We here at Austin Town Hall were fortunate enough to get our hands on some tickets for the much anticipated Tegan and Sara at Bass Concert Hall on Friday night. Touring in support of their latest release, Sainthood, the girls were accompanied by the beautiful Holly Miranda and Steel Train. A sold out crowd filled the hall, and you could hear the buzz as all the fans anxiously awaited the beginning of the night. Follow the jump for the full show review and pics.
|Location||Bass Concert Hall|
|Tickets||$23 – $35 from UT|
Friday is a day in Austin we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time as Tegan & Sara make their much anticipated stop at Bass Concert Hall. The Canadian duo will be joined on the stage by Steel Train and Holy Miranda. Surprisingly, tickets for this one can still be purchased from the UT performing arts center. Don’t miss out![audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/11-The-Ocean.mp3]
Download: Tegan & Sara – The Ocean [MP3]
Suhweet. Spinner’s the Interface hasn’t had too many bands recently that I care a lot about or at least not enough to tell you guys about. That changed this week with an in studio performance by our favorite Quinn sisters Tegan & Sara. The girls perform 4 songs all from their new album Sainthood which has been growing on me more and more with each listen. Maybe these live videos will help you to decide if that big ticket cost for their show at Bass Concert Hall in February is really worth it.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/teganandsara-hell.mp3]
Download: Tegan & Sara – Hell [MP3]
Yes that’s right ladies and gentlemen, the legendary Elvis Costello will be playing Bass Concert Hall on September 9th. Why are we telling you about this now? Tickets go on sale today at 10am, that’s why! Head here at 10 Monday to purchase your tickets. Anybody want to take guesses on how flippin’ expensive this will be?
If you’re looking for what makes Flight of the Conchords so hilarious, look no further than Jemaine Clement’s perspective on the band’s comedic strategy, “We tell you lies, and if you laugh, they’re jokes.” Funny enough, that sounds about right doesn’t it? Lies or not, Jemaine, along with his partner Bret McKenzie, had everyone in the packed Bass Concert Hall laughing uncontrollably for most of their Thursday night set. We were in attendance and had one hell of a time. Follow the jump to hear our thoughts on the show and see some fancy pictures.
Coming off the huge recent popularity of their HBO series and debut LP, Flight of the Conchords are touring the nation and making a stop at Bass concert hall on Thursday night. This show has been sold out for quite some time now so try craigslist for some buying options. Show starts around 8 with an opening set by Eugene Mirman.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/businesstime.mp3]
Download: Flight of the Conchords – Business Time [MP3]
Well, it’s not exactly a traditional from the closet, as The Mozz is still around and kicking out great tunes, but we here at ATH feel like we need to honor the man this week with his very own segment. Morrissey will be making his way to Bass Concert Hall this Sunday night to belt those songs out to all you lovers, and odds are you won’t regret the price of the ticket. Whether you love him from the Smiths or his solo work, we all have to give in to the fact that his voice alone influenced hordes of indie kids for years to come. For that, and for your great songs, we bring you Morrissey, out from the closet.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/19-the-more-you-ignore-me-the-closer-i-get.mp3]
This past Saturday we were lucky, as were many of our fellow Austinites, to catch Broken Social Scene in the act. The band played for nearly three hours, despite Kevin Drew’s illness, which forced him to cancel their show in Dallas on the previous evening. Here are some solid pictures from the show for you to relive those special moments, or to pretend you were there. You can also read our interviews with Charles Spearin and Brendan Canning.
Prior to Broken Social Scene taking the stage at Bass Concert Hall we were able to grab a few minutes with Brendan Canning and Charles Spearin. They talk about the current state of the band, their most recent tour, and details about their solo albums. Thanks to Robin and Brendan for all of the arrangements and preparations.
Read the Brendan Canning Interview
Read the Charles Spearin Interview
Here’s the one we’ve all been waiting months for. Canadian super group Broken Social Scene is bringing the house down at Bass Concert Hall this Saturday evening in Austin. If you’re foolish enough to not have tickets yet, try searching craiglist because tickets are sold out. The band will be joined by special guest Lymbic System. Music starts promptyly at 8pm. This may be the one show you’ll regret missing this year.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/11-lovers-spit.mp3]
Download: Broken Social Scene – Lover’s Spit [MP3]