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Passenger @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 8/30

April 18th, 2014
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On April 15, Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, announced a world tour in support of his fifth studio album, Whispers. So far, the North America, Europe, UK and Ireland tour dates have been announced. Passenger is working on releasing additional dates in New Zealand, Australia and Asia. Passenger is stopping in Austin on August 30, and will be playing at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, April 25, at 9 am. In Passenger’s announcement, he stated, “Can’t wait to take this new album out on the road and see all of your lovely faces again.”

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Image Credit: passengermusic.com

Passenger is an English folk-rock singer-songwriter. His new album, Whispers, is expected to be released in June of this year. The album will be the follow up to All The Little Lights (2012), which featured the international hit single and 3x Platinum “Let Her Go.” The video has over 258 million views on YouTube. All The Little Lights debuted on Billboard Heatseekers’ chart upon its release. It remained there for 45 weeks, taking the No. 1 spot multiple times. It then hit top 100 on Billboard 200, peaking at No. 26. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Let Her Go” peaked at No. 5. Passenger has been on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Live! With Kelly and Michael, and the Today Show.

Commenting on his new album, Passenger states, ”This is easily the most ‘up’ album I’ve ever made, it’s quite cinematic. There are lots of big stories and big ideas. There are also some sombre moments about loneliness and death but hey, it wouldn’t be a Passenger album without those.” The first single off of the album, “Hearts on Fire,” debuted on April 14.

Passenger at Stubb’s

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Public Onsale: April 25 @ 9AM

Doors: 7PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Andy Grammer @ The Parish 6/13

April 17th, 2014
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Andy Grammer is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. He is currently signed to Steve Greenberg’s S-Curve Records. His debut self-titled album was released in 2011. His breakthrough as an artist occurred in 2012, and he is now one of the biggest success stories in the music business.

In 2012, Grammer performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (three times). He shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Train, Colbie Caillat and more. He is the first male superstar since John Mayer had his breakthrough in 2002. Two of Grammer’s singles reached the Top 10 Adult Pop Radio. His big hits were the singles “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me.” The two singles have over 10 million YouTube views combined. “Keep Your Head Up” is certified platinum and received the BMI award as one of 2012’s Top 50 most performed songs across all formats, while “Fine By Me” is certified gold.

Grammer is releasing his next album this summer. The first hit off of the album “Back Home” was released on iTunes April 8, 2014. An article on POPDUST states, ”The track sweeps from the subtle, nuanced first verse to the mountainous fist-pumping chorus…and then back again. It’s charming and has the potential to become a huge Hot 100 smash.”

Andy Grammer’s Back Home Summer Tour at The Parish

Friday, June 13, 2014

Public Onsale: April 19

Doors: 7:30 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Cut Copy w/ CLASSIX @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 6/21

April 16th, 2014
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Cut Copy is hitting the road to go on a world tour. They will be bouncing around in the UK, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, China, Australia, Canada, Spain and the U.S. They will be touring all summer with support acts Rufus, Classix, Nile Delta and Touch Sensitive. They also have a special date at Red Rocks with Chromeo, Duke Dumont and Flume! The Austin date will be supported by Classix. To announce the world tour, Cut Copy released a video on YouTube that can be seen here.

Cut Copy is an Australian electronic band that formed in 2001 by DJ Dan Whitford who is now on vocals, keyboard and guitar for the group. The band started out as a home-recording project with other members Tim Hoey, Ben Browning and Mitchell Scott. Cut Copy has released four studio albums, an EP, and multiple singles and remixes on Modular Recordings. Their breakthrough success was with their second album, In Ghost Colours (2008), which reached No. 1 on ARIA Albums Chart.

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Image Credit: undertheradarmag.com

Cut Copy released their most recent album, Free Your Mind, in 2013. The album was promoted only by debuting their first single “Free Your Mind” in six specific locations around the world. Fans were informed that they could visit selected billboards in Mexico, Chile, Australia, two locations in the U.S. (Detroit, and California) and one in the UK. When fans were standing near the billboard, they could open an app which would allow them to stream the track through their smartphones. The single rapidly gained recognition and started getting regular airplay in surrounding areas.

Cut Copy with CLASSIX at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Tickets GA & VIP: $35 – $135

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , ,

KUTX Presents: Wye Oak with Pattern is Movement 7/6 @ The Parish

April 16th, 2014
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A Special message from Wye Oak regarding current tour:

“Over the past several years of performing and touring, we have had the opportunity to spend time in so many of America’s great cities. Thanks to our fans’ continued support, we are now in a position where we can share some of our good fortune with those working on behalf of the communities we visit. We’re very excited to be working with Air Traffic Control in order to make this possible–with their assistance, $2 of every ticket sold on this tour will go to a local charity of our choice. We’re grateful to them for providing a simple and seamless process that will allow us and our fans to make a positive contribution to the places we visit.”

Wye Oak is an indie folk rock duo from Maryland. The duo consists of Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner. Wasner sings lead vocals and plays the electric and acoustic guitars, while Stack plays drums, keyboards and bass. In a Pitchfork review, their sound was described as ”earnest folk-influenced indie rock with touches of noise and dream pop.”

Their debut album, If Children, was released independently in 2007. In 2008, they signed to Merge Records and re-released their debut album on the label. Their second album, The Knot, followed in 2009. Wye Oak’s third album, Civilian (2011), was also released on Merge Records in the U.S. and Europe. Their latest album, Shreik, is set to be released April 29.

KUTX Presents: Wye Oak with Pattern is Movement at The Parish

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tickets: $18

Doors: 7 PM

Start: 8 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , , ,

Logic: While You Wait Tour with Quest and Castro @ Emo’s 5/30

April 14th, 2014
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Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, aka, Logic, is an American Rapper from Maryland. He has accumulated a large amount of Internet followers, reaching over 200 thousand Twitter followers, and is a member of “RattPack,” a group of friends that he works with. Throughout his career he has released four studio albums, including Young, Broke, and Infamous (2010), Young Sinatra (2011), Young Sinatra: Undeniable (2012), and most recently, Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever (2013). He is currently signed with Visionary Music Group and Def Jam Recordings.

In an interview with FreshNewTracks, Logic states that his musical influences consist of artists, including Wu-Tang Clan, Big L, A Tribe Called Quest, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake, J. Cole, Nas and many more. Although he is a rap artist, Logic stated that all music inspires him, including The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Miles Davis. Logic believes that classic artists are what really gave him a foundation, but the newer artists are also his inspirations, and he brings the best of both worlds to his music. “I love all subgenres within hip-hop and all genres of music and I think that’s what allows me to make the music that I do, because of my appreciation for the music.”

In an interview with AllHipHop, Logic talks about his relationship:

The thing is, I feel like so many artists, well, not really artists but so many people think they can rap and they just want a deal and the glitz and the glamour and the women but they don’t understand that all I do and want to do is rhyme. I engineer, mix, master, write, record, produce all of my own music and I think I’ve sacrificed so much from my relationships to my friendships to my family; I’ve literally sacrificed my entire life and I’m honest.

Logic at Emo’s Austin

Tickets on sale 4/15

Doors: 8 PM

Show: 9 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , ,

Cheap Trick @ Emo’s Austin 5/16

April 11th, 2014
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Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, that formed in 1973. Cheap Trick spent their early days touring around the state and performing at almost every state university in Illinois. In 1976, Cheap Trick signed with Epic Records releasing their first self-titled debut album within the next year. The album had moderate success in the U.S., but became super popular in Japan. Due to the success overseas, the album went gold shortly upon its release. In 2007, the Illinois Senate passed a resolution designating April 1,as Cheap Trick Day in the state.

Cheap Trick’s most well known hits are “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me,” “Dream Police” and “The Flame.” With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum recording awards, the band was honored in October 2007 by the Chicago Chapter of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) for their contributions to the music industry. They have been ranked No. 25 in VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

Cheap Trick’s most current release, The Latest, is the group’s sixth studio album. In 2011,  Cheap Trick announced plans to open a restaurant/music/museum venue in historic Motor Row in South Loop Chicago. Cheap Trick was the supporting act for famous rock band Aerosmith on their Global Warming Tour.

See Cheap Trick perform live at Emo’s Austin.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tickets GA – VIP: $37 – $275

Doors: 8 PM

Show: 9PM

All Ages

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Aretha Franklin @ ACL Live 9/3

April 10th, 2014
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Aretha Franklin, known as the Queen of Soul, is an American singer and musician. Franklin started her career singing gospel at her father’s church as a child. By the age of 18, Franklin started her secular career and recorded with Columbia Records. Later, she signed to Atlantic Records where she achieved great success with her hit songs “Respect,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “Think.” To this day, Franklin is known as one of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music, with a repertoire that spans pop, soul, jazz, rock, blues and gospel.

In 1985, Franklin released her fourth album, Who’s Zommin’ Who, which became her first album to be certified platinum after selling well over a million copies. Franklin has achieved high ranking spots on music charts for nearly five decades, and her live performances have been seen by millions. Franklin has also been awarded with multiple national and internatinal awards as well as accolades and global recognition on a unprecedented scale. In 1999, Franklin received the National Medal of Arts. Later in 2005, she received a Presidential Medal of Freedom honor (the U.S.A.’s highest civilian honor). More recently in 2009, Franklin was titled No. 1 Vocalist of All Time byRolling Stone Magazine.

In total, Franklin has won over 18 Grammy Awards, and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time. To date, she has sold over 75 million records worldwide. She was the first female performer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. She was also inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame (2005) and the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2012).

Aretha Franklin at ACL Live

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tickets: $75 – $150

Doors: 6:30 PM

Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

FREE Performance by TEEN 4/22 at End of an Ear Record Store!

April 10th, 2014
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TEEN is the supporting act for Phantogram’s performance at Stubb’s BBQ, April 22. The show has officially sold out, so if you still want to see TEEN play, head over to End of an Ear record store to see them for FREE! TEEN will be celebrating their latest record release, The Way and Color. The performance was announced earlier today on TEENs official Twitter.

<blockquote lang=”en”><p>AUSTIN!! 2 celebrate our record release on 4.22, we will be doing a free performance <a href=”https://twitter.com/endofanear”>@endofanear</a> at 3pm! Come see us. <a href=”http://t.co/217k8mwavs”>http://t.co/217k8mwavs</a></p>&mdash; TEEN (@ooteenoo) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ooteenoo/statuses/454262854967767040″>April 10, 2014</a></blockquote>
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TEEN is an American  alternative rock band, consisting of  three sisters–Teeny, Katherine and Lizze–and their friend Boshra AlSaadi. Their most recent album is, The Way and Color. Their record label, Carpark, states on their website, “TEEN itself embodies one of that era’s signature features: bold, visionary, female musicians. It’s intelligent, heartfelt music, artfully expressed in TEEN’s singular voice.” Lead singer and founder, Teeny, comments on the group’s new album, “when I finally listened to the album all the way through, I felt proud that we made something that made me feel uplifted. I hope this music will make people feel some happiness and joy.”

The album will become available April 22. For now, listen to their latest single “Not For Long!”

TEEN – live performance FREE at End of an Ear record store.

3 PM

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Say Anything with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It @ Emo’s Austin 6/14

April 9th, 2014
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Say Anything is an American rock band that formed in 2000. Within two years, they self-released two EPs, Junior Varsity and In Your Dreams. They also produced their full-length debut album Baseball: An Album by Sayanything. In 2003, Say Anything signed with Doghouse Records, and within the next year had released …Is a Real Boy.

Say Anything gained their fame with …Is a Real Boy. The band’s website quotes, “their (oddly) popular record …Is a Real Boy somehow broke the “pretty boy punk” mold by establishing a career that thrived somewhere between music your pretentious college student of an older brother would like and the loud crap that your little brother uses to annoy him with.” The record was followed up with their next album, In Defense of the Genre, which is an equally energetic and power-packed album. In 2012, Say Anything released their fourth studio album, Anarchy, My Dear, with Equal Vision Records. Their most recent album, Hebrews, is scheduled to be released in June of this year with Equal Vision Records.

As a group, Say Anything’s records have sold almost half a million copies, with even more copies of their albums being illegally downloaded. Say Anything’s website quotes, “Those listeners did however, care enough to go see Say Anything play, which allowed for them to contribute to a reliably chaotic, cathartic live experience.” Say Anything has toured with bands including Thrice, Manchester Orchestra, mewithoutYou, Saves the Day and more. Their website also states, “[Say Anything has] established themselves as one of the few bands nowadays who end up as sweaty, busted up and bruised after a show as the people who are actually watching them.”

Say Anything is kicking off their tour with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It on June 13th in Dallas, TX. Luckily for Austin, the tour is stopping in town the next day. Fans will get to experience the high energy of the band, and essentially the kick off of their tour. Everything will be in full swing!

Say Anything with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It at Emo’s Austin.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tickets: $19

Doors: 7 PM

Show: 8 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , , , ,

You Me at Six @ Red 7 – 5/3

April 8th, 2014
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You Me at Six is a British rock band that formed in 2004. The group had their rise to fame in 2008 after the release of their debut album, Take Off Your Colours. The album included hit singles “Save It for the Bedroom,” “Finders Keepers,” and “Kiss and Tell.” “Finders Keepers” and “Kiss and Tell” reached No. 33 and No. 42, respectively, on the official UK Singles Chart. In 2011, You Me at Six won the Kerrang! Award for “Best British Band.”

Their latest album, Cavalier Youth, was announced in 2013 and released at the beginning of this year. The album was recorded in LA with producer Neal Avron, who’s worked with Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park and Say Anything. The first single off of the album, “Lived a Lie,” premiered on the band’s Vevo channel and has reached nearly 2 million views.

Rhian Westbury of Bring the Noise reviewed the performance of the boys in You Me at Six after their show at Wembley Arena. “[Lead Singer] Josh’s voice is perfect…with enough ammunition to melt the hearts of the audience and reduce many of them to tears….”

You Me at Six at Red 7

Saturday, May 3

Tickets GA – VIP: $15-$55

Doors: 9 PM

Outside Stage

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,