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"I can't think of a better way to ring in the end of the year ...or the world." › West Fifth Street honky-tonk Mean-Eyed Cat has changed ownership.The comp provides a great sample of local bands with live chops.Highlights include tracks by Frank Smith, the Sour Notes, Bobby Jealousy, and Quiet Company.› The Eastern Sea's seasonal LP, First Christmas, stands as a quirky-yet-sincere display of their patented prose pop sound.While peppered with holiday standards, Matt Hines' originals properly encapsulate the mix of feelings the holidays evoke.
"I was in bands where it didn't matter about being in tune," he quipped.
"So we asked ourselves, 'If it really was the end of the world, how would we want to go out?
' We decided we'd want to do it with all our friends." Friday's Party at the End of the World at Red 7 will feature reunions from four Austin bands that influenced each other in the early and mid-2000s.
Highlights include the orgy of solos on "Mele Kalikimaka" and their epic, powerhouse take on Irving Berlin's holiday classic "White Christmas." Somehow Ornaments remains both family friendly and trippy as hell.
› If supporting a health care provider that serves musicians isn't compelling enough, buy the new Holiday HAAM Jam Vol.
› Local photographer Mathew Sturtevant's stunningly intimate portraits of musicmakers like Roky Erickson, Billy Gibbons, Billy Joe Shaver, and Junior Brown, with "Why I Love Austin" mini-essays accompanying each one, make The Sound of Austin a coffeetable book you can get lost in.