Mom Jeans on Slack Capital 2

Slack Capital 2 is a compilation of music by 27 of the greatest bands in Austin. All proceeds go to SafePlace, which provides support for victims of domestic and sexual violence. To make sure every one of these artists gets the attention they deserve, we’re unveiling one song per day.

Song of the day: Mom Jeans – “Dumb Dude”

Mom Jeans are legit one of the funniest bands in Austin, but lead singer Jenny Bruce is only half-playing with lines like “I saw you on Facebook, talking ’bout politics/ Why don’t you stick to what you’re good at, skateboard and doing tricks,” as she flips the script on men who try to limit the role and place of a woman. That ever-present sense of humor puts Mom Jeans in a position to say something real (and super timely) without coming across as preachy or overly earnest. Even more importantly, the song has an incessantly catchy groove (thanks to Ursula and James’ quirky rhythm section) and sing-a-long melody that makes you want to listen to it on repeat. Perhaps more so than any band in town, Mom Jeans’ combination of laid-back vibe, overt humor, and bone-deep intelligence sums up something about the best of Austin music that the word “weird” fails to quite capture. If you’ve been looking for a song to post when boys act stupid on the Internet, look no further. –Eric Braden

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Bill Ball 2 Is This Saturday + 7″ Release

billballIt’s that time of year folks…the time of year when Austin gets treated to the weird and the exhilarating…pretty much for the entirety of October…then it goes back to just being South Congress. This Saturday, Margin Walker is bring you Bill Ball 2 over at Sidewinder, and this line-up is pretty ridiculous: Big Bill, Deep Time, US Weekly, Basketball Shorts, Masculine Pain, Mom Jeans, Que Pasa and more…full details found HERE.

Plus…the show will also be a celebration of the new Big Bill 7″ featuring “Every City” and “Food Chain.” We’re putting it out via ATH Records, so if you can’t make it to the show, grab it HERE.

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New Years Eve Party @ Cheer Up Charlies

TicketBudBannerWell, you’ve only got a few days left before 2015 kicks into gear, so why not join us and our friends to really make your night a bang? We’re helping host a rad night of music and good times at Cheer Up Charlies with our friends at SOTO, OVRLD and No Play Music. There’s going to be tons of great bands: Mom Jeans, Sphynx, Sour Notes, Silk Rodeo, Grape St., Lowin and A Sinclair…so basically, you’ve got all the reasons right there! But…there will also be various other activities like a midnight balloon drop and free puppies. Party time starts at 7 PM, and it’s only $5!  You can guarantee entry by grabbing tickets HERE. Hope to see you out, and if not, have a safe night folks…we’ll all hang more in 2015.

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Show Preview: Big Bill @ Spiderhouse Ballroom (7/19)

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Date 7/19/13
Location Spiderhouse Ballroom
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 21+/$8 <21 @ Door

We were recently turned on to local band Big Bill so we deem it necessary to keep you informed on their shows and happenings around town.  Friday night the band have put together one hell of a lineup at Spider House Ballroom featuring more fun power, pop punk than you could possibly imagine.  The loaded lineup of course features our new boys Big Bill along with Mom Jeans, The Gone Begones, Basketball Shorts, and Penny Woolf.  We hear that the joint will be rocking with drink specials, hot chicks, and plenty of rock n roll to ease you into a fun filled weekend.  See ya there.

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Download: Big Bill – Free Dumb [MP3]