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Holiday Mountain

Well-Being for Women Showcase, 1/18/14, Spiderhouse Ballroom

In honor of women everywhere, Austin's Deli Magazine has put together a showcase to celebrate female fronted bands! It's also a chance to raise awareness about issues affecting the women and youth in our city.

Not only will Grace London, Tameca Jones, Serafia, Megafauna, Holiday Mountain and The Love Leighs be playing but Totally Cool Totally Art will be selling teen made art. 50% of the art sale proceeds will go to Allies Against Slavery and 50% will go to the student artists themselves. Come support a good cause!


Spider House Ballroom, 6pm-close, 1/18/14

$10.00/door (includes a FREE Meditation CD!)

$2.00 Lonestar Pints



Sponsored by do512.

Partnered with The Recording Conservatory of Austin, Carla DeSantis Black of MEOWCon, Outlander Productions, The Good Music Club, and GENaustin - Girls Empowerment Network.

Live music recording provided by Amandatory Records.

Music Video Sneak Peek - Week 2 by The Gents, Release and Watch Party TMW, 9/12/13 @ The North Door

A little bit country, a little bit rock a roll, and sometimes a little bit Vampire Weekend meets The Band, The Gents cover most of Austin’s most sought after musical genres. With three of four members being songwriters, their recently released EP has a charmingly eclectic sound. Their obvious respect for one another’s musicianship creates beautiful cohesion among the diversity, some sweet vocal harmonies and a super cool blend of musical influences.

Check out this sneak peak at their music video, in which a certain band member may or may not be hopping around uncomfortably on some stilts. Then see them tomorrow at The North Door with Holiday Mountain for their Music Video Release and Watch Party presented by Covert Curiosity. —Written by Jodi Lang 


SIP SIP Releases Party Record, Saturday 9/7/13 @ Scoot Inn

Blasting horns. Glitchy keyboards. Group shouting. Changing tempos. Dance beats! And that’s just the first song from SIP SIP’s debut EP, Party Record. The song, appropriately titled “Check This Shit Out” is a call to action. Like a mix between a James Bond theme and the music blaring from the speakers in Need For Speed, you just know you have to hear the rest.

Throughout these seven songs, you’ll find the perfect moment to bob your head and jam your shoulder into the guy next to you. If your shoes aren’t sticky with spilled beer, you aren’t listening to SIP SIP in the right place. Billing themselves as "America’s Party Band", I think the moniker suits them. Rappers and singers filter in and out of songs like people wandering in and out of a party.

My favorites appear later in the disc. "Rippin’ in the Kitchen" has the kind of anticipatory build I appreciate. Hypnotic toms kick it off and are quickly joined by some noodling horns. After a quick verse and a chorus, it becomes the best jam song of the year. "Summer School" is catchy and repetitive in all the right ways with alternating verses from a series of rappers. The sparse, perfectly timed drums match exactly with your pulse. The perfect comedown from a great high.

Pick up SIP SIP’s EP on Saturday, September 7 at The Historic Scoot Inn. And in the meantime, you can click on the premier streaming link for their song "You're So White" here. At Scoot Inn they are playing with other high energy bands including: Corduroi, SPEAK, Flavor Raid, SubKulture Patriots and Holiday Mountain. This is one party you don’t want to miss. -Written by Josh Denslow 

Mother Merey & the Black Dirt Release Down to the River @ Antone's 5/29/13

Merey Kimbrough of Mother Merey and the Black Dirt has a vocal style so unabashed it would make Bessie Smith proud. Combine that with the group's foot stomping energy and this band delivers a solid bluesy folk sound like no other. Last week they were the perfectly placed opener for The Builders and the Butchers at The Buzz Mill's Jamboree. Amid the hatchet tossing, jerky making and flapjack eating, there was Mother Merey and the Black Dirt, bringing down the rain with their glorious down home raucous. On May 29th they'll be releasing their album, Down to the River, at Antone's alongside Holiday Mountain, Whiskey Shivers and Old Gray Mule. -- Written by Charise Sowells


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