Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Rumble Austin

The Rumble Austin is a free monthly showcase that that puts the spotlight on emerging Austin talent. The November edition of The Rumble will take place at Beerland on Wednesday, November 10th, featuring a fantastic lineup that includes Prayer for Animals, The Coast of Nebraska, The Redboys, and Sad Accordions.

As always, the show is absolutely FREE, and put together by the collective of Futuresounds, Covert Curiosity, Austin Town Hall, A.V. Club, The Austinist and Waterloo Records. You can find more information at Do512 and Facebook.


"These Texas boys have embraced their surroundings, developing an amalgamation of rock genres into their own southern fried blues attack on the masses. With prevalent influences ranging from alt country, Americana, surf, and psychedelic rock, Prayer For Animals have created a beast entirely their own, and are on to something as distinctive as it is incredible. The band wails through an eclectic range of ambitious stylistic shifts, with diverse influences including Neil Young, The Doors, Pavement, and Television." - Exploding in Sound

"Prayer For Animals is one of the best bands in Austin, frankly. They're an air-tight live band with aggressive on-stage energy. Their timeless sound is an organic blend of surf, blues, country, and psychedelic rock. They sound HUGE live." - Nites

These locals by way of upstate New York are making catchy pop laden indie rock with 80’s styled melodies, as evident on their track “Soft Surrender.” Comprised of Matt Bell and Will Hoback, The Coast of Nebraska combine reverby rock with electro beats and synths; resulting in a unique sound that has locals cathcing on.

“Best thing about this duo is their variety of material; they have rockers and disco ballads and seem generally unconfined by self-imposed genre restrictions.” – Big Western Flavor

Sad Accordions began as a project between Seth Woods and Ben Lance, who are both involved in other Austin bands. Woods performs as a solo artist under the moniker The Whiskey Priest, as well as playing bass in the Austin band Zookeeper. Lance plays guitar in the bands Zookeeper and The Ovenbirds. The band recorded "A Bad Year For The Sharons" in 2006, which Austin Sound said "displayed a slew of talent and promise behind the band’s ability to serve up ballads that carry the understated yearning of Wilco and the epic sweep of U2, as well as high-energy shots of rock ruggedness.

Brothers Ben and Max Redman are 11 and 9 years-old, respectively. Together they make up the rock duo known as The Redboys, and they love rock and roll. They have played some of the best venues in the city, including Antone’s, The Parish, The Ghost Room and The Mohawk, including shows during the SXSW Music Festival in 2010. They also shared the stage with Dead Confederate at Red River On The Rocks. Influences include RUSH, Zeppelin, Muse, Van Halen and the White Stripes.