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Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Chaos in Tejas

As mentioned, Chaos in Tejas won't be a "giant fest" this year, but it's still happening in some form (a "weekend" at least), and the just-announced initial lineup looks pretty great. Bands playing include Floor, Destruction Unit, Parquet Courts, Radioactivity, Nothing, Protomartyr, Beth Israel, Back to Back, Glue, Institute, Marshstepper, Deskonocidos (reunion) and many more. The fest takes place across multiple Austin venues from May 29 to June 1. More bands, venues and other details TBA.

Initial lineup below...

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas Weekend In Austin 2014 lineup (Floor, Parquet Courts, Destruction Unit, Nothing, Radioactivity, more)"

Chaos in Tejas (more by Fred Pessaro)
Chaos in Tejas

Chaos in Tejas just posted the following update about this year's Austin event:

ok so i know everyone keeps asking but we are very sad to say that 2014 there will be no giant fest like normal. maybe a smaller scaled down thing but even that is up in the air at this point. i always said if i couldn't top the year before then i shouldn't bother and i'm not sure i can top last year at this point. it's been an amazing 9 years and thank you all for everything to make so many dreams come true year after year. we will still be doing shows and like i said maybe a smaller fest or something? lots of records coming out on the label and always stuff our sleeves so we aren't going anywhere but chaos in tejas as you know it won't be it's normal weekend in 2014.
Bummer for sure, but you can't argue that it was amazing while it lasted. Good luck to Timmy and company, and we'll stay tuned for any developments on the smaller event this year and whatever else the future holds for Chaos.

Infest @ 1100 Warehouse (more by Fred Pessaro)
Rival Mob

Destruction Unit at Cheer Up Charlies (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Chaos in Tejas

Kromosom on the Lamar Bridge (more by Fred Pessaro)
Kromosom

Chaos in Tejas 2013 has come to a close, taking over Austin for four days across multiple venues and featuring bands as varied as Andy Stott, Kromosom and Framtid. If you missed it, live through the experience in pictures by checking out photos of The Damned and The Marked Men at 1100 Warehouse and The UV Race at Red 7 on 5/30; DIIV, Deep Time,  Survive and more at MohawkBolt Thrower , Full of HellIron Lung and more on 5/31.

Wait, there's more: check out pics of  The Men, Merchandise, Total Control and more at Cheer Up Charlie'sFramtidCrudos, Criminal Damage, Akitsa and more on 6/1; and InfestManilla RoadMind Eraser, Rival Mob and more Day 4 (6/2) coverage.

photos by Fred Pessaro

UV Race / The Damned at Chaos in Tejas, 5/30/2013
UV Race
The Damned

The 2013 edition of Chaos in Tejas kicked off last night at venues all over Austin, TX (where it is currently slightly cooler than NYC). In addition to our BV Austin crew, BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges' Fred Pessaro is down there as well. In addition to The Bats and lots of metal, he caught sets from The Damned, UV Race, Mayhem Lauren and Blank Realm and you can check out more pictures from last night over at BV Austin.

photos by Tim Griffin

The Bats @ Red 7 - 5/30/2013
The Bats @ Red 7 - 5/30/2013

As mentioned, New Zealand indie legends The Bats are on their first North American tour since 2006 which stopped in Austin last night (5/30) to play Chaos in Tejas. With the same line-up the band began with in 1982 -- Robert Scott, Paul Keane, Kaye Woodward and Malcolm Grant -- the band knocked out a 17-song set that included such Flying Nun classics as "Boogey Man" and "Block of Wood." Pictures from their Chaos set are in this post and for more coverage of that fest head to BV Austin.

The band will be in NYC on Saturday (6/1) for NYC Popfest, playing at The Bell House and tickets are still available. In addition to The Bats (reason enough to go), the night features four UK bands -- scrappy and clever Tigercats, the previously profiled Flowers, shoegazy The Hobbes Fanclub, and the shimmering sounds of The Proctors. The night begins with Sweden's dreamy, synthy Azure Blue. You can listen to streams of all those bands below.

Set times for Saturday night's NYC Popfest show at The Bell House and more pictures from The Bats at Chaos in Tejas below...

Continue reading "The Bats played Chaos in Tejas (pics), play NYC Popfest this weekend with Tigercats, Flowers & more"

DIIV at Apollo last month (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
DIIV

Austin festival Chaos in Tejas further expands their lineup with the addition of some notable names across many different genres. Among those announced today: Wolf Eyes, Morbosidad, Antwon, Deep Time, DIIV, Roc Marciano, Meyhem Lauren, and many many more. Full listing of artists is below, and tickets are still available for the fest and individual shows.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas adds Wolf Eyes, Antwon, Mobosidad, DIIV and more"

The Field at Pitchfork Fest 2012 (more by Chase Turner)
The Field

The Field (aka Stockholm electronic musician Alex Willner) is set to come over to North America for Montreal's Mutek festival this year, which he plays on May 29. Then, he'll stop in NYC for a show the next day at Glasslands (5/30) before heading to Austin for Chaos in Tejas on June 2. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now. Those are his only North American dates that we're aware of at the moment, but he does also play the Yeah Yeah Yeahs-curated ATP in the UK on May 4.

Tickets for Mutek are still available too. That festival runs from May 29 to June 2, and you can check out the day-by-day schedule HERE.

The Field has been doing some interesting official remixes this year, including one of Tame Impala's "Mind Mischief," which is out now, and another less-expected one of At the Drive-In's "One Armed Scissor," which comes out on 12" vinyl on May 13 via Transgressive. You can stream both of those remixes below...

Continue reading "The Field playing Glasslands after Mutek, remixed Tame Impala and At the Drive-In (streams)"

Los Crudos in Chicago earlier this year (more by Carmelo Espanola)

The great Los Crudos have returned to the stage off and on since initially splitting in 1998, most recently in Chicago for a pair of shows (pics/review). Now comes word that "That Spic Band" will return from slumber yet again to play Chaos in Tejas, their first appearance at the festival since 2008. The band is scheduled to play one more US date, the This is Not A Step festival in the Bay Area on June 28 - 30 happening at and benefiting DIY space 924 Gilman, featuring The Body, Iron Lung, No Statik, Talk is Poison and more.

Los Crudos recently played a string of dates in South America in addition to that doubleheader in Chicago in March 2nd. Check out video of full sets from both shows, along with a video of their 2008 appearance at Chaos in Tejas, below.

Continue reading "reunited Los Crudos playing Chaos in Tejas and This is Not A Step fest in San Francisco"

Bridge show

SXSW is in ful, nutty swing and and while we've already announced our slate of official nighttime showcases and day parties, we've got one more for ya. BrooklynVegan and Chaos in Tejas are proud to present tonight, March 14 (technically 3/15 in the AM) a show on the Pedestrian Bridge (Lamar & Riverside) featuring sets from Destruction Unit, Merchandise and Parquet Courts. The FREE, all-ages show kicks off at 2AM. Get there!

In addition to this, Chaos in Tejas have quite a few shows of their own during SXSW as well.

Meanwhile, our free Thursday day party at The Main and The Jr. starts at noon CDT, and kick off with sets from Jacco Gardner and Single mothers. If you're in Austin, stop by!

John Baizley at Union Transfer (more by Maclyn Bean)
John Baizley

Baroness, Bitter End, Coliseum, Culo, Cut Hands, Soul Search and Waste Management are the latest batch of additions to the 2013 iteration of Chaos in Tejas, joining names as varied as Bolt Thrower, Manilla Road, Terveet Kadet, Framtid, Andy Stott, The Marked Men, The Damned, The Bats, Iceage and many more. The fest happens May 30 - June 2. Full lineup is below and tickets are still available.

In addition to the festival, Chaos in Tejas will ALSO host at least a pair of shows during SXSW including an unofficial show at Beerland on Thursday night with Blundertown (3/14) featuring Wiccans, The Spits (who play the BV day party on Thurs), Off with their Heads, Waxahachee, Meat Market, Virals and Rough Francis (who also play a BV day party). Then look for Chaos in Tejas to split Red 7 along with Relapse on Saturday 3/16, bringing along another eclectic lineup that includes Iron Lung and Big Freedia. Wow. Flyers are below.

As mentioned, John Baizley of Baroness plays his ONLY solo show at North Door on 3/16, part of the Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan official SXSW showcase.

Chaos line-up and SXSW flyers below...

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas lineup expands again, announces SXSW shows"

by Bill Pearis

it's parquet

As you may know, Parquet Courts play this Thursday (3/7) at The Men's sold-out Bowery Ballroom show with Nude Beach. It's the first date of the band's biggest tour to date, that includes stops at SXSW, Chaos in Tejas, and stints with Total Control and Naomi Punk (who just played NYC). All tour dates are listed below.

The band are also releasing their first 7" via Rough Trade Shops in-house For US label. The A-side is "Borrowed Time" off last year's fantastic Light Up Gold with two new b-sides on the flip. You can stream one of those, "Smark Alek Kid," below.

Continue reading "Parquet Courts releasing 7" (stream a b-side); tour starts this week in NYC (updated dates)"

Left for Dead at A389 in Baltimore, Jan 2013Left for Dead

Chaos In Tejas have announced the latest batch of bands for the Austin, Texas festival set for late May/early June. New additions include announced reunions for Left for Dead and the Rats (pre Dead Moon/Pierced Arrows), with other appearances including Mobb Deep will perform all of their classic The Infamous LP, No Statik, Parquet Courts, Pharmakon, Pinkish Black, Grouper, Lust For Youth, Waxahatchee, Benediction, Jessica Pratt, True Widow, Vassafor, Violent End, Speedwolf, Waxahatchee, Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Replica, Lotus Fucker, Cold World, Jessica Pratt, Joyce Manor, Marshstepper and much more. Head below for the current Chaos in Tejas lineup. Tickets are on sale.

Full lineup and a multi-camera video from their Baltimore reunion at A389 is below.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas expands lineup again, now w/ Left for Dead (!), the Rats, No Statik, Parquet Courts +++ more"

UV Race

We've known for sometime that Australian punk favorites UV Race were headed back to our shores for Chaos in Tejas, but now comes word that the appearance is just one of many for the band. Kicking off in LA in early May, look for UV Race to head Eastbound for a string of dates with also-Chaos-ers Total Control (which most of UV Race are members of). Unfortunately, Total Control  will not join them at their NYC stop at Death by Audio on May 21 . Total Control join the tour for the May 24 Philadelphia show and then have three days off until their next show (in DC) so fingers crossed they'll make time for an NYC show as well. Full tour dates as they stand are below.

As mentioned, Mikey Young of Total Control (and Eddy Current Suppression Ring) recently released a new album with his other other band, Ooga Boogas, that is a must-listen if you like TC, UV Race and ECSR.

Meanwhile, UV Race dropped a film/soundtrack combo called Autonomy and Deliberation along with the Racism LP last year. Dig on the trailer below.

Continue reading "UV Race touring around their Chaos in Tejas appearance (some dates with Total Control!) "

by Bill Pearis

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Trying to keep up with Eddy Current Suppression Ring-related bands can be a fulltime job. Also a fulfilling one, as most of them have been pretty terrific. The most recent is the just-released, self-titled second album from Ooga Boogas which features Mikey Young from ECSR members of other Melbourne, AU bands like The Onyas and The Sailors. Like his one of his other excelent bands, Total Control, the band genre hop a bit, from Fall-influenced indie rock to Stranglers-y new wave to the vaguely Talking Heads-ish groovers. (Also "Studio of My Mind" is the best LCD Soundsystem they never wrote.) If you're waiting for a new Total Control or ECSR record, don't hestitate to pick this one up, it's solid start to finish. You can stream three tracks from the album below.

No word on Ooga Booga North American shows, but Young will be bringing Total Control over from Australia for Chaos in Tejas (May 29 - June 2) so lets hope they make time for NYC while they're here.

Continue reading "Ooga Boogas (feat. Mikey of Eddy Current / Total Control) released second album (stream some tracks)"

The Damned at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The Damned

Chaos in Tejas has announced yet another round of bands, including  The Damned, Gehenna (who play next weekend in NYC with Catharsis), Tragedy, Rotten Sound, Rival Mob, New Zealand's The Bats, Andy Stott, Power Trip, Hoax (who play NYC this weekend), Iceage (who have a new song/tour coming), Anhedonist, Akitsa, Parquet Courts and many more. Full list of names are below, which join the previously announced names like Bolt Thrower, Infest, Abigail, Integrity, Iron Lung (who play DBA soon), Final Conflict, Manilla Road, Merchandise, Milk Music, Total Control, and many many more.

The announcement comes on the same day that passes for the Austin festival, which happens May 30 - June 2,  go on sale. Passes are on sale.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas lineup expands again, adds The Damned, Tragedy, The Bats, Gehenna ++ more"

Merchandise at WIERD, September 2012 (more by Phil Maler)
Merchandise

Freelance writer and DJ Maria Sherman gave us a list of her favorites of 2012, including top shows and her favorite label. Check out her list below.

On that list is Merchandise's performance at 538 Johnson, one of the few early performances to feature now-permanent drummer Elsner Nino (also of Shoxx). The new-look Merchandise will perform twice at 285 Kent this week, including tonight's show WITH Night Sins, Pharmakon, Herzog Rising AND Shoxx.

Maria Sherman's Best of 2012 and a video of Merchandise from 538 Johnson earlier this year, below...

Continue reading "Merchandise are now with drummer; Maria Sherman tells us her Favorites From 2012 (Merchandise with drummer included)"

Chaos in Tejas flyer

Chaos in Tejas 2013 (5/30 - 6/2) expands yet again with some mammoth additions to their lineup! Among today's announcements are names like Framtid (from Japan, playing their first and only US show!), Infest (who are also playing MDF), Total Control, the Men, Iron Lung, the Marked Men, Effluxus, Absu, Mammoth Grinder, Mitochondrion, Screaming Females, Step Forward, UV Race, Wiccans and Wrathprayer.

Full lineup so far is below, with 100+ bands still TBA. The announcement comes on the heels of last month's batch of bands that included Bolt Thrower, Final Conflict, Abigail, Manilla Road, and more. Ticketing info for the  weekend are forthcoming.

Check out the current Chaos lineup, as well as releated video, below.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas 2013 announces more bands (Framtid, Infest, Total Control, UV Race, Screaming Females + more)"

Bolt Thrower!
Bolt Thrower

Chaos in Tejas have announced their first round of artists for 2013 and guess what, its a doozy. Bolt Thrower will return to the states and join the Ashes to Ashes-lineup of Final Conflict (Renfrow, Harp, Martinez, for the first time since 1988), Terveet Kadet (Finland), Integrity, Manilla Road, Abigail (Japan), Merchandise, Kromosom (Australia), Lower, Cruciamentum and many many others. The initial announcement is but twenty of 150 artists that will be announced for the festival, which happens May 30 - June 2 in Austin, TX, so hold on to your hats, kids. Passes go on sale on Oct 8.

In addition, Bolt Thrower will join Sleep, Carpathian Forest, Revenge, Abigail, Anhedonist and many more as part of another batch of Maryland Deathfest artists announced today. Current MDF lineup is below.

Lineups and Chaos in Tejas flyer is below.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas announces initial 2013 lineup w/ Final Conflict and Bolt Thrower, who will also play Maryland Deathfest"

Moss Icon @ Mohawk - 6/3/2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Moss Icon @ Mohawk - 6/3/2012

Moss Icon played their first show in more than ten years last night at Mohawk (6/3). The Chaos in Tejas event was the band's only scheduled show thus far, and the "rock band" (their words, from our recent interview with Tonie Joy) were joined by performances from Iceage, Ceremony, Give, and Thou with a second stage featuring Pygmy Lush and Gun Outfit. Head to BrooklynVegan Austin for a full set of Moss Icon photos.

Deviated Instinct at Maryland Deathfest (more by BBG)
Deviated Instict

Deviated Instinct have had a trying few days after their set at Maryland Deathfest this weekend. During a show at Now That's Class in Cleveland, the van they were sharing with the band Dresden disappeared and with much of their personal items with it:

Ok, so we managed to recover the van. It's beaten and the trailer was hacked into, but drivable. Dresden lost a fair amount of backline and many of us lost personal luggage but we're back on the road. Huge thanks to those who have donated to help Dresden cover some of their losses.
While that comes as semi-happy news (we'll take what we can get), the UK crust/doom crew have some other much happier news to share: an updoming 12" due via Profane Existence.

Produced by From Ashes Rise's Brad Boatright,Liberty Crawls to the Sanctuary of Slaves is Deviated Instinct's first original work in 22 years and will be released July 10. Preorder yours at Profane Existence to get an exclusive colorway and stream it in full below! The band also has a split with Summon The Crows, available for order now via Nakkeskud.

Deviated Instinct is currently on tour, heading to Chaos in Tejas this week. All remaining tour dates, that stream, album art, and a live video from MDF are below.

Continue reading "Deviated Instinct releasing new EP (stream it), van was stolen in Cleveland (but they got it back)"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Moss Icon - "I'm Back Sleeping, Or Fucking, Or Something" (MP3)

Moss Icon

If you can only see one band at Chaos in Tejas year, bets are that you'll probably try and catch Moss Icon. The semi-reunited emotional post-hardcore heroes (dont say emo!) will play a single show at the annual Austin, Texas festival in conjunction with their recently released discography out now via Temporary Residence Limited. This triple LP (or CD, if you so prefer) features an etching on side F and out now via the label. Stream all of that discography below. and order yours, or try your luck at winning a copy of the test pressing (one of only twelve in existence)! Details on how to win are below.

In honor of Moss Icon's upcoming show and their current discography, I asked member Tonie Joy (also of Universal Order of Armageddon and The Convocation) about the reunion, UOoA, new material (!), and more. Tonie also mentioned that Moss Icon "may play NYC." Let's hope they do. The results of that discussion are below along with details on how you can win that uber-rare test press.

Continue reading "an interview w/ Tonie Joy of Moss Icon, on the reunion and discography release (win a TEST PRESSING)"

by BBG

No Statik Live (photo by Robert Hanna
No Statik

Bay Area punks No Statik will release their debut LP, Everywhere You Aren't Looking, next week (5/29) via the venerable Prank Records -- the same label who put out the band's No Hospice 7" and We All Die in the End 12", both from last year. You can stream "Earnest" and the album's title track below, and order yours now via the label (who also have the 7" in stock, the 12" is sold out).

The band -- whose lineup includes ex-members of Look Back & Laugh, Artimus Pyle, Scrotum Grinder and more -- are hitting the road for a West Coast tour that includes Chaos in Tejas where they'll play three times in four days. All listed tour dates -- and those track streams -- are below

Continue reading "No Statik releasing 'Everywhere You Aren't Looking' (stream two tracks), playing Chaos in Tejas and West Coast"

Screaming Females at Red 7 earlier this month (more by Tim Griffin)
Screaming Females

It makes us very sad to have to announce that we are canceling all Screaming Females dates from now through June 14. Marissa has mono and the doctor says no shows for a month. Don't worry, we will be back in your hometown before you know it. -[Screaming Females]
That means the rest of their current tour including Chaos in Tejas and Northside Festival. Right now, the cancellations will not affect upcoming appearances as part of C.L.I.T. Fest, Riot Fest, or a few select dates in the EU.

All current Screaming Females dates are listed below. Mono is no fun...get well soon Marissa!

Continue reading "Screaming Females cancel tour dates, including Northside (Marissa has mono)"

by BBG

King Dude at Home Sweet Home (more by Phil Maier)
King Dude

After blessing NYC (with a full band) earlier this month, King Dude will return to NYC to play Glasslands on July 5th, with RØSENKØPF, and Italian Horn, and DJ sets by Ryan Dais & Pieter Wierd. Tickets are on sale for what will be a stop before King Dude continues to Europe for a tour.

RØSENKØPF are welcoming their debut LP via WIERD Records on May 15th, and will celebrate the release with a show at Home Sweet Home on May 2nd. The show is one of two shows on the calendar for the gothic post-punk band, who will also play Le Poisson Rouge on 7/22 with Iceage (one of two NYC shows) and Martial Canterel (tickets still on sale).

Iceage, King Dude & RØSENKØPF all share a bill in June at Chaos in Tejas.

Preorder your copy of the self-titled RØSENKØPF LP via the label and stream some material from the record below alongside all tour dates....

Continue reading "King Dude playing Glasslands with RØSENKØPF (who will celebrate their new record at Home Sweet Home)"

by BBG

NOT Sham 69, but Cockney Rejects
Cockney Rejects

Bad news from the Sham 69 (Pursey/Parsons) camp...

"In March my father was diagnosed with asbestosis lung cancer. Since then the situation for my family has got worse and my fathers prognosis is not good as it has just become apparent that he has the most aggressive form. We have just been told that he now only has weeks to live and indeed his condition is already deteriorating. My family has only recently lost my mother so this makes it very difficult for me not to be here for my father and family. You will have to forgive me but I have to tell you now so you can at least have time to inform all fans. I am so sorry for this situation." - Jimmy Pursey
We are so sorry to hear that too, and wish only the best to Jimmy Pursey and his family in this tough time.

The news means the cancellation of all US dates; the NYC show has been scrapped altogether (refunds available via the point of purchase), but Sham 69 was replaced by oi greats Cockney Rejects at Chaos in Tejas and Punk Rock Bowling. Tickets are still available for both Punk Rock Bowling and Chaos in Tejas in various increments (festival passes, shows by day, etc).

Check out the latest Chaos in Tejas flyer, along with some Cockney Rejects videos below.

Continue reading "Sham 69 cancels all dates due to family emergency; Cockney Rejects take their place @ Chaos & PR Bowling"

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