Brown Sabbath is the alter ego of Austin-based psych-funk collective Brownout who delve deep into reinterpreting the catalog of metal godfathers, Black Sabbath. The full-length album, Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, is available now. This summer, Brown Sabbath is hitting the festival circuit, including a stop at Tennessee's Bonnaroo.
"I’ve been hearing about this band BROWN SABBATH for a while now,” said Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne in an e-mail forwarded by a band publicist. “I was shown a video of them performing ‘The Wizard,’ and it was a lot of fun hearing it with a horn section. It was great!”
The group brings this amazing show to ACL Live tomorrow night with special guests Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory and Kyle Shutt of the Sword. One of my new favorite locals Think No Think will be opening the show.
Foo Fighters will return to Austin this Friday to tape an episode of Austin City Limits to promote their latest album Sonic Highways. In addition to the taping there will be a special screening of the Austin episode of Dave Grohl's documentary series of the same name. The band wanted to do something different for their latest release so they set out to record and document the history behind several cities known for their rich musical history. In addition to Austin the band visited Chicago, Nashville, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Seattle. The Austin episode premieres on Friday on HBO. You can enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the taping by following the link below.
George Lewis Jr. announced today:
When I last wrote, I shared the news that we had to postpone our tour. With a huge sigh of relief I can finally reveal a few more details about what is happening in the Twin Shadow camp and also share new tour dates with you.
Towards the end of the recording of the third Twin Shadow album I came into a strong feeling, a place of creative change from which I'd like to give you an uncompromised experience at every turn. In order to push in the right direction I had to put the brakes on the tour, the planned album release, and reconsider where Twin Shadow was headed. With a bit of perspective I came to realize that I was going to need help to pull off the vision for this next album.
I'm excited to announce that I've found a group of like minded people at Warner Bros. Records to help me accomplish this goal. In the interest of progress and adventure I look forward to the new relationship (and hopefully a coffee with Prince).
The new Twin Shadow album will be released next year and there will be new music coming soon.
Twin Shadow Eclipse Tour Dates:
03/12/15 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
03/16/15 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
03/17/15 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
03/23/15 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
03/24/15 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
03/26/15 Jacksonville Beach, FL - Freebird Live
03/27/15 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
03/28/15 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
03/30/15 Washington DC - Black Cat
04/01/15 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/03/15 Boston, MA - Paradise
04/04/15 Montreal, QC - Café Campus
04/06/15 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/08/15 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
04/09/15 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
04/10/15 Chicago, IL - Metro
04/11/15 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
04/13/15 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
04/14/15 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
04/15/15 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
04/16/15 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre
04/17/15 Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater
04/19/15 Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
04/21/15 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
04/23/15 Seattle, WA - Neumos
04/24/15 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
04/25/15 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
04/27/15 Reno, NV - The Knitting Factory
04/29/15 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
04/30/15 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre