Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lords of Wax FINAL - OCTOBER 4th

Abe the Assassin, Sloppy Jackson, and Chorizo Funk have fought their way to the final round of Lords of Waxand now it's time to prove who is the king. There can only be one and tonight is the night. Come out to support great local talent plus see some live performances by Mother Falcon and Grand Wizzard Theodore, the inventor of scratching. Doors open at 9. 

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The New Day - Saturday, July 28th at The Highball

DJs Coolhands & BSears are proud to announce...

Matt Weingarden (Downtown Soulville/NYC)

If you're not familiar with Matt aka Mr. Fine's some info:

Mr. Fine Wine grew up in Detroit in the 1960s and ’70s, surrounded by music and by music-industry people. His schoolmates included the offspring of Motown stars like Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin; his uncle (believe it or not!) taught John Lee Hooker how to play guitar chords and owned a local record label. An avid collector of soul 45s for more than 25 years now, Fine Wine took up DJ’ing soon after he relocated to New York City. His radio show, “Downtown Soulville” (, has been converting casual listeners around the globe into soul freaks since 1994. TimeOut London magazine called it one of the best independent music podcasts in the world, and the Village Voice named it New York’s best radio show in 2011. In addition to presiding over many local dance parties through the years (including the Empire State Soul Club, Bumpshop, Horse River Social, and Thee Knights of the Round Tables), he has held down a weekly residency at Manhattan dive bar Botanica since 1996—perhaps the longest-running weekly soul-45 listening party anywhere, and one that has attracted visiting luminaries such as Keb Darge, Yo La Tengo, Cut Chemist, the Dap Kings, and the Dirtbombs. Fine Wine has spun his across-the-board mix of vintage R&B, soul, blues, and funk in Spain, Turkey, Italy, Russia, Scotland, Finland, England, Canada, Norway, and Germany, and he has backed the likes of Sharon Jones, the Mighty Hannibal, the Gories, Brian Auger, Dee Dee Ramone, DJ Shadow, the Detroit Cobras, Cody Black, Rudy Ray Moore, and Nathaniel Mayer. He has also compiled and written liner notes for the collections “Vital Organs” (Grooovysounds Unltd.), “Crash of Thunder,” “Teach Me to Monkey,” and “Scratch That Itch” (Vampisoul); he has two more Vampisoul compilations due out in 2012. Fine Wine and his friend the soul legend the Mighty Hannibal are the subjects of a feature-length documentary film, currently in production, called “Showtime.”

For more information, go to
or contact Brian Sears or David Haffner @ 512.447.1000

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The New Day - Saturday, June 23rd at The Highball

DJs Coolhands & BSears are proud to announce...


This month, "The New Day" returns with very special guest and all the way from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dreas.

If you're not familiar with's some info:

Dreas is co-founder of Heardrums Records as well as Grand Rapids Soul Club and currently deejaying a monthly event at Founders Brewery. He has have been producing music for over 10 years for the Heardrums and Galapagos4 labels and has worked with Kool Keith and Kid Sister among others during his lengthy career. Dreas has also shared the stage with the likes of The Budos Band, Reggie Watts, Atmosphere, Pharcyde, and Dead Prez to name a few.

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Check mixes from coolhands and BSears here:

For more information, go to
or contact Brian Sears or David Haffner @ 512.447.1000

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Got the rest of our stock in of this beautiful sweet soul 45. Our first of many reissues. Only $8.00 for this gem. Any retailers out there feel free to contact us about wholesale.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The New Day - Saturday, May 12th at The Highball

"The New Day" Austin's Premiere Soul Night

With Resident DJs: Coolhands & BSears

Featuring special guest: Shaun Pauling (Sheer Magic / Chicago)

Live @ The Highball Austin

May 12th / 9PM-2AM / No cover

Rare funk and soul 45s all night for your dancing pleasure.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SXSW 2012 -- Friends of Sound In Store Performances

Continuing our successful streak of boss flow south by instores we're keepin it funky again for the twenny twen twelve with a full day of excellent DJs from all over the country followed up with another full day of synth madness courtesy of our friends from H-Town ( ).

Here are the line ups:

THURSDAY March 15th --- starting at approximately 12 pm

Miles Bonny (Kansas City, MO)

DJ Expo (LA, Root Down)

coolhands (The New Day)

BSears (The New Day)

Akalepse (Truth and Soul)

DJ Mahealani (Austin, TX)

FRIDAY March 16th --- starting at approximately 12 pm

Ceeplus Bad Knives

Robert Disaro (Disaro Records)

On Hiatus (Ninja Tune-Yppah)

How I Quit Crack

Future Blondes

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We will also have some kegs flowing so come through, peep out the vinyl selection, and enjoy some great music Thursday and Friday!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Music from DJ Akalepse (our special New Day guest this month!)

THE NEW DAY Saturday, February 18th

Hey there! You like soul music? Well why don't come join us on the 18th for a fabulous night of rare and exciting soul 45s courtesy of coolhands, BSears, and our special guest this month: DJ Akalepse. Only at The Highball on Lamar just south of Riverside. The venue also has bowling, food, and karaoke so be prepared for a full night of fun.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

THE NEW DAY Saturday, January 21st

Continuing the tradition of our amazing monthly soul night Friends of Sound proudly brings you The New Day with special guests Gordy G. and J. Malls! Not much beats wicked rare soul 45s on The Highball dancefloor.