Entries tagged with: Austin
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Divine Fits @ Beerland - 8/1/2012
Divine Fits played their second show (the first official one) in Austin on 8/1 at a sold-out Beerland with locals The Young opening the night. While this was indeed Divine Fits' second public performance, the band consider the 7/31 show their '0.5' debut,
Following the format of the secret show one night earlier at the Continental Club (billed as 'The Hot Skull'), they kept to a 12 song set. The only noticeable differences being the order of the songs, and the omission of 'The Salton Sea' from the list.
As with the Continental show, DF sounded great and all appeared to run smoothly, with the only super-minor hiccup being the need to have a quick guitar trade between Dan and Britt as they started Nick Cave's "Shivers" (video below). Despite much of the set being brand-new to the audience (as Divine Fits' debut LP, A Thing Called Divine Fits, isn't released until August 28), all went over really well.
Next stop is Dan Boeckner's hometown of Montreal on Friday 8/3 (the same day that tickets go on sale for the NYC show). All current dates are listed, along with more pictures, videos, and the setlist, below...
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Radiohead @ Frank Erwin Center on 3/7
One night after taping an episode of Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater, Radiohead headlined a sold out show at Austin's Frank Erwin Center.
Here are pictures and the 23 song setlist from the Frank Erwin Center show. More below...
We knew the dates (April 27th - 29th), but now The Reverberation Appreciation Society and The Black Angels have released the initial lineup poster for the 5th annual Austin Psych Fest and it looks aswesome as usual. As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, this year's fest will take place at Austin's two newest big venues, Emo's East and Beauty Ballroom right next door.
Emo's East is now the only Emo's since their Red River location closed on 12/30, and the Beauty Ballroom is (hopefully) having their rescheduled Grand Opening on January 27th (with Theophilus London and Treasure Fingers) and continuing on January 28th.
APF will feature around 60 bands over the three day, two venue event. About 40 are included in the poster above (and listed below), with another 20 or so to be announced in March. Announced bands include the Black Angels (who played Emo's East on New Year's Eve), the Black Lips, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dead Meadow, Olivia Tremor Control, Wooden Shijps, and many more. Weekend passes go on sale this Saturday (January 21st) at 12pm CST at austinpsychfest.com.
Full Psych Fest 2012 lineup, bandcamp mixtape and more, below...
Big Freedia @ FFFF6 in November (more by Tim Griffin)
Big Freedia recently played the Mohawk - a Fun Fun Fun Fest afterparty - after bringing Azz Everywhere to the festival proper earlier that day (and became BFFs with Ryan Gosling in the process). Check out more pics from Freedia's Fun Fun set HERE (we missed the Queen Diva's late Mohawk set, but we heard it was packed beyond belief in the inside room where it took place).
Turquoise Jeep also made an even more rare appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest Fest 2011 (in the comedy tent). We missed that too, but heard rave reviews about the Youtube sensations and so are excited for the chance to not-miss-them 'Smanging it' this time around.
Check out videos of both below...
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Leading up to their EP release ('New Brighton'), Canadian band Said The Whale came to Austin and played Emo's Indoor on 11/1. Pictures from that show (with Canadian brethren We Are The City and Austin's Shiny Empire) are in this post.
Said the Whale are now back in the USA supporting the Weakerthans at Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (12/7), one of four Weakerthans shows in NYC this week.
More Austin pics below...
G-Side @ Empire Automotive (by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin)
At the end of the final day of Fun Fun Fun Fest 6, G-Side played an FFF Nites show at Empire Automotive. Pics from that 11/06 show were just posted at BV Chicago (In case you're wondering, Chicago is a city they have a show coming up in soon)
Earlier that day, they played a set at Fun Fun Fun Fest and we just posted a new set of pictures from that gig too.
G-Side play a BrooklynVegan-presented show at Glasslands in Brooklyn tonight (12/6).
Hotel Vegas, located at 1500 East 6th, are hosting a grand opening celebration through Saturday, December 3rd. Full Details below:
Delta Spirit @ Emo's
Delta Spirit played the second-to-last-night-ever at Emo's Outside (DFA1979 played the very last night) with J. Roddy Walston and The Business and Futurebirds. More pictures from that ACL Aftershow, and a video from their set at the actual fest, below:
DNTEL (James Scott "Jimmy" Tamborello who is also half of the Postal Service) played Emo's Inside as part of a summer tour with The One AM Radio and Geotic (also known as Baths and sometimes as Will Wiesenfeld). Pictures from that 8/23 show below:
Ximena Sariñana was at the The Parish on 11/21 with Avalanche City. Pictures from that show (and a video of Ximena) below:
Future Islands @ Mohawk on 11/22
photos by Tim Griffin
Morrissey @ Bass Concert Hall on 11/15/2011
Moz Statement on the death of Shelagh Delaney:RIP Shelagh Delaney.
"A genuine poet has passed through the world. Shelagh Delaney exercised a wide influence with the shock of plain language, and shafts of satiric wit, into a severe and donnish 1950s world where working-class people had thus far been assumed to be simplistic, flag-waving cannon-fodder. Her writing was a magnificent confession of life as it was commonly lived in her hometown of Salford, with all of its carefully preserved monotony. She was attacked for immorality, which, then as now, is proof that you have hit on something.
'A Taste of Honey' was a sentiment that had not been expressed before its time - far more real than life.
It was the Salford of sagging roofs, rag and bone men, walk-up flats, derelict sites, rear-entrance buses, and life in tight circumstances.
Shelagh Delaney did not become fat with success, or become a celebrity, because she was of richer intellect.
She has always been a part of my life as a perfect example of how to get up and get out and do it. If you worry about respect you don't get it. Shelagh Delaney had it and didn't seem to notice it.
Los Angeles, November 2011."
Last night, 11/22, Morrissey, not long after finding out about the passing of his muse Shelagh Delaney, played a show at the CA Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA. Check out the setlist from that one below.
Tonight (11/23), as you may have heard, Morrissey is playing a last-minute intimate show at the Music Box in LA. Tickets to the show, which was announced Monday, were sold only at the box office at first, starting at noon 11/22. You might assume that this show is 'sold out', however as of this post (the morning of the show) tickets are currently still available via TicketMaster here. Get on it!
Earlier on the tour, Moz played Bass Concert Hall (on 11/15). We already posted some pictures from that Austin show over at BrooklynVegan. Here's a second set. Check them all out along with last night's California setlist, below...
A.A. Bondy is on tour with Gold Leaves, and played The Parish on 11/13. Pictures and videos from that show below:
Melt Banana / Prince Rama
Pictures of all bands below:
"His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 76, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to make him more popular, more cherished, more relevant than ever. Don't look for him in some kind of semi-retirement; look for him out on the road, playing for people, popping up in a myriad of T.V. commercials, or laying down tracks for his next album. B.B. King is as alive as the music he plays, and a grateful world can't get enough of him." [BB's bio]B.B. King visited Austin (with Lucille) and played at The Moody Theater on 10/9/11. Pictures from that show below:
Katy B performed in Austin as part of The W Hotel's "Symmetry Live" Music series on 9/15. Mick Rock (legendary rock and roll photographer) was there too. More pictures (not by Mick Rock) from that show below: