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ACL LATE NIGHT SHOW 2014: CHVRCHES @ Emo’s Austin 10/10

August 29th, 2014
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CHVRCHES (pronounced as “churches”), is a Scottish electronic band that formed in 2011. The group consist of Lauren MayBerry (lead vocals) Iain Cook (guitar, bass, vocals, synthesizers), and Martin Doherty (vocals, synthesizers). The group’s debut album, The Bones of What you Believe, was released in September of 2013.

CHVRCES debut album spawned five singles including, “The Mother We Share,” “Recover,” Gun,” “Lies,” and “We Sink.” The lead single “The Mother We Share” becoming a commercial success, charting in the top ten in Belgium and Japan, as well as top Forty in the UK. It reached number 12 on the Alternative Songs chart in the U.S.

CHVRCES music style is electronic/synthpop. Neon Gold described their sound as “a godless hurricane of kinetic pop engery.” They have been influenced by the works of Prince, Depeche Mode, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Housten, Elliott Smith, and more. The band writes, records, mixes, and masters their songs in a basement studio in Glasgow.

CHVRCES at Emo’ Austin

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tickets: $29

Doors: 10 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

B.o.B. w/ Kevin Gates @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 10/24

August 28th, 2014
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Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American hip hop recording artist, singer-songwriter and record producer from Decatur, Georgia. In 2006, B.o.B was discovered. Jim Jonsin singed B.o.B to his Rebel Rock Entertainment label. A few years later, B.o.B singed a joint deal with Atlantic and rapper T.I.’s  Hustle Records.

B.o.B quickly rose to fame after the release of his debut single “Nothin’ on You.” The single reached number one in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He later released “Airplanes,” which also topped several music charts.  His single “Magic,” became his third top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. B.o.B’s debut studio album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, was released in 2012. The album reached number one on the Billboard chart, and was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. B.o.B was named the “Hottest MC in the Game of 2010″ by MTV on their annual list.

His second studio album, Strange Clouds, was released in 2012. The album spawned six singles, four of which charted well internationally. The song “Strange Clouds,” became his fourth single on the Billboard Hot 100. The album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. His most recent album is titled, Underground Luxury, which was released in 2013. The lead single “Headband” had major commercial success.

B.o.B with Kevin Gates at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tickets: $27

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , ,

Ab Soul @ Scoot Inn 11/8

August 27th, 2014
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Herbert Stevens IV, better known by his stage name Ab Soul, is an American hip hop recording artist from Carson, California. In 1007, he signed to record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). After signing, he formed the West Coast hip hop group Black Hippy with Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, and Schoolboy Q. He is best known for his introspective lyrics and his three independent albums under TDE.

In 2009, Stevens released his mixtape, Longterm. The mixtape was the beginning of Steven’s “Longterm” project.Later in 2011, he released his debut album titled, Longterm Mentality. It was released through Top Dawg Entertainment. The album peaked at number 73 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. In 2012, he released, Control System. The album sold approximately 5,300 units in a week. The album debuted at number 83 on the Billboard 200, and appeared on many other Billboard charts as well.

Stevens most recent release is, These Days…, which was released in June of this year. He released a music video for his single titled “Closure” a week before the albums release. The album reached number 11 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling nearly 22,000 copies in the US it’s first week.

Ab Soul at Scoot Inn

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tickets: $23 – $100

Doors: 6:0o PM

Show: 6:30 PM

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ACL Late Night Shows 2014: Spoon @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 10/11

August 26th, 2014
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Spoon is a American rock band that formed right here in Austin, Texas! The band is composed of Britt Daniel (vocals, guitar), Jim Eno (drums), Rob Pope (bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, backup vocals), Eric Harvey (keyboard, guitar, percussion, backup vocals), and Alex Fischel (keyboard, guitar).

Spoon’s first recording was the vinyl release of their EP Nefarious, in May of 1994. In 1995, the band signed with Matador Records. Within a year of their first release, they released their first full-length LP, Telephono, in 1996. Later in 1998, they signed to major label Elektra Records.

Spoon’s most well known works are “I Turn My Camera On” and “The Underdog.” “I Turn My Camera On” is off of their album, Gimme Fiction, which was released in 2005, and debuted at number 44 on the Billboard 200. The album sold more than 16,000 copies. The band took a break in their music career in 2010 before releasing their most recent album. Spoon released, They Want My Soul, in early August. Under the Radar commented on the release of the album, “Despite the band’s four-year vacation, They Want My Soul doesn’t tread much fresh ground. Essentially, this is Spoon as Spoon has always been. While it’s sonically nothing new, what Spoon offers is still infinitely more polished than the work of any of their contemporaries.”

Spoon at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tickets: $32

Doors: 8 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

ACL Late Night Shows: Diplo @ Emo’s Austin 10/4

August 25th, 2014
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Thomas Pentz, known by his stage name, Diplo, is an American DJ, music producer, rapper, and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. He founded and manages the record company Mad Decent. He also co-founded the non-profit organization Heaps Decent. Pentz is also the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project, Major Lazer.

In 2013, Pentz released his EP Revolution, which debuted at number 68 on the Billboard 200. During his rise to fame, Pentz worked with British musician M.I.A., who is partially credited with giving him exposure in his early days. Pentz has worked on production and mixtape projects with many notable pop artist including, Britney Spears, Beyonce, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop Lion, and G-Dragon.

Pentz most recent album release as Diplo is, Riddimentary, which was released in 2011. The album is focused around a reggae sound. PitchFork Magazine states that Riddimentary, “isn’t a defining work of genre exhumation or anything; if you love reggae, you might have a decent chunk of this mix in your iTunes…It works as a warm, sustained mood-piece and a serious demonstration that Diplo knows what he’s talking about when it comes to this reggae thing.”

Diplo at Emo’s Austin

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tickets: $30

Doors: 10 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

ACL Fest Late Night Shows: Tegan and Sara w/ Night Terrors of 1927 @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 10/4

August 23rd, 2014
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Tegan and Sara are a Canadian indie rock/indie pop duo that formed in 1995. They are originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The musical duo is composed of identical twin sisters Tegan Quin and Sara Quin. The two are both musicians and songwriters who play the guitar and keyboards.

Tegan and Sara released their debut album, Under Feet Like Ours, independently in 1997. Neil Young’s manager signed the twins to Young Vapor Records and they released, This Business of Art through Vapor in 2000. They have toured extensively since then. In 2002, the duo released their third album, If It Was You. Their fourth album, So Jealous, followed two years later and led to their wide range of success. Their track “Walking with a Ghost” was covered by the The White Stripes, who later released it on their Walking with a Ghost EP.

Their most recent album is, Heartthrob, which was released just last year. The first single “Closer,” was released in 2012 and became their first single to make the Billboards Hot 100 chart. The album debuted on the Billboard top 200 at number three, the bands highest charting album to date, selling 49,000 copies in its first week.

ACL Fest Late Night Shows: Tegan and Sara with Night Terrors of 1927 at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Friday, October 4, 2014

Tickets: $36

Doors: 8 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

ACL Fest Late Night Shows: Skrillex @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 10/10

August 23rd, 2014
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Sonny Moore, known by his stage name, Skrillex, is an electronic dance music producer, DJ, and singer-songwriter. Moore joined the American post-hardcore band From First to Last as the lead singer in 2004. He recorded two studio albums with the band, Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count and Heroine. Moore left the band to pursue his solo career in 2007. He toured as a solo artist in late 2007 before joining the Alternative Press Tour to support bands such as All Time Low and The Rocket Summer. Moore also appeared on the cover of Alternative Press‘ annual “100 Bands You Need to Know” issue.

Moore released his EP Gypsyhook in 2009, and was scheduled to record his debut studio album, Bells, with producer Noah Shain. However, the ceased production of the album and began performing under the name Skrillex. He released, My Name Is Skrillex, for free download on his official MySpace page. Later, he subsequently released, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites and More Monsters and Sprites in mid 2011. Both of the EPs gained moderate commercial success.

In November of 2011, Moore was nominated for a total of five Grammy Awards at the 54th Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, and won three: “Best Dance/Electronica Album”, “Best Dance Recording”, and “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical”. Over the years Skrillex has won a total of six Grammy Awards. His most current release is, Recess, which peaked number four on the Billboard 200.

ACL Fest Late Night Shows: Skrillex at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tickets: $30

Doors: 8 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

Kill the Noise w/ Milo & Otis and Ape Drums @ Vulcan Gas Company 10/1

August 22nd, 2014
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Jake Stanczak, better known by his stage name, Kill the Noise, is an electronic music producer from Rochester New York. He Co-Owns the label Slow Roast Records alongside DJ Craze, which is distributed by Fool’s Gold Records.

In 2006, Sxtanczak recorded a DJ mix for the Barcode Recordings LP. The mix was titled “Shades of Black,” and was featured on it’s CD release. He has also appeared on many compilation albums under the name Ewun. In 2011, Stanczak produced and featured on “Narcissistic Cannibal” and “Fuels The Comedy,” form Korn’s tenth studio album, The Path of Totality. Shortly after the single was released, Stanczak joined the stage with Korn on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Stanczak has been a part of the radio show DVDASA early this year. His recent collaboration with Skrillex, Fatman Scoop, and Michael Angelakos, “Recess,” entered the UK Singles Chart at number 57. The song is the title of Skrillex’s debut album, Recess. The song peaked at number six on Billboard’s  Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.

Kill the Noise with Milo & Otis and Ape Drums at Vulcan Gas Company

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tickets: $18

Doors: 9 PM

Show: 10 PM

Ages 18+ Only

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Of Montreal @ The Mohawk 10/23

August 21st, 2014
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Of Montreal is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. Kevin Barnes founded the group in 1996, and named the band after a failed romance with a women “of Montreal.” They are currently singed to Elephant 6 Collective. Throughout the years, Of Montreal’s musical style has evolved from the late 60’s Beatles influence, to a mixture of electronic, funk, psychedelic, and glam music influenced by artists including, Prince and David Bowie.

Of Montreal has released a total of 12 studio albums. In 2013, Of Montreal posted an announcement on their Facebook page stating that their new album, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, had been completed. Barne’s wrote the album while on a “self imposed isolation experiment in San Francisco” that he embarked on in early 2013. The album was musically inspired by groups The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Lousy with Sylvianbriar’s first single was entitled “Fugitive Air.”

Of Montreal recently released a personal film titled “The Past Is a Grotesque Animal.” The movies website introduces the film by stating, “The Past Is a Grotesque Animal” is a personal, accessible portrait of an artist – of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes – whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he struggles with all of those around him, family and bandmates alike, he’s forced to reconsider the future of the band, begging the question – is this really worth it?” The film can be streamed on the movies website. Below is a trailer for the documentary.

Of Montreal at The Mohawk

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tickets: $18

Doors: 7:30 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

Darius Rucker @ ACL Live 10/17

August 20th, 2014
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Darius Rucker is an American country musician. He first gained fame as the lead singer and rythem guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim Sonefeld and Dean Felber. The band released five studio albums, and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Rucker co-wrote the majority of the bands sons with the other three members.

Rucker released his first solo album, Back to Then, under the R&B genre in 2002 on Hidden Beach Recordings. In 2008, Rucker singed to Capitol Records in Nashville as a country music artist. He released his album, Learn to Live, that same year. The albums first single was “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” The single made him the first black man to chart a number one on the Hot Country Songs charts since Charley Pride in 1983.

Rucker later had two more number one singles “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” and “Alright.” In 2009, Rucker became the first black man to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association. In 2010, Rucker released his album, Charleston, SC 1699, which includes his number one singles “Come Back Song” and “This.” His latest album is, True Believers, which was released last year, and features his cover of the single “Wagon Wheel” originally done by Old Crow Machine. Ruckers cover maed number one on the Hot Country Songs chart.

Darius Rucker at ACL Live

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tickets: ON SALE 8/22 @ 10 AM

Doors: 9:00 PM

Show: 9:30 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,