April 22, 2014


The shapeshifting mewithoutYou will celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the albums from their prime post-hardcore period, Catch For Us the Foxes, on a tour of the West Coast and South West this June. The tour is with Connecticut emo collective The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die and Dark Rooms. It hits Texas for shows at Houston's Warehouse Live Studio on June 25, Austin's Mohawk on 6/26 and Dallas' Prophet Bar on 6/27. Tickets for the Houston, Austin and Dallas shows go on sale Friday (4/25).

All dates are listed below...

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Matt Berninger of The National takes a breath @ The Moody Theater on 4/21/2014
The National - Night 1 @ The Moody Theater w/ Warpaint - 4/21/2014

The National brought their tour with Warpaint to Austin for their first of three great double bills at ACL Live at Moody Theater last night (4/21). Like other shows on this tour, The National did a pretty good job of mixing it up between their last few albums, hitting tracks like Alligator's "Abel," Boxer's "Squalor Victoria," High Violet's "Conversation 16" and their newest, Trouble Will Find Me's "I Need My Girl." Pictures of the show are in this post.

The National and Warpaint do it again at ACL Live tonight (4/22) and Wednesday (4/23). Both sold out. More pictures and The National's setlist from night 1 below...

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ACL 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

It was just announced that the Austin City Limits Festival returns to Austin's Zilker Park for two weekends, October 3-5 & October 10-12. The lineup includes Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Beck, The Replacements, Spoon, Belle & Sebastian, Interpol, Broken Bells, St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Mac DeMarco, Sam Smith, Polica, Jenny Lewis and many more.

Tickets go on sale today (4/22) at 10 AM. Full lineup at BrooklynVegan.

April 21, 2014

Loop @ NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, 4/17/2014 (more by PSquared)

The 2014 Austin Psych Fest is almost here, taking place May 2 - 4 at Carson Creek Ranch with such artists as Black Angels, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Liars, The Zombies, Loop, The Horrors, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Panda Bear, Pink Mountaintops are lots more. The fest has the three-stage daily schedule posted now and you can check that out below. Tickets and Festival passes are still available. If you'd like to go for free we're giving away a prize pack that includes a Three-Day APF ticket, plus an Earthquaker Terminal fuzz pedal and a pound of Earthquaker's signature blend of coffee. Details are below.

Additionally, there are kickoff parties onThursday, May 1. At Red 7 they've got The Warlocks, Flamin' Groovies, The Asteroid #4, The Young Sinclairs and more. Then over at Mohawk it's Night Beats, Elephant Stone and more. Entry for both is free with a APF Deluxe pass, $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Full line-up of those are below. too.

Additionally, you can get primed for APF by watching Beyond the Third Sound which documents the 2013 fest with live performances and interviews. It's stream over at the APF website. Austin Psych Fest 2014 daily schedule and contest details below...

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Waterloo flyer

Warpaint open for the National at ACL Live Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday night (4/21-4/23). Can't make it? Check the ladies out in the much more intimate setting of Waterloo Records Tuesday at 1pm (long lunch break?). Flyer above.

Meanwhile, check out pictures of Warpaint from Coachella, and from their recent Chicago show too.

April 16, 2014

Perfect Pussy at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Perfect Pussy

Syracuse noise punks Perfect Pussy are nonstop touring this year. They were recently in Austin for SXSW and they have plans to return twice in the next few months. First, they'll hit Hotel Vegas on May 3 with fellow upstate NY band Green Dreams and Austin's Feral Future. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Then, Perfect Pussy cross paths with the previously discussed Potty Mouth tour that hits Austin on June 4 at Red 7 with Swearin' (tickets), making for a great triple bill. It also hits Dallas the next night at Three Links (6/5) (tickets) without Swearin'.

Updated tour schedules for Perfect Pussy HERE and Potty Mouth HERE. Some videos below...

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April 15, 2014

BV AustinBV Austin

Controversial changes at Austinisting over the past couple of years aside, BV Austin has always felt a special bond to Austinist. Like BV Austin, Austinist was a spinoff from a NYC-based blog, one BrooklynVegan always had close ties with (in fact, for a while BV wrote a weekly column on Gothamist). For that reason and many more, we were sad to read this news yesterday:

Good-Bye And Thank You

After eight years, we've made the decision to close Austinist. This was a difficult decision.

We love Austin, but as an independent media company, our resources are limited, and as our other city sites have grown, Austinist hasn't been getting the attention it deserves. We hope to contribute to the city again in the future, either through special editions or partnerships with other sites.

We want to thank all of the editors, writers and photographers who have contributed to the site since the beginning. We are grateful for the opportunity you have given us over the years. Thank you for reading!

-Jake Dobkin & Jen Chung, Gothamist LLC

Goodbye Austinist!

P.S. the new Austinist homepage says it is on "hiatus". Maybe they'll be back?


Austin rockers Megafauna (not to be confused with Megafaun) release their new album Maximalist today (4/15), and if you've yet to hear it you can stream it below. They'll be going on an extensive tour soon, but before they leave home they'll play a record release show, which doubles as a 'SXSW Cares' benefit show, on Saturday (4/19) at Mohawk. It's with another great local rock band, Ume, plus Black Books and Young Tongue. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Album stream and Mohawk show flyer, below...

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April 14, 2014

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters, Que Pasa @ Mohawk - 4/13/2014
Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters, Que Pasa @ Mohawk - 4/13/2014
Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters, Que Pasa @ Mohawk - 4/13/2014
Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters, Que Pasa @ Mohawk - 4/13/2014

Full set of pictures from last night's show up at BrooklynVegan.

April 11, 2014

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Arcade Fire @ Austin360 Amphitheater - 4/10/2014
Arcade Fire @ Austin360 Amphitheater - 4/10/2014
Arcade Fire @ Austin360 Amphitheater - 4/10/2014

Arcade Fire opened themselves up to political scrutiny, giant bobblehead-style, this week when a man in an oversized papier-mâché Barack Obama head appeared next to a "talking head" version of Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry at their Austin concert. [Rolling Stone]
Arcade Fire brought their massive 2014 tour to Austin for a politicized show at Austin360 Amphitheater last night (4/10). Like they've been doing on much of this tour, in addition to playing material off their four studio albums, Arcade Fire covered some pretty famous songs, including Blondie's "Heart of Glass" and Prince's "Controversy." Pictures of the show, a video of the Blondie cover, and the setlist are in this post.

After the Austin360 Amphitheater show, Arcade Fire headed to a smaller Austin venue, The Continental, for a secret show as Phi Slamma Jamma of all covers including Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles and more. Anyone catch that?

More pics, video and setlist from the Amphitheater show below...

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