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Bob Schneider: Lovely Creatures

…just popping in here to say that Bob Schneider (pictured above doing his best Billy Crudup) will be releasing his new album Lovely Creatures now-ish. Today.


Austin Music Blogaround

Not to get too meta on you, but we spent the morning having a quick look around at some of Austin’s finer music blogs, and here’s what we found:

First of all, several sharp people are letting you know about ACL afterparties, among them the incomparable Austin Eavesdropper, The Peen Scene(extensive!), and Mr. Michael Barnes at Austin 360. Check ‘em out.

Covert Curiosity picked up our considerable slack and reported recently on the local Austin bands headed to CMJ: “Local bands who will make the trip to represent Austin include The Frontier Brothers, Pompeii, Reckless Kelly,Ringo Deathstarr, Suzanna Choffel, My Education, Bird Peterson, The Great Nostalgic, Moth!Fight!, Corto Maltese, Billy Harvey, Wolfgang Gartner,Loxsly, Alpha Rev, The Story Of, Ume, VEGA, and The Black & White Years.” (You’ll have to link to CC and scroll down for the full post.)

Ultra8201 posted up the full upcoming ACL TV schedule, which will include local luminaries like Okkervil River, Band of Heathens, Steve Earle, and some singer/songwriter dude named ‘Willie Nelson’.

Mr. TwoGroove was busy this past week putting together the Rob Dickinson show at Mixx, but also found time to post about the Texas band Johnny’s Body.

Side One Track One put up music from the new Monument to No One(released 9/23) and also from The White White Lights.

There is more! There is more! But we have to generate our own, too! Have a look around; link link; the rivers run high.



While We Slept: Octopus Project, The Mercers, Lions

Every once in a while a couple of things slip through the cracks here…Monday morning seems a good time to rectify that situation.

So: Peek-A-Boo is reissuing the first two Octopus Project records,Identification Parade and One Ten Hundred Thousand Million; those guys are studio-ensconced at the moment and working on the next one. Up above (below our favorite sleeping German punk) is the Mercers’ live set from KUT. And your hometown big game band Lions will in the upcoming issue of Spin…and speaking of Spin, more to come soon on the Local Music is Sexy show.



Monument to No One CD Release Party 9/26

Monument to No One offers a piercing, psychedelic space rock counterbalanced with ambient mysticism and gritty grunge chops. Heavily influenced by the mid-90’s space rock of Hum and Failure, Monument To No One combines the psychedelic guitar arrangements reminiscent of the early Smashing Pumpkins with the edgy melodic grooves of grunge-era arena rock. Self-titled CD is now available. CD release show is Saturday 9/26/09 @ Trailer Space Records in Austin, TX. Knights (7pm), Falcon Buddies (8pm), MTNO (9pm). Free. BYOB.

(This post came ambling over from The Deli Austin’s Open Blog - post your band’s entries, videos, and Mp3s here.)


Get Out & Get Yer HAAM Today!

It’s HAAM Benefit Day today, which means shows all over town featuring some of the best Austin has to offer…Pinetop Perkins, Suzanna Choffel, Charanga Cakewalk, Bob Schneider, Toni Price, and many, many more…in fact, it all started already (6 AM at Whole Foods with Kevin Welch) and it goes until midnight. So get out, see some excellent music, and support the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Full schedule here.


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