Show Preview: Wednesday in Austin – Growl, Lunar Gold, Nic Armstrong

austin_mainMidweek Show? Why not. There’ s a bunch on the bill this week…some local, some travelers. Hotel Vegas has Growl and Que Pasa, but I’d also like to point out that Winter is coming in from Cali…and that band was incredible during SXSW (Show starts at 10). Or, you can head on out over to Spiderhouse for a slew of great acts…Sailor Poon, Lunar Gold, Bloody Knives; it’s a night of great local acts that you should already have on your radar (Show starts at 7). Also, those of you looking for something a little different might want to see Nic Armstrong and the Thieves doing their thing at Hole in the Wall (Show starts at (9:30).  I’ll toss out some jams below to give you some insight as to where you might want to go tomorrow night.

Winter: 

Lunar Gold:

Nic Armstrong:

Austin Spotlight: Weekend Show Suggestions

austinLooks like we’re in for a nice weekend, weather-wise, so that makes things perfect for a venture out to some of our great local venues to catch a show, or maybe even two. There’s lots of good shows this weekend, most of which are featuring local bands we adore. Take a look, a listen, and pick a show to hit up this weekend.  Hopefully we’ll see see you there.

Friday, March 28th:

A Giant Dog, Roky Moon and Bolt, Daniel Francis Doyle – Hotel Vegas – 9 PM – $5

Moistboyz (Dean of Ween), Meat Puppets – Mohawk – 8 PM – $15

Nic Armstrong & the Thieves, For Her & the Snow – Lamberts – 9:30 – $8

Saturday, March 29th:

Spray Paint, Nazi Gold, Empty Markes, Massageinist, Slash & Spread – Hotel Vegas – $5

Roger Sellers, Hikes, Chipper Jones – Holy Mountain – 9 PM

TonTons, Speak, Good Field, Casual Strangers, Slomo Drag – Scoot Inn – $10

Show Preview: Smith Westerns, Yuck @ Emos (2/7)

Date Monday, Feb 7th
Location Emos
Doors 900p
Tickets $12 @ the Door

This is possibly the hottest ticket we’ll see in town until SXSW ladies and gentlemen.   Smith Westerns have just released their latest album, Dye It Blonde, to great fanfare, including this very site.  They’re young and they’re sure to bring energy to their glam meets indie rock sensibility.  Then you include Yuck, a band that’s going to have an absolutely huge year one their album hits the States.  It’s one of the main reasons I’m so excited to hear guitars all over the world this year, and am scaling back on the dance beats.  So, you have two amazing young bands, but you also get Nic Armstrong, a Brit who resides in Austin, who’s been doing this for quite some time, so we know the guy can hold his own.  Pretty sure you need to be here folks. You won’t want to miss this for the world.

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Download: Yuck – Georgia [MP3]


The Happen-Ins @ Scoot Inn (3/12)

Date 3/12/10
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 900p
Tickets Cheap? @ Door

A fairly new band in the Austin scene, The Happen-Ins, will be celebrating the release of their debut LP at Scoot Inn on Friday.  The lineup is filled out by some solid local talent and includes Nic Armstrong, A Giant Dog, and The Ripe.  This should be a great chance for you out of towners in for SXSW to see some of the best up and coming talent Austin has to offer.

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Download: The Happen-Ins – Just the Way it Always Was [MP3]

Nic Armstrong @ The Ghost Room (1/12)

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Date Tuesday, January 12th
Location The Ghost Room
Doors 10:00p
Tickets ???

British singer, and now Austin resident, Nic Amrstrong will be starting his month long residency at new Austin venue The Ghost Room.  This will give you a great chance to check out one of the great voices in Austin, as well as getting a glimpse/feel of the new venue, which is said to offer a $5 Pearl Beer and Jack Daniels shot special.   For those of you unfamiliar with Nic, here’s a sample of his music to encourage you to make it out.

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Download: Nic Armstrong – The Finishing Touch [MP3]