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Sunday, May 8, 2011

[FairRetailRecordings] #0125 -- Ryan Bingham -- Tell My Mother I Miss Her So

After a few months of hiatus for baby-havin' and what not, we're back to work here at FRR HQ.

This is for your mother, whether she's up the road, in another state or another country or watching from above.

Artist: Ryan Bingham
Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Scott Nolan & Joanna Miller Live At Sam's Town Point 2011.03.19

Scott Nolan (site) and Joanna Miller don't come to Texas from their Winnipeg homes nearly enough. They were here for a few weeks playing shows around with Adam Carroll culminating with a show at Sam's Town Point on Saturday March 19th as part of South By Sam's Town Point. That was the first time at Sam's Town since 2007, if memory serves. The time away didn't hurt them as they rolled in and didn't disappoint playing a large selection of new tunes from Scott's new record Montgomery Eldorado.

The do a particularly blistering version of "Bad Liver And Broken Heart" as well as my new favorite Nolan comp "Silvertone."

Here's the setlist:
01 You Rock We Roll
02 Famous In Texas
03 Banter
04 Poor Man's Holiday
05 My My Hey Hey
06 Banter
07 Bad Liver And A Broken Heart
08 Banter
09 Life Could Be A Dream
10 Chrome Black And Steel
11 Montgomery Eldorado
12 Banter
13 Clay Pigeons (Blaze Foley)
14 Banter: Adam Carroll's Birthday Card
15 Silvertone
16 Banter
17 No Bourbon And Bad Radio
18 Banter
19 Sometimes

If you missed it, never fear. link to MP3s and FLACs and stream below. Enjoy.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hayes Carll's KMAG YOYO (and other American Stories) Drops Tomorrow

/Sorry for the hiatus...had a kid...busy...etc...will try to post get us going, let's talk Hayes Carll...

The new record will be in stores tomorrow and let us be the 532nd blog to tell you that you won't be disappointed. We've been lucky enough to have the disc for the last month and it's excellent. While we could probably do without the title track itself, the rest of the record is rock solid and indicative of and comparable Hayes' best work on his three previous records. We are absolutely in love with "Stomp And Holler", "Bye Bye Baby", "The Lovin' Cup", "Bottle In My Hand: and "Hide Me". We're shoving this record to the top of the list of early favorites for record of the year.

Until you can get your greasy hands on a copy, here are two live recordings of songs from the record (from Hayes' Labor Day Festival in Luckenbach last year).

Chances Are (early set):

Friday, December 24, 2010

[FairRetailRecordings] #0124 -- Mark Jungers & Adrian Schoolar -- Happy Christmas (War Is Over)


Here's our final installment of FRR HQ Christmas 2010, featuring Mark Jungers covering John Lennon's Happy Christmas (War Is Over). If you're in central Texas tonight and need to get away from the family or skip church, Mark and the boys are playing the happy hour (6p-9p) set tonight at the Triple Crown in San Marcos. Please refer to Brock Zeman's song "The Triple Crown" for everything you need to know about the Triple Crown.

Merry Christmas, folks.

Artist: Mark Jungers

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

[FairRetailRecordings] #0123 -- Mark Jungers & The Whistling Mules -- Merry Christmas Throughout The Year


Part two of three of our FRR Christmas coverage from Mark Jungers. Enjoy.

Artist: Mark Jungers

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

[FairRetailRecordings] #0122 -- Mark Jungers & The Whistling Mules -- Run Run Rudolph


Our Christmas coverage here at FRR HQ this year consists solely of three of our favorite holiday tunes courtesy of local staple Mark Jungers. First up, a rocked up version of Run Run Rudolph (the one Chuck Berry made popular).

Artist: Mark Jungers
Date: 2009.12.17

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

The Best Of 2010...Artist Discoveries

We'll kick off our Best of 2010 coverage with our favorite artist discoveries today and continue with the best studio records and best live shows later next week.

Thanks to our friends over at Review Shine, we discovered a little more in terms of new artists in 2010 than previous years.

Sara Petite (site)
Redeye Junction (bandcamp)
Otis Gibbs (site)
Tim Harwill (site)
The Tallest Man On Earth (site)
Mat D. (site)
Mike & The Moonpies (more of a rediscovery) (site)
American Aquarium (site)
Wrinkle Neck Mules (site)
james Keyes (site)
Jacob Jones (site)
Kasey Anderson (site)
Overmountain Men (site)
Tim Barry (site)
The Fox Hunt (site)

The Best Of 2010...Live Shows In and Around ATX

We say it every year, but it bears repeating. Fuckin' A. What a great year for live music in Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. And We even missed most of SXSW.

We didn't hit up too many of the really huge shows (skipped ACL and the aforementioned SXSW miss due to vacation) but we packed in a boatload of high quality local and smaller touring acts.

Here are some of our favorite shows. Links to the audio of the shows are provided where possible.

Leo Rondeau & Mike & The Moonpies at the Mohawk on 2010.01.01 (Leo's set, Moonpies set)
Scott Miller at the Cactus Cafe on 2010.01.19
Chris Wall at Our House Concert on 2010.01.30
Justin Townes Earle at Stubb's BBQ on 2010.02.04
The Gourds & Otis Gibbs at the Cactus Cafe on 2010.02.19 (the Gourds set, Otis Gibbs' set)
Cory Branan & Tumbledown at the Mohawk on 2010.04.12 (Cory's set, Tumbledown's set)
Roger Alan Wade and Friends at the Mean Eyed Cat on 2010.04.14
The Railbenders at Herman's Hideaway on 2010.04.23
The Gourds at Threadgill's South on 2010.05.28
Mark Jungers and Houston Marchman at Gruene Hall 2010.06.18 (Mark's set, Houston's set)
James Hyland & The Joint Chiefs at the Mean Eyed Cat on 2010.07.10
Shinyribs at the Belmont on 2010.08.03
The Sons Of Bill at Emo's on 2010.08.29
Chris Knight at the Cactus Cafe on 2010.09.18
The Old 97s at the Ghost Room on 2010.10.13
Whitey Morgan and the 78s at Lovejoy's on 2010.10.21
Joe Pug at the Cactus Cafe on 2010.11.06
Various Artists performing the Last Waltz at Club Deville on 2010.11.21
Mike & The Moonpies happy hour run at the Mohawk during September (2010.09.02 & 2010.09.30)

Monday, December 6, 2010

[FairRetailRecordings] #0121 -- Shinyribs -- Buy U A Drank


A hip-hop gem covered by Shinyribs (aka Kevin Russell from the Gourds).

Artist: Shinyribs
Date: 2010.08,03
Venue: The Belmont
Track: Buy U A Drank

Enjoy. And support your local music.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Best Of 2010...Official Releases

2010 was an interesting year for us here at the alt512. Lots of our favorite traditional OKOM powerhouses are in between records (some moreso than others - Slaid, Hayes, Corb, Charlie Robison) which really allowed us to focus on some more of the truly independent and self-produced music that came out this year.

Our favorite individual track was a toss up between Roger Alan Wade's "Deguello Motel", JTE's "Harlem River Blues" and Josh Ritter's "Folk Bloodbath". Great fucking songs.

It's hard for us to narrow the best of 2010 down to a single favorite because all of these records are so good but Hyland's Celestial Navigation really blew us away.

Alt512's Top Eight:
James Hyland & The Joint Chiefs Celestial Navigation
Shinyribs Well After A While
Red Eye Junction Better Days
James Keyes Ruminations
Sara Petite Doghouse Rose
The Fox Hunt Long Way To Go -- Late addition to the list, like 12/31 late
Tim Harwill The Wander Man Revisited
Mike & The Moonpies The Real Country

The Best Of The Rest:
Roger Alan Wade Deguello Motel
Buchanan Suit Of Lights
Josh Ritter So Runs The World Away
Various Artists Broken Hearts And Dirty Windows: Songs Of John Prine
Tim Hus Hockeytown
Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues
Overmountain Men Glorious Day
Adam Carroll & Michael O'Connor Hard Times
The Tallest Man On Earth The Wild Hunt