Gimme 5 – Wild Moccasins

After the great many successes of my Gimme 5 playlist feature, I thought it was nigh time we feature a Texas based artists on this thing. Imagine my luck, Houston based band Wild Moccasins are coming through town on January 17th at Stubbs Jr. and they were feeling the idea. Zahira Gutierrez, who fronts the band, chose five songs which truly inspire her and bring her joy as she creates her own music. To see what she came up with, hit the post for words, songs, and videos.

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Belle and Sebastian Ticket Giveaway!!!

Belle & SebastianThis Friday is one of my favorite days of the year guys. It’s Belle and Sebastian Day!!! Well, not nationally, but personally.  The Glaswegian band has long been one of my favorite all time bands, which was reaffirmed with their latest release, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance.  They’ll be bringing their wonderful version of pop music to the stage this Friday at ACL Live Moody Theatre…and we’ve got one pair of tickets to giveaway to a lucky winner. Trust me, you’ll want to see Stuart dancing all upon the stage…plus Wild Moccasins will be opening, so you win.  Try to win below, but if you want guaranteed tickets, but them HERE.

In order to win, leave a comment with your favorite Belle and Sebastian song or album (if you say Storytelling you’re not winning!). We’ll select a winner by Thursday at Noon, and you’ll be notified of your pair of tickets.

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ATX Show Spotlight: Pick a Show, Any Show

Austin-skyline-_9359-copyThursday’s pretty packed with local gigs to get you out of your doldrums and partake in some music.  As it stands, I see three rad shows you could attend…so why waste time.

Hotel Vegas has our favorites Grape St, slanging catchy garage rock, joined by their friends Booher and Idle de’Classe as the opening acts. This show is built for rock n’ roll fans.

Cheer Up Charlies has the Taft album release. There’s some heavy-hitters opening, with Sweet Spirit, Lomelda and Isaiah the Mosaic opening the night’s festivities.  If you go, pick up Taft’s new album.

Holy Mountain has a show hosted by our archenemies and friends from Side One Track One. John always puts together a good line-up (which is why I hate him); he’s got Ton Tons, Wild Moccasins and Tele Novella, so you get your creative pop mix here.

Sample some songs from Grape St, Taft and Tele Novella.

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Contest: !!! @ Red 7 (7/24)

!!!Monday is a great day for another contest to provide some excitement as you begin your work week.  Today we have a couple of tickets available to see now veteran dance pop band !!! at Red 7 on Thursday night.  As usual, we will pick one lucky winner to get their name on the guest list with a +1 for a friend/significant other.  To enter, leave a creative comment about why you should win and we’ll pick a winner on Wednesday.  Please be sure to leave a valid email address so we can get in touch with you.

Don’t forget that up and comers Wild Moccasins will be on the stage as well with Austin local Sally Crewe opening things up.

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Download: !!! – Intensify [MP3]

New Music From Wild Moccasins

Local act Wild Moccasins just dropped a new LP entitled Skin Collision Past on the music world last week.  The record is a solid effort from the up and coming band and should be on your radar if it isn’t already.  Below is the opening track from the band’s new release.  Enjoy.

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Download: Wild Moccasins – Skin Collision Past [MP3]

KVRX Benefit @ Victory Grill 4/23

kvrx_pledge_drive_benefit_poster-1-1We’ll be making our first return to Victory Grill since our SXSW showcase on Thursday night for the KVRX Pledge Drive Benefit Concert.  The UT radio station is keeping it local with Austin bands Heartstring Stranglers, Breakfast Club Crew, Sohns, Wine & Revolution, Wild Moccasins, and DJ Car Stereo (Wars) all joining in for the nights events.  A suggested $7 donation will be taken at the door which includes free BBQ and beer while supplies last.  Things kick off around 8pm.

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Download: Wild Moccasins – Fruit Tea [MP3]