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October 11, 2012
Shirley Manson of Garbage @ La Zona Rosa - 10/10/2012
Way back in April Garbage was forced to postpone their Houston and Austin shows. They did get to Waterloo Records for a Record Store Day in-store visit, but there was no music performance to be had in April.
It took almost six months, but they finally made it back to play a sold-out La Zona Rosa w/ tour mates Screaming Females. It was a great show, but not without a little bittersweet thrown in. As we reported earlier, the screamingest female herself, Marissa Paternoster, has been fighting mono for quite a while. It has taken its toll, and the show last night at LZR will be the last one for Screaming Females this year as all other 2012 dates have been cancelled.
During SF's set, Garbage came out on stage to hug and thank them for a great tour and speak their praises. Shirley is a very big fan of Marissa's, and made that clear throughout the night - including having Marissa come out for a duet on the first song of Garbage's encore, the Smith/Springsteen classic "Because the Night" (video below).
Check out more pictures from the show, Garbage's setlist, and a video from the encore below...
Questlove plays Beauty Ballroom on 10/13/2012
On Saturday night during ACL (10/13) ?Uestlove will be in Austin DJing at The Beauty Ballroom on a KnuckleRumbler bill that includes DJ Chorizo Funk and Riders Against The Storm. There's a rumor of a special guest, but why Leak Lamp Girls early?
Tickets are on sale, and we have a pair for you to win to go see the show. Details and a video of Questlove smashing pots and pans with chef Mario Batali, below.
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 5, 2012
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Menomena @ The Parish - 10/3/2012
They also just released a new video for the opening track on the album, "Plumage". Director by Trevor McMahan shared some interesting background to the clip:
On the production of the video, he continues, "our crew weathered some serious acts of god during this production - including, but not limited to: a shooting, bomb squad evacuation, a news helicopter crash, thunderstorms, near electrocution by lightning (which can actually be seen in the last shot of the video), gale force winds, destroyed equipment, and flash flooding two shoot days in a row - and the video nearly missed seeing the light of day. It was almost as if Jesus did not want us to make this Menomena video. But apparently, we had more chest hair."Check out the video, upcoming dates, and more pictures from the Austin show, below...
October 4, 2012
As discussed, Dana Falconberry's BVAustin-presented Leelanau release party is happening later today at The Scottish Rite Theater (tickets). Check out the video flyer, one of the new songs, and more details below.
Meanwhile you can hear the whole album streaming over at SPIN.
September 18, 2012
Stevie Jackson & Ramesh @ ND 501 Studios on 9/19/2012
Glaswegian Stevie Jackson (of Belle & Sebastian) is out on tour supporting his latest album I Can't Get No which was released at the end of May. He will be in Austin on Wednesday (9/19) performing with Ramesh (formerly of Voxtrot) at ND 501 Studios. Tickets are on sale.
Check out videos from Stevie and Ramesh below.
September 14, 2012
The Tontons (photo by Megan Tipps)
Houston's The Tontons (Adam Martinez, Asli Omar, Justin Martinez, and Tom Nguyen) have been making some waves recently ahead of their Pop Montreal appearances later this month, and have just released a video for "Golden" off of their latest EP (which you can stream here).
(Houston, TX) Houston-based indie rockers The Tontons are pleased to announce the release of their new music video for "Golden" from their most recently released EP, Golden. MTV's Buzzworthy blog raved about "Golden" making comparisons to Metric and front woman Emily Haines while Austin's NPR affiliate KUT deemed it "Song Of The Day". Upon hearing the MTV news, rap legend Bun B announced The Tontons as the "Best Band In Houston" to his 550k+ Twitter followers. Extremely grateful for the recent recognition, The Tontons are stoked to share with the world the visual that accompanies "Golden". Written and directed by Tom Adams and Tom Nguyen.The Tontons visit Austin often and will be back on October 29 at The W Hotel, following performances at CMJ and touring down the East coast.
Check out the new video, as well as full tour listings for The Tontons (including Pop Montreal and CMJ dates) below.
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Ben Nichols @ Red 7 - 9/10/12
Ben Nichols, frontman for Lucero, came to Red 7 with Mike Herrera for the Bike Riders Southern Ride. Billed as "BIKERIDERS SOUTHERN RIDE... BEN NICHOLS SOLO TOUR! MUSIC, MOTORCYCLES AND TATTOOS!", it delivered on all three.
After being introduced by Texas' own ink master Oliver Peck, Ben paused for a moment saying he had no idea [where to begin], which quickly got a call out from the audience for "100 Miles!". A quick glance and an "O.K." later he began. An hour and forty-five minutes flew by and it was done, with laughter, drinks, constant sing-alongs from the crowd, stage dives, and even a guest from the audience joining Ben for a song ('My Best Girl') to finish out the set.
The tour continues through Saturday 9/15, after which Ben rejoins Lucero for their world tour covering North America, Europe, The U.K., and Australia. Lucero will be back in Austin for Fun Fun Fun, and will close out the year in N.Y. and N.J.
More pictures from the show (with videos and tour dates, too) below....
September 13, 2012
Fiona Apple @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Today is Fiona Apple's Birthday (Happy Birthday!).
Tickets are still available here. Check out her latest video for "Every Single Night", as well as Blake Mills' video for "It'll All Work Out" below.