Friday night at the Paramount we were treated to two unique artists in Chelsea Wolf and Eels, though they were both different in their approach and delivery. That being said, I’m pretty sure every audience member left with a smile on their face. Thanks to David Hall for grabbing some photos for us.
|Date||Friday, Sseptember 27th|
|Tickets||$40-$50 from Austin Theatre|
When I first started talking about this show, RayRay was giving me a hard time because he thought Aimee Mann was just typical chick rock; homeboy is wrong. For one, she’s worked with artists from Geddy Lee to Matthew Sweet, not to mention her role in the Independent Music Awards. And, accompanying her on the evening will be my man-crush, Ted Leo, who has a very valid history of his own. I’m not sure how the night will work, as I know the two have been playing joint sets as The Both, but perhaps we’ll get a little bit of both on the evening. Sure, prices are a tad steep, but have a feeling it will be a sepcial evening for all in attendance.
After spending several weeks with There’s No Leaving Now, I was really looking forward to hearing Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth. Not only did I get to see him grace the stage, but the show was at Paramount, which is perfectly fitting for music of this ilk.
Read on for more pics and comments from the set.
|Date||Tuesday, August 28th|
|Tickets||$30 from Austin Theatre|
I can’t tell you how excited I am to see Tallest Man on Earth again, not to mention the fact that his music seems perfectly fitting to the inherent beauty of Austin’s Paramount Theatre. He’s surely going to play a great deal off his excellent new album, There’s No Leaving Now, but you know he’ll play some gems like “King of Spain” too. I’m just excited I’ll get to hear him somewhere other than Antones, as I think he deserves a better audience than that typically chatty venue. Strand of Oaks will be opening the evening, so make sure to get there by 8 when the show starts.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/The_Tallest_Man_on_Earth_-_1904.mp3]
Download:The Tallest Man on Earth – 1904 [MP3]
Stephin Merritt and his odd band of thieves have been stealing our heart for almost two decades now, and on October 14th they came for blood here at Austin’s Paramount Theatre. The night come and gone, here are some highlights in short of the show. Follow the jump to read highlights.