Show Preview: Calm Blue Sea @ Holy Mountain (2/8)


Date 2/8/13
Location Holy Mountain
Doors 9pm
Tickets $6 @ Door

Well ladies and gents, ATH is very happy to announce a little show we sort of helped put together with our amigo over at Above The Radar PR (he did most the work).  So what we have in store is a great lineup up of some of our favorite local bands playing at one of the best new venues in town Holy Mountain.  Check out who is on the lineup below and follow some links to check out their music.

Featherface – Our Houston band playing opener.  Check out their music video for song “I Saw you Dancing” over on their website.

Grape St. – One of our favorite local bands and soon to be the next ATH Records artist.  Here’s a link a song by the band on our site.  Free downloads rule!

Residual Kid – Austin’s youngest and most promising rock band.  These kids are going to be rocking Austin for a long time.  They’ve got a sweet video for “Friend” over on youtube.

Calm Blue Sea – We’ve been supporting this band since our website started over 5 years ago.  They rule the local scene and you need to see them live.  We’re streaming one of their older songs “We Happy Few” below.

To make this more enticing, the show is only $6 so it’s perfect for you cheap asses.


Download: The Calm Blue Sea – We Happy Few [MP3]


Top Ten Austin Albums of 2012

It’s that time of year folks, when we here at Austin Town Hall try to convince you that we know what’s what in the world of music.  We’re starting things off with our list of Top Ten Austin Albums of 2012.  We purposefully left out EPs, just focusing on the Album as a whole, since that’s our favorite form of media.  Before you read this, please know that this is just the expressed OPINION of ours, and you’re definitely cool to disagree. Let us know your thoughts, and make sure your favorite Austin bands send us their hits in 2013!
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Friday Show Round Up @ Austin, Texas

Man, there’s tons of good local acts doing their things all over the great city of Austin, so I just wanted to highlight a few of the must see acts…you can pick your favorite, or hop all about.

Deep Time w/ Hidden Ritual and Blackgum @ Mohawk  — $6 — Doors @ 9 PM

Calm Blue Sea opening for Ours @ Emos East — $15 — Doors @ 8 PM

Mother Falcon w/ Les Rav and Shakey Graves @ The Parish — $10 — Doors @ 8 PM

The Preservation w/ Bobby Jealousy and Major Major Major @ Frank — $6 — Doors @ 9:30 PM

Here’s a hit by Deep Time and Calm Blue Sea to get you in the mood:

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Ticket Giveaway: Calm Blue Sea @ Emo’s (8/19)

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a quick ticket giveaway about to go down for the show we are helping put on this Friday at Emo’s.  Don’t forget, the show features up and coming local talent Calm Blue Sea, My Education, Clouds Are Ghosts, and Red Falcon.  To enter, simply leave a comment with why you should win and we’ll pick a couple winners tomorrow morning.  We will pick two lucky winners to receive a guest list spot and a free download of My Education’s new split CD/vinyl release  Sound Mass with Salt Lake City outfit Theta Naught.  Please remember to leave a valid email address so we can get in touch with our winners.

Show Preview: Calm Blue Sea @ Emo’s (8/19)

Date 8/19/11
Location Emos
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Ticketweb/$8 @ Door

Looking for plans Friday night?  Well we’ve got a great show going down at Emo’s that night with some great talent from our little city.  The night features ATH favorites from Austin The Calm Blue Sea, My Education, The Clouds Are Ghosts, and Red Falcon.  Every band on the lineup is one that we’ve talked about at some point or another and possibly even given an Artist to Watch tag.  We’re glad to be a part of such a great show on a night that shouldn’t see anyone making excuses not to be there.


Download: The Calm Blue Sea – We Happy Few [MP3]

Show Preview: The Calm Blue Sea @ Mohawk (6/24)

Date 6/24/11
Location Mohawk
Doors 8pm
Tickets $8 @ Door

Local ATH favorites The Calm Blue Sea are headlining a show at the Mohawk tomorrow night.  The show is all local and also features great Austin talents The White White Lights, The Couch and Watch Out For Rockets.  A better lineup with some of Austin’s best up and coming talent can’t be found on one bill.  Do it.


Download: The Calm Blue Sea – We Happy Few [MP3]

Show Preview: La Snacks @ Hole In The Wall

Date 4/14/11
Location Hole in the Wall
Doors 8pm
Tickets $3 @ Door

Not too long ago, we shared some info about Austin band La Snacks and their upcoming new 7″ vinyl single.  Well the boys have reached the physical release date of their new material and plan to celebrate with a show at Hole in the Wall on Thursday night.  The lineup continues to build with solid locals Zoltars, The Gary, and The Calm Blue Sea.  I can’t imagine a better lineup of up and coming Austin bands.  Oh and the whole thing is a measly $3 so  you better be there.


Download: La Snacks – My Little Sugary Friend [MP3]

Twilight Sad @ Emo’s (6/11)

Date 6/11/10
Location Emos
Doors 9pm
Tickets $11 @ Ticketweb

One of our favorite bands Twilight Sad will be making their way to the inside stage at Emo’s on Friday night.  To make things more enticing, our local friends Calm Blue Sea will be providing the opening support.  This should be a great night with two awesome bands on the bill.


Download: The Twilight Sad – Reflection of the Television [MP3]

The Sword Return To Austin


Date 8/28 & 8/29
Location Mohawk
Doors 9pm
Tickets $15

Shine thine axe and prepare for two nights of face melting metal the likes have never before been seen when The Sword make their triumphant return to Austin this weekend.  Both shows are at Mohawk and are on Friday and Saturday.  Friday night also features Ratking and Pack of Wolves with Calm Blue Sea and Matthew and The Arrogant Sea inside after the headliners.  Saturday night includes opening support from Fingaar Bangaar and Woodgrain.  Get Friday night tickets here and Saturday ones here.  Don’t miss this… trust me.


Download: The Sword – To Take the Black [MP3]

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