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July 1, 2014


Fun Fun Fun Fest, which is taking place November 7-9 in Austin, has already announced its music lineup, and as usual, it's amazing. Now they've announced their equally stacked comedy lineup.

Some names include Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanijani, Thomas Middleditch, Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra (doing spoken word), John Waters (spoken word), Har Mar Superstar, Joe Mande, W Kamau Bell, the one and only Neil Hamburger and still plenty more.

Single and 3-day passes are on sale now. Full comedy lineup and the list of special events (like the "FFF Dating Show" and "Taco Cannons"), below...

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June 26, 2014

Le Butcherettes at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Le Butcherettes

Recently formed supergroup Antemasque -- whose first few songs featured Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At the Drive In/Mars Volta, along with Mars Volta Drummer Dave Elitch and massively productive Red Hot Chili Peppers/Atoms For Peace bass monster Flea - -have announced an upcoming tour of the Southwest and West Coast in August. It is unclear what exactly the touring lineup will be beyond Rodriguez-Lopez and Bixler-Zavala, but it looks like it won't include Flea.

Antemasque will be joined by Mexican garage-rockers Le Butcherettes who also feature Rodriguez-Lopez on bass and as a producer. Butcherettes singer Teri Gender-Bender has also provided vocals for Rodriguez-Lopez's other group, Bosnian Rainbows and the group has toured with The Mars Volta, so its safe to say that these two like to play music together. For Le Butcherettes this is another impressive notch on their hard rock belt, having already toured with Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age and other luminaries.

The bands will kick off the tour with five Texas dates. They'll hit San Antonio on August 2 at the White Rabbit (tickets), Austin on August 3 at the Mohawk (tickets), Houston on August 4 at Fitzgerald's (tickets), Dallas on August 5 at Trees (tickets), and El Paso on August 7 at Tricky Falls (tickets). Tickets at each of the above links go on sale Friday June 27 at 10 AM for their respective time zones (El Paso is Mountain Time).

All tour dates are listed, along with Antemasque streams, below...

Continue reading "Mars Volta/At the Drive-In offshoot Antemasque touring with Le Butcherettes, playing five TX shows (dates)"


Get ready to thrash when the mighty Slayer is joined by fellow legends Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus on a tour this fall that hits ACL Live in Austin on Nov 18
and Verizon Theatre in Dallas on Nov 19. Tickets for both shows, and every show on the tour, are on an exclusive Invisible Oranges presale that begins today (6/25, at 10am). The password for AUSTIN and DALLAS is invisibleoranges. Click the links to find the place to enter it.

All tour dates at BrooklynVegan.

June 24, 2014


We knew about the Texas Chainsaw Massacre party. THE ANNOUNCEMENT READS:

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell's groundbreaking horror-meets-metal event, the Housecore Horror Film Festival, is creeping ever closer. On Friday the 13th, they let slip via the official Housecore Horror Film Festival Facebook page that bloody death/grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION had signed on for the festival's second incarnation, but now, the diabolical minds behind the proceedings have finally seen fit to bestow a nasty little surprise upon the unsuspecting public.

This year promises to drench eardrums in blood and distortion with a hugely diverse array of metallic talent from Norwegian black metal legends, Canadian noiseniks, Australian masters of death, American thrash maniacs, and tons more. Without further ado, clap your eyes on the first round of band announcements for this year's Housecore Horror Film Festival!

The rest of the announcement can be read below...

Continue reading "Housecore Horror Film Fest announces initial lineup (Satyricon, Eyehategod, Cattle Decapitation & more)"

June 19, 2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Single Day Tickets are now on sale. Single day lineups (but not set times yet) are also at the fest's site.

June 18, 2014

Joyce Manor in Philly 2013 (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)

California punk rockers Joyce Manor recently released a new song "Schley" from their upcoming album, Never Hungover Again. The album is set to be released on July 22 via Epitaph Records. Following the release of the album, they will be heading out on a North American tour with support from Seattle trio The Exquisites. The tour will be in Houston at Walter's on September 26 (tickets) and in Austin at Red 7 on September 27 (tickets).

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream "Schley" and an Exquisites song below...

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June 17, 2014

by Zane Grant


Austin's Shame Shame Productions is known around town for their exposure of fresh local talent. It's no surprise that their Mellowfest is stacked with some of Austin's top psych rock acts. This year they've partnered with Independence Brewing to throw one hell of a party on July 12. Mellowfest features Psych Fest veterans Christian Bland and the Revelators and The Golden Dawn Arkestra (you also known Christian as a member of the Black Angels). Others acts include The Moonwalks, Hollow Trees, Milezo, Mellowphant, Mudrag and many more.

Golden Dawn Arkestra @ Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Golden Dawn Arkestra

Mellowfest will kick off with a pre party on Friday July 11. Acts include The Wolf, Slow Motion Rider, Darwins Finches, The Rotten Mangos, Space Brothers, Field Dress and Dvrth Vena. Both Mellowfest and the pre party are at Empire Control Room. The pre party is $10 but free with the purchase of a Mellowfest ticket. Tickets can be purchased through the Empire Control Room website. Mark your calendars now and tell your parents you are busy that weekend. Pre party flyer and some videos below.

Continue reading "Mellowfest coming to Empire Garage w/ Christian Bland, Golden Dawn Arkestra, The Moonwalks and more"

June 12, 2014

bishop allen

As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, revitalized NYC band Bishop Allen are back with Lights Out, their first new album in five years. You can check out the video for "Start Again" below. The band will be on tour this summer, including an Austin stop at Holy Mountain on August 30. It's their only Texas show on this tour and no word on advance tickets yet.

All dates are listed, along with the "Start Again" video, below...

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photo by Ryan Haysom
Jail Weddings

LA's jangly pop rockers Jail Weddings recently announced a tour in support of 2013's Neurotic Yell/Burger-released Meltdown - A Declaration of Unpopular Emotion. The tour hits Texas for shows in Ft. Worth on 6/28 at Live Oak (tickets), Denton on 6/29 at Rubber Gloves with Supersonic Lips, and Austin on 6/30 at Hotel Vegas with local rocker/Burger labelmate John Wesley Coleman, Ruby Fray and The Harms.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Watch their new video for "Dead Celebrity Party" below...

Continue reading "Jail Weddings playing three Texas shows on tour, including Austin w/ John Wesley Coleman"

June 11, 2014

Black Lips at Burgerama III ( Photo by Debi Del Grande)

The Black Lips do not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. They recently hit Austin for Psych Fest while on tour in support of their new album Underneath the Rainbow via Vice Records. The band has recently announced another North American tour with support from King Kahn & BBQ Show. The tour will be making three stops in Texas; September 11 in Houston at Fitzgeralds (tickets), September 12 in Austin at Ghost Town (tickets) and September 13 in Dallas at Granada Theatre (tickets). The tour ends in their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia on October 4 but the Black Lips will be back in Austin on November 8 for Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Head to BrooklynVegan for a full list of Black Lips dates. Check out their video for "Boys in the Wood" below...

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