Weezer bounced through Austin on Tuesday December 2nd to play a not-surprisingly sold out show for local radio station 101X's holiday party. The band took the stage a tore through a stacked set in just an hour and a half. While Rivers Cuomo wasn't the most enthused version of himself, fans went away happy, especially those who had picked up and fallen in love with the band's newest album Everything Will Be Alright in The End. Take a peek at a few photos from the show in the comments, as well as a link to a full gallery.
While I spend as little time as possible in Dallas (I lived there 18 years, it was enough), I venture back to see my family for the holidays and this Thanksgiving break I was lucky enough to not only see my myriad of family members, but to also catch a show at fabled venue, The Door. My first club show ever was at The Door in 2003 so even though the locations have changed, the nostalgia still hits hard.
Every Time I Die and The Ghost Inside are on out a killer tour with support from the UK's Architects, Hundredth, and Backtrack. The Door is a great venue for a lot of reasons, but for a show like this, the best reason is NO BARRIER. I forgot about this detail when I was packing up my...
Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest just wrapped up it's 9th year of festing, but still got off to a rocky start this weekend when will-call ticket holders had to wait up to 5 hours just to get their wristbands. The festival didn't provide any refunds, but did apologize profusely via social media. As some one who picked up her wristband early, I had nothing but positive experiences at FFF this weekend. The sound was big, the crowd was weird, and the food was delicious. Check out a handful of photos and blurbs below, as well as a link to a full gallery!
There is nothing in this world like gypsy punk. Gogol Bordello played a sold-out show in Austin last night at Stubbs Amphitheater. Normally the crowd at this venue is kind of ass-holey, but last night everyone was singing, dancing, stomping, and as they say "thinking locally, and fucking globally". Check out some photos as well as a link to the full gallery below. ˇViva Gogol!
The crazy-rad PUP the Band played an absolutely raucous set this past Friday at Austin's Red 7. The show was preceeded by locals, Borzoi, California's Hard Girls, and many drinks. A good time was had by all. Check out photos in the replies, as well as a link to the full, drunken gallery.
Oklahoma City punks, Red City Radio, played at Austin's Red 7 on Friday October 10th to a small but rowdy crowd. Openers Threes Away and Direct Hit! were some of the most solid openers I had seen in a while. Check out photos of Red City Radio in the comments.
A festival in it's first year is always full of surprises, good and bad, and Float Fest, held outside of San Marcos, Texas was no exception. The inaugural event was preceded by permit issues and resident concerns before the music even started as it was held in a rural stretch of the Texas Hill Country on the San Marcos river. Float Fest was headlined by indie pop gods Grouplove, Houston legend Bun B, and the ever dreamy Portugal. The Man, and included numerous local support acts.
The small crowd ate up their opening song that consisted entirely of screaming the word WHISKEY over and over. I even got to watch a girl vomit from her constant jumping. The band itself is nothing but...
Riot Fest Chicago is around the corner, and all the punks are dancing in their pants. But what is it about Riot Fest that has set it apart from the rest of the festival scene? Is there something other fests are missing? (Spoiler alert: YES). Check out my two-cents in the replies. Tickets are still available, but you only have a few days until the party starts.