I am a huge local music supporter. I guess it is easier to support giving all of the great local acts here in Austin, but I am sure some of you have some great local talent to share in your area. This is the place to show them off and spread the music.
I don't have to mention acts like Spoon, Okkerville, Ghostland, EiTS, Octopuss Project, Black Angels, so here are some of my favorite up and coming acts in the Austin area.
Zykos - I thought these guys were done, but during SXSW this year they announced the reformation with a few additions and released a great EP. The 2004 self titled album is good stuff. Do yourself a favor and give 'em a listen.
White Denim - This trio produces some of the best bluesy, garage-rock around. Their self-released ep is pretty stellar, and an excellent taste of what these three are capable of. Their upcoming LP will be vinyl and digital format only stating that " CD's seem pretty worthless to us"
Grady - 'Cowboy Metal' well I wouldn't call them metal really, but they do produce some of the best Texas guitar rock around. Original drummer Chris Layton, of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble, has recently left the band leaving grady with a huge hole to fill.
Dan Dyer - So much to say about this guy. A former member of Breedlove (one of Austin's top '90's bands) and former roommate of Lenny Kravitz (which led to Dyer being Kravitz's debut artist on his label which led to his debut album "Of What Lies Beneath" being pruduced by Kravitz himself.) Look for him in your town in the near future.
and some good friends of mine..