Why Bonnie is one of those local(ish) bands we feel like we grew up with as we were there from the beginning several years ago, the move away from town, and their rise in fandom over the past year. Of course much of this new found buzz has come after the release of the absolutely stunning, and ATH year end list hogging album, 90 in November. Since the band took their talents to the East Coast, we don’t get to see them live as much as we’d like, but they are back in town on Sunday with a headlining show at Antone’s downtown. Prior to the Sunday show, leading lady Blair was kind enough to answer a few burning questions about her band, their last album, and what the future holds. Hit the jump for Q&A along with ticket link and music.
Rarely does the opportunity arise when a living legend makes their way through our fair city. Even rarer when 2 living legends happen to share the bill. Rarer still is the unlikely scenario where both legends are vastly proficient on the same instrument…in this case the Hammond B3 Organ. This perfect storm of unfathomable talent and unrivaled musical accomplishment took the stage at Antone’s on Friday night with Dr. Lonnie Smith and Ike Stubblefield showing in no uncertain terms why they are considered some of the best ever. Follow the jump for more on the show. Read more
|Date||Thursday, October 10th|
So, if I were going to have one complaint about ACL, it would be fairly minor; it would be that the punk rock genre is fairly underrepresented at the fest. Sure, we have FIDLAR, and maybe Parquet Courts, but by and large, we’ll miss my favorite genre. But, ACL knows how to do things right, as they bring you a killer rock n’ roll show from Wavves over at Antones. The wily bunch of beach rockers will be accompanied by two of our other favorite acts…Jacuzzi Boys and King Tuff. It’s going to be a noisy night filled with slamming into your neighbor, spilled beer, and an over all sense of joy. I suggest you hit this gig up.
Download: King Tuff – Bad Thing [MP3]
As rock n’ roll season heads into full swing, it’s time we all take advantate of the many shows that are coming our way in the next few months before SXSW hits us hard. Surely you know Ty Segall is playing at the Mohawk on Friday night with Ex-Cult and OBN IIIs, but what else is going on in town? Well, in case Ty isn’t your taste, or you can’t make it, here’s some other show suggestions for a pretty solid weekend in Austin. Read more
|Tickets||$8 @ Ticketfly|
I don’t know how it’s possible that we’ve never covered local Austin boys Crooks on this site before, but things are changing as of right now. For starters, the band currently has a highly overlooked debut LP The Rain Will Come available for purchase over on the band’s website. The band also has been playing tons of shows around town recently, and you have another opportunity to catch a live set on Friday night downtown at Antones. Fellow local up and comers The Couch and Frank Smith will also be on hand for your entertainment.[audio:https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/02-The-Rain-Will-Come.mp3]
Download: Crooks – The Rain Will Come [MP3]
|Date||Wednesday, Feb 1st|
|Tickets||$14 from Frontgate|
If you’re looking for a show to take you back in time, all the way back to the late 90s Emo scene, then perhaps this is where you’ll need to be. I can’t vouch for some of the singers doing their solo gig, but I hear they were a big deal. However, I can advise you, if you can afford to go check out Matt Pryor and Chris Conley. Chris is part of Saves the Day, where a small part of me still has a bit of love. Matt Pryor, however, has continued to step outside his work with TGUK and promote his solo work. His latest, May Day, is just another step in the right direction for a man who clearly knows his way around an acoustic track that warms your soul. I’ll be there for Matt for sure.[audio:https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/09-Your-New-Favorite.mp3]
Download: Matt Pryor – Your New Favorite
Superb show going down on Thursday night at the legendary Antone’s downtown. Headliners Mountain Goats should be enough to get you there, but openers Nurses should convince you to get there early. I’m sure you could find some discount tickets on craigslist or via a scalpar as the show is sold out.[audio: https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/The_Mountain_Goats_-_Damn_These_Vampires.mp3]
Download: The Mountain Goats – Damn These Vampires [MP3]
|Tickets||$8 @ Ticketfly|
Nice show going down this Thursday evening at Antone’s featuring Konrad Wert and his project known as Possessed by Paul James. Joining Konrad for this gritty country/rock themed show are local groups East Cameron Folkcore and Frank Smith.
In other related news, East Cameron Folkcore singer/founding member Jesse M Moore (formerly of Bankrupt and the Borrowers) is currently promoting his brand new solo record Tall Tells & Modern Lies. You can hear Jesse’s new record in it’s entirety over on bandcamp or check out new single “Sallie-Mae” below. It’s a promising song and album from one of Austin’s best underground songwriters.[audio: https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Jesse-M-Moore-Tall-Tells-Modern-Lies-06-Sallie-Mae.mp3]
Download: Jesse M Moore – Sallie-Mae [MP3]
|Tickets||$10 @ Ticketfly|
One helluva show is going down at Antone’s Saturday night headlined by Austin veterans White Denim. To make the show completely local, and more enticing to you, the bill includes upcoming taletnts TV Torso, Not in the Face, and Watch Out For Rockets. That’s an incredible local lineup of heavy hitters if you’re asking me.[audio: https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/White-Denim-Drug.mp3]
Download: White Denim – Drug [MP3]
Antone’s is a beat off the beaten path for an indie music fan. With White Lies and Asobi Seksu coming to town, it seemed a strange venue to play host the popular Brit-pop/Indie bands. But host they did and the fans were happy to fill the space. It was a young crowd, all ages for sure. New fans for AsobiSeksu were earned. White Lies cemented fans’ loyalty. Jump it.