Free Week In Austin!

freeweekWe’re back, and just in time for free week in Austin!  Where were we during this holiday season?  None of your damn business!  So as we get back into regular posting mode for 2010 let’s go over a few recommendations for you upcoming week of free shows.  We’ll give you one, yes just one, recommendation for each night starting tomorrow.  If we haven’t made it crystal clear already, all of these shows are completely free if you are 21+.  Happy New Year!

Tue(1/5): Red 7 with Cruiserweight, Lemuria, O’Pioneers!!!, and The Anchor @ 9pm

Wed(1/6): Emos outside with Brothers & Sisters, The Laughing, Ovenbirds, Oh No Oh My @ 9pm

Thu(1/7): Mohawk outside/inside with Brazos, TV Torso, Great Nostalgic, Ume, Transmography, Daniel Francis Doyle, and Many Birthdays @ 9pm.  (If you aren’t watching the national championship game of course)

Fri(1/8): Emos inside with Ume, Speak, The Authors, The White White Lights @ 9pm

Sat(1/9): Stubbs inside with Leatherbag, The Pons, and Danny Malone @ 9pm

Sun(1/10): Emos inside/outside with A Giant Dog, Bad Sports, Cause For Applause, Elvis, Red X Red M, Woodgrain, Eagle Claw, ODEZCO, and Expensive Shit @ 9pm

All times are for doors opening and not start times for music.  Shows will generally start around 10pm at each venue.  Please remember that this is not a complete list of free shows for the week and one can check out the Mohawk, Emos, Red 7, Beerland, Stubbs, Beauty Bar and Parish websites for a full list of shows.

Junior Boys @ Mohawk (10/19)

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Date Monday, October 19th
Location Mohawk
Doors 800p
Tickets $12 @ the Door

If you need a little bit of dancing this Monday evening, then there is only one place you absolutely have to be, and that is at The Mohawk. Danceable duo, Junior Boys will be breaking it down all night with Circlesquare and Missions, guaranteeing you a rocking night of killer dance tracks.  And if that’s too early for you, the band will also be DJing over at Beauty Bar after Midnight. Put those dance shoes on and hit the floor.

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Download: Junior Boys – In The Morning [MP3]

ACL Fun Times! (10/1 – 10/3)

ArtDisaster-2009-10-01-webSo you’re one of those brave souls who just can’t get enough of the heat and music during the day at ACL and you want more?  Or maybe you’re just one of those types who skip the festival alltogether and make it out to after parties and after shows?  Regardless of what category you fit into, here’s a couple choices for each night of ACL for things to do after the festival activities wind down.  We’re keeping it to just two options a night so as to not overwhelm you.  Follow the jump for da parties.

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Men @ The Beauty Bar – 7/22

menMen is two parts Le Tigre, and they will be making their way to Austin this Wednesday night at the Beauty Bar. It seems that the group is predominantly the work of JD Samson, but there are other contributions from her former band-mates. Men will be hitting the stage with Gretchen Phillips. Sounds like a danceable way to spend your hump day.

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Download: Men – Off Our Backs [MP3]

Scorpion Child @ Beauty Bar (6/24)

scorpionchildbyallisonnarro_jpg_595x325_crop_upscale_q85If you’re ready for a night of face melting rock for cheap, head over to Beauty Bar for a set by local boys Scorpion Child.  The shows kicks off around 10pm and will run you $5 at the door.  Fellow local rockers Ringo Deathstarr and Spain Colored Orange will be providing your opening entertainment.

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Download: Scorpion Child – A Million Lines [MP3]

Golden Filter @ Beauty Bar (6/10)

the-golden-filter-retailIf you’re looking for a sweet dance party on a Wednesday night, head out to Beauty Bar to wet your appetite.  The lineup for the event features beat makers Golden Filter, ATH favorites VEGA, Harlovve, and locals Learning Secrets.  I’d recommend getting there early as this one is sure to fill up quick.  Doors for the show are at 9pm with entrance costing $5.

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Download: Golden Filter – Solid Gold [MP3]

VEGA @ Beauty Bar 4/24

april24We ran a SXSW watchlist on Alan Palomo’s new project VEGA, but then missed the band amidst the craziness that is SXSW week.  Lucky for you and me, Beauty Bar is having a VEGA EP listening party along with a live set by the band on Friday night.  Local DJ Prince Klassen will be spinning in-between sets and locals Doneski will provide opening entertainment.  This event is totally free and doors open at 8pm.  This will be a dance party you won’t want to miss.

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Download: VEGA – All To Vivid [MP3]

Frantic Clam @ Beauty Bar 4/14

franticclam One of our favorite new Austin bands Frantic Clam is playing another show at Beauty Bar this Tuesday night.  The guys will be getting down with fellow locals The Seas and DJ Scorpio spinning in-between things.  Music starts at 10pm and the show is free.  Like you have anything better to do on a Tuesday night.

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Download: Frantic Clam – Korean Beauty Queen [MP3]

SXSW In Pictures

sxsw2009pics_coverWe took loads of photos during SXSW and wanted to share just a few of the better ones with you.  We had some camera trouble during the week so we didn’t get everywhere we wanted to be, but we hope you like the shots we made out with. Our goal was to give you an idea of what SXSW is like with pictures of bands, crowds and people. Pictures of our showcase will be up for your enjoyment tomorrow. Follow the jump to see some random photography from our insane week of SXSW fun.
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