May 24, 2013
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Paul McCartney @ The Frank Erwin Center - 5/23/2013
The evening hit all the high notes of McCartney's diverse catalog. There was the blues -- "Let Me Roll It" rolled into an homage to Jimi Hendrix with "Foxy Lady" hooks. There was a nod to Beatles' success with "Paperback Writer." And there was McCartney on the keys, with "My Valentine" and "The Long And Winding Road."The above review was from the first of Paul McCartney's two nights at the Frank Erwin Center. Thursday night's setlist was nearly identical to Wednesday night, with "Things We Said Today" subbing for "I've Just Seen a Face" and "I Saw Her Standing There" instead of "Get Back" being the only changes. Pictures from last night are in this post.
But perhaps the most poignant part of the night was McCartney's slight fumble on the opening of "Maybe I'm Amazed." Seated at the piano, McCartney took a moment to regroup after questioning the chords. "Proves we're live," he joked before launching into the anthem for a second time. - [Culturemap]
Full setlist and more pics below...
May 23, 2013
Paul McCartney @ Frank Erwin Center last night (via)
Paul McCartney's Out There tour is currently in Austin, having played the first of two consecutive nights at the Frank Erwin Center last night (5/22). Macca played nearly 40 songs culled from over 50 years of songs, including "Eight Days a Week," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Blackbird," "Live and Let Die" and a show-ending Abbey Road trifecta of "Golden Slumbers"/"Carry That Weight"/"The End." Setlist is below. Paul plays Erwin Center again tonight (5/22) and you can look forward to pictures from that here on BV Austin.
In other news, McCartney has written a letter to Russian officials in support of incarcerated Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina who is currently on a hunger strike:
My personal belief is that further incarceration for Maria will be harmful for her and the situation as a whole, which, of course, is being watched by people all over the world. In the great tradition of fair-mindedness which the Russian people (many of whom are my friends) are famous for, I believe that you granting this request would send a very positive message to all the people who have followed this case.Meanwhile, the classic 1976 live album, Wings Over America, is getting a deluxe reissue next week (5/28). The box set comes with the original album -- the first triple-album to ever go to #1 in the U.S. -- plus a disc of bonus audio, as well as a DVD featuring a rarely-seen television special, Wings Over the World. You can watch a video "unboxing" of the reissue, along with last night's Erwin Center setlist, below.
by Victor Massari
As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, Denton, TX vets The Baptist Generals released their fourth studio album, Jackleg Devotional to the Heart, this week (5/21) via Sub Pop. It's a catchy and smooth indie folk LP laden with blues sensibilities, and you can stream the entire album below.
They'll be heading out on a tour with The Mountain Goats, but before that, they'll celebrate the new album with a hometown record release show on June 1 at Dan's Silver Leaf in Denton, TX. Tickets to that show are available.
All tour dates are listed at BrooklynVegan. LP stream below...
May 22, 2013
Ty Segall in Brooklyn in February (more by PSquared Photography)
As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, Ty Segall is releasing a new album, Sleeper, on August 20 via Drag City and he'll be touring this summer around the time of the release. That tour hits Austin on August 27 at Mohawk Outside. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/24).
All dates and more at BrooklynVegan.
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.
The Austin shows are 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.