Posts Tagged ‘austin’

Jesse James Wax Museum announces EP release/farewell show and name change

August 18, 2009

RedSquareBeatLayout2Local favorite Jesse James Wax Museum has announced its EP release and farewell show. The band recently changed its name to simply JJWM to coincide with the changing style of the music. The band will no longer go by Jesse James Wax Museum but simply JJWM. More details on the show, EP and more on the flip side of this little link…

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Centro-Matic coming to Randy Bacon Gallery Sounds May 8

April 7, 2009
Centro-Matic

Centro-Matic

It’s been quiet on the Gallery Sounds front since the NeverShoutNever/Do Tell & The Rumors/Carter Hulsey show on Valentine’s Day, but while there may be plenty to concentrate on with a new recording studio inside of the Monarch Art Factory on College Street the Randy Bacon Gallery isn’t dormant. The latest confirmed show, not listed yet on the Gallery Sounds website, is that of Texas indie-rock group Centro-Matic. The opening act is scheduled to be Austin-based melodic “landscape rock” group Monahans, named for the sand hills that form in West Texas. No word yet on ticket cost, but we’ll get it to you as soon as we have it.

FourFourTV @ SXSW: Part 1

March 26, 2009

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As we said before, the purpose of the roadtrip to Austin for South By Southwest was to cover Springfield’s bands at one of America’s largest and most visible music festivals. It took a little time (this stuff doesn’t edit in 10 minutes, or even an hour), but we’re now proud to present Part 1 of the trip, covering local indie-rock group Ilijah‘s performance on Thursday. You’ll find it after the break, and stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3.

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Coming This Week: The DeRosh following local acts at South By Southwest

March 18, 2009
The DeRosh: Have idiocy, will travel. Also, note the local band T-shirt in a foreign country. Reppin' worldwide, yo!

The DeRosh: Have idiocy, will travel. Also, note the local band T-shirt in a foreign country. Reppin' worldwide, yo!

That’s right, your faithful ne’er-do-well-with-a-laptop is hitting the road to follow Springfield’s representatives at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.* If all goes well, i.e. I don’t end up in jail or otherwise incapacitated, you should start seeing some recaps, pics and other sweet nuggets of musical goodness sometime tomorrow and continuing through the weekend.

Then my broke, tired ass will be back doing his usual thang on Monday. Peace out, mah homies.

* What this really amounts to: DeRosh will be another one of the thousands of douchebag bloggers wandering around with his laptop and extra-pasty skin in the Texas sun. Yee-haw!

A local SXSW party of a different kind

February 20, 2009

losecontrol_09So you think South By Southwest is about an endless series of indie bands, beer gardens and music bloggers? Nope. Springfield is bringing the dance party. Read after the break.

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Springfield Goes To SXSW 2009

January 22, 2009

sxsw2009muAustin’s annual South By Southwest music and film festival is still two months away (the full event is March 13-22, while the music festival runs specifically March 18-22), but we can already tell you that you have good reasons to make the drive to attend. Not only that, you’ll find some familiar faces onstage when you get there: Springfield bands Ha Ha Tonka (previously known as Amsterband) and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (set up by Polyvinyl, apparently, but canceled by the band) are both is on the list of acts playing showcase shows during the second weekend. (For a complete list of performers, click here.) We’re guessing here that the band secured the show with help from its label, Bloodshot Records, though that’s not confirmed. Regardless, they’ll be there and they’ll be playing–representing for Springfield at an internationally known music happening.

Need more reasons to make the road trip? Follow after the break.

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Springfield vs. Austin: Who wins?

September 15, 2008

I got an email last week from Jason Poe, formerly of the Springfield band the Professional Americans and currently living and writing music in Austin, Texas under the name Jets Under Fire. His band is coming back to Springfield this weekend to play at Randy Bacon Photography Studio & Gallery Saturday, September 20. Sounds like a cool show, I thought–and an opportunity. It seemed to me as though Jason would be especially qualified to write a musician’s-eye view comparing Springfield and Austin musically, looking at what Springfield does right as well as what it can do better. The results were everything I hoped for and more. It’s a long read, but I sincerely hope anyone who visits this site and cares about local music–from musicians to venue owners, and even local administrators–will gain something from it. Not only is it hopeful, it’s instructive. You’ll find the full essay after the break. Enjoy.

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