Show Preview: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper @ Lambert’s 04/17

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Date 04/17
Location Lambert’s
Doors 9:30
Tickets 10$ Here

Riding high off the release of her stunning album, After, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper is gracing our great city with her incredible live act that is at once intimate and high energy. Aly Spaltro is notorious for her powerful vocals and while these vocals serve as the backbone to her music, it’s impossible to overlook the rest of the musical elements that we encountered on her most recent release that made for a large collection of excellent and infectious pop tunes. Lady Lamb will have you dancing your ass off one minute with sunny pop driven by the bouncing percussion, and then pulling at your heartstrings in the next with a stripped down tune. At only ten dollars, there is really no reason that you shouldn’t be at Lambert’s this Friday night. Don’t miss out on this one.

ATX Spotlight: BLXPLTN Keep On Keepin’ On

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Since this band keeps putting out track after track of solid music, I’m going to keep sharing them with you. If you haven’t already gotten to know these locals who are taking our music scene by force, there’s never been a better time to start as BLXPLTN have yet another afro-punk jam. “Auf Wiedersehen” is a spunky, yet superbly infectious track that will have you falling in love with the buzzy guitars while those growling vocals give the track its bite. I think this is my favorite track I’ve heard thus far from the band and I’m delighted to share it with you. Get behind these locals, as they’re so obviously on their path to the big leagues.

ATX Weekend Show Preview (4/3 and 4/4)

The Twilight SadThings are finally back to normal after SXSW, or at least getting there, so we know you’re itching to get back out to the live music scene. Lucky for you, this weekend is filled with local and big name acts gracing our city, so get out there and get back into the swing of things. See you there.

Friday 4/3

Native Lights, Jonly Bonly, The Rotten Mangos, The Midgetmen, John Wesley Coleman, Ram Vela // The Blackheart // 8pm// 21+

She Sir, Wildfires, Rose Selavy, Tamarrom // Red 7 // 9 PM // all ages

Of Montreal, Yip Deceiver // the Mohawk // 8pm // all ages

Dr. Dog, Mewithoutyou // Stubb’s // 7pm // all ages

Ramesh, Hidden Ritual, Moving Panoramas, Polio Club // Hotel Vegas // 9pm // 21+

Saturday 4/4

Stars, Wild Moccasins //  the Belmont // 8pm // all ages

Warm Soda, Blind Pets, Gym Shorts // Hotel Vegas // 9pm// 21+

Dengue Fever, Hard Proof, Vaaska, Glue, Impalers // Red 7 // 9pm // all ages

 

SXSW Superlatives: Nicole.Baumann

Upload SxSW 15 01This year SXSW got the best of me, and since I’m still living with the aftermath of the fest in terms of a nasty cold I figure I’d share my own superlatives of SX. I had a very different festival than the dudes of this site, which I’m referring to as SXSWJR: hitting up the low key events and only ever standing in one line for the whole fest, which I daresay is some kind of feat. Read on for my distribution of praise and a few super special secret awards that Nathan and RayRay didn’t include.

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ATX Weekend Show Preview

Red7It’s that time once again folks, the weekend! Now, SXSW is nigh so we sort of (not really) understand if you want to stay home out of the somehow still cold weather. But if you’re like us and just can’t resist the live tunes, here’s a list of the shows, in no particular order that you shouldn’t be missing tonight and tomorrow night.  

Check the jump for listings.

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ATX Spotlight/Show Preview: Chicon (02.19)

chiconI’m always down for more shoegazey/dream pop to love, but even more so down for shoegazey/dream pop that comes from our sweet sweet city. So I’m quite pleased to introduce you to some locals to love, Chicon, a four piece who’ve been putting out music since the summer of 2013, according to their Bandcamp page. Their sound is a mix of wistful noise pop and jangly rock, with dueling male and female vocals from Jeremy Diaz and Lila Paillon. The song I’ve got for you below is from their sophomore record, Sin Ti, which came out last summer digitally, but is being released physically this Thursday(02.19) at Hole In the Wall (doors @9:00pm). “Crush” gives you just a little taste of what this band has to offer you, so listen to the rest of Sin Ti here and head out this Thursday to throw some love towards these folks.

Show Preview: The Dodos/Springtime Carnivore (02.18)

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Date 02.18
Location The Parish
Doors 9:00pm
Tickets 15$ Here

Now this is a show I am super excited for as both of these bands are on the heels of releasing killer albums, so you really can’t afford to miss out on this night of music. Up first will be Springtime Carnivore, the psychedelic pop project of Greta Morgan, whose debut album is filled with classic pop hooks and effortlessly reverb soaked vocals that will set your feet to dancing and your head bobbing in approval. If you’re having doubts check out “Name on a Matchbook” below and get hooked.

And of course, who can forget the main act of the night, The Dodos, whose recent fifth studio LP felt like a trip back to their high energy sound. They’ll surely bring a setlist of new and old tracks, both of which are bound to delight. If you haven’t already, listen to “Competition,” so you’ll be refreshed and reminded of how infectiously good these guys are at making rustic pop music.

 

ATH Curates SxSW Playlist: Replay

Red7Just in case you missed the news, or didn’t have time to live stream, you can now head to SXSWFM’s soundcloud page, and just stream the whole hour. It’s got lots of hits, though remember, these all had to be Official SXSW acts…just in case you thought I left out your best friend’s brother’s band. No need to say much more, just go stream it, and enjoy some Austin tunes.  Feel free to spread it to your friends that are coming in to town and might not know what’s what or which way is that way.

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Show Review: Zola Jesus @ Red 7 (02.03)

Zola JesusAfter a dreary and wet Tuesday, there was a last minute change in venues and door times from The Mohawk, but if anything, this seemed to draw more people to the warmth and comfort of Red 7. The eclectic hodgepodge sound of opener Deradoorian served as an interesting juxtaposition to the drama of Zola Jesus‘ pop music.

Read on to see how the night unfolded and see some pics from the ever talented B.Gray.

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Show Preview: Reservations @ The Mohawk (Tonight)

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Date 01.23 (tonight)
Location The Mohawk (inside)
Doors 9:00pm
Tickets @ the door: 6$/8$ Under 21

So it’s cold and rainy… the perfect excuse for you to stay home tonight and watch a movie like a loser, right? WRONG. Tonight at The Mohawk inside, locals Reservations are going to bring their delicate folk tunes to your ears, and you don’t want to miss them. Jana Horn’s beautiful vocals accompanied by soft acoustic guitar and those swelling drums are sure to make for the perfect warming ambiance. Tickets are cheap and this full night of music includes Ama and a split EP release of Dwight Smith and Nathan Wilkins (Hikes).  If you weren’t already persuaded, listen to the track below and it will help you make up your mind.

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