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Boris w/ Ceremony and Nothing @ The Mohawk 7/29

July 27th, 2014
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Boris is a Japanese experimental metal band that combines different music genres including drone metal,  noise rock, psychedelic rock, and pop. The band’s current lineup consist of Atsuo (drummer/vocalist), Takeshi (bassist/guitarist/vocalist), and Wata (guitarist/vocalist).

The name of the band originates from the song “Bullhead”  by the Melvins’. Their first album, Absolutego, was released on the group’s own label Fangs Anal Satan, in 1996. Since then, they have released 19 studio albums, including their most popular ones, Pink, Heavy Rocks, and Akuma No Uta. They also have a number of EPs, 7″ singles, and full-length collaborative recordings, on various record labels around the world.

Boris focuses a lot of their time touring. In an interview, Atsuo stated,

“That we tour so much and release so many albums, I think it is representative of what we’re about. Direct communication is something we’ve lost in this day and age. It’s a shame – [even] interviews are over [the] phone. I think it’s important to see people face to face – that’s why it’s so important to go on tour. It’s something very basic to humans that we’ve lost lately.”

Boris with Ceremony and Nothing at The Mohawk

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tickets: $15

Doors: 6:30 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , ,

Brantley Gilbert w/ Aaron Lewis, Chase Bryant, and Brian Davis @ Cedar Park Center 9/19

July 25th, 2014
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Brantley Gilbert is an AMerican country rock singer-songwriter from Georgia. He is currently signed to Big Machine Records, for which he has released three studio albums. The three albums together have produced six chart entries on the Hot Country Songs charts, of which three have gone number one. Gilbert co-wrote Jason Aldean’s hit singles “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem.”

Gilbert moved to Nashville as a songwriter, and signed to Warner Chappell Publishing. He continued performing at local venues on the side, and in 2009 released his debut album, Modern Day Prodigal Son, under the label Average Joes Entertainment. His follow up album, Halfway to Heaven, was released in 201o.

In 2011, Gilbert signed with Valory Music CO. He then re-released Halfway to Heaven with new recordings and bonus tracks. The album consisted of the singles “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” which both hit number one on the Hot COuntry Songs chart. His single “Kick It in the Sticks” peaked at number 34, and “More Than Miles” at number 7 on Country Airplay. He won the ACM for New Male Artist in 2013. His album, Just as I Am, was released this May. It’s leading single “Bottoms Up,” also reached number one on the charts.

Brantley Gilbert with Aaron Lewis, Chase Bryant, and Brian Davis at Cedar Park Center

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tickets: $24 – $37

7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , , ,

King Buzzo w/ Emma Ruth Rundle and Jeff Pinkus @ Red 7 – 7/27

July 25th, 2014
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Roger Osborne, known as King Buzzo, is the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter and founding member of the Melvins. Buzzo Osborne has collaborated with multiple musicians in the industry including artist such as Cows, and Tool. Osborne was also the founding member and guitarist for the groups Fantomas, and Venomous Concept. He was a high school friend of Kurt Cobain, and was the bassist for Cobain’s first band, Fecal Matter, in 1986.

Buzzo has joined Tool onstage during their tour for AEnema. The Melvins also opened for Tool on the tour. In 1998, Osborne created the band Fantomas with Faith No More vocalist, Mike Patton. He remains involved in the band while also pursuing his solo career. Fantomas’ latest studio album, Suspended Animation, was released in 2005. The album hit the number seven spot on Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and number 12 on Billboards Top Independent Albums chart.

Earlier this year, King Buzzo announced his first solo acoustic tour along with a his album, This Machine Kills Artist, which was released June 3 on Ipecac Records.

King Buzzo with Emma Ruth Rundle and Jeff Pinkus at Red 7

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tickets: $12

Doors: 9 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , ,

Ziggy Marley @ The Belmont 10/26

July 24th, 2014
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David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley, is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He also writes and plays as a solo artist. Ziggy Marley is the oldest son of Rita Marley and reggae legend Bob Marley. Aside from making a name for himself in the music industry, Marley has made a name for himself as a philanthropist.

Marley founded Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment (URGE), which works to support education, health, and the environment, in efforts to improve the communities where children live and grow as they are our future’s unlimited resource. In 2007, Marley signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and free lessons to children in public schools throughout the United States. He has visited with children in the program and sits on the organization’s board of directors as an honorary member.

As a performer, Mary has won four Grammy Awards including Best Musical Album for Children, Best Reggae Album, and more. Some of his most popular singles include “True To Myself“, “Drive“, “People Get Ready“, and his hit single “Tomorrow People” from his album, Conscious Party, which reached number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ziggy Marley at The Belmont

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tickets: $39 - $1 per ticket to benefit U.R.G.E. Foundation

Doors: 6:30 PM

Show: 7:00 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

Vance Joy w/ Jaymes Young @ Emo’s 10/18

July 23rd, 2014
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James Keogh, known by his stage name, Vance Joy, is an Australian singer/songwriter. Vance Joy signed a five album deal with Atlantic Records. His debut studio album will be released in September of this year. Joy has hisa arts/law degree from Monash University, and released his debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing, in March of 2013.

The announcement of his latest album was on July 15. The US release date is September 9, and is embarking on a major US tour starting in October. The tour is titled “Dream Your Life Away Tour” after the album, and will kick off in Dallas, Texas. Vance Joy will appear in Austin the day after.

Vance Joy’s single “Riptide” was voted number one on the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100.His single “Mess Is Mine” from his studio debut peaked at number 37 in Australia. “First Time” will be the fourth album off of his single. Dream Your Life Away was recorded in the US with producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Foo Fighters, Gossip), and will feature 13 tracks, including singles “Riptide” and “From Afar.”

Vance Joy with Jaymes Young at Emo’s

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tickets: $18

Doors: 8 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , ,

Shwayze @ Empire Control Room 8/1

July 22nd, 2014
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Aaron Smith, better known by his stage name Shwayze, is an American rapper.  His first single “Buzzin’” peaked at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and his second single “Corona and Lime,” reached number 23. Corona and Lime also peaked at number three in the US iTunes Store.

Shwayze’s self-titled debut album was released in 2008. With the help of his two hit singles, the album debuted at number 10 on Billboard, and sold over 47,000 copies in its first week of sales. “Buzzin’” was the inspiration for MTV’s hit show Buzzin’, named after the song. The song featured in Pontiac commercials, and was a huge hit in the hip hop community.

Shwayze has become known as a basic Southern Californian musician. His lyrics include drugs, women, and constant partying, which contrast uniquely with the mellow beats and simple instrumental work. Shwayze’s work has been influenced by Crazy Town, Pharcyde, and Atmosphere.

Shwayze at Empire Control Room

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tickets: $5 – $12

8 PM

Ages 18+

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

Panda Bear w/ Blues Control at the Mohawk 9/14

July 21st, 2014
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Noah Lennox, known by his stage name Panda Bear, is an experimental musician and founding member of the band Animal Collective. Panda Bears third album, Person Pitch, won best album of 2007 on multiple publications, including Pitchfork media.

Lennox’s debut solo album, Panda Bear, was released in 1999 on Soccer Star Records. He switched focus from touring and recording with Animal Collective, and released his follow up solo album, Young Prayer, in 2004. His highly acclaimed third solo album, Person Pitch, was released in 2007. In an Interview with Má Fama radio, Lennox commented about his lyrical writing style, ”I get impatient writing songs, I can’t spend more than a couple of hours before I get frustrated. So I got to kind of spit it out real fast. My favorite songs are the ones where I worked really really fast on, when it comes all out in like two hours or something.”

Panda Bear is set to release the follow up to his 2011 album, Tomboy. The album is titled Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. It is being produced by Sonic Boom,  and will be out later this year via Domino Records.

Panda Bear with Blues Control at the Mohawk

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tickets: $25

Doors: 6:30

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Old 97’s @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 10/17

July 18th, 2014
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The Old 97’s are an alternative country band from Dallas, Texas that formed in 1993. They have released ten studio albums, two EPs, and one live album. Their most recent release is, Most Messed Up. Old 97’s are recognized as pioneers of the alternative country genres along with bands including Uncle Tupelo, Drive-By Truckers, Whiskeytown, The Jayhawks, and The Bottle Rockets.

The Old 97’s started playing in local bands in the Dallas area, and eventually toured the country after releasing their first album, Hitchhike to Rhome (1994). While in Chicago, the band caught the attention of Bloodshot Records. Their album, Wreck Your Life (1995), caught the attention of Elektra Records, who hoped their unique mix of genres would lead to a new fad. Their latest album, Most Messed Up, was released this year on ATO Records, and hit spot number 30 on the Billboard 200.

Most Messed Up, has been explained as “a rock opera, a way-off Broadway musical about a musician’s life, loves and lubrication,” by music critic Bill Flanagan. The album was recorded in Austin, Texas, and features appearances by Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses) and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case) on lap-steel.

Old 97’s at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tickets: $23

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Joyce Manor @ Red 7 9/27

July 17th, 2014
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Joyce Manor is an American Punk Rock band from Torrance, California, that forming in 2008. The band consist of Barry Johnson (lead vocals/guitar), Chase Knobbe (guitar), Kurt Walcher (drums), and Matt Ebert (bass and backup vocals).

The group joined 6131 Records in 2010 where they released their debut self titled album just a year later. The album received positive fan praise, which landed the band on many end of the year “best-of” list. Joyce Manor switched labels and moved to Asian Man Records for their next release, Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired, which was released in 2012.

Their latest album, Never Hungover Again, is going to be released under Epitaph Records. The album is set to be released this upcoming week on July 22, 2014. The album is currently being streamed on NPR’s First Listen page. The page quotes,

Never Hungover Again begins with a cold open — just a one-second chord and vocalist/guitarist Barry Johnson “looking at your face in the dark” — of a lanky pop song that already seems to be in progress. Joyce Manor has never been one to extend the drama, with albums shorter than it takes to watch an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast; the punk band can pack an emotional wallop with as much as a yelp.”

Joyce Manor at Red 7

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tickets: $13

Doors: 9 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

Parachute w/ Matt Wertz @ The Parish 9/24

July 15th, 2014
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Parachute is an American pop rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia that formed in 2006. They have toured and promoted their music over the years and released their major label debut album, Losing Sleep, in 2009. Their second album, The Way It Was, was released a few years after in 2011. Their latest album, Overnight, was released just last August.

Parachute released “Hearts Go Crazy,” their intended lead single off of Overnight. Their second single “Can’t Help,” was performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and later became the albums leading single off of the album. “Hearts Go Crazy” was not included on the album and the band instead promoted “Can’t Help.” The album, Overnight, topped the iTunes album charts in the top ten during its first week of sales. It peaked at number three. “Overnight” also marked the band’s highest chart position, reaching as high as fifteen on the US Billboard 200.

Last summer, the band embarked on a nationwide headlining tour which including 32 dates, in support of their new album Overnight, the majority of which were sell-out shows. Parachute also toured nationally on the Plain White T’s headlining tour in November 2013. Since touring with The Plain White T’s, Parachute continued their Overnight tour by opening shows for Gavin DeGraw and Walk Off the Earth in 2014.

Parachute with Matt Wertz at The Parish

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tickets: $18

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,