Feb 012013
 

MOVIES

Bullet to the Head - Sly Stallone returns as a veteran hit man teaming up with a cop (Sung Kang) to fight a corrupt real estate developer.

Stand Up Guys - Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin – Oscar-winners all – are three over-the-hill gangsters having a night on the town after Pacino’s character is released from prison after 30 years.

Warm Bodies – Zombies get in on the romance game as a member of the walking dead (Nicholas Hoult) falls in love with a member of the walking alive (Teresa Palmer).

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

360 Bridge Overlook – A one-year remembrance marking the passing of celebrated musician, actor, writer and poet Phil Aulie will take place. Come out and celebrate Aulie’s legacy. See some of Phil’s best work with his band Superhouse here.

YogaConAmor (8440 Burnet Rd) – Free Yoga classes for YogaConAmor Open House! Starts at 6 p.m. today. Also has another round of classes tomorrow.

Trailer Space – Get on the hip-hop train with The Triggermen, Space Camp Death Squad, p-Tek and Secret Levels. Free beer! Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Strange Brew – Ginger Leigh brings her friends in the band along for a show starting at 8 p.m.

Scottish Rite Theater – Two of the most idiosyncratic local groups around (“indie classical” music), Mother Falcon and Balmorhea, start at 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

The Parish – Locale-themed rock with the North Mississippi Allstars and The London Souls. Doors at 8 p.m.

Emo’s – Toro y Moi are in town! And Wild Belle and DOG BITE! Doors at 9 p.m.

Stubb’s – Sons of Fathers, with Beau Jennings & The Tigers in tow. Doors at 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

CBS – IT’S SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers. Game time 6:30 p.m. ET.

Dec 072012
 

MOVIES

A Royal Affair - The Danish queen starts an affair and sets off a revolution in this critically acclaimed historical romance.

Bad Kids Go to Hell - This Austin-shot, high school-set horror film is about a group of students in detention being terrorized by their school’s long-rumored ghosts.

Hitchcock – Anthony Hopkins plays the legendary director, Helen Mirren is Hitch’s wife Alma and Scarlett Johannson is Janet Leigh during the controversial production of Psycho.

Holy Motors - One of the season’s stranger titles. A costumed man (Denis Lavant) is driven around Paris and sets up a series of street-set, half-planned “scenes.”

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Emo’s – The controversial and galvanizing Odd Future blows up Riverside. Doors at 8 p.m.

One2One Bar – Ginger Leigh hoofs it up again. A great way to begin the weekend. Starts at 9 p.m.

Baker Street Pub & Grill – Blues, Rock, Latin, Funk, and Soul mix as DaHeBeGeBeeS performs in concert. Starts at 9:30 p.m.

Strange Brew Lounge – Some great Austin pros as Don Harvey & A is Red (10:00-11:30pm) performs with Radiola (9:00pm) and Patricia Vonne (7:00pm).

SATURDAY

The Boxing Lesson / Blackstone Rangers / Residual Kid / Obscured by Echoes / Pangia

The Frontier Bar – Punk, Psych, and Darkwave all in one night. Pangia, Obscured by Echos, Under 18′s Residual Kid, Blackstone Rangers and headliners The Boxing Lesson. Doors at 8.

Frank – Brownout is playing two sets! 9:30

Continental Club – Come out and listen to some real Texas honky-tonk. Cowboy Dave Band and Dale Watson and his Lonestars. 3pm

TXMC DIMEBAG DARRELL MEMORIAL CONCERT

The Dirty Dog – The Texas Metal Collective presents The Dimebag Darrell Memorial Concert. Featuring the best of the best in Texas metal including: Nekrist, Rend, Of the Sun, Beyond Gods and Empires. Kicking off at 9pm.

The Lucky Lounge – Mark Gibson CD release party. 9PM

 

SUNDAY

The Derailers

The Scoot Inn Bier Garten – The Derailers 4pm and it’s FREE!

Heavy Metal Christmas

Hotel Vegas – Heavy Metal Christmas featuring The Well, Sweet Lodge and Ancient Wisdom. It’s a rock-n-roll mall with 20+ vendors and there will also be a toy drive. Bring some new toys out for the kids in need and help put a smile on their face for Christmas! 1-9pm

The Nightmare Before Christmas

ND at 501 Studios – FREE FILM SCREENING of The Nightmare Before Christmas. FREE POPCORN! 8pm

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.

May 242012
 

These Fort Worth natives left their hometown for the Live Music Capitol of the World, bringing the raw and nostalgic feel of the late 1960′s and early 1970′s. Forming in 2011, The Continuums are a new Austin band being noted as a new act to watch in the coming months. With The Warplanes, Tish Lancaster and Mizzbehavin’ band. Antones 9pm

 

At the Clubs:

Beauty Ballroom – The Preservation, The Dalles, Superlitebike 9pm

Club Deville - Watch Out For Rockets and Chinaski 8pm

Mohawk – Dynamite Hack, Schatzi, Oh Look Out and The Hearts and Minds 9pm

Stubbs – Phranchyze with Hour Band and Zapata 9pm

Flamingo Cantina – “Love in the Cantina” tonight with Ginger Leigh, AJ Vallejo and Erin Ivey

 

At the Movies:

The Action Pack presents: The Goonies Quote-along. We should all be experts on every line in this movie by now, considering the love we had for it when we were kids that carried over into our adult lives. So, bring your truffle-shuffle (there will be a contest before the show) down to the Ritz for an exciting adventure of pirates and gold. Don’t worry if you forget your eye patch, they are provided at the door. Alamo Ritz 7pm

 

-Stephanie Groves

May 102012
 

Austin based band, The Boxing Lesson, is a high intensity Synth-Rock explosion with soft-driven drone sounds using sexy dark melodic guitar echos. Perfect for a sweet nightly outing out on the town. With Residual Kids and Megafauna. ND at 501 Studios. 10pm

 

 

Straight out of Tallahassee, the indie rock band Look Mexico, has set its roots in Austin and has been flourished with a positive response. Teaming up tonight with The Calm Blue Sea, Tactics and Jonah Vin. 9PM at The Beauty Ballroom

 

 

Also in the Clubs:

Get Yo Mind Right! with Mr. Lewis & The Funeral 5 and Flemish Giant at Club Deville (7pm)

Electric Guest with Shivery Shakes at The Parish (8pm)

East Cameron Folklore CD Release Party with Shaky Graves and The Blind Pets at The White Horse (10pm)

Love at the Cantina tonight with Malford Milligan,Courtney Sanchez and Ginger Leigh at Flamingo Cantina (7pm)

Thrice with Animals As Leaders and O’Brother Emo’s East (8pm)

 

 

At the Movies:

 

 

Beastie Boys rap-along tonight with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Come out and bust a rhyme and  play tribute to the late MCA. Show your support and help in the fight against cancer. Let’s celebrate the life, the music, and the legend of Adam Yauch RIP.

“We got a party on the left, a party on the right, we gonna party for the motherf-%$#  right to fight, Make some noise if you’re with me!!” Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar 10pm.

 

-Stephanie Groves

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 122012
 

If you swing by the Flamingo Cantina tonight at around 7 PM, you’ll see one of those classic Austin lineups that help define the phrase “live music capital of the world.” All three of the acts for “Love. at the Cantina” are Austin locals, and all three have their own special way of doing things.

Ginger Leigh, who will start the night out, is known for her sultry and introspective singer-songwriter approach. Her songs range from ebullient shout-outs to introspective confessionals. Leigh is a regular visitor to the pages of AME, so long-time readers should be familiar with her particular charms.

Earthy rock survivor Will Sexton is a member of one of Austin’s most iconic musical families. His gritty worldview and raw-boned approach to his guitar playing and songwriting share some similar thematic ground with Ginger, but Will has been doing it longer and has a more road-weary countenance. Move the Balance, Will’s first album in nearly a decade, came out last year.

The headliner, W.C. Clark, is “the Godfather of Austin Blues.” Both soulful and flashy, Clark can probably jam into the early hours if you want him to. He’s been doing so for nearly 40 years. Of course, Austin’s noise ordinances will keep that from happening, but W.C. should wrap up the evening in style. A 2011 album, Were You There?, compiled some of the top tracks from Clark’s historic, non-stop touring life.

So the Flamingo will start out calm and classy with Ginger Leigh, proceed into some darker territory with Will Sexton, and end the night on some fiery guitar heroics with W.C. Clark. Sounds like a blast. Doors are at 7 PM. Get your tickets here. You’ll love it.

Apr 072012
 

MOVIES

Titanic 3D - The James Cameron classic retrofitted for new technology (as Cameron is wont to do). Look how young Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winselt are!

American Reunion - The cast of American Pie returns for their 10-year high school reunion. The long-awaited return of Jason Biggs!

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Stubb’s – Catch Yonder Mountain String Band on their continuing, sold-out tour. With Brown Bird in support. Doors at 7 PM.

Continental Club – At 8:30, for no cover, see The Robert Kraft Trio. Then, at 10:30 PM, for $10, see The Mike Flanigin Trio.

The Parish – Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey just released their 21st (!) album, The Race Riot Suite, and will show off the music tonight. Well after doors at 9 PM, of course.

Haven – The Euphoria Music Festival Preparty, with Glenn Morrison, Cold Blank, Jason Jenkins and Shwann. Starts at 10 PM.

SATURDAY

Iguana Lounge – Will Taylor & Strings Attached hit the stage at 6:30 PM. Tameca Jones is also playing.

NeWorlDeli – Jan Seides brings in her intimate singer-songwriter sound. Begins at 7 PM. Other artists: Scott George, Brian Kalinec.

CMT – The season 2 premiere of Texas Women goes on at 9 P.M., ET/PT.

Ponderosa Live – It’s Tejano Saturday with tons of drink specials and, after 11 PM, only $5 cover. Starts at 8 PM.

Jax – The one and only Ginger Leigh. Begins at 8 PM.

SUNDAY

Beale Street Tavern – The Parish Underground is presenting John Wesley Coleman and Light Me Up. Doors at 7 PM.

Mohawk – All ages welcome for an indoor show with Pontiak, Zlam Dunk and La Migra. Starts at 9 PM.

The Highball – James Hyland and the Joint Chiefs begin an April Sunday residency. Free show alert!. Starts at 10 PM.

Mar 012012
 

Pretty sure that's Django Reinhardt in the picture behind Guy.

It’s the first day of March!

But it’s also Thursday, so that means the Flamingo Cantina opens up the month with their popular “Love at the Cantina” show. Tonight is going to be a real treat with veteran singer-songwriter Guy Forsyth, flaxen-haired siren Ginger Leigh and guitar virtuoso John Pointer filling the stage (separately, of course). It’s going to be a seated, intimate showcase, so bring a date. The show starts at 8, but doors open at 7 PM.

Meanwhile, over at Skinny’s Ballroom, some new-age country and swing will be on full display with MaryAnn & the Revival Band, Crying Cole Wilson & Those Miserable Cowboys, Pastor Cory Cross and Ali Holder and Luck Mountain (that’s a mouthful) putting on a marathon show. It’s only $5, and the first act (Luck Mountain) goes on at 9 PM.

So you’ve got some options tonight, boy-howdy. Have a great beginning of the weekend (and the month).

 

Dec 242011
 

MOVIES

War Horse - Steven Spielberg’s second movie of the year (the first being The Adventures of Tintin, which came out earlier this week) is a gorgeously-rendered throwback to Hollywood’s golden age. It follows a horse named Joey as he winds his way through owners during World War I.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  - David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s ultra-violent murder mystery (already made into a Swedish movie by the same name) boasts eye-popping visual design and a knife-edge performance by Rooney Mara as the titular Girl, Lisbeth Salander. Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgard co-star.

We Bought a Zoo - Cameron Crowe’s return to the big screen stars Matt Damon as a widowed family man who brings his daughters to a run-down zoo and tries to build it up again with the help of head animal keeper Scarlett Johansson.

The Artist - A heavy Oscar contender, this silent film (!) follows a matinee idol (Jean Dujardin) negotiating the encroaching sound era in cinema with the help of a young dancer (Bérénice Bejo). John Goodman and James Cromwell co-star.

MUSIC / OTHER

FRIDAY

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar – Speaking of Tintin, if you’re heading out to see the Spielberg adventure spectacular, check out the special lobby photo booth with an iconic scene from the pages of the book. Get your photo taken in our photo booth by a professional photographer between 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Runs until Saturday, 12/24.

Momo’s – Ginger Leigh is throwing a Christmas Eve Eve holiday concert for “you and your out-of-town holiday guests.” Starts at 8 PM.

Elephant Room – It’s a CD release show for Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz. Show starts at 9:30 PM.

SATURDAY


The Saxon Pub – The Christmas fundraiser for Lavelle White – known as Miss Lavelle White’s Christmas – features a lineup of Reed Turner, Jackie Bristow, Miss Lavelle White herself and Lisa Marshall in the late show. Starts at the crack of 7 PM.

Eddie V’s – Lucky Strikes at 8 PM.

SUNDAY

Merry Christmas!

SPECIAL MONDAY LISTING (Because I know many of our readers will have the day off)

Whip-In – San Francisco transplant Brittany Shane will close out her November/December residency. Nick Randolph in backup. Starts at 8 PM.