Dec 042011


Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey – Kevin Clash, the man behind Sesame Street‘s beloved Elmo, gets his own documentary.

The Women on the 6th Floor - This French comedy considers a staid couple (Fabrice Luchini and Sandrine Kiberlain) whose lives are upended by two Spanish maids (Carmen Maura and Natalia Verbeke) who live upstairs.

Pastorela - After clergy re-cast the traditional Nativity play, one man (Joaquín Cosio) conducts an epic battle to play the Devil.



The Parish – The ornate and ambitious music of Rachael Yamagata comes through town on the tour for her new release, Chesapeake. Mike Viola will play in backup. Doors at 8 PM.

The Saxon Pub – Malford Milligan, Dead Man and headliner Meagan Tubb. Starts at 9 PM.

Flamingo Cantina – New Orleans reggae-rockers Outlaw Nation have just released their latest album, Back in Babylon. Catch them at 9 PM.

Elephant Room – It’s a trumpet sensation with the Maurice Brown Effect. Show starts, as always, at 9:30 PM.


The Continental Club: Doors open at 3 PM. The Matinee is Redd Volkaert (no cover). At 8:30, for $10, see Modern Don Juans. Then at 9:45 it’s JD McPhearson, at 11:15 Marti Brom and 12:30 Mac Curtis.

Jovita’s – Get some live world music with Brave Combo at 8 PM.

Club de Ville – It’s a big Austin band night as Big Breakfast returns to the stage. Also playing: the luminous La Guerrilla, who are actually closing things out at 11 PM. Eric Static and Space Elevators are also playing. Begins at 8:30 PM.

Fado Irish Pub – Rockers Blaggards give the Pub some live music at 9:30 PM.

Momo’s – Southern rocker Daryl Hance brings the morning in at 11:50 PM. The Greyhounds play at 10 PM.


Beauty Bar – An early start for the raucous Rusty Vein. Starts at 5 PM. Buy tickets online at and enter this promo code: RUSTY442. Check it out, RV fans!

Z-Tejas – It’s those crazy Jitterbug Vipers from 6-9:30 PM!

Stubb’s – Beloved, tongue-in-cheek alt-rock quintet Cake will dominate Red River. Doors at 7 PM.

Austin Music Hall – Brooklyn’s sophisticated, brooding The National is one of America’s best rock bands, having released a string of instant-classic records (Alligator, Boxer, High Violet). They’ll play Sunday with Local Natives backing them up. Doors at 7 PM.