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August 5, 2014

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

The Young @ The North Door - 7/25/2014
The Young, Sun God @ The North Door - 7/25/2014

Austin's own The Young have a new LP, Chrome Catus, on the way (due 8/26 via Matador), and ahead of its release they graced their hometown with a show late last month at The North Door (7/25) with Sun God. More pictures, like the one above, at BrooklynVegan.

The Young will ring in the release of the new LP with a free 5 PM in-store at Waterloo Records (8/25) the day before it officially comes out. Then, their tour includes another Austin date on September 4 at Hotel Vegas, and the tour wraps up back in Texas with a free Dallas show on September 20 at Foundry Beer Garden with the Marked Men-related Radioactivity, which is a great double bill.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Watch the video for recent single "Cry Of Tin," below...

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July 29, 2014

Spray Paint

Local boys Spray Paint make the kind of paranoid art punk that that may have folks thinking they've got bugs under their skin -- in a good way of course. Joey Casey recently upped them in NME, helpfully adding "They've got several songs about dumpsters." The band's new album Clean Blood, Regular Acid, on September 23 via Monofonus and you can stream a track from it below.

Spray Paint just played Hotel Vegas on Friday (7/25) but if you missed it you've got a few more chances to see them in Austin. They play Beerland on August 23 with Crack Pipes; then they've got a record release show at Hotel Vegas on September 19 (rest of lineup TBA). The latter is also the kickoff date of their tour with The Rebel (Ben Wallers from Country Teasers).

Additionally, Spray Paint and The Rebel also play McAllen's Cine El Ray on September 20 and Walters Downtown in Houston on September 21 where they'll open for Merchandise (tickets). For all tour dates head to BV and check out the new song stream below...

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July 28, 2014

Index Fest

The 3rd annual Index Fest goes down Deep Ellum in Dallas this year from September 26-28. The initial lineup is listed below and includes Local Natives, Future Islands, The Get Up Kids, Foxygen, Russian Circles, How To Dress Well, Joyce Manor, Palms, Dawes, Kaiser Chiefs, Dilated Peoples, Doomtree, The Cool Kids, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Dan Deacon and many more. You can get single-day and 3-day tickets now over at the festival website. Full lineup will be announced on August 4.

Initial lineup below...

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photos by Sarah Frankie Linder

Nick Cave @ The bad Seeds @ ACL Live - 7/19/2014
Nick Cave @ The bad Seeds @ ACL Live - 7/19/2014

Dressed in black, tan chest glistening under gold chains, Cave delivered a performance without reservations Sunday evening. He jumped, thrusted, swayed, cursed, blasphemed, and crooned the packed Moody Theater for an hour's worth of crushingly loud deliverances and sexualized come-ons.

Platform extensions on both sides of the stage allowed Cave to extend himself to the audience where throngs of writhing hands lifted upwards for a quick grasp of his robes. He gave much more than that. Hands supported his slender figure as he leaned into his lustful disciples. "I saw you last night," Cave said to a blond in the front row, referring to his Saturday night performance. "At the show, of course," he clarified with a smirk. [Pop Press International]

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are continuing to support last year's Push the Sky Away on an ongoing tour with Nicole Atkins which hit Austin for an ACL Live show at Moody Theater earlier this month (7/19). Pictures from that show are in this post. They continue, with the setlist, below...

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July 24, 2014

Lydia Loveless in Chicago in April (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Lydia Loveless

Alt-country singer Lydia Loveless has just announced a headlining tour. She comes to Austin September 13 at Red 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Additionally, she plays Dallas' Three Links on September 12 (tickets) and Houston's FitzGerald's on September 14 (tickets). Full tour schedule is available at BrooklynVegan. Check out a recent video session the singer did below...

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Gap Dream in New York in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson )
Gap Dream

Burger Records-signed groovers Gap Dream have a split coming out soon with San Francisco's Part Time, and they're also touring together. The bands have a slew of Texas shows and come to Austin August 28 at Hotel Vegas. (tickets) Tickets for the Austin aren't on sale yet, but should be soon through Hotel Vegas' website.

The tour also hits El Paso August 27 at Monarch (no adv. tix), Houston August 29 at Walter's (tickets) and Ft. Worth September 12 at Lola's. Full tour schedule is available at BrooklynVegan. Check out a song from Gap Dream's side of the split below...

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July 17, 2014

Emily Wolfe at Cactus Cafe in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Emily Wolfe

Scary news today, as it seems that local singer-songwriter Emily Wolfe has been dealing with some severe health problems for the last week. In a letter posted to Emily's Facebook page, her manager passed along news that she's been in the hospital dealing with side effects from severe blood clots in her brain. According to the letter, the problems have been taken care of and Emily is now in recovery, but this still sounds like a scary situation. Her manager urges fans to post stories about what Emily's music has meant to them, and there's already been an outpouring of support.

Emily is scheduled to play this year's ACL Fest in October. Hopefully she is out of the woods, and we wish her a speedy recovery.

July 16, 2014

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Tweedy - ACLTV - 6/20/2014
Tweedy - ACLTV - 6/20/2014

...Father and son (Tweedy and pop?) had just finished playing a full album's worth of new material at ACL Live along with guitarist Jim Elkington, multi-instrumentalist Liam Cunningham, bassist Darin Gray, and backing vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of the band Lucius. It's not common for a show to begin with 14 songs no one has yet heard: "That's always fun at a concert," Tweedy acknowledged apologetically as he thanked the audience for the indulgence.

The pleasure, as it turned out, was all ours. Though Tweedy followed the new stuff with nine Wilco and Uncle Tupelo favorites played solo plus a couple of full-band ringers for an encore, it was the sneak preview of "Sukierae," the upcoming debut from the band just called Tweedy, that made the night special. [Austin 360]

The setlist from that show along with pictures from the taping (which happened back on June 20th) are in this post. Stay tuned for the episode to air on TV.

More below...

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Lionel Richie @ 360 Amphitheater - 7/10/2014
Lionel Richie @ 360 Amphitheater - 7/10/2014

Lionel Richie brought his ongoing tour to Austin for a show at 360 Amphitheater last week (7/10). It was a hits-filled set with material dating back to his Commodores days, as well as plenty of solo stuff too. "Dancing on the Ceiling," "Brick House," "All Night Long" and many more favorites were played. Pictures of the night (though unfortunately none of opener Cee Lo Green) are in this post.

More, with the setlist, below...

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July 11, 2014

The Coathangers at Burgerama III (more by Debi Del Grande)

The Coathangers recently wrapped up a short run through the south, and will be hitting the road for a full US tour soon. Joining them on most dates will be Portland punks White Fang. They will be in Houston at Fitzgeralds on 7/25 (tickets), Austin at Red 7 on 7/26 (tickets), Dallas at Club Dada on 7/27 (tickets) and San Antonio at Ten Eleven on 7/28 (no advance tix). The Atlanta trio have been busy supporting their new album Suck My Shirt which was released on Suicide Squeeze Records.

Throughout the tour they will also be meeting up with Ceremony and Nothing in Tucson on 7/31; Dum Dum Girls, Bleached, Best Coast and Shannon and the Clams at Burger-a-Go-Go in Los Angeles 8/2; and then ending the tour with Black Lips for Andy Animal's Meltasia in La Fayette, GA on 9/5.

All dates are listed, with a couple videos, below...

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