TODAY THE MOON, TOMORROW THE SUN (Atlanta, GA) + THE SOUR NOTES + THE COUCH - The Mohawk - 9/16
Atlanta's Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun return to Austin after their successful SXSW debut in support of their album "We Were Wild" (Grey Day Records). Touring their circuit full time since 2009, they've honed their energetic electro-pop-rock live show into a contagious and captivating performance sure to get even the stiffest crowd moving, resulting in a dedicated following.
Local favorites The Couch (members of Frank Smith, The Calm Blue Sea) grace the stage after a short break in order to wrap up their eagerly awaited debut full length LP due later this year. Hosts, The Sour Notes, return to The Mohawk after a successful summer tour in support of their LP 'Last Looks' now out on vinyl. They finish up their follow up album 'Do What May' this fall, which features a single 'Two Hands Wait' released on a split 7-inch record with local favorites Marmalakes earlier in 2012. The music kicks off at 11pm inside The Mohawk following a Brother Ali performance outside. All ages, $6.
Lean, due out July 10th on Primary Records, is the new six song EP from Brooklyn-based quintet In One Wind - a concise musical statement that evokes the feeling of an intense gravitational see-saw. The selections on Lean are tied together by their shared narrative; the movement between each character attracted or repelled by one another.
The first single, "Oh, Brad" has already received attention and praise from from blogs including yvynyl and The 405. In One Wind will be playing at Cheer Up Charlie's as part of their first national US tour this summer!
Shortwave Party is a new Austin band that uses the following colorful description to describe its music: âIf Florence Welch had illegitimate children with both Johnny Marr and Julian Casablancas, and those two kids committed incest and that monster started a bandâ¦â The group has been honing its live show playing with Bobby Jealousy, Shivery Shakes , One Hundred Flowers, and Dikes of Holland. A self-released 7-inch is due out this summer. You can catch them live Saturday night, July 28th at Frank with Slash Future and headliner A Sky Jet Black.
Nick "Buenos" Diaz has been writing and recording songs in NYC and San Francisco over the past decade and has finally landed back home in Texas ... Austin that is ... with his new band The Junco Bros. Check out this teaser video of what the project's about and what they were up to this past summer ... a residency every Monday in July at Bohemeo's, studio time recording their new EP at Beebe Gunn Studios, a live performance on 90.1 KPFT in Houston... stay tuned for more soon!
In the world of music, we tend to split production value into two categories: slick and big-budgeted or charmingly cheap and lo-fi (unless itâs just terrible). The new video for âKeroseneâ by Language Room manages to be slick and visually captivating while costing nearly nothing to make.
The concept, cooked up by director Wes Evans and Language Room vocalist Todd Sapio, contrasts day and night while melding the two together using a split screen. Armed with little monetary resource, the treatment evolved up until the very moment of shooting as planning progressed and limitations discovered. According to Sapio, the original plan was to have the band sit on the couch for six hours to create a video-long time lapse, but it was decided that it would be brutal on the bandâs collective attention span and that Sean (the drummer) especially âwould have had an aneurysm thirty minutes in.â
The video was filmed on Sapioâs father-in-lawâs ranch in Rockdale, TX in the middle of summer, which turns out is not the most pleasant time to take twenty people camping or film during the day. Thank goodness for generators and port-o-potties to make the experience smooth and relatively sanitary. In the end, the only costs incurred were gas money and a stash of groceries to feed and slightly intoxicate the adventurous and cooperative cast for the weekend.
Language Room is Todd Sapio (vocals, guitar), Scott Graham (lead guitar, vocals), Matt Graham (bass, vocals), and Sean Hill (drums). They are based in Austin, TX. Video credit goes to Wes Evans (Director) and Shannon Cook (Production).
Poi Dog Pondering will be wrapping up a fall mini-tour with three nights at The Continental Club in their old Austin stomping grounds!
The band is on the road in celebration of Live at Metro Chicago, a 4CD set and accompanying DVD that document a two-night retrospective concert (featuring the original Austin-based line-up the first night and the current Windy City incarnation on the second) at the legendary Chicago venue.
Check out PDP's Website for more show info and link to tickets.
BUENOS DIAZ, COMING AT YA FROM AUSTIN, TX VIA HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, NEW YORK, AND SAN FRANCISCO ... THIS ROOTS ROCK & ROLL GROUP BRINGS A BRAND OF BLUES AND SOUL TO THE RED EYED FLY MONDAY NOVEMBER 19TH @ 11 PM ... NO COVER ... AND NO FRILLS ... JUST LIKE THE 2 PIECE DRUM SET THAT BACKS UP THE BAND IT'S SIMPLE AND TO THE POINT. BEER, LIVE MUSIC, AND GIRLS ... BE SURE TO STOP BY AND ENJOY A LISTEN!
This album is probably too late to make or break any of your âTop of 2012â lists, but that is not what it is meant to do.
The vibrant and kaleidoscopic indie-folk album âCompanyâ from Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andy Burrows will find a warm place in your soul - that feeling of returning to your hometown for the holidays and walking through the worn doors of the âold spotâ; knowing that theres no catching up, just carrying on where you left off; and there very well may not be enough drink in the place for all the glasses youâll raise. And at the end of the night, a âsee ya laterâ with a warm embrace and a pat-on-the-back means more than any âgood-byâ.
Drawing parallels to indie folk predecessors Elliot Smith and Badly Drawn Boy, Andyâs plaintive mid-range and falsetto vocals enliven tender and nostalgic lyrics, amidst layers of cinematically arranged orchestral elements; all of which is briskly framed by acoustic guitar strums, banjo plucking, and nuanced rhythms.
Check out the swaggering bluesy guitar-driven track 'Keep On Moving On' with a bombastic machine gun electric guitar solo ripped straight from the arsenals of Nels Cline or Stephen Malkmus
The Reynolds Number is proud to announce the release of their latest album on Saturday April 6th, 2013 @ Stubb's Austin Texas, with very special guests Miranda Dodson, The Lonely Hunter & Little Brave.
Doors at 9pm | Show starts @ 9:15pm
Tickets are on sale now @ Frontgate Tickets
You can also try and win tickets @ Do512.com
More ticket giveaways will be announced soon!
Go to thereynoldsnumber.com for a free download of their latest single.
Since emerging in 2009, CLOUDEATER has quickly established a strong presence in the Atlanta music scene, opening for acts such as Flying Lotus, Little Dragon, N.E.R.D. and Metronomy. With their debut LP, Sun and Sidearm, the 5-piece ensemble laid the groundwork for a signature genre colliding sound and with the forthcoming follow up, mixed by Prefuse 73, CLOUDEATER makes a quantum leap towards a singular sonic universe. Citing influences such as Radiohead, The Flaming Lips, and Nine Inch Nails, their music draws from an organic live rock core while melding electronic elements and stirring vocals. The overall result is progressive yet warmly familiar, slating CLOUDEATER as one of the most intriguing new bands to check for in 2013.
Most bands that succeed beyond the local level eventually do so with the aid of a manager. What does this person do, aside from collect a healthy cut of the money? We interviewed 2 NYC managers and 1 publicist with different experiences in the local scene to help us understand. by Paolo De Gregorio - read the article.
Protect Your Band's Name!
the name is what you are selling
The reputation and recognition of an artist's music is built around the artist's professional name, which is what consumers use to identify the artists they enjoy. Therefore, an individual artist or group pursuing a career in the music industry should take the necessary steps to protect his, her or its professional name. by Christopher R. Chase, Esq. - read the article.
College Radios Promotion
what can they do for your band?
In this day and age, we should be thankful that college radio still exists. While commercial frequencies pump the same boring playlists into every city, college radio provides unique, local voices to the airwaves and internet. - read the article by Liz Schroeter here .
Career Survival Guide
it's not just about the music
A music carreer IS all about surviving - at least in the early stages. This survival guide will help you think of different ways to keep your focus on building your brand and creating a path for success. If you think of yourself as your own small business, then the following information can become your personal marketing plan. - read on. - courtesy of BMI.
1. Recording: Home vs Studio
the question is: can YOU do it?
Indie producer/musician Bruce Kaphan(R.E.M., David Byrne, Red House Painters, American Music Club) analyzes pros and cons of recording the DIY way - r ead the article.
2. Choosing a Recording Studio
pick carefully + things to consider
What do you need to look for in a recording studio? In this article you'll find all the advice you need about equipment, engineers, rooms, rates, and ways of approaching the recording experience. by Paolo De Gregorio - rea d the article.
3. Planning Recordings
be prepared, have a budget
Steven Alvarado, a NYC studio manager provides precious advice on how to approach the recording of your CD. "When you enter the studio, have a plan. Map out what you want to accomplish each day so that you have a realistic idea of how much time you will need to complete your project. It's best to be as prepared as possible."by pdg - rea d the article.
4. Do You Need a Producer?
and: don't waste studio time!
Making a recording is a tangle of pragmatism, technology, alchemy and faith. As is the case with any creative venture, you cannot know what you'll get for your efforts until you go through the process; it's always a gamble. Having a plan and a budget can be really useful.by B. Kaphan - rea d the article.
5. Drums in the Studio
performance and recording tips
Drummers shouldn't miss this article! 4 Top NYC producers answer our questions on how to perform, hit, and tune the drums in recording situation. And... is your drummer tight and can he/she play to the click? by Paolo De Gregorio - read the article.
6. Ten Tips For Recording Guitars
from the pick to the amp
Recording guitars, although easy at first can be a challenge when you really want to achieve a great sound. Here are some helpful tips to improve your guitar recording chops. - by Shane O'Connor - read the article.
7. Recording Vocals
not as easy as you might think
Recording vocals might not seem alike the most challenging task when producing a CD, but this delicate and crucial process often ends up being quite draining and taking longer than expected - by Paolo De Gregorio - read the article.
8. Do You Need Mastering?
what it is and why it is!
Mastering is a process that not many emerging musicians are fully familiar with. One of the most succesfull NYC mastering engineer tells us all about this "secret" art.- by Paolo De Gregorio - read the article.