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January 26, 2015

Sufjan Stevens

Exciting Sufjan Stevens things are happening. A new folk-again album is on the way, and there's a tour too. For Texas it looks like this:

May 10 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
May 11 Houston, TX Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
May 12 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
Tickets to the Austin show go on sale Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 am thru C3Concerts.com, all Texas Box Office Outlets, or call 512.477.6060 to charge by phone. There's an artist presale too.

About the new album (pictured above):

Carrie & Lowell was recorded by Stevens alongside Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, Nedelle Torrisi, Sean Carey, Ben Lester and Thomas Bartlett and mixed by Stevens, Bartlett and Pat Dillet. Thematically the 11 songs address life and death, love and loss, and the artist's struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love. The album is named for Stevens' mother and stepfather and is a return to Stevens' folk roots.
More at BrooklynVegan.

January 22, 2015

photo: Knifight at Mohawk in 2014 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Knifight

Austin synth rockers Knifight, who maybe you caught opening for Future Islands last year, will release their second full length, V, on February 10. You can get a taste of it from the single "Young Lovers" below. In addition to that, we've also got the premiere of the band's cover of David Bowie's "Breaking Glass" from his classic Low album. You can listen to that below too.

Knifight also have some dates coming up, including two in their hometown. They play an album release show on February 6 at Cheer Up Charlie's with Night Drive and Gost ($5 at door), and then again on April 9 at North Door (ticket info and other bands TBA). All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Knifight releasing a new LP, covered David Bowie, playing live"

December 18, 2014

Craft Spells
Craft Spells

Craft Spells released their second album Nausea (and first new music in two years) earlier this year on Captured Tracks. They're kicking off a tour with The Bilinda Butchers, who also put out a new album, Heaven, over the summer. The tour hits Austin on March 3 at Red 7 and Dallas on March 4 at Club Dada. Tickets for Austin and Dallas are on sale now. You can listen to both Nausea and Heaven in their entirety below.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Album streams below...

Continue reading "Craft Spells and The Bilinda Butchers playing Austin and Dallas on tour"

Elisa Ambrogio

Elisa Ambrogio (of the noise trio Magik Markers) will be touring in January in support of her 2014 solo debut record, The Immoralist. She and banjo player/Pelt member Nathan Bowles, who also has an album out this year, will be in Austin on January 18 at Beerland. Check Beerland's site for upcoming ticket info.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream "Superstitious" from Elisa's album and "Sleepy Lake Tire Swing" from Nathan's album below...

Continue reading "Elisa Ambrogio & Nathan Bowles playing Beerland on tour"

December 3, 2014

Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
APF

Austin Psych Fest is returning for its eighth year in 2015 from from May 8-10 at the Carson Creek Ranch. The initial lineup has some pretty amazing names including The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Jesus and Mary Chain (performing Psychocandy), Spiritualized, Primal Scream, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, Mac DeMarco, Melody's Echo Chamber, Lightning Bolt, The Sword, Earth, A Place to Bury Strangers, Fuzz, The Soft Moon, Metz, White Fence, Fat White Family, Nothing and still plenty more. Check out the full initial lineup below.

Weekend passes are on sale now.

Lineup, poster and announcement video below...

Continue reading "Austin Psych Fest 2015 initial lineup announced, tix on sale"

November 14, 2014

BVM

Austin jazz trio Bee vs. Moth bring in influences from many places outside of their main genre, including punk, doom metal, new wave and more, and the result is something that could appeal to fans of any or all of those things. This year, they released the new album, Shelter in Place, and we've now got the premiere of the video for one of its tracks, "Machine Room Reverie." Check it out, with a full stream of the album, below.

Bee vs. Moth have three upcoming local shows scheduled at the moment. The first is December 9 at Holy Mountain with Good Talk, Omingnom and Stop Motion Orchestra (tix coming soon). Then they play the all-day Yule Bazaar on December 20 at Vortex Theater, and finally January 23 at Carousel Lounge with PetCat, Mongoose and Downtube Shifter.

Video and LP stream below...

Continue reading "Bee vs Moth made a video for "Machine Room Reverie" off their new LP, playing Austin shows"

November 6, 2014

Residual Kid at BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Resid Kid

Austin's teenage rockers Residual Kid, who recently played our CMJ party and have J Mascis approval, are now getting a major label record contract before even getting their high school diplomas. As Billboard reports, the boys have signed to SIRE/Warner), who are planning to put out their next release in 2015. Seymor Stein personally chose them for the label...

In a statement, Stein remarks "Despite their young age and youthful appearance Residual Kid are not a boy band, but rather a young and exciting and highly talented rock band. This fact is borne out by their audience which was comprised mostly of 18 to 35 year olds, along with many older local veteran musicians in who have taken the band under their wing."
They've got a few shows coming up, including two in their hometown with killer lineups. The first is an all-punk FFF Nites show happening Friday (11/7) at Parish. They go on in between two ripping Canadian bands, Single Mothers (who also played BV CMJ this year) and METZ, and the show will be headlined by the reunited post-hardcore greats The Blood Brothers. Like all FFF Nites shows, it's free with a FFF wristband.

The next night we expect to see them in the audience at Dinosaur Jr.

Then, before the year ends, they'll open for underrated '90s band Toadies (whose festival in Fort Worth they played earlier this year) at Emo's on December 26. That bill also includes The Drakulas, and tickets are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with a live video, below...

Continue reading "Residual Kid signed to SIRE/WARNER, opening for The Blood Brothers, METZ & Toadies"

November 5, 2014

Future Punx

Brooklyn's Future Punx will be heading out on tour in support of their new EP, I'm So Inspired on November 11 via Dull Tools. Check out "Forgive the Doubt" from it below. They also have a split 7" with Parquet Courts for Famous Class' LAMC series. You can watch the video for their contribution, "Spike Train," below.

The tour hits Austin on November 25 at Hotel Vegas with fellow Dull Tools band Beth Israel as well as Party Girl and Barf Bag. They also play, Dallas on November 26 at City Tavern, and Denton on November 28 at Rubber Gloves. Tickets for Dallas are on sale now.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Video and stream below...

Continue reading "Future Punx playing Austin, Denton and Dallas on tour"

Dinosaur Puppets

Dinosaur Jr and their old '80s SST pals the Meat Puppets will be in Austin this weekend for a FFF Nites show, proudly presented by BrooklynVegan. Meat Puppets tourmate Cass McCombs is along for the ride too, making for a triple bill that we're pretty excited about. It goes down Saturday (11/8) at ACL Live, and like all FFF Nites shows it's free with a FFF wristband.

Full fest and Nites schedule here.

Pallbearer

Austin festival Fun Fun Fun Fest begins this week, and of course that means tons of FFF Nites shows too. One of those is being presented by our metal blog Invisible Oranges on Saturday (11/8) at Elysium with doom greats Pallbearer, local rippers Eagle Claw, Pallbearer's blackened tourmates Vattnet Viskar and JR Robinson's metal collective Wrekmeister Harmonies. Like all FFF Nites shows, it's free with a FFF wristband.

Full fest and Nites schedules here.

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