Banks & Steelz, the unusual yet brilliant collaboration between Paul Banks of Interpol and RZA from the Wu Tang Clan were a late addition to the 2016 Austin City Limits Festival but one that should not be overlooked.
My Morning Jacket are set to reissue a deluxe version of their 2003 album "It Still Moves" on May 27th. Singer Jim James had always felt that the the release was unfinished due to the bands aggressive touring schedule and took the opportunity to remix and remaster the album earlier this year. The band has released a teaser trailer for the album and are kicking off a tour starting today. The band will be in Austin on May 2nd for a performance on Austin City Limits and there is still an opportunity to win tickets to the taping. Enter [HERE] for a chance to attend.
My Morning Jacket Tour Dates
4/27 – Oklahoma City, OK at Criterion Music Hall
4/28 – Houston, TX at Revention
4/29 – New Orleans, LA at Jazz Fest
5/2 - Austin, TX at Austin City Limits [Win Tickets]
5/12 – Louisville, KY at Iroquois Amphitheater
5/13 – Louisville, KY at Iroquois Amphitheater
5/13-15 – Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees
5/26 – Indianapolis, IN at Farm Bureau Lawn, White River State Park
5/28 – Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheater
5/29 – Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheater
8/25-28 – Arrington, VA at Lock’n Festival
Levitation 2016 won't take place till April 29th and May 1st of 2016 but today the good people at The Reverb Appreciation Society graced us with a preview of what they have in store for the 9th edition of the event. Nine artists were previewed today including Brian Wilson (performing PET SOUNDS!!!!!) Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, Brian Jonestown Massacre, (The legendary) Lee Scratch Perry, Sleep, Ty Segall, Black Mountain and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. The new line up announcement continues the trend of Leviation's progressive line ups while still carrying on the legacy of it's psych rock roots. The full line up for Levitaton will be announced this winter and you can check the official Levitation site for updates.
Arcade Fire began screening their new short film, The Reflektor Tapes tonight at theaters across the globe and this weekend Austin audiences will have their chance to catch a screening at the Alamo Drafthouse. The film chronicles the early stages of the album in Jamaica, live performances all over the world from impromptu gigs in a Haitian hotel to packed arenas including a stop in Austin last year. The film will also feature interviews and intimate behind the scenes looks at the band. You get tickets to both showings below:
The Reflektor Tapes at Alamo Drafthouse:
Leon Bridges continues his meteoric rise on October 8th when he will perform at a taping of the Austin City Limits television program. Bridges will be in town performing both weekends of ACL Festival but those that are lucky enough to win the lottery will be treated to an intimate performance that will air on television later this fall. Keep checking the ACL-TV site for the lottery entry form.
After previewing new material earlier this year at Austin's Levitation festival, DIIV finally releases the first track "Dopamine" from the forthcoming album Is This Is Are. No official release date is set for the sophomore effort but the band will hit the road in the next few weeks performing the new material including a stop in Austin on October 31st at Mohawk. [TICKETS]