New Years Eve Party @ Cheer Up Charlies

TicketBudBannerWell, you’ve only got a few days left before 2015 kicks into gear, so why not join us and our friends to really make your night a bang? We’re helping host a rad night of music and good times at Cheer Up Charlies with our friends at SOTO, OVRLD and No Play Music. There’s going to be tons of great bands: Mom Jeans, Sphynx, Sour Notes, Silk Rodeo, Grape St., Lowin and A Sinclair…so basically, you’ve got all the reasons right there! But…there will also be various other activities like a midnight balloon drop and free puppies. Party time starts at 7 PM, and it’s only $5!  You can guarantee entry by grabbing tickets HERE. Hope to see you out, and if not, have a safe night folks…we’ll all hang more in 2015.



Touring w/ a Band: A Handy Guide with A. Sinclair (Part 6)

asinclairIt’s that time folks! We get to update you on the road travels of our friend Brendan Bond, who filled us in on the latest exploits in his life on tour with A. Sinclair and What Made Milwaukee Famous.  They’ve been traveling all over the Midwest and the South, and they’re working their way home to us.  Brendan briefly filled us in on his life today.  Here’s Mr. Bond from the road. Read more

Touring w/ a Band: The Handy Guide with A. Sinclair (Part 5)

524871_4433688652362_559866179_nOh no. It seems Brendan Bond has his mind on only one thing…well, more than one thing, but I’m stuck on the first paragraph.  Click below for a quick look into the mind of our touring friends.  Note that while on the road, if you’re just joining us, that Brendan is also playing with What Made Milwaukee Famous, not to mention his regular gig in A. Sinclair; he’s rocking two shows a night.  Below we check in with him from the ATL.  Read more

Touring w/ a Band: The Handy Guide w/ A. Sinclair (Part 4)

10329202_838407742854358_2434802823394545817_nA. Sinclair have been hitting the road hard, but they had a day off yesterday, so we encouraged Brendan Bond to enjoy the time off, and then get back to us.  He obliged, and he’s back with yet another look into the life of a band on the run.  There’s no need for much more introduction, as we hope you’ve been following the band in our last few installments, so without further adieu…here you go folks.  Read more

Touring w/ a Band: The Handy Guide from A. Sinclair (Pt. 3)

asinclairIn case you haven’t already been tagging along with Brendan Bond of A. Sinclair and What Made Milwaukee Famous on his travels on tour with both of these local bands, here is his latest and third installment depicting life on the road. If you missed Part One or Part Two, feel free to go back and catch up, or simply jump in and read on for more details describing this leg of the tour and some tips from along the way. Be sure to check out the latest addition of The Song in the Van for some tunes to put you in the touring state of mind while you read.

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Touring w/ a Band: The Handy Guide from A. Sinclair (Pt. 2)

photo1We continue to check in with our friends A. Sinclair, seeing how the road is treating them and what not.  Brendan Bond is back with his insights, his anxieties and the story of a man playing in two bands.  We won’t bore you with too many more details, we’ll just get straight to it.  Don’t forget to check out both bands Brendan is working with, A. Sinclair and What Made Milwaukee FamousRead more

Touring w/ a Band: The Handy Guide from A. Sinclair (Pt. 1)

asinclairA while back we thought it would be great to see the world from the eyes of touring Austin acts. We did a little run with our friends in Shivery Shakes, but now we’ve got some new insight from A. Sinclair, who are touring with their friends What Made Milwaukee Famous.  Brendan Bond, one of the guitarists in the group, is filling us in with his insights from the road…or in this case…offering us a Handy Guide to touring with a band.  Read on to see what Brendan has to say…and don’t forget to check out the recent A. Sinclair EP, Pretty Girls. Read more

Show Preview: A. Sinclair @ Mohawk (TONIGHT!!)

asinclairOut of the ashes of two great bands, come two new great bands.  And perhaps it wasn’t even ashes, but a change in direction, which has brought us A. Sinclair (frmly Frank Smith) and Otis the Destoryer (frmly the Couch).  Both bands will be releasing EPs tonight over at the Mohawk, which is a definite reason to show your face.  A. Sinclair are offering up their Pretty Girls EP, and Otis the Destroyer are offering us the Dark Arts EP.  We consider both bands to be two of the top acts in town, though admittedly that list is growing and growing.  Plus, because you have to have great openers, the bands have chosen Chasca and the Docs to open the night up.  You should definitely stop by this evening…there isn’t a better option out there.   The show starts at 10 inside, right after the Red Fang show.



Austin Spotlight: A. Sinclair Premiere New Single

asinclairThe time is near folks. In fact, in less than 24 hours you’ll be able to get your hands on the brand new Pretty Girls EP from Austin’s A. Sinclair.  We’ve been writing quite a bit about the group lately, as we’re really excited to see the increased output from the band, not to mention their growing maturity in songwriting.  Today we bring you a brand new song, “Throwing Up on the Ground,” which features more twang than the previous two singles the band have released.  It demonstrates the careful balance between the band’s influences and their ability to rock live.   And, speaking of rocking, the band will be doing just that, live at the Mohawk this Thursday, celebrating the release of the brand new EP; they’ll be joined by Otis and the Destroyer, Chasca, and the Docs.



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