Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Band of Heathens w. Jason Eady

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

Release Date: 2008-08-27 This popular, Austin-based quintet is poised to leap beyond their Texas borders with their eponymous studio debut, and is backing it up with an aggressive touring schedule of 200+ dates this year that includes an ACL slot. While playing at Austin landmark Momo’s in different bands, respectively,...

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Ultraviolet Sound & Electric Valentine

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

Release Date: 2008-08-27 Ultraviolet Sound and Electric Valentine are the latest industry-breaking buzz bands to hit the SA scene courtesy of Poparazzi, the pop-muzik dance party that takes over the dance floor Thursday nights at Atomix. L.A. quartet Ultraviolet Sound pumps out addictive, electro-dance rock that demands you shake...

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Horrific Film Fest

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

Release Date: 2008-08-27 Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead? Quench your thirst for blood with a three-day festival featuring horror flicks ranging from full-length features to short films from around the world. Don your most gruesome living dead costume for the Zombie Walk...

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Anthony Green (of Circa Survive), The Good Old War, & Person L

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

Release Date: 2008-08-27 Anthony Green hits the road sans Circa Survive this summer, backed by buddies from Philadelphia’s Good Old War as he strums through cuts off his first solo album, Avalon. Expect rousing acoustic rock ’n’ roll and sincere songwriting from the veritable frontman. Good Old War will play...

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Greg Mortenson

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

Release Date: 2008-08-27 Mortenson vowed to build a school in a remote Pakistan village when he noticed local children using sticks and dirt to practice their lessons, and his foundation is now responsible for the education of more than 24,000 children in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Taliban’s breeding ground. Mortenson...

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Jeremy Enigk (of Sunny Day Real Estate), Jason Stiles, Pop Pistol, & Ledaswan

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

Release Date: 2008-08-27 When he fronted for Sunny Day Real Estate, Enigk’s whine-tinged tenor helped define “emo” in its mid-’90s heyday, before the term became largely synonymous with “horse shit.” Enigk’s solo efforts are comfortably familiar to SDRE fans, though his voice has grown smoother with age, losing a bit...

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Cowabunga!

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

Release Date: 2008-08-27 Beef seems to be slowly getting stampeded right out of the American diet. Or at least that’s what one might think if they heeded the warnings of former surgeon general and all-around health guru Dr. Andrew Weil, super-sizer Morgan Spurlock, and the final say on American opinion, Oprah. A...

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Concerts Under the Stars

Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-08-20 Don’t miss the final night of the Botanical Garden’s summer concert series. Catch the breezy, upbeat pop stylings of local favorite Buttercup, who always throw in a little South Texas flair. They’ll be playing tunes from their latest album, The Head Sits Upside Down on the Top...

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I.O.U.S.A.

Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-08-20 This documentary explores rising gasoline, food, and health-care costs, while discussing the implications for the nation and U.S. citizens. I.O.U.S.A. echoes the “Fiscal Wake-Up Tour” and tells the story of America’s four key deficits — budget, savings, balance of payments, and leadership. After the screening, theaters become...

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Darkest Hour, As Blood Runs Black, Misery Signals, Winds of Plague, Stick to your Guns, Arsis, & more

Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-08-20 The Thrash & Burn Tour is set to destroy the White Rabbit this Friday, headlined by the frenetic mayhem and chaotic melody of Darkest Hour. Their strong foundation of Gothenburg-style Swedish death metal, hardcore song structure, and punk-rock attitude points to a fierce band with extreme, yet...

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