Mar 032012
 

MOVIES

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax - Danny DeVito stars as Dr. Seuss’ beloved, environmentally-friendly creature in this animated film. With Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Ed Helms.

Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie - The Adult Swim icons bring their surrealist, aggressively absurd comedy to the big screen.

Project X - This “found-footage” party movie features teens engaging in extremely dangerous, bad behavior.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

The Cotton Gin – This entire weekend, Texas Independence Fest 2012 will take over the Gin. Starts at noon and goes until Sunday!

Continental Club – The Blues Specialists have played the Continental every Friday for 22 years. It’s no cover, too! Starts at 6:30 PM.

ND @ 501 Studios – The EP release show for funky T Bird and the Breaks. Brownout also playing. Doors at 8 PM.

Beale Street Tavern – Dana Anderson promises a “rip-roaring good time” at tonight’s concert. Starts at 8:30 PM.

SATURDAY

Austin Convention Center – Texas Rollergirls: Hotrod Honeys v Hustlers & Hell Marys v Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. You know you want to go. Starts at 5:15 PM.

NeWorlDeli - Jan Seides in another weekend concert that should really light up your Saturday evening. Starts at 7 PM.

Stubb’s – Big Head Todd and the Monsters released Rocksteady recently, so they’re gonna do that to you at Stubb’s. Get there at 7 PM.

Nutty Brown Cafe – A great night of Austin singer-songwriters as Bob Schneider is backed up by Reed Turner. Showtime at 7:30 PM.

Mohawk – Saul Williams with CX Kidtronik. Doors at 8 PM.

SUNDAY

Hotel Vegas – One of Austin’s most promising new singer-songwriters, Jack Wilson, will play a CD release show for his new self-titled debut. Of course, the headliner is one of Austin’s very best solo artists – Danny Malone, who will perform with his Orchestra. Doors at 7:00 PM.

Bass Concert Hall – Get some culture with Chanticleer, one of the world’s great male choruses. Starts at 7 PM.

Antone’s – An Austin-band triple-header with Shearwater, Marmalakes and Dana Falconberry. Presented by 101x. Doors at 8 PM.

Feb 232012
 

The loss of musician, actor and poet Phil Aulie last month leaves a huge hole in Austin’s music and arts scenes. To commemorate the mind, heart and creative drive Aulie exhibited through his 25 years, many of his music and theatre colleagues are putting on a benefit show tonight at ND Austin. It will be a full docket of music and other performances, as Mary Ann & the Revival Band, Burywood, Marmalakes, Waldo and the Naturals, Sphynx and others all play. Also, there will be a special, final performance by Phil’s acclaimed group Superhouse. Jack Still will be filling in Phil’s parts for the show.

Additionally, there will be improv and several of Aulie’s more famous poems will be read in tribute. Thus, all of his talents will be given time to shine. Below is the full schedule:

5:30 – DOORS OPEN

6:00 – OPENING / MOMENT OF SILENCE

6:10-6:40 – IMPROV

6:45-7:25 – SOLO ACTS

: Matt Wojick

: Austin Alexander

: Matt Squires

7:30 – SPHYNX

- SHELBY – “BULLET”

8:00 – SNEAKS

- PETER – “CREEPY RAPE VAN”

8:30 – BURYWOOD

- DNY – “DINOSAURS” ***if can be found

9:00 – WALDO AND THE NATURALS

- GIDON – TBD

9:30 – CROCODILE

- FAYLITA HICKS – TBD

10:00 – DAHLING

- KEVIN BURKE – “TINA” / SKYPE

- BPE – “CONFESSIONS” /SKYPE

10:45 – MARYANN & THE REVIVAL BAND

- OPEN SLOT (family)

11:15- MARMALAKES

- OPEN SLOT (family)

11:45 – SUPERHOUSE

12:15 – SLAM POETRY TAG / VIDEO

12:45 – 1:15 TRIBUTE BAND

The show is a $5 entry. The money will go to support Phil’s family during this unthinkably difficult time. More information is available on the Facebook event page. Please come out and celebrate the life of a great artist and man.