Spider House Ballroom
"...Sisson points to the front room window that once housed an AC unit where the one who escaped on foot got into the house around 4:30am that rainy December morning. She says her partner found him crouched by the door waiting for someone to either enter the house or come out from one of the two back bedrooms..."
"...Sounds simple enough, but from the moment they stop to pick up Josh’s neo-hippie brother, Rhett (Wilkins), they meet one complication after another, most of them the result of Josh’s well-meaning but relentless ineffectualness. He’s a particular brand of hipster-in-a-hoodie, one who used to be a rocker but settled into being a booking agent; it’s hinted that Emily pressured him to abandon his band and, most significantly, the brutal touring schedule that kept him away from her..."
"...GRAVY BOAT: Gravy Boat is 100% South Austin rock & roll, tastier than Güero's and sturdier than singer/guitarist Jerry Renshaw's black Dodge pickup. Game enough to participate in a recent Monkees Hoot Night, the veteran quartet (Tallboy, Jesus Christ Superfly) just released its self-titled debut, which pulls a Drive-By on some Truckers as it tears down South Congress..."
"...Since I don't have one, most of my income comes from odd jobs, freelancing, self-employment, and savings now down to zero. What little money my band the Moving Panoramas makes goes back into recording, merch, tours, etc...."
"...What do Gossip Girl, The O.C., Mad Men, and Grey’s Anatomy have in common? Aside from sucking away weeks from the lives of their cult-like followers, they’ve all been guided by music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas...."
"...9pm, 1100 Warehouse Recalling when Kanye West was still just a college dropout, 20-year-old Kydd possesses a sharp wit, smooth flow, and a strong visual appeal – a trifecta that's resulted in a string of successful YouTube videos. Overdue mixtape The Sounds in My Head II should be his breakout moment, featuring lead single, "Hall Pass," a Dirty South banger with an ace assist from Yelawolf..."
"...For more than a decade, Leslie Sisson has graced myriad projects with her subdued vocals and guitar work, from defunct locals Black Lipstick to her most recent work with Matt Pond PA and Andrew Kenny's Wooden Birds. Harmony finally brings Sisson to the fore with a debut that calls upon many of those past collaborators even as it shows off the Austinite's talents..."
"...LATIN ACADEMY OF RECORDING PRESENTS: ... three of the hottest regional Latino acts in veteran border pop mobsters La Mafia, newcomers Grupo Control, and chart-climbers Palomo and Costumbre..."
"...All showcase times subject to changeJAWBONE8pm, Red Eyed Fly A one-man Motor City blues band with a penchant for racket, Jawbone (Bob Zabor) was one of the last performers under the patronage of legendary UK deejay John Peel. It's not hard to see why: In a landscape littered with Black Keys and Bob Logs, 2003's Dang Blues is a backyard stomp with rough edges to burn..."
"...DEADLINE FOR LISTINGS: Wed, June 14, 5pm, for June 23 issue. Listings are printed on a space-available basis..."