Mobtown Laboratories
Microshows

Distilling all the kinetic energy and sonic kaboom of a large venue show into a teeny pint-sized house concert package, behold, the Mobtown Microshow.

Birth Defects

Microshow

Albert Bagman

Microshow
Albert Bagman - Microshow
Scroll Downers - Microshow
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The BSide Sessions

Revealing a distinctly intimate story narrated by song and sometimes-rowdy, sometimes-weary aftershow convo.

Guillermo Sexo

The BSide Session
Guillermo Sexo - The BSide Session

Hatis Noit

The BSide Session
Hatis Noit ハチスノイト - The BSide Session

Drop Electric

The BSide Session
Drop Electric - The BSide Session
 

Western Star Fireball

Raised mostly in a holler on the border of West Virginia and Virginia. Formed this past summer while working on a cattle ranch in East Texas. This family band is a second generation alt-country four piece that brings garage-rock speed and power, southern rock harmonies and Modest Mousey punk pomp to their music.

After working, practicing and finding their sound, Western Star jumped headlong into playing as many shows as possible: Texas to Baltimore, Baltimore to Boston. Regularly gigging over the past two years, they’ve opened up for Old 97’s at a sold-out 9:30 Club in Washington D.C., are able to pack the Ottobar in Baltimore, and, hitting NYC’s Mercury Lounge early on as a headlining act, Western Star has been rocking nightclubs in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Asbury Park, Baltimore, Harrisonburg, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Greensboro, Nashville, Mobile, New Orleans, Shreveport, Tyler, Dallas and Austin, getting around and doing two week legs and weekends as much as they can handle. Their new album, Fireball, is available via Saustex Records.

It was a wild session last summer. A week in the studio with these boys with Ken Bethea from The Old 97’s producing their debut full length album. Everything was recorded live – the way many people believe rock and roll should be captured. There were a few overdubs, be it a vocal or guitar lead here and there. The record was mixed in Dallas, Texas by Salim Nourallah. It’s raw. It’s rock. It’s dangerous. But think if Iggy Pop and The Stooges grew up in Texas the child would be Western Star. Take a listen. Get in the car, crank the volume and enjoy this record LOUD!

Ken Bethea and Western Star

Ken Bethea and Western Star

Credits

Produced by Ken Bethea

Engineered by Mat Leffler-Schulman and Paul Mercer

Mixed by Salim Nourallah