Austin’s SMiiLE have been on our radar for some time; we ran their album, Like a Diamond in the Rough, You Shine almost a year ago to this day. And here they are unleashing a new single unto the world, with a video to boot. All will be celebrated over at 2822 Salado St, with things kicking off around 8 PM. This new single still has the group’s ability to charm with infectious melodies, but there’s a little bit more grit, or punch here…illustrating the band’s growth in the short time they’ve been around. Come celebrate the band and their new single tonight, as they head out on tour to spread their positive vibes across the US. Oh, and our dear friends the Millbrook Estates will open, as will Marmalakes, so be there early. We have more news on Marmalakes, but we’ll save that for another day…we’re here to celebrate SMiiLE.
Thursday means the weekend is almost here, which means your body can handle hitting up a show, grabbing a drink and testing your body’s limits to get up for work on Friday. So…here’s two shows that I definitely feel should be on your radar this evening: Lochness Mobsters tour kick off and LVL Up, Whirr. I’m going to hit up both of these gigs…but here’s a little info to help you pick. Lochness Mobsters are the late-night stars, closing out over at Hotel Vegas. Taking off Friday? Spend your evening with us over here rocking the only way we know how. Looking for an early show with a traveling band? The line-up at Mohawk with Whirr, LVL Up, Basement is killer, but doors are at 6:30, so you can get your rock on, and still make it home in time to sleep off a few Lone Stars. Sample some tunes from my personal highlights below.