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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

King Khan / Julie Ruin / Deltron 3030 / Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 11/10/13
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 - Day 3
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 - Day 3
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 - Day 3
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 - Day 3

Doesn't matter how beat you be, how weary your heart. When King Khan & the Shrines come out busting "(How Can I Keep You) Outta Harm's Way," and the chieftain removes his robe to reveal the most robust belly this side of Fucked Up's Damian Abraham, you just gotta go for it. King Khan, baby. Closing out hot.

The Berlin-based tenpiece saddled up to their headlining set nearly 20 minutes late, dropping some revue-brand soul before introducing the inimitable Arish Ahmad "King" Khan, who emerged wearing a robe, Egyptian Afro wig, and, we'd soon learn, little else.

"Are we gonna have a freak-out?" he asked.

Hell yes. Full-on. Band keyboards got upended a minute later. - [Austin Chronicle]

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 came to a wild close on Sunday (11/10), with sets from garage soul party animals King Khan & the Shrines and metal legends Slayer. Before that, Sunday saw sets from Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin, Deltron 3030, The Polyphonic Spree, Cloud Nothings, Washed Out, Killer Mike, The Locust and more. Pictures from the third day of FFF Fest are in this post.

Pics from FFF Fest Day 1 are here and here, pics from Day 2 pics here and here. Did you have fun fun fun this year? More Day 3 pics below...

Continue reading "FFF Fest Day 3 in pics: King Khan, Slayer, The Julie Ruin, Cloud Nothings, Deltron 3030, Polyphonic Spree & more"

El-P at Mohawk 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

Killer Mike at Mohawk 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Killer Mike

After bringing us two of the most exciting rap albums in 2012, R.A.P. Music and Cancer for Cure, Killer Mike and El-P have collaborated again as Run the Jewels. Their self-titled album was released last week (6/26) via Fool's Gold. Download the digital version for free on the Fool's Gold website. Stream it below.

A tour to support the album resumes in mid-July and will hit Austin on August 5 at Mohawk with support from tour mates Despot and Kool AD. Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "El-P & Killer Mike recording & touring as 'Run the Jewels', playing Mohawk"

Big Boi with Little Dragon at Millenium Center, Nov 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Big Boi

Dungeon Family associates Big Boi and Killer Mike have teamed up to conquer North America during a string of Spring shows. Those dates include a show just in time to set your Memorial Day weekend off right... May 24 at The Backyard. Ticketing info is on the way.

While in Texas, the tour will stop in Houston on May 23 at Bayour Music Hall and May 25 in Dallas at Palladium Ballroom. All dates at BrooklynVegan.

Also discussed at BV, Killer Mike will appear at SXSW as well, playing Bar 96 on 3/14 with A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies and more.

Chelsea Light Moving at Sled Island 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
Chelsea Light Moving

With Sonic Youth's future looking cloudy these days, Thurston Moore has turned some of his attention to his new group, Chelsea Light Moving . The band haven't played very many shows to date, but will make their Texas debut at the 35 Denton Music Festival which takes place March 7 - 10 in Denton, TX.  Four-day wristbands and "fast track" passes are on sale now.

Chelsea Light Moving is one of a few recent additions to Denton 35's 2013 line-up and other just-added artists include Emeralds, Poolside, MC Antwon, White Lung, The Coathangers, Shannon and the Clams, Delicate Steve, Idiot Glee and Fossil Collective. Full list of announced acts is below.

Continue reading "Thurston Moore's new band Chelsea Light Moving & more 35 Denton line-up additions"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Killer Mike @ Mohawk - 6/23/2012
El-P @ Mohawk - 6/23/2012

Full set of pictures from this show now up at BrooklynVegan. Video of El-P performing with Zola Jesus on Conan O'Brien last night, below...

Continue reading "El-P, Killer Mike, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire & Despot on tour, hit the Mohawk (pics)"

El-P (right) with Company Flow at Creator's Project in NYC (more by BBG)

El-P's just-announced tour promoting his new LP Cancer for Cure (due on May 22nd via Fat Possum) features support from Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Killer Mike and Despot and includes three stops in Texas:

06-21 Dallas, TX - Granada *#^
06-22 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *#^
06-23 Austin, TX - Mohawk *#^
Tickets for the Austin show are on sale now.

Check out some new tracks from El-P's forthcoming Cancer for Cure below, as well as the El-P produced "Big Beast" by Killer Mike.

Continue reading "El-P playing Dallas, Houston & Austin on tour supporting 'Cancer for Cure' (with Killer Mike, Despot & eXquire)"

2:54 @ BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

In addition to sposoring the whole FADER Fort and the week of Deathmatch activities at Scoot Inn, Converse made its presence known at SXSW this year by bringing a version of its Brooklyn Rubber Tracks recording studio to Austin. Watch the lives sessions they recorded, below...

Continue reading "Main Attraktionz, 2:54, Chelsea Wolfe, High on Fire & others recorded @ Converse Rubber Tracks in Austin (videos)"

photos by Ryan Muir

Mobb Deep @ Lustre Pearl - SXSW 2012
Life or Death PR showcase at Lustre Pearl, 3/14

While the BrooklynVegan showcase was happening at Bar 96 on the Wednesday of SXSW Music, this was happening right next door at Lustre Pearl...

Continue reading "Life or Death/Mishka SXSW show pics (Mobb Deep, Wavves, eXquire, G-Side, Action Bronson, Cities Aviv, Trash Talk...)"

photos by Ryan Muir

Curren$y @ SXSW 2012
Warner Sound showcase on 3/15

The official set times of the March 15th hip hop Warner Sound SXSW showcase were:

B.o.B & T.I. 2:15 - 1:15 AM
Wale/Meek Mill/Stalley 11:00 - 12:00 AM
Curren$y 10:40 - 10:55 PM
Kirko Bangz 10:20 - 10:35 PM
XV 10:00 - 10:15 PM
Snow Tha Product 9:45 - 10:00 PM
Sway (Host/MC) 9:40 - 9:45 PM
DJ Drama 8:30- 9:40 PM
Killer Mike also stopped by. Here are some pictures from the whole La Zona Rosa show. More below...

Continue reading "pics from Warner Sound's SXSW showcase w/ T.I., B.o.B., Wale, Curren$y, Stalley, Meek Mill & more"

Andrew WK at WSC (more by BBG)
Andrew WK

In addition to holding it down four days in a row at the near-by Hotel Vegas, we are proud to be a part of the 2012 edition of the Thrasher/Converse Deathmatch, a five-day event at Scoot Inn that kicks off on Wednesday (3/14) and terminates on Sunday (3/18). As discussed, BrooklynVegan & Power of the Riff will be in charge of the Friday-day show (on 3/16), which will end at 6PM and be followed with the BrooklynVegan/Power of The Riff/Thrasher official SXSW showcase at the same venue an hour later.

Our Friday night show at Scoot Inn is one of two night shows that are part of the mostly-daytime "Deathmatch. The other night show is a Santos Party House event on Saturday that will feature a headlining appearance from "surprise guest" Willie D of The Geto Boys (!). The rest of the lineup for the Deathmatch, including set times, below....

Continue reading "Thrasher/Converse Deathmatch at Scoot Inn during SXSW announced in full (lineup and set times)"