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November 22, 2013
Psych punk ragers Destruction Unit just wrapped up a European tour, and before returning home to Arizona, they'll stop off in Austin for a show TONIGHT (11/22) at North Door. $3 tickets for tonight's show are on sale now, so if you need cheap last-minute plans tonight, D Unit has your fix. The band says, "Jock Club will be DJing all night and if Glue shows up they might play. Or maybe someone else will play instead. Could be you!"
They have other upcoming dates too.
James Blake in Chicago earlier this month (more by Brigid Gallagher)
Earlier this year, James Blake had to postpone all three of his Texas dates in order to perform at the Mercury Prize ceremony (he won). The dates, which would have happened in October initially, were pushed forward to March 2014, but he's since had to cancel them all together. A Facebook post from James reads:
It's with great regret that we announce the cancellation of the four postponed US shows in March 2014. A number of events have conspired against us leading to it becoming impossible to fulfil the dates. Sincere apologies to those who bought tickets. Refund info to follow asap. HQBummer. All affected dates are listed below...
November 21, 2013
Arcade Fire in LA in October (more by Marcus Haney)
Tickets for the Houston and Austin stops on Arcade Fire's tour go on Live Nation presales today (11/21) at 10 AM. There's also an ongoing album pre-order presale (password: "REFLEKTOR"), and for the Austin show there's also COTA/C3/KROX presales starting today at 10 AM.
November 20, 2013
Haim at Antone's in October (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
2013's mega-hyped band Haim have had a busy year, releasing their debut album Days Are Gone and playing festivals such as ACL. This weekend they'll make their debut on Saturrday Night Live as the musical guest with host Josh Hutcherson.
Now they've announced their plans for 2014: an even bigger headlining tour. That tour hits Austin on April 23 at Stubb's and Dallas on April 24 at House of Blues. The C3 ticket presale for Austin begins Thursday (11/21) at 10 AM. The public onsale for both Austin and Dallas begins Friday (11/22) at 10 AM.
Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Watch some videos, including this weekend's SNL promo, below...
Neko Case @ Radio City (more by Chris La Putt)
To quote her press release, "Neko Case has confirmed her first tour dates of 2014, kicking off January 23 at the Granada Theater in Dallas, with a special Austin show on January 25 to be announced soon." All dates, mysterious Austin show included, are listed below...
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.
All dates listed, alone with EIT!'s 2013 tour trailer below...
November 18, 2013
Nick Cave @ Stubb's - SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, who were in Austin in March for SXSW just announced a 2014 tour, and as promised, that includes an Austin date which will take place at ACL Live @ Moody Theater on July 19. Tickets for all dates of the tour will go on sale Friday (11/22) but a special presale starts Tuesday (11/19) at 10 AM.
November 15, 2013
photos by Sarah Frankie Linder
Kathleen Hanna / MGMT / Jurassic 5
November 14, 2013
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
King Khan / Julie Ruin / Deltron 3030 / Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 11/10/13
Doesn't matter how beat you be, how weary your heart. When King Khan & the Shrines come out busting "(How Can I Keep You) Outta Harm's Way," and the chieftain removes his robe to reveal the most robust belly this side of Fucked Up's Damian Abraham, you just gotta go for it. King Khan, baby. Closing out hot.Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 came to a wild close on Sunday (11/10), with sets from garage soul party animals King Khan & the Shrines and metal legends Slayer. Before that, Sunday saw sets from Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin, Deltron 3030, The Polyphonic Spree, Cloud Nothings, Washed Out, Killer Mike, The Locust and more. Pictures from the third day of FFF Fest are in this post.
The Berlin-based tenpiece saddled up to their headlining set nearly 20 minutes late, dropping some revue-brand soul before introducing the inimitable Arish Ahmad "King" Khan, who emerged wearing a robe, Egyptian Afro wig, and, we'd soon learn, little else.
"Are we gonna have a freak-out?" he asked.
Hell yes. Full-on. Band keyboards got upended a minute later. - [Austin Chronicle]