Archive for December, 2010

The Walkmen – Lisbon

December 31st, 2010


Take Us to Portugal and Tell Us Your Woes

It’s taken some time, but The Walkmen seem to have hit their stride. On their sixth album Lisbon, they’ve continued to hone a sound they’ve been working towards for the past couple of records. The result is an impressive set of new songs. Read more…

By Bill Chenevert Posted in High Fidelity, Reviews

The Electric Co Presents: N.A.S.A and Rueben Wu of Ladytron NYE DJ sets

December 31st, 2010

Friday, December 31st

Seaholm Power Plant

Ticket info (can be purchased only at the box office)

This is hands down the most awesome NYE celebration going down ATX wide tonight!

They’ve turned the Seaholm power plant into a virtual space station, and it’s the very last NYE bash at the old girl, so send her out right.

NASA is  DJSqueak E. Clean and DJ Zegon, who met in Sao Paulo and bonded over a mutual love and appreciation of rare brazilian soul and funk. They create crazy unique musical landscapes that mesh unlikely genres and artists together into a beautiful flow. Their debut album The Spirit of Apollo has a very impressive who’s who list of collaborations ranging from Nick of The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s to M.I.A to Ghostface Killah.

Rueben Wu is the original founding member of the amazingness that is electro-new wave group Ladytron. Infectious pop beats married faithfully to vintage sweat dripping analogue. I’m sure he’ll rep their sound well tonight. It says on the official flyer, ‘Rueben Wue & more TBA’ , so expect some pleasing surprises.

By Sania Parekh Posted in Austin ,

The Adolescents W/Lower Class Brats, Ghost Knife & The Altercation Comedy Group

December 31st, 2010

Friday, December 31st

Red 7

Ticket info (box office only)

The Adolescents have been hardcore punk-rocking it since the ’80’s, and they definitely know how to do it well. Made up of members of Agent Orange and Social Distortion, they’ve been a ’supergroup’ from the beginning. Like most bands who grab that title, there have been a million break ups, makeups, and shakeups in the bands history, but they’ve been doing it steady since ‘01 and will soon have a new album for listener consumption in the new year. This is sure to be a good time! For those old enough to hit the bar and you young ones too since it’s listed as an all ages show. A loud, sweaty, moshin’, rockin’ way to tell ‘10 to suck it and give a big fuck ya to ‘11. (Did I make that punk rock enough for this post?)

By Sania Parekh Posted in Austin , ,

Belle and Sebastian – Write About Love

December 30th, 2010


Wistfully Sweet

The latest release from Scottish indie balladeers Belle and Sebastian offers nothing shockingly new, but it avoids the abundant clichés surrounding its subject matter. Write About Love is a mellow, likable album about “love in any form, any tense, as long as it makes sense,” as the band announces in the album’s title track. Read more…

By Charlee Redman Posted in High Fidelity, Reviews

Dr. Murray’s Lawyers Suspect MJ Killed Himself

December 30th, 2010

The case still isn’t close.  It’s recently been heard that lawyers representing Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s doctor at the time of his death are claiming that it may have been suicide that caused his demise.
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By Emily Damon Posted in News , ,

The Flaming Lips Streams Live For New Years

December 30th, 2010

This weekend, in celebration of the incoming new year, The Flaming Lips will be performing live for a special NYE streaming, followed by a performance from Gorgol Bordello on January 1st for a holiday special brought to you by Rolling Stone.
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By Emily Damon Posted in News , , , ,

Official Music Video Premiere: “Monster”

December 30th, 2010

As of today, the debut music video was leaked for the song “Monster”, featuring Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Rick Ross.  Peep the video after the jump.
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He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister at Bedrock, Echo Park, 12.17.10

December 29th, 2010

The LA Record Holiday Party on December 17 was a yuletide feast of various bands hiding in every corner of the Bedrock Studios in Echo Park. Upstairs, holiday party-goers crammed into a small room to catch He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister, self-described as a “toe tappin’, tap dancing, hip shaking, hand clappin’, tambourine jangling, foot stompin’, cello bowin’, guitar strummin’, sing along family band.” Read more…

By Brett Padelford Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews

Bloc Party Reunite For Christmas Picture

December 29th, 2010

Bloc Party, who have been on hiatus since mid-2009 have gotten together for a Christmas picture that can be found on their Twitter.  The picture is captioned “Merry Christmas from the Bloc.” Read more…

By Bill Ferrell Posted in News ,

Finch Call It Quits… Again

December 29th, 2010

After a 2007 comeback, Finch have decided to call it quits yet again.  This time, they will be releasing a two song farewell EP. Read more…

By Bill Ferrell Posted in News