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Widespread Panic @ ACL Live 10/14 & 10/15

September 26th, 2014
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Widespread Panic is an American rock band from Georgia. Their current lineup includes John Bell (guitar/vocals), Dave Schools (bass), Todd Nance (drums), Domingo Ortiz (percussion), John Hermann (keys), and Jimmy Herring (guitar). With an enormous selection of music to choose from, they’re known for never playing the same set twice. They have released eleven studio albums, ten live albums, and have sold over three million records.

Widespread Panic has been influenced my genres including southern rock, blues rock, progressive rock, funk, and hard rock. They are often compared to popular bands including, Grateful Dead and Phish. As of 2013, they old the record for number of sold out performances at Red Rock Amphitheater at 42 and the Philips Area at 20.

After a short hiatus, Widespread Panic picked up touring again in spring of 2013. During these post hiatus shows, the band introduced new innovations in the audio broadcast of their live performance. They started broadcasting live soundboard recordings of the show via mixlr.com and the Mixlr smartphone app.

Widespread Panic at ACL Live

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tickets: $49

Doors: 6:30 PM

Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

ACL Late Night Show: Robert Ellis @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 10/9

September 25th, 2014
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Robert Ellis is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Nashville, Tennessee who blends country, bluegrass and folk. Ellis began performing at Robert Ellis & The Boys in early 2012, forming a foundation in the classics of country music and gradually incorporating original songs.

Ellis first LP, The Great Rearranger, was self-released and was sold at his live shows. After the release of his second album, Photographs (2011), Ellis found a higher level of success. The American Songwriter’s Magazine named Photographs one of the Top 50 Albums of 2011.

His latest album, The Lights From The Chemical Plant, was released early this year under New West Records. NPR Music listed the track “Chemical Plant” as one of the 50 Favorite Songs Of 2014. The Houston Chronicle stated, “Ellis doesn’t place limitations on his music. Any perceived departure is just part of an ongoing creative journey.”

Robert Ellis at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tickets: $15

Doors: 10:30 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Manchester Orchestra w/ Chris Staples @ Historic Scoot Inn 11/4

September 24th, 2014
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Indie rock band Manchester Orchestra from Atlanta, Georgia, is stopping in Austin to play the Historic Scoot Inn with Chris Staples. Manchester Orchestra has three studio albums, I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child, Mean Everything to Nothing, Simple Math, and Hope. The group is currently signed to Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. Earlier this month, the band released their latest album, Hope, which was a re-imaging of Cope.

Manchester Orchestra has been the featured performance on multiple television shows, including four appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, Late Night with Connor O’Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Their songs have been played in shows, such as 90210, Gossip Girl, Skins and One Tree Hill.

Maniac Magazine reviewed one of Manchester Orchestra’s performances and stated, “Manchester Orchestra…unbelievable and impressive show. The band will continue to see massive success for some time to come, that’s for damn sure.” Manchester Orchestra will be promoting their new album, Hope, on their headlining national tour. The new album is a stripped down and more emotional version of their songs off of Cope. With every ticket you order for the show, a digital download of Manchester Orchestra’s latest album, Hope, with be included.

Manchester Orchestra with Chris Staples at Historic Scoot Inn

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tickets: $24

Doors: 6:30 PM

All Ages


By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

ACL Late Night Show: The Head and The Heart w/ Lucius @ Emo’s Austin 10/3

September 23rd, 2014
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The Head and The Heart is an indie folk band from Seattle, Washington that formed in the summer 2009. The band consists of Josiah Johnson (vocals, guitar, percussion), Jonathan Russell (vocals, guitar, percussion), Charity Rose Thielen (violin, vocals), Chris Zasche (bass), Kenny Hensley (piano), and Tyler Williams (drums). They are signed to Sub Pop Records, and have released two studio albums.

When the band signed to Sup Pop Records in 2010, they remastered their debut self titled album. They re-recorded their song “Sounds Like Hallelujah,” and re-released the album in CD format. The band toured extensively through 2012 and 2011 to promote their music in both the United States and Europe. They have opened for Vampire Weekend, The Walkmen, Dr. Dog, Dave Matthews, Iron & Wine, and many more. Later in 2011, Seattle’s City Arts Magazine named them “Seattle’s best New Band.”

The Head and The Hearts second album, Let’s Be Still, was released in October of 2013. Their first track off the new album was titled “Shake.” In an article with the Rolling Stone, Frontman Johnson stated, “This is the first time that we produced as a full band. This one is everyone’s influences equally present and prevalent throughout the album.”

The Head and The Heart with Lucius at Emo’s

Friday, October 3, 2014

Tickets: $35

Doors: 10 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , ,

Against Me! @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 10/12

September 22nd, 2014
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Against Me! is a punk rock band from Florida, that formed in 1997 by singer and guitarist Laura Grace. Since 2002, the band’s line up has included Jame Bowman (guitar) and Andrew Seward (bass). After releasing three studio albums through independent record labels, Against Me! singed to Sire Records for their 2007 album, New Wave.

New Wave reached number 57 on the Billboard 200. Their fifth album, White Crosses, was released in 2010. The album was their most successful release reaching number 34 on the Billboard 200. In 2011, the band launched their own record label, Total Treble Music, through which they planned to release future albums. In 2012, lead singer Laura Grace came out as a transgender, and began the transition of life as a woman. The band finished their sixth studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, during the summer of 2013, and released the album in the beginning of this year.

The Rolling Stone rated Transgender Dysphoria Blues three-and-a-half stars, and called it “a series of bracing songs about a self-destructive girl in a boy’s body…it takes balls to come out this way, in this genre.”

Against Me! at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tickets: $22

Doors: 9 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

Willie Nelson & Family @ ACL Live 12/30 & 12/31

September 19th, 2014
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Willie Nelson is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an actor, poet, and activist. The success of his albums, Shotgun Willie (1973), Red Headed Stranger (1975), and Stardust (1978), made nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, released 200 plus albums, and has been involved in activism for the use of bio fuels and the legalization of marijuana. Austin’s hometown musician returns to Austin City Limits Live to ring in the new year with style with special guests Sturgill Simpson on 12/30 and Vintage Trouble on 12/31.

Recently in 2012, Nelson released his first album for Legacy Recordings titled, Heroes, which showcased new songs and deep country classics. The album spent five weeks at the number one spot on the Americana Radio Chart. Later in 2012, Nelson released his book, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, which landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times’s best-seller list.

In 2013, Nelson’s albums included, April Let’s Face The Music and Dance, and album of deep pop country classics. The album features 18 duets with music’s top female singer including Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, and Shelby Lynne.

Willie Nelson & Family at ACL Live

December 30/31, 2014

Tickets: $99 – $150

Doors: 6:30 PM

Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , , , ,

ACL Late Night Show: Childish Gambino @ ACL Live 10/4

September 18th, 2014
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Donald Glover, also known by his stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, writer, comedian, rapper, and producer. He first came to attention for his work Derrick Comedy and became a writer for the NBC comedy series 30 Rock. He is best known for his role as a college student Troy Barnes on the NBC series Community.

After several self-released albums and mix tapes, Glover signed to Glassnote Records in 2011 as Childish Gambino. He released his album, Camp, on Glassnote Records later that year. His second studio album, Because the Internet, was released in December 2013. His most well known songs include, “Heartbeat,” “Bonfire,” “Bed Peace,” and “3005.” In June of 2014, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified “Heartbeat“ Gold, making it Glover’s first certification. The next month, the RIAA also certified “3005” Gold.

The Huffington Post recently published a four part series titled, “Childish Gambino and the Metamodern Ennui: Why because the internet is the Most Significant Album in Recent History.” The article argues why Childish Gamino’s, Because the Internet, is one of the most important albums of the decade. They state, “he’s one of the most fascinating products of the Internet, how his awareness of that fact led him to craft one of the most culturally and artistically significant albums of the decade…”

Childish Gambino at ACL Live

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tickets: ON SALE 9/19 @ 10:00 AM

Doors: 9:30 PM

Show: 10:30 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

Alex Clare @ Emo’s Austin 12/10

September 17th, 2014
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Alex Clare is a British singer-songwriter. His debut album was titled, The Lateness of the Hour, which was released in the UK in July of 2011 on Island Records. The Album was produced by Mike Spencer and Major Lazer. His most successful hit, and most well known song to date is titled, “Too Close,” which peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart and number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100. The single was nominated for the Brit Award in 2013 for the Best British Single of 2013.

Prior to the release of The Lateness Of the Hour, he signed to Universal Republic, which allowed him to release the album in America in 2012. Shortly after the release, it was announced that Universal Republic was going defunct moving artist from its roster to Republic Records, including Alex Clare. Also in 2012, he sang the role of Voice of Humanity on the album, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds – The New Generation.

In May of this year, Clare released the video for his single “War Rages On,” which serves as the leading single for his latest sophomore album, Three Hearts. Alex Clare is embarking on a nation wide tour in support of the album, which will consists of over 35 tour dates.

Alex Clare at Emo’s Austin

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tickets: $20

Doors: 8 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin ,

ACL Late Night Show: The Glitch Mob @ Vulcan Gas Company 10/10

September 16th, 2014
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The Glitch Mob is an American three-piece electronic music group from Los Angeles, California. It is composed of Edward Ma (edIT), Justin Boreta (Boreta), and Josh Mayer (Ooah). Chris Martins of LA Weekly noted that the group has “undoubtedly found the largest audience of any L.A. beat scene artist yet.”

The Glitch Mob formed in 2006 within the LA ‘beat’ scene. They made a name for themselves playing live shows with their laptops, and MIDI controllers like the Lemur. They won their fans over by showcasing their technology during solo performances. After gaining attention in LA, the group toured along the West Coast, and to various festivals worldwide.

The Glitch Mob’s debut album, Drink the Sea, peaked at number 57 on the CMJ top 200 Chart for College Radio. The album’s debut led Electronic Musician to run a cover story on the group. The Glitch Mob’s single “Drive It Like You Stole It” was number two on XLR8R’s Top Downloads of 2010 list. The Glitch Mob’s sophomore album, Love Death Immortality, debuted at number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

The Glitch Mob at Vulcan Gas Company

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tickets: $20

Doors: 10 PM

Ages 18+ Only

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Bear Hands w/ Wild Party @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 10/16

September 15th, 2014
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Bear Hands are a post-punk/indie rock band. The group consist of Dylan Rau (vocals/guitar), Val Loper (bass), Ted Feldman (guitar), and TJ Orscher (drums). The group formed in New York in 2006, and signed with Cantora Records four years later upon the release of their debut single “What a Drag.”

Bear Hands first EP, Golden, was released in 2007, and became a “New York Buzz Band” due to popular blog features. Their debut album, Burning Bush Supper Club, was released in 2010, and the band toured as the opening act for Passion Pit, Gza, and We Were Promised Jetpacks. Their leading single “Giants” off of their debut became a top ten hit on the Alternative Songs chart in mid-2014. Bear Hands also got to open up for MGMT, due to the fact Rau had been classmates with MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser at Wesleyan, and thus landed the gig as the band’s opening act.

Discussing the formation of the band during an interview at SXSW, drummer TJ Orscher was quoted saying,

“Dylan had some material he wanted to put with a band, and a project Val and I were working on for the last half decade just ended. He said he knew the perfect guitarist and when we met up and played for the first time, as cliche as it may be, everything just clicked. We started writing material together, fleshing songs out and started playing some local shows around NYC. We fight like brothers and love like mothers. The rest is magic.”

Bear Hand with Wild Party at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tickets: $12

Doors: 8 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,