At Wire. Hate to say it, but it’s pretty lame. No energy from band or crowd. Pretty disappointing setlist, show, crowd, etc. We’ll always have the first couple of LPs.
Saturday, April 16th, 2011 is Record Store Day and Austin has a ton of our great local record stores participating. Go buy some records and support your local businesses! We’re lucky to have ’em, and there’s no better day (and way) to show your support and appreciation.
|Out of the Past Collectibles||Austin, TX||WEBSITE|
|Antone’s Record Shop||Austin, TX||WEBSITE|
|End of an Ear||Austin, TX||WEBSITE|
|BackSpin Records||Austin, TX||WEBSITE|
|Snake Eyes Vinyl||Austin, TX||WEBSITE|
|Waterloo Records||Austin, TX||WEBSITE|
|Immortal Performances||Austin, TX|
|Encore Records||Austin, TX||WEBSITE|
|Trailer Space Records||Austin, TX||WEBSITE|
|Cheapo Records||Austin, TX||WEBSITE|
The Ol’ Possum played the Rodeo Austin: Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo in place of the incomparable Loretta Lynn, and it was a night for a lifetime for a fan. There couldn’t have been more than a few thousand people there, and George still rocked it as best he could. He’s definitely getting old and his voice is having trouble hitting all of the old notes, but that didn’t stop him from rolling out versions of “Why Baby Why” and a great medley of “White Lightning/The Window Up Above/She Thinks I Still Care”. The older, faster tunes definitely needed to be slowed down so he could keep up, and he and the band have structured the set so that he has what I would call a co-singer that helps fill the gaps in the songs he has trouble and the band delivers several rockin’ fun instrumental bluegrass tunes to help give his voice a rest and fill out the set. They rest of the night was mostly down-tempo hits from the 70s and 80s like “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and gospel tunes, and it was an all-around fun time to see George do his thing, have fun, and not miss a beat.
He promised they’d be back before it was all over , and I highly encourage you to see him if you get a chance. He seemed in great spirits, but there was a certain sadness that crept into the proceedings when he talked about how the world doesn’t care about “traditional country music” (i.e., the only real country music) and he seemed to feel largely forgotten about. That seemed to me an incredible tragedy. We’ve lost enough culture over the last 10 years, it’s a shame that real, good music is fading in favor of plastic, electronic voice tuning, sugar, money, and plastic.
I, for one, will never forget…
Here’s to hoping that Loretta will stop back in to make up for canceling too, it doesn’t get any better than this…
Well, what the fuck?! I’m at the Rotting Christ show at Emo’s, there’s less than 100 people here. Utterly bizarre. Obviously one of the best metal bands of the last 20 years will have no incentive for returning. They’re about to go on…
Rotting Christ “King of Stellar War” – Fuzz Club, Athens – January 8, 2011
What a show! They destroyed in a tiny room to a tiny crowd. Seems that they cut the set short a bit, but they played their asses off anyway. Let that be a lesson to you. They played about half new songs from AEALO and half songs from Triarchy of the Lost Lovers, Non-Servium, Passage to Arcturo, etc. I lost my shit during “King of a Stellar War” as I’ve been waiting since 1996 to hear it live. Fuckin’ incredible.
You motherfuckers are pathetic. One of your favorite bands comes to town and NOBODY shows up?! Amazing. There were probably 60 or 70 people there total, and they had to be 90% from San Antonio and surrounding areas. If there we’re more than 10 people from Austin, I’d be shocked. The band kept saying, “Thanks, Austin!”…little did they know. You people are a goddamned embarrassment.
As was said, “thanks, Austin”. You missed an amazing show, and didn’t give any band any reason to ever come to this town again. I hope you had fun sitting on your asses at home just like you’ll keep resting on your non-existent musical laurels. Maybe if you saw how a real band does it you’d make something of your own fading musical aspirations. Here’s to all of you never having your shows attended again and having the paying customers rightfully laugh you off the stage. As a friend said at the show, “they’re all sitting around at home playing Woody Guthrie songs”. Nothing wrong with that if that’s your new thing and you’ve outgrown metal or whatever your sad excuse is, but I didn’t see you at George Jones either. Come to think of it, most of you don’t do shit. Consider this a big fuck off for ever supporting your bands again. Very few of you know what the hell you’re doing anyway, it’s just that nobody but me has the balls to tell you.
You lazy, delusional, burnout rehashers of the previous season’s styles. You’ll never get it.
Always great shit here. If you’re not familiar with it, Flatstock is the music-centric poster/art show in the Auston Convention every year. Great stuff and nice people, as usual. I’ll post pics of the prints I bought somewhere down the road.
Free show @ Lovejoy’s
Heard they were incredible. Thirty minutes from seeing them at Valhalla. Seemed like nice people too. Always cool when that’s the case.
Layered, textures, creeping doom. Will be good on record. Fun band and worth checking out/buying the record.
Missed ’em for Flatstock. Have heard both good and bad things.
Lots of people there to see them. Wasn’t my thing. Heavy 90’s-style hardcore. Lot of this around. Lame.
Missed ’em. Have also heard good and bad things.
Badass, as always. Love the new songs.
Ambient soundscapes, yet still organic. I’d actually listen to this at home, not sure what you’ll think. Kind of like Master Musicians of Bukkake.
Sheesh. Is everybody copying 90’s hardcore and turning it into metal? Enough of my friends are in unoriginal bands like this. What the fuck?! We need more musicians who aren’t record collectors. Think about that, seriously. Fuckin’ hell.
Scoot Inn Showcase
Only caught the end, but didn’t sound like anything special.
Sounds interesting. We’ll see … Holy shit! Awful…
Badass, bluesy-based heavy rockin’ shit. The way it’s s’posed to be. Yes, there’s still rock ‘n roll, you pussies. Fuck your cookie-cutter metal shit.
Good as hell, although I don’t trust their popularity.
Wicked heavy rock, not metal. You heard me.