Welcome Home Monk Parker

d6c9f0de-991e-448a-8ece-723319c91707Many locals around these parts venture off to greener pastures at some point in their career and Monk Parker is no different.  Having moved off to NYC a while back with his band The Low Lows, Parker is back home here in Austin after his band’s breakup.  From the ashes of his now defunct band, comes an entire LP of solo material recorded at his family farm just outside of ATX.  As a preview of the upcoming album, new single “Sadly Yes” has just been released.  To me, it’s in the vein of alt country, similar to fellow locals like Will Johnson as a solo musician or with his projectSouth San Gabriel.  Very majestic and beautiful.  Welcome back.

New album, How the Spark Loves the Tinder, is due out on August 28th via Bronze Rat.

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Show Preview: The Rumble @ Beerland (5/18)

Date 5/18/11
Location Beerland
Doors 9pm
Tickets FREE!!

It’s that time again for another Rumble in Austin at Beerland on Wednesday night.  This time we’ve got some great local acts in the form of ATH fave She Sir, Holy Wave, and The Low Lows.  As always the event is totally free and features some of the best talent we have to offer in our little town.  We also here that attendees will be treated to some awesome beer specials featuring PBR.  Be there or be square.

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Download: She Sir – Golden Ways [MP3]

Brothers & Sisters @ Scoot Inn (9/4)


Date 9/4/09
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

Friday night at Scoot Inn is a great place to stop by if you’re looking for some great local upstart acts.  The Lineup includes some of our more recent local favorites Brothers & Sisters, The Low Lows, Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5, and The Sideshow Tragedy.  Can’t get much better than that!

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Download: Brothers & Sisters – The Air Is Getting Thicker [MP3]

Fruit Bats @ Mohawk (9/2)


Date 9/2/09
Location Mohawk
Doors 9pm
Tickets $12 @ Door

We really dig that new Fruit Bats record so we are of course excited for their stop in town Wednesday night at Mohawk.  Fellow Sub Pop and ATH fave Death Vessel will provide main support with locals The Low Lows starting things off.  Best show of the week?  Damn this song is really good…

[audio: https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/fruitbats-myunusualfriend.mp3]

Download: Fruit Bats – My Unusual Friend [MP3]

Pretty & Nice @ Emo’s 4/30

prettyandniceWe interviewed Pretty & Nice last week to preview this show, but we thought we’d shoot you a reminder about it in case you forgot.  The band’s show is going down at Emo’s on Thursday night with Oh No Oh My, The Low Lows and LA Snacks joining in for support.  Show starts at 10pm.  Tickets are sold only at the door.  Check out some music from Pretty & Nice on their myspace page or read our old review of their 2008 album Get Young.