Jun 162012
 

Movies

Rock of Ages – Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin star in this  off-Braodway play that hits the big screen. Featuring the Fate of intersecting lives between a small town girl and a big city boy in the height of hair metal on the Sunset Strip. PG-13

That’s My Boy – Andy Samburg and Adam Sandler star in this comedy about the reconnection between dead-beat father and unwilling son.  R

Music/Other

Friday

Stubbs (indoor) – Houston-based band The TonTons are not just some fly by night, straight off the cuff indie band. With the smooth and sultry voice of lead singer, Asli Omar, you can sense that this band has a groove all its own. Listen to the KUT song of the day “Golden” here. With Wild Child and Emily Wolfe. Doors 9pm/Show 10pm

Erwin Center – The legend of Micheal Jackson lives on with the amazing theatrics of The Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil. 8pm

Beale Street Tavern – Funky and Off the Wall band Muchos Backflips! play tonight at 8pm

Hotel Vegas – The blues and the out-of-this-world groove of The Greyhounds take on Hotel Vegas Again! 9pm

Saturday

Austin Convention CenterFormula Expo is revving up and comes to the Austin Convention Center on June 16 & 17. It will be an exciting and interactive way to experience how the most advanced race cars and elite drivers come together to create the world’s most popular motorsport, and what this will mean for Austin as the host of the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix! 9AM.

ACL Moody Theater – Ginger Leigh is one of Austin’s most tireless performers! This is a great venue for her. Starts at 8 PM.

Red7 – Crazy Instrument inventor Mr. Quintron and puppeteer/songstress Miss Pussycat come together for some far-out, totally obscure, electronic swamp-tech mixed with outlandish clothes, small explosions and puppet stories. Thinking of doing something different tonight? Well, you got it baby. 9pm

Antone’s – Gabriel Kelley at 9 PM!

Hotel VegasHell Fire and Scorpion Child bring the old school rock tonight at 9pm

Sunday

Uncorked Tasting Room and Wine Bar – Come drink some wine alongside an event to benefit local author and artist(s) Francois Pointeau and Kimberly Brady’s book publishing. An Afternoon in Provence: A Fundraiser for Francois and Kimberly happens at 3 PM. More info here.

Z’ Tejas – Tres from 6 to 9:30 PM (so not exactly three hours, but close enough).

Eddie V’s – The Sunday/Monday residency of Kris Kimura continues. Starts at 7 PM.

Continental Club – Texas blues guitar legend Jimmie Vaughan! Backed up by Steve Bernal’s Zodiac and the Mike Flanigin Trio. Doors at 8 PM.

Elephant Room – Trevor LaBante Trio at 9:30 PM.

Apr 262012
 

 

The Soul legend is back in Austin tonight, bringing back some much needed groove. Al Green performs some of his timeless classics and some new from his latest album, Lay It Down (2008). Sharing some love about Austin in a recent interview to The Austin American Statesman, “I Like Austin and the feel of it, ” Green says.”Austin has it’s own soul.” That soul will be felt on the streets tonight with much love and much respect, Mr. Green. Performing tonight at a sold-out show at ACL Live at Moody Theater (310 Second St.) acl-live.com

 

 

Tonight at Stubbs, Feist will be headlining along with Timber Timbre. Later, catch a free aftershow inside with the sweet angelic voice of Dana Falconberry. After Feist’s breakthrough album in 2007, The Reminder, featuring hits such as “My Moon My Man” and 2.5 million copies later, she has reached a worldwide following. Doors at 7pm $35 Status is currently sold out. www.stubbsaustin.com

 

 

There will be much ‘Love in the Cantina’ tonight with Multi-instrumentalist and producer, Dave Madden bringing in his harmonious good vibes along with George Devore’s high energy and superb song writing skills to match. Also, mixing it up right with the grace and sweet jazz of Ginger Leigh. Tonight only at Flamingo Cantina (515 E. 6th St.) flamingocantina.com

 

Also in the Clubs:

Sage Francis at The Beauty Ballroom.

The Boxing Lesson (Vinyl Release) with The Hi-Tones, Purple and [paperthreat] at Hotel Vegas.

Austin Psych Fest Pre-Party with Indian Jewelry, Christain Bland and The Revelators, The Wolf and

more at Red 7.

 

Get up, Get out and Get to the music!!

 

~Stephanie Groves

Apr 252012
 

The Black Keys are back in town and this time playing in front of crowds that only the Frank Erwin Center can hold. The Ohio duo has exceedingly skyrocketed raw, garage blues-rock to astronomical proportions. They continue to move on with a driving force. Also, playing along with The Keys tonight is England’s Indie Rock band, Artic Monkeys. 7:30pm. $25-49.50. 1701 Red River street. www.ticketmaster.com

 

L.A’s  based glam-rapper Mickey Avalon formerly made his name in the Santa Cruz night club scene with ex MTV VJ Simon Rex passing out demos. Later in 2006,  Mickey gained attention and reached star status with his outrageous, onstage sexual presence and Myspace attention. The rapper recently signed with Suburban Noize Records releasing his most recent album Loaded. Tonight at The Beauty Ballroom along with Andre Legacy.10pm.$19 GA. thebeautybar.com/austin/

 

~Stephanie Groves