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
KLRU's ongoing documentary series "Arts in Context" continues this Thursday at 7:30 with the premiere of Let Me Tell You About The Octopus Project. The show follows one of Austin's most beloved bands and gives us a peek into how hard they work to bring their ideas to life. Once the episode airs it will also be available for stream on the PBS App on Roku, Xbox and Apple TV alongside a previous episode featuring Mother Falcon.
Keeping the audience at a distance is not exactly Nick Cave's style so I was very curious to see how an Austin City Limits taping was going to go down leading up to the show. Walking in to the venue one of the most notable differences about this taping was the stage set up. Instead of the set up with cameras up front like a traditional television show there were pillars leading out into the crowd and the cameras set up in the back of the audience. Obviously Mr. Cave was not going to compromise on the strongest asset of his live performance and I seized the opportunity to plant myself by one of those pillars knowing that it would be prime real estate once the performance began.
The band entered the stage with the brooding "We Real Cool", one of the few somber moments of the evening. From there they burst to life with "Tupelo" which lead to Cave running from each side of the stage and from there it didn't let up. The term preacher is often used to describe Cave and it is with good reason. Once the performance took off it didn't matter if you were a die hard fan or someone that scored a ticket and wanted to check it out, you were all in. His performance is captivating and he has more charisma than his brooding reputation would suggest. Cave's enthusiasm is fueled by the audience and he yelled for the seated portion of the crowd to join him on more than one occasion going so far as to call them a "lazy fuckers". He had no plans to censor himself for the taping like some artists tend to do and that was most apparent when he moved on to "Stagger Lee" which is not exactly the kind of song you would see on public television and apparently caused some of the older folks in the crowd to call it a night.
It didn't matter by then because the rest of the crowd was worked up and easily one of the most energetic I have ever seen at a taping. Around the 90 min mark Cave finished with the beautiful title track off his latest "Push The Sky Away" and with that the night ended in the brooding manner it began and the man was gone. An encore was expected when the stage crew began to set up for one but those hopes were quickly dashed and the house lights came up. You will be able to watch this epic performance this fall when Austin City Limits kicks off it's 40th season.
Set List: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Austin City Limits
We Real Cool
Red Right Hand
From Her To Eternity
God Is In The House
Higgs Boson Blues
The Mercy Seat
Push The Sky Away