New Obsession.


SXSchedule

I’m going to spend a few days in Austin next week.  Mostly I’ll be eating In-N-Out burgers and tacos.  But I’m also going to be playing a few acoustic shows.  If you’re down for SXSW and you want to catch some of the new tunes, here’s where I’ll be: 

Thursday March 13: 

G&S Lounge 6pm. I go on in between Otis Gibbs and Kevin Gordon! Looking forward to this one. 

Saturday March 15:

SXSocialWalrus House Party. 2200 Canterbury St. 2pm.  This party is always the most fun. There’s a band called the Harmonica Lewinskies playing. Also Banditos, repeat,reapeat, and many more awesome acts. 

Sunday March 16:

Giddyups Noon.  Part of their unofficial SXSW/Official St. Patty’s day festivities.  I’m assuming they will have whiskey there. 

If you’re around, come say hey.  I’m trying out a bunch of the new tunes I’ve been writing.  This will be your first chance to hear them in their post-embryonic state.  Don’t worry, I’ll wash them off first. 

See y’all in Austin!

Peace,

AT


How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a Sad Song

I’m having my morning Redbull (Thanks SoundSelect!) and listening to demos of new tunes. I’m ready to see these songs grow into themselves. They are tunes to be proud of. I’m a little worried that the next record might be kind of a bummer though. Let’s look at a few of the titles we’ve come up with so far:

Seasick
I’d Rather be at Home
River City Blues
Think Twice
Inconsolable

Looking a little dark. But every cloud’s got a silver lining. And every silver lining’s got a touch of grey. So, you know, we’ll get by.

By the way, it will be awhile before these songs become an album. So if you want to hear them, come see us. I’ll be announcing some solo dates soon & the band will be out here and there in between births and weddings and other monumental life events.

Cheers
AT


palaverrecords:

allenthompson had the chance to open for Lucero tonight at exit/in!

Some awesome photos from last night’s gig!


Not sure if I mentioned this, but we’re playing with Lucero and Cory Branan on Sunday.  Click on the poster to RSVP and get into the show for $3! Happy Valentines Day Y’all! 


bohemiandiesel:

Keith Richards, Gram Parsons, Anita Pallenberg, 
and Marianne Faithful at Joshua Tree
photos by Michael Cooper.

http://bohemiandiesel.blogspot.de/2014/01/1969-desert-trippin.html


Greetings Friends & Family!

We’re playing at The Basement this Friday, January 24 with our good friends,
Magnolia Sons & Little Bandit!  
We hope to see your faces smiling and your bodies dancing.
Take Care & Don’t do anything we wouldn’t do.

Love,
The Allen Thompson Band

Greetings Friends & Family!

We’re playing at The Basement this Friday, January 24 with our good friends,
Magnolia Sons & Little Bandit!
We hope to see your faces smiling and your bodies dancing.
Take Care & Don’t do anything we wouldn’t do.

Love,
The Allen Thompson Band




"Rock of Ages" was my first real introduction to The Band. The Academy of Music shows display the boys at the peak of their powers, before the disease of stardom set in. Rick, Richard, Levon, Garth, & Robbie really show what it means to be a band.