Music reflects history, and so do the places that play host to countless shows, crowds and scenes over time. Dead Venues Live combines today's artists with yesterday's haunts, showcasing performances by up-and-coming bands on location, where these landmark venues first started checking IDs.
The first band to play "Dead Venues Live" is one of our favorite local bands, the female-fronted Ume performing "The Conductor" off their newly released, amazing Sunshower EP, which is only $5. The EP was also just featured on WOXY's blog, The Futurist.
All of these great videos were found on the Dell Lounge.
A huge part of Austin's music scene in the '80s, Club Foot (which lived where the Frost Bank Tower now stands) helped break such seminal punk legends as The Skunks. Veteran musician/writer Jesse Sublett talks with Ume frontwoman Lauren Larson about Club Foot's checkered past, shedding light on the history of this venerable Austin institution.
Club Foot was only open for three years and was typically know as punk rock venue, but it did book a wide variety of other types of music. Among the bands to perform were U2, Willie Nelson, R.E.M, James Brown, B.B. King, Iggy Pop, John Lee Hooker, Leon Russell, Huey Lewis and the News, OMD, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and the list goes on and on. Pretty impressive!
Thanks to our buddy Lawrence from Covert Curiosity for the heads up on this one. By the way, he'll be announcing his SXSW day party very, very soon (Ume will be playing it FYI). I know we'll be mentioning it, but definitely keep a look out on his blog as well.