this is american music and captains dead present two parties at sxsw

wowza! i havent seen too many of the other lineups out there, but me thinks, and of course i am biased, you’d be hard pressed to find a better couple shows to check out while y’all are galavanting around sxsw. so with out further adieu here are the lineups to the two shows. also thanks to the sponsors, listed below, who helped make this possible. most of the bands can be found via this american music, if not their respective websites have been linked to. wednesday’s party, btw, has free torchy’s tacos!

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free record alert: the district attorney's waiting on the calm down + more

you wanna get people’s collective mouths salivating for more? umm, make an ep as strong as athen’s the district attorney’s waiting on the calm down, give it away for free, then announce you got a full length coming out on 4.24. said record entitled, slowburner, is coming out on captains dead’s bff’s label, this is american music. oh, and theyre also playing the this is american music/captains dead sxsw tuesday kickoff party at hole in the wall.

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the best of paul stanley: people let me get this off my chest

i posted this about two years ago, and apparently people still love it. so im just going to go ahead and repost it just in case you missed it the first time around. it is truly comedy gold. not sure if y’all heard but musician chris reimer who worked with chad vangaalen in women and a bunch of other canadian acts, passed away today. according to his site, which is now a tribute to him, this was one of his favorite thing, and maybe it could be one of yours too… rip, chris.

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dust radio: a film about chris whitley – final 9 days of funding

apologies for bringing this up again, but they are in their final 9 days and need only about 10k to reach their goal of 55k. this is something pretty close to my heart. so, i just want to help as much as i can and if posting one more time about does any good, then well im going to do it. click here for the kickstarter site. give if you can, or maybe tell your friends. xoxo me

strand of oaks "spacestations"

Shaking Through: Strand of Oaks from Weathervane Music on Vimeo.

in my opinion, which i am sure isnt worth much, timothy showalter and his strand of oaks is one of the bands that could help transform and shape the musical landscape over the next 5-10 years. i already think he’s in the process, but again thats just me. the guy is a such a huge talent that it pains me that there arent more people listening to him. or maybe there are, and i just dont know about? either way here is recording something new entitled “spacestations” for the site shaking through, which i have never heard of, but seems pretty awesome.

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