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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Preview: The Rumble Austin (April edition)
The Rumble Austin showcase series is a great way to hear local bands for FREE. This is what the non-Red River rats and Austin scenesters need to take advantage of. I'm not a fan of every local band here in Austin, but the ones I do love I discovered during Free Week (an entire week in January of free shows) and at other various low cost or free shows. Why more people don't do the same in this town is beyond me. Playing for free is a gift to the public as far as I'm concerned, and I love gifts.
Headlining the April showcase is Austin psych-blues-alt (whatever) rockers The Bridge Farmers. The group is playing in support of their newest 6 song EP, Din of Celestial Birds. If you like fast ambient riffs, bluesy bar rock mixed with classic '90s style alternative, you should check these dudes out. Listen to the EP from their bandcamp player below:
The other two bands on the bill are very different from The Bridge Farmers, but still justify the cost of admission. For complete details, visit the event entry on Do512 here.
Ian is a graduate of Round Rock High School and attended St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. In 2008 he joined the team at Double Stereo (formerly CD Fuse) as their Blog editor where he reviewed concerts, albums, and did interviews for the popular music site.In January 2009, he became the Editor in Chief for Austin Vida. In 2010, with the help of some of his most talented friends, he launched Red River Noise. "Ian's Music Blog" is also one of the few blogs selected to be a Do512 All-Star.
On any given night of the week he can be found in downtown Austin on 6th Street and the Red River live music district.