Hope you’re ready for a crazy dance party because that’s what you’ll be getting if you head to La Zona Rosa on Tuesday night for some Crystal Method action. The show still has some tickets on sale for the small price tag of $23. The DJ duo will share the stage with openers LA Riot. Music starts at 8pm.
Download: Crystal Method – Name of the Game [MP3]
Not long ago, we dropped a new single your way called “Vacationing People” by L.A. band Foreign Born. Now we’ve got another new song from the band’s upcoming album entitled “Earl Warnings”. Both of these new tracks are creating a lot of positive buzz about the new album in the ATH offices. You can pick up Person to Person June 23rd via Secretly Canadian. You can also catch a live session by the band in July when they make a stop at Mohawk . Stay tuned for more deets on that closer to the actual date.
Download: Foreign Born – Early Warnings [MP3]
If you aren’t making it out to Crystal Method on Tuesday night, make your way over to Stubbs for a sweet little lineup of now veteran punk rockers at Stubbs. Your lineup includes openers Street Dogs, ATH faves Alkaline Trio, and old schoolers The Offspring. Tickets can still be bought for this one at a cost of $35.
Download: Alkaline Trio – Help Me.mp3 [MP3]
My continuing love of Scotland is being furthered as the days go on. I’m sending our writer Corey with his wonderful fiance overseas to research the possibilities of the transatlantic move; this entire idea has been encouraged by the current musical landscape. Twilight Sad is just another incredible band, with another release slated for a September street date. Their walls of distortion are reined in on this new track, but it only raises the high expectations for their upcoming release.
Download: The Twilight Sad – Reflection of the Television [MP3]
Centro-matic and Will Johnson get all kinds of coverage on this site so we will of course be alerting you every time the Denton, TX band makes it through town. Friday evening Will and the boys will be making a stop at the Parish downtown along with Monahans and locals Future Cloud and Radar. The Parish should be an ideal venue to see such an underrated and talented band. Doors are at 8pm/music at 9. Tickets can be bought online now for $14.
Download: Centro-matic – Flashed and Cables [MP3]
Austin’s very own rockers, The Murdocks, are busy prepping a new album and have a single ready to drop on the music world. The new single is called “Lords” and will appear on an as of yet titled album due out sometime this fall. This is also a great time to mention that the band is playing at La Zona Rosa tonight along with fellow locals Rock and Eagles and Oak Is Keeping. Tickets will be sold for $7 at the door.
Download: Murdocks – Lords [MP3]
Local boys Loxsly have been garnishing a lot of positive publicity as of late and are finally ready to drop a proper LP on our ears. To celebrate the release of the album, Tomorrow’s Fossils, the band is putting on a release party at Mohawk on Friday night. Fellow local bands Oh No Oh My, Booher and the Turkeyz (Mike Booher from now dead Zykos), Corto Maltese, and TV Torso are also on the bill. Damn, that’s one helluva lineup. Show starts at 8pm and tickets will be sold only at the door. Here’s newest single from Loxsly “Battalions”.
Download: Loxsly – Battalions [MP3]
Modest Mouse have some new tuneage coming your way just in time for summer. This new song “Satellite Skin” will appear on an upcoming limited edition 7″ orange colored vinyl out in stores May 26th. The song will also appear on a new EP No One’s First and You’re Next out in August. This EP will be comprised mostly of songs that didn’t make the cut for the band’s last two albums. Check it ouuuuuut.
Download: Modest Mouse – Satellite Skin [MP3]
Nico Vega are a band that often get compared to Yeah Yeah Yeahs for obvious reasons. They have a fiery female lead singer, a male guitar player, a male drummer and the sound is eerily similar. We dig it. You can catch this rock trio at Emo’s on Wednesday night along with relatively unknown band Red Leaves. Doors are at 8pm/music at 10. Tickets can be purchased online for $8.
Download: Nico Vega – Gravity [MP3]
After the success of their debut LP, North Carolina band Bowerbirds are back and ready to drop a sophomore LP on our ears. The new LP will be called Upper Air and features this brand spankin’ new single “Northern Lights”. You can get this album in stores June 7th via Secretly Canadian. They’ll also be making a stop at the Mohawk in August so keep your ears open for a reminder. I’m diggin’ this one hard style.
Download: Bowerbirds – Northern Lights [MP3]