Austin Show Spotlight: Young Tongue Single Release @ Red 7 (2/22)

IMG_6338Everyone in Austin should be really excited about the incredible release show lined up for Austin’s Young Tongue.  They were known previously as The Baker Family, but they opted for a name change as they felt the new name better suited the music they’ve been creating in the last few years.  They’re celebrating the release of their incredible new single “Cat Calls,” which comes with three other incredible new songs; pick it up HERE. But, in case you’re not familiar with the act, the show also features The Del-Vipers, Hikes and Residual Kid, so it’s a pretty solid line-up all around.  The show is only going to cost you $6, which is a steal for all the incredible talent that’ll be gracing the stage. Be sure to show up early and catch all the groups, and clap really loud when you hear this awesome new single.

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Download: Young Tongue – Cat Calls [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.

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Download: Young Tongue – Cat Calls [MP3]

Show Preview: Cruiserweight @ Mohawk (12/13)

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Date 12/13/13
Location Mohawk
Doors 7pm
Tickets $12 @ Que App

Defunct Austin band Cruiserweight broke up back in 2010 so it’s odd to see their name headlining a show at Mohawk on Friday night.  After a bit of research, I don’t see much information about the show so I assume it’s just a one and done type of thing.  The lineup is of course loaded with other local talent and Cruiserweight spin offs including Residual Kid, The Baker Family, Other Lovers, and Adam and the Bullshark.  I was somewhat of a closet fan of Cruiserweight back in the day and I think I’ll fork over the measly door price to reminisce.  For so many bands on the bill, including an old Austin vet, I recommend you do the same.

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Download: Cruiserweight – Balboa [Mp3]

Show Preview: Mr. Gnome @ Stubbs (11/15)

Date 11/15/12
Location Stubbs
Doors 9pm
Tickets $10 @ Frontgate

Mr. Gnome is a great up and coming band that I caught during SXSW last year, and I can honestly say that they can fully deliver in the live setting.  Those looking to get a good show in before the craziness of this weekend ensues should head on down to the indoor stage at Stubbs on Thursday to see this rocking good band live.  Local upstarts The Baker Family will be more than adequate in providing your opening support for the evening.  You’ll enjoy it.

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Download: Mr. Gnome – The Way [MP3]

Show Preview: Mr. Gnome @ Emo’s (12/7)

Date 12/7/11
Location Emos
Doors 9pm
Tickets $8 @ Ticketweb

A band I’ve really taken a liking to this year, Mr. Gnome, are making a stop into town this evening for one of the final shows ever at Emo’s.  Providing support for the evening is The Baker Family.  I personally can’t make it to the show so I’m hoping someone can report back and let us know how it goes.

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Download: Mr. Gnome – Bit of Tongue [MP3]