The experts in pulling our old favorite bands from yesteryear into Austin, Margin Walker, have done it yet again folks by bringing the legendary punk group Jawbreaker to Austin. That’s right, the same Jawbreaker who haven’t played a Texas show in over 20 years, and though “back together”, only play special performances. This is a huge deal for both myself and Nate dog as this is one of the bands we grew up with and one of the bands that first introduced us to non crap. As far as the show goes, the event will take place at the Statesman Skyline Theater and tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 4th at 10am. Tickets are being sold via Skyline Theater website and will run you $44 for GA and $99 for VIP. Support for the show will be from Lemuria and locals A Giant Dog. I am very excite.
UPDATE: We asked Margin Walker boss man Graham Williams for a quote about his booking of Jawbreaker in Austin. Here’s what he had to say:
“While a lot of us got to see Jawbreaker in the 90s, far more never got that chance, as they broke up while really in the rise as a band. I think everyone had given up on the chance of them reuniting, so when they did, its been a goal to get them to Texas and pretty stoked we finally made it happen for everyone.” –Graham Williams
How many of you have been eagerly awaiting this Sufjan Stevens show at the Long Center to finally arrive? I know I’ve been looking forward to it for quite some time and I’m pumped that Tuesday is finally the day. Unfortunately this bad boy is sold out so I hope you bought some tickets ahead of time. I believe that Sufjan labelmate DM Stith will be opening things up for the night. You can also check out his new single “Too Much” below or stream his entire new The Adge of Adz album on his bandcamp site.
Download: Sufjan Stevens – Too Much [MP3]
Let’s face it, there really isn’t a better show in town this week. If you are nearing the end of your life, wouldn’t you like to say that you were there when Leonard Cohen played the Long Center in Austin? Sure, tickets may be a bit much, but you can’t go wrong with buying one of these. I mean, really, you can pay your bills next month, but Leonard only comes to Austin once in a lifetime, so live it up with Leonard this week.
Download: Leonard Cohen – A Singer Must Die [MP3]
We’ll go a little old school crooner this week, well, not that entirely old school, as the feature of this week is still up and at it. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Leonard Cohen. The man has been honored by everyone, and this Friday we have a chance to honor the man as well. You can do so by purchasing tickets to his show on April 2nd at the Long Center. This will be the show you will tell your kids about. Get a hold of your tickets here, and buy me one as well please!
Download: Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel No. 2 [MP3]