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A Giant Dog
photos: A Giant Dog in Chicago in 2013 (more by James Richards IV)

In case you missed it, Merge Records announced this exciting news in October:

We are excited to welcome Austin's A Giant Dog to Merge Records! The band recently recorded their third album with prolific producer Mike McCarthy and will release it in early 2016.

When asked how he feels about signing to Merge, singer-guitarist Andrew Cashen said, "I don't know. I'm thinking about cutting my hair into a man bun." Lead vocalist Sabrina Ellis proved more earnest, saying, "We are shitty people who do not deserve to be signed to Merge... But we are down."

A Giant Dog are known for their notoriously explosive performances and should not be missed. Asked to describe their live show, the band responded: "It's like watching Jerry Springer and then the TV explodes and suddenly the paragons of dysfunction in America are breaking apart your living room, pissing on your furniture, and making you the ham in a white trash sandwich." We'll see you in the front row!

Watch & share a live performance video of "Sleep When Dead" now

A Giant Dog is Sabrina Ellis (vocals), Andrew Cashen (vocals & guitar), Andy Bauer (guitar), Graham Low (bass), and Matthew Strmiska (drums).

A Giant Dog are one of many bands playing Good Vibrations II in December ("4 MORE DAYS OF PEACE LOVE AND PUNK"). Full lineup and more details below...

Continue reading "A Giant Dog on Merge Records, playing Good Vibrations Fest II w/ the Mummies, King Louie, The Zeroes & many more"


Fun Fun Fun Fest happens November 6-8 with tons of awesome bands, many of which will also be playing FFF Nites shows. As always, FFF Nites also features artists exclusive to the late-night shows, including GZA, Mayhem, Watain, Subhumans, Windhand, Small Brown Bike, Girlpool, Pity Sex, Youth Code, NOTS, Cult Leader, Wildhoney, Red Death, OBN IIIs and more.

Artists on the FFF lineup also playing Nites shows include Future Islands, Hudson Mohawke, Peaches, Joey Bada$$, Converge, American Nightmare, Babes In Toyland, King Khan & BBQ Show, American Football, Alvvays, Viet Cong, OFF!, Fucked Up, Parquet Courts, La Dispute, Dwarves, Shamir, Fuzz, Title Fight, Murder By Death, Power Trip, Nothing, Mutoid Man and many more.

Nites schedule will be announced closer to the fest. More info here.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Residual Kid, WMMF, and OBN IIIs @ Free Week in Austin - 1/3/2014
Free Week in Austin - 1/3/2014
Free Week in Austin - 1/3/2014
Free Week in Austin - 1/3/2014

Free Week continues in Austin until 1/11. Meanwhile we made it out for sets by Residual Kid, OBN IIIs, What Made Milwaukee Famous, and more. Pictures are in this post.

Residual Kid just got back from a trip to Massachusetts where they recorded with J. Mascis. Ask them about it at their two remaining Free Week shows including the one at the closing Cheer Up Charlies.

More Free Week pictures below....

Continue reading "Free Week 2013 in pics: OBN IIIs, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Residual Kid & more"

Free Week

It's now 2014, which means Free Week is about to be underway in Austin. Like in years past, a bunch of mostly local bands will be playing free shows in local venues from January 2-January 11. This year the shows will happen at Mohawk, Red 7, Holy Mountain, Beerland, and more.

Shows this year include What Made Milwaukee Famous at Mohawk (1/3), Hundred Visions at Hotel Vegas (1/3), OBN IIIs at Beerland (1/3), American Sharks at Hotel Vegas (1/4), Dikes of Holland at Beerland (1/8), Ringo Deathstarr and Black Books at Mohawk (1/10), and tons of other shows, all for free. Browse our Austin show calendar for more.

More info on flyers below...

Continue reading "It's Free Week! (OBN IIIs, WMMF, American Sharks, Ringo Deathstarr, Residual Kid, Megafauna and more free Austin shows)"

Title Fight in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Title Fight

Fun Fun Fun Fest is just around the corner, set to return to Austin from November 8-10. The bands for FFF Nites were already announced, and now the full schedule for the night shows is out too.

We at BrooklynVegan are proud to be presenting two of the Nites shows. Our first one happens on the Thursday (11/7) at Holy Mountain Inside, headlined by rowdy punks Title Fight, who go on at 1 AM. Right before them at midnight is post-hardcore noisemakers Code Orange Kids. And opening the night will be two local Austin bands: spacey prog-riffers Boyfrndz (11 PM) and the metallic Pushmen (10:15 PM).

Then, on the Saturday (11/9), our metal blog Invisible Oranges is doing one at Hotel Vegas, which doubles as the Austin stop on the Black Tusk / Inter Arma tour. The sludgy Black Tusk headline at 12:45 AM, preceded by the psychedelic black metal of Inter Arma (11:45 PM), Chicago experimental metal band Yakuza (11 PM), and local Austinites Eagle Claw (10:15 PM).

Other Nites shows include Kurt Vile at Mohawk, OBN IIIs/Blind Shake at Red 7, Subhumans/White Lung at Mohawk, Mac DeMarco/Quasi at North Door, Chelsea Light Moving/Lemuria/Merchandise/The Young at Red 7, Pelican/True Widow/Coliseum at Red 7, Del the Funky Homosapien/Flatbush Zombies at The Belmont, The Men at North Door, Cro-Mags/Ceremony at Holy Mountain, Retox/Narrows/Regents/Coliseum at Holy Mountain, Defeater at Holy Mountain, Bonobo (DJ) at The Parish, and more. Check out the full schedule here.

FFF Fest tickets are still available.

SXSW 2013 (Divine Fits) (more by Amanda Hatfield)

SXSW returns to Austin in 2014 across multiple venues fromMarch 7-16, and the first round of bands has just been announced. So far, it includes London Grammar, Calvin Love, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Men, OBN IIIs, Pure Love, Royal Canoe, Saint Rich, Shakey Graves, SISU, Ski Lodge, Soldout, Teengirl Fantasy, Jonathan Toubin, Ume, Vockah Redu, Dot Wiggin Band, Deidre and the Dark, Doughbeezy, Kaytranada, Killa Kyleon and more. Badges are on sale now.

Full initial lineup below...

Continue reading "SXSW 2014 first round of bands announced"

Bruise Cruise at NXNE in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Bruise Cruise
Bruise Cruise

Panache Booking is returning to Austin for a number of SXSW events, kicking off with a Bruise Cruise on Monday (3/11), followed by an unofficial kickoff party at Tillery Park on Tuesday, an acoustic show at Flatstock Stage on Thursday, their official showcase on Friday at Hotel Vegas across four stages, and for those sticking around on Sunday there's a hangover party at Beerland which runs all day (11:30 AM to 2 AM on Monday) with tons of bands and free bloody marys, and an official closing party with Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance Off at Emo's Jr.

Flyers (with full lineups) for all Panache shows and the schedules for some, below...

Continue reading "Panache shows at SXSW (Bruise Cruise included) - lineups"

photos by Sarah Frankie Linder

Ty Segall @ Mohawk on 1/25/2013
Ty Segall @ Mohawk on 1/25/2013

Album-releasing machine Ty Segall is on tour which hit Austin on Friday (1/25) at a sold-out Mohawk with Ex-Cult and intense locals OBNIIIs. Ty's tour marches on, hitting NYC this weekend for two shows.

Pictures of all three bands from Friday's Mohawk show are below.

Continue reading "Ty Segall played Mohawk w/ Ex-Cult & OBN III's (pics)"

OBN III's at Emo's in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, Ty Segall will kick off a tour with Ex Cult later this month which swings through Austin on January 25 at Mohawk for a show which local greats OBN III's are opening. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Ty's tour also hits TX for shows in Marfa on 1/24 at Padre's and Dallas on 1/26 at Sons of Hermann Hall. All Ty Segall dates are listed at BrooklynVegan.

OBN III's also open the only two currently announced shows for Ty Segall's new band Fuzz, which are in California, and they play a bunch of other shows over the course of the next few months, culminating in their slot at this year's 35 Denton Festival in Denton, TX, which runs from March 7 - 10. OBN III's play on 3/9. All of their dates are listed below.

Continue reading "OBN IIIs opening for Ty Segall, touring before 35 Denton (dates)"


One of the end-of-year lists we most look forward to each year is the one Matador chief and Austin resident Gerard Cosloy submits. Without further ado, check out what albums, singles and shows he loved this year....

Continue reading "Matador's Gerard Cosloy lists his Favorite Music of 2012 (albums, singles, live shows, and more)"

Sleep at Terminal 5, June 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

35 Denton have announced the first batch of artists for their annual festival that goes down March 7 - 10, 2013 in Denton, TX. Included are the great Sleep (their first show in TX in over two years), Roky Erickson, Reigning Sound, King Khan and the Shrines, Astronautalis, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Thee Oh Sees, The Soft Moon, Merchandise, Nicky Da B, Brutal Juice, K-Holes, Mac Demarco, OBN III's, Fat Tony, Hunters, Gap Dream, Nu Sensae, Sinkane and Cloudland Canyon. Quite a first round of bands! A limited number of wristbands and 4-day "FAST TRACK" passes (that allows priority line access and VIP perks) are on sale now.

A video on the festival was released today and you can watch that below.

Continue reading "35 Denton fest announces initial lineup (Sleep, Merchandise, Roky Erickson, Thee Oh Sees, Nu Sensae, and more)"

by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

T Bird and The Breaks @ Mohawk on 1/7
T Bird and The Breaks @ Mohawk - 1/7/2012

Spent some time going back and forth between venues on Red River/7th street on Saturday, the 2nd to last night of Free Week 2012. In addition to catching some sets at Beauty Bar, I was able to squeeze into a packed Mohawk during T Bird's and Grape St's sets. Had hoped to catch A Giant Dog - but Mohawk was at-capacity during their set. Next time...

I would have also stayed for OBN IIIs, but just caught them at Emo's and decided on Ringo Deathstarr at Beauty Bar instead.

Pictures from T Bird and Grape St below...

Continue reading "T Bird and the Breaks & Grape St played Free Week @ Mohawk (pics)"

T-Bird & the Breaks @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)

"Live music pioneer Graham Williams (founder of Fun Fun Fun Fest) started Free Week in 2003 when he was still booking shows for Emo's. According to Williams, who now operates Transmission Events, Free Week started "as a way to get people to come out during the slow time of the year when nobody was touring, as well as just bring something fun to do when everyone was still off work and the kids out of school for the end of the holidays."" [Culture Map]
Free Week continues in Austin through 1/8. Have you seen any good free shows yet?

Previously listed as "special guest" due to their New Year's Eve show at Stubb's, it has been revealed that T-Bird & the Breaks headline the free Mohawk Outdoor show on Saturday (1/7). OBN IIIs, who just played Emo's, headline the inside room that same night and play Beerland one night earlier.

Looking for free beer too? Frock on Vintage has you covered. Head down there by 6pm each night for early sets of music and complimentary Corona.

A video of T-Bird and the Breaks playing a Free Week show at Mohawk last year, below...

Continue reading "Free Week underway; T-Bird & the Breaks revealed as secret band Saturday"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Quintron @ Emo's - 12/29/2011
Quintron @ Emo's - 12/29/2011

Emo's, or more specifically Emo's Jr, on Red River held its final show on 12/30/2011 and we've been documenting the final moments. Pictures from the 12/28 show with OBN IIIs, Video & Wiccans are HERE. Pictures from the very last show with Rituals, Women in Prison, and Killdozer are HERE. Pictures from the second to last show with Quintron and Miss Pussycat (whose only upcoming show now is the Bruise Cruise), Mind Spiders (who also recently played Fun Fun Fun Fest), and Manatees, are in this post (we missed Flesh Lights). They continue below...

Continue reading "Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Mind Spiders & Manatees played the 2nd-to-last show @ Emo's Jr. (pics)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

OBN IIIs @ Emo's - 12/28/2011
OBN III @ Emo's - 12/28/2011

"Perhaps the most important part of the Emo's legacy is this: It is in the DNA of dozens of clubs, bars and and public rooms that have opened since. Anything run by Transmission Entertainment, bars such as Liberty and the newest incarnations of Scoot Inn, Ruta Maya and Longbranch - all of them feature folks who were involved with Emo's in some capacity." [Austin360]
As we mentioned they would, rising local heroes OBN IIIs played the third-to-last show at Emo's Jr. with Video and Wiccans (who were recently added to the lineup of Chaos in Tejas). Pictures from that 12/28 gig are in this post. Pictures from the very last show at Emos's, with Killdozer two nights later, are HERE.

OBN IIIs play two more shows this week as part of Free Week. More pictures from Emo's below....

Continue reading "OBN IIIs, Video & Wiccans played one of the final Emo's shows (pics)"

Ringo Deathstarr at SXSW (more by Bill Pearis)
Ringo Deathstarr

It'a almost Free Week 2012. As you may know/remember, Austin venues band together and put on free shows during the first week of January, featuring mostly Austin bands. This year the shows will happen in Beerland, Red 7, The Mohawk, Beauty Bar, Stubb's, The Scoot Inn, Frank, Swan Dive, Antone's, Flamingo Cantina, Emo's East, Lamberts, Skinny's Ballroom, The Parish, and more.

Free week includes the recently mentioned OBN IIIs shows happening at Beerland (1/6) and Mohawk (1/7), Ringo Deathstarr at Beauty Bar (1/7), Feathers at ND at 501 Studios (1/5), Oh No Oh My at Antones (1/5), What Made Milwaukee Famous @ Antone's (1/7) and many other shows you won't need to spend a dime to see. Mohawk has a secret headliner on 1/7. Browse Do512 for more.

OBN IIIs at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)

Rising Austin band OBN IIIs have three local shows coming up soon, including one TONIGHT (12/28) at Emo's with Video and Wiccans. Tickets for tonight's show are still available, and it's one of the last at the venue, ending with Killdozer's show on 12/30.

The other two OBN IIIs shows happen on January 6 at Beerland with Pharoahs, Golden Boys, Church Shoes, and Teenage News and January 7 at Mohawk with Grape St, A Giant Dog, Ghostknife, Shivery Shakes, and DJ Richard Henry.

OBN IIIs will be featured on the second installment of the upcoming Matador singles series, and their 2011 record (available at eMusic) made the year end lists of a few of the people at Matador Records, as did Brooklyn's The Men, who will also be featured in their singles series too.

One of the lists OBN IIIs appeared on is Austin's own Gerard Cosloy's list, which also includes Wiccans, who open the Emo's show tonight. OBN IIIs also played Gerard's party at Beerland earlier this month. Did you catch it? How was that one?

Gerard's full end-of-year list is below...

Continue reading "OBN IIIs releasing single on Matador, made Gerard Cosloy's year-end list, playing more shows (including Emo's tonight)"