft House website and enjoy the cult phenom Wesley Willis. My personal favorite song “Rock n’ Roll McDonalds” is below for your enjoyment/pleasure.
Download: Wesley Willis – Rock N Roll McDonalds [MP3]
Tonight Emos will host the danceable band HEALTH on the inside stage, fresh off their set at Pitchfork Music Festival. All signs point to a phenomenal show filled with dance tracks and crazed stage antics. If you’ve got nothing else to do tonight, this is where you should be. Even if you have something to do, this is still where you should go. Doors, as usual, are at 8 PM. See you tonight folks! Below is a song by the band called “Crime Wave”.
Download: HEALTH – Crimewave [MP3]
Grupo Fantasma will be bringing their brand of Latin dance music to Antones this Saturday night. Tickets for the event are $16 and can be found on the Antones ticket page. Show time is set for 9pm. Preview the show below with the song “Gimme Some” off their 2008 album Sonidos Gold.
Our Canadian friends Wolf Parade will be bringing their rock to La Zona Rosa in Austin on Friday night. The show is set to kick off at 9pm and you can get your tickets now for only $20 bucks. ATH will be on hand covering the event with pictures and a full show review a couple days after the show. Read more about Wolf Parade on their myspace page and preview the track “Call it a Ritual” off their 2008 release At Mount Zoomer below:
On October 14th, the Magnetic Fields will be blessing us with their ukulele driven baroque pop. The show takes place at the Paramount Theater, and you can be sure that this show will be one of those moments that will live on in your memory for years to come, if not for a lifetime, at least those are my expectations–thus why I bought a front row ticket. Stephin Merritt is clever and genius, and he’s been doing this for well over a decade, almost two. Label me stoked. Click here to buy tickets for the Magnetic Fields Show
Nomo is an instrumental band from Michigan, who seem to have everything going their way at the moment. Accompanying the band will be local pop darlings Loxsly, who have always seemed like a mellower version of Voxtrot on record. But their live show has really improved, and they pack a little more bite live. Sample the musical styling of Nomo right here:
Download: Nomo – Brain Wave [MP3]
Now that we’ve got you set up for the weekend, let’s start planning our week. Alkaline Trio is as powerful a three-piece as you will come across, and they come to La Zona Rosa to win us over this coming Monday night. You can check out our thoughts on their newest record and sample some tunes by going back in time.
You can still buy tickets to the Alkaline Trio show here. See you there!
Well, apparently we have a lot going on this Saturday. To add to our list of events, this is a party that has been going on in Austin for the last few years. Everyone Knows Everyone features a slew of Austin favorites, including our personal faves Rory and the Artificial Hearts, Young Love, The Visitors and Recover. There are several other bands playing this little shindig (click here for more information from Transmission Entertainment); it doesn’t hurt that it’s at one of our favorite local spots, The Mohawk.
You can buy tickets for the show from FrontGate – it’s only 8 bucks.