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ACL Late Night Show: Paolo Nutini w/ Jimmy Cliff @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 10/9

September 12th, 2014
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Paolo Giovanni Nutini is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician. Nutini’s debut album, These Streets, was released in 2006, and peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. Its follow-up, Sunny Side Up, was released in 2009, and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Both albums have been certified quintuple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.

After 5 years, Nutini released his third studio album, Caustic Love, in April of this year. The album received positive reviewsfrom music critics, and some called it “the best UK R&B album since the 1970’s.”The album debuted at number one on the UK Album Charts and was certified platinum by the BPI a few months after its release.

His musical influences include David Bowe, Damian Rice, Oasis, The Beatles, U2, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac. Nutini had no formal music training, and was expecting to follow his father into the family fish and chip shop business. He was first encouraged to sing by his music-loving grandfather and a teacher at his school who recognized his talent.

Paolo Nutini with Jimmy Cliff at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tickets: $35

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , , ,

Ryan Adams @ ACL Live 10/23

September 11th, 2014
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David Ryan Adams is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer. He is best known for his prolific solo career, and as a former member of the alternative-country band Whiskeytown, with whom he was with over 10 years. Adams has also released five albums with the rock band The Cardinals.

In 2000, Adams departed from the band and released his first solo album, Heartbreaker. The album was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize. In 2001, Adams released the UK certified gold album, Gold, which included his hit single “New York, New York.” After a short break from his music career, Adams resumed in the music scene and released his studio album, Ashes & Fire, in 2011. The album peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200.

His latest album, Ryan Adams, was released last week on PAX AM. The first single off of the album was titled “Gimme Something Good.” Entertainment Weekly commented on the new single and stated “‘Gimme Something Good’ scorches with Stonesian bravado and a fist-pump-worthy chorus.”

Ryan Adams at ACL Live

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tickets: ON SALE 9/12

Doors: 6:30 PM

Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

Aaron Carter @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 12/9

September 11th, 2014
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Aaron Carter is an American singer. He became famous as a pop and hip hop artist in the 1990’s, establishing himself as a star among pre-teen and teenage audiences.

Carter began performing at the age of seven as the lead singer of a local band, Dead End. He made his first solo appearance singing a cover of “Crush on You” by The Jets when opening up for the Backstreet Boys in Berlin. The performance led to a record contract, and he recorded and released the cover as his first single. His first full length was released in 1997, and achieved gold status in Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada, and Germany.

Early this year, Carter went on an 11 city Canadian tour during which he performed brand new songs from his upcoming album for the first time. Carter announced he would be embarking on a worldwide tour titled “Wonderful World Tour.” The tour will include 50 dates and will run from September until January of 2015. On July 19, Carter starred on Good Day LA, where he performed his newest single “Ooh Wee.”

Aaron Carter at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tickets: $15

Doors: 6:30 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Circa Survive w/ Title Fight and Pianos Become The Teeth @ Emo’s Austin 12/3

September 10th, 2014
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Circa Survive is an American rock band from Philadelphia that formed in 2004. The band consists of former members from Saosin, This Day Forward, and Taken.

Circa Survive quickly made a name for themselves in the indie music scene in a little over two years. Their first album was titled, Juturna, and was released in the Spring of 2005. Their Second album, On Letting Go, was released two years later in 2007. Both of the albums were released on Equal Vision Records. Their third album, Blue Sky Noise, was released in 2010 on Atlantic Records. For the release of their fourth album, Violent Waves, Circa Survive split with Atlantic Records, and released the record independently.

This year, Pitchfork announced that Circa Survive would be releasing a 7-inch vinyl record split with the band Sunny Day Real Estate for Record Store Day 2014. The split features “Lipton Witch” by Sunny Day Real Estate, and “Bad Heart” by Circa Survive. Some of Circa Survives most well known singles are “Act Appalled,” “In Fear and Faith,” “The Difference Between Medicine and Poison is in the Dose,” ”Get Out” and “Suitcase.”

Circa Survive with Title Fight and Pianos Become The Teeth at Emo’s Austin

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tickets $20

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , , ,

ACL Late Night Show: Jenny Lewis w/ The Belle Brigade @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 10/3

September 9th, 2014
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Jenny Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress from Las Vegas, Nevada. She was the primary vocalist of the indie rock band Rilo Kiley, and has released three solo albums. She currently performs as part of the duo Jenny & Johnny with her boyfriend Johnathan Rice. She has released three solo albums, 2006’s Rabbit Fur Coat (with The Watson Twins), 2008’s Acid Tongue, and 2014’s The Voyager.

Her first album, Rabbit Fur Coat, reached number six on the Top Independent albums chart, and number 88 on the Billboard 200 in 2006. The album was promoted on her first solo tour across the nation. Lewis also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Her follow up album, Acid Tounge, reached number 24 on the Billboard 200.

Her latest album, The Voyager, is her highest charter album to date. It reached number nine on the Billboard 200, number two on the Top Alternative Albums, three on the Top Tastemaker Albums, and five on the Top Rock Albums chart. Lewis spoke to the Rolling Stone about the album and stated, “Making The Voyager got me through one of the most difficult periods of my life. After Rilo Kiley broke up and a few really intense personal things happened, I completely melted down. It nearly destroyed me. I had such severe insomnia that, at one point, I didn’t sleep for five straight nights. Many of the songs on The Voyager came out of the need to occupy my mind in the moments when I just couldn’t shut down.”

Jenny Lewis with The Belle Brigade at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Friday, October 3, 2014

Tickets: $22

Doors: 8 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Hoodie Allen w/ Chiddy Bang and Taylor Bennett @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 11/22

September 8th, 2014
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Steven Adam Markowitz, known by his stage name Hoodie Allen, is an independent American Rapper. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in marketing and finance, he worked at Google as an AdWords associate. He spent his free time after office hours writing songs, answering fan emails, and scheduling concerts. Reflecting on his busy life, Allen told mashable, ”I was moving so fast, and even while I was at Google there was so much going on that I felt like I was doing two full-time jobs.” When presented the opportunity to perform live shows, Allen left Google and pursued his musical career.

In 2012, Allen released “You Are Not a Robot,” which sampled “I Am Not a Robot” by Mariana and the Diamonds. His remix hit number one on the Hype Machine. His mixtape was titled, Pep Rally, because he said it captured the energy of the record. He self-financed a music video for the albums leading single “You Are Not a Robot,” which helped the mixtape receive over 200,000 downloads. His follow up mixtape, Leap Year, lead Allen to a 15 date headlining tour across the nation.

In 2012, Allen announced his first EP titled, All American. The leading single on the EP was titled “No Interruption,” and was followed up by his famous single “No Faith in Brooklyn.” The EP reached number one on the iTunes album chart after it’s release, and hit number ten on the Billboard 200. His follow up EP was titled, Crew Cuts, and consists the hit singles “Cake Boy” and “Fame Is For Assholes.” Allen releases all of his mixtapes on his website for free, and announced the Crew Cuts mixtape has been downloaded over 80,000 times within the first day. Allen’s latest project is his debut album titled, People Keep Talking, and is set to be released October 14.

Hoodie Allen with Chiddy Bang and Taylor Bennett at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tickets: $25

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , , ,

Joey Bada$$ @ Scott Inn 10/24

September 5th, 2014
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Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, known by his stage name Joey Badass (stylized as Joey Bada$$), is an American hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York. He is a co-founder of the hip-hop collective Pro Era, which he has released three mixtapes. His debut mixtape, 1999, was released in 2012. His two follow up mixtapes were titled, Rejex and Summer Knights, and were released the next year. He is currently working on completing his debut studio album, B4.Da.$$, which is set to be released this year. In support of his new album, Joey will be hitting the road to tour the nation. The 36-date tour run begins on September 26, and touches cities in both USA and Canada.

In 2013, Joey released his first commercial project via Cinematic Music Group, Relentless Records, and RED Distribution. The project was a seven track EP titled, Summer Knights. Upon release, the EP debuted at number 48 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

His latest work currently does not have a release date, however XXL listed the release to be one of the “25 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014.” Last month, Joey released his first single off his debut album titled “Big Dusty.” A week later the music video was released.

Joey Bada$$ at Scoot Inn

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tickets: $25 – $95

Doors: 6:00 PM

Show: 6:30 PM

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

ACL Late Night Show: Interpol @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 10/5

September 4th, 2014
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Interpol is an American rock band from New York City that formed in 1997. The band’s original line-up consisted of Paul Banks (vocals, guitar), Daniel Kessler (guitar,vocals), Carlos Dengler (bass guitar, keyboards), and Greg Drudy (drums, percussion). Drudy left the band in 200 and was later replaced by Sam Fogarino. After the group finish recording their fourth album in 2010, Dengler left to pursue personal side projects.

Interpol first started performing at the Luna Lounge, along with other bands like The Strokes, Longwave, The National, and Stellastarr. They are one of the many bands associated with the New York City indie music scene, and was one of the several groups that emerged from the post punk revival stage of the 2000s. Interpol’s sound mixes staccato bass with rhythmic, harmonized guitar, and the snare. Their lyrics are composed by all members of the band, rather than having one chief songwriter.

Interpol’s debut album, Turn on the Bright Lights, was released in 2002 and was critically acclaimed. It reached the number 10 spot on the NME’s list of top albums that year, and also peaked number one on Pitchfork Media’s Top 50 Albums of 2002. Their later albums, Antics and Our Love to Admire, are what started the bands initial success. Their fourth self-titled album was released in 2010, before the band went on a two year hiatus while they focused on other projects. Their fifth studio album, El Pintor, comes out next week on September 9.

Interpol at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tickets: $37

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , ,

Ty Dolla $ign w/ Lil Bibby @ Empire Control Room 10/2

September 3rd, 2014
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Tyrone Griffin, Jr., better known by his stage name Ty Dolla $ign, is an American singer, rapper, and producer from Los Angeles, California. He is currently signed to Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Records and Atlantic Records.

Griffin released his mixtape, Beach House, in October of 2012 on Atlantic Records. The follow up mixtape, Beach House 2, was released the following year, which featured multiple well known artist including Too $hort, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Kirko Bangz. The day after it was released Griffin signed to Taylor Gang Records. Two of the most popular singles off of the Beach House series of mixtapes were “My Cabana” and “Irie.”

The EP of, Beach House was released early this year, and featured guest appearances by Casey Veggies, Wiz Khalifa, Twista, Jay Rock, Trey Songz, French Montana, and Fredo Santana. The leading single was titled “Paranoid” which featured B.o.B.. The second single off of the EP was “Or Nah.” In May 2014, Griffin told The Fader that he would release a mixtape Sign Language sometime during the next few months, which will be followed up by his first debut studio album, Free TC.

Ty Dolla $ign with Lil Bibby at Empire Control Room

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tickets: $20

Doors: 8:00 pm

Show: 8:30 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , ,

ACL Late Night Show: tUnE-yArDs w/ MØ @ Emo’s Austin 10/5

September 2nd, 2014
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Tune-Yards (stylized as tUnE-yArDs) is the music project of Merrill Garbus. The musical group consist of Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner. When performing live, Garbus creates drum loops on the spot, and layers these with ukulele, and vocals, in addition to electric bass played by Brenner.

The first Tune-Yards album was titled, Bird-Brains. It was recorded using a handheld voice recorder. The vinyl was released in 2009, via Marriage Records. In July 2009, Tune-Yards signed to 4AD, and a limited edition version of the album was released. Their follow up album, Whokill, and two of it’s singles “Bizness” and “Gangsta” received mentions on many top 2011 album charts and song list including, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, and the New York Times.

Tune-Yards most recent album is titled, Nikki Nack, and was released via 4AD in May of this year. The first single was titled “Water Fountain.”

tUnE-yArDs with MØ at Emo’s Austin

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tickets: $20

Doors: 9 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,