Gimme 5 ACL: Corbu

unnamedAs we get ready for ACL this weekend, team ATH has been trying to find new ideas for providing coverage for this year’s festival in unique and exciting ways. An idea was given to me recently to have a group highlight some of their favorite bands on the bill by way of a 5 song playlist. I jumped at the idea and asked New York City based outfit Corbu to be our very first playlist band. Maybe you’ll find something you like or rediscover an oldie that you forgot about. Check out the band’s words and playlist after the jump.

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ATX Popfest Playlist – Show Saturday @Cheer Up Charlies

11895936_10207422291186088_4494044377145704198_nWe’re really excited to be part of the first ATX Popfest, trying to encourage love and adoration for our favorite local pop bands. The event features 10 of the best pop bands in Austin, and it’ll be going from 7 – Close over at Cheer Up Charlies. I figured the whole world might not be aware of our scene, so why not create a little playlist to get you hip to what we’ll be throwing down on Saturday.  Two notes, Polio Club have been battling Soundcloud, and have chosen instead to only stream their music via Tidal, so you can buy their excellent tape HERE.  Also, Literature is not officially playing, but members past and present will be playing in Tres Oui, and we’re hoping Nate will DJ late into the evening…playing indiepop hits.

First Annual Austin Record Label Flea Market

10479400_783936648390606_8423787667357574879_oThis Saturday is the First Annual Austin Record Label Flea Market; it’s at Mohawk, starting at 5 PM.  Entry is free, all ages welcome, and there will be 28 local Austin labels selling their wares, including some rare out-of-print pieces from a few of them.  There will be a great show following at 9 PM, which is also free. I’m one of the people responsible for this event, along with my friend Marcus at Transmission and Dan at Punctum Records.  So, with that in mind…here’s a few ideas on why I wanted to put this together…including a playlist with a sample from all the labels that are on Soundcloud. 

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Monthly Playlist & Soundcloud Widget

547158_384539068233239_1618786069_nAs you can see by the attached photo, your friendly ATH crew has been hard at work recently trying to make your website experience even better than before.  After hours spent in the ATH labs, we created a fancy Soundcloud widget over there on the sidebar which allows us to share with you our recent playlists.  We think it’s pretty sweet.  To celebrate this momentous occasion, we cranked out a new playlist today featuring some of our favorite tunes from the last few weeks.  Feel free to jam out in the Soundcloud app, stream/shuffle on Soundcloud.com, or give it a go as you browse through our recent reviews or fancy photos.  As always, feedback is welcome.  Party on Wayne.

Top 100 Songs of the Year

Top Song 14The more lists we run, the more the numbers seem made up, especially considering we run about 30 songs a week. So, we just organized a list of our favorite 100 songs, all being equal, no numbers involved. But, for those of you who want a listening experience, we created a playlist with all the available tracks Also, we each picked two songs to highlight for you, so you know where we’re coming from. If you’re looking to find out which release a particular song comes from, we put those in bold following each song.  Just jam this list today.  Read more

ATH 8/14 – Finishing Summer

SummerIt was a busy summer, especially August. I hit both coasts, traveling to Boston and San Francisco. There were some great shows, plenty of jams and we post so much stuff that every once in a while we need to take a look back. I figured since everyone will be taking advantage of a last day before the world really settles into the fall groove, I would combine a few of my faves posted recently into a playlist for you.

Fire up that app, plug in and space out. Dance hits, psych, punky jammy goodness, it’s all here and it was all posted in August.

Thanks for reading, we love you. Have a good day.

No Bummer Summer Playlist 2013

We’re officially in summer mode here at ATH, and though we realize not everyone has the summer months off like we teachers (sorry, photo guy), we also think everyone could use some summer music for your weekend getaways.  For that reason, we’ve thrown together a “No Bummer Summer” playlist to help you make it through these long, hot summer days.  Enjoy it as you sit by the pool, do some day drinking, or take the boat out on Travis.  

Follow the jump and press play to get random with ATH.

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ATH & SXSW: Spotify Playlist

logoIt’s hard to believe, but SXSW is officially upon us in a couple of weeks and we’re here to try and keep you as informed as we can until then.  An easy way for us to do that is with a handy dandy playlist over on Spotify featuring some of the bands we think you should pay attention to during the week.  Sure the playlist has a ton of songs, but you can skip the ones you don’t like right?  If you think we missed something big, you’re free to let us know in the comments section.  We’ll be bringing you some artist spotlights real soon.


 

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