Monday, July 5, 2010

Planning Ahead aka. Get Your Tix Now (July)

Well, I know that FunFunFun Fest isn't until November but you should keep on top of the ticket situation early so you can get them the cheapest.

the New Pornographers - Your Hands (Together) video via YouTube

In the more near future, there aren't too, too many acts hitting Austin in July that I expect to sell-out. I already mentioned a while back that the New Pornographers are hitting Stubb's on July 23rd and I can't believe there are still tickets available. I love this band and feel that their last three records have all been A.M. radio, pop-masterpieces. If you haven't seen them perform live then what are you waiting for? This show will sell-out. Did I mention the Dodos are also playing on that bill?

the Dodos - Longform video via YouTube

There are actually 2 other shows I want to check out on that same night, Friday, July 23rd. It's feasible to catch 2 of the 3 shows, especially if 1 of those shows is the one at Stubb's, which should be over around midnight or shortly thereafter. I really want to catch the Parson Redheads at Emo's.

Parson Redheads - Peace In the Valley video via YouTube

I also would love to be at the Mohawk's inside stage on July 23rd for TV Torso with Cut Chemist rocking the outside stage. Tickets for that show are only $15. I foresee this show selling-out within the next 10-12 days or so. People really like Cut Chemist and the inside stage area is not very big at the 'Hawk.

Cut Chemist - Live at Amoeba Music video via YouTube.

It's going to be Mom-jeans galore on Tuesday, July 13th at Stubb's. Watch for swooning MILFS as Mr. Jamie Cullum takes the stage. Don't be mistaken I'm not hating on JC, I am featuring the show after all. Snag a ticket and oh hell, take your Mom.

Jamie Cullum - Frontin' video via YouTube

Go local or go touring on Saturday, July 17th. Local favorites, the Octopus Project play the Mohawk with Tia Carrera. I expect the $12 tickets for this show to sell-out pretty quickly. The Octopus Project doesn't play a whole lot these days, so when they do, people show-up.

the Octopus Project - Wet Gold video via YouTube

The touring act I'd catch Sat. the 17th is the Delta Sprit at Emo's. They always put on a great show and they are great songwriters, writing tunes that stick with you days/weeks/months later. tickets will set you back $ for that show.

Delta Spirit - History From Below video via YouTube

At the very end of the month Iron & Wine will perform at the Paramount Theater on Congress. I will warn you that the seats there are ridiculously uncomfortable but it's still a great place to see an artist like Iron & Wine as the environment is highly-conducive to people STFU. Besides there are ushers, how cute is that? Don't complain about the steep ticket prices, the show is a HAMM/MANA benefit and will surely sell-out at any moment.

Iron & Wine - Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car (Live) video via YouTube

So, that's what you should plan ahead for this month. Of course, there are a lot of other good shows happening I'm just giving you the heads-up about these particular ones as I expect they'll become sold-out.

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