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FFF Nites: Mineral w/ Into It. Over It., The Jazz June and Knapsack @ The Mohawk 11/6

October 30th, 2014
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Mineral is an emo band from Houston, Texas. After the bands formation, they moved to Austin where all four members were signed to Interscope Records on individual contracts. In 1997 the group disbanded while the members explored other musical projects including The Gloria Record, Pop Unknown, and Zookeeper. Mineral announced their reunion tour on April 24th, 2014, which included their Fun Fun Fun Fest set.

Mineral’s music is characterized by it’s soft structure and melodic vocals with ethereal guitar based bridges. Mineral’s music is well balanced  between angst and heavy emotion within their lyrics. In 2010 they released a compilation CD of all the bands songs and was titled The Complete Collection.

All Music Guide stated, “When Mineral broke up in 1998, they had been together for only four years and released only two full-lengths, yet their shaping of the indie rock landscape cannot be overstated.”

Mineral with Into It. Over It., The Jazz June and Knapsack at The Mohawk

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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

7 PM

All Ages

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Jeezy @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 11/20

October 29th, 2014
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Jay Wayne Jenkins, known by his stage name Jeezy or Young Jeezy, is an American hip hop artists from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the de facto leader of the Southern hip hop group, United Street Dopeboyz of America. Jeezy has also been a member of Boyz n da Hood and Black Mafia Family. His career started in 2001 when he singed to an independent label. He later released his solo major-label debut, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, in 2005. The albums lead single was “Soul Survivor which featured R&B singer Akon, and became a top-ten hit in the US.

Jeezy’s second album, The Inspiration, was released in 2006, and was followed by his album The Recession in 2008. Both albums consisted of number one singles. Jeezy has featured on many hip hop and R&B artist number one singles aswell, including “Say I” by Christina Millian, “I’m So Paid” by Akon, “Hard” by Rihanna, and “Love in This Club” by Usher. Jeezy’s success throughout his career has gotten him over four Grammy nominations.

Jeezy recently released his seventh studio album, Seen It All: The Autobiography, in September of this year. The album was his fifth studio album released on Def Jam records. It was supported by two singles “Me Ok” and “Seen It All.” The album features guest appearances from Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Akon, Lil Boosie, Game, Future, and August Alsina. On Jeezy’s page on the Def Jam website, he states,”Basically, I’m a real nigga so I can relate more to a lot of cats…I don’t just do music for the clubs, I do music for the struggle. I do music for everyday niggas, the kids who ain’t got no sense of direction. I’m trying to restore some of the morals back into the game, as far as the street.”

Jeezy at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tickets: $32

Doors: 7 PM

Outside Stage

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Cold War Kids w/ Elliot Moss @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 3/7

October 28th, 2014
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Cold War Kids is an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California. The group is made up of Nathan Willett, Dann Gallucci, Matt Maust, Joe Plummer, and Matthew Schwartz. They formed in 2004 and released music on the independent label Monarchy Music.

In 2006, Cold War Kids signed to Downtown/V2 records and released their debut studio album, Robbers & Cowards. They later released, Loyalty (2008) and Mine is Yours (2011), which displayed the bands diverse musical sounds and lyrical content. Billboard stated, “the band has emerged with a set that’s more inviting than its first but just as catchy.”

Their latest album, Hold My Home, was released last month on October 21, 2014. The first single off the album was “All This Could Be Yours.” Paste Magazine stated the songs on the album are, “the strongest run the band has put together in its career, allowing frontman Nathan Willett to bend his all-risk, all-reward voice as far as it will stretch. With two Modest Mouse vets now in the band, the songs have a certain muscularity to them, and, if anything, guitarist Dann Gallucci and drummer Joe Plummer have raised the taste level over the last two records.”

Cold War Kids with Elliot Moss at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Tickets: $25

Doors: 7 PM

Outside Stage

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Il Songono Del Marinaio (Mike Watt) + Secret Chiefs 3 w/ Atomic Ape @ Red 7 10/28

October 27th, 2014
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Secret Chiefs 3 is an instrumental rock group led by guitarist/composer Trey Spruance. Their studio recording and tours have featured different line-ups as the group performs a wide range of musical styles including surf rock, Persian, Arab, Indian, death metal, and electronic.

Spruance formed the band in the mid 90’s with Trevor Dunn and Danny Heifetz. Some of the many musicians who have recorded or toured with Secret Chiefs 3 include volinist Eyvind Kang, percussionist William Winant, drummer Ches Smith, and bassist Shazad Ismaily. Musicians tend to float in and out of Secret Chiefs 3, so the concept of current/former members isn’t entirely applicable.

Their latest album, Secret Chiefs 3 / Ishraqiyun, is set to be released November 11. The groups website states, “in many ways this Traditionalists record is the highest peak Secret Chiefs has gone to in terms of orchestral writing and production, and some of the music has become a staple of the live concerts.

Il Songono Del Marinaio (Mike Watt) + Secret Chiefs 3 with Atomic Ape at Red 7

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tickets: $13 – $15

Doors: 8:30 PM

Outside Stage

All Ages

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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

All Ages

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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

All Ages

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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

All Ages

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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 , ,