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Jump In The Fire with Salesman

Just over a week ago, we debuted two new tracks from local dark-folks Salesman in anticipation of the release show at Holy Mountain. I hope you were there to witness the magical evening…

Premiere: New Salesman Songs Ahead of 7″ Release at Holy Mountain Tomorrow

The new Salesman 7″ comes out tomorrow, cut and distributed by Tuscon, AZ, via Olympia, WA, label PIAPTK aka People In A Position To Know, who specialize in special limited runs. Pop Press International…

Reminiscing on Free Week: A Belated Gallery

Not too long ago, a sweet phenomenon going by the name Free Week swept across town for the twelfth consecutive year, and though it has only been one month, it seems as if so much more…

Thanks for Free Week Partying with Us, Dudes!

Pop Press International alongside the Loyalty Firm presented a Free Week showcase at Austin’s own Holy Mountain this past Friday night. “Five of Austin’s raddest bands” performed, showing the packed venue some of the…

Free Week is Upon Us: Our Recommendations

Free Week in Austin serves to underscore the major problem with loving independent music and living here. If you’re a casual fan of music or a normal person capable of recognizing that one simply…

Live Review & Photos: 101X Homegrown & Vagabond Collective Showcase at Holy Mountain

Two stalwart entities, 101X Homegrown Live and Vagabond Collective, both of which book great bills that support local acts and get Austin’s music-loving public out to some of the city’s best venues, teamed up for…

Live Review: Pompeii Releases New Album “Loom”

Local post-rock arena-gazers Pompeii released their third album Loom at Holy Mountain Friday night. A long time coming for the band, this is their first album in five years and you can buy it…

Lia Ices Plays Holy Mountain Monday, October 6th

After just releasing a new record on indie stalwart Jagjaguwar, Lia Ices has set out on a national tour that hits Austin Monday night at Holy Mountain. Lia Ices’ songs incorporate skittering synths, bombastic percussion,…

Barcelona with The Young Wild at Holy Mountain: Live Review

Monday night atop the Mountain, Seattle band Barcelona immersed the grooving audience in melodic songs of old and new. The trio released the final component to their three part EP series, The Melodrama, in March, revealing yet…

Show Preview: Barcelona with The Young Wild at Holy Mountain, September 15th

Tonight, following their release of The Melodrama, a three-part EP investigating the nature of love, Seattle trio Barcelona is swinging into Holy Mountain at 8 PM. The show promises to douse the audience with a…

Austin Bat Cave Benefit Hosts Benefit with Bill Callahan, Jon Dee Graham

Austin Bat Cave is a non-profit writing and tutoring center serving a diverse population of young people. The center fights the good fight daily to keep our young people interested in reading and…

Bishop Allen at Holy Mountain: Live Review

Bishop Allen hasn’t played Austin in years. His show last week at Holy Mountain was a must see for me, as I’ve been a fan from the earliest days. I was eager to…

United, 7th Street Jams

This weekend, Austin Music People took over the streets with United We Jam, a massive event supporting Austin musicians and benefitting Austin musician-lovers. AMP works to improve upon the state of Austin’s music industry and…

Show Preview: Bishop Allen at Holy Mountain Saturday Night

I’ve been a fan ever since a friend put a Bishop Allen song from Charm School, their first album, on a mix CD for me. I listened to all of the songs from their EP…

Show Preview: Christian Lee Hutson at Holy Mountain Tonight

Solid sonic textures, a dash of grit, and embellishments such as faraway whistles and multi-tracked vocals make Christian Lee Hutson’s song “Ghost to Coast” convincing and endearing. The song feels like Wilco at…

Letting Up Despite Great Faults Release Neon at Holy Mountain: Live Review

Local synthpop dreampscape band Letting Up Despite Great Faults released their third LP Neon this past Saturday at Holy Mountain.  Supporting the band and filling out the rest of the superb lineup were Löwin, Whiite…

Letting Up Despite Great Faults Celebrates Neon Release Saturday at Holy Mountain

We already wrote a bit about the new, beautiful, pristine, and shimmering synth pop tracks from Austin band Letting Up Despite Great Faults. Over the years, the group has continued to expand an incredibly…

Peter Matthew Bauer Finds Freedom at Holy Mountain: Live Review

Saturday night, former Walkmen bassist, Peter Matthew Bauer, came to the Holy Mountain with a troupe of psychedelic supporters. The band was an excellent model of strong backing talent. Dirty guitars and a duo of lady…

Marissa Nadler Climbs the Holy Mountain: Live Review

Marissa Nadler sailed into Austin Sunday evening at Holy Mountain atop a mystical ship of reverb and fingerpicked 12-string guitars.  She was accompanied only by a single cellist, Janel Leppin, who masterfully complimented…

Big Bill’s Tour Kickoff with Daniel Francis Doyle and Mirror Travel at Holy Mountain

Thursday night at Holy Mountain was a night of paradoxes. Playful yet aggressive, bizarre yet familiar. As I type this, listening to Daniel Franics Doyle’s solo 7-inch vinyl, I find myself at somewhat of…

Haunting Songstress Marissa Nadler Plays Holy Mountain Sunday: Show Preview

Marissa Nadler’s voice captivates upon first listen with its ethereal ghostliness and rich timbre. The Massachusetts-based musician writes songs that recall Leonard Cohen’s aching and melancholic sensibilities. Often, her arrangements have the ability…

Dub Thompson with Ought at Holy Mountain: Live Review

I’ve spent the last week completely in awe of Montreal-based post punk band Ought. The post-punk outfit channels Joy Division and Television with angular guitar riffs, but retains their own voice with ambling,…

Ramesh Album Release at Holy Mountain

Friday night, former Voxtrot member Ramesh celebrated the Austin Town Hall Records-issued vinyl release of his album The King with a show at Holy Mountain. In addition to Ramesh, the bill included garage pop trio…

Voxtrot’s Ramesh Album Release Show Tonight at Holy Mountain

Thanks to our friends at Austin Town Hall Records, Ramesh’s first solo album The King, is being released on vinyl. A celebration of that occasion, sponsored by blog buddies Austin Town Hall and Side…

Wild Moccasins Bring Energetic Pop to Holy Mountain

Other than each band consisting of four men and one woman, Wild Moccasins and Lost in the Trees couldn’t be any more different from each other. On tour for their second album, 88…

Hello Wheels, El Campo, and RF Shannon Play Attendance Records Benefit: Live Review

Austin nonprofit organization Attendance Records does the important work of teaching high school students about music, its industry and its creation. This includes everything from album artwork to songwriting to recording. With ever…

Show Preview: S. Carey, White Hinterland, & Dana Falconberry at Holy Mountain April 7th

Listen, you’re going to need a nap Monday after work, because on Monday night, you’re going to have to be at Holy Mountain. The bill is simply too damned good. Headlining the evening…

Photo Set: Little Lo at Holy Mountain

Last Saturday night, Austin’s Little Lo performed a set of their layered indie-rock to a crowded Holy Mountain. The band is in the process of finishing up the recording process for their new…

Dent May with Tiger Waves & Gang Sign at Holy Mountain: Live Review

Somehow, I’ve managed to miss Dent May’s live show time and time again. Even after I worked an all day photo shoot before the show, the stars finally aligned and I made it…

Brazos at Holy Mountain: Live Review

Brazos frontman Martin Crane exudes a sort of frenetic calmness, a relaxed nervousness. As he quickly strums his acoustic guitar, his feet arch up onto their toes, tapping in swift alteration, but his…

Show Preview: Brazos at Holy Mountain on Wednesday, December 11th

We just included Brazos in our post of the most played tracks and albums of 2013. We’ve seen them play a number of times and even hosted them at our SXSW day party…

Cumulus at Holy Mountain with The Lonely Forest: Live Review

Throughout independent music history, people have marveled at the power a small town like Olympia, Washington, home to stalwart K Records, has wielded. The city of less than 50,000 people helped propel independent…

Live Review: Joanna Barbera Album Release with The Couch at Holy Mountain

We were on double duty in Austin’s busy music scene last Thursday night, and after a great Mikal Cronin show at Mohawk, we almost jogged down to Holy Mountain to see Joanna Barbera’s…

The Lonely Wild at Holy Mountain Live Review

The Lonely Wild are an ambitious bunch of Californians. Eschewing the popular tendency of young bands to start a guitar-drums-bass trio that commits lo-fi songs to tape in a garage, The Lonely Wild…

Show Preview: Win Tickets to The Lonely Wild at Holy Mountain 5/26

The Lonely Wild create acoustically driven, elaborate folk music angled toward celebrated bands such as The Decemberists, Neutral Milk Hotel, or Beirut. Epic, minor-key choral chants, claps, kick drums and tambourine punctuate pianos…

Frank Smith Album Release Show at Holy Mountain Show Review

Frank Smith’s Nineties is a phenomenal work of powerful indie-rock tinged with beautiful keys and folk influences. So, it was a given that Pop Press International would be in attendance when the band…

Show Preview: Frank Smith Album Release at Holy Mountain Saturday April 13

For the second weekend in a row, multiple noteworthy Austin artists are celebrating the release of new albums. Last weekend it was Greg Mullen and Walker Lukens; this weekend, we already brought you…

Greg Mullen and the Cosmic American Band Album Release at Holy Mountain

Sometimes you want desperately to be in two places at once. This past Saturday, it was three, as several bills showcased stellar local artists, two of which celebrated the release of an album….

Show Preview: Greg Mullen and the Cosmic American Band Album Release at Holy Mountain April 6

Saturday will be a tough pick. In addition to the show we wrote about yesterday and an autism benefit at the Mohawk, rising Austin musician Greg Mullen will be holding his album release…

The Tontons at Holy Mountain w/ Royal Forest Live Review

Houston’s Tontons are a band who have been garnering remarkable press in recent months, including several stories right here at Pop Press International. Fresh off a mind-blowing SXSW week during which the band…

Good Field Album Release Show w/ Dana Falconberry and Belaire

Good Field has been rapidly gaining notoriety in the Austin music scene for some months now. As both an album release party and a tour send off, Good Field asked good friends (and…

Blues Control Live at Holy Mountain in Austin

Drag City is a label that has become prominent for working with indie darlings like Bill Callahan (Smog) and Joanna Newsom. However, fans forget that the label has a far more experimental leaning….

Show Preview: Blues Control Scratches Your Experimental Itch Saturday at Holy Mountain

Blues Control can be beautiful and delicate or thunderously distorted as they deliver their experimental brand and instrumental post-rock. What further interests me is the band’s affiliation with the renowned Drag City, who continue…

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