Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Want a rise with that?

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-02-27 Parked cars lined the street corner of Guadalupe and Trinity last Wednesday afternoon, while other drivers scoped out makeshift spots amid “No Parking” and “No Trespassing” signs posted in front of homes. The Pussycat Dolls’ “Buttons” was blasting when we entered the front door of Las...

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Fred Eaglesmith's 5th Annual Texas Weekend w.

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-02-27 Clean the rodeo dust off your boots and don some comfortable blue jeans for this four-day country-music festival at Gruene Hall. Canadian singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith headlines Friday and Saturday evening. $40 buys a ticket for Friday’s Fred Eaglesmith BBQ Dinner Show catered by the Gristmill, and...

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The Phantom of the Opera

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-02-27 With lavish sets, costumes, and special effects, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera transforms the Majestic into the 1911 Paris Opera House, where music and masquerade are inspired by a phantom in the catacombs. Phantom recently surpassed Cats to become the longest-running show on Broadway...

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An Altar for Emma

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-02-27 San Antonio native Emma Tenayuca was a pioneering activist who focused on the disparity between rich and poor and issues affecting laborers and migrant workers. She’s often left out of history books and lists of local heroes, so the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and Our Lady...

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All That Remains, Chimaira, Five Finger Death Punch, & Light This City

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-02-27 What do Bon Jovi and Chimaira have in common? Signature Series guitars from ESP, now introduced by Chimaira guitarists Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries. With their album Resurrection, Chimaira has earned a respectable buzz in the world of hardcore, underground metal. A night of mayhem ensues with...

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Last Friday at Beethoven: The Sons of Sancho, Ledaswan, & Doc-J

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-02-27 Hip-hop, live music, poetry slam, food and beer, all in an event appropriately titled Last Friday. Put together by local band The Sons of Sancho, the monthly event proves that live, original music can thrive and it doesn’t have to follow any rules. This month features The...

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South Austin Jug Band

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-02-27 Delivering their unique hybrid of Americana and rock, this Austin band stops at Casbeers as part of a nationwide tour to promote their newest album Strange Invitation. Funky string sounds mix with drums, electric guitar, and digital looping to create the edgy, modern bluegrass sound exclusive to...

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Audrey Auld Mezera and Andrew Hardin

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-02-27 When it comes to musical tastes, Australia sometimes feels like Tennessee with kangaroos. The land down under has its own secret history (at least it’s a secret to most Americans) of singing cowboys and bluegrass groups who take as much inspiration from Celtic folk as American...

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Thriller 25

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Thriller 25 Composer: various Conductor: Michael Jackson Label: Epic Release Date: 2008-02-27 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: R & B In 1982, Michael Jackson and producer Quincy Jones focused the youthful energy of Off the Wall into a more diverse and mature package, tackling pop,...

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District Line

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM

District Line Composer: Bob Mould Conductor: Bob Mould Label: Anti Release Date: 2008-02-27 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: Indie Rock To think there was once a time when 30 was considered way too “old” for a rock musician! I mean, just imagine Mick Jagger singing...

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