Recent Posts in venues
October 13, 2013
Zilker Park flooded! (photo via Sarah Rodenberg)
Check out all that water in Zilker Park! No wonder they had to cancel ACL. Click the pic for a bigger version.
UPDATE: Check out a second picture of the flooding below...
January 21, 2013
Mountain Goats at Antone's, Dec. 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
The 5th and Lavaca location is actually the club's fourth, with Antone's originally opening on 6th Ave in 1975, then relocating to Anderson Lane around 1980, then to Guadalupe Street in 1981, and then to it's current West Fifth Street address in 1997.
October 14, 2012
Very sad news... YNN says:
Authorities are trying to identify a body found in downtown Austin Saturday morning.Our condolences in advance to the friends and family of the unidentified man.
Police say the body was discovered floating in Shoal Creek near Third and Nueces streets. They say it appears to be a man in his early 20s. YNN received word from someone near Austin Music Hall that people saw the body in the creek.
A trail behind the Austin Music Hall was closed because of the investigation, which detoured some people headed for the Austin City Limits Festival.
Bassnectar played there Friday night (the body was found Saturday morning). Saturday night's show at Austin Music Hall was by the Weeknd who was supposed to play ACL today too, but cancelled. No shows are scheduled to happen there again until Justice on 10/30.
October 9, 2012
ACL TV announced two new tapings for Season 38 set for the first week of November:
We're pleased to announce two more tapings for Season 38 with a veteran and a rising star: Bob Mould on November 1 and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes on November 5.
For fans of alternative rock, Bob Mould scarcely needs any introduction. The singer/songwriter/guitarist rewrote the rules of punk rock in the 80s with his band Husker Du and defined the sound of melodic alt.rock with his 90s power trio Sugar. He's also released a line of critically lauded solo albums that have ranged in sound from acoustic reverie to electronic dance music and everything in between. Following his highly regarded memoir See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody and a successful tour performing the classic Sugar album Copper Blue in its entirety, Mould has release his acclaimed new LP Silver Age, a high-volume reminder of Mould's mastery of melody, power and passion. We're thrilled to bring this pioneering rocker to the ACL stage.
Check out videos of all three below.
October 8, 2012
Austin Music Commision Special Meeting - City Hall - 10/8/2012
Originally scheduled for October 1, there will be a special meeting of the Austin Music Commission today (10/8) at 10:30am (City Hall, Rm 1101, Boards & Commissions, 301 West 2nd Street) to discuss several items in relation to the current noise ordinance and its impact on the 'Live Music Capital of The World', as well as other music-related issues.
As we mentioned in a previous post, venues like Cheer Up Charlies are currently facing challenges in trying to be both a viable venue for musicians as well as supportive member of the local community. It's not an easy balance, but it is encouraging to know that the dialogue is taking place. Music is Austin's culture, and anything that could impact that needs thoughtful consideration.
Inspire ATX is helping to lead the charge, and would no doubt welcome support at this meeting and in the future.
More information, including today's official agenda from the Austin Music Commission, below.
October 6, 2012
Now's your chance to own some prime, historical real estate (which is also a SXSW venue)...
The Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin is for sale, another sign that local commercial real estate owners are in the mood to cash in on the city's rising national cachet.Did you know Concrete Blonde's "Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man" was inspired by an experience lead singer Johnette Napolitan had at the Driskill? As Spinner points out, "When the singer imagined she saw a face checking her out in the shower of her room at the Driskill, she was inspired to write a song about it. She tried to turn out the light, but "he wouldn't let me get near it/He seemed so glad to see a woman in the flesh/And I really liked his spirit."" Watch the video for the song, which reached number 2 on the Modern Rock chart in 1992, below...
The historic hotel -- arguably the most popular in Austin due to its character and home on East Sixth Street -- has been owned by Lowe Enterprises since 2005 and is operated by a subsidiary of that company, Destination Hotels & Resorts.
"Yes, it's on the market," said Kevin Mallory, senior managing director of CBRE Hotels based in Chicago. [BizJournals]
September 28, 2012
Here's to you, hipsters.The above picture was taken by Tanner Douglass during SXSW this year.
Scoot Inn, a popular East Austin music venue at 1308 E. Fourth St., will reopen soon under new ownership.
Scoot Inn, which closed its doors two weeks ago, will be taken over Friday by Austin-based ATX Brands, founder and CEO Doug Guller told the American-Statesman.
After some repairs, Scoot Inn should be back in business by early November - in time for Austin's upcoming Formula One race, Guller said.
"We're excited because we get to keep a long-running institution going," he said. "The changes will be very subtle. We're just going to clean it up a little bit to make sure everyone's experience is a pleasant one."
September 13, 2012
SAILOR JERRY'S PIRATES, PIN-UPS, AND POLO! - 9/16/2012
Sailor Jerry is coming to Emo's East on Sunday 9/16 to present PIRATES, PIN-UPS, AND POLO! The venue will be converted into an indoor arena featuring Bike Polo with The Austin Texas Bike Polo Social Club, Pirate Movies, a kissing booth, and... erm... KNIFE FIGHTS?! All to be followed by a dance party with DJ John Gomi (of Libertine Social Club).
Oh yeah - the wearing of sailor/pirate costumes is encouraged, and will nab the wearer $2 Sailor Jerry's all day long. Full details for the event are below.
August 23, 2012
20 Years of Emo's - Flyer for 9/15-9/30
Emo's is having a birthday. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Austin institution, which moved locations this year, has scheduled five shows to bookend their festivities. We mentioned when tickets went on sale for Neon Indian, as well as Guided by Voices and Atmosphere too, but here's the full list:
Happy birthday, Emo's! Here's to 20 more.
August 14, 2012
Girl Walk // All Day @ Cinema East - 8/19/2012
On Sunday, 8/19, Cinema East's 2012 season will come to a close with its 6th screening of the year. On the bill is the feature film/extended music video Girl Walk // All Day, based around Girl Talk's "All Day" release. Like previous screenings, it will occur at the Eastside Track Field at Yellow Jacket Stadium (1156 Hargrave St. - across the street from The Millennium Youth Complex).
From the Cinema East site:
Girl Walk // All Day is a feature-length dance music video set to "All Day", the album by mash-up musician Gregg Gillis (aka Girl Talk). It is a tale of urban exploration that follows three dancers across New York City. They turn the city's sidewalks, parks, and stadiums into an evolving stage as a story of rebellion, love, and discovery unfolds. Shot entirely in public spaces, and funded entirely by crowd-sourcing, Girl Walk // All Day is a statement about the power of community and public space. It's also an insanely fun love letter to New York.After the screening there will be a dance party, and 600 sparklers to help light up the festivities. Not bad for $3.
Check out full details (including Valet Bike Parking) and the Girl Walk // All Day trailer below....