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Reckless Kelly w/ Muzzie Braun and Micky and The Motorcars @ ACL Live 11/29

October 24th, 2014
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Reckless Kelly is a local American country band. They originally formed in Bend, Oregon, but moved to Austin in 1997. The band’s name was inspired by an Australian Bank Robber Ned Kelly. The band consists of brothers Willy and Cody Braun, as well as David Abeyta, Jay Nazz, and Joe Miller. They have toured with their fathers band, Muzzie Bruan & the Boys, a western swing band that will be the supporting act for the Austin show.

Reckless Kelly’s debut album, Millican, was released in 1998. In the early 2000s, Reckless Kelly released their Acoustic: Live at Stubb’s and The Day. Their third album, Under the Table and Above the Sun (2003), sparked the bands recognition and drew in attention from music press. After Reckless Kelly’s initial rise to fame, they released Wicked Twisted Road and another live album, Reckless Kelly Was Here.

In 2008, Reckless Kelly released Bulletproof on Yep Roc Records. The album includes tracks on sociopolitical history such as the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina. Their latest album is titled, Long Night Moon, which was released last summer. Long Night Moon is the follow up to their 2011 Grammy Nominated Good Luck & True Love, which took home four Lone Star Music Awards, and had three singles reach number one on Texas radio.

Reckless Kelly w/ Muzzie Braun and Micky and The Motorcars @ ACL Live 11/29

Friday, November 29, 2014

Tickets: $28 – $38

Doors: 6:30 PM

Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin

MSTRKRFT w/ Bird Peterson, Bob Moses and Jacuzzi @ Vulcan Gas Compnay 11/7

October 23rd, 2014
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MSTRKRFT, pronounced Master-Craft, is a Canadian electronic music duo from Toronto. They formed in 2005 by Jesse F. Keeler and Alex Puodziukas. The duo has been commissioned to remix songs by artist including Death From Above 1979, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Justice, Bloc Party, Ayumi Hamasaki, Matric, Wolfmother, Annie, and The Kills.

The first single they released together was titled “Easy Love,” and was released in 2006 on Last Gang Records. Their first LP, The Looks, was released shortly after in the United States and Britain. Puodziukas stated in an interview with Eye Weekly that the album would have sounds of ”darker, underground disco and house with elements of American rock music.”

MSTRKRFT’s second and latest release, Fist of God, was released in 2009. All the songs were written by Keller and Puodziukas themselves. The album features guest appearances by John Legend, E-40, N.O.R.E., and Lil’ Mo, among others. They received positive reviews by publications including Spin, Rolling Stone, and Blender.

MSTRKRFT with Bird Peterson, Bob Moses and Jacuzzi at Vulcan Gas Company

Friday, November 7, 2014

Entry: FFF Nites are FREE with a valid FFF9 wristband ONLY!

9 PM

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Yung Lean & The Sad Boys @ Empire Control Room 12/10

October 22nd, 2014
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Jonatan Hastad, known by his stage name Yung Lean, is a Swedish rapper and record producer. Yung Lean has released two mixtapes, Sadboys2001 and Unknown Death 2002, which were both released in 2013 under his label Sad Boys Entertainment. Yung Lean’s most popular singles include “Ginseng Strip 2002,” “Kyoto,” and “Yoshi City.”

Yung Lean began to attract public attention in 2013 when the music video for his single “Ginseng Strip 2002” went viral gaining over 2 million views on YouTube. XXL Magazine included Yung Lean in their 2014 list of 15 European Rappers You Should Know. Vibe included Unknown Death 2002 in their 10 Most Overlooked Debut Rap Mixtapes of 2013. Vibe described it as “a natural progression from the freely associative, often nonsensical rhymes of Lil’ B with a keener sense of melody.”

Yung Lena released his debut full-length album Unknown Memory late this summer. The release of the album was followed by the White Marble Tour: North America, that consisted of 24 cities in Europe. Shortly after, the Black Marble Tour: North America tour was announced which included cities in North America and Canada.

Yung Lean & The Sad Boys at Empire Control Room

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tickets: RSVP/$3

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

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FFF Nites: Foxygen w/ The Sour Notes and Ex Cops @ Red 7 – 11/9

October 21st, 2014
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Foxygen is an American indie rock duo from Westlake Village, California. Johnothan Rado and Sam France formed the band in 2005 while they were still in High School. They played experimental music that was influenced from 60s psychedelia and avant-grade. The two self-released multiple EPs before they were discovered by producer Richard Swift. In 2012, the two signed to Jagjaguwar Records and released their first studio album, Take the Kids Off Broadway.

Foxygen released their second album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, in 2013. The album was preceded by the single “Shuggie.” In Spring of 2013, Foxygen was named on of Fuse TV’s 30 must-see artists at the one and only SXSW.

Earlier this year, Foxygen announced their third studio record, …And Star Power, which was released earlier this month on October 14. The first single off their work is titled “How Can You Really.” Foxygen  has a reputation for their eccentric live shows and behavior of lead singer France, who hits himself in the face with the microphone and climbs stage equipment recklessly.

Foxygen with The Sour Notes and Ex Cops at Red 7

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Entry: FFF Nites are FREE with a valid FFF9 wristband ONLY!

10:00 PM

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FFF Nites: Dinosaur Jr. w/ Meat Puppets and Cass McMombs @ ACL Live 11/7

October 20th, 2014
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Dinosaur Jr. is an American rock band that formed in Amherst Massachusetts in 1984. The band was founded by J Mascis (guitar, vocals, songwriter), Lou Barlow (bass,vocals), and Murph (drums). After three albums on independent labels, the band earned a reputation as one of the biggest influences on alternative rock. Due to creative tension, Masics fired Barlow and replaces him with Mike Johnson who recorded three albums with Dinosaur Jr.. The group later disbanded in 1997. The original lineup reformed in 2005, and released three albums together.

Dinosaur Jr. is considered an alternative rock band; however, the bands musical style was heavily influenced by classic rock. Gerald Cosloy, head of Homestead Records, summarized the band’s music as “its own bizarre hybrid…It wasn’t exactly pop, it wasn’t exactly punk rock — it was completely its own thing.”

The bands latest release, I Bet on Sky, is their tenth studio album. Their leading single off the album was “Watch the Corners” which was released alongside it’s music video and a free mp3 for promotional purposes. According to Metacritic, a group which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 reviews from mainstream critics gave, I Bet on Sky, an average of 75 based off of “favorable reviews.”

Dinosaur Jr. with Meat Puppets and Cass McMombs at ACL Live

Friday, November 7, 2014

Entry: FFF Nites are FREE with a valid FFF9 wristband ONLY!

Doors: 8 PM

Show: 9:45 PM

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Lucinda Williams w/ Kenneth Brian Band @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 11/4

October 17th, 2014
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Lucinda Williams is an American rock, folk, blues, and country music singer and songwriter.She started recording her first albums in 1978 in a traditional country/blues style and didn’t gain much attention from radio, media, or the public. In 1988 she released her self-titled album. The album contained her single “Passionate Kisses,” which later got Williams her first Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1994.

Williams recorded and released only one other album in the next several years titled, Sweet Old World (1992), before her greatest success came in 1998 with Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. Williams 1998 release was an album presenting a broader scope of songs that fused rock, blues, country, and Americana. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road went gold and earned Williams another Grammy. She was named Americas Best Songwriter by TIME Magazine in 2002.

Williams latest work is her eleventh album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone. The album was released early this year on Highway 20 Records. The songs “Compassion” and “It’s Gonna Rain” are the most popular releases off of the album.

Lucinda Williams with Kenneth Brian Band at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tickets: $28

Doors: 7PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Railroad Earth w/ SHOOK TWINS @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 1/31

October 16th, 2014
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Railroad Earth is an Americana/newgrass band from Stillwater, New Jersey. Their name was brought to them by their longtime manager, Brian Ross, and borrowed from the Jack Kerouac short story October in the Railroad Earth. Railroad Earth’s music combines elements of bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz, Celtic and more. The group is known for its extensive live improvisation and lyrical songwriting within an acoustic base.

Overall, Railroad Earth has released 7 studio albums. The groups self-titled fifth album was released in 2010. It included their hits “Jupiter and the 119” and “Too Much Information” along with an 11 minute instrumental titled “Spring-Heeled Jack.” It is the bands longest studio track to date.

Early this year, Railroad Earth released their seventh album, Last of the Outlaws. In the midst of their success of their new albums, Railroad Earth headlined Red Rocks for the second time, selling out the venue. The show was recorded live and is set to be released via DVD.

Saturday, January 31, 2014

Tickets: $20

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Heart @ ACL Live 11/16

October 15th, 2014
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Heart is an American rock band that has been around for nearly four decades. The band rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock, heavy metal, and folk. Their popularity declined in the early 1980s, but bounced back in early 1985. Recently, with the release of Jupiter’s Darling (2004), Red Velvet Car (2010), and Fanatic (2012), Heart made a return to their hard rock and acoustic folk roots.

Heart has sold more than 35 million albums, sold out arenas worldwide, and found their way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures, television, and associations. Today, songs made famous by Heart are heard in every aspect of contemporary culture.

Heart was ranked number 57 on VH1s 100 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock, and Ann an Nancy Wilson ranked number 40 on VH1s 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll chart. In 2009, the Wilson sister were awarded ASCAP’s Founders Award in recognition of their songwriting career. In 2013, Heart was announced as inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame referred to the sisters as ”pioneers … that inspired women to pick up an electric guitar or start a band”.

Heart at ACL Live

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tickets: $50 – $80

Doors: 6:30 PM

Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

Ben Howard @ Austin Music Hall 1/16

October 14th, 2014
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Ben Howard is an English singer-songwriter. His second studio album, I Forget Where We Were, is set to be released later this month on October, 21. In celebration of the album, Howard is embarking on a national tour. Austin’s date will be the second night of the tour.

He self-released his debut EP, Games in the Dark (2008), followed by, These Waters (2009) and Old Pine (2010). He is currently signed to Island and Communication Records. His major debut studio album came out in 2011 entitled, Every Kingdom. He then released two more EPs, Ben Howard Live (2011) and The Burgh Island E.P. (2012). His 2014 release will be his second studio album.

In Summer of 2014, Howard released his first single off of his upcoming album. The title of the single is “End of the Affair,” and was played on the Zane Lowe Radio 1 and Denielle Perry’s XFM show. With the success of his music, Howard has won two BRIT Awards including British Breakthrough Act and British Solo Male Act.

Ben Howard at Austin Music Hall

Friday, January 16, 2015

Tickets On Sale 10/24 @ 12PM

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

Watsky w/ KYLE and Anderson Paak

October 13th, 2014
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George Watsky is an American rapper and poet from San Francisco, California. Watsky performs slam poetry, and has been featured on Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO. Watsky’s talents began to receive national and international acclaim in 2006 when he was the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Poetry Champion. He was also named Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Champion.

After the release of two studio albums and multiple EPs, Watsky released Cardboard Castles in 2013. The first single off of the album was “Strong As An Oak,” which was followed by “Moral of the Story” and “Hey, Asshole.” He toured extensively after the albums released in major cities in the United States and Canada including, Austin, New Orleans, Gainesville, Orlando, D.C., Philadelphia, Northampton, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver and New York City.

In early 2014, Watsky announced the album title, All You Can Do. Watsky explained in a vlog that he wanted to keep his family in ties with the album and stated that his father would be on the cover and that he would like his mother to be on an alternate cover. The first single from the album is “Whoa Whoa Whoa.”

Watsky with KYLE and Anderson Paak at Emo’s

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tickets: $15

Doors: 8 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,