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November 19, 2013


This holiday season, Everything Is Terrible!, the world famous psychedelic soldiers of found footage, return with another epic masterpiece! O'er the last 6 years EIT! has built upon their classic Holiday Special, each year creating a more abominable video collage of everyone's least favorite time of the year! A millennium's worth of VHS memories of misplaced sentimentalities, fist fights over toys for tots, erotic Santas, Nazi elves, and an endless parade of singing kids will surely destroy ruin everything! After the dust settles, will we have learned the true meaning of the season? There is only one way to find the answers that we seek! Watch one more crappy holiday special! This holiday season Everything Is Terrible! will be served on ice!
The annual Everything Is Terrible! Holiday Tour will bring its treasure trove of weird footage to Texas this December. The tour hits San Antonio on December 5 at Hi-Tones, Austin on December 6 at Marchesa Hall, Houston on December 7 at Super Happy Fun Land, Dallas on December 18 at The Texas Theatre, and Marfa on December 19 at Padres.

Tickets for Austin and Dallas are available now. Keep checking Hi-Tones', and Super Happy Fun Land's websites for updates on the San Antonio and Houston dates. The Marfa show is free!

All dates listed, alone with EIT!'s 2013 tour trailer below...

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July 1, 2013

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Stoner comic Doug Benson, whose new album dropped today, has three this weekend shows in Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz as part a summer tour. On July 6, he's doing a live Benson Movie Interruption of 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (at 4:20 PM, as is the Doug Benson way). On July 7, Benson is doing a Benson Movie Interruption of HULK, also at 4:20. Later that night, Benson has his third show, a Benson Movie Interruption of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Currently, tickets are still available for all three shows. Find the rest of his tour dates below...

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June 21, 2013


Detroit protopunk band Death, who were playing punk before there was punk in the early '70s, but not widely discovered until their 2009 reissue, are finally getting their story told in the documentary, A Band Called Death. That documentary screened in Austin this past March during SXSW, when the band were also here for some shows, including a BrooklynVegan day party. Now it's set to open in theaters around the country on June 28, including four theaters in Texas.

The documentary, which we also just hosted a free screening of in NYC, will be shown until June 30 at Alamo Drafthouse - Westlakes in San Antonio, and until July 4 at other Alamo Drafthouse theaters: Village in Austin, and Vintage Park and Mason Park in Houston. Tickets for all four theaters are available at the Drafthouse Films website.

Head to BrooklynVegan for a chance to win a new Death t-shirt. Check out the documentary trailer below....

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April 25, 2013

Suspiria flyer

As mentioned on BV, the Housecore Horror Film Festival that is coming to Emos from October 25 - 27 just became a much bigger deal. Maurizio Guarini and Claudio Simonetti of legendary Italian progressive rockers, Goblin will be performing their acclaimed score to Dario Argento's classic 1977 shocker, Suspira, live to a screening of the film. This marks the first-ever U.S. appearance of Goblin! No date or time yet given for the show. Also no individual event tickets are on sale at this time, but three-day badges are on sale now.

You can stream Goblin's Suspiria soundtrack below.

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March 8, 2013

Death at Europa in 2010 (more by Ben Lozovsky)

As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, protopunk band Death are alive and well, and will be coming to Austin for SXSW this year. While they're here, their documentary, A Band Called Death, will be screening at Vimeo Theater on Thursday (3/14) at 7:15 PM and Saturday (3/16) at Alamo Ritz 1 at 11:15 AM.

The band will also be playing some shows, including TenOak on Thursday (3/14) at 12:50 AM (so technically Friday), and a BrooklynVegan day party, which happens at the old Emo's location, 603 Red River St earlier that day (1:30). Rough Francis (aka Death's sons band) will also be at the BV party, playing right before them at 12:45.

The film trailer and more info at BrooklynVegan and below...

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February 25, 2013

Green Day

Da press release say:

Los Angeles, CA - February 25, 2013 - Green Day today announced they would make their South By Southwest debut on Friday, March 15th, two weeks prior to them hitting the road at a special double feature screening of films at the Paramount Theatre, the world premiere of Broadway Idiot and the Green Day documentary ¬°Cuatro! Later that night the band will perform ACL-Live at the Moody Theatre.

Entry information for the events is as follows:

Films - open to SXSW Film & Platinum badges, Gold Badges, Music Press Badge Holders, Film Wristband holders, Idiot Club Winners and guest list

Show - open to SXSW Music & Platinum badges, SXSW Showcasing Artists and Music Wristband Holders, Idiot Club Winners and guest list.
Green Day are then going on tour with Best Coast.

February 14, 2013

Down at NYC's Best Buy Theater, Oct 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

Phil Anselmo will spearhead the Housecore Horror Film Festival, featuring "screenings, concert times, celebrity signings, parties, and more" across three days in Austin, Texas. The festival will take place on Oct 25-27, 2013 and will feature rare horror films as its centerpiece. So far the schedule and the venues for film and music has yet to be revealed, but look for appearances from Down, Crowbar and Phil Anselmo & The Illegals. Badges for the weekend are on sale now for $150.

January 31, 2013


Here it is, Wanna know more? Ask SXSW Film anything on Reddit.

November 30, 2012

The Comedy

Rick Alverson's new film, The Comedy, which stars Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, James Murphy, Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger), which we presented a screening of in NYC is opening in Austin theatres tonight (11/30) at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Rick Alverson and Tim Heidecker will be there in person at the 10 PM screening. Tickets for that screening are available, but we're also giving away a pair. Additionally, we're giving a signed copy of the soundtrack on vinyl, which features Bill Fay, William Basinski, Gardens & Villa, Gayngs, and more. The soundtrack tracklist and contest details are below.

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September 13, 2012


Sailor Jerry is coming to Emo's East on Sunday 9/16 to present PIRATES, PIN-UPS, AND POLO! The venue will be converted into an indoor arena featuring Bike Polo with The Austin Texas Bike Polo Social Club, Pirate Movies, a kissing booth, and... erm... KNIFE FIGHTS?! All to be followed by a dance party with DJ John Gomi (of Libertine Social Club).

Oh yeah - the wearing of sailor/pirate costumes is encouraged, and will nab the wearer $2 Sailor Jerry's all day long. Full details for the event are below.

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