Butterfly Bar at the Vortex
"...The ninepiece (average age: 19) performs every Wednesday on Fuji TV's The Best House 1-2-3. GO!GO!7188 is an odd name for a band, but the Tokyo trio's slicked-up pop would sound right at home on modern rock radio as vocalist Nakashima Yumi may well be Japan's answer to Gwen Stefani..."
"...The best roots rock coming out of the Great White North for SXSW 07...."
"...The following are the Chronicle's endorsements in selected contested races for the March 7 primaries in Travis County; we make no endorsements in uncontested races. Our choices are based on research and discussions among our editorial board, comprised of the News staff, the News editors, Editor Louis Black, and Publisher Nick Barbaro..."
"...Yet the artist-in-residence known as Biscuit is at least another lifetime more than the sum of his musical resume. His art like his music is known and revered far outside the 78704 and 512...."
"...In high school, Jackson staged his first official performance, opening for SpiceGurlPurp at Red 7 (now Barracuda). ScoreMore’s Eric Castillo came away impressed by his energy..."
"...Two of Austin’s cheekiest freak-out acts team up for a zero-dollar-suggested show. Sailor Poon and Big Bill contended for 2017’s best track title with “White Male Meltdown” and “Clint Eastwood Is My Dad,” respectively..."
"...Night one of the RNC promises oratory prowess from former celebrity Scott Baio, first lady candidate Melania Trump, and Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson. For locals who couldn’t make the 1,400-mile sojourn to home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Downtown nightclub Barracuda streams the action live 7-10pm..."
"...The year is 1975 and Clifton Chenier and His Red Hot Louisiana Band have just taken the stage at the grand opening of Antone's. Over the next 40 years, the blues club would become the stomping grounds of legends like B.B..."
"...Bad News Boys ends a six-year hiatus since 2009's Invisible Girl and finds both Khan and Mark "BBQ" Sultan once again spinning unhinged madness, from the deranged doo-wop of "Alone Again" and "Buy Bye Bhai" to the paranoid speed rock of the Conan O'Brien-inspired "Zen Machines." The duo flips off Montezuma's revenge on hardcore freak-out "D.F.O." ("Diarrhea fuck off!") and crunch, crunch, crunches the positively silly "Snackin' After Midnight." Hooch-fueled hook-up fun that doesn't have to make sense. (7:40pm, Yellow stage)..."
"...Seventh Street Surprise: Jason McNeely tells "Playback" that his new venue at 611 E. Seventh, formerly Red 7, won't open until December, but it will host special events before that..."
"...The atomic punks’ Chaos in Tejas set in 2012 before the Clean at what’s now Cheer Up Charlies erupted. Expect the same Monday at Red 7 in a rare return...."
"...The young trio, whose vision of post-punk is lively, wiry, and grunge-stained, played tight and defied all logic in becoming a fun-in-the-sun soundtrack. Having formed in 2013 and self-releasing an EP last year, Borzoi’s the latest addition to Pau Wau’s roster with a 7-inch single arriving this month..."
"...The director's working on one final piece of unfinished film business: securing rights to the 40-plus pieces of Doug Sahm music, racking up a total of $75,000 in publishing fees. For that, the producers have launched a Kickstarter campaign (www.kickstarter.com/projects/504936151/join-the-new-doug-sahm-documentary-in-spreading-th) to help advance the mission, which boasts a higher purpose than simply viewership...."
"...Tacoma, Wa., native Larry Parypa, 69, returns to Austin at Red 7 on Sunday, with what’s arguably America’s first punk band, the Sonics. Supporting This is the Sonics, their first full-length release since 1966, the guitarist discusses what it’s like waking up after 50 years to discover your teenage hobby band has become a seminal influence...."
"...“Living in San Antonio, my friends and I often found ourselves driving to Austin to go to shows at Mohawk, Red 7, and also to go to Fun Fun Fun Fest,” Carey told the Chronicle by phone last week. “That’s how I knew they were the only ones we wanted to work with.”..."
"...The roots of East Cameron Folkcore spring from beer-soaked Tuesday nights at the Hole in the Wall. When Denis O'Donnell and Nate Hill, now co-owners of the White Horse on East Fifth, began managing the venerable dive in 2007, they ushered in a new crop of local talent..."
"...Thu., March 19, 1am, Red 7..."
"...At my last HAAM Hear Clinic two years ago, I was provided a deluxe set of custom earplugs, valued at least 10 times higher than the $25 charged. A few months later, in a mosh pit at Red 7, I lost them...."
"...Swedish death metallers Tribulation lunge at you in corpse paint brandishing homicidal riffs and thrilling verve. As opener on Friday’s Mohawk sundering, they’ll get no more than 20-25 minutes – about their allotment opening for Watain and In Solitude at Red 7 on Halloween Eve in 2013..."
"...1. In 2011, they brought Kendrick Lamar to Red 7 where he played to 90 people – one of several hip-hop superstars ScoreMore booked pre-boom, including Macklemore and Wiz Khalifa...."
"...Since announcing the imminent birth of RTJ2, last month's second album, both he and Mike have assumed kingpin status, with two early singles (including one with Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha) and a hotter than Hades stopover in Austin last month that had everybody inside Red 7 off their rockers. Unlike the first album, released last June after a series of mad-dash recording sessions, this one's a more practiced affair, with meet-ups between tour stops and downtime in Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles...."
"...On the flip side, Thomas opens verse three of "Animal" by screaming, "I eat pizza all fuckin' night!" This finger-snapping inventory of adolescent vices is downright liberating. (12:45am, Red 7 inside)..."
"...Riverboat Gamblers(Sat., 10:15pm, Red 7 outside) Melodic punk vets known for live-wire performances where frontman Mike Wiebe invariably endangers himself...."
"...As Monch lit up Empire next, Queens MC Homeboy Sandman closed up across the street at Red 7 to a thin crowd. Low key beats enhance the spitter’s intense cerebral flow, and there’s none of the urgent dancing on this side of E..."
"...Buzz Osborne takes a sonic sidestep on Sunday at Red 7, leaving his trusty EGC axe and Sunn Beta amp head at home in favor of a Chinese Blueridge acoustic guitar. We sparred with the ever immodest Melvins mainstay about his solo tour and new LP, This Machine Kills Artists...."
"...Valderrama became the group's vocalist in 2005, then left the next year to work in the U.S., where he became friends with Calderon. A much different lineup of Headcrusher toured the States in 2007 before taking residency in New York City and dissolving one year later..."
"...Pseudogod Wed., May 28, Red 7..."
"...Destruction Unit Sun., June 1, Red 7..."
"...Wedged between Argentina and the Pacific Ocean, Chile has grown to a nation of over 17 million. Like any predominantly Catholic country, it lends itself to death metal..."
"...From skittish garage-blues ("Duckin and Dodgin") to pale blue-eyed elongations ("Instant Disassembly"), it all hits like a blast of warm subway air on a cold day. (Thu., May 29, Red 7)..."
"...It's certainly weird, but you're often left wondering if Beth Israel are in on the joke. Does the singer know he can't sing? Do the rinky-dink melodies become him? Why are the songs more memorable than good? Why do I keep coming back? (Thu., May 29, Red 7)..."
"...More assuage than assault, Nothing gives warm hugs really loudly. (Sun., June 1, Red 7)..."
"...Catch the title track, a rattling, intergalactic hymnal, or the seven-minute operatic "Bad Dreamer." This sophomore effort catches one of Texas' most promising acts in full bloom. (Thu., May 29, Red 7)..."
"...Brooks, axe grinder Anthony Vialon, and basher Henry Wilson apply generous dollops of Torche-like melody to both the instrumental interaction and the frontman's own gritty singing, which gives bonecrushers "Love Comes Crushing," "War Party," and the title slab enough accessibility to bend new ears while retaining amp-abusing crunch for the faithful. (Thu., May 29, Red 7)..."
"...A full two months before its usual unveiling, Transmission Events just announced the cull for Fun Fun Fun Fest’s ninth annual edition, set for Auditorium Shores and Butler Park Nov. 7-9..."
"...For starters, the group's participation in Psych Fest is ironic in light of the fact that, when they started in San Francisco in 1965, their R&B-inflected rock & roll – as manifested on early LPs Supersnazz, Flamingo, and Teenage Head – was the antithesis of the acid-fueled excess that would soon dominate the local scene. By the time the Groovies reemerged with 1975's now classic Shake Some Action, Chris Wilson had replaced original frontman Roy Loney and they'd adopted a punchy jangle-pop sound...."
"...A six-minute Hendrix jam finishes off this cranial service in a puddle of drone. (Thu., 12:45am, Red 7)..."
"...After their set at Red 7 on Saturday night, I spoke with Guardian and vocalist Carlos Zema about the past and future of Immortal Guardian...."
"...San Francisco quadruped Orchid made a splash with last year's The Mouths of Madness, justifying the reissue of its early work. The Zodiac Sessions pairs debut EP Through the Devil's Doorway with its first full-length Capricorn for 75 minutes' worth of occult proto-metal mania..."
"...Part of the problem remains in Ellis' reedy voice, which mutes the impact of the songs like the soul-stirring title track and a misplaced cover of Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years." Still, the redneck novelty of "TV Song" name dropping Walt Disney and Betty Draper, and the reverb-soaked and soaring "Only Lies" stand out for pop melodies on tales well told. (9:50pm, Red 7; Fri., Continental Club, 11pm)..."
"...Say Yes to Love gets bogged down in some questionably drawn-out experimentation toward the end, but that can't undo the face-peeling impact of its first 15 minutes. (11:20pm, Red 7 Patio)..."
"...A struggling soul singer since he first began work on his largely glossed-over 1979 bow Let's Talk It Over, Fields, now in his early 70s, says he reobtained a belief in God soon after his debut failed to garner attention and he turned to the Bible for comfort...."
"...Wednesday, March 12, Red 7, 12mid..."
"...Southern Traditions Grass-fed Beef also sells at the Downtown Market, and they often have beef when Richardson’s is sold out. [image-7] Countryside Farms sells pastured chicken and pastured pork, both raw and made into delightful items such as charcuterie and rillettes. Countryside has also begun packaging its roasts into easy-to-eat portions suitable to lunch or dinner...."
"...South by Southwest has grown so big it’s now hosting music festivals within its own Music festival. This morning – 7:30am – the conference announced that ACL Live at the Moody Theater will host the five-night iTunes Festival, starring Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, and Zedd...."
"...A now decades-long career, two potential first-ballot Hall of Fame bands in Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr., and some of the most iconic songs in indie rock. On the phone for the former group’s Red 7 show tonight, he’s easy and honest, quick with a laugh and story..."
"...Afterward, I high-tailed it on over to Beerland for the OBN III’s, passing along word of Sweet Spirit to a few writers, then reinforced that first impression on Monday when I learned they’d play again that night at Red 7. We reconvened in the back of the venue and watched a half-hour of original material – fresh stuff, warm, with reverberating organs, and a big family of guitars...."
"...7) Words and Deeds The Austin Independent School District won its battle with the state with some creative wordplay. In April, Atty..."