Blessed (Vancouver), Super Thief, Honey + Salt, SXSW, Mikey & His Shame (Vancouver)
Dec
9
9:00 pm21:00

Blessed (Vancouver), Super Thief, Honey + Salt, SXSW, Mikey & His Shame (Vancouver)

We got a couple touring bands from Vancouver and some killer local acts too!! H+S is fresh off recording some slick new songs and SXSW has been killing as of late with some new Sonic Youth style dueling guitar jams. Come chill!!!

Blessed (VN)
http://blessedband.bandcamp.com/album/blessed

SUPER THIEF
http://superthief.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-canada

Honey and Salt
http://honeyandsalt.bandcamp.com/album/seams-of-value

SXSW
https://sxswtheband.bandcamp.com/album/sxsw

Mikey & His Shame (VN)
https://mikeyandhisshame.bandcamp.com/releases
 

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(EARLY SHOW) NoDAPL Benefit with Thunderosa, Choctaw Wildfire, Sacred Cowgirls
Dec
11
7:00 pm19:00

(EARLY SHOW) NoDAPL Benefit with Thunderosa, Choctaw Wildfire, Sacred Cowgirls

A night to come together to benefit the Water Protectors at Standing Rock! Texans need to pay it forward by supporting the fight against DAPL. Kelcy Warren, Dallas resident and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, is coming for our state soon with his Trans Pecos Pipeline. Let's stand together to stop him. Water is LIfe! #NoDAPL #NoTPPL

7:00 Sacred Cowgirls-an all-woman Bollywood cover band that puts a twist on vintage Bollywood hits.

7:30 Choctaw Wildfire-"In a town brimming with talent, Choctaw Wildfire has quickly become one of Austin's must-see acts. The Austin Chronicle calls them a 2015 "Best New Local Act" and praises their sophomore album Nowhere as one of the best local releases of 2015. While the band's raw intensity has captured the attention of the home town faithful, the intimacy and intrinsic beauty of Charlie Pierce's songs lie at the core of Choctaw Wildfire's appeal. There is great power in life's simple truths and Choctaw Wildfire proves this with every performance."

8:15 Thunderosa-"Thunderosa has been called many things, but sedate is not one of them. The Austin, Texas, band’s aggressive blend of rock and punk has a Texas twang and relentless energy. AJ Mancabelli, Thunderosa’s frontman and songwriter, describes the band as “arena rock at dive bar prices” and the “soundtrack to an ass-whuppin’.” Redglare Records

Fans of southern rock and punk relate to Thunderosa’s unrelenting rock. Motorhead, ZZ Top, Motley Crue, Southern Culture on the Skids and Supersuckers fans have become Thunderosa fans, too. As Mancabelli says, Thunderosa appeals to “minimum wage rock-n-roll mother fuckers.”

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Unholy Two, James Arthur's Manhunt, XETAS, Borzoi, Missing Pages
Dec
17
9:00 pm21:00

Unholy Two, James Arthur's Manhunt, XETAS, Borzoi, Missing Pages

12XU, possibly the region's 14th or 15th most important independent label (sliding down the ranks from last year, anyway) is once again marking the holiday season with a FREE SHOW at Beerland. You're asked to bring a can of food (or two) for the Capital Area Food Bank Of Texas* but as always, such donations are entirely voluntary (which isn't to say I'm above shaming non-donators on social media).

Much like past editions, this year's cast of participating players is a collection to be reckoned with. LET THE RECKONING COMMENCE

UNHOLY TWO (Columbus OH) - ONLY TEXAS SHOW
Hot on the heels of their instantly sold out 'Tongan Death Grip 2016' cassette (Loki), Unholy Two interrupt the finishing touches on their long-feared follow up to 'Talk About Hardcore' (due in 2017) with an all-too rare Austin visit.

JAMES ARTHUR'S MANHUNT
Only their second Austin show since the summer '16 release of 'Digital Clubbing', which is just as well. While some of you continue to trot out the same feeble schtick every 5 or 6 days (like anyone's really dying to see it), James Arthur and his co-conspirators have quietly been laying in wait. And as Tom Petty once said, "the waiting is the hardest part," though he was probably talking about something else entirely (and he's pretty fucking feeble, too).

XETAS
Understatement of the century to say this trio are operating at the peak of their powers and their forthcoming Ian Rundell-recorded 2nd LP (early 2017) is going to leave jaws agape. Not Richard Kiel, however, he's been dead for a couple of years now, and I'm told he prefered environmental music.

BORZOI
After a couple of years worth of impossibly great shows and a criminally overlooked debut 7", these fellas have now scaled heights their peers can only dream of (ie. being asked to play a free show for a food bank during a time of year normal people are on vacations and shit). New material coming via 12XU in the new year.

MISSING PAGES
World premiere of an all-star ensemble featuring Stephen Svacina, Garrick Thurston, Alison Eden Copeland and Gabe Pastura. You may or may not know some of the above from their prior/ongoing works with Sweet Talk, Slow, Que Pasa? and Church Shoes, though if your answer is "not", chances are I didn't invite you anyway, in which case I could give a flying fuck what you're doing that night. In the words of Eric Bogosian, "how about a movie or something groovy / chinese food or a quaalude?" There's a world of choices out there!

* - if you cannot or would not rather attend but would still like to assist the Capital Area Food Bank, donations are accepted here : https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/donate-meals/


The Ugly Beats, Berwanger, Will Courtney & The Wild Bunch
Dec
8
9:00 pm21:00

The Ugly Beats, Berwanger, Will Courtney & The Wild Bunch

Berwanger
http://berwangermusic.com/
The latest Berwanger album, Exorcism Rock, was recorded in seven straight days of early mornings and late nights. Inspired by nightly viewings of Apocalypse Now and fueled by red wine mixed with tequila, the five members of the band ended up with an album that is maddeningly catchy in a way that brings to mind arena rock’s swagger, while still being intimate enough to not be out of place on club stages across the country.

The Ugly Beats
www.facebook.com/theuglybeats/
Tremendous Garage-Rock/Power-Pop/Folk-Punk

Will Courtney & The Wild Bunch
http://www.willcourtneymusic.com/
After spending five years touring and recording two albums as the lead singer and songwriter of the Austin, TX band, Brothers And Sisters, Will Courtney decided to pack up and move back to Los Angeles...and then to Nashville...and then to a log cabin on some land in Dripping Springs, TX. Now, after two years of being based in Santa Fe, NM, where he produced albums for other artists and toured the US and Europe as a solo artist, he’s back in Austin with a new band and a new album, Planning Escapes.��

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Oozefest 2k16 (EARLY SHOW) with Coma In Algiers, PINKO (SATX), Lechuguillas, True Emtpy, Vampyre, Lustron, Oozer, Terse
Dec
3
5:30 pm17:30

Oozefest 2k16 (EARLY SHOW) with Coma In Algiers, PINKO (SATX), Lechuguillas, True Emtpy, Vampyre, Lustron, Oozer, Terse

TWO DAYS OF SLUDGE NOISE GAZE N MORE!!!!


50% of proceeds will be benefitting Planned Parenthood so bring the whole family and show em how much you love Beerland, Texas

Featuring some of the best Texans we know:
Coma In Algiers, PINKO (SATX), Lechuguillas, True Emtpy, Vampyre, Lustron, Oozer, Terse
 

 

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Oozefest 2k16 (EARLY SHOW) with Ringo Deathstarr, US Weekly, XETAS, Super Thief, Skeleton, Weak Flesh, Augra Nowhere, Sherman's March
Dec
2
7:00 pm19:00

Oozefest 2k16 (EARLY SHOW) with Ringo Deathstarr, US Weekly, XETAS, Super Thief, Skeleton, Weak Flesh, Augra Nowhere, Sherman's March

TWO DAYS OF SLUDGE NOISE GAZE N MORE!!!!

50% of proceeds will be benefitting Planned Parenthood so bring the whole family and show em how much you love Beerland, Texas

Featuring some of the best Texans we know:
Ringo Deathstarr, US Weekly, XETAS, Super Thief, Skeleton, Weak Flesh, Augra Nowhere, Sherman's March

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Zach Quinn (The Pears), MeanGirls, The Red Heroes (EARLY SHOW)
Dec
1
7:00 pm19:00
Obsolete Machines, The Bad Invaders, The Sophies, Mode Dodeca
Nov
19
9:00 pm21:00

Obsolete Machines, The Bad Invaders, The Sophies, Mode Dodeca

As we painstakingly toil to build our twisted empire in this unique Texan town that is evolving with the spontaneity of the strangely abstract Elephant Mans face...we feel drawn to share the stage with some of our close and musically fascinating friends to huddle in warmth and familiar grease....the grease of our loved ones.

Will you join us in this ambiguous slippery grease?

When our greases combine will we see a shiny new world dawning before us......probably not....probably just a lot of grease.....but regardless grease is beneficial when it comes to cooking and I'm gonna tell you right now THIS NIGHT IS GONNA BE HOT MUTHA F������s!!!!!!

Britt Malms birthday!!!!!!
Mike Hidalgos birthday!!!!!!
Come and celebrate with us!
There will be blood........er............cake!!!
Also it's a friggin wig partay!!!!!
(So bring yo' crazy wigs)

10:00 Mode Dodeca

10:45 The Sophies

11:30 The Bad Invaders

12:15 Obsolete Machines


Just 5 dollars!

School of Rock Austin Presents: Texas Fest 2016
Nov
19
12:00 pm12:00

School of Rock Austin Presents: Texas Fest 2016

School of Rock Austin Presents "Texas Fest 2016"
November 19, 2016
12:00pm- 6:00pm

A showcase afternoon of all things School of Rock Texas here in Austin!

Featuring:
- Preview sets of each of the shows in our current Fall Performance Program season
- House band and Adult performances from other School of Rock's in Texas
- Austin's "B Team" set
- Austin's Adult program "The Bad Neighbours" set

Performing on 3 stages across 2 venues!

 

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Korperschwache, Schmeklehead, Ravnblod, larry the Cable Guy VS The Cable Guy, Tigre Merde, Sick Van, Feminist Slam Poetry, Slurp, Cruel Whip, Ex2, Face
Nov
16
7:00 pm19:00

Korperschwache, Schmeklehead, Ravnblod, larry the Cable Guy VS The Cable Guy, Tigre Merde, Sick Van, Feminist Slam Poetry, Slurp, Cruel Whip, Ex2, Face

Austin Noise Presents:

Korperschwache: Long-running Black/Doom/Drone/Noise project of Roy K Felps. Had several releases on the Crucial Blast label.
https://korperschwache.bandcamp.com/

Schmeklehead (Dallas, TX): Experimental weird electronic noise from Dallas.
https://www.reverbnation.com/schmekelhead

Ravnblod: Solo Black Metal project of Shane Davis from Black Vice. Also runs Red River Family Records.
https://ravnblod.bandcamp.com/

Larry The Cable Guy VS The Cable Guy: Extreme Cable Buzz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlVAYjm1uH4

Tigre Merde: Harsh Noise Boy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhs21gHyeJU

Sick Van: Sick Guitar Noise from Hunter Thompson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPSS-GIQ3MI

Feminist Slam Poetry: ???????

Slurp: New Goregrind project from Austin's #1 sicko Zach Fogle.

Cruel Whip: Solo Experimental Project from David Lee Petro of Xetas and Art Acevedo.
https://soundcloud.com/cruel-whip

Ex2: New Noise project from Justin Vali
https://soundcloud.com/justin-vali/x3-s1

Face: New project from Elysium Door Man David Almgren. Modern Baroque- Fusion.

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Gardener, Curved Light, Augra Nowhere,  Motes Float Aloft, Tino
Nov
15
9:00 pm21:00

Gardener, Curved Light, Augra Nowhere, Motes Float Aloft, Tino

\\ Augra Nowhere //

\\ Curved Light //
https://curvedlight.bandcamp.com/

\\ Gardener //
https://gardenermusic.bandcamp.com/

\\ Motes Float Aloft //
https://motesfloataloft.bandcamp.com/releases

\\ Tino //
http://www.santinogonzales.com/aural/

"Ex-Make Noiser Dash Lewis returns with a new set of deeply-creviced compositions for voice and modular synthesizer. All tracks are performed live, and in this four-song suite, Dash's talent for loop building and deconstruction shines.

Pieces flourish with a breadth of emotion; constantly building and churning. Heavy waves of bass cascade upon gentle layers of vocal chanting. Lights shimmer from deep within the void.

The witness is treated to a truly organic experience as vocal layers intertwine with sequenced patterns and thunderous drones. Gardener exemplifies a true "Die Mensch-Maschine" ethos. When coupled with live construction of vocal knots, one can easily appreciate the synthesizer as an actual cyber-entity as well as performative instrument."
-Joe Bastardo, Moss Archive