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The 2015 Waterloo Records SXSW day party schedule has been announced, and it looks like this:

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

The Young @ The North Door - 7/25/2014
The Young, Sun God @ The North Door - 7/25/2014

Austin's own The Young have a new LP, Chrome Catus, on the way (due 8/26 via Matador), and ahead of its release they graced their hometown with a show late last month at The North Door (7/25) with Sun God. More pictures, like the one above, at BrooklynVegan.

The Young will ring in the release of the new LP with a free 5 PM in-store at Waterloo Records (8/25) the day before it officially comes out. Then, their tour includes another Austin date on September 4 at Hotel Vegas, and the tour wraps up back in Texas with a free Dallas show on September 20 at Foundry Beer Garden with the Marked Men-related Radioactivity, which is a great double bill.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Watch the video for recent single "Cry Of Tin," below...

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Waterloo flyer

Warpaint open for the National at ACL Live Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday night (4/21-4/23). Can't make it? Check the ladies out in the much more intimate setting of Waterloo Records Tuesday at 1pm (long lunch break?). Flyer above.

Meanwhile, check out pictures of Warpaint from Coachella, and from their recent Chicago show too.


Another year, another round of great free SXSW shows at Waterloo Records in Austin. Typed out below...

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Waterloo Records on Record Store Day (more by Tim Griffin)

As you may have heard, this Saturday (4/20) is Record Store Day. Head to BrooklynVegan to see a list of some of our picks from the myriad #RSD13 exclusives, and head to a record store on Saturday to pick some up.

Waterloo, who hosted a signing with Garbage last year, will this year be hosting special guests Roky Erikson & Ian McLagen. And note:

Yes, Records Store Day is right around the corner and we want everyone to be as prepared as possible in order to get the exclusive releases that they are excited about. We [Waterloo Records] have ordered up on all the releases on "THE LIST". These are all made in limited quantities and what we receive will be all we get in most cases. Remember these titles are being distributed between independent record stores all over the country, so some quanities may be extremely limited.

We will open at 10am on Record Store Day (4/20). In years past people have begun lining up as early as 6am! Like in the past, the line will begin at our south entrance and wrap around the south side of the building along 6th street (towards Amy's Ice Cream), then down Baylor Ave. We will hold the line of people from entering the store once we reach our store capacity then continue to let people in as others leave. This is for your safety and for a better shopping experience.

Good luck and have fun!

Meat Puppets @ Mercury Lounge (more by P Squared)
Meat Puppets

The Meat Puppets played a show or three at SXSW and just finished up a tour that hit NYC for two nights and now has them back in Austin in time for the release of their new record Rat Farm which will be celebrated with free show Tuesday, 4/16, at 5pm at Waterloo Records. Listen to "Down" from the new LP below and pick one up at the show...

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Chelsea Light Moving @ Mohawk (more by Chad Wadsworth)
Chelsea Light Moving

Thurston Moore's new band Chelsea Light Moving, who finished up their tour in Boston tonight (4/7), visited Austin for SXSW. While in town they played "House of Vans" at Mohawk, in Waterloo Records' parking lot, and inside Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop for KEXP. You can watch live video from the latter, and a video of Thurston talking about how much he loves Waterloo (where you can stop by on Record Store Day to pick up a limited Thurston Moore & Loren Connors release), below...

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KLRU's The Big Deal Raffle

We are big fans of KLRU, and they're taking a new approach to fund raising that makes it quite a bit more exciting than getting a canvas tote bag.

It's called The Big Deal and it is. Buy a $25 raffle ticket, get a chance to win BIG. The raffle winner will get festival passes (ACL Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Moontower Comedy and more), tickets, gift certificates, and other items valued at close to $8000. Boom.

If you're well-heeled and want to better your odds, you can get an additional raffle ticket for another $25 and each one gets another chance in the drawing. All that AND you're supporting KLRU. Win/Win. Raffle tickets can be purchased now through January 4, 2013. Drawing to be held February 1. One lucky winner (and their friends) is going to be a really Big Deal on February 2.

See the full list of items in the prize package below.

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Amanda Palmer in Brooklyn in May (more by Bryan Bruchman)
Amanda Palmer

The previously mentioned Amanda Palmer show at Stubb's happens tonight (9/19), and tickets are still on sale. Since we last spoke, openers have been announced for this show, they are The Simple Pleasure, Jherek Bischoff, and Ronald Reagan, who are all also on tour with her. Jherek is also a (paid) member of her band. She also plays a FREE in-store performance at Waterloo Records today at 4PM.

In related news, you may have heard about the ongoing controversy about Amanda Palmer asking musicians to volunteer their time on this tour, that led to an ongoing conflict with Steve Albini. He voiced his displeasure when she decided to ask musicians to perform on her tour for free, and she responded in length. Steve then cleared things up after news headlines erupted that he "called Amanda Palmer an idiot." She followed that with another blog post where she took the side of NPR intern Emily White, who blogged a few months ago about how she rarely buys her music. Steve then continued the conversation in a Q+A with The Stool Pigeon.

UPDATE: Amanda is now paying all of her volunteer musicians

by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Alejandro Escovedo @ Waterloo Records - 8/7/2012
Alejandro Escovedo @ Waterloo Records - 8/7/2012

The legendary Alejandro Escovedo played an hour long show at Waterloo Records in Austin on Tuesday (8/7) supporting his latest album 'Big Station'. He's currently out on tour. All dates are listed again below.

During the set, Alejandro mentioned this would be his last Austin show until November - though maybe he meant late September. Tickets are on sale now his September 29th show @ Bass Concert Hall with John Prine. That show will be his last tour date with John Prine. He then hits the road with Heart (as mentioned in July over on BrooklynVegan).

Check out more pictures from the packed-to-the-walls Waterloo show (as well as the setlist and tour dates) below...

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Divine Fits

As you may already know if you have a ticket or if you don't have a ticket because it sold out so quickly when it went on sale, Divine Fits are playing Beerland. If you missed out, there's also still hope.

Divine Fits has confirmed that it will make its live debut kicking off a trio of shows in the hometowns of members Britt Daniel (Austin, TX on August 1), Dan Boeckner (Montreal, QC on August 3) and Sam Brown (Columbus, OH on August 6).

The live shows follow immediately on the heels of the July 31 release of Divine Fits' first single "My Love Is Real," the 7-inch of which features a non-LP B-side cover of Camper Van Beethoven's "I Was Born In A Laundromat."

Special golden tickets will be inserted into ten random copies of the "My Love Is Real" single available at select indie retailers in each of these three markets, including Waterloo and End of an Ear in Austin, Used Kids and Magnolia Thunderpussy in Columbus, and participating stores in Montreal which are still TBD. Each golden ticket will admit the winner and a guest to the Divine Fits show in the respective city.

For more information on the golden ticket competition, general ticket information and personal notes from each band member to his respective hometown, go to DivineFits.com.

"My Love Is Real" is also available digitally as a stand-alone track or as an instant download with pre-orders of Divine Fits' debut album A Thing Called Divine Fits placed in the Divine Fits store, the Merge store or at iTunes.

A Thing Called Divine Fits will be released August 28 in the U.S. on Merge Records and on Universal in Canada. The record will be out one day earlier in the UK and Europe via Anti-/Epitaph.

Divine Fits hometown shows:
Aug 1 Austin, TX Beerland
Aug 3 Montreal, QC Il Motore
Aug 6 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups

The Austin message Britt posted on Tuesday was this:
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Beerland // Austin, TX // 08.01

Is it weird to be in a band where you've made a record but you've never played in front of an audience? We've certainly played together a lot -- starting at the end of last year with a couple weeks of let's see what happens and drink vodka and eat Russian ice cream at a place called LA Rehearsal in Little Armenia. Then in January when Dan came to stay with me and Sam visited and we all wrote songs & rehearsed them every day for a couple months. And then when we recorded (usually live) in the studio with Nick Launay. And really, the answer is yes. It is weird. Doing shows is the most immediate part of the whole deal and for me it's a huge chunk of the equation of why being in a band is so great. I do feel kinda mental not having been able to do that yet. So is it good timing that pretty soon we'll finally be doing some shows? Yes. And I personally am real happy that this band's first show will be in the the town where I've played more gigs than any other, the place I've spent most the years of my life, the city that always welcomes me back with enthusiasm and affection (with the exception of that one time at the Beauty Bar) -- Austin, Texas. Divine Fits will be playing at Beerland on Tuesday August 1 with The Young opening. I think they're putting tickets up next week? I hope so. I'm ready to feel normal again. Love, Britt

Tickets actually went up the same day.

A list of all dates and streams of two album tracks -- "My Love Is Real" and "Would That Not Be Nice" -- are below...

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King Tuff

Sup Pop act King Tuff, whose new self-titled album is a great blast of skuzzy bubblegum pop, is currently on tour with Natural Child and have three shows in Texas. They'll play an in-store at Waterloo on Monday (7/9) and then later that night at Red 7 (tickets are still available). They'll then play Dallas on Tuesday (7/10) at City Tavern (tickets).

Head to BV for all tour dates and you can watch the video for "Bad Thing" below.

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Shirley Manson of Garbage @ Waterloo Records on 4/21
Garbage @ Waterloo Records - 4/21/2012

Happy Record Store Day! Though they postponed their Austin and Houston shows, Garbage (minus Duke Erickson - who flew home for a medical emergency) still made their Austin in-store appearance for Record Store Day at Waterloo Records on Saturday (4/21). The band didn't perform, but 300+ people lined up and got special wristbands for the signing, while regular customers, many there to pick up some of the exclusive RSD releases, shopped and took pictures.

More pictures from the event below...

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WATERS @ Webster Hall recently (more by Chris La Putt)

Waterloo Records, who are celebrating 30 years (!), are housing another slew of free, in-store special events this month and beyond, including obligatory Record Store Day festivities.

Rising from the ashes of his band Port O'Brien, folkster Van Pierszalowski's latest project WATERS is set to play Waterloo this evening (4/13) at 5pm before opening for Delta Spirit at Emo's East.

In addition to all the rare goodies you'll have a chance to buy on Record Store day next Saturday (4/21), Waterloo is hosting an appearance by Garbage that afternoon, where the band will be meeting with fans and signing autographs, potentially making that exclusive Record Store Day Garbage 7-inch of their new album's first single, "Blood For Poppies," extra special. The band will also play a sold out gig at La Zona Rosa later that night as part of their current tour.

Austin's own rabble-rousers Heartless Bastards will also perform a free in-store act at the record shop on Wednesday, April 25, but not before they play La Zona Rosa on April 20. Check HERE for more HB tour dates and live pics.

Check below for an entire list of currently-announced Waterloo Records events...

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Waterloo says:

Here it is... at 10 AM Thursday March 8th a limited number of SXSW wristbands will be sold to the public at Waterloo Records. One per customer and it has to be put on when purchased. $175 each Cash/Check/Debit/Credit. For more info on wristbands click the link.
Check out the updated Waterloo Records SXSW day party flyer below..

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Eric Wareheim

If you haven't already:

Purchase the new Ben Kweller release "Go Fly A Kite!" at Waterloo Records for $11.99 on CD or $27.99 on LP and get a wristband for free admission to the Ben Kweller show at the Beauty Ballroom on Feb 10th!

(2015 Riverside Drive Building #4, Austin, TX, 78741)

**CD & LP both feature "Deluxe Diorama" packaging. LP features audiophile quality 180-gram, colored vinyl and also includes a free CD**

A good time (or bad time depending on your point of view) to do this would be 5pm TODAY (2/8) when Tim and Eric will be stopping by the store for a Meet & Greet. Look for Har Mar too.

More upcoming Waterloo events HERE.
Pictures from Twin Sister's recent in-store HERE.

Har Mar played Mohawk last week and does again tonight (2/8).

Look for the The Comedy, a movie Tim & Eric are both in, at SXSW this year.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Twin Sister @ Mohawk on 1/29
Twin Sister @ Mohawk - 1/29/2012

After filling up Waterloo Records for an in-store performance earlier in the afternoon, Twin Sister played a sold-out show with Brooklyn's Ava Luna at The Mohawk on Sunday night before both NY bands continued on tour.

Here are some pictures from Waterloo and Mohawk. They continue below...

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Waterloo Records (more by Tim Griffin)
Waterloo REcords

Waterloo Records has the following free shows scheduled in their store through mid-March 2012:

1/20: Ruthie Foster (5pm) POSTPONED
1/27: The Preservation (5pm)
1/29: Twin Sister (5pm)
2/02: Anthony Green (Circa Survive) (5pm)
2/13: Javier Chaparro and Salud (5pm)
2/15: Omar & the Howlers (6pm)
3/11: Shearwater (5pm)
3/13: Delta Spirit (5pm)
The Twin Sister in-store is while they're in town to play Mohawk.

Delta Spirit will be here for SXSW.

Shearwater also have a show at Antone's a week earlier.

Shearwater @ BV-CMJ 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)

The now-Sub Pop signed Shearwater will be out on the road with Sharon Van Etten (their former tour manager) in February, but return home in time for a show at Antone's on March 4th. Tickets are on sale. The Austin show is with Dana Falconberry & Marmalakes who also play with Shearwater one night earlier at Fitzgeralds in Houston.

Broke? Shearwater also play a free-instore at Waterloo on March 11th, exactly one month after the Antone's show. Their new album Animal Joy is out 2/14. All tour dates are listed below...

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Delta Spirit @ Emo's Outside (more by Tim Griffin)
Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit, who played one of the last shows at Emo's Outside last year, will play one of the first (relatively speaking) at the new Emo's East on 4/13 as part of a tour with WATERS that also begins right here in Austin at SXSW...

"There's a reason that the third album by Delta Spirit is self-titled: "Because this album is what we think Delta Spirit is," says lead vocalist Matt Vasquez. Delta Spirit will be released by Rounder Records on March 13th, the Tuesday of SXSW Week. "We found the sound that we've been looking for, that we've been growing into, and as soon as we hit on it, we ran with it," says Vasquez. The band realized their vision in sound with producer Chris Coady, who has worked with artists like TV on the Radio, the Yeah Yeahs, Smith Westerns and Beach House.

Delta Spirit recorded at Dreamland in Woodstock, NY, in a converted 1896 church. They experimented both sonically and structurally with their new material, writing songs with no choruses and generally throwing off simple verse-chorus-bridge conventions. With an album in hand that they feel is true to what Delta Spirit is all about, the band will follow their SXSW appearance with a 30-date national tour. They're known for bringing a raucous energy and exuberance to every performance." [SXSW]

Stay tuned for their full list of 2012 SXSW shows, but so far we know (via ShowlistAustin) that one of them will be a free in-store at Waterloo on 3/13.

Meanwhile, tickets for the post-SXSW Emo's East show are on sale.

Esme Barrera

Tragic news to start the year. KXAN reports:

"Austin police are asking for help from the public to find the person responsible for the New Year's Day killing of Esme Barrera in her North Central Austin home.

Monday evening, they released a sketch of a man who may have attacked at least one other woman in the same block where Barrera, 29, was killed...

...According to several social media sites, Barrera was an El Paso native and active in the Austin music scene. She worked part time at Waterloo Records, where employees and friends were grieving her death on Monday.

Barrera was also a teacher's assistant at Casis Elementary where she worked with special needs children for the last five years.

"I am just shocked beyond words," said friend Heidi Knape, who worked with Barrera at Casis. "She was just the most energetic, fun girl that would help anyone out on campus."

She was also volunteer for Girls Rock Austin, a camp for young female musicians."

Tributes are popping up all over the web. You'll find one and a link to more HERE as well as a dedicated tumblr HERE, and update: a blog post by Gerard Cosloy HERE, and update two: a tweet from Ted Leo and Okkervil River and Ringo Deathstarr, YACHT, and Centro-Matic.

Update three: Brooklyn benefit planned.

Rest in Peace Esme.

Deer Tick

Back at the end of October Deer Tick came through town, and in addition to a show over at Emo's East, they also hit up KUT and Waterloo Records. We just posted some pictures and video from those two, right over HERE.