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Big Gigantic w/ Peking Duk @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 2/27

January 30th, 2015
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Big Gigantic is an instrumental electronic, hip hop, and jazz musical group based out of Boulder, Colorado. They combine electronic beats with live saxophone and drums to create their unique sound. Their live performances are enhanced by lighting, stage design, and production for full audio sensory.

Big Gigantic has played many large scale music festivals including Bonaroo, Firefly, Camp Bisco, Ultra, Freakfest, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, VooDoo, Coachella, and many more. Recently the group has collaborated with other electronic artists GRiZ and Gramatik to form Big Grizmatik.

Last year, Big Gigantic partnered with EDM lifestyle brand Electric Family to produce a collaboration bracelet for which 100% of the proceeds are donated to Conscious Alliance. The Conscious Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to distributing much-needed food to communities across the United States, and providing long-term solutions to hunger by focusing on empowerment programs for youth in impoverished regions of the country

Big Gigantic @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Friday, Feburary 27, 2015

Tickets: $25

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

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By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Dave Matthews Band @ Austin360 Amphitheater 5/13

January 29th, 2015
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The Dave Matthews Band is kicking off their North American Tour in Austin, Texas May 13. The Dave Matthews is an American Rock band that formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2991. The founding members were Dave Matthews (singer-songwriter/guitar), Stefan Lessard (bass), Carter Beauford (drums), and LeRoi Moore (sax). The bands 2009 album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, earing the band their fifth consecutive number one debut.

Their most recent album, Away From the World, was released in 2012 and debuted at number one on the billboard chart. This makes the Dave Matthews Band the only band to have six consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot. As of 2010, it was recorded that the Dave Matthews Band has sold over 30 million records worldwide.

The group is known for their annual summer-long tours of the United States and Europe, featuring lengthy improvisational renditions of their songs, accompanied by an elaborate light show.

The Dave Mathews Band at Austin360 Amphitheater

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tickets: $40 – $85

Doors: 6:00 PM

Show: 7:00 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Weird Al Yankovick @ ACL Live 8/20

January 28th, 2015
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Image Credit: cbsradionews.com

Weird Al Yankovick is an American singer-songwriter, musician, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, origional songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts, and polka medleys of several popular songs.

Weird Al is the biggest selling comedy recording artist in history. He is in his fourth decade of his career, and has won three Grammys (with 15 nominations) and countless accolades for classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Yoda,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “White & Nerdy,” and more. This current tour his is embarking on is following the release of his latest album, Mandatory Fun, which reached number one on Billbaord’s Top 200 chart. His album was the first ever comedy album to debut in the top position.

Mandatory Fun, premiered eight videos in eight days to break its release. The eight videos included parodies of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”), and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”). The videos gained over 46 million views in the first week. “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making Al one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades; the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna.

Weird Al Yankovick at ACL Live

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tickets: $39 – $79

Doors: 6:30 PM

Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Magic Man @ The Parish 3/31

January 27th, 2015
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Magic Man is a five piece major label synthrock band from Providence, Rhode Island. The band formed in 2010 by Alex Caplow (vocals) and Sam Vanderhoop Lee (guitar/keys). They later added their high school friend Gabe Goodman (bass), and college friends Justine Bowe (keys) and Joey Sulkowski (drums) to their lineup.

Their first EP You Are Here was released in September of 2013. Shortly after its release they embarked on a United States tour supporting Walk the Moon, followed by an immediate mini-tour supporting Sir Sly. The next year, Magic Man released their first major full length release, Before the Waves, under Columbia Records.

Their single “Paris” debuted at number 39 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart, eventually peaking at number 33. In the following spring, the single reached number one on Alt Nation’s Alternative 18 Countdown.

Magic Man at The Parish

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tickets: $17

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

The Kooks w/ Joywave and Young Rising Sons @ Emo’s Austin 4/28

January 26th, 2015
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The Kooks are a British rock band that formed in Brighton, East Sussex in 2004. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard (vocals/guitar), Hugh Harrish (guitar/synth), Alexis Nunez (drums), and Peter Denton (bass). The Kooks self-describe themselves as a pop band, being influenced by the 1960s British Invasion movement and post-punk revival of the new millennium.

All Music described their music as “cathcy as hell” and compared them to a “more energetic [version of] Thrills or a looser [version of the] Sam Roberts Band, maybe even a less severe Arctic Monkeys at times.” The Kooks have released four studio albums; their 2006 debut Inside In/Inside Out which peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart, and their 2008 follow up Konk, which reached number one. Their third album, Junk of the Heart, spawned their faomus single “Junk of the Heart (Happy).”

The Kooks latest release is Listen, which was released in Septemeber of 2014 through Virgin EMI Records. The album was preceded by singles “Down“, “Around Town“, “Bad Habit” and “Forgive & Forget.”

The Kooks with Joywave and Young Rising Sons at Emo’s Austin

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tickets: $20

Doors: 7:00 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , ,

Cheap Trick @ Austin360 Ampitheater 4/12

January 23rd, 2015
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Image Credit: circuitoftheamericas.com

Cheap Trick will be playing post-race on Sunday, April 12 of the 2015 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. 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 number 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.

Cheep Trick at Austin360 Ampitheater

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

Fall Out Boy w/ Wiz Khalifa and Hoodie Allen @ Austin360 Ampitheater 7/26

January 22nd, 2015
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Fall Out Boy is an American rock band that originated from Chicago’s hardcore punk scene. Their debut independent album, Take This to Your Grave, was released with Fueled by Ramen in 2003. Their breakthrough album, From Under the Cork Tree, was released in 2005. From Under the Cork Tree held their first two hit singles “Sugar We’re Going Down” and “Dance Dance.” Music videos were released for both singles and have reached over 21 million views on Fall Out Boy’s official YouTube account.  The album was later announced double platinum. Their next album release was in 2007 withInfinity on High, which landed No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 chart. The album produced hit singles “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s an Arms Race” and “Thnks fr th Mmrs.” After the bands fourth album release of Folie a Deux, they received mixed responses from fans and essentially undersold expectations.

In 2009, the band announced their hiatus. During the hiatus, band members pursued individual musical interests. Andrew Hurley, drummer of Fall Out Boy stated,”The hiatus was, all things considered, beneficial for the group and its members…The hiatus helped them all kind of figure themselves out…Especially Joe and Patrick, who were so young. And Pete is a million times better.” By 2012, the band got back together with original members and put together an entire album that was recorded in secrecy from the music industry, critics and fans. In 2013, they announced a reunion tour and their latest album,Save Rock and Roll. The album hit Billboard 200 at No. 1, which was their second album to achieve No. 1 on the chart. Rolling Stone noted the comeback as a ”rather stunning renaissance,” and Entertainment Weekly called Fall Out Boy’s album a “major accomplishment for a band whom many in the industry had dismissed as kings of a genre whose time had passed.”

Fall Out Boy’s latest album American Beauty/American Psycho, is their sisxth studio album. The album was released last week on January 20 on Island Records & DCD2 Records. The records first single “Centuries” was certified platinum.

Fall Out Boy with Wiz Khalifa and Hoodie Allen at Austin360 Ampitheater

Tickets: On Sale 1/24 @ 10 AM

Gates: 6 PM

Show: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , ,

Matt and Kim @ Stubb Bar-B-Q 4/23

January 21st, 2015
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Matt and Kim are an American indie dance duo from Brooklyn, New York. They formed in 2004 and is composed of Matt Johnson (vocals/keys) and Kim Schifino (drums). They are well known for their DIY attitude towards their music, and bouncy hits like “Daylight.”

Matt and Kim’s debut self-titled album was released in fall of 2006. The album mostly sold at live shows, and many indie fans praised their work. They gained popularity through playing tours and high profile music festivals such as The Siren Music Festival and Lollapalooza. In 2012, the duo released their single “Let’s Go” as a digital single. It peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.

At the beginning of the year, Matt and Kim released their newest single “Get It” in promotion of their fifth album. The single received mixed reviews including comments about how the duo is venturing away from their past DIY sound. See them for yourself and be the judge of it this spring at Stubb’s!

Matt and Kim at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tickets: $25

Doors: 7 PM

Outdoors

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

All Time Low @ ACL Live 4/29 w/ Issues, Tonight Alive and State Champs

January 20th, 2015
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All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Baltimore. Since their formation in 2003, the band has consisted of Alex Gaskarth (vocals), Jack Barakat (guitar/vocals), Zack Merrick (bass), and Rian Dawson (drums). The band’s name is taken from lyrics in the song “head on Collision” by New Found Glory. The band consistently tours, and appeared at music festivals including Warped Tour, Reading and Leeds, and Soundwave.

All Time Low formed in high school and released their debut EP The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End in 2004 through record label Emerald Moon. Since then they have released five studio albums inclduing, The Party Scene (2005), So Wrong, It’s Right (2007),Nothing Personal (2009), Dirty Work (2011) and Don’t Panic (2012).

All Time Low’s most recent album is being recorded with John Feldmann. The title,  Future Hearts was announced along with the first single premiering on Radio One in the beginning of 2015.

All Time Low at ACL Live with Issues, Tonight Alive and State Champs

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tickets: $25 – $30

Doors: 6:30 PM

Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , , ,

Panic! At The Disco @ Rodeo Austin 3/17

January 20th, 2015
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Panic! At The Disco has announced their biggest outing yet: The Gospel Tour. Selling out their previously headlining  shows on their Too Weird Tour, the band will again take their live show across the U.S. with Walk the Moon and Youngblood Hawke this summer on The Gospel Tour. Panic! At the Disco released their debut album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, in 2005. The album was made famous by their Top 10 single, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” and was certified double platinum in the US. The music video for the single has reached nearly 60 million views on YouTube.

The band released their fourth studio album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, this past year. The album debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 Chart. “This Is Gospel,” the second single from the album, has over 10 million YouTube views. It is starting to hit the airwaves, following the album’s first single, “Miss Jackson,” which hit Top 10 on Alternative Radio.

Panics! performance has been reviewed by The Miami Times which stated, “Urie danced his way across the stage during each song as he mirrored the crowd’s fervent energy, which was at full throttle the entire night…He isn’t afraid to hit those high falsetto notes to demonstrate his brilliant vocal range, show off some dance moves, or run around bare-chested performing acrobatics off the stage equipment.”

Panic! At The Disco at Rodeo Austin

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tickets: $20 – $175

7 PM

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,