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Red 7
photo: Red 7 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

We're really sad to see Red 7 go, but at least The Sidewinder seems like it will be a pretty cool, Transmission-booked replacement. Full story at BrooklynVegan.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Free Week - 1/10/2014
photo: East Cameron Folkcore @ Holy Mountain 1/10/2014

The troubles on Red River continue. The Austin Chronicle confirms that Holy Mountain is closing on October 1st.

Casualties of the pricing boom, owners were confronted with a 45% rent increase, putting their monthly bill at $8,000 plus "triple net" fees - taxes, insurance, and maintenance - totaling in the thousands. It's an unmanageable figure for the club to sustain, confirms co-owner James Taylor.

A small room with big ambitions, Holy Mountain opened on New Year's Eve 2012 in the revamped shell of erstwhile hipster chain Beauty Bar.

More details at the Chronicle.

Sorry to see you go, Holy Mountain. We hope all the other clubs on Red River and Red 7 make it out of all of this alive.

Meanwhile check out their schedule of final shows, and especially keep an eye out for some big ones. As the Chronicle says:

Taylor's filling Holy Mountain's September calendar with old favorites and bucket-list acquisitions. They'll host a weekly "Super Secret Special Guest Series" on Mondays, bringing in mega-artists for underplays announced on the day of the show. Beyond marquee bookings such as Lætitia Sadier of Stereolab (9/17), familial locals will soundtrack Armageddon: Hard Proof, Not in the Face, Feral Future, East Cameron Folkcore, Harvest Thieves, Ben Ballinger, and Mike & the Moonpies, who'll be the last band to play Holy Mountain.
And speaking of East Cameron Folkcore at Holy Mountain, we caught them there during Free Week 2014 and have an uposted set of pictures which is now posted in this post. More below...

Continue reading "Holy Mountain closing October 1st, 2015 -- catch a final show (+++ here are some pics from 2014)"

Texas Chainsaw

WHO: Philip Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival

WHAT: Official 40th Anniversary Reunion of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre cast

WHERE: Austin, TX

WHEN: October 23-26, 2014

TICKETS: $199 for limited quantity of three-day All-Access badges;
Prices will increase as more details are released. Purchase HERE

Full press release below:

Continue reading "40th Anniversary Reunion of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE coming to Austin, courtesy of Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest"

Club DeVille RIP. Cheer Up Charlie's East RIP.

The Cheer Up staff writes on 12/30:

Dear friends,

As you may have all heard, we are moving from our current location on January 15th. Our last operating night in our Eastside treehouse is January 12th. Today we signed a new lease at 900 Red River St. Although we are incredibly heartbroken to leave the Eastside, we are excited that we will have the chance to keep doing what we love. We hope that you will join us in recreating the place that we all call home. There will be some down-time as we get ourselves resettled. The space that we are moving into needs lots of love, and that is only something that a community can provide. We are so happy to be able to have a new place to go to and to share with you.

Looking forward to our first big blowout at our new space! Stay tuned- we will announce our opening date as soon as we know.

Tamara, Maggie, Charlie, and the Cheer Up staff

This wasn't just because a new space was available though. You might have also heard about the letter they wrote on 12/13:
Dear Friends,

We have received news that the property that Cheer Up Charlies sits on has been sold, and the new owners have given us notice that our current lease will be terminated on January 15th.

We are currently seeking a new space, and we intend on continuing to grow. When we find our new spot we will continue to play host to the same types of events, free live music shows and all kinds of other fun stuff! We are deeply saddened that it's ending for us at 1104 East 6th St. but nothing is dying. Our rhythm may be disrupted for awhile, but we will keep on dancin'!

We hope that you stop by sometime before January 15 to celebrate with us in what will soon become our former home. Consider the next 30 days more of a celebration of the creative endeavors our current building has housed, than an eulogy. Thank you for hanging out with us for 3 tremendously fun years- it couldn't have been the same without you! We will find a new space and we will let you know as soon as we do! No matter where we end up, we will take the spirit of the Eastside with us. Let's all give this 600 sqft building a proper farewell hug!

We Love YOU,

Candice, India, Brian, Carly, Celesta, Paul, Matt, David, Zach, Dustin, Paul E, Max, Ellie, Tison, Cole, Tamara, Maggie and Charlie

The final three shows, as you can see in the flyer above and the flyers below, happen this end-of-Free Week weekend: Jan 10, 11 & 12. Go party!

Final lineups below:

Continue reading "Cheer Up Charlies leaving eastside, taking over Club DeVille space on Red River (celebrate with them this weekend)"

black clouds over Austin (more photos of Austin City Limits Day 1 by Tim Griffin)

Austin City Limits reports:

Due to current weather conditions with flash flood warnings, The Austin City Limits Music Festival organizers have canceled the festival for Sunday, October 13.

"Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists," said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Austin City Limits Music Festival. "We regret having to cancel the show today, but safety always comes first."

Refunds will be issued automatically by check from Front Gate Tickets within three weeks. One-third of ticket price will be refunded to all ticket buyers based on original ticket price paid, and will be mailed to the billing address on the original order. For questions, please visit http://support.frontgatetickets.com.

This would have been the sixth day of Austin City Limits which is now two weekends. Check out our pictures from Friday, and the ones from last Sunday which would have been the same lineup as today.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Divine Fits @ Beerland - 8/1/2012
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...

Continue reading "Divine Fits filled Beerland and The Young played too (pics, setlist, videos, dates)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Radiohead @ Frank Erwin Center on 3/7
Radiohead @ Frank Erwin Center on 3/7/2012

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.

Update: After the show, Thom made his way over to The Parish and DJ'd with Nigel Godrich.

Here are pictures and the 23 song setlist from the Frank Erwin Center show. More below...

Continue reading "Radiohead played Austin's Frank Erwin Center (pics, setlist)"

Austin Psych Fest

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...

Continue reading "Austin Psych Fest announces initial 2012 lineup, move to Emo's East & Beauty Ballroom"

Big Freedia @ FFFF6 in November (more by Tim Griffin)
Big Freedia @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 6

Big Freedia will be ringing in the new year back in Austin at The Mohawk with Turquoise Jeep. Tickets are still available here for this 12/31 show.

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...

Continue reading "Big Freedia & Turquoise Jeep return to play Mohawk on New Year's Eve (tix still on sale)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Said the Whale

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...

Continue reading "Said The Whale @ Emo's Inside w/ We Are The City & Shiny Empire (pics)"

G-Side @ Empire Automotive (by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin)
G-Side - Empire Automotive - Austin 11/06/2011

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 Grand Opening in Austin

Hotel Vegas, located at 1500 East 6th, are hosting a grand opening celebration through Saturday, December 3rd. Full Details below:

Continue reading "Hotel Vegas Grand Opening this weekend"

photos by @griffinshot / Tim Griffin

Wye Oak

Wye Oak- Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack - played at The Parish with Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards) on 10/14. More pictures from that show below:

Continue reading "Wye Oak & Erika Wennerstrom @ The Parish (pics)"

photos by @griffinshot / Tim Griffin

Delta Spirit @ Emo's
Delta Spirit

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:

Continue reading "Delta Spirit, J. Roddy Walston & Futurebirds played one of the final shows @ Emo's Outside (pics)"

photos by @griffinshot / Tim Griffin


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:

Continue reading "DNTEL, The One AM Radio & Geotic @ Emo's Inside (pics)"

photos by @griffinshot / Tim Griffin

Ximena Sarinana - The Parish - Austin - 11/21/2011

Ximena Sariñana was at the The Parish on 11/21 with Avalanche City. Pictures from that show (and a video of Ximena) below:

Continue reading "Ximena Sariñana @ The Parish w/ Avalanche City (pics, video)"

photos by @griffinshot / Tim Griffin

Future Islands @ Mohawk on 11/22
Future Islands - Mohawk - Austin - 11/22/2011

Future Islands played at The Mohawk on 11/22 with Ed Schrader's Music Beat, The Sour Notes, and Knifight. Missed Knifight's set; but pictures of the rest (and a video of Future Islands) below:

Continue reading "Future Islands played Mohawk w/ Ed Schrader's Music Beat and Sour Notes (pics & video)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Morrissey @ Bass Concert Hall on 11/15/2011
Morrissey - Bass Concert Hall - Austin - 11/15/2011


Moz Statement on the death of 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."

RIP Shelagh Delaney.

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...

Continue reading "Morrissey --- more pics from Austin, the Escondido setlist & tix (still on sale!) for intimate LA show tonight"

photos by @griffinshot / Tim Griffin

AA Bondy - The Parish - Austin - 11/13/2011

A.A. Bondy is on tour with Gold Leaves, and played The Parish on 11/13. Pictures and videos from that show below:

Continue reading "AA Bondy & Gold Leaves @ the Parish in Austin (pics, videos) "

photos by @griffinshot / Tim Griffin


Erasure came to Austin and performed at ACL Live in The Moody Theater with Frankmusik. Pictures and set lists from that 9/23 show below:

Continue reading "Erasure @ ACL Live with Frankmusik (pics)"

photos by @griffinshot / Tim Griffin

Melt Banana / Prince Rama
Melt Banana - Mohawk - Austin - 11/19/2011
Prince Rama - Mohawk - Austin - 11/19/2011

On Saturday night (11/19/2011), Melt Banana played Mohawk's outside stage with 400 Blows. Prince Rama played the inside stage with Indian Jewelry afterward.

Pictures of all bands below:

Continue reading "Melt Banana & Prince Rama were at Mohawk w/ 400 Blows & Indian Jewelry (pics)"

photos by @griffinshot / Tim Griffin

B.B. King

"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:

Continue reading "B.B. King @ The Moody Theater (pics)"

photos by @griffinshot / Tim Griffin


Blondie played ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin with Nico Vega on 9/29.

More pictures and Blondie's setlist from that show are below...

Continue reading "Blondie & Nico Vega @ ACL Live (pics & setlist)"

photos by @griffinshot / Tim Griffin

Toro y Moi @ the Mohawk
Toro y Moi

Toro Y Moi came to Austin and played at the Mohawk with Bass Drum of Death on 10/8. Pictures from that show below:

Continue reading "Toro Y Moi & Bass Drum of Death @ The Mohawk (pics)"

photos by @griffinshot / Tim Griffin

Katy B

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:

Continue reading "Katy B @ a W Hotel in Austin (pics)"