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EMA at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
EMA

SXSW returns in 2014 from March 7-16, and after already announcing one round of artists, they've just released their second lineup announcement. Check it out at BrooklynVegan.

Generation Club

Austin dream pop trio Love Inks have announced that they will release the followup to their 2011 debut LP, E.S.P., on September 24. The album's titled Generation Club, and they just premiered the synthy lead single, "Solar Diary," which you can listen to over at mtvU. That's the album artwork above.

They'll be announcing full North American and European tours this fall, but meanwhile, you can catch them in their hometown this month at Holy Mountain on July 20 with You Me and Us and Bitter Birds, and North Door on July 24. No advance tickets for either of those shows at the moment.

Watch a teaser video for their upcoming album below...

Continue reading "Love Inks announce new LP (stream a track), playing shows"

Vampire Weekend in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Vampire Weekend

SXSW already revealed one round of artists, then a second, and now they've just revealed a third announcement which includes Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Clutch, Rockie Fresh, Baauer, Bleached, TOY, Waxahatchee, Bleeding Rainbow, Count Bass D, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, ST 2 Lettaz, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Single Mothers, Eddi Front, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Today is the Day, Killa Kyleon, Lemuria, Love Inks, Moon King, Pac Div, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, Stagnant Pools, and many many more.

Full round 3 list below...

Continue reading "SXSW announces even more artists (Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, Thermals, Clutch, Rockie Fresh, Waxahatchee, more)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Griffinshot & Dave the Dog in 2012

I've been hounded for the last few weeks to do a 'best of' post for the shows I've been to and the pictures I've taken in 2012. After several false starts, I decided to just walk through chronologically and try and do justice to all of the wonderful shows without missing too much. Frankly I should be concentrating on posting all of the stuff I shot that never made it live instead of this (woops), but that is next on my list.

The pictures aren't meant to be exhaustive or all-inclusive of what was the best (I'm certain I've missed many things; I'm not even touching festival stuff, and I went to BELGIUM!), but here we go. Personally 2012 was quite the roller-coaster, and every show was a wonderful escape. Some of the shots may or may not be my best work - but if it's in here, then the show, band or bands there, venue and everyone else involved were some of my favorites for 2012 (at least up until November). Loved Gary Clark Jr. and Esperanza Spalding too, but since they are recent you'd find them easily enough.

Have at it. Pictures below. Apologies to anyone I've left out.

Continue reading "Tim's picks of his pics for 2012"

New Years Eve

We've got less than a week to go and if you're still getting your New Year's Eve plans together, here is a number of concert options in Austin.

TX chillwaver Neon Indian returns to town, and as mentioned, is playing an outdoor show at Mohawk with Silent Diane and S U R V I V E. The show will have "New Year's Eve libations provided by your host at midnight, neon cocktails, tarot card reader, confetti cannons, toasting & more info to come!" Tickets are on sale now.

Local country legend Willie Nelson and friends are playing two nights (12/30-31) at Moody Theater with support from The Mavericks on night one and Iron & Wine on night two (aka NYE). Tickets for night 1 and night 2 are available.

Synth/psych legend Silver Apples is playing "a psychedelic new year's eve celebration in space" at The Museum of Human Achievement with some solid support from Zorch, Xander Harris, SLEEP OVER, Amphibian Lark, and Soundfounder. Tickets for that show are on sale.

Old school hardcore bands Adolescents and Youth Brigade are playing an outdoor show at Red 7 with American Heist and Lower Class Brats. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Ringo Deathstarr are teaming up with Japanther for a NYE show at Frontier Bar with The Boxing Lesson, Megafauna, Residual Kid, and M.

A bunch of good bands will be teaming up for a show at Cheer Up Charlie's including Deep Time, Hundred Visions, Love Inks, The Sour Notes, Mirror Travel, Pompeii, The Laughing, and a DJ set by DJ S.I.R. to close out the night. The first 100 drinks will be sponsored by Tito's Vodka and there's a champagne toast at midnight. $5 at the door.

Three Austin venues Hotel Vegas, The Volstead, and Pine Street Station will be presenting a 1984-themed NYE party with the music of New Order, The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Gang of Four, Adam Ant, Violent Femmes, X, Prince and The Revolution, Gary Numan, The Go-Go's, Van Halen, The Smiths, Gun Club, Spinal Tap, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, The Replacements, Tina Turner, Run DMC, Dead Kennedy's & George Thorogood...performed by members of: Bad Lovers, Dikes of Holland, Dead Space, Windsor for The Derby, The Pharaohs, Holy Wave, The Bad Lovers, Foreign Mothers, Feral Future, The Nouns, Poor People, Sexploits, P-Tek, American Sharks, Sweat Lodge, Lola Cola, Bobby Jealousy, Naw Dude, Ugly Beats, DD Dagger, December Boys, Moonlight Towers, Strange Attractors, Crisis Hotlines, Gory Details, Ghost Knife, Church Shoes, Tijuana Bible, Space Camp, Sweet Talk, Motel Ball Band, Ghetto Ghouls, and These Are Words. Tickets, which gain you access to all three venues, are on sale now. There will be two vans to shuttle you between the venues. More info HERE. Trailer video below.

Altercation Comedy is presenting an End of Days Bash at The New Movement Theater with Chris Cubas, Jake Flores, Rise Against's Zach Blair, Krum Bums' Dave Rodriguez, Mack Lindsay, The Lizard Man, Satan from Stanhope's Unbookables, open mic lap dance with Burning Angel XXX star Miss Genocide, and more. Altercation Comedy's JT Habersaat will be hosting. Tickets are available.

The Red Eyed Fly is hosting two shows: one outside with Mike Truth & The Replacement Killers, Gidzillah, Agave Love, and Audiolight ($5 adults/$8 minors); and a free show indoors with Kingdom, Black Ladder, and Estelline. Both shows are all ages.

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears are playing Emo's East with Jesse Dayton and Wild Child. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Austin's Quiet Company will be performing at a NYE celebration on the second floor of the W Hotel, which also includes a live set by The Tontons and DJ sets by I Wanna Be Her and Bird Peterson. Tickets gain you access to the music, plus dinner, an open bar, and a midnight toast. VIP tickets incude a meet and greet with the artists, complimentary valet parking, and "premium bar offerings."

Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma, who have backed GZA on tour a few times recently, are playing Beauty Ballroom with Foot Patrol. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

T Bird and the Breaks and Henry and the Invisibles are playing Stubb's BBQ (indoors). Tickets for that show are on sale.

What did we miss?

Head to Showlist Austin and Do512 for more.

In NYC or Chicago? We have guides for those too (at the links).

Trailer video for the 1984 party below...

Continue reading "A guide to New Year's Eve shows in Austin (Willie Nelson, Silver Apples, Neon Indian, Ringo Deathstarr, a 1984 dance party & more)"

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Scenes from Fun Fun Fun Lucky Lady Bingo via Adi Anand's Instagrams 7/11/2012
FunFunFun Fest 2012 Bingo!

While we've had some teasers in the last few weeks - Wednesday night was the night for BINGO - and the full Fun Fun Fun Fest reveal.

On 7/11 (Happy Slurpee Day!) Fun Fun Fun held their bingo-to-reveal-the-artists event, and while we already knew about Run DMC reuniting and some others, there were quite a few surprises in the massive list of musical acts and comedians announced (Public Image Ltd., Youth of Today, De La Soul, X, Bob Mould, Saul Williams, and Hannibal Burress to name a few).

The headliners (in addition to the aforementioned Run DMC reunion) are an electic-but-looked-forward-to group: Santigold, Refused, and for Comedy David Cross.

Three-day and PIP passes go on sale on Thursday at 10AM CST and will no doubt move fast. Get them here once the clock passes 9:59...

See the full line-up below.

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Sherry LeBlanc of Love Inks @ Mohawk - 4/17/2012
Love Inks @ Mohawk - 4/17/2012

Back in mid-April, Love Inks (who just opened for YACHT at the same venue) headlined the Chairlift after-party on inside stage at Mohawk. Les Rav and Technicolor Hearts performed as well. Belated pictures from the April show featuring all three, below...

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

YACHT @ Mohawk - 6/8/2012
YACHT @ Mohawk - 6/8/2012

YACHT stopped in Texas for three shows with fellow Portlanders Onuinu, and that included one in Austin at Mohawk with local favorites Love Inks. More pictures from that packed dance party, below...

Continue reading "YACHT sailed into Mohawk with Onuinu & Love Inks on 6/8 (pics)"

DOWNLOAD: YACHT - "Le Goudron" (Brigitte Fontaine Cover) (MP3)

YACHT at Treasure Island 2011 (more by Autumn Andel)
YACHT

YACHT are currently in Europe on their 2012 Shangri-La tour, and upon returning to the US later this month, they'll kick off the Southern USA portion of that tour with fellow Portlanders Onuinu. That tour includes TX shows happening on June 7 at Club Dada in Dallas, June 8 at Mohawk in Austin with local faves Love Inks, and June 9 at Fitzgerald's in Houston with The Illegal Wire Taps.

In honor of their European tour, YACHT recorded a cover of French avant-garde artist Brigitte Fontaine's "Le Goudron." It's the band's first recording in French, which is actually Claire Evans' first language. Grab an MP3 of the track above or stream it below.

All dates and stream below...

Continue reading "YACHT touring Southern US, playing Austin, Houston, and Dallas; covered Brigitte Fontaine (listen)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield & Tim Griffin

The Drums / Wedding Present (by Tim)
BV Free Day Show - Thursday @ Hotel Vegas on 3/15/2012
BV Free Day Show - Thursday @ Hotel Vegas on 3/15/2012

BrooklynVegan's Hotel Vegan, located at Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead Lounge, began at noon back on Thursday, 3/15/2012, on three stages in partnership with M For Montreal. One of those stages was the BV Austin stage which you already saw a full set of pictures from. Here are some more from all the stages.

Like on Friday and all four days, we served complimentary HobNob Wines. We also proudly passed out Sailor Jerry drinks.

Special thanks to Supercuts who were giving out free haircuts all day and to our official backline providers Vox, Blackstar and Korg, and thank you to ASCAP, and to NadaMoo for supplying free vegan treats, and to Honest Tea for the tea.

Bill talked about a lot of this day,. The full set of pictures, slightly beleated, from the entire SXSW Thursday at Hotel Vegan, below...

Continue reading "#HotelVegan Day 2 pics (The Drums, This Will Destroy You, Wedding Present, Glen Hansard, Of Monsters & Men & more)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield & Tim Griffin

Ringo Deathstarr @ Hotel Vegan (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Volstead Lounge

"One of my favorite Austin bands, Ringo Deathstarr, do the shoegaze thing better just about any current band. Good and loud!" - Bill Pearis
The BV Austin stage was located inside Volstead Lounge at Hotel Vegan on Thursday, 3/15, during SXSW, and though the schedule looked like this: 12:15 Love Inks, 1:00 Feathers, 1:45 Gashcat, 2:30 Ringo Deathstarr, 3:15 Silent Diane, 4:00 The Young, and 5:00 Ume, we actually moved Ume on to the Hotel Vegas inside stage to accomodate more people and a certain TV camera crew for their set. It was still intimate though, or to quote, Anthony Bourdain, it was "A shitload of rawk in a tiny little room!"

Galexy Gehring of Ringo Deathstarr, who PACKED the room at 2:30, was a trooper and played two sets during the day. The first was with Feathers at 1:00. Bill Pearis wrote:

Feathers have barely been together six months but they have clearly spent that time practicing. They have it together and this was one of my favorite sets of the week. Most of their material is of the gothy electro variety, they opened with a Norman Greenbaum-style glammy stomper that I really dug. A lot of instrument switching showcased most of the members of the band.
Special thanks to Love Inks for starting the day off so early. A noon slot is never easy, but they handled it with grace. Catch them during the evening hours on April 17 at Mohawk after Chairlift.

Gaschat played a great set of Neutral Milk Hotel-like jams, much like they did later that day at the Sub Pop official SXSW showcase. NPR likes them too, but not their name.

With three stages running at the same time at 'Hotel Vegan', I would miss a band or two, and sadly Silent Diane was one of them, but Tim, Amanda and a SPIN photographer made sure to catch them though. I also missed Silent Diane's set later that night at Neon Indian's label showcase, but hope to see them on their upcoming massive tour.

At 4:00, The Young rocked a BrooklynVegan party for the 2nd day in a row. Their first BV set was the night before at Bar 96. Catch them when they open for Frankie Rose & DIVE (both artists who also played Hotel Vegan) at Red 7 on April 14.

Special thanks to a Sailor Jerry, HobNob Wines, and Honest Tea for providing refreshments. Thanks also to our backline partners Korg, Vox, and Blackstar Amplification for helping make the sound happen.

Check out more pictures from the whole BV Austin portion of the day, below...

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live photos in this post by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

BV AustinBV Austin
flyer

As promised, and now announced on BrooklynVegan, we put together an all-Austin-band BV Austin stage at Hotel Vegan on Thursday (3/15). We couldn't be more excited how the lineup turned out. It looks like this:

BVAUSTIN STAGE
12:15 Love Inks
1:00 Feathers
1:45 Gashcat
2:30 Ringo Deathstarr
3:15 Silent Diane
4:00 The Young
5:00 Ume
And the bands look like this:

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar for Learning Secrets Anniversary
Love Inks

Feathers @ Beauty Bar for Learning Secrets Anniversary
Feathers

Gashcat (Tim Griffin didn't take this one!)
Gashcat

Ringo Deathstarr @ Beauty Bar for Free Week 2012

Silent Diane @ Mohawk for Free Week 2012
Silent Diane

The Young @ Chaos in Tejas 2011
The Young

Ume @ Oh Snap! Blackout Party @ the Parish
Ume

Rock.

Hotel Vegan is located at Hotel Vegas & Volstead Lounge at 1500 E. 6th St in Austin, TX. That's the flyer for the whole day Thursday above. The full lineup with set times for all three stages on Thursday is at BrooklynVegan.

The lineup of two of the Wednesday stages is HERE. The rest is coming VERY soon!

oh and...

In addition to the completely free lineup of 24 bands playing on THREE stages on Thursday, we will also have complimentary drinks courtesy of HobNob Wines, the official wine parter of our entire week of FREE PARTIES at Hotel Vegan (check out HobNob's Facebook page for free music downloads), and a hosted bar courtesy of Sailor Jerry

We will also have FREE VEGAN TREATS courtesy of NadaMoo! and FREE Honest Tea. AND Supercuts will have a team of stylists on-site the entire day providing FREE haircuts and styling!

oh, and he Young play the BrooklynVegan official showcase on Wednesday at Bar 96 too (the only band to play 2 BV shows this year).

P.S. Follow @bvSXSW and @bvAustin on Twitter for more fun!

Listen to a track by The Young below...

Continue reading "BV Austin stage @ Hotel Vegan announced (lineup includes Ume, The Young, Silent Diane, Love Inks, Feathers & more)"

Waterloo

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Boy Friend - Egyptian Wrinkle (MP3)

Boy Friend album cover

Local duo Boy Friend's debut album, Egyptian Wrinkle, is out March 5 on the Hell Yes! label, but the band are throwing an early record release party this Sunday (2/12) 29th St. Ballroom at the Spider House, a show that also features labelmates Love Inks (who played Beauty Bar last week), plus darkwavers Missions. Boy Friend, who Tim caught at Beauty Bar in December, will then hit the road with San Francisco shoegazers Young Prisms, a tour that will wrap up in time for both bands to be back in Austin for you-know-what.

Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown formed Boy Friend after leaving their previous group, Sleep ∞ Over (which Stefanie Franciotti continued on her own). Like that group, Boy Friend are warm and hazy with Palazzolo and Brown's ethereal vocals floating above, but with more melodic hooks to latch onto. It's like a nice bath, but no pruny hands.

You can download Egyptian Wrinkle's title track at the top of this post, or stream it below. Click through for the record release show flyer and Boy Friend/Young Prisms tour dates as well.

Continue reading "Boy Friend releasing an album, playing a release show this weekend, touring with Young Prisms (dates & MP3)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

"An amazing HUGE thank you to everybody who came out last night! We hope you're all as hungover as we are. Thank you thank you thank you!" - Learning Secrets

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012
Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

What's cool is that Learning Secrets parties are rather unpretentious considering the crowd drawn and the talent booked. Packed, but unpretentious. We're not talking bottle service and velvet ropes, we're talking divey dance floors of sheer abandon.

For Learning Secret's 8th birthday celebration on Saturday night, Ian Orth and eramy Neugent Neugent [flew in] Midnight Magic from New York -- a six-piece disco ensemble comprised of members of Hercules & Love Affair -- for a special, one-off show. [CultureMap]

Crazy night Saturday in Austin as Ted Leo and friends celebrated Esme Barrera, power went out on 6th St. which cut the Oh Snap! fest short, Beauty Ballroom hosted a cast of characters including Daniel Johnston for their Grand Opening weekend, and Beauty Bar hosted an 8th Anniversary party for Learning Secrets. Pictures from the latter in this post. More of them below...

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