Entries tagged with: Stubb's

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Kelcey, Ryan & Taylor from Local Natives and Moses Sumney @ Stubb's - 4/9/2014
Local Natives @ Stubb's - 4/9/2014
Local Natives @ Stubb's - 4/9/2014
Local Natives @ Stubb's - 4/9/2014

Local Natives have been continuing to support 2013's Hummingbird on an extensive tour this year. Many of the dates have been opening for Kings of Leon, but they've also got some headlining appearances in there, including their stop in Austin at Stubb's last night. They played favorites off both of their albums, including "Heavy Feet," "Breakers," "Shape Shifter," "Sun Hands" and others, plus covered Johnny Cash's "Out Among the Stars" (which they've done before).The show was opened by eccentric one-man band Moses Sumney. Pictures of both artists are in this post, and they continue below...

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Damon, Annie, Kelis, Eagulls and Perfect Pussy at the NPR Showcase - SXSW 2014
NPR Showcase - SXSW - 3/12/2014
NPR Showcase - SXSW - 3/12/2014
NPR Showcase - SXSW - 3/12/2014
NPR Showcase - SXSW - 3/12/2014
NPR Showcase - SXSW - 3/12/2014

More pictures from NPR's SXSW show at BrooklynVegan.

Video from Damon's Fader Fort set, HERE.

We also caught Perfect Pussy at Pitchfork, and on a bridge.

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Dr. Dog, Saint Rich @ Stubb's 2/21/2014
Dr. Dog, Saint Rich @ Stubb's 2/21/2014
Dr. Dog, Saint Rich @ Stubb's 2/21/2014

"We may have performed more times in Austin than any other city," McMicken said. "Stubbs is just one of the finest places to play. I think that outdoor at night is the best environment to play in, the sound is incredible. Austin is just a great place to play music."

Dr. Dog's sphere of influence has certainly grown much wider since the last time they came to Austin, with their 2012 album release, Be The Void, ranking in the Billboard 200 chart at number 45 in 2012.

With the release of B-Room, however, McMicken explained that gauging their popularity as a band continually proves to be less about the industry and more about the fans.

"I feel like it's an interesting window in the commerce of the music business," McMicken said. "On the charts, our current record has sold less than any album we've ever made. But on Spotify there's all these plays. Clearly people are listening to it, but in the business sense it would appear far less are." - [Daily Texan]

Dr. Dog's winter tour hit Austin on Friday (2/21) for a show at Stubbs with Delicate Steve offshoot and boogie rock enthusiasts, Saint Rich. Pictures from their show are in this post.

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Cold War Kids
Cold War Kids, Papa @ Stubb's - 8/22/2013

Older fan favorites like "Hang Me Up To Dry" and "Hospital Beds" were a hit with the audience whether you knew the lyrics or not. Something about Willett's voice made it impossible not to want to get a little rowdy with them. All throughout the front of the crowd, people lit up and got relaxed during the heavier piano tracks like "We Used to Vacation." The band's stage presence was on point through each song and they never slowed down. After almost a decade as a band and four albums later, Cold War Kids still exude the same passion as they did when they released Robbers & Cowards. And that speaks volumes. [Red River Noise]
Cold War Kids and ex-Girls band PAPA brought their tour through Austin last week (8/22) for a show at Stubb's. Pictures from the show are in this post.

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Cyndi Lauper @ Stubb's - 6/25/2013
Cyndi Lauper @ Stubb's - 6/25/2013

Cyndi Lauper, clad in black leather and lace and sporting the same sort of colorful hair extensions she wore 30 years ago took the stage to raucous applause shortly after her scheduled 9 p.m. start time. With little ado she launched into "Money Changes Everything" the lead track from her 1983 album followed immediately by the mega hit "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." Despite a few microphone issues her voice was in fine form and while at 60 years old she wasn't bopping around like she used to she brought great energy to the stage. She continued to run through the album's tracklist playing through the Prince cover "When You Were Mine" before pausing. [Austin 360]
'80s pop queen Cyndi Lauper is on tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of her debut album, 1983's She's So Unusual. She brought that tour to Austin for a show at Stubb's last Tuesday (6/25), where she played the entire album in order, jumping into the crowd for its lead single "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Pictures of the show are in this post.

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Jim James @ Stubb's - 5/6/2013
Jim James @ Stubb's - 5/6/2013

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James brought his tour in support of his new solo LP, Regions of Light and Sound of God, to Austin for a show at Stubb's on May 6. For his pre-encore set, he relied entirely on that new album, and then during the encore, he played material from his other projects, including MMJ, Monsters of Folk, and New Multitudes. Support at the show came from his tourmate, Canadian singer/songwriter Cold Specks.

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Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear @ Stubb's - 4/8/2012
Grizzly Bear @ Stubb's - 4/8/2013

Grizzly Bear are on tour and in Texas this week and played a sold-out Stubb's with Owen Pallett on Monday night (4/8). Owen, who was shoe-less and sporting a Grizzly Bear shirt, got things going with his violin and sounded great backed by Matt Smith on guitar and Rob Gordon on drums.

Grizzly Bear took the stage to cheers from the audience, and rolled through 19 songs (including a three song encore) ending with a great acoustic version of "All We Ask" with the band gathered around a single mic. Check out the full setlist below.

GB played Houston last night and are back in Austin tonight (4/10) to tape an episode of Austin City Limits. They then hit El Paso on April 11 before moving on to California for shows including Coachella, and then the world (London, Barcelona, Paris, Milan, M√ľnchen) before heading back to New York where they play Governors Ball.

Check out more pictures from Stubb's, along with the setlist and upcoming tour dates (and maybe I'll see you at the taping tonight), below...

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A victorious Al Barr and Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys @ Stubb's - 2/20/2013
Dropkick Murphys @ Emo's - 2/20/2013

A little early for St. Patrick's Day, Dropkick Murphys came and packed out Stubb's bearing gifts from their latest release, Signed and Sealed in Blood. They opened with the aptly named lead track from the album, "The Boys Are Back," to welcoming shouts from the crowd, and kept the ground rumbling all night.

They went on to Houston next, and are continuing on their tour through the end of May. After that they go hang with Metallica at the Orion Music + More festival in Michigan.

Pictures from the 2/27 show at Stubb's are below...


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Grace Potter and The Nocturnals @ Stubb's - 11/08/2012
Grace Potter and The Nocturnals @ Stubb's - 11/08/2012

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals played Stubb's on November 8th, snagging support from Austin's own Heartless Bastards for the show. Pictures from the downtown venue are in this post, as is the setlist.

Grace Potter and band are now on tour on the east coast, and just announced a bunch more dates for 2013 as well. That new leg kicks off in St. Louis and zig-zags the Midwest (including Chicago) before hitting more East Coast cities missed in their 2012 go-around. All tour dates and more pictures below.

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Matt (Johnson) and Kim (Schifino) @ Stubb's - 10/20/2012
Matt and Kim @ Stubb's - 10/20/2012
Matt and Kim @ Stubb's - 10/20/2012

On Saturday (10/20) Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino, known better as Matt and Kim came to Austin while on tour and turned Stubb's into a hot mess of a dance party. Fellow Brooklynites Oberhofer (who were recently at The ACL Festival) opened and will continue with Matt and Kim through November 17.

Pictures from the Stubb's show, along with the setlist and remaining dates, are below.

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The Bright Light Social Hour - 9/29/2012
The Bright Light Social Hour - 9/29/2012
The Bright Light Social Hour - 9/29/2012

The rain poured down in Austin for most of Saturday 9/29, but stopped in time for The Bright Light Social Hour's homecoming show at Stubb's with the afrobeat dectet, Hard Proof.

TBLSH put on a great show, and after a short break will be heading back out to continue their 2012 tour. Austin won't see them perform again until 2013.

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Sondre Lerche @ Stubb's - 9/29/2012
Sondre Lerche @ Stubb's - 9/29/2012

After The Bright Light Social Hour wrapped their performance on the outside stage at Stubb's, Sondre Lerche played the inside stage. He took requests both online prior to the show and from the audience, and kept the fully-packed room entertained. Also mentioned were his reissues on vinyl, which he had with him for sale. The official release is set for October 2 (tomorrow).

Sondre has two more US shows in Tennessee and Connecticut before heading over to Norway through November. The full list of dates and more pictures from Stubb's, below...

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Billy Corgan @ Stubb's - 9/27/2012
Smashing Pumpkins @ Stubb's - 9/27/2012

Tea shop owner Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins played a sold-out and completely full Stubb's last night to kick off the American leg of their 'Oceania Tour'. Locals UME opened, and at the end of their set Lauren Larson thanked Billy and SP for making "a dream come true."

SP started off with "Quasar", the first track off of 'Oceania', and played through the entire album (full setlist below). Before jumping into what Billy referred to as "dusty" and classic Pumpkins, they cranked out a solid cover of Bowie's "Space Oddity".

The full performance lasted a little over two-and-a-half hours, including a special multi-song guest appearance by longtime friend and tourmate Jimmy Flemion of The Frogs. They covered T. Rex's "Jeepster" and Jimmy stayed on for "Thirty-Three" as well. Both were dedicated it to Jimmy's brother (and fellow Frog) Dennis who passed away in July.

Check out more pictures of UME and Smashing Pumpkins, along with SP's setlist and upcoming tour dates below..

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Quiet Company, The TonTons, and Bobby Jealousy @ Stubb's - 8/30/2012
Quiet Company @ Stubb's - 8/30/2012
The TonTons @ Stubb's - 8/30/2012
Bobby Jealousy @ Stubb's - 8/30/2012

On Thursday (8/30) Austin's own Quiet Company kicked off their fall tour at the Stubb's inside stage. They packed the house and pretty much went insane on stage (which was matched by the home-town audience's fervor) for their entire set with a quieter moment thrown in here and there, one being their cover of The Smiths' "Ask."

The TonTons (whose song 'Golden' was recently declared "Buzzworthy" by MTV) and Bobby Jealousy helped with the send-off. Bobby Jealousy are really killing it with their live shows; definitely worth checking out when they play Lambert's on 9/27.

Quiet Company will be on the road until their return for the ACL Festival. Pictures of all three, and QC's tour link below.

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Yeasayer merch at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8/15/12 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Yeasayer at Music Hall of Williamsburg - 8/15/12

This week marks the end of Stubb's hot-weather hiatus on the outside stage with Matisyahu on Tuesday (9/4) and Yeasayer on Thursday (9/6). While tickets are still available for purchase to Yeasayer with Daedalus, we are giving a way a pair as well. Details on how to enter and win below.

Immediately following the outside performance, The Sour Notes will be playing a free show on the inside stage.

Yeasayer tour dates are listed below, along with contest details.

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Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (Snoop Dogg) @ Stubb's - 6/7/2012
Snoop Dogg @ Stubb's - 6/7/2012

Snoop Dogg brought the party (and a double rainbow!, see pics below) to a sold-out Stubb's on 6/7. Austin's own Phranchyze opened.

Snoop rolled through many of the hits in his catalog ("Gin and Juice," "What's My Name," "Drop It Like It's Hot" were highlights) as well as adding a few cover tracks (DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win," House of Pain's "Jump Around"). He also hit "Gangsta Party" with the ghost voice of Tupac joining in the duet (sadly, no hologram). Lady of Rage joined Snoop for a few tracks. More pictures from the show are below.


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M83 @ Stubb's - 5/18/2012
M83 @ Stubb's - 5/18/2012

M83 wrapped up their tour with I Break Horses in Texas this past weekend, where they played Stubb's on Friday (5/18). That tour also stopped in NYC about a week earlier. Pictures from the Austin show are in this post, along with a review of the NYC show.

M83's 2011 LP, Hurry Up We're Dreaming, saw their sonic trajectory hit a fever pitch; an album that dominated and defined 2011 by its impossible grandeur and expansiveness as a work more so than any of its smaller details (though perhaps it did help that it featured the best song of the year). Their current tour solidifies that they've harnessed their titanic sound and its incalculable amount of whirling, synth filigree. When focused, M83 can make any stage, be it at a sprawling outdoor festival set or boxy urban theater, explode.

The band's sold-out Terminal 5 gig in NYC (5/10) was an impeccably tight exercise in M83's soaring synth-pop theatrics. After the alien from Hurry Up, We're Dreaming's album cover came out to creepily glare at the audience for a minute or so, the shimmering rise of "Intro" began, as group mastermind Anthony Gonzalez stood centered and still on stage, hands cupped over his face. Call it reflection, pre-show acclimation, or prayer, but it set the intense, almost cosmically sacred gravity of their entire set. Conviction was Gonzalez's face-- the entire band's faces. This was pop with a mission to ignite whatever it touched.

And the music matched M83's countenance with as much color and power as they could generate. Their set primarily balanced between Hurry Up We're Dreaming and Saturday=Youth with tracks from Before the Dawn Heals Us thrown in for good measure. "Intro" gave way to unrelenting turns on "Teen Angst" and "Graveyard Girl," all clarified and piercing renditions with minimal deviation from their album versions. But there was little need for change--though the breakdown wedged into "Reunion" was welcome--for the band's latter-day work was already loud and lush, only demanding a setting spatially generous enough to accommodate their booming sonic textures. And their live presence cultivated just that: Keyboardist Morgan Kibby's usually wispy hush ascended to towering trills and belts, vocally steering "We Own the Sky" and encore "Skin of the Night," the latter's chorus further lifted by a by a volley of electric arpeggios courtesy of Gonzalez' hulking panel of knobs and wires.

Basses were beaten on "Bright Flash," distressed guitars furiously scraped away at during the coda of "Wait," and synthesizers chronically prostrated before throughout the whole affair, each song a furious race to reach a radioactive crescendo probably responsible for many a neon-drenched contusion by the end of the show. Not that the crowd minded much, entranced by the perpetual energy generator running molten red (and nuclear eggplant, and atomic green, thanks to tonally appropriate lighting) on stage. And it was hard not to embrace it, especially once the looping, digitized vocal chirp of "Midnight City," rang. The ubiquitous, dance-compelling pop anthem sounds miraculously inexhaustible in spite of itself almost a year into its initial release. At least, that appeared to be the consensus: the crowd upped its sway into a stomping, flouncing dance mob as it bleated the lyrics along with the band. "City is my church!" remains a favored idiom to roar aloud amid the tune's automatic, fluorescent urgency. Triumphant sax-solo relish remained intact and reappeared on the final song of the encore, "Couleurs," here ratcheted to a club-ready inferno that peaked in Gonzalez howling a distortion- wracked "New York!", eventually culminating in the entire band taking a knee (or gasping for air on their backs) beneath a storm of metallic noise.

A brief set by Swedish electro-shoegazers I Break Horses--their first in New York--began the night. Their thunderous, yet measured synth cycles swaddled Maria Linden's airy, reverb-distanced vocals, presenting a curious historic parallel to the main attraction. It wasn't too long ago that Gonzalez was writing similarly smaller, but lofty-in-spirit pop constructions.

And the latest: M83 scheduled to appear at ACL 2012.

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