The North Door
"...Emily Wolfe’s new EP Mechanical Hands is here just in time to be a part of your summer jams playlist. The release show is this Saturday at Holy Mountain along with Walter Lukens and The Tontons...."
"...So goes the fate of Seventh Street venue Holy Mountain, which will expire with its lease on October 1. Casualties of the pricing boom, owners were confronted with a 45% rent increase, putting their monthly bill at $8,000 plus "triple net" fees – taxes, insurance, and maintenance – totaling in the thousands..."
"...The platinum value of property in our central business district doesn't bode well for music venues in the area. Case in point: neighboring Seventh Street clubs Red 7 and Holy Mountain are fighting to renew their leases in the face of rent increases..."
"...“I don’t have much of a plan,” admitted Ryan Bingham a song into his early solo set at Holy Mountain Tuesday night. “I was just going to come up here and play some songs.”..."
"...Three bands, three distinct styles. Friday night at Holy Mountain marked a crash course in Austin eclecticism...."
"...Led Zeppelin (1969) Bonus disc rating: Key bonus track: “White Summer/Black Mountain Side (Live)”..."
"...Willem Dafoe, his craggy visage looking ever more like the weathered strata of some holy mountain, is grumbly Canadian mercenary/tracker Martin David, who is hired by an unnamed military-biotech outfit to stalk and kill a creature believed extinct for nearly a century: the Tasmanian tiger. His handlers warn him there may be competition, but David, the professional that he is, takes the job and flies to Tasmania on Australia's southern coast..."
"..."Musically, it's kind of hard to talk about playing with Bob Dylan because nothing was ever the same. The only thing that didn't constantly change was the uncertainty about everything." Holy Mountain's Last Hurrah..."
"...A remarkable documentary in its own right, the affecting Meru recounts the efforts of three American mountain climbers on two separate occasions (the first in 2008, the second in 2011) to ascend the harsh Mt. Meru Peak in northern India..."
"...NAKIA: DREAM BIG TOUR The bear went over the mountain! The bear went over the mountain! The star of NBC's The Voice, Austin's beloved blue-crooning bear went over the Holy Mountain to sing what he could sing! If this grizzly shows up in your dreams, you know it's gonna be big. Why wait for the lights to go out, when you can see him a few of times right here in Austin on his Dream Big Tour? This week, Holy Mountain, and next week (Sat., Sept..."
"...Around the corner at Holy Mountain, Meggan Carney leaned on her synthesizer. Eyes closed and wearing blue sequins, she boasts a voice erupting with real soul under a curtain of reverb..."
"...A dedicated environmentalist, he frequently tours via bicycle, hauling his trusty cello in a specially made trailer. In 2010, he released Dear Companion with Daniel Martin Moore to fight mountaintop removal in Appalachia..."
"...If the recent demises of Red 7 and Holy Mountain have reiterated a decades-old lesson in local live music beginning well before they tore down the Armadillo World Headquarters in 1981, it's that no amount of public uproar can save a venue. It's all about the real estate..."
"...The merger represents solidarity in the Red River Cultural District, a vibrant entertainment strip recently challenged by rent increases and encroaching development as embodied by Red 7’s sister venue Holy Mountain being forced to close because of a rent hike. Since that announcement in June, area business leaders have worked to save Red 7 from the same fate...."
"...The RRCD also wanted to give club owners an opportunity for collective marketing – a strategy that in the eyes of some might have had the unintended consequence of providing a branding tool for developers. Clubs Holy Mountain and Red 7 both found themselves negotiating steep rent hikes with their next lease renewals, and Holy Mountain lost that battle (see "Playback: Holy Mountain Closing Oct..."
"...Residual Kid12mid, Holy Mountain Backyard Brothers Ben and Max Redman have been Austin's musical equivalent to the film Boyhood, maturing in public over the past decade from rambunctious preteen guitar and drum wonder kids to recent Sire Records signees and rising grunge noiseniks with the addition of Deven Ivy on guitar and vocals. The trio recently recorded with J Mascis as they march ever closer to graduation. – Doug Freeman..."
"...Possessed by Paul James 8:15pm, Holy Mountain Multi-instrumentalist Konrad Wert drifts in from just south of town from time to time, a teacher by day and a one-man folk phenom by night. Under the sobriquet Possessed by Paul James, Wert spins guitar, banjo, and fiddle into a whirlwind of primal, stark folk..."
"...Sweet Spirit, Harvest Thieves, A. Sinclair, BorrisokaneHoly Mountain, Jan..."