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

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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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April 10, 2014

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Kelcey, Ryan & Taylor from Local Natives and Moses Sumney @ Stubb's - 4/9/2014
Local Natives @ Stubb's - 4/9/2014
Local Natives @ Stubb's - 4/9/2014
Local Natives @ Stubb's - 4/9/2014

Local Natives have been continuing to support 2013's Hummingbird on an extensive tour this year. Many of the dates have been opening for Kings of Leon, but they've also got some headlining appearances in there, including their stop in Austin at Stubb's last night. They played favorites off both of their albums, including "Heavy Feet," "Breakers," "Shape Shifter," "Sun Hands" and others, plus covered Johnny Cash's "Out Among the Stars" (which they've done before).The show was opened by eccentric one-man band Moses Sumney. Pictures of both artists are in this post, and they continue below...

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April 9, 2014

Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Chaos in Tejas

As you may know, Chaos In Tejas is returning (it just won't be a "giant fest" this year), and the initial 2014 lineup was just announced, including Floor, Destruction Unit, Parquet Courts, Radioactivity, Nothing, Protomartyr, Beth Israel, Back to Back, Glue, Institute, Marshstepper, Deskonocidos (reunion) and many more. It takes place across multiple Austin venues from May 29 to June 1. More bands, venues & other details TBA.

April 6, 2014

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Daniel Rossen @ Central Presbyterian Church - 4/4/2014
Daniel Rossen @ Central Presbyterian Church - 4/4/2014

Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles brought his first-ever solo tour to Austin for a sold-out show at Central Presbyterian Church this past Friday (4/4). He treated the crowd to material off of his solo EP, and included a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Kathleen" as well. Opening the show was his talented guitar wizard tourmate William Tyler (Lambchop, Silver Jews). Pictures of both artists are in this post.

They continue below...

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April 4, 2014

March 31, 2014

I think I've finally recovered from another SXSW. I hope everyone had a great time at the BrooklynVegan events this year. Can't wait for next year. Meanwhile I just wanted to share the above two Instagrams which are two of my favorites I saw that came out of the BV events, and I hope you'll revisit the parties with us via one of our many photosets as well: SATURDAY 1 -- SATURDAY 2 -- FRIDAY 1 -- FRIDAY 2 -- THURSDAY 1 -- THURSDAY 2 -- WEDNESDAY -- FLATSTOCK STAGE -- INVISIBLE ORANGES.