WHEN: Saturday, August 5
WHERE: The ABGB (1305 W. Oltorf)
An event created by a global community built on GRATITUDE and to celebrate the life of Adam Yauch through Music, Art and Community. Born in Brooklyn, and now 5 years on, coming to you, yours, and the ATX. The day’s mission is to bring “all lifestyles, sizes, shapes, and forms” together to: Honor the creative, tenacious spirit and life of Adam Yauch. Commemorate the accomplishments of the Beastie Boys through the true appreciation of community, art and music. Showcase the continuing influence of Yauch and the Beasties by sharing art & music from past and present. MCA Day is co-hosted by KUTX 98.9 and The Breaks with Confucius Jones and Fresh, the #1 hip-hop show in Austin, Texas!
With sets from:
DJ Confucius Jones
We’re excited to give you an exclusive preview of Brian Pounds’ new music video for “Rattlin’ My Bones”. It’s the lead-off song on his brand new album Southern Writer, available exclusively online at his website.
This take of “Rattlin’ My Bones” was filmed and recorded live at Blue Rock Studios in Wimberley, Texas as part of Brian’s larger effort to draw attention and pay respect to the musician’s creative process.
For just about any artist going forward, it’ll probably be necessary to have really good streaming numbers. But I’ve lived with it long enough, and I can no longer consciously be a part of the problem. The songs on this record took me years to write. They’re about my 10 years of driving through the night to get home from smoke filled bars. They’re about staying up all night to watch my daughter sleep the first night she was home. They’re about trying to understand the death of my best friend. They’re worth more to me than a click on a website.
– Brian Pounds
You can catch Brian Pounds playing more new music this Tuesday, July 31st at Saxon Pub. Grab your tix HERE!
At this point, Stephen Malkmus probably belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of indie rock. As a founding member of the seminal 90s alternative rock group Pavement, Malkmus’ witty, often satirical lyrics left a lasting smirk on the faces of a generation of young people turning away from pop radio. Now, nearly 30 years after that band’s break out album, Malkmus released the 7th album with his new band The Jicks, Sparkle Hard. The new songs stay true to the wit and candor of his earlier days but strip back the rock formula for a more an even more direct approach to some today’s hot-button issues while allowing more room for sonic experimentation. He stopped by Studio 1A with his guitar and played us a few songs from the new album before hitting The Mohawk. Check it out in the player below!
For Israel Nash, moving to Central Texas 10 years ago was more than a chance to take advantage of Austin’s booming music scene, in addition to providing the perfect setting to raise a family it was a chance to reimagine his sound and reinvent his creative process. This meant building a custom studio on his Dripping Springs ranch and inviting the Austin music scene over to his place to jam. The studio, Plum Creek Sound, serves as Nash’s laboratory and allowed him to experiment with everything from old recording equipment to “found” sounds on his new album, Lifted. The album is the spiritual successor to his previous album, Rain Plans, but uses his new studio and new friends to full effect. The songs are bigger, more expansive and Nash’s grasp on 70s rock aesthetic is even more dialed in than before. Israel Nash and his band stopped by Studio 1a before playing an album release show at Scoot Inn. Scroll down to listen to the session and follow the links to learn more about Israel Nash and his new album, Lifted.
7/27 @ Scoot Inn
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