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MusicAlumni I ventured out to Orange County over the weekend to attend the third installation of Psycho California, aka Psycho de Mayo, at The Observatory, a double-stage venue nestled in the county of Santa Ana. Independent concert promoter Thief Presents truly outdid themselves this year with Russian Circles, Sleep and Pentagram... […]
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FilmVideo Spotlight Amy Schumer has been tearing up the internet lately. With brilliant Inside Amy Schumer sketches like Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup and Last F**kable Day and her recently announced HBO stand-up special, she’s not only bringing the laughs but tackling relevant issues....
MusicFilmInteractiveSXSW EcoAnnouncementsSessions SXSW Eco is thrilled to announce Janine Benyus, co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8, as a speaker for the biomimicry track, Nature, Innovation + The Future of Design! Janine Benyus is a biologist, innovation consultant and co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8. In Biomimicry, she names an emerging discipline that emulates na […]
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MusicAlumni Written by Lizzy Newton After not having visited Brighton and The Great Escape the past two years, it was nice to be back visiting old friends and returning to the clubs there to find great music. I managed to see a few SXSW alumni I didn't get to see in...
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Friday East Cameron Folkcore at Holy Mountain. Austin Americana army East Cameron Folkcore perform along with Grandfather Child, Possessed by Paul James and Guns of Navarone to celebrate owner James Taylor’s birthday. 9 p.m. 617 E. Seventh St. holymountainaustin.com Also playing: Marc Cohn at the Belmont Wood and Wire, Hello Wheels at Stubb’s Cedric Burnside […]
The Jambalaya show with Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Big Boi, Zeds Dead and more that was scheduled for May 24 at the Backyard has been moved to Austin Music Hall. Also, AraabMUZIK has canceled his performance at the show after being shot in a robbery attempt. The Cult will bring their “Electric 13” tour to ACL Live on Sept. 3. Tickets go on sale Frid […]
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison were nominated for an Americana Music Award in the Duo/Group of the Year category Tuesday in Los Angeles. They are up against Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Shovels and Rope. See the full list of nominees below. The awards take place Sept. 18 and will be broadcast on AXS TV. ALBUM OF THE […]
On May 17-18 the 2013 class at the University of Texas will bravely move forward into the post-grad world. Graduation frequently provokes a complicated mix of feelings. A sense of accomplishment is marred by anxiety. The feeling of triumph that marks a completed chapter in your life is tempered by the realization that moving to the next phase might mean leav […]
Sweet and Tender Hooligans at Pachanga Fest #omg vine.co/v/b01r3qxE7F1— D. Sengupta Stith (@deborific) May 11, 2013 With a lineup notable for showcasing a broad spectrum of music by Latino artists — everything from hip-hop to Tejano was represented — cover bands were also well covered. Along with Austin-based act Selena Y Los Burritos which plays the music o […]
Keeping your ears open is often the best strategy when navigating a festival like Pachanga. You are always led to new discoveries that expand your musical horizons. So with the sun shining brilliantly, and oddly almost no evidence of the previous night’s scary stormy weather, Saturday at Pachanga showcased a nice mix of emerging and established artists. “The […]
Ninos Rock Pachanga! vine.co/v/b0J7uzaHreI— D. Sengupta Stith (@deborific) May 12, 2013 Following last night’s torrential downpour, good weather prevailed on day two of Pachanga Fest 2013. With brilliant blue skies, a gentle breeze and high temps in the low 80s, it was a positively temperate spring afternoon. The grounds were surprisingly (disturbingly?) dry […]
An epic storm rolled through Austin just as local Latin fusion group Este Vato played Friday night at the Pachanga Latino Music Festival. High winds blasted through Fiesta Gardens, making some poncho-wearing fans nervous for the rest of the evening’s performances. Luckily all three shows were under the park’s covered Pavillion stage, and despite the thunder […]
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk show tonight at the Belmont has been rescheduled due to weather (which has now left town). From the press release: Due to the possibility of inclement weather, tonight’s Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk show has been postponed and re-scheduled for Saturday, June 8th. All existing tickets purchased will be honored for the new date. Tick […]
ACL Fest released a list of mostly Austin-based acts that will perform only one weekend. All other acts will perform both weekends: Weekend 1 Only: Shinyribs Jacuzzi Boys Wick-it The Instigator Houndmouth Wild Cub Peterson Brothers Band Courrier Dana Falconberry Bobby Jealousy Max Frost Latasha Lee & The BlackTies Kristin Diable & The City Colin Lake […]
Friday The Builders and the Butchers at Antone’s. It’s difficult not to compare Portland band the Builders and the Butchers to the Decemberists — both play dark, epic folk songs full of thumping percussion, mandolins and banjos. With Whiskey Shivers. 8:30 p.m. $12. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. antonesnightclub.com Also playing: Bloody Knives, Plutonium Farmers, […]
This giveaway is over. Thanks for playing! What would you say if I told you that people who were freshman in high school when the Dave Matthews Band dropped their first album are now old enough to run for President of the United States? Such is the staying power of the popular jam(my) band that has developed a loyal following over a career that spans three d […]
In the new, black-and-white video for his song “Numb,” which appeared on last year’s “Blak and Blu” album, Gary Clark gets in an argument with a woman, drives off in a Cadillac and plays a guitar solo on a dirt road: Clark plays Dia De Los Toadies in Fort Worth on Sept. 14.
The full ACL Fest lineup was released early this morning to the delight of new wave goth fans, European dance pop fans, Radiohead (side project) fans and Lionel Richie fans. The full list of acts is available here, and if you’re a visual person, you can check them out in photo gallery form here. A lot of names at the top of the list —Vampire Weekend, Wilco, […]
KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove added Sons of Fathers, Shinyribs and Max Frost to the schedule. Shows are free and start at 8 p.m. on Thursdays: MAY 9 JIMMY LAFAVE MAY 16 CAROLYN WONDERLAND MAY 23 WHISKEY MYERS MAY 30 CHARLIE MARS JUNE 6 WHAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS JUNE 13 THE TRISHAS JUNE 20 SON OF FATHERS JUNE 27 RECKLESS KELLY JULY 4 ALPHA REV JULY11 RUBY JA […]
The Cure, Depeche Mode, Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon and Muse are among the acts that will perform at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival. Festival organizers released the full lineup, and put three-day passes on sale, on Tuesday after a series of reveals that began Thursday with fake classified ads in the Austin Chron […]
Ola Podrida and …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead came together at the Belmont Saturday to celebrate the release of a new album and revisit an older one, though not everything went as scheduled. The Belmont, a West Sixth Street bar that reopened last year as a 1,000-capacity venue (though not that many people can actually stand in front of the stage […]