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February 26, 2014
The Friday (3/14) will be headlined by Sleigh Bells and opened by Tink and Tapioca and the Flea; and the Saturday (3/15) will be headlined by Danny Brown and opened by Chicago Alternative Trap rapper Lucki Eck$, plus A.Dd+ and Kydd Jones. All four shows happen at The Belmont. To get in, you need to RSVP.
February 20, 2014
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.
February 17, 2014
Last Year's RBSS Presents: 120 Hours In Austin (more by Sarah Linder)
Red Bull Sound Select is returning to Austin with another set of curated shows that just happen to fall during the city's biggest festival of the year. Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 4 Days In Austin will be held March 12-15 at The Belmont, pairing big exclusive headliners with up-and-coming openers.
Of the four, only the first show's line-ups have been announced: Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt headlines with Lil Erb, Thurz, Denitia and Scene, and Thurz opening to kick off the series on March 12. That one's curated by Red Bull Sound Select. All the shows are free with RSVP. Stay tuned for announcements about the rest of the lineup.
RBSS is an ongoing series of shows across the country. The last Austin one was this past Thursday (3/13) at Republic Live with Yung Nation, A.DD+, League of Extraordinary G'z, and Kydd Jones.
Flyer for the Earl Sweatshirt RBSS show below...
February 11, 2014
Black Hippy rapper Schoolboy Q is set to release Oxymoron on February 25th via Top Dawg Entertainment//Interscope. The album features Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Tyler the Creator, Raekwon, Suga Free, SZA, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Kurupt.
He will be going on a world tour in support of that with Odd Future/Black Hippy collaborator Vince Saples and new TDE labelmate Isaiah Rashad (who just released his own album, Cilvia Demo) that includes SXSW. The tour also hits San Antonio on March 21 at The White Rabbit, Dallas on March 23 at South Side Music Hall, Austin on March 24 at Scoot Inn, Houston on March 25 at Warehouse Live, and El Paso on March 29 at Tricky Falls. Tickets for San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Houston, and El Paso are available now.
Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Videos by Schoolboy Q and Isaiah Rashad below...
December 29, 2013
photos by Sarah Frankie Linder
Public Enemy @ Mohawk - 12/28/2013
Lethal and Chief and the Doomsday Device opened for the one and only Public Enemy at Mohawk last night (12/28). We've got the pictures to prove it. More below...
November 15, 2013
photos by Sarah Frankie Linder
Kathleen Hanna / MGMT / Jurassic 5
November 10, 2013
photos by Sarah Frankie Linder
Deerhunger & M.I.A.
A sizable crowd anticipated Television on Fun Fun Fun Fest's Orange stage Saturday night, minus the hipster kids waiting for a chance at a prime spot for Deerhunter next, and no wonder. The NYC innovators tour Europe far more than their own country, and rarely - if ever - perform in Texas.We'll have plenty more from Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 in a bit, but meanwhile, here are some pictures from Day 2 to follow the ones you saw of Snoop Dogg, Cut Copy & Bill Callahan and from Day 1. More crowd shots and pictures of M.I.A. (who we also just caught in NYC), Ice-T (that guy from Law & Order), Television (not to be confused with the thing you watch Law & Order on), and Deerhunter (yep, we managed to catch a bit of TV and Bradford Cox too), below...
While some will argue that this incarnation isn't Television without Richard Lloyd, who quit in 2006, replacement Jimmy Rip has had a few years to assimilate, marking enough time in leader Tom Verlaine's band for the chemistry to be there.
Whether this brief set met the audience's expectations is another question. Never the most demonstrative of rock bands, Television relies on its material and musicianship to sell the performance, much like the jazz musicians from which Verlaine takes so much inspiration. That's an approach that works better in a club than at an outdoor festival.
The soundman's resistance to proper volume didn't help. [Austin Chronicle]
September 9, 2013
Kanye West at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Kanye West has announced his first solo headlining tour in five years, and he'll be bringing along Kendrick Lamar as direct support. The tour hits Dallas on December 6 at American Airlines Center and Houston on December 7 at Toyota Center.
August 27, 2013
Joey Bada$$ in Austin in July (more by Tim Griffin)
The Smokers Club Tour is returning this fall, and this time it will be co-headlined by Ab-Soul and Joey Bada$$. Along for the tour are also the rest of the Pro Era crew, The Underachievers, Chevy Woods, and more.
The tour hits Dallas on November 15 at Southside Music Hall, Houston on November 16 at Warehouse Live, and Austin on November 17 at Emo's East (without The Underachievers). Tickets for Houston are on sale now. Tickets for Dallas and Austin go on sale Wednesday (8/28).
Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream some songs below...
August 26, 2013
Black Milk at Fun Fun Fun 2011 (more by BBG)
To support that album, he'll head out on a tour that includes shows in Dallas on September 20 at Club Dada and in Austin on October 5 at Red 7. Tickets for the Austin show are available now. Keep checking Dada's site for updates on the Dallas show.
Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream the single below...