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August 2014
Dead Native
"Dead Native

Dead Native's self-titled sophomore album has an overall cosmic feel starting with the cover but building through out in the sound. The band blends echoing elements of psych rock, shoegaze, mototik, and pop. There is also a blues under current, but it is toned down from their 2013 debut, Keep It Strange". The adventure on the new album builds through out the tracks, but the most effective cosmic track has to be "Traveling". The 9 minute epic space journey seems built to put anyone into orbit. It is followed up by the one of the heavier tracks, "Clean Kill", that trudges through muddy fields of throbbing guitars. The album closes with an anthemic flourish with "Respite" with all instruments soaring to a close. This may or may not be a concept album, but it does truly feel like a complete listen that was meant to be played track by track. Dead Native's new album will be released on Sept. 2nd.

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Well-Being for Women Showcase, 1/18/14, Spiderhouse Ballroom

In honor of women everywhere, Austin's Deli Magazine has put together a showcase to celebrate female fronted bands! It's also a chance to raise awareness about issues affecting the women and youth in our city.

Not only will Grace London, Tameca Jones, Serafia, Megafauna, Holiday Mountain and The Love Leighs be playing but Totally Cool Totally Art will be selling teen made art. 50% of the art sale proceeds will go to Allies Against Slavery and 50% will go to the student artists themselves. Come support a good cause!


Spider House Ballroom, 6pm-close, 1/18/14

$10.00/door (includes a FREE Meditation CD!)

$2.00 Lonestar Pints



Sponsored by do512.

Partnered with The Recording Conservatory of Austin, Carla DeSantis Black of MEOWCon, Outlander Productions, The Good Music Club, and GENaustin - Girls Empowerment Network.

Live music recording provided by Amandatory Records.

Open Submissions Featured Artist #1 - Criminal Birds

Criminal Birds came out on top in our Open Submissions portion of the Year End Poll with their precise but ethereal rock music. The 4 piece band out of Denton, Texas stole my heart at first listen and I'm super proud and excited for their accomplishments this year. Check out their sound and remember to cast your vote for your favorite band in our poll this month! -Written by Charise Sowells


Open Submissions Featured Artist #2 - Emily Wolfe

Emily Wolfe came in second in our Open Submissions portion of the Year End Poll. With crisp harmonies and a chill indie rock flair, this songwriter had another thing coming when she thought her first album would be her last. Listen to her latest sounds below and don't forget to vote for your favorite band in the final stage of our Year End Poll! -Written by Charise Sowells

One Way Train by Emily Wolfe


Open Submissions Featured Artist #3 - The Vliets

The Vliets have graced the Open Submission Featured Artist list 2 years in a row! That's quite a feat, especially in Austin, a city that we all know is so saturated with musical talent. Their laid-back electro rock brings back memories of carefree adolescence, glossing over the hardships and holding onto the life raft of nostalgia. Check out their sound and don't forget to vote for your favorite band in the final stage of our Year End Poll! -Written by Charise Sowells


Fresh buzz for Mutual Benefit

A set of highly orchestrated folk music, constructed from a private playground of strange and wonderful sounds, star-gazing wonder, and tear-jerking harmonies, Mutual Benefit's debut LP 'Love's Crushing Diamond' has been deservedly getting a great deal of attention from tastemakers everywhere. Taken from tales of life lived on the road from singer/songwriter Jordan Lee, the record is the first album to be named Best New Music by Pitchfork based on a Bandcamp release alone. Now the record's appearing on everyone's top ten lists, and now I'm hastily re-doing my own list to make way for this ambitious record. Listen below to fave track 'Advanced Falconry,' and see Jordan Lee and his collective of musicians gathered from all the places where he lived (Ohio, Boston, Austin) when they return from tour to play at Mercury Lounge on Feb 7. Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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