Dec 012012


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.



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.


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.


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


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.



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.


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.


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


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!



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.


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.


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


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).



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.


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.


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.