winter prom

December 13, 2008

Taken from

“TONIGHT at Beauty Bar is a full on ironic prom.  Complete with a photo booth sponsored by Birds Barbershop and Til We’re Blue or Destroy playing all your favorite prom songs.  My guess is you will see a pimp baby blue tux or two.  The prom King and Queen (best dressed?) both get free haircuts from Birds as proof of their royalty.  My wish for a sweet prom mashup: ‘I believe I can stay fly.’ Get on it Car Stereo Wars.”

This is the third or fourth year that CSW has hosted a prom and it is always a blast. Give into that sweet sweet poster. Dust off the tuexedo t shirt and come on out. Check out the new homes in Leander, TX as we will be hosting multiple events there.

Car Stereo Wars & the Sounds!

December 09, 2008

Taken from the Onion’s

“Aside from the principal conceit of its meticulous Blondie self-styling, The Sounds is a remarkably straightforward band. These good-looking Swedes revive new wave without the blasé sense of humor, instead highlighting overdriven guitars, ultra-processed vocals, highly-mixed keyboard controllers, and snappy sing-along choruses. The Sounds’ propulsive rhythms and catchy synths make a fitting choice for this glitzy, GAT5-sponsored fashion show hosted by a mystery “celebrity designer” and featuring local groups like Team Fabrication strutting their wares on a tricked-out runway. Considering The Sounds could blow through a 20-song set and still barely break the hour mark, it’s up Austin’s mash-up maven Car Stereo (Wars) to keep the party going. (Tickets to this show are only available in advance.)”

What an honor!  The Sounds are one of our favorite Swede exports.  This Friday December 12th show will be a fantastic time.  Grab your Advance tickets HERE.

the laughing at stubb’s

December 02, 2008

There is a big show for the Laughing coming up soon at historic Stubb’s BBQ in Austin TX.  This is a special one in that it just so happens to align with front man Logan Middleton’s day of birth.  Check out the details:

Thursday, December 11, 2008


laughing fabrication!

November 19, 2008

You mean fashion can be more than tight jeans, plaid shirts and Ray Bans?  Whaaaa?  That’s right- come check out the Austin equivalent of all those shows on Bravo this Saturday at the Mohawk as Team Fabrication brings about their SIXTH installment of the music and fashion together in one big hot mess. In addition to a easy on the eyes runway show check out the tunes of some of the best acts Austin has to offer including Artifact Workshop’s own THE LAUGHING! Try and find something better to do on your Saturday night.  We dare you.

hood stereo wars

November 14, 2008

Taken from

“Word on the street is that the Car Stereo (Wars) and Hood Internet show in Barry Obama’s home court of Chicago (Get it?  He loves basketball… and change) went splendidly and that the two acts complimented each other as expected; extremely well.  Houston- tonight is your chance to see ‘what it do’ and hear all your favorite drapped up and dripped out lyrics with the likes of MGMT and Of Montreal underneath them.  Know what I’m talking about?  Then Austin- you are next tomorrow night at Beauty Bar.  Opening the Austin show is the one-man-instant-electro-yacht-rocking party himself Neiliyo! So, come out early and stare into those dreamy old school Ray Bans.  The Hood Internet is a real treat to get to see live in the lonestar state so come out and show them some love.”

Pick up the Car Stereo (Wars)- full length album the Bandit HERE.