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April 14, 2014

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters, Que Pasa @ Mohawk - 4/13/2014
Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters, Que Pasa @ Mohawk - 4/13/2014
Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters, Que Pasa @ Mohawk - 4/13/2014
Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters, Que Pasa @ Mohawk - 4/13/2014

Full set of pictures from last night's show up at BrooklynVegan.

April 11, 2014

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Arcade Fire @ Austin360 Amphitheater - 4/10/2014
Arcade Fire @ Austin360 Amphitheater - 4/10/2014
Arcade Fire @ Austin360 Amphitheater - 4/10/2014

Arcade Fire opened themselves up to political scrutiny, giant bobblehead-style, this week when a man in an oversized papier-mâché Barack Obama head appeared next to a "talking head" version of Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry at their Austin concert. [Rolling Stone]
Arcade Fire brought their massive 2014 tour to Austin for a politicized show at Austin360 Amphitheater last night (4/10). Like they've been doing on much of this tour, in addition to playing material off their four studio albums, Arcade Fire covered some pretty famous songs, including Blondie's "Heart of Glass" and Prince's "Controversy." Pictures of the show, a video of the Blondie cover, and the setlist are in this post.

After the Austin360 Amphitheater show, Arcade Fire headed to a smaller Austin venue, The Continental, for a secret show as Phi Slamma Jamma of all covers including Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles and more. Anyone catch that?

More pics, video and setlist from the Amphitheater show below...

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April 10, 2014

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Kelcey, Ryan & Taylor from Local Natives and Moses Sumney @ Stubb's - 4/9/2014
Local Natives @ Stubb's - 4/9/2014
Local Natives @ Stubb's - 4/9/2014
Local Natives @ Stubb's - 4/9/2014

Local Natives have been continuing to support 2013's Hummingbird on an extensive tour this year. Many of the dates have been opening for Kings of Leon, but they've also got some headlining appearances in there, including their stop in Austin at Stubb's last night. They played favorites off both of their albums, including "Heavy Feet," "Breakers," "Shape Shifter," "Sun Hands" and others, plus covered Johnny Cash's "Out Among the Stars" (which they've done before).The show was opened by eccentric one-man band Moses Sumney. Pictures of both artists are in this post, and they continue below...

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April 6, 2014

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Daniel Rossen @ Central Presbyterian Church - 4/4/2014
Daniel Rossen @ Central Presbyterian Church - 4/4/2014

Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles brought his first-ever solo tour to Austin for a sold-out show at Central Presbyterian Church this past Friday (4/4). He treated the crowd to material off of his solo EP, and included a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Kathleen" as well. Opening the show was his talented guitar wizard tourmate William Tyler (Lambchop, Silver Jews). Pictures of both artists are in this post.

They continue below...

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March 31, 2014


I think I've finally recovered from another SXSW. I hope everyone had a great time at the BrooklynVegan events this year. Can't wait for next year. Meanwhile I just wanted to share the above two Instagrams which are two of my favorites I saw that came out of the BV events, and I hope you'll revisit the parties with us via one of our many photosets as well: SATURDAY 1 -- SATURDAY 2 -- FRIDAY 1 -- FRIDAY 2 -- THURSDAY 1 -- THURSDAY 2 -- WEDNESDAY -- FLATSTOCK STAGE -- INVISIBLE ORANGES.

Brian Butler & Yukimi Nagano @ BV-SXSW @ Red 7
draws shows
photo by Daniel Christiansen via Indiegogo

Artist Brian Butler stopped by our Thursday-SXSW day party at Red 7 this year and drew THIS. That's a picture above of him showing Yukimi the drawing after the show.

Little Dragon returns to Texas in June on a recently announced tour.

March 29, 2014

photos by Nate "Igor" Smith

Dum Dum Girls @ Sailor Jerry House 3/15/2014
Sailor Jerry House @ SXSW 2014 - Saturday
Sailor Jerry House @ SXSW 2014 - Saturday

The Sailor Jerry House (aka The Gypsy Lounge) finished its SXSW week with a Saturday afternoon (3/15) of snarly rock n' roll, featuring a set from Dum Dum Girls who then stuck around to get some ink in the free tattoo booth.  Also playing that day: SoCal janglers Cosmonauts, Chicago duo White Mystery, punk legend Cheetah Chrome and more.

More pics from the  Saturday afternoon at Sailor Jerry House are below...

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March 24, 2014

photos by Sarah Frankie Linder

Ellie Goulding @ Austin Music Hall - 3/22/2014
Ellie Goulding @ Austin Music Hall - 3/22/2014

British pop singer Ellie Goulding brought her current tour to Austin over the weekend for a show at Austin Music Hall on Saturday (3/22) with Conway. Pictures of that show are in this post, and they continue below...

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March 22, 2014

photos by Ryan Barkan

green day
green day

On Friday, the band played as its side project, Foxboro Hot Tubs, to a few hundred people at Brazos Hall. It wasn't a secret Green Day show, and they avoided playing any Green Day songs, but it was still a blast.

Dressed in a dark suit and a carnation-garnished top hat, Billie Joe Armstrong poured PBRs on the crowd, blew off confetti cannons, sprayed silly string and even crowd-surfed during the wild set.

"I wanna see everyone in this f***ing room move right now," Armstrong shouted in the middle of "Pieces of Truth."

And that's the thing with Foxboro Hot Tubs: It's basically Green Day's excuse to have fun, screw around, play clubs and generally do things they wouldn't normally be able to do in an arena such as empty hundreds of balloons into the crowd.

Even Cole Becker of Emily's Army and the members of Pins, the two bands that opened the show, got in on the crowd surfing. [Rock Candy]

More pictures from the Brazos Hall SXSW show, below...

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Turquoise Jeep, Pure Bathing Culture and more @ Red 7 - 1/27/2014
Turquoise Jeep, Pure Bathing Culture and more @ Red 7 - 1/27/2014

All the way back on January 27th, back before SXSW, Turquoise Jeep returned to town and played Red 7 with a whole bunch of other artists which are pictured in this post. More below...

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