The has group lasted past its hype and is well into the second phase of its success. On Friday, Dec. 7, the collective prepared an arsenal of songs for a congregation of Odd Future-apparel-sporting teens at a sold out Emo’s.
Devils and demons lurked in every corner of Emo’s, as the Reverend Horton Heat and Piñata Protest rocked the house. It was a rowdy pre-Halloween party.
You know that YouTube video where the scientists put the sugary sweet Mentos in the Coke bottle and the soda starts spewing out? That’s kind of how this show went.
Rock music is made up of many, many subgenres—a ridiculous amount of subgenres. Some are on opposite ends of the spectrum and some have very subtle yet distinct differences. Tuesday night at Emo’s showed a great example of the fantastic creative differences under the broad “rock” genre.
Sometimes you just need a pick-me-up. For me, that pick-me-up came in the form of the Scream It Like You Mean It tour last week at Emo’s. Lately, I’ve been feeling bored, tired and unsatisfied with the hardcore scene, but this tour was exactly what I needed to remind me why I love this music. […]
A surprising mix of different types of music fans, club-goers and curious Austinites gathered on East Riverside Tuesday night at for Lil Kim’s arrival, and the Austin faction of Team Queen Bee was more than ready to greet the legendary hip hop diva.
Long before there was Nicki Minaj kids, there was her idol Kimberly Denise Jones, or more commonly known as Lil Kim. The Brooklyn native and “Queen Bee” got started with Notorious B.I.G.’s crew Junior Mafia in the mid ’90s and has made her claim to hip hop queendom ever since. She’s done it all, from […]
Promo photo from ABR Facebook. At the end of 2011, Lancaster, Pennsylvania based metalcore band August Burns Red was on top of the world. They released their best album to date, Leveler, which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 charts, and they killed it all summer on the Van’s Warped Tour. With those […]
There are good shows and bad shows. Shows you’ll remember the next day, and shows you’ll remember the next week. And then there are those shows that just make you say, “Wow.” The S.I. N. Tour, which rolled through Emo’s East last week, was one of those shows. The first band of the night walked […]
Swedish metal band In Flames have been mainstay since their formation in 1990.The band released Sounds of a Playground Fading, their tenth studio album, in 2011. Now the band is back out on the road here stateside in support of the album and they are bringing some friends. Orlando-based metal band Trivium are on tour […]
In the early ’90s, no one was reppin’ Cleveland in the rap game. In a market dominated by the coasts, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony came out of no where to not only earn their place in the game, but brought an original rapid-fire flow fused with harmonies hip hop had not yet been introduced to. The group’s […]
Despite the chill in the air, fans lined up outside the newly built Emo’s East last Friday night to see if after all these years, Senses Fail still has it. Promoting the vinyl release of their latest album The Fire, Senses Fail’s headlining tour had support from Stick to Your Guns, Make Do and Mend […]
Alt-rock icons Mudhoney were one of the era defining bands of the late ’80s/early ’90s grunge music scene for Generation Xers who listened to “college radio,” watched 120 Minutes and wanted to be from Seattle. Their music is know for having a high distortion grunge era guitar clustered with blues and punk elements. Twenty three […]
Simple Plan is a Canadian pop-punk band from Montréal, Québec. The band released their fourth studio album, Get Your Heart On!, in June and reconnected with fans at Warped Tour this summer. What’s even more remarkable is the band has not had one lineup change since their inception in 1993. We were at Warped this […]
The Austin market never seems to garner the huge shows like the Big four or Ozzfest, but what seems to happen over and over is the appearance of great smaller shows or warm up tours for those big events. In one week we saw the pre tour kick off show for Mastodon and Dillinger Escape […]
Morris Plains, New Jersey based progressive hardcore band The Dillinger Escape Plan may not have the same lineup they started with in 1997, but the band’s intensity and rip-your-face-off live set they are known for is still very much intact. Not much can be said about group that hasn’t been said before. We saw them […]
Houston, Texas hip hop heavyweight Slim Thug began his rap career with the iconic underground label Swishahouse in the late ’90s. He later parted ways with Swishahouse on good terms to form his own independent label, Boss Hogg Outlawz. He gained commercial success thanks to radio play from his debut release in 2005, Already Platinum. […]