Entries tagged with: ACL Live
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Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings @ ACL Live - 2/26/2014
When Jones emerged 15 minutes later, she was dressed like that bright star: gold dress, gold earrings, shining scalp, and some small white heels that didn't look easy to dance in. "Cancer got kicked in the ass!" yelled Griptite. Jones never looked so alive.Cancer-free, Sharon Jones is back and seems better than ever, as evidenced by her and The Dap-Kings joyous ACL Live performance on Wednesday (2/26), one of three Texas dates on her current tour. Valerie June opened the show, but we don't have pictures of her, unfortunately. You can, however, dig into lots more from Jones' set below...
She swayed side to side to "Stranger to my Happiness," "You'll Be Lonely," "Long Time, Wrong Time," and 2010 b-side "If You Call." She was all business through the Gladys Knight arrangement of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "We Get Along," breaking for nothing and stepping with muscle across the floor.
Jones didn't mention her cancer until "Get Up and "Get Out," but even then she sang about it. "I had to give the people what they want," she howled. "And now I'm cancer free!" - [Austin Chronicle]
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Hall and Oates @ ACL Live - 2/23/2014
Hall & Oates just kicked off a tour in Austin at ACL Live at The Moody Theatre last night (2/23), playing tons of the hits like "Maneater," "You Make My Dreams," "Kiss On My List," "Rich Girl," "Out of Touch" and a bunch more. Pictures of the night are in this post.
They continue, along with Hall & Oates' setlist, below...
The National at Stubbs last October (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
The National are hosting a cover contest, asking fans to submit videos of themselves performing "I Need My Girl" from February 1 through Valentine's Day. The band will then choose a winner that will receive a $500 AMEX gift certificate. You can also see the band on CBS This Morning on Saturday (1/25) where they'll perform "I Need My Girl" and "Don't Swallow the Cap." from last year's Trouble Will Find Me
The National will continue to tour in 2014 and their upcoiming North American trek brings them to Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater two nights in a row (April 16 & April 16), with Warpaint (who have their own big tour) opening both shows. Tickets for both nights go on sale Friday (1/24) at 10 AM.
In addition, their 2013 documentary, Mistaken For Strangers, is premiering late March in Los Angeles. It features footage filmed by Tom Beninger, roadie and brother of frontman Matt Beninger.
All tour dates and the trailer for Mistaken For Strangers, below...
photos by Sarah Frankie Linder
Atoms for Peace @ The Moody Theater,10/13/2013
When the final day of the two-weekend 2013 ACL Music Festival got rained out -- a foot of it (!) between Saturday night and Sunday morning -- many of the bands still wanted to play so event organizers and venues scrambled to fit in as many as possible Sunday night (10/13). Atoms for Peace ended up at ACL Live's Moody Theater where they played a nearly two-hour set that included a lot from both Thom Yorke's Eraser and Atoms for Peace's album from this year, AMOK, as well as "Rabbit in the Headlights" (Yorke's contribution to the UNKLE album) and Radiohead b-side "Paperbag Writer." Setlist is in this post. The show also was webcast live, and you can watch an archived version of that below (concert starts around the :41 minute mark).
You can check out ACL Weekend Two's not-rained-out day 1 here and here, and day 2 here. You can also check out pics from the much drier ACL Weekend 1 here. More pictures from Atoms for Peace at ACL Live are below.
photos by Sarah Frankie Linder
Empire of the Sun @ The Moody Theater - 8/1/2013
Armed with costumes straight out of an '80s fantasy movie and pop hooks the size of star clusters, Australia's Empire of the Sun invaded Austin last Thursday (8/1) for an ACL Live show at The Moody Theatre. It was an over-the-top night and pics from that show are in this post.
Neutral Milk Hotel are reunited and touring this year, and they've just expanded their tour to include many more dates into 2014. Those dates include a Dallas show on February 15 at Majestic Theatre, Austin shows on February 17 and 18 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, and a Houston on February 19 at Warehouse Live. Tickets for all four of those shows go on sale Friday (8/2) at noon. Head to Majestic Theater's site, ACL Live's site, and Warehouse Live's site for their respective shows.
Full tour information at BrooklynVegan.
From Belle & Sebastian!...
"We announced one additional show today to our tour of the USA in July. Hopefully some of you will keep a space in your diary on the 16th July as we'll be playing at ACL Live at The Moody Theatre, Austin, TX with Blitzen Trapper."Tickets go on presale Thursday, April 11th at 10am CDT (password = banchory). General sale begins Friday. All tour dates are listed below...
Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear @ Stubb's - 4/8/2012
Grizzly Bear are on tour and in Texas this week and played a sold-out Stubb's with Owen Pallett on Monday night (4/8). Owen, who was shoe-less and sporting a Grizzly Bear shirt, got things going with his violin and sounded great backed by Matt Smith on guitar and Rob Gordon on drums.
Grizzly Bear took the stage to cheers from the audience, and rolled through 19 songs (including a three song encore) ending with a great acoustic version of "All We Ask" with the band gathered around a single mic. Check out the full setlist below.
GB played Houston last night and are back in Austin tonight (4/10) to tape an episode of Austin City Limits. They then hit El Paso on April 11 before moving on to California for shows including Coachella, and then the world (London, Barcelona, Paris, Milan, München) before heading back to New York where they play Governors Ball.
Check out more pictures from Stubb's, along with the setlist and upcoming tour dates (and maybe I'll see you at the taping tonight), below...
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Austra @ The Moody Theater on 2/11/2013
"I think I kind of started making electronic music by accident. It was mostly because I was coming out of the classical world and opera world and I was really interested in writing soundtracks like for movies. I was writing soundtracks for my friends who were dancers and performance artists and my way of doing that was tinkering with orchestral samples on my computer. So that's actually how I got involved in electronic music, I was using fake violins, and fake cellos, and fake oboes, and then eventually I just got really partial to the synthetic sounds and instead of replacing them with the real instruments, which a lot of people suspected I would do, I kind of just delved deeper into the electronic world and slowly but surely discovered dance music. It took me a long time though."- Austra's Katie Stelmanis to AustinistHopefully you managed to dance a bit to the sounds of Austra at Moody Theater on 2/11 or 2/12, one of the two nights Austra opened for the xx at the Austin venue. Some pictures from Austra's set on 2/11 are in this post, along with the announcement that Austra will be back soon for SXSW! To quote SXSW:
SXSW success story and Music Fest favorites Austra return to the festival this March, debuting new songs from their eagerly awaited forthcoming sophomore release, which is expected later this year.Stay tuned for more details on the BrooklynVegan shows. More pictures from ACL Live and the Moog SXSW show flyer below...
The band will be performing at the Moog/Switched On showcase on Saturday, March 16th at Elysium, alongside fellow synth enthusiasts Xeno & Oaklander, The Soft Moon, S U R V I V E, Ssleeperhold and Kontravoid. They are also the first artist announced to be playing the Brooklynvegan Official SXSW Day Parties, more details to be announced.
Following their 2011 SXSW appearance, Austra released their wildly successful debut LP, Feel It Break (Domino), have toured the globe non-stop (most recently with The xx), and were shortlisted for the 2011 Polaris Prize.
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Diana Ross @ The Moody Theater - 1/30/2013
In its relatively short tenure, The Moody Theater has hosted its share of legends (current and future), and Wednesday night was no exception with the amazing Diana Ross gracing the downtown stage.
Miss Ross opened from backstage fittingly with "I'm Coming Out," and as the curtains fell away the people rose to their feet and cheered their approval. By the time she began Spiral Starecase's "More Today than Yesterday", the entire audience was a sea of swaying bodies, waving arms, and of course many-a-cell-phone trying to capture a shot of one of the most successful female music artists in history.
Pictures of Diana Ross from the 1/30 show in Austin below.
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
Sorry for the late post of this. Graham actually did send us this last year, but we forgot to post it!
We posted many year-end lists from artists and other people in the music world as 2012 came to a close (browse our "Best of 2012" tag) and this one comes from Fun Fun Fun Fest/Transmission Events booker Graham Williams who gave us a list of the "best stuff of 2012." A few albums make the list, as do some live shows in Austin and a certain reunited group that Graham booked at this year's FFF Fest.
You can check out the full list below...
Deftones at MSG, Sept 2010 (more by Matthew Eisman)
03/26 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
03/27 - Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center
03/29 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits @ Moody Theater
03/30 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
Celebrate tracks from the band's new LP Koi No Yokan at Austin City Limits on March 29th. Tickets for that show go on sale 12/21 at 10AM.
Chan in the USA (via)
01/25 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
01/26 - Austin , TX @ ACL @ Moody Theatre
Tickets for the Austin show go on sale Thursday at 10am.
We are big fans of KLRU, and they're taking a new approach to fund raising that makes it quite a bit more exciting than getting a canvas tote bag.
It's called The Big Deal and it is. Buy a $25 raffle ticket, get a chance to win BIG. The raffle winner will get festival passes (ACL Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Moontower Comedy and more), tickets, gift certificates, and other items valued at close to $8000. Boom.
If you're well-heeled and want to better your odds, you can get an additional raffle ticket for another $25 and each one gets another chance in the drawing. All that AND you're supporting KLRU. Win/Win. Raffle tickets can be purchased now through January 4, 2013. Drawing to be held February 1. One lucky winner (and their friends) is going to be a really Big Deal on February 2.
See the full list of items in the prize package below.
Alejandro Escovedo at Waterloo Records, August 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
The shows are the only string of dates for the guitarist/songwriter, who otherwise has dates scheduled for Evanston, IL for New Year's Eve and
The xx in NYC in August (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, The xx just announced a 2013 US tour and it will come to Texas for shows at Houston's House of Blues on February 9, Austin's Moody Theater on February 12 for ACL Live, and Dallas's Granada Theater on February 13. Tickets for the Houston show go on sale Thursday (11/1) at 10 AM and tickets for the Austin and Dallas shows go on sale Friday (11/2) at 10 AM.
A list of all dates and more at BrooklynVegan.
Fiona Apple in Port Chester (more by David Andrako)
Speaking of Texas drug arrests, ACL Live reports:
We regret to announce that the Fiona Apple show originally set to play September 20th, 2012 will not be rescheduled. Ticket refunds are available now through point of purchase.That sucks!
Fiona Apple is still on tour however (she even played Houston), and we posted some pictures from the show she played in Port Chester, NY last night.
ACL TV announced two new tapings for Season 38 set for the first week of November:
We're pleased to announce two more tapings for Season 38 with a veteran and a rising star: Bob Mould on November 1 and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes on November 5.
For fans of alternative rock, Bob Mould scarcely needs any introduction. The singer/songwriter/guitarist rewrote the rules of punk rock in the 80s with his band Husker Du and defined the sound of melodic alt.rock with his 90s power trio Sugar. He's also released a line of critically lauded solo albums that have ranged in sound from acoustic reverie to electronic dance music and everything in between. Following his highly regarded memoir See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody and a successful tour performing the classic Sugar album Copper Blue in its entirety, Mould has release his acclaimed new LP Silver Age, a high-volume reminder of Mould's mastery of melody, power and passion. We're thrilled to bring this pioneering rocker to the ACL stage.
Check out videos of all three below.
As the press release reads:
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it has officially opened its new broadcast studio in Austin, Texas.BrooklynVegan's own show on SiriusXM (hosted by Nick Masi) is broadcast from the NYC office (where Howard Stern also works) on SiriusXMU, channel 35, every Wednesday at 12PM ET and later that night again at 12AM ET.
The new studio, in Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, will be home to SiriusXM shows, musical performances, interviews, special broadcasts and more.
SiriusXM will host a grand opening event on Friday, October 12 at the new studio with special guests Willie Nelson, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and others. Nelson's SiriusXM channel, Willie's Roadhouse, channel 56, will broadcast with host Dallas Wayne live from the new studio weekdays from 12:00--6:00 pm ET and will broadcast live from the event.
"Austin is one of America's most vibrant music cities, and we are excited to expand the SiriusXM footprint there with our new studio," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "The unpredictable but influential music scene of Austin, its artists and its style, will be represented by the amazing array of artists, and the shows and channels that will broadcast from there. Willie is an iconic and much-loved artist, who has been part of the SiriusXM family for years, and we are thrilled to have him help us open the studios."
The SiriusXM studio is situated in the same complex as the Austin City Limits Live concert venue, giving SiriusXM unique access to performers and performances alike. Additionally, Radio Margaritaville, channel 24, and Outlaw Country, channel 60, will also broadcast from the Austin studio.
For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com.
Watch a video of Willie performing on SiriusXM for Willie's Roadhouse, from earlier this year, below...
As we were saying earlier, Fiona Apple was arrested yesterday for having some hash. ACL Live now reports:
Tonight's Fiona Apple show has been postponed, details for a rescheduled show to come shortly. All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date.Major bummer! Stay tuned for more info.
That said, at least Fiona is out of jail:
Apple spent the night in the Hudspeth County Jail, and was ordered released this afternoon on $11,000 bond.Legalize it!
Apple was arrested at the same checkpoint where Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, and 'J. Edgar' actor Armie Hammer were arrested on similar charges. What does Dean-Walker think of all of the celebrities being arrested in her remote county, which is in the Big Bend between San Antonio and El Paso?
"I think the reason we're catching so many celebrities there is they are going through there with stuff they shouldn't have," she said. [WOAI]
Fiona Apple @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Today is Fiona Apple's Birthday (Happy Birthday!).
Tickets are still available here. Check out her latest video for "Every Single Night", as well as Blake Mills' video for "It'll All Work Out" below.
GrulkeFest @ The Moody Theater - 9/8/2012
On Saturday (9/8), Brent Grulke's life was celebrated in a fashion that he would likely have approved of: a concert held at The Moody Theater featuring many of the artists he had worked with or influenced - or had even made possible. From Austinist:
By all accounts, Brent Grulke lived life large. A beloved figure amongst Austin bands and fellow fans for more than thirty years, Grulke passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 51 last month. The community came together last Saturday night to throw the kind of party that Grulke would have loved: a reunion of bands, many of which reunited for the first time in years for this performance, with all proceeds going towards the Graham Grulke Education Fund. "Grulkefest: A CELEBRATION OF BRENT / 1961-2012" featured Doctors' Mob, Fastball, Glass Eye, the Reivers, Sixteen Deluxe, True Believers, the Wannabes, Wild Seeds and other special guests. They all performed in front of a backdrop that displayed Grulke's tattoo, who was once told that his eyes looked like those of a horse in a fire.
There were silent auctions and plenty of loud music to make for a great party. Took plenty of pictures, albeit with a lesser camera than usual - but the idea should come across regarding that Brent was a big deal, and is missed by many.
More pictures from the event below.
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Dead Can Dance @ The Moody Theater - 9/7/2012
Austin Chronicle: Has Dead Can Dance ever played in Austin?Dead Can Dance are currently on tour and came to ACL Live at The Moody Theater. More pictures from the show and a list of all remaining tour dates, below...
Lisa Gerrard: I don't think we have. To be honest, I can't remember. We've done so many thousands of concerts in America. I don't think it was exactly Austin, but I do believe we played not too far from there. It all becomes such a blur, especially back in the early days when you're sleeping on a bus and you just turn up in a place and do five shows in a row. It's insane. Just a blur. Actually, it's really unrealistic and really silly to do it like that, but you have to, because you just don't have the budget to do it differently.
AC: LL Cool J famously said, "Don't call it a comeback." Is Anastasis a comeback for Dead Can Dance?
LG: "Don't call it a comeback," how funny. I don't think Brendan and I really knew whether we'd ever work together again. It was one of those things where our lives moved into a completely different area. We drifted apart because I was living in Australia and Brendan was living in Ireland, where previous to that we'd always lived in very close proximity to each other, whether in the same house or very near to each other.
So our communication and our interests in philosophy and history and painting and walks and movies [fell away]. It was very much an integral part of our communication and the things that were influencing the way we wrote music. We, of course, have explored a lot of various Mediterranean traditional pieces. We were both heavily influenced by that as children because we grew up in immigrant areas. Well, I did especially.
Then Brendan and I developed a real love for Arabesque music, which found its way into our music from the point of view of exploring the very different rhythms, because we really wanted to break out of the box of just staying with a four-four [beat] and explore what it was that made that piece of music uniquely different from Western music.
That became something that caught our attention and we explored. Because you have to understand that when you do this work it's like an apprenticeship. You have a love for the work of music as something that drives you, but then there's no one to teach you how to find your own unique potential. So usually you're driven by things that inspire you as a tutorial if you like. - [Austin Chronicle]
It was a shock to report several weeks ago on the passing of Brent Grulke, long-time Creative Director for SXSW. The festival and Austin are still learning how to cope with the loss.
This coming Saturday (9/8) a celebration will be held in Brent's honor at The Moody Theater to benefit The Graham Grulke Education Fund (via SXSW):
Grulkefest: A CELEBRATION OF BRENT 1961-2012Tickets can be purchased here, and more details for the event below.
Join SXSW on September 8 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater for a public memorial, benefit concert and celebration of the life of SXSW Creative Director Brent Grulke.
The Evening will feature Doctors' Mob, Fastball, Glass Eye, the Reivers, Sixteen Deluxe, True Believers, the Wannabes, Wild Seeds and more. SXSW is very grateful to the Moody Theater for providing a large space for the huge number of Brent's friends, and people whose lives he touched through his work, to get together in one place to remember him in a way that he would have enjoyed. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show will run from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Tickets are on sale now at www.acl-live.com and they can also be purchased via the venue box office, Waterloo Records or by phone at 877-4-FLYTIX
All proceeds from the concert will go to the Graham Grulke Education Fund.