Dec 012012
 

MOVIES

Anna Karenina - Keira Knightley teams with director Joe Wright for a third time for a visually stunning adaptation of one of Leo Tolstoy’s most famous works. Jude Law co-stars.

Killing Them Softly - A host of great actors – Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta – play wiseguys in 2008 New Orleans and Brad Pitt leads the ensemble as a stylish hitman exacting revenge for a busted-up poker game. Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) writes and directs.

MUSIC & MORE

FRIDAY

Artworks – Get some culture at Artworks and Capital Fine Art Grand Opening! It’s a new location, and the event starts at 6 p.m.

Trailer Space – Countdown to the apocalypse (that’s what they say, at least) as Kinky Machine, Brazilian Space Program and Yuma all light up the stage. Begins at 7 p.m.

ACL Live – Austin’s fast-rising guitar hero, Gary Clark Jr., performs and you can watch it live here! Starts at 8 p.m.

ND Austin – It’s the album release party for My Education‘s latest, A Drink for All My Friends. Also playing: Digital Antique, The Clouds are Ghosts and Silent Land Time Machine. Starts at 9 p.m.

Red Eyed Fly – The outside stage gets a workout with Circadian Rhythms, The Morning Sun, Your Friendly Ghost and Cityline Horizon. Starts at 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Brew Exchange – After that pitiful loss to TCU, the Texas Longhorns hope to re-group against Kansas State. Watch them bring it home with the Do512 & Brew Exchange Longhorn Football Watch Party. Starts at 7 p.m.!

La Zona Rosa – We’re gonna get weird with it once the doors open at 8 p.m. Performances by Exstus, Bluetech, Phutureprimitve and headliners Cirque Lunaire.

Mohawk – Rap icon Talib Kweli stops by and 10 YR, Lyric Michelle and DJ Notion do their support thing. Starts at 8 p.m.

Emo’s – The indie artist most associated with Christmas, Sufjan Stevens, presents his appropriately gaudy and elaborate holiday special, The Sufjan Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice. Starts at 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Kingdom – Beat Binge ATX brings James Egbert to Austin. Also playing is DJ Andrew Parsons and Shwann, not to mention the GoGo Gadgettes. Starts at 10 p.m.

Sep 282012
 

MOVIES

Looper - Bruce Willis chases a younger assassin version of himself played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Or is it the other way around? This tricky sci-fi/crime film is getting a lot of buzz.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Another heavily-talked about 2012 film follows a loner high school student (Logan Lerman) befriending two popular students (Emma Watson and Ezra Miller) and getting a new look on life.

Won’t Back Down - Two prestige actresses – Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis – team up to save an endangered inner-city school.

MUSIC/MORE

FRIDAY

Austin Music Hall – Head’s up! This event venue changed! Animal Collective just released their latest odyssey into electronic abandon, Centipede Hz. They’ll be as unpredictable as ever. Doors at 7 PM.

Austin Studios – The Show! networking event, this time with Coldtowne Theater and Transmedia Austin joining. 7:30 PM.

Austin Scottish Rite Theater – Don Harvey & A is Red with special guests Radiola. Doors at 8 PM.

Kingdom – The annual “I Wear My Sunglasses at Night” Party, presented by RealMusic Events. Headlined by EDX, with Andrew Parsons, Shwann and Morehouse also performing. Starts at 9 PM and goes until 4:30 AM Saturday morning.

SATURDAY

6th Street – The Fall 2012 edition of the Pecan Street Festival starts on Saturday! This time there will be a Dr. Suess Art Workshop for Kids and Doc Seaton’s “Street Magic Sideshow.” Starts at 11 AM both Saturday and Sunday, September 30th.

Stubb’s – The sweaty, grinding jam rock of The Bright Light Social Hour returns home after an extended stay on the road. Doors at 7 PM.

Flamingo Cantina – Afrofreque with Subkulture Patriots. A hip-hip doubleheader starting at 9 PM.

SUNDAY

ACL Live – Keep on rocking, baby, with the timeless sounds of The Steve Miller Band. Doors for the classic rock icon’s show open at 6:30 PM.

ND Austin – Famed hip-hop producer/rapper Ski Beatz goes on at midnight after a lineup including Duzzy, Jaeson Green, R.E.Quest and  DJ Notion. Doors at 9 PM.

Apr 072012
 

MOVIES

Titanic 3D - The James Cameron classic retrofitted for new technology (as Cameron is wont to do). Look how young Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winselt are!

American Reunion - The cast of American Pie returns for their 10-year high school reunion. The long-awaited return of Jason Biggs!

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Stubb’s – Catch Yonder Mountain String Band on their continuing, sold-out tour. With Brown Bird in support. Doors at 7 PM.

Continental Club – At 8:30, for no cover, see The Robert Kraft Trio. Then, at 10:30 PM, for $10, see The Mike Flanigin Trio.

The Parish – Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey just released their 21st (!) album, The Race Riot Suite, and will show off the music tonight. Well after doors at 9 PM, of course.

Haven – The Euphoria Music Festival Preparty, with Glenn Morrison, Cold Blank, Jason Jenkins and Shwann. Starts at 10 PM.

SATURDAY

Iguana Lounge – Will Taylor & Strings Attached hit the stage at 6:30 PM. Tameca Jones is also playing.

NeWorlDeli – Jan Seides brings in her intimate singer-songwriter sound. Begins at 7 PM. Other artists: Scott George, Brian Kalinec.

CMT – The season 2 premiere of Texas Women goes on at 9 P.M., ET/PT.

Ponderosa Live – It’s Tejano Saturday with tons of drink specials and, after 11 PM, only $5 cover. Starts at 8 PM.

Jax – The one and only Ginger Leigh. Begins at 8 PM.

SUNDAY

Beale Street Tavern – The Parish Underground is presenting John Wesley Coleman and Light Me Up. Doors at 7 PM.

Mohawk – All ages welcome for an indoor show with Pontiak, Zlam Dunk and La Migra. Starts at 9 PM.

The Highball – James Hyland and the Joint Chiefs begin an April Sunday residency. Free show alert!. Starts at 10 PM.

Jan 282012
 

MOVIES

Albert Nobbs - Oscar nominations have been handed out to Glenn Close and Janet McTeer for this story of a woman posing as a man to make ends meet in 19th-century Ireland.

Man on a Ledge - The titular, suicidal character (Sam Worthington) is somehow involved with a high-stakes heist in this all-star thriller. Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris and Anthony Mackie co-star.

The Grey - Liam Neeson gets stranded in snow-bound wilderness and must fight a pack of man-eating wolves.

One for the Money - Katherine Heigl goes brunette and and undercover as a bail bondsman (er, woman).

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Caffe Medici – Austin-based Jack Wilson, who’s just starting to tour for his self-titled debut record, plus Jacob Jaeger and Reed Turner. Starts at 4:30 PM.

Cactus Cafe – Start your weekend off right with Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin. Jesse Aycock opening. Doors at 8:30 PM.

The Parish/Beale Street Tavern – The OH SNAP! Festival. Tons of bands playing into Saturday night. Details here.

Saxon Pub – Two shows tonight at the Saxon. At 9 is Seth Walker, at 11 is Uncle Lucius. Both shows are $10.

Haven – Morgan Page, Andrew Parsons, Shwann, The Go-Go Gadgettes. Wear something shiny. Starts at 10 PM.

SATURDAY

Thrice Cafe – After a mix-up last week, Jan Seides is back and ready to go on at 7 PM!

Romeo’s – Come eat lasagna with D.C. Bloom at 8 PM!

Stubb’s Jr. – Nashville quartet The Features will come through town on their tour for their new album, Wilderness. Speak is in support. Doors at 9 PM.

Fado Irish Pub – You know them. You love them. You love to drink while they play. Blaggards at 9:30 PM.

Mohawk – Ironically-titled Denver band Bad Weather California are touring in anticipation of the release of their new album Sunkissed. Burgess Meredith and Melogrand are also playing. Starts at 10 PM.

SUNDAY

Antone’s – An early start with New York’s Me Talk Pretty. Also: Madina Lake, Hawthorne Heights, Get Scared, New Years Day and The Young Electric. Doors at 6:30 PM.

The Continental Club – The Jon Dee Graham & Friend Show with Whit Williams. An acoustic evening starts at 8:30 PM. Admission is $10.

Beerland – Holy fire baptisms will be the order of the night with Reverend Deadeye, along with Black Eyed Vermillion, Ghosts of Texas, Molly Gene and Dirty Charley. A big night starts at 9 PM.