Friday, June 29, 2012

Live music review: Brownout got Funky at Beauty Ballroom Thursday

What is the best thing about covering live music in Austin? The incredibly deep pool of talented musicians in the "live music capital" consistently exceeds expectations. Last night was no exception, as Brownout delivered a crisp, tight set to a nearly full house at Beauty Ballroom. The Latin-tinged funky beats infectiously work their way into fans' head until they have no choice but to dance as they did Thursday evening.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

This weekend: Red, White & Blue Ball; Wheeler Brothers, water slide & fireworks

Music festivals have changed a bit in the past few years. The trend towards smaller, more specialized events that cater to a niche audience has grown. Shows like Austin Psych Fest, Jam Cruise and the Warped Tour are good examples. This weekend the Wheeler Brothers, named Best New Band by the Austin Music Awards headline the Red, White and Blue Ball on Saturday (6/30) at Ball Farm 25 miles southeast of Austin in Dale, Texas. A limited number of tickets... Read more at

Friday, June 22, 2012

Weekend music preview: Night Fever, Quiet Company, Keep Austin Weird Festival

Summertime is officially upon us in the Live Music Capital. That means local bands galore in Austin.The majority of undergraduate students have left for break, giving the town back to the core music fan base just in time for Keep Austin Weird Festival (Saints of ValoryIan McLagan), Night Fever Vol XXVIQuiet CompanyMy Education and lots more. Have a look at the preview below and plan to attend a show and support local music.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Live music preview: Ill-Esha and Russ Liquid w/ lasers, projection mapping at ND

Remember when we attempted (rather poorly) to describe the visual effects of projection mapping as displayed duringMoby's Neon Desert set? Neither do we, but it is irrelevant because the same folks responsible for the incredible eye candy that accompanied Moby are involved wtih the Ill-EshaRuss Liquid show at the ND at 501 Studios tomorrow evening. We can imagine how..
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Live music review: The Impossibles returned for sold-out Mohawk gigs and taping

What should music fans expect from a band that has not played in 10 years yet sold-out two nights at The Mohawk? When The Impossibles play, a raucous mosh pit, lots of sweat and good times ensues. The former punk, reggae, ska, rock fusion band played in front of capacity crowds Saturday and Sunday evening after hype about the event reached fever pitch four months from the reunion announcement. Tickets sold-out within hours.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Weekend music preview: Yacht, The Impossibles, Hard Proof, The Sour Notes, Whitman

After two weeks of ignoring your weekend preview needs, we are back from a brief hiatus to tell you about all the great local music you have the opportunity to witness this weekend in Austin. The Impossibles are back after ten years for two sold-out reunion shows, Yacht is in town tonight, Hard Proofwill be playing afrobeat at The Sahara, The Sour Notes are part of the Bummer in the Summer and Whitman is going to be at Beauty Bar Ballroom for free on Sunday.

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