There are just some bands that you’re going to fawn over, so I’m always glad when I get a chance to see Terry Malts. It didn’t hurt that they had some great local acts supporting them before their set, which made for an all-around enjoyable night for us. Staying up late on a school night, well worth it.
You can read on for my thoughts and such things, not to mention B.Gray’s photos of the evening.
I didn’t really know what to expect on the evening of the Dent May show. There were tons of great bands playing, both local and traveling, so I wondered if people would turn out for Dent; turn out they did, buoyed by travelers from Ole Miss…leaving him with a home away from home show.
You can read further for my thoughts and Brian’s photos.
After spending several weeks listening to Pain is Beauty by Chelsea Wolfe, I was really anticipating an incredible show on Friday. Her voice and her continual growth led to a rather full crowd of eager lookie-loos yearning to hear her dark take on pop music. She was joined by Dallas act True Widow who aimed to set off the night in the right way.
Read on for thoughts, and thanks to our friend Bryan at PopPress for sharing some photos with us.
After a 7 year absence, Belle and Sebastian finally returned to Austin to play
The Bat Cave Moody Theater at Austin City Limits Live. Such a long absence would require a perfect show to win everyone over once again, and as expected, the Scots more than exceeded expectations.
Read on for more thoughts and plenty of photos.
Sure, we knew it was going to be a sweat night, with temperatures still bordering on 100 when the bands took the stage at The Mohawk, but how hot would it get? Real hot. Sweat from bands, sweat from fans and sweat from our drinks. Regardless, the rock must go on, and rock it did. A Giant Dog, Shannon and the Clams and Mikal Cronin get commendations for valor in the face of hair dryer air.
Read on for our thoughts on all the bands and see B.Gray’s pretty photos.
For some of us, catching Youth Lagoon on this tour would be the first time we caught the group with a full line-up, as the last time I caught Trevor Powers he was working the stage on his own. Such a change was likely to mix the sound up. We arrived early to catch the recent signing to Matador Records, Magical Cloudz.
Read on for my thoughts and photos from the excellent Brian Gray.
Let’s just call Sunday what it was: a horrific sea of phones. It’s clear to me now that Crystal Castles have blossomed into a deserving huge act, which unfortunately brings with it its own set of problems. We showed up early to catch Canadians Doldrums do their thing.
You can read on for my thoughts, and pics of Doldrums from our boy Brian Gray. Read more
After running all over town during SXSW, Beach Fossils made it back to Austin for a much anticipated set over at Red 7.
They were supported by a couple of great Austin bands, which hopefully garnered those acts some more love from the Austin crowd.
I hadn’t really been out and about, at least not to a proper show, since SXSW. But, with the Brooklyn act, Caveman, coming to town with their friends Pure Bathing Culture, I thought it would be the perfect time to venture out; it didn’t hurt that they bands would be playing at the Parish, which always has great sounds.
Read on for my thoughts on the bands and your typical excellent shots from B. Gray.
Danish powerhouse Efterklang had a difficult task when they came to town on Wednesday night, which was more or less, SXSW eve. It’s hard to entice people to a show when their racked with anxiety about scheduling and/or hiding from the masses. Sure, it wasn’t sold out, but all those in attendance were treated to a joyous evening set by the group.
Read on for our thoughts on the show, and photos from B. Gray.