While tons of shows went on Saturday night, those in the know made their way over to Holy Mountain to catch Protomartyr. The evening started out slow, attendance-wise, but filled up by the time middle act, Xetas, took to the stage. I can’t say a bad thing about any of the acts on the night, but read on for some brief thoughts, and photos by B. Gray. Read more
Chaos in Tejas and Transmission are bringing some incredible bands into town this week, and we’ve got yet another chance for you to win a pair of tickets. Under Color of Official Right is one of the most rewarding listens this year, and the group dominated the SXSW post-hype machine with several great performances. You’ll get a chance to see the band perform in a fairly intimate setting over at Holy Mountain, supported by two incredible local acts: Xetas and Simple Circuit. Just because you love Protomartyr doesn’t mean you can’t get there early to catch these two remarkable bands too.
It’s the midway point in the year for all intents and purposes, so leave your Favorite Album of 2014 (so far) and I’ll pick a winner that most closely aligns with our tastes. Contest ends Thursday at Noon.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Scum-Rise.mp3]
Download: Protomartyr – Scum, Rise! [MP3]