Category Archives: Concert

ACL Fest is back to ruin Austin further

One of the downsides to COVID being “over,” the return of this bullshit. What’s even more pathetic is how the lineup for ACL Fest is 90% the same as Coachella, Lolapalooza and every other gathering Ticketmaster devoured. So if you’ve … Continue reading

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One World Theater sold

Another live venue bit the dust thanks to the Pandemic as this nice little place has been gobbled up by a rich asshole who claims to be a benefactor; he also acquired the Saxon Pub and is involved with the … Continue reading

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Stubb’s Amphitheater acquired by greedy Live Nation

Another live venue destroyed by growth, the Pandemic and “progress.” I don’t believe Live Nation for a minute on the changes they’ll implement, except one, jacking prices through the roof. It’s a pisser and I’ll believe it when I see proof … Continue reading

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Our concert plans for the rest of 2020

Given all the concerts we (Jennifer and I) had planned, I think this mock ticket is more accurate. I know all of my shows were rescheduled but one. I need to double check on Jennifer’s. At least one was in … Continue reading

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ACL Fest 2020 Cancelled

Citing concern for everybody’s safety, which is a good enough reason for me, the overrated, bloated gathering of douchebags paying too much to see dinosaur acts…is cancelled for 2020. Given my tirade there, you can tell I’m not upset, much … Continue reading

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Todd Rundgren, an “Unpredictable Evening with”

Here comes yet another concert I attended over six months ago and finally posted about, Todd Rundgren. Even in a city with a somewhat exaggerated reputation for loving popular music, his name elicits either “who?” from most under 40 and … Continue reading

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Sloan

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This concert took place on September 14, 2018, placing the story into The Lost Tales category amongst many other events. Just letting you know, more overdue Concerts, Movies and cool events are a’ coming! Sloan is one of Canada’s … Continue reading

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Lost 80s Live

This festival tour slash concert was one of the holdups on getting off my duff to get cranking on my site with new stories. It was a concert Somara, Ayako and I went to see for the heck of it. … Continue reading

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Culture Club with Tom Bailey

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. It’s…you went to see Boy George this Summer? Really? I went for two other reasons. The first was this show being a joint trip with my friend and co-worker Ayako who likes Culture Club. … Continue reading

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Posies return with original lineup and Terra Lightfoot

As promised, the Posies returned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their second major release Frosting on the Beater (technically their third album). They also had the band’s original drummer and bass player in tow. This took place at a larger … Continue reading

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Nada Surf 2018 (Let Go anniversary tour)

First of many digging out stories and despite this concert being almost two months ago, I still think it’s relevant; bands doing anniversary tours has been a thing lately. For me, if it’s Nada Surf, I’m there because The Stars are … Continue reading

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Webb Wilder 2018

Another show of Webb Wilder, last of the full-grown men, at the Cactus Cafe! It was back in May so yes, yes, I’m behind thanks to the Wellness challenge and juggling some other jazz like exercise (obsessed to get 30 … Continue reading

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Franz Ferdinand

One of my favorite bands in the last 20 years came by Austin again. I had tickets to see them in the last decade but was too sick to go. Not this time! Somara accompanied me which tells you how … Continue reading

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“Weird Al” Yankovic (4) at Moontower!

The overdue cherry on top of this years Moontower Sundae (even though it was before the schmoozing), “Weird Al” Yankovic playing at the Paramount Theater. This wasn’t just any show, it was his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour which meant, … Continue reading

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Lloyd Cole 2

Saw troubadour and personal musical blind spot Lloyd Cole again last week. This time at the nice, but not as intimate 3Ten under the big ACL Theater. Let me clarify the “blind spot,” comment though. Lloyd completely slipped through my … Continue reading

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