Show Preview: Hospitality @ Red 7 (2.17)


Date Monday, Februrary 17th
Location Red 7
Doors 9:00 PM
Tickets $14 at the Door

So you’re bummed that you didn’t get tickets to the Neutral Milk Hotel show? Well, you can do the next best thing by joining us to catch their label mates, Hospitality.  They’re new album, Trouble, got a lot of love from our girl Nicole, and while it takes on a darker tone, it still has the same infectious sensibility as their first effort.  My personal highlight though is catch Air Waves, open, who we haven’t heard from in some time, but I’m sure that their tour indicates things are about to change.  Austin’s own Modrag will begin the night, so raise your spirits by catching the “other” best show in town.


Download: Hospitality – Rockets and Jets [MP3]

Austin Spotlight: Young Tongue

YoungTonguePicYou want to do what!?!  Many bands in the past have decided at one time or another to take the leap and change their name after copyright issues, lack of hits on google search, etc.  Today we’ve been told that local hit makers The Baker Family are moving on from their old ways and officially going by Young Tongue.  I personally think the change is for the better, but of course I never would have told them that before today….  So the band begin their new adventure with a new single called “Cat Calls” which can be found below.  I’d call it a great, driving, indie rock number that certainly won’t let anyone forget about these guys after the rebranding.

Young Tongue will be celebrating the release of their new single at Red 7  on February 22nd.  More info here.


Download: Young Tongue – Cat Calls [MP3]

Contest: La Luz Ticket Giveaway w/ Pure Bathing Culture (1/27)

La-LuzOur friends at Hardly Art are helping us hook you up with a great deal that seems pretty awesome.  They’re willing to give away a pair of tickets to one of the most anticipated shows in town next week: La Luz with Pure Bathing Culture.  La Luz released It’s Alive last year via Hardly Art, and the group really built a strong name for themselves before encountering a little tragedy curbed their touring.  But, now they’ve got this incredible bill, which just got better when news was announced today that Austin’s She Sir would join the bill. All you have to do is leave us a comment with your favorite new jam of 2014. We’ll close the contest Friday at midnight, then contact the winners.  Show is at Red 7, and it starts at 9 PM.


Download: La Luz – Call Me In The Day [MP3]

Show Preview: The Besnard Lakes @ Red 7 (11.22)


Date Friday, November 22nd
Location Red 7
Doors 9:00 PM
Tickets $14 from Transmission

You’ll find a ton of shows in town on Friday, including the hipster-approved Miley Cyrus, I mean CHVRCHES, but here’s a show for those who are looking for something a little far left of the dial.  Canada’s Besnard Lakes are the headliners on the night, offering up their blend of indie meets psych meets folk meets jam.  Then you’ll have the band that I think cold steal the show, Elephant Stone.  They’re another Canadian act that have been on my list of reliable group’s for some time now; you should check out their most recent self-titled album.  And, as an added bonus, you get local opener, The Boxing Lesson.  So, if you’re not going to Cass McCombs, and you don’t like Miley Cyrus, then this is definitely going to be a good place to find yourself Friday night.


Download: The Besnard Lakes – People of the Sticks [MP3]

Show Preview: Mind Spiders @ Red 7 (11/15)


Date 11/15/13
Location Red 7
Doors 9pm
Tickets $7 @ Door

Incredible show going down tomorrow night at Red 7 with what might be the best bill in town for the evening.  Sure Of Montreal is playing across the street, but when you can rock out with Mind Spiders, Gentleman Rogues, and Broken Gold all in one evening, count me in.  Oh and did I mention it only costs $7?  That’s a bargain basement price for what is sure to be a show you won’t forget.  See you at Red 7.


Download: Mind Spiders – Make Make Make Make [MP3]

Show Preview: Nobunny @ Red 7 (11.4)


Date Monday, November 4th
Location Red 7
Doors 9 PM
Tickets $12 @ the Door

So you’re bummed you didn’t get to see the Nine Inch Nails taping, or you don’t feel like going all the way East to catch Cults? Well, the best option out of all of these is still going to be the Nobunny show at Red 7.  Nobunny’s just released Secret Songs, and he’ll be bringing his sweaty live show to our local haunt in hopes of encouraging a joyous riot.  He’ll also be joined by one of my absolute favorite local bands, Pharaohs, which pretty much guarantees that you’re night’s going to be super rad, regardless of what plans you had. Hope to see you there.


Download: Nobunny – I Am A Girlfriend [MP3]

Austin, The Return of Art Disaster!

ARTDISASTERNo16_october3rd_red7+holymountain (5)Every year as the city, and our visitors, gear up for ACL Fest, there’s something special that always spotlights the city’s talents, reminding us that we’ve got quite a bit of talent here in town.  Art Disaster has been going on for a few years, and we’re happy to be one of the sponsors for this event.  You’ll have two venues , Red 7 and Holy Mountain, offering great bands like Driver Friendly, Good Field and The Black and White Years, not to mention drinks and the cool people of A-town milling all about, including us! If you RSVP, you can get in to see the all the acts for a measly $3.  Pretty much no excuse for you guys since it’s cheap, and you already took off Friday for the festival.


Download: Good Field – Tell Me Ida [MP3]

Show Preview: Centro-Matic @ Red 7 (9/19)


Date 9/19/13
Location Red 7
Doors 9pm
Tickets $13 @ Red 7

What more could we possibly say on this website about the always underrated veteran rockers Centro-matic?  We have continually made it well known that we adore this band and any intelligent music fan should make it out to their shows when they play around town.  Thursday night at Red 7 is yet another opportunity to enjoy this always tight and energetic live show on the cheap (only $13!!).  Joining Will and crew on stage are Houstonians Buxton and local boys The Rite Flyers.


Download: Centro-matic – Flashes and Cables [MP3]



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