February 26, 2014
The TonTons @ F F F Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Shiner Beers, who we recently teamed up with for a free show in NYC and who will join us at our upcoming Austin day parties, were also a sponsor of Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin this year. At that fest that they asked musicians to play one song in front of their parked van. They dubbed the high quality results "Shiner Van Sessions", and today we premiere one of them, and another two at BrooklynVegan.
The TonTons, who play a Waterloo In-Store on 2/28 and a lot of SXSW shows (listed below), took on "Lonely" for their session. The track's studio version can be found on their new album Make Out King and Other Stories of Love which was just released on 2/18. Watch and listen to the sultry in-front-of-a-van version, below...
February 24, 2014
We already mentioned that Pitchfork would be presenting a metal SXSW showcase at 'House of Vans' at Mohawk with Kylesa, Indian, Power Trip, Windhand and more, and now they have also announced two non-metal day parties and an official showcase.
The day parties are FREE and open to the public, and happen Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13 at French Legation Museum (802 San Marcos St), both starting at noon. The Wednesday party has DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn, Speedy Ortiz, The Range, Ex Hex, Cashmere Cat, Perfect Pussy, Sophie, Empress Of, Coachwhips, Protomartyr and Single Mothers.
The Thursday party has Fucked Up, Lunice, Mutual Benefit, Isaiah Rashad, Kelela, Classixx, Future Islands, Mark McGuire, Jerome LOL, Eagulls, Roosevelt and Viet Cong.
Pitchfork's official showcase happens Friday, March 14 at Central Presbyterian Church (200 E. 8th St) at 6 PM with Real Estate, Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters), Forest Swords, Mas Ysa, Hundred Waters, Angel Olsen and EMA. That one's only open to SXSW badge and wristband-holders.
Flyers for all four shows below...
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Hall and Oates @ ACL Live - 2/23/2014
Hall & Oates just kicked off a tour in Austin at ACL Live at The Moody Theatre last night (2/23), playing tons of the hits like "Maneater," "You Make My Dreams," "Kiss On My List," "Rich Girl," "Out of Touch" and a bunch more. Pictures of the night are in this post.
They continue, along with Hall & Oates' setlist, below...
February 21, 2014
Another year, another round of great free SXSW shows at Waterloo Records in Austin. Typed out below...
Merge Records 2014 SXSW ShowcaseOne of our favorite indie labels returns to the Parish this year for a night of indie rock headlined by the legendary Bob Mould of Husker Du and Sugar. Mary Timony's rocking new band Ex Hex is also on there, as is Wye Oak who have a new album due soon, and Hospitality who we just caught at Red 7 and who we recently recorded a live session with. Watch below...
Thursday, March 13
The Parish (214 E. 6th St.)
7:45 p.m. Vertical Scratchers
8:45 p.m. Saint Rich
9:45 p.m. Hospitality
10:45 p.m. Ex Hex
11:45 p.m. Wye Oak
12:45 a.m. Bob Mould
February 20, 2014
In terms of modern punk bands, fans of Ceremony, Pissed Jeans, and The Men will probably dig these guys. Like those bands, Creative Adult bring in decidedly non-punk influences; in their case it's heavy atmospheres that fall somewhere between post-punk, shoegaze, and Sonic Youth. It makes a lot of sense that they chose Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Efrim Menuck to produce the record.We wrote the above at BV about San Francisco punks Creative Adult's debut album, Psychic Mess, which comes out next week (2/25) via Run for Cover. You can hear it before the release date though, it's streaming in full below.
Creative Adult are doing some touring this year which has them in Austin for SXSW and then Dallas for Spillover Fest. At SXSW, they'll play the Flowerbooking/FatCat showcase at Holy Mountain on Thursday, March 13 with We Were Promised Jetpacks, Dead Gaze, Bronze Whale, Slow Magic, Breton, Kodak to Graph and others. They play at 9 PM on the outside stage. Full schedule below.
As mentioned, you can also catch Bronze Whale at the BrooklynVegan/BV Austin-curated portion of the Flatstock Stage.
Stream Psychic Mess below...
The Heartbreaker Banquet returns to Willie Nelson's private "Luck, Texas" ranch during SXSW, Rolling Stone reports. The third-annual event will be a day-long event on March 13, featuring Shovels & Rope, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, The Felice Brothers, Shakey Graves and many more across two stages. There is also a "surprise headliner."
The Heartbreaker Banquet is invite only but ticket claims will be given away through the its mailing list and social media. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Sims Foundation which provides mental healthcare to Austin musicians.
Full line-up for the 2014 Heartbreak Banquet is listed, along with a video trailer, below...
Yesterday, we announced that the 2014 BrooklynVegan official nighttime SXSW showcase will take place on Wednesday, March 12 at Red 7 Patio (611 E. 7th St. in Austin, TX). The punk-oriented lineup features Against Me!, Touche Amore, The Front Bottoms, Cheap Girls, Frameworks, Placeholder and a 7:30 special guest opening set by occasional actor and cult singer Harvey Sid Fisher. Doors are at 7 PM and headliners Against Me! go on at 1 AM. SXSW badges are welcome, and we'll also have some general admission tickets for sale at the door (come early!).
The Red 7 show is one of a few BrooklynVegan events at SXSW this year. Our metal blog Invisible Oranges will be announcing a metal showcase soon. We also have three day parties at Red 7 (3/13-15, lineups coming soon), and a BrooklynVegan/BV Austin-curated portion of the Flatstock stage on 3/15 with Austin artists Mother Falcon, S U R V I V E, and Bronze Whale.
Hope to see you there!
Check out videos of everyone on the showcase below...
FADER Fort 2013 (more by Julie Schabel)
FADER Fort returns to Austin for SXSW this year. They write:
From March 12th until the 15th, we'll be celebrating FADER's 15th Anniversary and 90th issue with performances by FKA Twigs, The Orwells, Jeremih, Isaiah Rashad, and a series of special guests that will please both new and longtime FADER readers. We've once again partnered with Converse to help make this our best FORT yet, and the live stream will be powered by Dell Precision workstations. Mazda will provide shuttle services and other surprises, while Captain Morgan White Rum serves up specialty cocktails at The FORT's bars. Vitaminwater and Glass Is Life will be on site, too.Stay tuned for the rest of the lineup and RSVP info.
House of Vans at Mohawk SXSW 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
As mentioned, 'House of Vans' is returning to Mohawk during SXSW 2014 from March 11 - 15, and since we last spoke the lineups have been announced. Artists playing HoV shows throughout the week include Kylesa, Power Trip, Windhand, Dum Dum Girls, Angel Olsen, Tyler the Creator, X, Cloud Nothings, Fucked Up, Perfect Pussy, You Blew It!, EMA, A$AP Mob, Phantogram, Warpaint, Roosevelt, World's Fair and many more. Full lineups below.
All the day parties are FREE to the public, with priority given to SXSW bad and wristband-holders. For the night shows, badge-holders get priority access, then wristband-holders, and there will be also be advance tickets you can purchase from House of Vans.
Full lineups below...