Jul 142012
 

Movies

Ice Age Continental Drift – Those prehistoric cuties are at it again in the next adventure in Ice Age. Featuring voices from Ray Romano, Queen Latifah and Denis Leary.

Music/Other

Friday

Notably one of the sweetest Texas Psych Bands from the sixties, Bubble Puppy, has come together tonight at Antones for some more “Hot Smoke and Sasafrass.” Tickets range from $13.00 to $100.00. Doors at 10pm/Show at 10:30pm.

ACL Moody Theater – Dwight Yoakam with Sons of Fathers 6:30pm

The Belmont – “Keep it Local” Showcase featuring 10YR., Subkulture Patriots, Parking and Kid Slyce. 9pm

Saturday

The crazy Japanese punk trio, Peelander Z, plays tonight at Red 7 with Ghost Knife, Biters and Neon Cobra. 9pm

Continental Club – Scott H. Biram, Red Volkaert and Party Lines. 3pm

Hotel Vegas – Cowboy and Indian 9pm

Nutty Brown Cafe – Stoney LaRue 7:30

The Rattle Inn – Dead Eye (Grateful Dead Cover Band) 10pm

Broken Spoke – The Derailers 9:30pm

Sunday

Alt-country guitarist Junior Brown will play at The Continental Club tonight with his signature stlyed “guit-steel” hybrid double neck/lap steel guitar. With the lovely Tanya Rae, Haybale! and Red, Earl and Dallas.7:30pm $15

Mohawk – Second Lovers and The Blackwells 9pm

Saxon Pub – The Resentments 3pm

Have a great weekend!

-AME

May 122012
 

MOVIES

Dark Shadows - Tim Burton and Johnny Depp team up again for this adaptation of the cult British series, about an 18th century vampire transplanted into early ’70′s America. Michell Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Chloe Grace Moretz and Helena Bonham-Carter co-star.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - A crack cast of veteran British actors (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy) take a trip to India. Romantic, comedic vignettes result. Should be a charmer.

Girl in Progress - Eva Mendes and Cierra Ramirez star in this mother-daughter coming-of-age story.

Sleepless Night - A crooked cop races to recover a bag of cocaine in this crime drama.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Note: Friday, May 11th is the beginning of the Austin Vintage Style Fest Spring 2012. Various outlets feature fashion, style, and design of yesteryear blended with the vibe of today’s hip generations. Starts early at 10 AM! More here.

Fiesta Gardens – It’s Pachanga Fest 2012 from 11 AM until Saturday! the Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival will feature performances from Calle 13, Los Lonely Boys, Chico Trujillos, Ana Tijoux, Alejandro Escovedo and more.

Hotel Vegas – One night, two cozy sets with What Made Milwaukee Famous. Starts at 9 PM. It’s the “In The Room” series.

SATURDAY

The Backyard at Bee Cave – Remember Z102.3, Austin’s long-lost classic rock radio station? Well, re-live that golden period with Foreigner and Foghat. Doors at 6 PM. Slow ride, take it easy.

The Belmont – Speaking of classic, get your groove with hip-hop icons Salt N Pepa. God-des and She will also perform. Doors at 8 PM.

Bass Concert Hall – The alternative rock will be strong in the air tonight with Jane’s Addition appearing at Bass. The Duke Spirit are in backup. Starts at 9 PM.

SUNDAY

The Highball – Happy Mother’s Day! Celebrate mom with The Highball’s Mother’s Day Brunch. Starts at 10 AM.

Antone’s – What better place than Austin, Texas to hold the Girl Guitar Showcase? Doors at 5 PM.

The Continental Club – A full lineup with Junior Brown being joined by the lovely Tanya Rae, Heybale! and Redd & Earl & Dallas. Starts at 6:30 PM.

Nov 192011
 

MOVIES

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 - The end (part 1) of the ultra-popular vampire romance series finds Bella (Kristen Stewart) pregnant with Edward’s (Robert Pattinson) baby.

The Descendents - Alexander Payne hasn’t made a movie since 2004′s Sideways, but early reviews say this George Clooney-starring comedy/drama (adapted from Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel) is an extremely strong return. Additionally, Jim Rash (Dean Pelton from NBC’s Community) co-wrote the screenplay with Payne and Nat Faxon.

Happy Feet Two - The sequel to the surprise animated hit about a dancing penguin, this Elijah Wood- and Robin Williams-starring film is directed by George Miller.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Home Depot (17928 Spring Cypress Road; Cypress, TX 77429) – On a serious note, Texans from Waller, Montgomery and Grimes counties who are rebuilding after the wildfires can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The consultations will be available on a walk-in basis at home improvement stores in Cypress. The advisors can answer survivors’ questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and the free publications provided at the in-store FEMA information stations are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Goes from 9 AM to 6 PM and runs through Sunday.

One World Theatre - Kids in a New Groove provides private music lessons to kids in the Texas foster care system. Their program reaches children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, and empowers them with the gift of music. Kids in a New Groove is excited to announce a fundraising event that will feature a catered dinner and auction, as well as a private once in a lifetime concert. The featured artist is Grammy award-winning artist Blues Traveler. Visit www.kidsinanewgroove.org/musicforthesoul for more information.

The Paramount Theatre – Minneapolis country/rock veterans The Jayhawks play with a special guest spot from Jolie Holland. Get there at 7 PM.

**SPECIAL NOTICE** Ghostland Observatory added a second bonus performance at ACL Live at Moody Theater on Friday. Doors at 7 PM.

Antone’s – Austin Americana quintet Wheeler Brothers just dropped their debut release, Portraits, and are rocking Antone’s with Telegraph Canyon and El Cantador. Doors at 8 PM.

SATURDAY

**SPECIAL NOTICE**

Grab the whole family and your friends and head out to the IBIZ Districts to view and vote on your favorite window display. It’s the IBIZ District Holiday Window Shopping Contest. Merchants are competing for the YOUR vote on the best holiday window. You can vote once in each district for your favorite display. When you vote, you can also enter a chance to win a Holiday Stocking filled with goodies from IBIZ District Merchants.

Participating districts are: South First IBIZ District, South Lamar IBIZ District, North Drag IBIZ District, North Loop IBIZ District and Lo-Burn IBIZ District.

Windows will be up on November 19 and run through Christmas. The Public will vote on all winners. There are 2 rounds of voting. Round 1 will result in one winner from each district. In Round 2, the winners from each district will go head to head resulting in one final IBIZ Winner. To vote visit: www.IBuyAustin.com/windowshoppingcontest.

Round 1: (November 19 – December 5) All businesses will compete with their neighbors in their own IBIZ District

Round 2: (December 6 –December 14) The winner from each IBIZ District will compete with the winners from the other IBIZ Districts for one FIRST PLACE WINNER.

To vote and get more information, go to  www.IBuyAustin.com/windowshoppingcontest.

Rusty’s Walnut Creek Ranch (394 Pleasant Chapel Road) – 12 obstacles. 3.01 miles. Extreme terrain. Warrior Dash is the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes and party-goers. The first wave of the race will begin at 8 AM, followed by waves of 500 racers taking off to battle the course every half hour until the last group at 4 PM. The Dash continues into Sunday, when the first wave will start at 8am and will continue to have waves of 500 racers every half hour until 4 PM. Warriors, come out to play.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Are those stadium-wide, sci-fi beats emanating from a stage with two men on it? Then it must mean Ghostland Observatory is back home. Doors at 7 PM.

Momo’s – KP and the Boom Boom are gonna trot out some new songs, with Ghosts Along the Brazos, Fierce Bad Rabbit and The Damn Torpedoes playing after. Doors at 8 PM.

Skinny’s Ballroom – Scan Hopper 2 is dropping so Scan Hopper is playing  a CD Release Show with The Gary, My Education, and Zest of Yore.

SUNDAY

Emo’s – Arizona hard rockers The Bled are gonna wrap up their careers this upcoming August after ten years. So catch them when you can with Decoder, The Brigade and Ready The Messenger. Doors at 7 PM.

The Continental Club – Junior Brown continues his guitar-lacin’ residence at the Continental. Guest performer: Tanya Rae. Starts at 7:30 PM. Brown will be followed at 8:30 PM by JonDee & Friends, Johnny Goudie, Mike Flanigin Trio and Jake Langley.

Red 7 – Hard rock icons Fu Manchu plays with Honky and The Shrine. Show up at 9:30 PM.