Win Tickets to see the Whalers @ the Belmont (7.6)

whalersNo! This is not Bob Marley’s Wailers, but the great Austin act, the Whalers.  They’re celebrating the release of their new single by throwing a great show over at the Belmont this Saturday night.  What’s even better, they’re letting us give away a pair of tickets to the show!  If you’re not convinced yet, check out the incredible Austin talent supporting them: Tiger Waves, The Baker Family and Jesse Woods.  I’m pretty sure anyone with good tastes will want to make their way out.  All you have to do is leave a comment with your 4th of July plans, and I’ll pick a winner.  Our contest will close at 5 PM on Friday, July 5th. Good luck….and if you don’t win, you can still go check out great Austin music.


Download: Whalers – Night Train [MP3]

Contest: Small Black @ Red 7 (6/18)


It’s yet another busy week in Austin in the live music scene and kicking things off with Small Black at Red 7 would be a great way to start the week.  Fans interested in checking out the show for free should check out some contest details we’ve got below.

Date: 6/18/13

Venue: Red 7

Lineup: Small Black, Heavenly Beat, Equals

Up for Grabs: You on the promoter’s list with +1

How to Enter: Leave a comment below with your valid email address.  Say anything you want and we’ll pick a winner at random on Tuesday morning.


Download: Small Black – Moon Killer [MP3]

Contest: Blank Tapes + Beach Day @ Mohawk (6/9)

blank-tapesIt’s contest time yet again and today I’m excited to offer up some tickets to a great lineup at Mohawk on Sunday night.  I’m personally excited to see up and comers Beach Day in the middle slot, but the lineup as a whole is impressive.  Deets:

Date: 6/9/13

Lineup: Blank Tapes, Beach Day, and Deep Space

Up For Grabs: Your name +1 on the promoter’s list

How to enter: Leave a comment with anything you like and we’ll pick the most interesting post

Closing time: We’ll email a winner at high noon on Sunday so leave a valid email!

Check out our brief interview with Kimmy from Beach Day for some inspiration.  Good luck!


Download: The Blank Tapes – Coast To Coast [MP3]


Download: Beach Day – Walking on the Streets [MP3]

Contest: Night Beds @ Mohawk (6/6)

night-beds-2013-jarrod-renaud-featured-639x404It’s one of those weeks in Austin with what seems like multiple great options for shows every night of the week. Thursday night is no different with a great show going down at Mohawk headlined by Nashville based indie rock group Night Beds. Lucky for you, we’ve got a couple passes to give away with deets found below:

Date: 6/6/13

Lineup: Night Beds, Tristen, Reservations

Up for Grabs: Your name with +1 on the promoters list

How to enter: Leave a comment with why you should win and we’ll pick a winner at random

Don’t forget to leave a valid email so we can get in touch with the winner!

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Pure X Ticket Giveaway + Show Preview

PureXCrawlingUpTheStairsThere’s been tons of great records being pushed upon the Internet world lately, but one that I’m personally excited about it is the new effort from Pure X.  Crawling Up the Stairs is on my list of anticipated albums, and it’s great that an Austin band is making such big waves.  But, in other news, they’ll be playing their album release next Thursday, giving us Austinites a chance to hear the new tunes live at Holy Mountain on Thursday, May 23rd; they’ll be joined by Troller and Versus.  And, we’re going to give away a pair of tickets to the show, which you can win by simply leaving us a comment.  Let us know what your summer plans are, even if you have a real job and are just taking a weekend jaunt.  We’ll pick the most exciting summer plan, and there’s our winner.  Contest will end on Friday at Midnight.


Download: Pure X – Things in my Head [MP3]

Contest! Girl in a Coma @ Mohawk (2/9)


It’s contest time again here at ATH and this time around we’ve got some guest list spots for a show on Saturday at Mohawk featuring sort of locals Girl in a Coma.  Here some deets on the contest:

Up for grabs: One lucky winner will receive their name on the promoter’s guest list with +1.

How to enter: Leave a comment with why you should win.  That’s it!

Contest closes: Friday at high noon.

Please don’t forget to leave a valid email so we can get in touch with you if you win.


Download: Girl in a Coma – Smart [MP3]

Contest! Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Red 7 (1/22)

It’s contest time free music fans!  Here are deets for our contest today:

Up for grabs: One lucky winner will receive a spot with +1 on the promoter’s will call list for the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show at Red 7 on Tuesday the 22nd.

How to enter: Leave a comment with why you should win and we will pick the best entry!

Closing Time: Monday @ 5pm.

Don’t forget a valid email address so we can get in touch if you win.

To get inspired, check out “Black Mold” over on youtube.

Show Preview + Ticket Giveaway : Woods @ Red 7 (10.24)

Have we got a deal for you !? The great people of Transmission are allowing us to help you get out and see one of the most anticipated shows of the season, Woods over at Red 7.  Their recent release, Bend Beyond, is absolutely magnificent, and I have a feeling it will make a lot of year end lists.  But, if that’s not enough to convince you, you can also see Widowspeak, a Captured Tracks act that made my list of favorites at SXSW this past year.  Oh, and local group Hidden Ritual is setting things off right as the opening slot!  All you need to do is leave a comment with your most anticipated Fun Fun Fun Fest band, and we’ll pick our favorite and let you have 2 free tickets to Wednesday night’s show. Doors are at 9 PM, and for those just wanting to buy tickets they’re $14 at the door.  Contest ends Wednesday at 8 AM.


Download: Woods – I’m Not Gone [MP3]

Contest: Twin Shadow @ Mohawk (9/14)

As promised yesterday, we’ve got a sweet contest for you Twin Shadow fans who might have missed out on getting tickets to his now sold out dual Austin dates at the Mohawk.  Here’s some deets on the contest and how to enter.

Up for grabs: One lucky winner will receive a spot on the guest list with +1 so they can take a friend.  You’ll also be sent one of the brand new 7″ singles we mentioned yesterday that feature “Run my Heart” and new track “Get What You Want”.

How to enter: Since Twin Shadow is known for his badass man hair, leave a comment about what musician has the best all time crazy hair do.  We’ll pick the best entry!

Closing time: All entries must be received by Thursday at 3pm.

To be clear, this is for the show on September 14th (Friday) and not the Saturday show.  Please remember to leave a valid email in the blank so we can get in touch with you.  Rock on.

ATH Music Giveaway!!!

So, one of the perks of running a music site is you get tons of free stuff; I mean TONS.  But, another perk is that you get to hook up your readers too! Unfortunately, this contest is only for our Austin folks, so I can hand deliver it (I’m a cheap skate), but if you leave a comment below you could win tons of free stuff.  I’ll throw in advance copies of stuff from around the globe, not to mention stickers and other goodies, just as long as you promise to spread the word on our tiny little site; I might even throw in a free Literature LP to boot.  Leave a comment with your favorite band at the moment, and the one closest to my tastes wins the schwag. Contest ends Sunday night.

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