Apr 012012
 

MOVIES

Mirror Mirror - Julia Roberts plays the evil Queen to Lily Collins’ Snow White in this Tarsem-directed update of the classic tale. Armie Hammer and Nathan Lane co-star.

Wrath of the Titans - Perseus (Sam Worthington) has to fight a few more gigantic, CGI monsters. Hopefully they didn’t retrofit the 3-D this time.

The Raid: Redemption - This knock-em-up kung-fu actioner is getting high marks from critics (except Roger Ebert, that is). Gareth Evans writes and directs.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Ponderosa Live – It’s the White Party with DJ Twist, DJ Knowledge and others! Doors at 5 PM.

Paramount Theater – Live Nation brings middle America’s superstar funnyman, Kevin James, to the stage. Starts at 6 PM.

The ND (501 Studios) – Krafty Kuts performs for The Bring on the Beats Tour. With The GoGo Gadgettes, 8*b1t, Teezy and DJ Koss. Starts at 10 PM.

The Sahara Lounge – Punky reggae and fast-flying Latin funk with Don Chani and La Guerrilla. Doors at 10 PM.

SATURDAY

Sherwood Forest Faire (1883 Old Hwy 20, McDade, TX 78650) -It’s Sherwood’s closing weekend for their third season. Featuring a performance by David Arkenstone. Starts at 10 AM.

Travis County Expo Center – It’s getting hot outside, to cool down with some suds at the Austin Beer Festival 2012. Starts at 2 PM.

Mohawk – “Soul Shakedown” with Austin’s giant of the scene, Nakia, Akina Adderley, The Vintage Playboys and Hard Proof Afrobeat. Doors at 8 PM.

Triple Crown (San Marcos) – Two top Austin bands take the 40 minute trip; My Education and The Eastern Sea, with Equals also on the bill! Doors at 9 PM.

SUNDAY

Nothing’s going on Sunday…April Fools! (that was lame, sorry)

Seriously, though, April 1st is the first day of Austin Restaurant Week. Check http://restaurantweekaustin.com/ for listings.

Stubb’s – Green River Ordinance with Graham Colton for the “Under Fire North American Tour.”

The Highball – Meagan Tubb & Shady People and The Deann Rene Band rock it out for the first day of the month. 10 PM.

Hole in the Wall – “Greasy, grimy” fun with Yo Yo Kokaru! Starts at 11 PM.

 

Mar 102012
 

MOVIES

John Carter - The popular science fiction story finally gets a big-screen adaptation.

A Thousand Words – Eddie Murphy and Cliff Curtis star in this mystical, modern day comedy.

Silent House - New it-girl Elizabeth Olsen gets stuck in a haunted house.

Friends with Kids - Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt decide to become “time share parents,” meaning they have a baby but aren’t involved as a couple.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Amala Foundation – Texas rocker (and composer/musician for Robert Rodriguez’ El Mariachi) Kanude. Starts at 7 PM.

Beauty Bar – My Education starts off an incredibly busy SXSW week (for them, and for everyone). Doors at 9 PM.

ND Studios – MaryAnn & the Revival Band, Fire in the Kitchen and The Handshake stare straight into the heart of SXSW 2012. Starts at 9:30 PM.

Deco – DJ Andrew Parsons, live in concert. Starts at 10 PM.

SATURDAY

Antone’s – One of Austin’s best, Carolyn Wonderland, goes on at 8 PM.

Fado Irish Pub – Get sloshy with Blaggards at 9:30 PM.

Lambert’s – Lone Star Music Magazine Party presents Zeale, The Noise Revival Orchestra and Poul Krebs (who is playing his CD release show!). 10 PM. RSVP at ZealeTNROBash@gmail.com and get something “really special.”

Headhunters – Burlington, Vermont’s unstoppable funk machine Gang of Thieves at 11 PM.

Rattle Inn – Meagan Tubb & Shady People give you a free show at 11 AM.

SUNDAY

The Long Center for the Performing Arts – Comedy classic Young Frankenstein on stage. Another one of Mel Brooks’ greatest works brought to the theatre. At 8 PM.

Also, of course, there is a whole huge course of SXSW parties and events occurring throughout this weekend. More on that later!

Jan 212012
 

MOVIES

Haywire - Another left-field turn from great American filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. This action flick stars Gina Carano as a black ops soldier out for payback after being betrayed during a mission.

Red Tails – George Lucas produced this movie about the Tuskegee Airmen. Starring Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Nate Parker and Bryan Cranston.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Waterloo Records – Ruthie Foster has a new album, entitled Let It Burn, and she’ll be at our favorite record store at 5 PM. Refreshments provided by Shiner!

Lucky Lounge – A special mix of Tom Waits and Snoop Dogg awaits those who see The RainDoggs at 6 PM.

The Continental Club – Those irrepressible guys in The Mike Flanigin Trio go on at 10:30 PM, after The Robert Kraft Trio at 8:30 PM.

SATURDAY

ACL Live at the Moody Theatre – To support the release of their new album, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends, Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be on at 6:30 PM.

PBS/KLRU – Catch an indie-tastic Austin City Limits episode with Fleet Foxes and one of AME’s favorites, Joanna Newsom. Starts at 7 PM.

Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar – The down-home rock sounds of Meagan Tubb & Shady People. Starts at 10 PM.

SUNDAY

Antone’s – The “In The Name of the Dame Too,” A Special Benefit for Traci Lamar event. The lineup consists of The Flatlanders, Lost Gonzo Band Reunion and Marcia Ball. Starts at 6 PM.

The Parish – Befriend the Bears are having their EP release show with The White White Lights and Shakey Graves. Starts at 8 PM.

The North Door – DJ Schultzcore and DJ Stoner Witch “Action PR” at 10 PM.

Traci Lamar