Bass Concert Hall
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"...Call it a comeback. (Hole in the Wall, 10pm) -Andy Langer..."
"...The resulting Lone Wolf demo should garner the band the belated attention they deserve, mostly because it captures the sonic weirdness and neo-Cream quirk of El Flaco's live show. (Katie Bloom's, 10pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...She follows her self-released and critically acclaimed Crooked Mile in June with an as-yet untitled set produced by Jim Ebert (Marvelous 3, Everything). (Waterloo Brewing Co., 8pm)-- Andy Langer..."
"...Best of all, their latest in a series of increasingly rare local shows is free-to-the-public, outdoors, and at the request of their hero, Joe Ely. (Waterloo Park, 6pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...Led by Texas Music Hall of Famer Jason McMaster, GMC is all old-school, no-bullshit metal, all the time -- with riffs, speed, and surprisingly well-written songs to burn. (Atomic Cafe, 10pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...Last year's Rykodisc bow Draw Them Near earned both critical acclaim and solid AAA radio play for its deft mixture of rock, folk, and pop. (Iron Cactus, 8pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...While their Right Said Fred getups and a funky falsetto run through "Comfortably Numb" are scary, their self-titled debut is chock-full of guilty pleasures, their stageshow making Fischerspooner's look like kid's play. Andy Langer..."
"...Andy Langer: Jon Dee Graham, Continental Club, any Wednesday..."
"...BLU SANDERS: It's entirely fitting that singer-songwriter Blu Sanders splits his time between New York and Austin; his songs are somehow singularly gritty and laid-back. Last year's 5 to Care About EP was a slice of truth in advertising, and he's also having success as a songwriter -- Jack Ingram is currently enjoying a radio revival with the Sanders-penned "A Little Bit." (Cactus Cafe, 8pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...We'll see you there. Andy LangerFRIDAYKacy Crowley..."
"...8pm, Tambaleo Fantastic word of mouth has brought this Toronto-based singer-songwriter and Broken Social Scenester's twangy solo debut, Motor Motel Love Songs, across the border on Arts & Crafts Records. Wilco comparisons are inevitable, but Lucinda Williams might be a better touchstone. Andy Langer..."
"...Damn, why didn't someone think of this earlier? -- Andy LangerFRIDAYMidlake, Noon, Austin Ventures stage Boasting an arsenal of bittersweet, organ-drenched Radiohead-circa-1997 hymns, Denton's Midlake stands out among the early-day festival performers. After this year's SXSW, Midlake became the third Denton band (along with Lift to Experience and Jetscreamer) to sign to Bella Union, the British label run by Cocteau Twins Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde..."
"...With one album in the can and a follow-up already nearing completion, as well as a live show that's finally jelled, if either album has songs as radio-ready as Seven, this will be their last SXSW as an unsigned contender. (Babe's, 9pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...Who will release the album is still anybody's guess, but the local punk/poet/Spanker promises his "Wammojam" will be an "absolute download of mind-numbing soundflood" and nothing like his debut. (Electric Lounge, 11pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...BILLY JOE WINGHEAD: This Oklahoma-based outfit claims to peddle "Gothindustrocowpunk," but a recent Hole in the Wall gig proved they're really just good ol' fashioned entertainers - with some genuine theremin action and a shockabilly stage schtick full of cheap thrills that would do the Butthole Surfers proud. (Bates Motel, 9pm) - Andy Langer WALTER TRAGERT: There's a few singers out there whose voices recall Graham Parker..."
"...Her post-Atlantic revival infuses the swagger or her live show, with the charming smarts of last year's Jon Dee Graham-produced Moodswing. Andy Langer..."
"...TARA ANGELL: This snarling NYC singer-songwriter has earned a reputation for the unlikely combination of heartbreaking songs and a spunky live set. Her upcoming disc, Come Down, was produced by Joseph Arthur; Daniel Lanois described it as "the darkest and truest record I've heard since early Black Sabbath." (Lounge, 8pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...Their 1999 debut Boo-Tay spawned a hit in "You Blew Me Off," but their new Brainwasher is more sophomore slam than slump: witty and sarcastic, while skillfully capturing the raw aggression of their live shows. (Stubb's, 9pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...ORIXA: Under a moniker that could very well be Spanish for "Rock en Español's next big thing," "reputation for stellar live show," or "San Francisco's Vallejo," this bilingual outfit offers up a self-proclaimed "Latin Ruckus" of rock, samba, hip-hop, reggae, funk, Afro-Cubano, ska, and hardcore on their latest release, 2012 e.d. (The Drink on 6th, 9pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...He also makes fine albums of his own, last year's Country Sunshine being a collection of crisp melodies and vivid narratives. (Austin Music Hall, 9pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...All for Believing EP preps a full-length in May. Andy LangerFRENCH KICKS10pm, Buffalo Billiards New York quartet the French Kicks aren't French, but they fit in with Canadians Arcade Fire and Stars..."
"...With songs from Easy, her instantly likeable new album, and a firecracker of a new live band (featuring guitarist Mark Spencer) this is your best bet to kickoff Sunday with an ear-to-ear smile. (Texas, 12:30pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...Like the rest of the bill, theirs is a can't-miss set. (Metro, 8pm-1am) -- Andy Langer..."
"...VALLEJO: Transforming one of Austin's most popular live acts into an international radio phenomenon has been an understandably slow go, but Emilio Estefan's Crescent Moon label is patient; they recently green-lighted the band's second major-label set, the follow-up to 2000's promising Into the New. (Town Lake Stage, 8pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...Said label released last year's full-length Weather, intelligent modern pop that translated into a SXSW spent schmoozing in the Four Seasons lobby. (Iron Cactus, 9pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...CORY BRANAN: Equal parts Jack Ingram and John Prine, this Memphis singer-songwriter's debut, The Hell You Say, stands as one of last year's lost gems; it's an instantly engaging collection of witty, self-effacing narratives that suggest "lost" isn't likely to apply much longer. (Pecan Street Alehouse, 9pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...An early EP suggests Jeff Buckley and Radiohead fetishes. (Iron Cactus, 10pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...Debut LP, Tragedy Rocks, in May. Andy LangerSALLY TIMMS8pm, Red Eyed Fly Sally Timms knows it's a man's man's man's world, and she takes on the role In the World of Him..."
"...Berkeley's recent Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award was well-earned from ASCAP. Andy LangerDAVID RYAN HARRIS8pm, Cedar Street Courtyard Like David Garza or Jon Brion, this Atlanta-raised singer-songwriter's strongest asset is his audience of peers..."
"...His "Orange Sky" has been on Dawson's Creek and in Garden State, but deserves a fuller life on his soon-to-be-completed debut LP. Andy LangerDEL CASTILLO6pm, Town Lake Stage @ Auditorium Shores Thanks to impassioned performances, a surplus of Latin grooves, and the speedy guitar work of brothers Rick and Mark del Castillo, this 2003 Austin Music Award-winning sixpiece has earned national buzz..."
"...Their self-titled debut for Razor & Tie features the band's self-proclaimed "sexy metal" and next-level musicianship. Andy LangerVIDEO SCREAMS10:15pm, Jackalope Austin's Video Screams buzz with duel guitar/keyboard fury..."
"...Less easily explained is their self-titled debut, a quirky, intriguing set that, suffice it to say, oughtta suit Meat Puppets fans just fine. (Heritage, 2pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...He's twice as charming onstage. (Waterloo Park, 7pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...And because the genre's ironic trademark of brilliance is its comedy factor, Ritual Killing's one-two punch of "Death Is the Love Drug" and the "Feasting of Flesh" makes this an immediate winner. -- Andy Langer..."
"...Warden's been a hot commodity on Music Row ever since, so expect a batch of new tunes at this rare hometown appearance. Andy LangerWayne Hancock 2:50pm, Austin Ventures stage..."
"... Audra Schroeder TOM VEK8pm, La Zona Rosa This 23-year-old Brit isn't the only one kicking out Pro Tools-enhanced electro-rock in his garage, yet few of his brethren have put out anything as ultra-stylish as "If You Want," which splits the difference between Soul Coughing and Franz Ferdinand. Andy LangerTAYLOR HOLLINGSWORTH8pm, Continental Club Baby-faced Birmingham boy Taylor Hollingsworth isn't afraid to let his nasal J..."
"...quartet punched their hip cards twice more by recording their debut EP at Tiny Telephone and holding down a coveted residency at Los Angeles' Spaceland. Andy Langer..."
"...This veteran's forthcoming solo debut, Stealing Any Beauty, suggests a sturdy grasp on gritty, low-frills rock, à la Lenny Kravitz and the Black Crowes. (Mother Egan's, midnight) -- Andy Langer..."
"...47]; always enlightening to encounter the actual words of the person featured. Also good article by Andy Langer about Grissom and Holt ["A Piece of Their Souls," Vol..."
"...That his band the Roam is arguably Austin's best new backing outfit hasn't hurt things either. (La Zona Rosa, 9pm) -- Andy Langer..."
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"...The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman was one of 2004's most twisted, brilliant comedy records. Andy Langer El OTRO LADO DE LA MUSICA LATINA8pm-2am, Caribbean Lights BMI's annual Latin piata cracks opens with the Mosquitos-esque pop of L.A.'s Arlene Ponce-pleasing Juguete, out in support of their smooth, sporty, self-titled debut, and closes on the R&B barrio beats of hip-hop duo Mexiclan..."
"...A recent series of demos produced by Billy Harvey suggests that while her lilt may be country, her songwriting has AAA written all over it. Andy Langer..."
"...Between the strength of the material on her latest set, 1,000 Kisses, and newfound onstage confidence, seeing Griffin these days is to see someone truly at the top of what was already considerable game. (Texas, 5pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...The pair collaborated on a tune for April's radio-ready Wake, her follow-up to 1999's critically acclaimed Brief Stop. (Momo's, 4:30pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...IAN MOORE: After racking up strong reviews for last year's superbly written, pop-oriented And All the Colors , Moore's been busy bouncing between Austin and his new Washington home planning the June release of a live record and video capturing recent gigs here and in Houston. (Stubb's, 9pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...It's a radio-ready slab of anthemic pop, and Walker's assessment that his band sounds like a "futuristic George Harrison" isn't too far off the mark. (La Zona Rosa, 10pm) -- Andy Langer..."
"...JournalistAndy Langer, The Austin Chronicle..."