Tonight is the first of the many days of Free Week. We're here to help you get ready for the shows tonight. It's a Friday, gotta love that! Lots of good shows, let's get into it. Please feel free to let us know if you are going too!
The Great Nostalgic has been hailed as one of the local bands to watch in 2009 according to the Austin Chronicle. They are currently recording their debut album with producer Erik Wofford of Cacophony Recorders. The man has worked with The Black Angels, Explosions In The Sky, Zykos, and Octopus Project. Read an interview he did with Austin Sound last year.
Transmission Entertainment present Low Line Caller, Calm Blue Sea, Motel Aviv (formerly known as A.U.X.), and L.A.X.
Low Line Caller originally started off as an instrumental band. In 2007, they added vocalist Marc Ferrino of Black Before Red and they really started to grow as a band. They are an up-and-coming band here in Austin. I'm wouldn't really be surprised to hear them on the radio in the very near future. You catch watch their video for the song "Killing The Cool" here.
If you like instrumental rock, then the Calm Blue Sea is for you. Our friend Ana over at Austin Sound Check describes their self-titled debut as "only six songs, but clocks in at 46.5 minutes. Both of these things are completely standard and expected in the instrumental genre. What's fresh and unique to the Calm Blue Sea are the bold peaks and valleys of their songs. The piquant crescendos and decrescendos are hallmarks of skilled songwriting and composition. Most striking are the soft, ethereal piano choruses, bookended by driving guitar verses that hold your attention and simultaneously leave you wanting more".
Our friends at Party Ends describe The Always Already as "a trio of arty dance rock enthusiasts who bring the crowd equal parts post-punk and new wave". The guys are working on a new EP that should be out in February as well.