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November 20, 2014

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Duran Duran @ ACL Live - 11/2/2014
Duran Duran @ ACL Live - 11/2/2014

Duran Duran recently wrapped up a few dates, including a Fashion Rocks show in NYC, and two Austin shows -- ACL Live at the Moody Theater on November 1 and Austin Convention Center on November 4. We caught the ACL Live show which was packed with classics like "Hungry Like the Wolf," "Rio," "Girls On Film" and plenty more. More pictures of that show, and their setlist, below...

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The Black Keys - ACLTV Taping - 11/17/2014
The Black Keys - ACLTV Taping - 11/17/2014

Blues rock duo The Black Keys, who played ACL TV's 36th season, returned on Monday (11/17) for a taping of the 40th season's final episode. They did a good job splitting the set pretty evenly between their last three albums -- 2010's Brothers, 2011's El Camino and this year's Turn Blue -- and threw in some older cuts as well. More pictures of their set, and the full setlist, below...

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November 14, 2014

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Murder City Devils / Gorilla Biscuits / Failure / Flying Lotus fans
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 3 - Sunday - 11/9/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 3 - Sunday - 11/9/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 3 - Sunday - 11/9/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 3 - Sunday - 11/9/2014

Annual Austin music festival Fun Fun Fun Fest wrapped up on Sunday (11/9) after two other killer days with yet another great batch of bands. This time we got the thankfully-still-reunited Neutral Milk Hotel, loads of awesome sets from veteran punk bands on the Black Stage like Murder City Devils, Rocket from the Crypt, Gorilla Biscuits and Hot Water Music, the trippy and spectacular Flying Lotus, reunited alt-rockers Failure, indie vets Yo La Tengo, quality gangsta rap from Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, the always-intense Deafheaven, indie pop dressed in all black from Dum Dum Girls, the crazy Foxygen, the pulverizing Iron Reagan and still more.

We wrote more on day 3 HERE. Check out day 1 pics HERE, day 2 pics HERE, and more day 3 pics below...

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King Diamond / Nas / Sick of It All
Fun Fun Fun Fest - Day 2 - Saturday - 11/8/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest - Day 2 - Saturday - 11/8/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest - Day 2 - Saturday - 11/8/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest continued at Austin's Auditorium Shores on Saturday (11/8) after kicking off a day earlier. Day 2 brought another great and varied lineup with theatrical metal legend King Diamond, Nas playing the seminal Illmatic in full, consistently great indie rock from Modest Mouse, The New Pornographers and more, hardcore vets Sick of It All playing from the Blood Sweat/Scratch the Surface era, garage rock from Black Lips, King Tuff, and Twin Peaks, handsome punks Iceage, an industrial-tinged set from synth pop pioneer Gary Numan, Canadian rippers METZ, post-hardcore crushers Glassjaw, debaucherous psych band Fat White Family, and more.

We wrote about day 2 HERE. Day 1 pics HERE, day 3 pics HERE, and more day 2 pictures below...

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November 12, 2014

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Judas Priest / DFA1979 / Run the Jewels / Peelander-Z crowdsurfing
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Annual Austin festival Fun Fun Fun Fest went down at Auditorium Shores over the weekend, kicking off on Friday (11/7) with sets from metal legends Judas Priest, rappers 2 Chainz and Run the Jewels, indie legends Dinosaur Jr, 2004 throwbacks Death From Above 1979 and The Blood Brothers, '90s R&B survivor Ginuwine, slowcore storyteller Sun Kil Moon, reunited '90s emo bands Mineral and Knapsack, political punk vet Jello Biafra, modern doom greats Pallbearer, comic action punks Peelander-Z, and more. We wrote about a handful of the sets HERE and talked about Run the Jewels starting a "Suck My Dick Sun Kil Moon!" chant HERE. Pictures of all the artists mentioned above and more are in this post.

Day 2 pics HERE, day 3 pics HERE, and more of day 1 below...

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October 30, 2014

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Arctic Monkeys @ Cedar Park Center - 10/28/2014
Arctic Monkeys & Mini Mansions @ Cedar Park Center - 10/28/2015

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner caught the crowd at the Cedar Park Center Tuesday unaware, slinking onstage during opening act Mini Mansions and hijacking vocals from drummer (and Queens of the Stone Age bassist) Michael Shuman. Turner hinted at the 90-minute spectacle to come with a brief but seductive verse that left screaming girls in his wake.

"Thanks to Arctic Monkeys," Shuman said with good cheer. "Thanks to our fourth member."

A quarter after 9pm, the crowd surged forward, greeting the entire English quartet this time. Outstretched hands furiously photographed their every move as the rockers burst into the opening track of their fifth LP, last year's AM. His face obscured by smoke and shadows, Turner put his expression in the subtle swing of his hips. [Austin Chronicle]

Arctic Monkeys brought their current tour to Texas for a few shows, including Austin's Cedar Park Center on Tuesday (10/28) with Mini Mansions, a related band of their pals QOTSA. AM's 20-song set included most of their newest album and plenty of older favorites too.

Before they leave TX, they've got one more show in Woodlands tonight (10/30). More pictures from the Austin show, and their setlist, below...

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October 19, 2014

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Sharon Van Etten @ The Mohawk - 10/18/2014
Sharon Van Etten @ The Mohawk - 10/18/2014

Sharon Van Etten brought her tour to Mohawk on Saturday night (10/18), the same night we caught Erasure at ACL Live earlier in the night. Her parents were at the special and packed show, and in our pictures. More of those (setlist included), along with the recently released Juan Maclean remix of "Our Love", and more tour dates, below...

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Erasure @ ACL Live - 10/18/2014
Erasure & Superhumanoids @ ACL Live - 10/18/2014

Erasure played ACL Live lat night (10/18), and play a second night tonight again with opener Superhumanoids. A full set of pictures from the first night are up at BrooklynVegan.

October 16, 2014

photos by Sarah Frankie Linder

Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band - ACL Moody Theater - 10/12/2014
Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band - ACL Moody Theater - 10/12/2014

Scale: two nights by Paul McCartney at the Erwin Center in May versus Ringo Starr's pair of performances at the Moody Theater this week. Call it a difference of 20,000 fans. And yet, when the Beatles drummer touched off "Yellow Submarine" halfway through a two-hour set Wednesday night at the Moody Theater, it was equally - and literally - breathtaking.

Your breath caught - powerless to whatever personal nostalgia came dislodged by 1966's psychedelic U-boat. McCartney's "Blackbird" - aired this spring on Red River - evoked hush by design, but was no less as piercing as a funner Beatles ditty, "All Together Now," also boogied locally by Sir Paul. "Yellow Submarine" transcended novelty somewhere along its lifeline. Now, it simply stops you in your tracks. - [Austin Chronicle]

Ringo Starr & His All Star Band played two shows at ACL Live's Moody Theatre (October 8 &12), part of their current tour. The former Beatle played most of his hits, turning the spotlight over periodically to the other bandmembers -- including Todd Rundgren, Toto's Steve Lukather, and Mr Mister's Richard Paige -- for some of their songs. Pictures from the second ACL Live show are in this post, along with setlist from the first.

More below...

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photos by Nadia Chaudhury

Jenny Lewis @ Gruene Hall - 10/8/2014
Jenny Lewis, Nikki Lane @ Gruene Hall - 10/8/2014

In between Jenny Lewis' sets at the two ACL Fest weekends, she squeezed in a headlining Austin show at Gruene Hall on October 8 with Nikki Lane. She played a lot off her new album The Voyager, and the Rilo Kiley singer included some cuts from that band too, including "Silver Lining," "The Moneymaker," "A Better Son/Daughter" and "With Arms Outstretched."

More pictures from the show, including one of the setlist, below...

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