I know it’s been awhile since I posted an article, but I wanted to let you know what’s up. It’s South By Southwest here in Austin, which means you can find bands from all over the world playing anywhere and everywhere every second of the day for a whole week! Even if you don’t live in Austin, that’s okay, because I’m bringing the show to you with lots of coverage coming soon.
I will be posting a video of my adventures around the city in addition to full coverage on bands like Twenty One Pilots, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Andrew McMahon and more. Make sure to check back next week for those updates.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis playing at Waterloo Records free showcase.
Two Door Cinema Club released their music video for “Next Year” on Feb.7.
Two Door Cinema Club has a full year ahead of them with a cross European tour as well as a few shows in Texas and Mexico. They are the on the line-up to play both weekends of Coachella Festival in California and will also be playing many festivals in Europe this summer.
Hey guys! I scored a photo pass for FUN.’s show in Austin at Stubb’s on Feb. 12. Read my notes from the concert below and check out my photos.
After receiving two Grammys only two days prior to the show, it was easy to see that Fun. was still beaming from the recognition.
Fun. was very grateful to finally play at Stubb’s outdoor amphitheater (2,000 capacity). It’s a venue that a lot of bands hope to play at some day when they’re finally big enough. Nate Ruess told the crowd how they always dreamed of playing at Stubb’s. The band has played at Stubb’s Jr. (300 capacity) for years and eaten Stubb’s world famous BBQ whenever they came to town. So finally getting to play at Stubb’s outdoor amphitheater is when you know you’ve made it, and Fun. really has made it.
This is what we know and this is who we are and this is what we love.
It was a very special show for the band and everyone there.
Check back here soon for live footage from the show.
Arizona native band Lydia announced their new album Devil to be released on March 19. You can pre-order the album on CD, vinyl or with a t-shirt bundle at 81twentythree.com.
The first single, “Knee Deep” was released on Jan 29. Old Lydia fans will love “Knee Deep” with it’s fresh sound and classic Lydia feel. If the rest of Devil is anything like “Knee Deep,” fans are in for a real treat. You can stream “Knee Deep” below.
Lydia also announced their North America headliner tour with From Indian Lakes and Sweet Talker as well as other special guests. The tour lasts from March 20- May 3. Pre-sale ticket bundles are available now from 81twentythree.com. The bundle includes a ticket to the show and your choice of Devil on CD or vinyl.
For more information regarding Devil or the tour, go to lydiaband.com.
Andrew McMahon announced his first headlining tour after taking a year off from touring and retiring Jack’s Mannequin.
The tour begins this spring and will visit 20 states across the country. McMahon will be playing brand new music as well as old favorites from Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate.
Whether you are a Jack’s Mannequin fan or a Something Corporate fan, this is a one of a kind tour you will not want to miss.
Pre-sale tickets can be bought here starting Jan. 23 at 10am local time.
Watch the video below to see McMahon talking about the tour and keep scrolling to see tour dates. If you want more of Andrew McMahon, then you can also catch him opening on Fun.’s U.S. headline tour.
Andrew McMahon 2013 Headlining Tour Dates:
March 12- Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
March 16- Dallas, TX @ Trees
March 19- Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
March 20- San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
March 21- Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
March 23- San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
March 25- Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
March 26- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at the Market
March 28- Salt Lake City @ Club Sound
March 29- Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
March 30- Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
April 1- Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
April 2- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
April 4- Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
April 5- Detroit, MI @ St Andrew’s Hall
April 6- Cleveland Heights @ Grog Shop
April 8- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
April 9- New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
April 10- Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
April 12- Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
April 15- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
April 16- Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater
April 17- Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
April 19- Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
April 20- Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
April 21- Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Fun. has announced that they will be playing at Obama’s Inaugural Ball on Jan. 21 in Washington DC.
Earlier this week the band (@OurNameIsFun) tweeted “We are honored to be playing President @BarakObama’s inaugural ball. #inaug2013 …”
Fun. will be playing along with other musical acts Katy Perry, Usher, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Marc Anthony, John Legend, Far East Movement Smokey Robinson, and Nick Cannon. The artists will be playing at various inaugural events across the weekend. Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson will be singing at the official ceremony on Jan. 21.