Jul 072012
 

MOVIES

The Amazing Spider-Man – This series re-boot stars Andrew Garfield as Spidey and Emma Stone as love interest Gwen Stacy. Marc Webb directs.

Savages - Oliver Stone gets some young blood: after their mutual girlfriend (Blake Lively) is kidnapped, two weed dealers (Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) go to war against a Mexican cartel run by Salma Hayek and Benicio Del Toro.

To Rome with Love - Woody Allen’s latest finds several star-crossed lovers (Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenburg) getting themselves entangled in Italy’s most famous city.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY


Cactus Cafe – Three great Austin songwriters meet for Voices in the Round: Darden Smith, Bruce Robison and Monte Warden. Starts at 8:30 PM.

Antone’s – Cotton Mather is getting ready to re-release their seminal Kontiki on Valentine’s Day, so tonight they’ll play with What Made Milwaukee Famous to play some old favorites. Doors at 9 PM.

Hole in the Wall – This band just keeps getting better. KP and the Boom Boom with Steady Legend. Starts at 10 PM.

SATURDAY

Mohawk – Folk of July Fest, with powerful acts like Slowtrain, Little Brave, Hello Wheels and more. Starts early at 5 PM.

Whitewater Amphitheater on the Horseshoe – Willie Nelson, supported by Jamey Johnson. You shouldn’t really need anymore than that, other than the show starts at 7 PM.

Stubb’s – Nationally-acclaimed Abilene rock outfit The Rocketboys from Indian Lakes, continuing the upswing of their recent “comeback,” will play with Good Field. The Rocketboys’ latest, Build Anyway, came out June 5th. Doors at 8:30 PM.

SUNDAY

Beach Front Boat Rentals – You could fill your day at the Sunday Funday Boat Party Marathon, and all-day party on the water featuring Toddy B and DJ DAN. Begins at 11 AM.

Frontier Bar – 16 teams, a chance to win a tab: Frontier Bar’s first water balloon tournament. Begins at 5 PM.

Hole in the Wall – A nighttime free show (for 21+) as Mississippi Snowstorm, Gabe Hascall (aka The Impossibles), yo yo Kokaru and Carver perform. The start is at 9 PM.

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.

 

Feb 252012
 

MOVIES

Act of Valor - An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

Gone - Amanda Seyfried has to take the law into her own hands to stop the killer who kidnapped her sister.

Rampart - Woody Harrelson stars in this harsh, unfiltered look at a corrupt, violent, self-destructive bad cop on the streets of L.A.

Wanderlust - Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston play a disaffected, big-city couple stranded at Ken Marino’s New Age hippie haven in this comedy directed by Stella’s David Wain.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Antone’s – Blues rocker Ruthie Foster just released her latest, Let It Burn, so it makes sense she’d come around to show off her scorching guitar and singing skills. Starts at 7:30 PM.

Stubb’s – As the adulation for We Are All Where We Belong grows, Quiet Company comes closer to national prominence. Doors at 9 PM.

Midnight Rodeo – Dance to some country with Jon Wolfe. Starts at 10 PM.

SATURDAY

La Zona Rosa – Lotus, Philadelphia’s electronic jam quintet, released a self-titled album last year and are still going strong off of it. Starts at 8 PM.

Copa/Deseo – Electonic heaven with Passion Pit. Andrew Parsons, Eleven:Eleven and Daelo also perform. Doors at 8 PM.

Genuine Joe – Some new Austin music with Yo Yo Kokaru and Dana Anderson. Starts at 8:30 PM.

The Parish – You can always count on those rangy rockers in The Band Of Heathens to provide a great show. A new live album, Double Down: Live in Denver, comes in March. Doors at 9 PM.

Red 7 – Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings continue to gain buzz with their second album, Attack on Memory (produced by Steve Albini). Doors at 9 PM.

SUNDAY

Alamo Drafthouse Downtown – Have some beer and food and mock a Cher-Christina Aguilera howler during Hecklevision: Burlesque. Starts at 7 PM.

Beauty Ballroom – Arizona’s veteran punk rockers Authority Zero are touring off their new album, Less Rhythm, More Booze. Doors at 7:30 PM.