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Girls Rock Camp Austin: GIRLS ROCK THE PARISH
Thursday July 30th 2009, 12:30 pm
Filed under: Austin Music Events

Girls Rock Camp Austin Website

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When: Saturday, August 1, 2009
Doors open at noon, show starts at 1pm.
Where: The Parish, 214 East 6th Street

Checkout Austin’s newest all-original, all-girl bands at the Girls Rock Camp Austin showcases. Camp bands will show off what they’ve learned at camp and rock the house with original tunes. Saturday’s showcase will also feature a silent auction for autographed rock (more…)



About the Song: [The Sour Notes - "Never Mix, Never Worry"]
Monday July 27th 2009, 9:34 pm
Filed under: About the Song

The Sour Notes MySpace

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The Sour Notes – Never Mix, Never Worry

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Jared Paul Boulanger to Recycled Love Songs on the track “Never Mix, Never Worry”:

“I wrote this song along with the B-Side song (Rose Puzzles) about 2 months ago while watching the Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton film ‘Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolfe’… Alot of the lyrics, including the title of (NMNW) are about the main characters relationship in the film. (more…)



About the Song: [The Rocketboys - "Like Ice in Water"]
Sunday July 26th 2009, 7:14 pm
Filed under: About the Song

The Rocketboys MySpace

the rocketboys band picChris Phelps, ©2009

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The Rocketboys – Like Ice in Water

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Brandon Kinder to Recycled Love Songs on the track “Like Ice in Water“:

“This was the very first song we wrote for 20,000 Ghosts. I was having a lot of trouble writing any songs for the album–almost like writers block–there was nothing coming out that I felt good about.

One day while I was recording on someone else’s project at a studio I was worked at, I texted a local friend in Austin who is a (more…)



About the Song: [Bogie Ogreton - "No Good at Nothing"]
Thursday July 23rd 2009, 10:55 am
Filed under: About the Song

Bogie Ogreton MySpace

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Bogie Ogreton – No Good at Nothing

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Vanessa Jeanne Long to Recycled Love Songs on the track “No Good at Nothing“:

“I was sitting in that one position that’s completely derogatory towards Native Americans, on some sort of hideously awful matted red rug. He was a mime of sorts, the man that left it here I mean, and he had set up shop and shuffled out, long before we came to this space in (more…)



About the Song: [Electric Toy Danger - "Girl at War"]
Tuesday July 21st 2009, 1:43 am
Filed under: About the Song

Electric Toy Danger MySpace

electric toy danger©2008, Dandy As Lions Photography/Alyssa Peña-Sheffield. All Rights Reserved.

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Electric Toy Danger – Girl at War

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Matt Squires to Recycled Love Songs on the track “Girl at War” from their new EP Cut and Print:

“it’s centered around the way the narrator sees a girl. he knows her better than she knows herself, and he wants her to be authentic, and to stay innocent, and to value who she is. the frustration eventually comes pouring out in the chorus, where he is pleading that she save (more…)



Free Press “Summer Fest” – August 8-9th in Houston, Texas
Friday July 17th 2009, 9:54 am
Filed under: Austin Music Events

Free Press Summer Fest Website

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The Free Press Summer Fest is going on Saturday and Sunday, August 8th & 9th, from 12-10pm @ Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston, Texas. Get a one day pass for only $10, or a two-day for $16. This one isn’t in Austin, but it features some of our favorite Austinites and it’s well worth the trip! (How much are one-day’s for ACL again? $85?)

Buy your tickets for Summer Fest here now.

Headliners: Of Montreal, Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, Voxtrot, The Sword, Devin the Dude, The Octopus Project, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Prince Paul, Ume

See: Houston Summer Fest Full Lineup



About the Song: [Andrew Bryant - "Chicago Wind"]
Sunday July 12th 2009, 5:09 pm
Filed under: About the Song,Indie Music 2009

Andrew Bryant MySpace
Andrew Bryant Website

andrew bryant galilee album cover

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Andrew Bryant – Chicago Wind

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Andrew Bryant to Recycled Love Songs on the track “Chicago Wind” from the album Galilee:

“I married my wife 4 years ago and started touring and playing songs a couple years before that. The main theme of the song is about the stresses between being on the road while having a wife at home. As an artist, it’s often hard to balance the fulfillment of doing what you (more…)



Lo-Fi ’09
Friday July 10th 2009, 12:03 pm
Filed under: Environmental Issues,Indie Music 2009

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Lo-fi (Low Fidelity)= A term used to describe music in which the sound is of a lower quality than the usual standard. The qualities of lo-fi are usually achieved by either degrading the quality of the recorded audio, or using certain equipment.

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LO-FI! All the cool kids are doing it! With emo fashion in 70′s time warp (dare I say, 50′s?), it comes as no shock that lo-fi is the new black of indie music.

The mouse-clicking-nerd-at-his-computer-desk that remixes several good songs, into one good song, is now being overshadowed by the comeback of original songs and traditional instruments. Remember those?…acoustic guitars…snare drums. Yes, these instruments may still sit at the feet of the mouse-clicking-nerd-at-his-computer-desk *that also sings!*, but damn these little gems do sound good. (GarageBand, the Apple recording software that boasts the tag line “Musicians wanted: No experience necessary”, is used by Nathan Williams of WAVVES to record songs *see Spin’s “Hot New Band: Wavves”).I personally respect artists that play their own instruments, but I also like any song that sounds good regardless of how it was made.

The fact that lo-fi indie songs are gaining so much popularity over the past few months doesn’t baffle me. What has me scratching my head in a Homer doh!-like fashion, is the abundance of “THEY SUCK LIVE!” comments being spewed by Indienites all over YouTube vids and blog posts. It’s like saying “Dude, he sucks!” after watching a performance from the Chipmunk rapper. You know the guy… he’s been featured in popular radio rap hits like Akon’s-”Lonely”, and he just scored a hit role in the indie world with Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead”. Yes, he even sings in different languages! Does this high-pitched vibrato-voiced rodent ever sleep? He could sell out stadiums! That is, if he were a performer, and not a popular method of vocal distortion…

In a nutshell (pun-intended): Support the lo-fi band you like by purchasing their albums or going to their shows and having a sing along, but don’t expect their performance to “sound the same” live. Listening to lo-fi in the 2000′s is like getting a new shirt that looks like it’s from the thrift store: It feels a bit pretentious, but people are buying it (myself included).

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My Top 5 Fave Lo-Fi Songs at the Moment:

Best Coast – Sun Was High (So Was I)
Trailer Trash Tracys – Strangling Good Guys
Smith Westerns – Be My Girl
WAVVES – Friends Were Gone
The Mayfair Set – Desert Fun



A Weekend in Hollywood, Ya’ll
Tuesday July 07th 2009, 9:07 pm
Filed under: Concerts This Week

making memories…

hollywood bowl dcfc sold out (The only “con” of sitting up-close @ this amazing show was seeing just the tip top of the ‘works. See fan-made-DCFC-video to c-what-i-mean. For some sweet shots of the show, visit Under The Radar.)

…and remembering others.

michael jackson hollywood star memorial(Michael Jackson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame a week after his death. R.I.P.M.J.)

elliott smith memorial (Solutions Audio-Video Repair @ Sunset Boulevard where Elliott Smith was photographed for the Figure 8 album cover.)

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Patrick Wolf – Vulture