May 22, 2013
by Andrew Sacher
Retox - 'YPLL'
Justin Pearson's (of The Locust) current project, Retox, who have been on tour this month, are releasing their new album, YPLL, next week (5/28) via Epitaph. It's a short (12 songs in under 22 minutes) blast of furious hardcore, and you can stream the entire thing below.
Retox will bring their tour through Austin this week to open for The Dillinger Escape Plan when DEP bring their previously announced tour with Royal Thunder and The Faceless to Mohawk on Friday (5/24). Tickets for that show are still available.
DEP's tour (without Retox) also hits El Paso the day before the Mohawk show, and Retox play their own show in Houston that day (5/23) too. Check out pictures of DEP's recent NYC show on BrooklynVegan.
All remaining dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...
May 20, 2013
James Blake in NYC earlier this month (more by Jono Bernstein)
As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, James Blake just announced a fall North American leg of his ongoing 2013 tour which will come through Texas for shows in Dallas on October 27 at House of Blues, Austin on October 28 at Emo's East, and Houston on October 29 at House of Blues. Tickets are not on sale yet but you can check Ticketmaster for the Dallas/Houston shows and Emo's site for the Austin show.
All dates are listed at BrooklynVegan.
May 17, 2013
Big Boi (more by Cory Dewald)
The Austin edition of "Jambalaya Fest", happening on May 24, has moved from The Backyard to Austin Music Hall. All three dates of the Texas tour, which features Odd Future's Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt (also known as Earl Wolf), Big Boi, Araabmuzik, Zeds Dead, RL Grime, and G-Eazy, are still on sale in various prices.
May 16, 2013
Though their 2nd date together isn't until June 1st, we might as well call tonight (5/16) at Red 7 the first of a series of dates that producers oOoOO and Groundislava are playing together in Noth America this year. The poster and list of dates below agrees.
Groundislava is supporting a new collection of remixes called 'Treasure Chest' which you can buy, listen to and download at Bandcamp. Some oOoOO tracks are embedded below...
Anamanaguchi @ BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
8-bit video game punk rockers Anamanaguchi, who were in Austin in March for SXSW (BrooklynVegan show included), just launched a tour in support of their long-awaited new album Endless Fantasy which also has a very successful-so-far companion Kickstarter that you should check out when you're done listening to the new songs from the album posted over at BrooklynVegan.
That tour includes a leg with Kitty Pryde aka Kitty that returns to Texas in July for three shows:
Anamanaguchi & Kitty Pryde take TexasAll dates at BrooklynVegan. Watch Anamanaguchi's tripped out video for "MEOW" below...
7/16 - Austin, TX - Red 7 (tickets)
7/17 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
7/18 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds's
LA festival FYF Fest recently announced their amazing lineup of bands including My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mac Demarco, METZ, MGMT, Mikal Cronin, Nosaj Thing, Omar Souleyman, Roky Erickson, Shlohmo, Antwon and many, many more. Tickets go on sale today, Thursday, 5/16, at noon California time.
Meanwhile, San Jose Rapper Antwon is returning to Austin for a show at Hotel Vegas with Lil Ugly Mane and Hard Stripes on June 2nd. The show is part of Chaos in Tejas which updated their lineup last week. You can see the whole thing below with all Antwon tour dates and a song.
May 15, 2013
photos by Sarah Frankie Linder
Patti Smith @ Stubb's, Austin, 4/30/13
"Fresh from her visit with the new Pope Francis in Vatican City (yes, that happened), Patti Smith returned to Austin to play tracks off her new album, Banga. There are few acts in rock 'n roll today that elicit the warmth and adoration that the nearly sold-out Stubbs crowd delivered to Smith. In return, the original NYC punk girl gave that energy back in what could only be described as a triumphant performance." [Culture Map]Rock legend Patti Smith recently visited Austin for a show at Stubb's. We just posted a set of pictures from the show at BrooklynVegan. Check .em out.
As mentioned on BV, John Hughes-era postpunks The Psychedelic Furs are going on a big summer tour and that will hit Texas for three shows, including Austin on July 18 at Antone's. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/17) at noon. The other TX shows are 7/17 at House of Blues in Dallas and 7/19 at House of Blues in Houston. All tour dates are here.
May 13, 2013
Bosnian Rainbows @ Highline Ballroom in Feb (more by Greg Cristman)
"At the Drive-In - which also includes singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, guitarist Jim Ward, bassist Paul Hinojos and drummer Tony Hajjar - have scattered to other projects, leaving the future unknown. The Mars Volta, the post-ATDI post-punk/prog act led by Rodriguez-Lopez and Bixler-Zavala, is officially broken up, too, but the guitarist is already deep into Bosnian Rainbows, his band with singer Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes. Next week, Bosnian Rainbows begin a European tour with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (plus a few dates in Texas and California) and release a self-titled debut album on June 25th." [Rolling Stone]As RS points out, Bosnian Rainbows' tour is on its way to Texas:
May 25, 2013 - El Paso, TX @ Neon Desert Music FestivalCheck out the full Neon Desert Music Fest lineup, Best Coast and Paul Banks included, HERE. All BR dates at BrooklynVegan. Two songs from the new album below...
May 28, 2013 - Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ Zorch
May 29, 2013 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Zorch (tickets)
May 30, 2013 - Houston, TX @ HOB - Bronze Peacock w/ Zorch
May 12, 2013
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Turquoise Jeep @ Red 7 - 5/4/2013
Turquoise Jeep, who are no strangers for taking their show off YouTube and onto the road, brought their tour through Austin for a show at Red 7 on May 4 with Kosha Dillz. Pictures of all the smashin' and bangin' are in this post.