Recent Posts in tour dates
December 18, 2014
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...
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...
December 3, 2014
Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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...
November 14, 2014
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...
November 6, 2014
Residual Kid at BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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...
November 5, 2014
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...
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.
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.
November 3, 2014
Twin Shadow at Mohawk in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Twin Shadow recently left 4AD and signed with Warner Bros, after postponing most of the dates on his 'Eclipse' tour. He's since announced the rescheduled tour for 2015, including next year's SXSW. Around that, he'll play shows in El Paso on March 16 at Tricky Falls, Dallas on March 17 at Granada Theatre, and Houston on March 23 at Fitzgerald's. Tickets for Dallas and Houston should be going on sale soon. Keep checking Tricky Falls' site for updates on the El Paso show.
Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Watch a couple videos below...
October 16, 2014
* Spotify Integration: Listen to FFF bands from your phone leading up to the festThank goodness for the Taco Locator.
* Foto Filter: Customize FFF selfie snaps through custom filter options
* Taco Locator: In case of emergency taco situation, use custom map to quickly locate the goodness
* Custom Scheduler: Make your schedule ahead of time and publish for homies
* Maps: With the new park layout, use the map feature to create your perfect party path
* #FFFfest Instagram feed
Bands playing FFF include Judas Priest, King Diamond, Death From Above 1979, Nas, Neutral Milk Hotel, Rocket From the Crypt, Murder City Devils, The Blood Brothers, Gorilla Biscuits, Modest Mouse, Dinosaur Jr, The New Pornographers, Failure, Yo La Tengo and many more.
Bands exclusive to Nites shows include Meat Puppets, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Jazz June, Power Trip, Tombs, Single Mothers, Into It Over It, The Hotelier, Le1f, The Pizza Underground, MSTRKFT and many more.
BV is presenting the Dinosaur Jr / Meat Puppets / Cass McCombs Nite show happening Saturday, November 8 at ACL Live and our metal blog Invisible Oranges is presenting the Pallbearer / Eagle Claw / Vattnet Viskar / Wrekmeister Harmonies Nite show happening Saturday at Elysium.