Nov 022012
 

Poster from France

Movies

This Must be the Place – 118 min (R) A 50 year-old rocker who lives in Dublin, is brought to New York after the death of his father and learns about his father’s obsession and sets off across America, picking up where his father left off.

Wreck-it Ralph – 108 min. (PG) Bad Guy video game character Ralph, longs to be as beloved as his counter-part Fix-It Felix. So when a new game arrives with potential for change, Ralph finds his ticket to happiness and heroism.

The Man with the Iron Fist – (R) A towns blacksmith is forced to mak tools for destruction for a group of radical tribal factions. When the clan has enough of the their tyrannical leaders the balcksmith channels his energy and transforms himself into a human weapon.

Music/Other

For the weekend forecast, It is all about FUN FUN FUN. Top Picks and artists who will be playing this weekend at auditorium shores for round two of Austin’s finest music festivals. AME will be there this weekend and will be running from stage to stage to take it all in. Here is a sneak peak of some of our favorites that you won’t want to miss!

FRIDAY

Back in the day, the muti-platinum Raising Hell was top of the charts and everyone you knew had it. Run DMC is considered the most influential hip-hop band in history and was the first group in their genre to earn a gold record in 1984 with self titled Run DMC, following platinum and multi-platinum status with King of Rock and the main streamed jackpot, Raising Hell. Back together for FUN FUN FUN st 2012 is the groups legends, Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, reuniting since the 2002 tragic murder of Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell. Headliners for Friday night on the Orange Stage 8:35-9:50PM.

Los Angeles Iconic punkers Exene Cervanka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake of X, formed in 1977 in mist of the early American punk wave that swept the nation in the late seventies. Still going strong 35 years later and making appearances at recent festivals such as Voodoo fest, Coachella, and SXSW, it’s only fair that they hit FUN FUN FUN this year. On the black stage 8-9pm

Straight out of Florida, Against Me! will be hitting the Black Stage at 7:05 to 7:55.

The lineup Friday will also include: Santigold, Superchunk, Minus the Bear, Dum Dum Girls, The Jezabels, Dwarves, Girl in a Coma and many more! Find out more of the lineup and schedule here.

 

Saturday

Legendary, infamous frontman of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) will be taking the stage for a rare appearance with his post-punk legendary band, P.I.L ( Public Images Ltd.). Forming after the turmoil of gloom and doom from the Sex Pistols, P.I.L was noted as a post-punk successful project created by the madness that is Johnny Rotten. Appealing experimental sound like greats such as “Seattle” and “Happy”, P.I.L has withstood the test of time and has become as influential as it’s frontman. Orange stage 7:50-8:45.

Refused will also make a rare appearance with some slap-ya-in-the-face-punk, Swedish style. Since the last successful release in 1998 of Shape of Punk to Come and following their break up in 1998, they are back again and touring. Which is a sigh of relief from their fans. Forming in 1992 with only three full lengths under their belt, everyone remembers the first time they heard “New Noise” and to this day remains to be  a song to reckon with. Black Stage 8:50- 9:50.

Although, I was slightly disappointed to hear that it was not a musical set with Saul Williams, he will be spitting out some passionate fire over a spoken word set that is a guarantee eye opening experience, comparable at best to his music. Yellow stage 3:35-4:10pm

Saturdays lineup also includes: Off!, Riverboat Gamblers, David Cross, Peelander Z, The Sword, STRFKR and the Residual Kids. check out more of the times and lineup here.

Sunday

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will be corralling all 10+ of its members and singing some of the most memorable, original good timing music you will ever feast your ears on. Orange stage 8:50-9:50.

De La Soul was a hip hop trio formed in 1987. Notably the pioneers in a certain genre called jazz-rap with their clever lyrics and original sound. Also, contributors to the alternative sub-genres of hip hop and still going strong. In 2006 they won a grammy with their collaboration with Gorillaz on single “Feel Good Inc” and how can anyone forget “Just Me Myself and I”. Blue Stage 7:55-8:45

More on the Local scene on Sunday with Ume, The Black Angels and Octopus Project FFF will be bringing in a little Austin to the flavor.

Also including in the lineup is: Explosions in the Sky, Fucked Up, Deerhoof, The Briefs, Japandroids, Valient Thor, Feather and The Flesh Lights.

Super stoked for this lineup at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year and not to mention the extracurriculars that will be going on daily like Torchey’s Taco Cannon shooting tacos in the crowd and Thrasher magazines “Mutiny on the Bounty” Skate Jam.

All of the festivities will kick off Friday at around noon. Don’t miss this year, tickets are still available on the Fun Fun Fun Fest website. See ya there!

 

 

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

Sep 092011
 

MOVIES

Contagion - A whole list of stars (Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bryan Cranston…) line up for Steven Soderbergh’s epidemic thriller.

Warrior - The man who will be Bane, Tom Hardy, plays Tommy Conlon and Joel Edgerton plays brother Brendan (Nick Nolte’s their dad!) in this inspirational mixed martial arts drama.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Momo’s – Our friend David Berkeley continues his very busy tour with a show that starts at 7:30 PM.

The Continental Club – Bruce James has the 10:30 slot this month. Jake Langley in support and doors at 8 PM.

The Flamingo Cantina – For $15, enjoy the “new voice of Brazil” (with NPR’s blessing) Luísa Maita with Sons of Orpheus and DJ Richard Henry backing her up. Doors at 9 PM.

SATURDAY

Ruta Maya Organic Coffee – Credit goes to the Austin Samba School for Brasil Day Austin. Celebrate the opening of the Carnaval season with some of the best Brasilian Music and Dance in Austin. The event features:

Anne Simoni

Antônio Dionísio

Susanna Sharpe Quartet

Capoeira Evolução

Morena Soul

Austin Samba School (Lançamento da Camiseta!)

Seu Jacinto

Os Alquimistas (CD Release Party!)

The show starts at 8pm (early). $12 at the door and $10 for a student with ID.

Saxon Pub – They made an appearance in the Forecast last week, and this Saturday Roxy Roca keeps up their killer pace. Also playing: Wendy Colonna and Michael Holt and the Trophy 500s. Doors at 8 PM.

Mohawk – With their new album Outside, Brooklyn alt-country outfit O’Death will have something to unload on Austin’s ears. Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship is also playing. Doors at 9 PM.

Lambert’s Downtown BBQ – A top Austin songwriter, transplanted from San Fransisco, Brittany Shane just finished recording her first album. But her Saturday show is not about that. All proceeds from the gig will benefit Austin Pets Alive in regard to the recent Central Texas Wildfires. GoldDiggers will be the support. Doors at 10 PM, and it’s only a $5 cover so see if you can drop by.

SUNDAY

Fiesta Gardens – Fun Fun Fun Fest is proud to present the first ever FFF Water Olympics. This aquatic fun will give people the chance to win passes to the Festival after proving themselves with feats of strength and tests of agility, balance and speed on Town Lake. In the spirit of the old North vs South Austin tug of war across town lake, called the “City-Wide Jerk Off,” the crew at Fun Fun Fun Fest have decided to hold their own tug-of-war across the lake pitting fans of the old festival location, Waterloo Park, against those in favor of the move to Auditorium Shores. Starts at noon!

Wavves

Emo’s – As part of Wild Frontier Fest (this will be Day 2 on Sunday), Wavves, Peelander Z and Cruiserweight will make the stage a very unique spot to watch. Zeale and Zlam Dunk are also playing. Starts at 2 PM(?!).

Peelander Z. Wow.

Emo’s East – The grand opening of Emo’s East will be celebrated with some heavyweights of Austin music history: The Butthole Surfers. Expect incendiary experiences. 400 Blows and Bodytronix are also playing. Doors at 9 PM.