Jun 112012
 

The Temper Trap reached superstar status after the release of “Sweet Disposition” off of their debut album Conditions. With lead singers, Dougy Mandagi’s falsetto ring, the Temper Trap created a stir from all corners of the globe. The Australian indie-rock sensation will play at Stubb’s tonight with Crocodiles. 6pm

FREE Waterloo Records in-store performance at 2pm!

The Seattle-based band, Cave Singers, create a rustic and dark rooted sound mixed with soulful influences from the gray-ladened landscapes from which they spawn. Tonight with the psychedelic and nicely paired, Smoke and Feathers at Red7 9pm.

Also in the Clubs:

Antones – Blue Monday with Malford Milligan and Derek O’brien and more! 8pm

The Saxon Pub – Graham Wilkinson, Bob Schneider and Tucker Jameson 7pm

29th Street Ballroom at Spiderhouse – Fleshlights, Gal pals, Foreign Mothers, Dead space and Sweet Talk 9pm

Lucky Lounge – Sound Revel 9pm

 

At the Movies:

Music Monday presents: Jim Jarmush’s Mystery Train(1989). A young Japanese couple embark on the iconic city that is home to Stax, Sun Records and surrounds the legend of Elvis Presley. With a cast of iconic musicians like Joe Strummer (The Clash), Screaming Jay Hawkins and Tom Waits, this indie classic is a tribute to Music City Memphis and with a smoking, pompadour wearing director, you can definitely feel like a cool movie buff just for watching. Alamo Ritz 10pm

-Stephanie Groves

 

Jun 052012
 

The melodic pop-infused band, Foster the People have pumped out more than just kicks in the music world. They have managed to introduce a sound all their own that spans many genres and have been at the top of the Billboard charts and Adult Alternative charts since the release of Torches in 2011. With multiple hits already under their belt and Grammy nominations, Foster the People have earned  their success and they won’t stop. With The Kooks tonight at The Backyard in Bee Cave. 6pm

Also at the Clubs:

Headhunters – Armenta Hasselrode, Izzy Cox and Robert Allan Caldwell 9pm

Mohawk – The Couch, Sour Notes and Summer Swells 9pm

The Saxon Pub – Alpha Rev, Slingshot, Cari Hutson and Janson Hawkins 6pm

29th Street Ballroom at Spiderhouse – Bobby Jealousy and Party Lines 10pm

 

At the Movies:

Terror Tuesday Presents: Never To0 Young To Die. This movie is almost way to awesome to be true. First you have 80′s heartthrob, John Stamos, along with Prince’s prodigy/plaything ,Vanity, plus there is more – Gene Simmons (yes, from KISS!) plays a hermaphroditic overlord bound for world domination. Sounds to good to be true, right? Well, get your tickets quick because this 35mm spectacular feature you won’t want to miss! Alamo Ritz 10:20pm

-Stephanie Groves

 

 

May 282012
 

 

Punk is not dead and the post punk scene in Austin is rising. Nazi Gold is a collaboration put together like an Austin fine wine: Quin Glavis (Dead Space), Jeremy Steen (Fleshlights) and Thor Harris (Shearwater, Swans) make up this powerful, hard-edged post-punk trio, that is bringing back the roots of Austin’s punk underground scene. With the Creationists. 29th Street Ballroom 10pm

 

 

 

Blues Guitarist and five-time Grammy Award winning Robert Cray performs tonight at One World Theater. Known for his smooth, sultry and soulful voice and Grammy award winning album Strong Persuader, which featured hits like “Smoking Gun” in 1986. This propelled him in the Blues resurgence scene of the 80′s along with Stevie Ray Vaughn and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.  One World Theater 8pm

 

Also in the clubs:

 

Continental Club - Dale Watson and his Lone Stars

Saxon Pub – The Lonelyland

Hole in the Wall – Leo Rondeau and John Evans

Highball – West Coast Swing class 

 

At the Movies:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film Foundation Series Presents: King Kong (1933) hosted by the punk/film Icon, Richard Hell. This classic early stop motion animation film was deemed in 1991 by the Library of Congress to be “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant”. Presented by none other than the originator of punk himself, now turned respected film journalist, and who has also spent the last three decades acting in movies and writing novels to add to his amazing repertoire. I can not think of anything better, this will be an iconic, cultural experience that tops them all. Alamo Ritz  7pm

 

-Stephanie Groves

 

May 232012
 

 

Canadians Great Lake Swimmers, are a perfectly flowing, melodic folk band filled with the subtlety and beauty of violins, uprights and the warm and inspiring vocals of Tony Dekker. With public endorsements from Robert Plant and Feist, these Canadians have long been a word-of-mouth favorite in their home country and it is inevitable that word is spreading. With Cold Speck tonight at Stubbs 9pm. Great Lake Swimmers will also have a free in-store performance at Waterloo Records at 4:30pm.

 

VA VA VA Voom! Delia Dread is now producing shows at the legendary Antone’s night club. Doing shows every other month showcasing the best burlesque in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas. Ms. Dread claims that “With so much fantastic burlesque here in town, its about time we have a classy joint to call home.” So don’t miss this show and reserve yourself a VIP table for some close up action!

 

Also In The Clubs:

Coldtowne Theater – Austin Sketch Fest: The Encyclopedia Show 10pm

Red 7 – Hundred Waters and My Education 9pm

Elysium – Bauhaus Family Tree 9:30pm

Hotel Vegas- The Kinks Hoot Night with Cowboy and Indian, Leopold and His Fiction, The Memphis Strange and many more!

29th Street Ballroom – John Wesley Coleman and Black Forest Fire 10pm

Nutty Brown’s KVET Free Texas – Cory Morrow 7pm

 

At The Movies:

Weird Wednesday presents: Toys are Not For Children (1972). This sick, twisted and unhealthy obsession with toys leaves a woman without home, husband and normal life. Spiraling out of control landing her as a high priced NYC hooker. The ending is so shattering that it may leave you traumatized and stunned. Leave your toys at home and proceed with caution. Alamo Ritz. 95 min. R.

-Stephanie Groves

 

May 142012
 

Since her self-produced album, Oscillations launched in 2005, things have taken off for the Washington D.C. & Northern Virginia native and graduate of both Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Howard University.Several perpetual releases later with Oscillations: Sine EP (2008) and Oscillations: Triangle EP (2010), a feature cut (Changes) on Common’s “Universal Mind Control”(2008) and an on-going list of recognitions and performances has gained her national attention.  Also, in 2008, she backed vocals with synth on the Universal Mind Control Tour with N*E*R*D and scored a Grammy Nomination for best Alternative/Urban performance in 2009. Her most recent and amazingly, new release Gone, was fan-funded ($10,000!) and released on February 12, 2012.

MuhSinah brings a unique craft of Urban Underground and mainstream together for a must see tonight with Reggie Coby at Hotel Vegas Doors at 8pm/$10 presale. Hotel Vegas

 

 

 

Also in the Clubs:

Coma in Algiers,White Suns (Brooklyn), Lechuguillas and Expensive Shit 29th Street Ballroom 9pm

Hot Club in Cowtown (8pm) and The Whiskey Sisters (6pm) Continental Club

Micheal Mordecai’s Jazz Jam at the Elephant Room 7pm

Sony Wolf at The Trophy Room 8pm

 

In the Movies:

Music Monday presents: Johnny Cash’s 80th Birthday Tribute!

If there is one thing this town can’t get enough of, its the iconic and legendary music of the Man in Black.  Tonight, the Alamo Ritz  and Austin City Limits bring you the Birthday Tribute Show featuring Johnny Cash and the Carter Family’s full, uncut 1987 performance on ACL. Also known to Cash himself, as one of his finest TV performances. All proceeds benefit HAAM, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Tonight at The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. 10pm

 

-Stephanie Groves