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August 25, 2015

photo: The Decemberists at Governors Ball 2015 (more by PSquared)
Decemberists @ GovBall

The 2015 ACL Fest has announced it's official aftershows that surround its two weekends in October (10/2 - 10/4 and 10/9 - 10/11). Acts include The Decemberists, TV on the Radio, Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky, Brand New, alt-J, The Maccabees, Billy Idol, Sylvan Esso and many more. The full list of aftershows is below. Tickets for the ACL aftershows go on sale Friday (8/28) at 10 AM, with a C3Concerts presale starting Thursday (8/27) at 10 AM. You'll need to subscribe to C3's email list to get in on the presales.

All 2015 ACL Fest aftershows are listed below...

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August 24, 2015

photo: The Sword at Mohawk in 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Sword

Three bands who recall the proto-metal/heavy psych era, The Sword, Kadavar and All Them Witches, are touring together this year. The tour hits Texas on October 9 at Gas Monkey Live! in Dallas (tickets) and October 10 at Mohawk in Austin (tickets). It was announced that it would hit Fitzgerald's in Houston on 10/11, but that venue is closing at the end of August. There doesn't appear to be word yet on a new venue.

All three bands will be supporting new albums. The Sword's is High Country, which we're giving away on vinyl and CD (with a t-shirt too). More details on that HERE. More tour details and all dates HERE.

Neon Indian

Neon Indian is putting out a new album, VEGA INTL. Night School, on October 16 via Mom + Pop (his first since 2011's Era Extraña). His fall tour includes a stop in El Paso on September 12 at Lowbrow Palace, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and a Transmission Events-curated Texas leg that hits Austin on September 29 at Ghost Town, San Antonio on September 30 at Paper Tiger, Dallas on October 1 at The Bomb Factory, and Houston on October 2 at Fitzgerald's. The Dallas show is presented by Red Bull Sound Select, meaning you can get in for $3 at the door with a RSVP. Tickets for Fun Fest, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston are on sale now. Keep checking for updates on the El Paso show.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream "Slumlord" and "Annie" from the new album below...

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August 14, 2015

photo: Power Trip at Red 7 during SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Power Trip at Red 7

Red 7 will be closing earlier than initially planned, closing up shop at the end of August and now all the shows that were supposed to happen at Red 7 will be moved to Sidewinder (aka the Red Eyed Fly space down the street). Reports Austin 360:

"We had kind of planned on doing a big blowout month, but once we started to get into the nitty gritty of the move out, the discussions with the two groups of people who are our landlords were getting worse and worse and worse, less friendly," Red 7 manager Tyson Swindell said Friday.

To cover their bases and ensure they were able to comply with the terms of the move out, they decided to turn the closing festivities for Red 7 into the opening celebration for Sidewinder, a new club run by a management group that includes managers of Red 7, Transmission Entertainment's Graham Williams and John Wickham from Elysium set to launch this fall. Sidewinder will take the place of Red Eyed Fly on Red River St.

Sidewinder wasn't due to open until October, which is "a little bit of a nightmare," says Red 7's Tyson Swindell but they will get it done. September shows moving to Sidewinder include the Black Lips show on 9/19.

The final show at Red 7 will now be on August 28 with Nashville Pussy, Valiant Thorr and Riverboat Gamblers (tickets) and Sidewinder opens on August 31 with Mutoid Man, Indian Handcrafts and Unmothered.

August 13, 2015

The Black Angles at Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

If you've ever been to Texas, chances are you've had Lone Star - its "national beer." Austin psych rock band The Black Angels and Old 97's are slated to play the multi-city Lone Star Beer Texas Heritage Festival this month. The festival comes to Houston on August 15 at Silver Street Studios, Dallas on August 22 at Gilley's, and Austin on August 29 at Fair Market. Also on the all-Texas bill are Grupo Fantasma, Dale Watson, and Latasha Lee & the Blackties.

The festival is free but since the event is subject to capacity, you can donate $25 for guaranteed entry. 100% of the donations will go to charity.

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Black Lips at Fun Fun Fun 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Black Lips

The Austin installment of the Red Bull Sound Select series returns on September 19 at Red 7 Sidewinder (which is taking over all of R7's September shows), curated by Transmission Events. Black Lips are headlining, with fellow Atlantans Baby Baby and Dallas band Sealion opening. As always, tickets are $3 with RSVP.

Check out music by the bands playing below...

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photo: ACL 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
ACL

The weekend one (10/2-4) and weekend two (10/9-11) schedules for the 2015 ACL Festival have been released. Check them out at those links, and head to BrooklynVegan to see some of the tougher conflicts.

July 28, 2015

photo: Death Valley Girls @ Burger A-Go-Go 2014 (more by Debi Del Grande)
Death Valley Girls

Los Angeles' Death Valley Girls and LA Witch share a similarly sneery rock n' roll attitude and will soon be on tour together for a string of Southwest dates that include four in Texas. In Austin, they'll play Hotel Vegas on August 5 with Black Liquid Drop also on the bill.

Other dates in the state includ El Paso's Monarch on August 3; San Antonio's Limelight on August 4 and Marfa's El Cosmico's August 6. All dates are listed, along with songs streams from both bands, below...

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FFF

Austin's 2015 Fun Fun Fun Fest announced its comedy stage and day-by-day lineup, and put single-day tickets on sale today.

The comedy stage includes Tig Notaro, Doug Benson, Eric Andre, Todd Barry, Eugene Mirman, Sabrina Jalees, Jonah Ray and Kurt Braunohler. "Additionally, GZA will explain "the science of hip-hop", Andrew W.K. will lead a motivational speaking lecture, and Big Freedia will be giving the festival audience twerking lessons."

Single-day tickets are on sale at the festival's website. Check out the daily lineups below...

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July 21, 2015

by Andrew Sacher

Donovan Wolfington

New Orleans indie-punks Donovan Wolfington are following last year's Scary Stories You Tell in the Dark EP (which included one of our favorite songs of 2014) with the How to Treat the Ones You Love LP on August 21 via Topshelf. They underwent a few lineup changes, but mostly have the same raw/catchy approach. You can listen to first single "Solo Cup" below.

The band is also touring, including three Texas shows: September 1 at Gatsby's Mansion in Denton, 9/2 at Holy Mountain in Austin, and 9/3 at The Summit in Houston. That'll be one of the last-ever Holy Mountain shows, as the venue closes on October 1.

All dates are listed below...

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