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October 11, 2012

Free Transmission Events' Shows During ACL
Free Transmission Events' Shows During ACL

While Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites is still weeks away, Transmission Events is bringing some FREE show fun during ACL. As per a recent tweet, they are doing it out of love:

Transmission Events

For some great shows to keep things going long into the night during ACL on the cheap (FREE!), check out the full listings below.

Continue reading "Free Transmission Shows during ACL (because they love you) - La Sera, Lower Dens, Mono, Diamond Rings & more"

March 15, 2012


One day down, three to go. Hotel Vegan opens again today at noon in Austin. Full Thursday lineup and set times HERE. More info on the BV Austin stage, one of three stages at the venue, HERE.

Friday info HERE. Saturday info HERE.

March 13, 2012


Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ the Belmont, Austin, TX
8:00 Dinosaur Feathers
8:40 special guest (a band we're not allowed to announce)
9:25 R. Stevie Moore
9:55 Jeffrey Lewis
10:25 Kimya Dawson
11:10 Will Sheff of Okkervil River
11:35 Foy Vance
11:40 Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit
11:45 Alex Maas of the Black Angels
11:55 Daniel Johnston & Motopony
01:05 Built to Spill
BrooklynVegan is proud to present Daniel Johnston in Austin for a SECOND time tonight (3/13). We were in disbelief when he graced the stage of one of our SXSW day parties back in 2009, and we're more than honored to have helped put together a show for him to celebrate his new comic book/app Space Ducks happening at The Belmont Lounge at SXSW TONIGHT (3/13). See you there! (ALL badgeholders are welcome, limited tickets MAY be sold at the door if you show up really early or if it doesn't "sell out" from badges.)

Check out more info about DJ's new iPad app in an article on Fast Company that came out today. Look for more info and a link the free app when it launches soon via

Follow @bvSXSW on Twitter all week!

February 4, 2012

Caitlin Rose @ Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Caitlin Rose

Great Nashville ATO-signed country singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose plays a one-off, headlining show inside Stubb's in Austin tonight (2/4) with Mice and Rifles.

Watch a session Caitlin recorded for Laundromatinee, below...

Continue reading "Caitlin Rose plays Stubb's tonight (Saturday)"

February 2, 2012

Dam-Funk plays tonight at Austin's Beauty Ballroom

After a recent stint DJing through California, L.A. funk missionary Dam-Funk, who sometimes plays with a live band, is arriving in Austin to DJ The Beauty Ballroom tonight (2/2), supported by fellow DJs Hobo D, Boom Baptist, Kid Slyce, and 4th Wall. Tickets are still available, and we're giving away a pair. Details on how to enter the contest are below...

Continue reading "Dam-Funk is here (WIN TIX to Beauty Ballroom)"

January 20, 2012

Beauty Ballroom

Not to be confused with the "grand opening", the new Beauty Ballroom actually opens TONIGHT (1/20) with a show by California rapper Kendrick Lamar (who may be working on a new mixtape with the Game). Tickets are still on sale and we have TWO PAIRS YOU CAN WIN. Details below...

Continue reading "Beauty Ballroom opens tonight w/ Kendrick Lamar (WIN TIX!)"

January 12, 2012

Esme Barrera

As the police are still searching for clues, Esme Barrera was laid to rest in her hometown of El Paso Tuesday, and this week there will be several benefit shows (both in Austin and in Brooklyn) to celebrate Esme's life, and support the causes she participated in, and to help support her family and help with the memorial expenses.

Tonight, Thursday, 1/12, starting at 7pm, the Scoot Inn will be hosting a show. Friday, starting at 5pm, Club 1808 will open its doors for another benefit show, and then Sunday starting at 3pm Frontier Bar, GSMG, and 3 Rules will be having another benefit. More details on these three Austin shows are below.

Also on Sunday a memorial service for Esme for friends and colleagues will be held in Austin at 2pm at Fiesta Gardens. Later this month, Ted Leo will be coming in for another benefit on January 28th at Beerland.

Esme's prescence was also felt and missed throughout the music clubs of Austin last week aka Free Week. Austin360 says:

Throughout the week, the loss of Esme Barrera was felt as clubs collected donations for her family. Some musicians also mentioned Barrera from the stage, including A Giant Dog, who dedicated John Wesley Coleman's "Can't Stop Dreaming" to Barrera, and Quin Galavis, who encouraged people to attend one of the benefits being held in Barrera's honor in the coming weeks.

"It's been hard, but people are coming together and doing some great things," Galavis said of the benefits.

Full details of the this week's benefit shows, and a John Wesley Coleman video that Esme starred in, below...

Continue reading "Esme Barrera tributes & benefits (tonight, Friday & Sunday)"

January 4, 2012

T-Bird & the Breaks @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)

"Live music pioneer Graham Williams (founder of Fun Fun Fun Fest) started Free Week in 2003 when he was still booking shows for Emo's. According to Williams, who now operates Transmission Events, Free Week started "as a way to get people to come out during the slow time of the year when nobody was touring, as well as just bring something fun to do when everyone was still off work and the kids out of school for the end of the holidays."" [Culture Map]
Free Week continues in Austin through 1/8. Have you seen any good free shows yet?

Previously listed as "special guest" due to their New Year's Eve show at Stubb's, it has been revealed that T-Bird & the Breaks headline the free Mohawk Outdoor show on Saturday (1/7). OBN IIIs, who just played Emo's, headline the inside room that same night and play Beerland one night earlier.

Looking for free beer too? Frock on Vintage has you covered. Head down there by 6pm each night for early sets of music and complimentary Corona.

A video of T-Bird and the Breaks playing a Free Week show at Mohawk last year, below...

Continue reading "Free Week underway; T-Bird & the Breaks revealed as secret band Saturday"

December 31, 2011

"Seeing Killdozer at Emo's, thinking the last 20 years didn't happen. It was all a dream and I still have hair." - King Coffey


It's New Year's Eve! Great shows tonight include Russian Circles at Red 7, The Black Angels at Emo's East, Willie Nelson at ACL Live, and Big Freedia/Turquoise Jeep at Mohawk (that's TJ pictured above). Grupo Fantasma is playing Club De Ville instead of Beauty Ballroom, and sadly nobody is playing Emo's Inside because last night Killdozer closed down that club forever. Check out a Statesman article on the topic that includes interviews with the club's former staff. Stay tuned for our pictures from the final nights, and R.I.P. Emo's.

Speaking of last night, it's when BrooklynVegan posted their collective list of favorite albums from 2011. Check that out.

Party hard tonight, but then rest up for Free Week.

December 9, 2011


Genesis brings Psychic TV to Texas for one appearance only at Elysium tonight (12/9). The show is one of only three Psychic TV are playing this month. The others are in Chicago and NYC.