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Watch: T. Hardy Morris “Audition Tapes”

You might recognize Hardy Morris for his role in Dead Confederate or Diamond Rugs, but the guy has his own solo thing going as well, and it’s pretty damn good. He has been releasing a series of videos leading up to the release of his debut solo Audition Tapes and has just released the video for the title track. Working with Austin local Transistor Six, Morris set out to capture the youthful spirit of the track while enlisting one of Austin’s youngest rock bands Residual Kid as participating actors in the video. Shot on Super 8 vintage film and cameras, it’s a vision of the current that feels like something from the past.

 

 

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Warpaint ‘Love Is To Die’ Teaser Video

Patiently the fans of Warpaint have been waiting, including this guy, and soon we will have new works from the lovely ladies. It’s just a teaser video, but whatever we can get our hands on now, we’ll take it!

 

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Pixies 2013 Tour Dates + “Andro Queen” Video

The reunion that just keeps on giving, seems to have Frank Black resigning from his solo career and dedicating himself to continuing on as a Pixie. The band just released a slew of tour dates that puts them on the road until well into 2014 where you will find them playing the Music Hall in Austin early March. Why the continue to play one of the worst venues in town consistently, I do not understand. I also don’t understand why they feel that they should make new Pixies tunes. But, for those of you interested, the band has a video for “Andro Queen”, a song that lacks any of energy or creativity that landmarked the band in their early career.

You might also notice that there is a slight change in the band lineup…a Kim for a Kim.

 

And here are the tour dates (some notable support): Read more

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Watch: Palma Violets “Rattlesnake Highway”

If this video is of any indication how a Palma Violets live show really is, I’m down for checking these guys out. Nice combination of live footage and some religious snake handlers video.

 

The band hits the U.S. for a few dates here in a few days:

OCTOBER
Tues 8th Philadelphia, PA @ Boot And Saddle
Weds 9th New York City, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat 12th Mexico @ Corona Capital Festival
Mon 14th Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
Tues 15th Vancouver, Canada @ Venue
Weds 16th Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Fri 18th Berkeley, CA @ UC Berkeley
Sat 19th Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey
Sun 20th San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival

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Video: T. Hardy Morris “OK Corral” Places In Peril Series

T. Hardy Morris which many of you might know as front-man for the Athen’s band Dead Confederate, or possibly as a player in the group Diamond Rugs, is set to release his first solo record on July 30th. In prep, Morris is releasing a series of videos leading up to the release, giving the listeners an early in to some of the tracks on the album. The series is mostly filmed live and acoustic, which is a bit of stray from the album. Choosing to bring attention to the Georgia’s Trust’s Places in Peril while filming the videos, Morris opts for a less conventional approach revealing his upcoming work, while shifting attention to what one believes to be a subject that Morris leans towards. Either way, the release Audition Tapes is eagerly anticipated on this end.

 

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The Bright Light Social Hour Records “Wendy Davis”

Members from Austin’s The Bright Light Social Hour were in attendance at the historic SB5 protest and were so inspired that they wrote a song titled “Wendy Davis”. And they made a video…

“Last night we found ourselves at the SB5 protest at the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin. After the vote went through we ran home, wrote and recorded this song and made the video with footage we took on our phones. La lucha sigue y’all.”

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Leak #2…

Not long after the folks over at Fun Fun Fun Fest leaked their first handful of artists from the 2013 lineup, comes another hilarious video revealing a handful more bands. I would list the bands for you, but the video is so great, I’m going to make you watch it…

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 Lineup Leak 2 from funfunfunfestival on Vimeo.

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Watch: T. Hardy Morris Perform “Lucky” (Live At Traveler’s Rest – Places In Peril)

Dead Confederate front-man Hardy Morris is prepping to release his debut solo LP on Dangerbird Records July 30th, titled Audition Tapes. Fans of Dead Confederate seeking something similar in the vein of their bombastic guitar driven rock should be aware that Morris is exploring his Americana/Folk side of his songwriting talents, and doing it quite well. Going by T. Hardy Morris for his solo career, Morris shows a side of himself that seems worlds away from his southern grunge background, but at the heart of it, is it really?

Check out Morris performing “Lucky” (Live at Travler’s Rest – Places In Peril)

 

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Watch: The National’s “Sea Of Love”

The National’s highly anticipated upcoming release Trouble Will Find Me is out proper on May 21st and the first video from the recording just set loose earlier this week titled “Sea Of Love”. Who doesn’t like kids that play air guitar?

 

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Watch: Dead Confederate’s “Vacations”

Speaking of favorite albums of the year so far, Dead Confederate return to revive rock-n-roll with their third full-length effort titled In The Marrow. A well focused, driven, powerhouse of a rock record, Dead Confederate pick up where they left off, in fine fashion. The first official video for “Vacations” has just been released and if this captures your idea of a vacation, then you truly should be a Dead Confederate fan.

 

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Watch: Cave Singers Live Performance on KEXP

I haven’t taken in as many albums this year as I have in the past, but out of the ones that I have taken in, The Cave Singers Naomi is one of the more compelling, moving, and inspiring bulks of songs that reached these ears. I’ve always enjoyed the band, but they have taken their unique sound, which seemed limited at first, to a whole new level. You can see a recording of the band performing several of these songs live on KEXP.

 

 

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Pick: Refused

Is it just me or does it feel as if the folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest put together a festival that is catering to my own wants and desires? Taking a look at the schedule this year it’s mind boggling how many bands from earlier decades that are dear to my musical heart are bunched up with current favorites who are blazing new grounds for bands of the future.

Sometimes you just want to get your hardcore punk on, and this is going to be a great opportunity to do so. The Swedish 90′s band recently reunited (despite claims that it would never happen), earlier this year, much to the delight of their fan base. Several festivals later, Refused are poised to headline this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest on Saturday night, and promise to be one of the most talked about shows of this year’s festival. Apologies to any band that might be up against these guys in the lineup.

It’s gonna be intense..

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Itch Pick: BOO! Divine Fits At Stubbs Halloween

So all you fools that like to get dressed up and play crazy or spooky, Divine Fits has a costume contest that might land you $500. Take it from me, skip the 6th street insanity and take in a rock show.  A rock show featuring Divine Fits at Stubbs. There will be a Dracula Costume Contest and the winner will receive $500 cash.

We’re calling it “Divine Fits’ Fiesta de Vampiros”. We’re encouraging fans to wear their best Dracula costume because the band is hosting a Dracula Costume Contest and will choose a winner prior to their performance. The winner will receive $500 CASH!

Lots of Halloween themed things happening during the show, including drink specials, so get your Booo on at Stubb’s. Sixth Street sucks….

 

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Pick: Public Image LTD.

Is it just me or does it feel as if the folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest put together a festival that is catering to my own wants and desires? Taking a look at the schedule this year it’s mind boggling how many bands from earlier decades that are dear to my musical heart are bunched up with current favorites who are blazing new grounds for bands of the future.

Quite honestly the only reason that I want to check out this band is because of that old fart in the photo..John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten). The guy was in The Sex Pistols and is one of the mouthiest, cockiest guys in the business and I can’t wait to see what might come out of his mouth. Forming Public Image LTD after the demise of The Sex Pistols, Lydon launched what many claim to be the post-punk era. Of course there are a handful of songs that Public Image LTD put out that I jammed back in the day, and while I’m not sure that I want to relive that chapter in my life, maybe hearing these songs once again will remind me of a time when I wasn’t as jaded about music as I’ve come to be later in life. Maybe there is hope in the form of a mouthy Brit.

Public Image LTD. play Orange Stage Sat 7:50 p.m.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Pick: Superchunk

Is it just me or does it feel as if the folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest put together a festival that is catering to my own wants and desires? Taking a look at the schedule this year it’s mind boggling how many bands from earlier decades that are dear to my musical heart are bunched up with current favorites who are blazing new grounds for bands of the future.

I’m starting with a band from the 90′s that probably didn’t get the recognition that they deserved back then, but still have managed to continue to put out solid recordings and stay relevant in a scene that sees little longevity. Superchunk formed in 1989, put out their first record in 1990 and 20 years later their latest release.  My personal musical relationship was secured in the mid 90′s with Foolish held strong through 2001′s Here’s To Shutting Up. Two decades of putting out quality records, it’s difficult to think that they are going to be able to play everyone’s, much less my own favorites.

Superchunk play the Orange Stage Friday @ 6:50 p.m.

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