Saturday was busy. A couple of smaller shows were happening with ATH favorites playing at Holy Mountain and The Mohawk‘s inside stage. Matt Pond PAbrought along Matrimony in the former and Superhumanoids played the latter. It was nice of them to ask locals Tiger Waves and Orthy to join in, respectively.
I wore comfortable shoes (fashion faux pas flip-flops actually), grabbed the little camera, brought along the wife, alerted the friends and proceeded to mosey between venues on the Red River corridor. Join me for a little photo journey, won’t you?
Lots of shows are going down this weekend in Austin, but my most highly anticipated show has got to be Matt Pond PA stopping into town at Holy Mountain. Having been a fan of the band for such a long time, I’ve personally been looking forward to another chance to catch the band in the live setting for a long time. To make things even better this lineup is loaded with North Carolinians Matrimony and local favorites Tiger Waves. Come join the ATH crew for a solid evening of tunes.
Download: Matt Pond PA – Starting [MP3]
There’s a small little “blog” community in Austin, and we’re happy to be part of it; it also means we’ve got to support the other people involved, like John Laird of Side One Track One, who celebrates his 30th year of life with great music for you at Holy Mountain. You’ll get to hear LA Snacks, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, The Sour Notes, Space Camp Death Squad and Miss Manners, with the first band kicking things off at 9 PM. It’ll only cost you $5 to get in and support the bands, plus there will be drink specials and free cupcakes (while they last). Come out and support the locals and celebrate birthdays!
Download: Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Visions [MP3]
Went out for some politicking and a little live music.
Topics: “The scene”, New Orleans, Google Fiber, flip flops, Cyndi Lauper, food trailers, camera.
Bands: Versis, Troller, Pure X
Head past the break for grabs from big little buddy (the new to me camera) and notes…
This is one of those shows you felt bad for when you looked at the other shows going on in town. I mean, you’re going against Father John Misty, and possibly Redman/Method Man? But, in my mind, this was a much better show than any of those offerings, with local band Orthy and rising star Ski Lodge kicking the night off for Chad Valley.
Read on for thoughts and photos!
Sorry for our tardiness on this post, but we felt it warranted despite the late notice. This evening a great show is going down at new favorite venue Holy Mountain featuring the likes of Chad Valley, Ski Lodge, and local up and comers Orthy. I see the headliner as being enough to spend on this cheap show so the above average undercard makes it a must do. That is if you don’t have to work on Wednesday… Maybe even if you do.
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Hey there Austin. Just a heads up, you have no business calling yourself an Austin music fan if you’re not going to this show on Saturday night. For starters, there’s four of our favorite bands, and we like to think we have good tastes, so that’s important. Second, both Frank Smith and the Preservation will be releasing their albums that night, and I’ve even raved about the new Frank Smith record HERE. Also, you get to check out some other up-and-comers who’ve been receiving a lot of our attention in East Cameron Folkcore and Growl. It’s cheap; booze at Hold Mountain is cheap; people are friendly. Don’t miss this opportunity.
Download: Frank Smith – Chewing Glass [MP3]
So it’s been said already that the festival has wrapped up and we’re all trying to recover as best we can back at work Monday. It was a fun and exhausting week full of incredible music, tons of booze, and many an old friend. We’re each taking a look back at our week in free live music with some recaps and now it’s my turn. Follow the jump for more.
Got another big batch of pics for you, this time from the show we helped out with over at Holy Mountain.
Pretty random lineup, Grape St. shimmied their way in first and put down another solid set of jams with some schtick and banter. Residual Kid played above their age group again; I think these kids should consider quitting their day jobs. Finally, The Calm Blue Sea gently took things by the scruff of the neck only to slap us around a little with their wall of sound.
I’ll talk briefly and share pics after the break.
We wanted to put more coverage towards the locals this year and our friend Glen Brown was going to be at the Red Bull Sound Select show at Holy Mountain earlier this week. He offered up some thoughts and shots, so we were like “yeah, do that” and he was like “OK, I will” and we were like “that’s gnarly”. So we have a little love for Gentlemen Rogues, The Sour Notes, Not In The Face and Ume.
Click through for Glen’s notes and plenty of pics. I should have gone. You should have gone. We should have gone.