Let’s get this out of the way. No, I did not get to shoot Day for Night from the photo pit. In fact, my “media” approval amounted to a discounted 3-day wristband. It was disappointing, if I am to be honest; I was truly looking forward to shooting this year. The organizers saw it differently. I guess one day we’ll have to relent and buy fake followers on social media as an insurance policy.
Alas, the hotel was bought and paid for already, so off I went to make the most. Saturday, I left the camera behind as there was confusion, too much of it, about camera policies, etc. Turns out, I had a great time wandering aimlessly through the cavernous space, spending much of my time in the art installations, occasionally paying attention to the stages. I had no schedule and stumbled into people, sometimes standing in the crowd only to look to my right and realize a friend had been right next to me for a half an hour. Sunday, I mounted the trusty 55/1.8 to the a9 and revisited the installations and took in way more music.
The art ruled the weekend – I went to an art show and caught some bands. Pop through and read about highs and lows and discoveries and disappointments…
It’s finally here! By this time tomorrow we here at ATH will be headingout to Sherwood Forest, swords and shields in hand, ready to fest. Ever since the lineup was announced for the inaugural Sound on Sound Festival, we have been eagerly awaiting to descend upon Austin’s newest excuse to invite a ton of great bands to our town and enjoy all that these lovely folks have put together for us. To help you out, I put together a little guide to help you fest your best. Read on for my ‘tips’ or else be labeled a KNAVE.
Since the announcement of founding fathers Graham Williams and James Moody breaking off from Transmission Entertainment to start their company Margin Walker, we’ve all been awaiting the lineup and location for their new festival Sound on Sound. Well the wait is over today, and I’ve gotta say, this thing is super impressive with how fast they put it together. We of course love Beach House, Descendents, Wild Nothing, METZ, etc. etc. etc. I’m personally crapping my pants for Thursday! Just like Fun Fest use to deliver, this lineup gives a little something for everyone to enjoy and rivals all other festival lineups in town. Full lineup is attached on poster or via Sound on Sound’s website.
As far as location goes, Sound on Sound will take place at Sherwood Forest Faire just East of Austin in McDade, Texas.
Two night sold out stand at The Mohawk, I went to the first night. I entertained the thought of coming back for the second. Phantogram is so good. Seriously, they stepped it up in every way from the last time I saw them, a show that I absolutely loved.
Giraffage had opening duty. I had camera duty. Everyone else was on dance duty…
I’m not one to repost music that’s been everywhere and back again on the internet, but I just can’t resist this one from Phantogram. Enjoy much? It’s a jam that no one could resist really. Take this into your weekend and you can thank me later, k?
It’s an electronic-indie fans dream Wednesday night at Mohawk. The show features huge bands in the genre Phantogram and Reptar so you’re late night electronica pop wet dreams are coming true. If I wasn’t still majorly hungover from the Fun Fest dust storm, I’d totally be there.
I’m sure many of you heard this new jam from Phantogram over on that poop site P4K, but it’s too good to pass up so I’m posting it up anyway. The song is called “Don’t Move” and will appear on a new album from the group entitled Nightlife due out November 1st on old school Barsuk Records. I think it goes without saying that this new jam will be appearing on the set list for the next ATH DJ set.
I’m sure some of you people may think we’re totally crazy for talking about going to shows this week with most sane folks planning to take it easy until the big blowout this weekend. I however feel like it wouldn’t be Austin without 24/7 music and fun! Those who agree should head to a show at Mohawk on Tuesday night by Phantogram. Joining them on the stage to provided opening support is Ohio band Josiah Wolf.
Daytrotter just keeps on trucking this week with another awesome live set by New York band Phantogram. The duo give us 3 tracks from their recent LP Eyelid Movies and throw in this unreleased gem “Make a Fist”. It’s got a nice little beat behind it. Check out the full set now.