The Red Bull Sound Select series continues tonight at The Mohawk. Curated by Transmission Events, tonights show features Tobacco (of Black Moth Super Rainbow), Roger Sellars, Technicolor Hearts and Videoing. Show is only $3 and doors open at 6:30pm so we suggest getting there early in order to guarantee entry.
Neutral Milk Hotel have expanded their reunion tour extensively with shows multiple nights in cities across the country including two nights in Austin on February 17th and 18th, 2014. The shows will take place at ACL Live and are brought to us by the good people at Transmission. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at Noon. More tour dates and reunion info can be found at Consequence of Sound.
We can officially thank Belle and Sebastian for the reprieve from the summer heat. The lads from Scotland are officially taking responsibility for the uncharacteristic July rains. “These rain clouds have been following us around,” proclaimed front man Stuart Murdoch during one of his many addresses to the audience. Not that he needed to bribe the 2,700 attendees at the sold out show. The crowd was more than welcoming towards the band despite (or, because of) their 7 year Texas hiatus. The love went both ways as Stuart and Co. continuously engaged with the audience. From spotlighting the different venue sections, to holding hands with a fan, to joining the general admission assembly for a dance-along, audience participation was highly encouraged. By the time “The Boy With the Arab Strap” was performed, The Moody Theater had become a massive dance party, with a few people joining the band on stage.
The band covered their back catalogue pretty evenly. The set list included early favorites “If You’re Feeling Sinister," “The State I Am In,” and “Judy and the Dream Horses”; mid-career gems “If She Wants Me” and “Piazza, New York Catcher”; and later recordings “I Want the World to Stop” and “To Be Myself Completely.”
After returning to the stage following a particularly loud encore call (The Moody really does have great acoustics!), the band closed out the set with “The Blues are Still Blue” and “Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying.”
1104 E. 6th Street, Austin TX 78702
Saturday, October 9th, 2010, 12pm - 2am
FREE, ALL AGES
Of Montreal was originally scheduled to be the first big act to play at Transmission Entertainment's newly acquired venue, Radio Room. The opening of the Sixth Street venue has been pushed back indefinitely and as a result, the show was moved to the surprisingly under-utilized Fiesta Gardens. Despite some planning miscues that left the will call line snaking around the block, the locale was a perfect setting for the band's flamboyant theatrics. Animated videos, costume changes, and a performance troupe with more esoteric references than a Dennis Miller rant kept the crowd highly energized.
The playlist contained an evenhanded sampling of the band's catalog, though clearly the crowd favored tracks from last year's excellent Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?. Kevin Barnes and company were firing on all cylinders as they launched into A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger. As Kevin "felt the darkness of the black metal bands" the crowd felt the lightness of the bright glam band. My only complaint was that instead of the dozen or so tracks I was still hoping to hear, the band decided to do a cover for their one song encore. But at that point the band had earned the right to try to out-Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand. Which they did. Perhaps my concert cohort summed it up best; "THIS is a show!" Indeed.
[Photo Credit - Ameliola via Flickr]
Transmission Entertainment's Radio Room is a new music venue in Austin. It's located at 508 E. 6th St. (formerly Bourbon Rocks). The 1,000 capacity club was supposed to play host to Of Montreal this November 13, but there's been a change in plans. Radio Room will instead open next Spring. The show will still go on, but it's been moved to Fiesta Gardens (2101 Bergman Ave.). You can buy tickets for the show here for $18.
With T.E.’s Fun Fun Fun Fest on the horizon for Nov. 8 and 9, the gang has got plenty to do besides rush open a club, so co-owner Michael Terrazos (Club DeVille) says, “we’re looking at an early spring opening.” Imagine the 1,000-capacity Room, Radio will be up and running by the second weekend in March. [Via Austin360]Looks like just in time for SXSW...