Entries tagged with: John Wesley Coleman

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Savages at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Savages

Last month, SXSW revealed its first round of artists for their 2013 festival, which happens from March 12-17, and now they've revealed a second announcement with way more artists. The new announcement includes Allo Darlin', Angel Haze, Audacity, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blood Diamonds, Bonde Do Role, Deap Vally, Dessa, Eaux, Sky Ferreira, Flatbush Zombies, Foxygen, Girl Unit, Hundred Waters, Hunters, Major Lazer, Ms Mr, Nguzunguzu, Nu Sensae, Palma Violets, Paws, Peace, PS I Love You, Ratking, Rhye, Savages, Shout Out Louds, The Soft Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Toro y Moi, Ume, Wavves, and many more.

Full list below...

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Riverboat Gamblers

Long-running Denton/Austin band The Riverboat Gamblers, having released their sixth album, The Wolf You Feed, earlier this year and have just let fly a new video from the record, "Eviction Notice," which we've got the premiere of in this post. Featuring some classy homemade visual effects courtesy of directors Andy Campbell and John Wesley Coleman who made it on high quality VHS. Very lo fi style, the song's got a classic feel to it too. You can watch it below.

The Riverboat Gamblers are currently on an East Coast tour that will take them up into Canada before heading back to Texas in time for Fun Fun Fun Fest in November. All tour dates are listed below.

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

The Black Lips @ Emo's for Psych Fest - 4/28/2012
The Black Lips @ Emo's during Psych Fest - 4/28/2012

"so i snuck in and talked to the Black Lips about skateboarding and got drunk for free. then watched them on stage rad night!!! thank you Matthew Williams of helping stay and party and Renate Winters.
Dustin dolling call me. lets get a beer! ski an dpunk out bra!!!!!!!!!!
and thank you Jason McNeely!
skateboard acid fest" - John Wesley Coleman III
The Black Lips were the big headliners on Saturday night (4/28) at Psych Fest. Here are some pictures from their set. More, along with the setlist, below...

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opening

Though Beauty Ballroom actually opens on Friday with a show by rapper Kendrick Lamar, the "grand opening" is next weekend, and now that grand opening is even more grand. This sums it up:

GRAND OPENING WEEKEND

The Beauty Bar brand expands eastward to Riverside with a 700 capacity venue, The Beauty Ballroom. January 27 & 28 marks the Grand Opening weekend for the new east-side venue, with performances by Theophilus London, Treasure Fingers, L.A.X & a very special performance by This Ambitious Orchestra, covering the hits of David Bowie & Elvis.

The Beauty Ballroom features a 500-cap dance floor and 200-cap balcony with VIP seating options, table service & two karaoke rooms. The Ballroom boasts two full bars (one upstairs and one down), as well as a full production light and sound.

The new location promises to to be one of Austin's premier live music clubs focusing on a national range of talent, while still offering the eclectic lounge feel of the The Beauty Bar brand.

The Grand Opening weekend kicks off 1/27 with a classic Beauty Bar dance party, featuring Theophilus London & Treasure Fingers w/ local dance band L.A.X, Vegas Banger & Rickey Jean Francois. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased HERE.

Saturday, January 28 continues with a spectacle not to be missed. This Ambitious Orchestra presents The King & The Thin White Duke. The orchestra teams up with Lady Circus & Bro Circus to cover timeless songs from Elvis & Bowie, featuring a parade of Austin Singers including Daniel Johnston, Mike Weibe (The Riverboat Gamblers), Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Christina Marrs (Asylum Street Spankers), John Wesley Coleman, Jonathan Terrell (Not In The Face), & more. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased HERE.

Stay tuned for some more big Daniel Johnston news soon too.

Speaking of the Black Angels, they also just announced (and are playing) Psych Fest 2012 which is also taking place at Beauty Ballroom (and Emo's East).

Esme Barrera

As the police are still searching for clues, Esme Barrera was laid to rest in her hometown of El Paso Tuesday, and this week there will be several benefit shows (both in Austin and in Brooklyn) to celebrate Esme's life, and support the causes she participated in, and to help support her family and help with the memorial expenses.

Tonight, Thursday, 1/12, starting at 7pm, the Scoot Inn will be hosting a show. Friday, starting at 5pm, Club 1808 will open its doors for another benefit show, and then Sunday starting at 3pm Frontier Bar, GSMG, and 3 Rules will be having another benefit. More details on these three Austin shows are below.

Also on Sunday a memorial service for Esme for friends and colleagues will be held in Austin at 2pm at Fiesta Gardens. Later this month, Ted Leo will be coming in for another benefit on January 28th at Beerland.

Esme's prescence was also felt and missed throughout the music clubs of Austin last week aka Free Week. Austin360 says:

Throughout the week, the loss of Esme Barrera was felt as clubs collected donations for her family. Some musicians also mentioned Barrera from the stage, including A Giant Dog, who dedicated John Wesley Coleman's "Can't Stop Dreaming" to Barrera, and Quin Galavis, who encouraged people to attend one of the benefits being held in Barrera's honor in the coming weeks.

"It's been hard, but people are coming together and doing some great things," Galavis said of the benefits.

Full details of the this week's benefit shows, and a John Wesley Coleman video that Esme starred in, below...

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