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Big Bill, Foxing Quarterly (Jennifer)

May 14, 2014


Looking for something a little weird and off the beaten path to kick off your weekend?  Then I recommend the Big Bill-lead show at Hotel Vegas tomorrow night.

Big Bill describe their sound as “The Drunk History of Punk Bands”and they’ll be performing songs like the soon to be oddball classic Who Put Dave In The Microwave?.  You’ll also get the “freak punk band” Barf Bag (I feel queasy already), and the “anthemic geek punk” of Basketball Shorts

Preview some tunes below and take a look at the nifty video that features a gig poster brought to life.

If this weekend you’d like something acoustic and folky, the Austin-based literary journal Foxing Quarterly will be presenting Hyde Park Hymns this Saturday at the historic Hyde Park Presbyterian Church.  This intimate event showcases the songwriting talents of Rain Collectors (Santiago Dietche from Growl and Blair Robbins from Milezo), Harrison Anderson, and Molly Burch.

Blair Robbins will be departing for Accra, Ghana two days after the show for a month long study abroad program. While there, she and a group of other UT students will work alongside HIV positive women who are developing their own small business cooperative. The UT group is currently raising funds to provide the women with microloans and to put on workshops in self-empowerment, micro-finance, and business management.

Your $10 cover will be going towards a worthy cause and Foxing Quarterly will be donating one-third of each ticket sale from the evening directly to the project. Keep in mind that this is an early show (7:30 pm doors, music starts at 8:00pm) and the church is a no food/drink area. Complimentary water will be provided in the front yard.

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Foxing Quarterly, Art Disaster, Ditch The Fest Fest (Jennifer)

October 2, 2013


If you live in Austin, it’s hard to miss any coverage about the Austin City Limits Festival over the next two weeks. But if large, outdoor festivals just aren’t your thing or you simply can’t attend, know that there are plenty of choices available outside of Zilker Park.

One of the events I recommend is the Wes Anderson costume party, What Kind Of Bird Are You?, which is presented by the literary journal Foxing Quarterly. It’s happening at Scoot Inn this Friday (doors at 6 pm).

You’re encouraged to dress as your favorite character from a Wes Anderson film (cover is $5 with costume, $10 without costume). The event includes special readings, which will be followed by plenty of music by local bands (featuring Wes Anderson soundtrack covers): Linen Closet, Grace Park And The Deer, Milezo, Alex Napping, and Old Potion. I have my fingers crossed for Linen Closet to cover These Days by Nico or Elliott Smith’s Needle In The Hay.

Tomorrow night the folks behind Knuckle Rumbler are presenting the annual pre-ACL event known as Art Disaster. This year’s effort is spread across two venues, Red 7 and Holy Mountain, and it will feature over a dozen bands and DJs including The Black And White Years, Driver Friendly, Good Field, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, and many more.

You get a wide variety of sounds for a bargain cover price – $5 cover or $3 if you RSVP on Do512.

Another worthy festival alternative is Ditch The Fest Fest 4 and 5, presented by Raw Paw and Scoot Inn this Saturday and then on October 12 at the Scoot Inn. Both days feature of over 35 local and regional bands including Black Books, The Sweet Nuthin, Growl, Yum, Danny Malone, Borrisokane, Boy + Kite, and much more. There will also be art installations by CogDut, Cloud To Ground, COLLABnART, etc.

Only a $5 cover for each day. This is a really excellent lineup for the budget minded local music and art fan – highly recommended.

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The Dialtones, Foxing Quarterly (Jennifer)

June 26, 2013


It’s not unusual for Austin musicians to be involved with multiple bands and projects. That’s how I learned about The Dialtones, a project spearheaded by multi-instrumentalist Lauren Gurgiolo.  I met her this year as she was playing with The Plastic Habit, and she is also currently the lead guitar player for Okkervil River. While on the road touring with the latter, she began composing the set of tunes now known as Calculated Carelessness. The songs were inspired by Soren Kierkegaard’s The Seducer’s Diary, and they’re performed by Lauren and other local musicians including Karla Manzur (Alejandro Escovedo, Dana Falconberry), Andrew Gerfers (The Conrads), Lindsay Greene (Paula Nelson, Elizabeth McQueen) and Michael St Clair (Okkervil River, Polyphonic Spree).

The album was released in May and accompanied by an interactive, multimedia installation at the Museum of Human Achievement in Austin. The installation is no longer available, but the album can be found through various outlets including Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. The mood and style of the songs are reflected in its title – precise and structured at certain moments, freeform and chaotic at others. I highly recommend this record if you’re in the mood for experimental rock n’roll. There are no upcoming Dialtones performances, so I would encourage you to check out The Plastic Habit shows in the meantime to witness Lauren’s wicked guitar skills and musicianship in person.

The folks behind Foxing Quarterly are celebrating summer by presenting their Summertime Lit Fest this Saturday at the Scoot Inn. Foxing Quarterly is a print only journal for writers and artists publishing short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and comics. This event will feature music from several local bands (including Hello Wheels, Shivery Shakes, and Major Major Major) as well as readings by members from Austin’s growing literary community. It’s an excellent opportunity to support both local music and literature. There is a $5 cover; discounted copies of Foxing Quarterly will be available for sale along with a variety of items from participating publishing houses.

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Foxing Quarterly, Sun Marquee, Growl (Jennifer)

March 27, 2013


Tomorrow night you have the opportunity to support local literature and local music. Austin based literary journal Foxing Quarterly is holding a party at the Parish for the release of its 2nd edition. The show is free and open to those 18+.

Foxing Quarterly is a print only journal for writers and artists publishing short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and comics. Since beginning last year, the journal has also been an avid supporter of Austin music featuring a variety of local bands at its own events. The release party will feature music from Good Field, The Loblolly Boy, and The Hereticks, and readings from the latest issue. Although the show is free, copies of the journal will be available for sale along with prints of the event poster by artist Kristian Anderson.

Now that spring has officially arrived, celebrate with some new music from Sun Marquee for your springtime soundtrack. Crush is a light as air, dreamy slice of tropicalia infused pop (“…like a wild patch of spring/keep it hidden underneath like you don’t know…”). Summer Fools is a soulful tale with its groovy organ swirls, bubbling bass lines, and seductive, falsetto vocals.

This Saturday night is an example of wishing I could be at six shows at once. The one I’m going with, though, features a new local favorite of mine, Growl. They’re playing Hotel Vegas with Bobby Jealousy, Sip Sip, and Sphynx. I attended their Gallery EP release show back in February and was won over by their infectious and upbeat grin-inducing indie rock. It should be a giddy, sweaty good time – bring your dancing shoes!

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