Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Live music preview: HAAM announced benefit day band schedule on October 2

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians(HAAM) announced the 2012 schedule of bands for HAAM Benefit Day on October 2 yesterday at a press event at The Belmont. HAAM helps Austin musicians get access to proper health care. These artists are often self-employed and uninsured. Businesses throughout Austin (see list here) will donate a portion of their proceeds next Tuesday to HAAM while bands play free for audiences around the city.... Read more at Examiner.com

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Live music review: Adam Ant invaded Emo's for first U.S. tour in 17 years

Adam Ant at Emo's

80s rockers playing in Austin is a theme that has emerged this week, with Blondie, Devo and Wednesday night, Adam Ant appearing on stage in the Live Music Capital. Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard) was an MTV star in the early 80's with a string of number one hits both in the UK and America. In subsequent years, the musician and actor has struggled with bipolar disorder, consequently enduring an extended hiatus from live shows until ... Continue reading at Examiner

Friday, September 14, 2012

Weekend music preview: Cilantro Boombox, TWWL, Politics, Twin Shadow, Pelons

Cilantro Boombox show poster  

Welcome rainy weather has arrived in Austin this weekend along with a host of great local music shows to celebrate the Fall weather along with Mexican Independence Day. This weekend preview includes sold-out Twin Shadow performances (and a chance... continue reading at Examiner.com

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Live music review: What Made Milwaukee Famous, Mother Falcon, Baths at WFF 3

What Made Milwaukee Famous
Wild Frontier Festival (WFF 3) celebrated its third year in Austin by moving to one of our favorite venues, Mohawk which we hope will happen again next year. The Mohawk has done a great job renovating the space to accommodate music fans. They built additional balconies overlooking the outdoor stage, improved the upstairs patio bar and even moved the downstairs outdoor bar to give fans more room to maneuver around. All this allowed us to get a great vantage point to watch... Continue reading at Examiner.com

Friday, September 7, 2012

Weekend music preview: Psych Light & Sound Fest, Wild Frontier Fest, GrulkeFest

Wild Frontier Fest 3

We may have to re-brand Austin "The Live Music FESTIVAL Capital of the World" with three music festivals planned this weekendand Austin City Limits Festival and Fun Fun Fun Fest still ahead. Friday, The Psychedelic Light and Sound Festival hits 29th Street Ballroom at Spider House while on Saturday Wild Frontier Fest and... Continue reading at Examiner.com

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Live music review: Dia de los Toadies, Helmet, Mariachi El Bronx, Brutal Juice

                                  The Toadies                                        Photo: Emily Lim

The fifth annual Dia de los Toadies music festival at Whitewater Amphitheater this past Saturday featured the seminal rockers from Fort Worth, The Toadies. Also performing were HelmetMariachi El Bronx, Brutal Juice, The Soldier Thread and several other Texasacts. The Toadies and Helmet have been on national tour this year but took a brief hiatus (with the exception of the festival) while Helmet drummer, Kyle Stevenson... Read more at Examiner.com