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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

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Railroad Earth w/ SHOOK TWINS @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 1/31

October 16th, 2014
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Railroad Earth is an Americana/newgrass band from Stillwater, New Jersey. Their name was brought to them by their longtime manager, Brian Ross, and borrowed from the Jack Kerouac short story October in the Railroad Earth. Railroad Earth’s music combines elements of bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz, Celtic and more. The group is known for its extensive live improvisation and lyrical songwriting within an acoustic base.

Overall, Railroad Earth has released 7 studio albums. The groups self-titled fifth album was released in 2010. It included their hits “Jupiter and the 119” and “Too Much Information” along with an 11 minute instrumental titled “Spring-Heeled Jack.” It is the bands longest studio track to date.

Early this year, Railroad Earth released their seventh album, Last of the Outlaws. In the midst of their success of their new albums, Railroad Earth headlined Red Rocks for the second time, selling out the venue. The show was recorded live and is set to be released via DVD.

Saturday, January 31, 2014

Tickets: $20

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Heart @ ACL Live 11/16

October 15th, 2014
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Heart is an American rock band that has been around for nearly four decades. The band rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock, heavy metal, and folk. Their popularity declined in the early 1980s, but bounced back in early 1985. Recently, with the release of Jupiter’s Darling (2004), Red Velvet Car (2010), and Fanatic (2012), Heart made a return to their hard rock and acoustic folk roots.

Heart has sold more than 35 million albums, sold out arenas worldwide, and found their way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures, television, and associations. Today, songs made famous by Heart are heard in every aspect of contemporary culture.

Heart was ranked number 57 on VH1s 100 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock, and Ann an Nancy Wilson ranked number 40 on VH1s 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll chart. In 2009, the Wilson sister were awarded ASCAP’s Founders Award in recognition of their songwriting career. In 2013, Heart was announced as inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame referred to the sisters as ”pioneers … that inspired women to pick up an electric guitar or start a band”.

Heart at ACL Live

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tickets: $50 – $80

Doors: 6:30 PM

Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

Ben Howard @ Austin Music Hall 1/16

October 14th, 2014
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Ben Howard is an English singer-songwriter. His second studio album, I Forget Where We Were, is set to be released later this month on October, 21. In celebration of the album, Howard is embarking on a national tour. Austin’s date will be the second night of the tour.

He self-released his debut EP, Games in the Dark (2008), followed by, These Waters (2009) and Old Pine (2010). He is currently signed to Island and Communication Records. His major debut studio album came out in 2011 entitled, Every Kingdom. He then released two more EPs, Ben Howard Live (2011) and The Burgh Island E.P. (2012). His 2014 release will be his second studio album.

In Summer of 2014, Howard released his first single off of his upcoming album. The title of the single is “End of the Affair,” and was played on the Zane Lowe Radio 1 and Denielle Perry’s XFM show. With the success of his music, Howard has won two BRIT Awards including British Breakthrough Act and British Solo Male Act.

Ben Howard at Austin Music Hall

Friday, January 16, 2015

Tickets On Sale 10/24 @ 12PM

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

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Watsky w/ KYLE and Anderson Paak

October 13th, 2014
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George Watsky is an American rapper and poet from San Francisco, California. Watsky performs slam poetry, and has been featured on Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO. Watsky’s talents began to receive national and international acclaim in 2006 when he was the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Poetry Champion. He was also named Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Champion.

After the release of two studio albums and multiple EPs, Watsky released Cardboard Castles in 2013. The first single off of the album was “Strong As An Oak,” which was followed by “Moral of the Story” and “Hey, Asshole.” He toured extensively after the albums released in major cities in the United States and Canada including, Austin, New Orleans, Gainesville, Orlando, D.C., Philadelphia, Northampton, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver and New York City.

In early 2014, Watsky announced the album title, All You Can Do. Watsky explained in a vlog that he wanted to keep his family in ties with the album and stated that his father would be on the cover and that he would like his mother to be on an alternate cover. The first single from the album is “Whoa Whoa Whoa.”

Watsky with KYLE and Anderson Paak at Emo’s

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tickets: $15

Doors: 8 PM

All Ages

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Clutch w/ Torche and Lionize & The Heroine @ Emo’s Austin 1/10

October 10th, 2014
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Clutch is an American rock band based out of Frederick, Maryland. They met while in high school in Germantown and consider themselves a Fredrick based band where they write/rehearse for every album/tour. The band formed in 1990, and since its formation the lineup has included Neil Fallon, Tim Sult, Dan Maines, and Jean-Paul Gaster. To date, Clutch has released ten studio albums, and several live albums. They are signed to their own label Weathermaker.

In 2012, Clutch announced their tenth album, Earth Rocker. The album was released in 2013 and entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at number 15, the bands highest charting album to date. It stayed there for five weeks. The album also reached number four on iTunes overall Top 100 album charts, and was number one on the rock chart. Earth Rocker got ‘album of the year’ 2013 by Metalhammer magazine, and was rated highly on a lot of rock/metal magazines and websites end of the year top 10’s.

In interviews throughout their 2014 European tour, the bands members were candid about their intention to release a new album. In an interview at DesertFest in Berlin, Neil Fallon said, “We’re looking to do another record in November… my focus now is the next Clutch record, and everyone else in the band for that matter too [is focused on the next Clutch record].”

Clutch with Torche and Lionize & The Heroine at Emo’s Austin

Saturday, January 10, 2014

Tickets: $25

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

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STS9 @ Austin Music Hall 11/8

October 9th, 2014
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Sound Tribe Sector 9, stylized as STS9, is an instrumental band whose sound is based heavily on electronic, funk, jazz, drum, bass, psychedelica, and hip hop. They originally formed in Georgia, and has described themselves as “post-rock dance music.”

STS9 has released 11 albums, two remixed albums, and two live DVDs. They also run their own label, 1320 Records. STS9 has toured the United States nationally and internationally. They have been ranked among Pollstar Magazine’s list of top-grossing touring acts. They also have a very heavy presence in the music festival circuit playing over 60 music festivals. At Rothbury in 2008, STS9 performed a three and a half hour show with a packed capacity crowd.

Their latest album was released in June of 2011. The studio EP was titled, When The Dust Settles. XLR8R Magazine claimed that STS9 is “one of the country’s most intriguing, innovative groups around.” The EP debuted at number one on the iTunes electronic charts, and landed in Billboard’s Top 25. Their first single off of the EP, “Scheme,” was downloaded over 100,000 times in its first week alone.

STS9 at Austin Music Hall

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tickets: $30

Doors: 7:30 PM

All Ages

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Neon Hitch w/ Jared Evan and Carmen and Camille @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 11/8

October 8th, 2014
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Neon Hitch is a British singer and songwriter. She was signed to Mike SKinner and Ted Mayehm’s label, The Beats, before it shut down. She was later discovered on MySpace by Benny Blanco. Their work together earned her a music publishing deal with EMI and a record deal with Warner Bros. Records.

Neon Hitches debut album, Eleutheromaniac, was released earlier this year independently after leaving Warner Bros. Records. She appeared on the Big Morning Buzz Live hosted by Nick Lachey and performer her single “Warner Blvd” for the first time. In contrast to her departure with her label, Neon Hitch stated that “Warner Blvd” is about taking her freedom back and encouraged fans to join her in acting as their “own label.”

Neon Hitch released her music video for “Yard Sale,” the second single off of the album in August. The “Yard Sale” music video is supposed to capture Neon Hitch moving forward and letting go of her past. The yard sale in the video is symbolic of her selling all her past belongings.

Neon Hitch at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q with Jared Evan and Carmen and Camille

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tickets: $10

Doors: 9 PM

All Ages

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