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This Week’s Shows

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Spring tours are in full effect, which means a truly intimidating amount of nearly constant concert announcements… luckily, you have us to steer you towards some of the more choice options.

Dengue Fever

Tonight, you should definitely check out Dengue Fever at the Mohawk. We first caught them during Fun Fun Fun Fest, when their Cambodian-influenced indie rocked our faces off.

Tuesday

Ouch. What is it with Tuesday nights in Austin lately? It’s almost like they are the new Thursday, with the amount of stiff competition between awesome bands playing one night. For this Tuesday, you have a choice between Cake at Stubbs and Mates of State at La Zona Rosa. Cake is sold out, but enterprising souls can find ways to get hold of a ticket or two…

Thursday

The Black and White Years are playing a show indoors at Stubbs, if you haven’t heard. It’s likely to sell out, so you may wanna buy tix now.

Friday

T-Bird & the Breaks

Death Cab for Cutie is playing the Austin Music Hall with Matt Costa and Ra Ra Riot. Brothers & Sisters are doing their feel-good brand of folk-y alt-country at Scoot Inn with JC & Co (Jason from Belaire and Voxtrot) and others. T-Bird & the Breaks (pic above) are throwing down neo-soul dance-friendy funkiness at Emo’s.

Saturday

The Red River Revolution II! The first one was late last fall, and it was already very chilly. With warmer weather upon us, the bonfire won’t be as essential as it was in the past, but will likely play a crucial role nevertheless in marshmallow-roasting endeavors. Featuring The Story Of, Sunset, Diagonals, and more, including DJ sets from members of the Black & White Years.

Also going down: Ume at La Zona Rosa. They’ve been making major waves with their post-punk grunge-y indie, along with lead singer Lauren’s powerhouse vocal stylings.

Give Peace A Dance – ATX Style

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Taken from http://www.earthdanceaustin.org/: “EarthDance, the Global Dance & Cultural Festival for Peace has grown to become the world’s largest simultaneous music and dance event. Founded in 1997, with 22 cities and 18 countries participating, EarthDance events have occurred in over 400 cities in 75 countries, with locations ranging from the club-lands of New York to the rainforests of Brazil . Every year, in alignment with the International Day of Peace, over 250,000 people unite in dance with hundreds of thousands more joining online in support of global peace and humanitarian aims.

EarthDance

EarthDance has been described by the music industry as the “Dance Aid” for the new millennium. “Think Global Act Local” is the aim of the event bringing together global communities to create a synchronized global festival and dance event to help fund humanitarian causes and develop an environment of peace throughout the World.

The highlight of the EarthDance Global event is a synchronized dance floor link-up, when the specially created song, “The Prayer for Peace” is played at every event across the world at exactly the same time. 6pm Central Time Houston TX, morning in Australia, sunrise over the Himalayas, midnight in London, afternoon in California – the universal prayer is a powerful moment that unifies our intention for a peaceful world.”

The first annual EarthDance Austin is happening in September! The 3-day camping festival will run September 25th-27th, and EarthDance Austin 2009 will support the non-profit charitable organization, Lance Armstrong Foundation. Among many artists from around the world, Chillville friends and Austin locals Govinda are on the bill, along with an impressive lineup of acts that are sure to serve up lots of dance energy and a great festival experience. Guests can also enjoy the psychedelic sights and sounds of Austin’s Canartic which has joined the festival lineup, and new acts continue to be added. The fun will go down at Apache Pass in “Downtown Texas” where there are several acres of open areas and some forested spots in which to camp, play, dance, and sing. You’ll find artisans, workshops, concerts and events all weekend long on five stages and plenty of room to frolic or simply – chill. A limited number of pre-sale tickets are now available. More information at EarthDanceAustin.org, or you can check it out on MySpace.

Reggae Fest Weekend

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Reggae Fest

The Austin musical festival formerly (officially) known as Marley Fest takes place this weekend once again at Auditorium Shores. Despite these April showers, the show will go on rain or shine, and it’s looking like Sunday will offer up a little for more “shine”. Showcasing the chillest of reggae and dub, headliners for this 12th annual event include the Ska-talites and the Wailing Souls, and local dub heroes Grimy Styles will take stage at 6:30 on Saturday. The event is just $10 per day or $15 at the door, and ticket sales benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. You can buy advance tickets through Friday afternoon at any Front Gate outlet. So support a good cause, share some positive vibes, and enjoy some ridiculously overpriced margaritas and hippie-centric arts and crafts. Gates open at noon and the show ends at 10PM each day. One love!

This Weekend

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Friday

Dan Deacon

You know what’s going to be awesome tonight? Dan Deacon at Emo’s, that’s what. He completely killed at Fun Fun Fun Fest in the fall, sending hundreds of festival-goers into a dance-party frenzy. His blend of electronic distortion and yelled-out dance move commands is guaranteed to be a blast, and the backing 15-piece ensemble, which includes 9 percussionists, is going to ensure that this is a show you will not soon forget.

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Also awesome, an entirely local and entirely rocked-out lineup at the Parish with White Denim, Corto Maltese, and Ume. Or, check out the fundraiser for When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (who got their equipment stolen recently, and are pictured above) at Beerland with the down, dirty garage rock of the Strange Boys. The Dinos, normally one of the most ear-meltingly loud bands in Austin, are playing an acoustic set, which is definitely intriguing.

Saturday

The French Kicks are back in town and playing their mellowed-out indie rock at the Mohawk. They’ve played there before to a decent crowd that left happy, so expect a fairly crowded venue and some fun tunes.

Before that, you should get your spring BBQ on with Do512 at their headquarters on south Lamar. From 5-9, there will be food, vodka-infused watermelon (and other alcoholic things of a drinkable nature), and DJ Thibault spinnin’ some tunes. It sounds like an awesome way to kick off your Saturday night before heading downtown.