Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Nite Full of Opening Bands

Well, my Thanksgiving was very good. I spent time with the immediate family with out any complications. I was even able to see a couple of friends and bumped into an old high school friend while I was out and about.

This weekend there is really nothing going on show wise that I'm just dying to write about, but just hit the Red River district for a drink or two. This leads me to what show I'll be checking out at Emo's on December 2nd. Deerhunter will be playing live on the outside stage at Emo's. There is a lot of hype around their new album. I read some where that it was a masterpiece. I personally haven't really heard it nor any of there older material, but I think this going to be a really good show. I remember seeing that Deerhunter opened up for NIN. It was kinda strange, but NIN had a wide array of different opening acts like Does This Offend You, Yeah!, Crystal Castles, Ghostland Observatory. I really don't know if most NIN fans really dug all these different acts, but I would have.

Opening up for Deerhunter is Times New Viking and Nite Jewel. Nite Jewel opened up for Glass Candy this last October, so when I saw she was coming through Austin, it really struck my interest in this show. I'll let the music speak for itself with these two videos. One is from Deerhunter and the other from Nite Jewel. By the way, Times New Viking will be playing at Sound on Sound records during the day at 5pm. I think its free too.

Deerhunter - "Strange Lights":

Nite Jewel - "Artificial Intelligence":

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Prayer

I'm going to Victoria Texas today to visit friends and family for the holiday. I have a three day mini-vacation to get away from work and Austin. Getting away from work is a good thing, but leaving Austin isn't. There is really nothing fun to do in Victoria like there is in Austin, but I'm going for family and I won't worry about Victoria being boring(I'll make my own fun). Hopefully my grandmother makes some goodies to eat, so I can't wait to stuff my face.

I was watching this History channel Thanksgiving special about the turkey, and how different a turkey raised in farms, to meet consumers demands, is from a wild turkey. The farm raised turkey weighs 50% more then a wild bird due to the vitamins, proteins, and who knows whatever else they feed it to get them that big. The farm raised bird looses a lot of its eye site and the ability to fly. The special showed the turkey's life in a chronologically order from its birth, until its death when its slaughtered. There something that so mechanical and eerie about how animals are systematically slaughtered to meet the supermarket needs. I'm really on the verge of going vegan for ethical reasons. i digress.

My friend David Felts from Victoria sent me a link to this video, Thanksgiving Prayer by William S. Burroughs:

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday Nite Lights

Ol'school reggae yo! Sister Nancy at da motha fucking Scoot Inn/end....EAST side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! represent :P

The video sound is kinda of loud, I apologize in advance :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday Nite Lights


Gang Gang Dance will be in Austin Nov 21st. Its an experimental electronic band from Brooklyn NY. Their music is very interesting and its a super sonic riot. What I get from it when I just browsed their playlist, is soft textured sounds or chaotic noise which morphs with dancey beats. Rainbow^Arabia is one of the opening bands which have a similar experimental sound but with an Middle Eastern influences. I think the cover is only $8 dollars for two great bands, and its an awesome way to start your Friday night off. Check'em out.

After the show at Mohawk, I plan on going to Black and Tan to see Flosstradamus; that is if its not at capacity. This is a free show, so you can't go wrong with this. I saw Flosstradamus in July this year, and I had a blast. The show is free because its being thrown by Camel cigarettes, but you still need some sort of voucher slash ticket. I have a couple extras, so if you need one hit me up on Myspace. The door guys may not be Nazis about the ticket voucher thing at the door, so if you don't get one, I would still try and go up there and see if you can get in without one.

Monday, November 17, 2008


The EAST Austin studio tour is a two day shindig which happens on Saturday November 22nd and Sunday November 23rd. Its massive with over 200 plus artist and 150 different art spaces partaking in the affair. Its a little overwhelming with all the different places to hit up on the Eastside, but I'm sure I'll come across some cool art and artist. Glasstire should have some more information on it this week too.

Heres a flyer and link:

To inspire you so that you'll take some intiative and actually participate in the tour, I've posted pictures of a couple of local artist making some interesting things. I dont know if they'll have any pieces up around town, but I'm sure there is going to be something for everyone.


By William Hundley


By Elaine Bradford

First post and Fun Fun Music Festival

I doubt anybody will reads this, but if you do, I apologize in advance for any writing errors or not keeping up with this blog. I'm also computer illiterate. This is all new for me, and I'll be experimenting with this blog. Here we go, here a short post:

Toxic Avenger's and Franki Chan's set was so much fun at the Fun Fun Fun Music Festival! Read iheart comix's blog about their day stay in ATX. Reminisce in bliss or go next year to the fff fest, sell a dam kidney if you have to.