Remember when local print empire Mondo was just dedicated to filling up your wall space? With MondoCon, its annual gathering of film poster and paraphernalia fans, coming up this weekend, the team is taking over your record player, too.
It seems like too many of Austin's clubs and bars are either closing or moving because of rents. The latest shift sees the owners of two well-loved venues – Badlands and Rio Rita – exchanging fire via Facebook.
“I direct horror movies. I love horror movies. Horror movies will live forever.” At 68, John Carpenter could stay home in Los Angeles and live off memories of an unmatched career as a terror auteur. Instead, he commanded the ACL Live at the Moody Theater stage on Thursday night as a born again rock legend.
Remember when it seemed like interesting timing when it was announced that President Barack Obama will be in Austin for a fundraiser on the first day of SXSW? Now the other piece of the puzzle has appeared, as both he and First Lady Michelle Obama have been added to the schedule as speakers.
The first time audiences see Tristan Shone, aka Author & Punisher, they’re as transfixed by his heavy engineering instruments as they are by his doom-drone-industrial fusion. Yet he stresses that every element is essential to how the machine works. “I’m sure I could make a lot more money if I were a lot more ridiculous.” Catch him tonight at Sidewinder.
Italian composer Fabio Frizzi defines his music as having “a melodic, nostalgic approach.” Considering he’s best known for his collaborations with Italian gore auteur Lucio Fulci, that may seem strange. Even more bizarre may be that today – Friday – Frizzi and his band perform highlights of that work in a church.