January 30, 2015

soft-moon

Luis Vasquez is releasing his third album as The Soft Moon on March 31 via Captured Tracks. You can check out its first single, "Black," at the bottom of the post, along with a Trentemøller remix of the same track. After the album release, The Soft Moon will head out on a tour that hits Dallas on May 6 at Club Dada, Houston on May 7 at Fitzgerald's, and Austin on May 8 for Austin Psych Fest's Levitation. Tickets for Dallas, Houston, and Psych Fest are available now.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Track streams below...

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Purity Ring in NYC in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Purity Ring

Purity Ring have announced a world tour to follow the release of their second album, Another Eternity, in March. The tour hits Austin on May 23 at Stubb's and Houston on May 24 at House of Blues. Tickets for both the Austin show and the Houston show are on sale now.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Check out the album's two singles at the bottom of the post...

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January 26, 2015

Sufjan Stevens

Exciting Sufjan Stevens things are happening. A new folk-again album is on the way, and there's a tour too. For Texas it looks like this:

May 10 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
May 11 Houston, TX Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
May 12 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
Tickets to the Austin show go on sale Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 am thru C3Concerts.com, all Texas Box Office Outlets, or call 512.477.6060 to charge by phone. There's an artist presale too.

About the new album (pictured above):

Carrie & Lowell was recorded by Stevens alongside Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, Nedelle Torrisi, Sean Carey, Ben Lester and Thomas Bartlett and mixed by Stevens, Bartlett and Pat Dillet. Thematically the 11 songs address life and death, love and loss, and the artist's struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love. The album is named for Stevens' mother and stepfather and is a return to Stevens' folk roots.
More at BrooklynVegan.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Jack White @ Austin Music Hall - 1/24/2015
Jack White, Chicano Batman @ Austin Music Hall - 1/24/2015

Jack White (maybe you have his baseball card) is touring and hit Austin over the weekend for two sold-out shows at Austin Music Hall, Saturday (1/24) and Sunday (1/25). Night one was business (he came wearing a button down and slacks with suspenders) and had Charlie Sexton guest on "Ball and Biscuit," and night two was casual (black t-shirt and jeans). At both shows, ushers at the doors told people not to use their phones during the performance, and then right before he went on someone came out to remind the crowd once again. Both shows were opened by LA's Chicano Batman.

We've got pictures of the first night in this post. More, with the setlists from both shows, below...

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January 22, 2015

photo: Knifight at Mohawk in 2014 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Knifight

Austin synth rockers Knifight, who maybe you caught opening for Future Islands last year, will release their second full length, V, on February 10. You can get a taste of it from the single "Young Lovers" below. In addition to that, we've also got the premiere of the band's cover of David Bowie's "Breaking Glass" from his classic Low album. You can listen to that below too.

Knifight also have some dates coming up, including two in their hometown. They play an album release show on February 6 at Cheer Up Charlie's with Night Drive and Gost ($5 at door), and then again on April 9 at North Door (ticket info and other bands TBA). All dates are listed below.

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December 23, 2014

The Interv9iew

Alamo Drafthouse just released the following statement:

Alamo Drafthouse will be playing THE INTERVIEW at multiple locations. Specific theaters and showtimes are currently being determined. Follow @Drafthouse for further announcements. Below please find a statement from Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League...

"We cannot imagine the pressures that have been affecting Sony, at all levels of the organization they have been under attack. Amidst this unwarranted chaos, they have regrouped and listened to the public, the government and the exhibition community and responded with resolve and determination. At 10:45 AM Sony bookers approved screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and other arthouse and independent theaters across the country.

This is the best Christmas gift anyone could give us. We, both distributors and exhibitors, have collectively stood firm to our principles and for the right to freedom of expression.

Two days til Christmas, and I am proud to be an American."
- Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League

December 18, 2014

Craft Spells
Craft Spells

Craft Spells released their second album Nausea (and first new music in two years) earlier this year on Captured Tracks. They're kicking off a tour with The Bilinda Butchers, who also put out a new album, Heaven, over the summer. The tour hits Austin on March 3 at Red 7 and Dallas on March 4 at Club Dada. Tickets for Austin and Dallas are on sale now. You can listen to both Nausea and Heaven in their entirety below.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Album streams below...

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Elisa Ambrogio

Elisa Ambrogio (of the noise trio Magik Markers) will be touring in January in support of her 2014 solo debut record, The Immoralist. She and banjo player/Pelt member Nathan Bowles, who also has an album out this year, will be in Austin on January 18 at Beerland. Check Beerland's site for upcoming ticket info.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream "Superstitious" from Elisa's album and "Sleepy Lake Tire Swing" from Nathan's album below...

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December 9, 2014

Sleater KinneySleater Kinney

After confirming their reunion, Sleater-Kinney announced tour dates that didn't include Texas which was a huge bummer. They've finally corrected that wrong, and will play Texas three times in April, on three dates that happen to correspond with the 2nd weekend of Coachella (so I guess they're not playing the fest?). It looks like this:

SLEATER-KINNEY BACK IN TEXAS
04-16-15 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
04-17-15 Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Ampitheatre
04-18-15 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Tickets to all the new dates, which are listed HERE, go on pre-sale at 10am local time on Wednesday, December 10th.

December 3, 2014

Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
APF

Austin Psych Fest is returning for its eighth year in 2015 from from May 8-10 at the Carson Creek Ranch. The initial lineup has some pretty amazing names including The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Jesus and Mary Chain (performing Psychocandy), Spiritualized, Primal Scream, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, Mac DeMarco, Melody's Echo Chamber, Lightning Bolt, The Sword, Earth, A Place to Bury Strangers, Fuzz, The Soft Moon, Metz, White Fence, Fat White Family, Nothing and still plenty more. Check out the full initial lineup below.

Weekend passes are on sale now.

Lineup, poster and announcement video below...

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