Contest! Win a Pair of Tickets to See Crocodiles @ Empire Room (10.31)

CrocodilesSo you’re not really the Halloween sort, or maybe you are.  What we do know is that you need to enjoy rock n’ roll in some manner, otherwise it wouldn’t the crazy night we all expect! We’ve got a deal for you; you can win a pair of tickets to see Crocodiles at Empire Room…FREE.  The band comes in town to support their recent Crimes of Passion LP, and they’ll be joined by Royal Bangs and local act Growl.  It seems perfect if you’re looking for last minute plans to come together.  All you have to do is leave a comment telling us what you’ll be for Halloween, or what you hope people don’t wear as a costume.  Either way, you have the best idea, you have a free pair of tickets.  If you want to go the traditional way, you can grab tickets from Knuckle Rumbler, who’s helping us with this contest (thanks Aaron).


Download: Crocodiles – Cockroach [MP3]

Contest ends at Noon on Thursday!

Show Preview: Shapes Have Fangs @ Ghost Room (2/10)

Date 2/10/11
Location Ghost Room
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

With a bit of a slow week in the music scene in Austin, it’s a perfect time to get your butt out there and check out some of that local music you’ve been meaning to see.  Thursday night is a great option for such endeavors with a headlining show at The Ghost Room by Shapes Have Fangs.  Joining the band on stage are fellow up and coming and hot locals Rayon Beach, The Daze, and Eets Feats.  Also in store is a photo booth by Birds Barbershop and a free drink for the first 100 people through the door provided courtesy of Waterloo Ice House.  Fellow sponsors and friends for the event are Republic of Austin, Knuckle Rumbler, and Red River Noise.  I highly doubt you’ve got anything better to do on a Thursday night.  Seriously.


Download: Shapes Have Fangs – Rattle and Confuse Me [MP3]

First Friday Frolic @ Club de Ville (2/4)

Date 2/4/11
Location Club de Ville
Doors 5pm
Tickets $3 @ Door

That Adi and his crazy mind have another sweet show/party planned for Club de Ville during happy hour times on Friday.  This time the event is curated by our friends Knuckle Rumbler and features music by Not in the Face!, recent ATH favorite Crooks, and DJ uLOVEi.  You can also enjoy free snacks from Tacos & Tequila plus all you can drink soda from Waialua Soda Works.  Stick around after things wrap up for the late show by The Hi-Tones, Megafauna, and Battlemen.  Dig.


Download: Crooks – Downtown [MP3]

Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt @ Emo’s (8/19)

Date 8/19/10
Location Emos
Doors 9pm
Tickets $8 @ Ticketweb

When are these Knuckle Rumbler kids not putting on some sick party these days?  Seems like they’ve always got the hot ticket in town.  Thursday night is no different at Emo’s with a dance party like no other featuring Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, The Diamonds, Sphynx, and DJ tunes by Hot Britches side project Wolf Teeth.  I’d recommend that anyone looking for a party to make it out for this one.


Download: Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt – Ride Friend Ship [MP3]

World Cup Watch Party @ The ND (7/11)

Date 7/11/10
Location The ND
Doors 10:30am
Tickets Free!!

We here at ATH had such a knock out time at our USA World Cup watch party, we decided to team up once again with our friends Knuckle Rumbler for a World Cup Finals watching party.  The event will yet again be going down at The ND with doors opening at 10:30am and game coverage beginning at 12:30(actual game is at 1:30pm).  We’ve got our usual 30ft HD projection screen as well as halftime music provided by DJ Orion and Hot Dogs provided by Frank.  You can also expect some crazy surprises from our fellow sponsors Ultra8201, Recspec, Luminaria Media, and From the Mind of Adi.  ¡Vamos españa!

USA vs. Ghana World Cup Party @ ND (6/26)

Date 6/26/10
Location ND
Doors Noon
Tickets FREE

Ladies and gents, we here at ATH are huge music fans of course, but we’re also huge soccer fans as well.  That being said, we’ve joined forces with amigos Knuckle Rumbler and Do512 to put on a little watching party Saturday at The ND (formerly the Independent).  Here’s what KR has to say about the event:

USA! USA!  Got World Cup fever and don’t want to have to scramble for the one good seat up close to the TV at the sports bar?  Don’t want to go to the sports bar, period?  Come get down with us at ND and enjoy 100% All-American World Cup action on our 30′ HD projection screen with surround sound so real you’ll want to fake an injury, grab your shin, and roll on the ground.  Comfy theater-style seating on the floor level, plus a balcony view.  Did we mention the screen was big?  Really, really big.  Big like America, people.  Look for America-themed drink specials at the bar, plus Austin Town Hall will be kicking a soundtrack featuring kickass American music about, well, America.

More information can be found on Do512.  See ya there!

Massive Release @ Encore (5/7)

Date 5/7/10
Location Encore
Doors 8pm
Tickets $10 @ Quiet Company

So those Knuckle Rumbler kids are at it again with a show Friday night at Encore along with co-sponsors Paper Thin Media and Simple Shoes.  The lineup really is a whose who of up and coming Austin talent featuring Quiet Company, The Rokcetboys, The Black and White Years, The Murdocks, Stereo is a Lie, and The Eastern Sea.  The event will also celebrate the release of Quiet Company’s new EP and The Rocketboys vinyl release with free drinks to the first 100 guests.  They’ve also got some sweet VIP packages you can read more about over on the KR website.  You gotta know we’ll be there.


Download: Quiet Company – How Do You Do It [MP3]

Announcing The ATH Day Party!

We are finally pleased to announce our very own day party during the SXSW music festival week.  We’re also happy to announce that our friends Knuckle Rumbler will be jumping on to help promote along with sponsors Bird’s Barbershop Dominican Joes Coffee, Taco Cabana, and college radio station KTSW.  Free coffee!  Free Tacos!  Beer specials coming soon.  Deets:

Date/Time: (3/18) – Doors @ 11am/music @ noon

Price: Free with RSVP @

Lineup: The Loom(Brooklyn, NY), Crayon Fields(Melbourne, AU), Let’s Wrestle(London, ENG), Lovely Feathers(Montreal, CA), Dappled Cities(Sydney, AU), Surf City(New Zealand).

It’s no doubt an international affair.  Feel free download our fancy poster below and share it with everyone you know.  Start gettin’ those RSVPs in now! Early arrival is strongly recommended as RSVPs do not guarantee entry.  More info. about our showcasing bands to come soon.  For now, try a search on the site to find yourself some MP3s and album reviews.

Click here to download the full-size show poster.

Digital Love @ The Independent (2/12)


Date 2/12/10
Location The Independent
Doors 9pm
Tickets $10 @ Door

Knuckle Rumbler are at it again this Friday with a party going down at The Independent in Austin.  This time headliners SPEAK bring the noise along with Missions, Love at 20 (former Clap Clap members), and DJ sets in between sets by DJ Markus with a K.  Of course other special goodies will be planed, which you can read about over on the KR site.  It’s just too much to fit in this tiny little space.  We’ve also got the latest single from SPEAK for you below called “Carrie (Mindfull)”.


Download: Speak – Carrie (Mindfull) [MP3]

Adi Fest @ Beauty Bar (2/5)


Date 2/5/10
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 8pm
Tickets $5 with RSVP

Our good friends Knuckle Rumbler are throwing down on a party tonight at Beauty Bar called Adi Fest.  Who is this Adi person you say?  Well he’s one of the most widely known music journalists in town currently working for the Austinist.  As always with a KR event, expect great things like an Alison Narro photo booth, DJ Prince Klassen spinning in bewteen sets, and of course the complimentary beverages that start at 8pm and end when the free booze is gone.  Music for the night is all tribute bands and includes Stonefree Experience (Jimi Hendrix), Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ Top), and Magnifico (Queen).  This is definitely the place to be on Friday night.  RSVP at Do512 for $5 entry.

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