311 Day in Austin?

Posted 4/18/2014 2:24:00 PM

311 will be coming through Austin on July 29th at ACL-Live as part of what is now their yearly summer Unity Tour. Tickets are on sale now. Nick Hexum (vocals, guitar) took the time to chat with us. He talks Austin, 311 fans, what he's listening to, what it takes for bands coming up to stand out, Paul McCartney, plus a possible 311 Day in Austin? Listen for yourself.

 

Off of their latest album, Stereolithic, here's 'Five of Everything'

 

And one my faves, off of 1997's Transistor, 'Electricity'



Listen: Chromeo's New Track Feat. Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig

Posted 4/18/2014 11:11:00 AM

Chromeo has been working hard on their new album White Women, which will be released on May 12th. And to build the anticipation, they've slowly been releasing tracks from the LP, which include a track featuring Toro y Moi called "Come Alive." (They recently an electric show at Stubb's, and we've got the photos to prove it)

However, the most recent track they've released is the one we're most particularly excited about called "Ezra's Interlude" featuring Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend (obviously).

Listen to the track below and tell us what you think - are you a fan of Koenig's much more somber performance than we're used to hearing from his work with Vampire Weekend?

Don't worry, if that wasn't your thing, you can still catch 101x Presents Vampire Weekend next Thursday because we'll be giving away tickets next week! Make sure you tune in, follow us on Facebook and ...



Win ACL Fest Passes All Day TODAY!

Posted 4/18/2014 10:10:00 AM

Austin City Limits Festival tickets go on sale next Tuesday, April 22. But because we love you so much, we have 10 PAIR of ACL passes to give away TODAY. 5 pair will be for Weekend #1 and the other 5 will be for Weekend #2.

We can't tell you who is going to be playing yet, because the lineup will also be announced next Tuesday. So mark this down:

Tuesday, April 22
8AM - Lineup Announcement
10AM - 3-Day Passes go on Sale for $225

But more importantly, listen all day on today because Jason and Deb, Lynn, Toby, and Trevin all have FREE passes for you. Make sure that you're following us on Twitter because we might be giving away some hints for the exact time you can win the your ACL passes.



Throwback Thursday: Soundgarden Releases 1994 'Black Hole Sun' Demo

Posted 4/17/2014 1:04:00 PM

Oh, the 90's nostalgia. Soundgarden have recently released the demo version of their 20-year old hit, "Black Hole Sun," as a tease of what's to come on the deluxe reissue of 1994's Superunknown, due out June 3rd. Check it out below:

The Superunknown deluxe reissue will include 5 discs containing an additional 15 demos, B-sides, rehearsals, and more, along with reworked art, rare photos, and liner notes from Rolling Stone's Senior Editor David Fricke. The band is also releasing a collection of vinyl 10-inches called Superunknown: The Singles this weekend, in honor of Record Store Day. The box set will include all of Soundgarden's singles from that era and their corresponding B-sides.

Oh, and just in case you've forgotten, Soundgarden is hitting the road with another throwback band, Nine Inch Nails, this summer. They'll be stopping in Austin on August 14th at the Austin360 Amphitheater and tickets are on-sale now.

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Chance to Score Haim Tickets Coming Up!

Posted 4/17/2014 10:31:00 AM

101X and Haim go way back. Well, way back to October. The sisters took some time to hang out with Toby, backstage at our broadcast.

But our connection doesn't stop there: today, Lawless is going to be giving away tickets to Haim's April 23rd show at Stubb's! So stay tuned for his show today and you could win the chance to see them live!