ATX Spotlight: New Single From The Villas

3f6e6135-d24f-4d63-b579-c334ace310f2I’ve been talking about Austin based The Villas since what seems like our very beginnings oh so long ago.  With that said, you should definitely expect me to share new tunes from the band immediately after I receive them.  Such is the case today with this brand new single “Julie”.  It seems like a more grown up sounds from the band as they’ve gone a little bit more subdued and progressive with their take on the pop genre.  Yet another great song from one of our most promising local bands.

Stay tuned as we get more information about the band’s upcoming release.

Weekend Show Preview: 5.1/2

Hotel VegasI don’t know about you, but the weekend really started for the ATH crew sometime around Wednesday, as this week has already graced us with some rad shows. If you were too lame to make it out the past two nights, never fear, our city never fails to give us some music to see. Find your weekend show preview and some hype-up tunes to get you ready after the jump.

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Weekend Show Preview: 1.9/10

SlowAs Free Week comes to a close this weekend, we hope that you’ve already gotten out and about support the locals ’round these parts, but if you haven’t, you still have time to layer up and brave the arctic tundra to enjoy living in the raddest city for live music and don’t forget to buy some merch from your favorite and do your part. There are of course tons of other shows out there that are yours for the taking, but here are our weekend highlights after the jump. Have a great weekend and drive safe!

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Weekend Show Preview: 12.12-14

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It’s that time of week again that we all know and love… its end! Here’s a list of all the shows you could and should be attending this Friday through Sunday. Enjoy the fact that you live in a city that not only has killer live tunes always, and that it never really gets too cold for you to go out and enjoy them. A lot of these shows, as per usual,  include some of the great local bands currently crushing it, so find someone you haven’t seen yet and cross ’em off your list.

Friday (12.12)

Ringo Deathstarr, S U R V I V E, Indian Jewelry, Missions, Hola Beach, Ruby Fray @ The Mohawk // 8pm //Tickets 

Knifight, My Education, Young Mammals, Smoking White @ Holy Mountain // 8:30pm // More info

Jess Williamson, Dark West, Ryan Sambol, Migration of Wolves @ Cheer Up Charlies // 9:00pm // More info

Saturday (12.13)

Riverboat Gamblers, Ume, Red Animal War, Ghost Knife, J. Charles and the Trainrobbers, Broken Gold, Gentlemen Rogues @ Red 7 // 9:00pm // Tickets

Hot Chip (DJ set), Museum of Love (DJ set), Learning Secrets @ Ironwood Hall // 9:00pm// Tickets 

Sunday (12.14)

Sweet Sick Teen X-mas Show @ Hotel Vegas // 7:00pm // More info

Show Review: Conor Oberst @ Stubbs (9/20)

IMG_2947-2Conor Oberst takes a moment to stop in and say hello to his Austin fans and the reception and crowd participation (though, maybe not encouraged) screamed at me something I’ve been denying from my first intimate moments with his music in a dark bedroom on a lonely, suburban street; Conor Oberst is a household name. No, he is not on the front cover of EW from time to time promoting himself.  Yes, he still thinks of himself as an independent musician, pumping his heart through his quill with only the purely artistic need to express himself and his feelings.  Maybe, though, after so much time, twenty-one years, of painting musical landscapes in which his poetry can frolic, we have all chosen him as a member of our family.  Follow the jump for more.

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Austin Weekend Spotlight: The Non-X Games Exclusive

austinMan.  The festivals and large events in this town never cease, and while I appreciate that, I’m a bit sick and tired of it all.  Are you in the same boat? Perhaps you want to carefully venture downtown and catch some live music?  You’re lucky, as the local bands are bringing you some great line-ups all over the map this weekend.  Here’s  a quick look at where you can go. Read more

New Music From The Strange Boys

Somehow we missed out on this new tune “Me And You” from one of our favorite Austin bands The Strange Boys.  The tune is set to appear on the new album Live Music due out October 25th on Rough Trade Records.  I’m sure you’ll want to pick this one up as it’s likely to be on of the better Austin albums out this year.

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Download: The Strange Boys – Me And You [MP3]