We may have to re-brand Austin “The Live Music FESTIVAL Capital of the World” with three music festivals planned this weekend and Austin City Limits Festival and Fun Fun Fun Fest still ahead. Friday, The Psychedelic Light and Sound Festival hits 29th Street Ballroom at Spider House while on Saturday Wild Frontier Fest and Grulke Fest are slated. The latter is a benefit to honor Brent Grulke, Creative Director at SXSW who passed away recently. Sunday there are special screenings of the classic film, Sunrise with Examiner favorite, My Education playing a live score at Alamo Drafthouse South. As usual, there is plenty to do this weekend in Austin so we will dig into the details…
Thursday, September 6
Flametrick Subs, The Boxing Lesson – Frontier Bar – 8 p.m. – FREE
Another band we love, The Boxing Lesson is playing a free show with Flametrick Subs that promises to be a good time. Expect a lot of energy on stage as both acts are known for delivering sweaty, invigorating performances. TBL have a new drummer, young Ben Redmond of Residual Kid behind Paul Waclawsky (guitar) and Jaylinn Davidson (keyboards). It was Paul’s birthday yesterday, so say hello and buy the man a beer. You’ll want to once you see him throw down on stage.
The Flametrick Subs are an Austin tradition, a psychobilly act that reminds us of The Cramps but with a heavy dose of Texas attitude thrown in. The band has been around since 1989. Any act that stays together that long usually develops a good stage presence and The Subs are no exception.
Movies in the Park – ACL TV Season 38 Preview- Republic Square Park – 8:30 p.m. – Free
The Austin Parks Foundation and Austin City Limits TV are screening a behind the scenes preview along with the entire Radiohead taping we covered last March. Bon Iver, The Shins and Bonnie Raitt are all featured in the preview. It is a family friendly event, so bring a blanket and your friends to see what’s ahead this season.
Friday, September 7
Psychedelic Light and Sound Festival – 29th Street Ballroom – $5 ($10 under 21)
Covert Curiosity and The Austin Chronicle are sponsoring the Psychedelic Light and Sound Music Festival Friday. It is a 7″ vinyl release for the The Vacant Lots who are on the Reverberation Appreciation Society (Austin Psych Fest) label.
Here is more on the festival from Chrontourage:
Psychedelic Light & Sound embodies psychedelia and counter culture with good vibrations, people, art, and music. This festival aims to overload the senses with bands, stellar visuals, and groovy culture. Touring and local bands will be flooding 3 stages. The Vacant Lots (Vermont), JUJU (Los Angeles), and Bipolaroid (New Orleans), will all be coming into Austin for this spectacle. Local favorites, La Migra, Deep Space, The Boxing Lesson, and Kay Leotard are only a handful of bands performing. The party comes to life with live painting, jewelry vendors, silk screening, and light shows. Psychedelic Light & Sound reminds us to look at the universe with a wide-eyed lens and enjoy life in the brightest of ways. -Chrontourage
***INSIDE MAIN STAGE*** DJ sets by The Shake
01:05 – The Vacant Lots
12:00 – Deep Space
11:15 – JuJu
09:45 – The Red 100’s
08:15 – Unknown Relatives
06:45 – The Asteroid Shop
***INSIDE SMALL STAGE***
10:30 – Kay Leotard
09:00 – La Migra
07:30 – Black Tabs
06:00 – Pi
05:00 – Frisky Disco
***OUTSIDE MAIN STAGE*** DJ sets by Psychotropic
9:15 – The Boxing Lesson
8:15 – Ghost Bikini
7:15 – The Hanna Barbarians
6:15 – Cause In Effect
5:15 – GAUCHE
4:15 – Dead Peasants
RSVP and get more details on the Facebook event page.
Saturday, September 8
Wild Frontier Festival – Mohawk – Noon – $15
Vagabond Collective is producing Wild Frontier Festival again this year and the lineup looks even better than last year’s great list of bands. Electronic artist, Baths (Will Wiesenfeld) of Los Angeles leads a great group of bands including locals, The White White Lights, Mother Falcon, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Danny Malone, The Preservation and Matt Hines (The Eastern Sea). $15 for over 20 bands on two stages is good value for the money which is a goal of Vagabond in producing the show.
RSVP on Do512.com for a chance to win a pair passes to the event. Tickets are available for purchase online here. The entire lineup is listed below.
WHAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS
B L A C K I E
WHITE WHITE LIGHTS
MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR
MATT HINES (of The Eastern Sea)
MIRROR TRAVEL (formerly follow that bird)
GrulkeFest: A Celebration of Brent (1961-2012) ACL Live – 5 p.m. – $20-35
It was just announced today that Alejandro Escovedo and the True Believers will headline GrulkeFest with other bands the deceased SXSW Creative Director was involved with in some way like Fastball, Sixteen Deluxe and The Reivers. The event is a public memorial to a man who helped put Austin on the world’s music radar. It is also a benefit to the Graham Grulke (Brent’s son) Education Fund. It is fitting the event will be held at one of Austin’s premier venues, ACL Live.
According to the official press release:
Most of the bands on the bill date back to Austin’s “New Sincerity” era, a scene that Grulke played a major part in, including his involvement as the co-producer (and liner notes writer) of the 1985 compilation album “Bands on the Block.”
“These are all bands Brent had something to do with, either directly–as sound man, road manager, coach–or indirectly, just by the fact that they wouldn’t have been around if Brent hadn’t been around,” says Wild Seeds front man Michael Hall.
Tickets may be purchased here.
Sunday, September 9
Sunrise featuring LIVE Score by My Education – Alamo South Lamar – $17 – 4-7 p.m.
Austin post-rock band My Education is performing a live score to the film Sunrise on Sunday with showtimes at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. See the excerpt from the show description from Do512.com below.
SUNRISE is one of the all-time classics of American silent cinema. Directed by German expressionist F.W. Murnau, SUNRISE is a morality tale on the indiscretion of a married farmer. Tempted by the lure of the bustling cityscape in the form of a vacationing woman, the farmer is seduced into a lurid affair. His humble wife and child none the wiser, the romantic tryst soon spirals out of control when the woman from the city suggests that he sell the farm and drown his wife, so that they might start a new life together. What follows is a man’s personal battle between an honest life of little means in the countryside or a life ill-begotten in the modern grid of the city. Winner of 3 Academy Awards (Best Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Picture — the first awards of their kind at the inaugural Academy Award presentation on May 29th, 1929), SUNRISE is presented on 35mm with an original live score courtesy of local Austin favorite and friends of the Drafthouse, My Education. Don’t miss this very special screening!
Like the event on Do512.com for a chance to win a pair of passes. We got word tickets are going fast and the event is nearly sold-out. So if you are considering attending, grab your tickets now.
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