Archive for May, 2009

Multi-Curious Weekend

Thursday, May 28th, 2009


Multi Genre weekend coming up. Dance Party Friday @ Mohawk The Field and The Juan Maclean will be stopping by. I’ve recently come to love The Field and especially one track off his new album Yesterday and Today and on top of that there is a Foals remix which actually turned me on to this Swedish minimilist in the first place. Download it and go see them.

Post-Rock Saturday also @ Mohawk (Mohawk is doing everybody check out their calendar this summer) with San Marcos’ This Will Destroy You, if you are into Explosions in the Sky these guys are for you. I will be at this show so will try to take some decent video.

Also Saturday Shoegaze at the Scoot Inn with Austin’s Experimental Aircraft.

The Field – The More That I Do (Foals Remix)

This Will Destroy You – The World is Our

Manchester Orchestra- Emo’s

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Well I drug my tired ass up to Emo’s Tuesday night for a wonderful show by Manchester Orchestra. Too bad it was right after a long weekend as it was not as enjoyable as it should of been for me. However, they were absolutly amazing and I’m so happy I made it. Their live presence and a near sell-out crowd made for a great experience. Put them on your must see list

Party for America – Memorial Day Weekend Shows

Friday, May 22nd, 2009


I love the Summertime not only for the heat but everybody loves to tour and stop in Austin. This weekend is no exception tonight starting it off is The Thermals @ Mohawk, I caught them at Waterloo Park SXSW, great show if you’re out tonight. Saturday, Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s and Telekinesis @ Mohawk. I’ve been into Margot for a while now and really enjoy their stuff check out Broadripple is Burning (if you love this song buy the Daytrotter Session version on iTunes)below. Dance Party will be at Back Alley Social (Bizarro Whisky Bar) with the Return of Kid Indie, Doneski opens.

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s – Broadripple is Burning

You Were an Accident…….Ponytail, Harlem @ RED 7

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Ponytail are a class project that caught on and have a sound all their own. They were voted best live band in Baltimore in 07 quite a feat for anyone who was at the Dan Deacon show at Emo’s last month. But they have the same individuality that seems to emanate from that Yankee town. They play Red 7 Wednesday night with Austin imports Harlem.

Ponytail – Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came from an Angel)

MATT and KIM – MAJOR LAZER (Diplo and Switch)- A-TRAK – JULY 10th

Friday, May 15th, 2009

UPDATE- GO TO HOMEPAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SHOW IS AT SPEAKEASY


Well Shit in the middle of writing this I went to the Bacardi website and it looks like MSTRKRFT and Santigold are not going to be at this show FUCK!!!!!!! but anyways check out my vids from SXSW and realize ONLY Matt and Kim, Major Lazer, and A-Trak have been announced for the Austin show. Which is still great I love Matt and Kim. Looks like show will be at the Austin Music Hall (Pollstar) or maybe just a Matt and Kim Spoon aftershow at Stubbs (Their Myspace).

(I just came across this today look who’s coming to the July 10th. If you were lucky enough to be at MSTRKFRFT’s SXSW showcase outside at Radio Room or had the balls to jump the fence and then later break it down. It was my favorite of SX check out my video of the Mounties clearing the alley next to the entrance. Also Matt and Kim’s showcase was probably my number 2 of SX. Come on Santogold is on this bill, now I don’t feel bad about skipping her Stubb’s show for Camera Oscura at Antone’s.)

So now I must choose Santogold or Camera Obscura…..

BACARDI B-LIVE Set to Unleash A Multi-City Series of Summer Music Events
MIAMI, March 26 /PRNewswire/ — BACARDI(R) today announced the line-up, dates and cities for the BACARDI(R) B-LIVE(TM), 2009 summer music events. These events will take BACARDI B-LIVE, an innovative global concert series that embraces diverse artists, to cities across the U.S. beginning May 20. It will present performances and collaborations from some of the hottest musical acts and DJs of today.
Presenting an exciting line-up, including: Toronto based duo, MSTRKRFT; Fool’s Gold label head and Kanye West DJ, A-Trak; infamous DJ best known for his early career with Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff; the exciting collaboration of Major Lazer featuring Diplo and Switch; Montreal-born DJ and producer, Tiga; New York based dance music producer and remixer, DJ Steve Porter; LA based producer and legendary DJ party rocker, Z-Trip; punk/dance duo from Brooklyn, New York, Matt and Kim; renowned hip-hop artist and singer; Q-Tip; and special guest known for her genre-blending style, Santigold.

BACARDI B-LIVE will feature a memorable stage and lighting experience that complements the overall theme of the events. Designed by multimedia environment company, Moment Factory, an old-school boom box will illuminate the room and serve as a backdrop for performing music acts. Adding to the visual appeal, renowned illustrators and designers have produced limited edition posters and silk-screen t-shirt designs to create an experience that lives on with attendees long after the event.

BACARDI B-LIVE events will hit the following cities this summer (dates and locations are subject to change. Artists and venues will be announced at a later date):
— Wednesday, May 20 Seattle, WA — Friday, May 22 San Francisco, CA — Thursday, May 28 San Diego, CA — Friday, May 29 Los Angeles, CA — Saturday, May 30 Phoenix, AZ — Wednesday, June 3 Denver, CO — Saturday, June 6 Kansas City, MO — Thursday, June 11 Milwaukee, WI — Friday, June 12 Chicago, IL — Saturday, June 13 St. Louis, MO — Wednesday, June 17 New York, NY — Thursday, June 18 Boston, MA — Friday, June 19 Philadelphia, PA — Thursday, June 25 Louisville, KY — Friday, June 26 Cleveland, OH — Saturday, June 27 Columbus, OH — Thursday, July 2 Charlotte, NC — Friday, July 3 Atlanta, GA — Saturday, July 4 Orlando, FL — Wednesday, July 8 New Orleans, LA — Friday, July 10 Austin, TX — Saturday, July 11 Dallas, TX

From SXSW 2009

From SXSW 2009

Vega Vs. Crystal Castles

Thursday, May 14th, 2009


Austin’s own Vega opened for Crystal Castles at La Zona Rosa a few weeks ago and was billed to play with them in Dallas as well. That is until CC and/or their management fucked over the Dallas crowd and canceled their show at the Grenada. Hear Vega’s side of the story below in an interview they gave with Gorillavs.Bear. Also a track off their album ‘Well Known Pleasures’ plus some shitty videos I took from the CD release party at Beauty Bar and at the Crystal Castles show.

Vega – No Reasons

Vega vs. Crystal Castles Interview
Read all about the incident at GvB

Friendly Fires

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

England’s Friendly Fires have recently become one of my favorite new bands. I did miss them at SXSW though and it doesn’t look good as they’re only booked overseas and at Lolla, this summer. Their music is wonderful but these remixes add to it and Au Revoir Simone is on “Paris”. Who will be here June 6th at Mohawk.

Friendly Fires – Jump in the Pool (Thin White Duke Remix)
Friendly Fires – Paris (Featuring Au Revoir Simone) (Aeroplane Remix)
Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Grum Remix)
Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy


Anyone need a Halloween costume idea…

Röyksopp

Monday, May 11th, 2009

You may remember their track Remind Me from the Geico commercial, but this pair from Norway have been around for over a decade. I just recently came across some of their tracks and remixes and have them currently in my daily playlist. They have a new album Junior out recently so maybe we’ll get lucky with a US tour.

Royksopp – Remind Me
Royksopp – What else is There (Ministry of Sound Remix)
Royksopp – Remind Me (Ernest St. Laurent Moonfish Mix)
Royksopp – Happy up Here (Boys Noize Remix)
Royksopp – The Girl and the Robot (Kris Menace Remix)