Jul 032012

The Austin based, alternative country, roots-rock team, The Gourds, have been gigging around Austin since their development in 1994. Since their twenty years together, they have continued to tour with a crowd of followers behind them. In 2011 they released their latest, Old Mad Joy, their tenth studio album at the legendary Levon Helms studio in Woodstock, NY. Tonight, feeling right at home at Threadgills South $15/8:30pm.


More Music:

Waterloo Records – FREE in-store performance of Whiskey Shivers 5pm

Continental Club – James McMurtry and Ephraim Owens 8pm

Mohawk – Sons of Fathers and Wood & Wire 9pm

Stubbs - Watsky with Dumbfounded 8pm


At the Movies:

Hecklevision at the Alamo Drafthouse presents: Red Dawn (1984). Set in a alternate 1980′s small Colorado town, where the Soviets take over. One thing these Commies don’t know is that the town is filled with gun-toting teenagers who are filled with testosterone and patriotism and will not go down with out a fight. The first Pg-13 feature film starring most of the 80′s teen dream team including: Patrick Swayze, Thomas C. Howell, Jennifer Grey, Charlie Sheen and Lea Thompson. Alamo Ritz 7pm

-Stephanie Groves



May 082012



The Austin musical iconic duo plays a collaboration of Texas Country and Jazz trumpet. James McMurtry (8:30pm) and The Ephraim Owens Experience (10pm) tonight at the Continental Club. $10/Doors at 8pm. Continental Club




FREE in-store performance today at Waterloo Records by the Turnpike Troubadours! 5pm


Also in the Clubs:

Nick Lowe and His Band along with Autumn Defense 8pm at La Zona Rosa

Tennis with Vacationer 8pm at The Parish

Gregory Alan Isakov 7:30 at Cactus Cafe


At the Movies:

Put on your plush black suit and prepare yourself for a night with some homicidal tough talking criminals and strut your stuff down to Bangarang! presents: Quentin Tarantino’s classic Reservoir Dogs with the one and only Mr. Blonde (Micheal Madsen) tonight at 7pm only at The Alamo Ritz.


Nov 122011


Immortals - Visually gifted art director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) returns with an extravagant tale of Theseus (Henry Cavill) on a mission for the Gods.

Jack and Jill – Adam Sandler plays himself and his annoying sister in this comedy. Katie Holmes and a huge list of celebrity cameos guest star.

Melancholia - Kirsten Dunst won best actress at Cannes for this film, the latest from provocateur Lars von Trier. The story follows a depressive bride (Dunst) and her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) as the Apocalypse nears.

J. Edgar - Leonardo DiCaprio portrays legendary/infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s latest film.



Texas Capitol Visitors Center – Pay respect to the best of our country at Voices of Veterans™ program put on by he Texas Veterans Land Board and chairman Jerry Patterson. The program is known as “Every Veteran Has a Story to Tell.” The exhibit will include a short video on the Voices of Veterans™ program, multimedia iPad kiosks with selections from veterans’ interviews and personal memorabilia. Twelve Texas veterans of four wars — World War II, Vietnam and both Iraq wars — are featured in videos about courage, duty, fear and survival as part of the exhibit. It will run until September 2012.

Waterloo Records – An in-store, acoustic performance by Yellowcard, who are pushing their new release When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes (Acoustic). Starts at 5 PM.

Steiner Ranch Subdivision (located off of Hwy 620, in the Towne Square Park off of Country Trails Lane) – Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts will be holding a Kick-A-Thon fundraiser to benefit the Bastrop Fire Department whose resources have been tapped after the extensive firestorms. The company’s goal is to raise $10,000 to help supply the department with essential fire fighting gear for future rescue efforts. Donations will be accepted on-site the day of the event, or interested parties can stop by the studio and make a contribution. Call for more information at 512-266-3339 or visit Facebook at Facebook.com/wcwmaaustin. Starts at 5 PM.

Eddie V’s – Debonair piano troubadour James Speer starts at 8. He’ll probably play a few cuts off his anticipated coming release, Living Room Sessions.


The Parish – Let Rasputina trail you off into Victorian-shaded, cello art pop. The trio plays with The Wilderness of Manitoba. Doors at 8 PM.

The Continental Club – Starting at 8, the no-cover show is Steve Bernal’s Zodiac, but on this night Ephraim Owens, Jon Dee Graham, Robert Kraft, Kellie Salome, Steve Bernal, Gail Folkins, Mary Perna and more, participate in the Quarterly Tertulia: a Convergence of Art, Music and Words. That goes ’til 10 PM, and at 10:30 pay $5 to see Mike Flanigin Trio w/Jake Langley & Brannen Temple.

Emo’s – Canadian rock duo Black Pistol Fire plays with The White White Lights and The Blind Pets. Doors at 9 PM.

Elephant Room – Latin-tinged jazz group The Brew will play at 9:30 PM.


Continental Club – Here’s the lineup: Doors open at 1:30pm. $15  2:00-6:00: Cajun Dance with Charles Thibodeaux & The Cajun Aces and Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys.  $15  7:30: Junior Brown & The Lovely Tanya Rae. $8  10:00:  Heybale! wth Redd & Earl & Dallas.

Beauty Bar – It’s the Afton Showcase, with Aaron Stephens, Angie Parker, Christina Murphy, Shawn Lucas, Tory Andrew, A City For The Taking, Son De Rey, Trippo Marx and The Chorderoys. A long lineup starts at 5 PM.

Skinny’s Ballroom – Close your weekend with some friends at Music Trivia at 7 PM. At 9 PM Jazz Pick-Up Night begins.