Mar 032012
 

MOVIES

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax - Danny DeVito stars as Dr. Seuss’ beloved, environmentally-friendly creature in this animated film. With Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Ed Helms.

Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie - The Adult Swim icons bring their surrealist, aggressively absurd comedy to the big screen.

Project X - This “found-footage” party movie features teens engaging in extremely dangerous, bad behavior.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

The Cotton Gin – This entire weekend, Texas Independence Fest 2012 will take over the Gin. Starts at noon and goes until Sunday!

Continental Club – The Blues Specialists have played the Continental every Friday for 22 years. It’s no cover, too! Starts at 6:30 PM.

ND @ 501 Studios – The EP release show for funky T Bird and the Breaks. Brownout also playing. Doors at 8 PM.

Beale Street Tavern – Dana Anderson promises a “rip-roaring good time” at tonight’s concert. Starts at 8:30 PM.

SATURDAY

Austin Convention Center – Texas Rollergirls: Hotrod Honeys v Hustlers & Hell Marys v Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. You know you want to go. Starts at 5:15 PM.

NeWorlDeli - Jan Seides in another weekend concert that should really light up your Saturday evening. Starts at 7 PM.

Stubb’s – Big Head Todd and the Monsters released Rocksteady recently, so they’re gonna do that to you at Stubb’s. Get there at 7 PM.

Nutty Brown Cafe – A great night of Austin singer-songwriters as Bob Schneider is backed up by Reed Turner. Showtime at 7:30 PM.

Mohawk – Saul Williams with CX Kidtronik. Doors at 8 PM.

SUNDAY

Hotel Vegas – One of Austin’s most promising new singer-songwriters, Jack Wilson, will play a CD release show for his new self-titled debut. Of course, the headliner is one of Austin’s very best solo artists – Danny Malone, who will perform with his Orchestra. Doors at 7:00 PM.

Bass Concert Hall – Get some culture with Chanticleer, one of the world’s great male choruses. Starts at 7 PM.

Antone’s – An Austin-band triple-header with Shearwater, Marmalakes and Dana Falconberry. Presented by 101x. Doors at 8 PM.

Feb 252012
 

MOVIES

Act of Valor - An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

Gone - Amanda Seyfried has to take the law into her own hands to stop the killer who kidnapped her sister.

Rampart - Woody Harrelson stars in this harsh, unfiltered look at a corrupt, violent, self-destructive bad cop on the streets of L.A.

Wanderlust - Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston play a disaffected, big-city couple stranded at Ken Marino’s New Age hippie haven in this comedy directed by Stella’s David Wain.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Antone’s – Blues rocker Ruthie Foster just released her latest, Let It Burn, so it makes sense she’d come around to show off her scorching guitar and singing skills. Starts at 7:30 PM.

Stubb’s – As the adulation for We Are All Where We Belong grows, Quiet Company comes closer to national prominence. Doors at 9 PM.

Midnight Rodeo – Dance to some country with Jon Wolfe. Starts at 10 PM.

SATURDAY

La Zona Rosa – Lotus, Philadelphia’s electronic jam quintet, released a self-titled album last year and are still going strong off of it. Starts at 8 PM.

Copa/Deseo – Electonic heaven with Passion Pit. Andrew Parsons, Eleven:Eleven and Daelo also perform. Doors at 8 PM.

Genuine Joe – Some new Austin music with Yo Yo Kokaru and Dana Anderson. Starts at 8:30 PM.

The Parish – You can always count on those rangy rockers in The Band Of Heathens to provide a great show. A new live album, Double Down: Live in Denver, comes in March. Doors at 9 PM.

Red 7 – Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings continue to gain buzz with their second album, Attack on Memory (produced by Steve Albini). Doors at 9 PM.

SUNDAY

Alamo Drafthouse Downtown – Have some beer and food and mock a Cher-Christina Aguilera howler during Hecklevision: Burlesque. Starts at 7 PM.

Beauty Ballroom – Arizona’s veteran punk rockers Authority Zero are touring off their new album, Less Rhythm, More Booze. Doors at 7:30 PM.