Sitting in Atlanta, watching hockey in Boston, drinking a beer from Texas. The life of a southern hockey fan. Go Bruins! #Bruins #Boston #Shiner #Austin

Sitting in Atlanta, watching hockey in Boston, drinking a beer from Texas. The life of a southern hockey fan. Go Bruins! #Bruins #Boston #Shiner #Austin

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SXSW - March 14, 2013
The Local Strangers at Haddingtons (1 of 3)
The Local Strangers are Aubrey Zoli and Matt Hart. They traveled all the way from Seattle for SXSW, and it had to be worth it for them because it certainly was worth it for me! I supported their Kickstarter project for the release of their amazing debut album ‘Left For Better’, which all of you should buy immediately. What else can I say except ‘wow!’?
Photos of The Local Strangers at Haddington’s in Austin, Texas, on March 13, 2013, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader @impalerspeaks
All photos © theimpalerspeaks

Great photos of my friends @Local_Strangers from @impalerspeaks

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SXSW - March 14, 2013

The Local Strangers at Haddingtons (1 of 3)

The Local Strangers are Aubrey Zoli and Matt Hart. They traveled all the way from Seattle for SXSW, and it had to be worth it for them because it certainly was worth it for me! I supported their Kickstarter project for the release of their amazing debut album ‘Left For Better’, which all of you should buy immediately. What else can I say except ‘wow!’?

Photos of The Local Strangers at Haddington’s in Austin, Texas, on March 13, 2013, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader @impalerspeaks

All photos © theimpalerspeaks

Great photos of my friends @Local_Strangers from @impalerspeaks

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The Impaler’s world just got a little brighter… legendary King’s X frontman dUg Pinnick is set to release a new single - ‘What You Gonna Do?’ b/w ‘Courage’ - on Austin-based RockArmy Records this coming Tuesday, November 13, 2012!

dUg recorded a video for the song, which can be viewed…

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@PaulRenna @SaxonPub The date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The locale: Saxon Pub. The impetus: Paul Renna. The result: Imagine yourself hanging out in your favorite place with your favorite people, impossibly good music on the stereo, an unlimited supply of tasty beverages……

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@MonsterRNR @dirtydogbar @AustinAfterDark On May 25, 2012, Austin, Texas’ Dirty Dog Bar hosted a night of rock ‘n’ roll with Create A Monster, Chronolung, and Michael Dillard.

The show was hosted by Austin After Dark, a cool local website that - like…

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@JustinTEarle @tristentristen @AntonesNightclb A double shot of a musical thrill-ride if there ever was one, the pairing of Justin Townes Earle and Tristen made for an unforgettable night at Austin’s legendary Antone’s nightclub on Friday, May 4, 2012.

Oh, how I love @RaylandisHere aka Rayland Baxter
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@RaylandisHere @StubbsAustin Round 1 of Rayland Baxter at Stubb’s BBQ during SXSW 2012. Baxter played on the second stage during the party sponsored by Red Light Management and local radio station KGSR on Thursday, March 15, 2012.
Rayland Baxter is a bad-ass. He’s from Nashville, Tennessee. His songs will make you cry even harder than Nathaniel Rateliff’s. Some of them, anyway. At least that’s my opinion.
Baxter is 100% The Impaler approved, and has appeared on this site a few times already (my review of the Langhorne Slim/Rayland Baxter show - also at Stubb’s - is here and my review of Baxter’s ‘The Miscalculation Of Song’ EP is here).
Here’s a shot of Baxter (far right) with his frequent collaborator Odessa Rose (violin and vocals; far left) and a guitarist whose name I will insert as soon as someone tells me what it is. (He is quite good. I am sorry that I didn’t catch a name at the show. Honestly. And I will update this if I can get the information.)
Baxter is also on Tumblr. Check him out here.
Photo of Rayland Baxter at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas, on March 15, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks @impalerspeaks

Oh, how I love @RaylandisHere aka Rayland Baxter

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@RaylandisHere @StubbsAustin Round 1 of Rayland Baxter at Stubb’s BBQ during SXSW 2012. Baxter played on the second stage during the party sponsored by Red Light Management and local radio station KGSR on Thursday, March 15, 2012.

Rayland Baxter is a bad-ass. He’s from Nashville, Tennessee. His songs will make you cry even harder than Nathaniel Rateliff’s. Some of them, anyway. At least that’s my opinion.

Baxter is 100% The Impaler approved, and has appeared on this site a few times already (my review of the Langhorne Slim/Rayland Baxter show - also at Stubb’s - is here and my review of Baxter’s ‘The Miscalculation Of Song’ EP is here).

Here’s a shot of Baxter (far right) with his frequent collaborator Odessa Rose (violin and vocals; far left) and a guitarist whose name I will insert as soon as someone tells me what it is. (He is quite good. I am sorry that I didn’t catch a name at the show. Honestly. And I will update this if I can get the information.)

Baxter is also on Tumblr. Check him out here.

Photo of Rayland Baxter at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas, on March 15, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks @impalerspeaks

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@TheElectricHrts Nashville superstars-in-waiting The Electric Hearts ripped into Austin like a tornado during SXSW 2012, and I was lucky enough to catch them at least once, on the outdoor stage at The Beauty Bar (which shut down after the festival, hopefully to be replaced by a new venue that will take advantage of all that great space).
The Electric Hearts are one of those young bands that gives me faith in rock ‘n’ roll’s ability to live forever. Remember when The Black Crowes first hit the national scene, all swagger and sweat and big blues riffs and those outta-sight vocals that made you feel like you just had to see those guys live? The Electric Hearts are like that, but with nastier riffs and twice the energy.
Jessica Breanne (vocals), Sammy Stewart (lead guitar), Matt Johanson (bass), Mike Odmark (keyboards/guitar), and Stephen Smith (drums) are The Electric Hearts.
For a free download of an EP containing 5 full-length songs from their debut self-titled album, click here and enjoy. Please note that the band provided the link - it is fully sanctioned and fully legal.
For The Impaler’s review of that album, click here and keep an eye out for Mass Movement 32, in which it also will appear.
Photo of The Electric Hearts at The Beauty Bar in Austin, Texas, on March 15, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks @impalerspeaks

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@TheElectricHrts Nashville superstars-in-waiting The Electric Hearts ripped into Austin like a tornado during SXSW 2012, and I was lucky enough to catch them at least once, on the outdoor stage at The Beauty Bar (which shut down after the festival, hopefully to be replaced by a new venue that will take advantage of all that great space).

The Electric Hearts are one of those young bands that gives me faith in rock ‘n’ roll’s ability to live forever. Remember when The Black Crowes first hit the national scene, all swagger and sweat and big blues riffs and those outta-sight vocals that made you feel like you just had to see those guys live? The Electric Hearts are like that, but with nastier riffs and twice the energy.

Jessica Breanne (vocals), Sammy Stewart (lead guitar), Matt Johanson (bass), Mike Odmark (keyboards/guitar), and Stephen Smith (drums) are The Electric Hearts.

For a free download of an EP containing 5 full-length songs from their debut self-titled album, click here and enjoy. Please note that the band provided the link - it is fully sanctioned and fully legal.

For The Impaler’s review of that album, click here and keep an eye out for Mass Movement 32, in which it also will appear.

Photo of The Electric Hearts at The Beauty Bar in Austin, Texas, on March 15, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks @impalerspeaks

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@mrgnomemusic @tapeopmag Round 2 of Mr. Gnome at the Tape Op magazine party at the Lucky Lounge during SXSW 2012.
Mr. Gnome is Nicole Barille (guitars/vocals) and Sam Meister (drums). Mr. Gnome is transcendent. Mr. Gnome is a little scary. Mr. Gnome is loud. Mr. Gnome is a band that everyone needs in his or her life. Mr. Gnome left me speechless. Mr. Gnome is pretty much all I’ve been listening to for the past week and I’m so far from having enough that I dare say it’s never gonna happen.
I was able to get a few shots of Barille at the Tape Op party. Here’s the second.
Photo of Mr. Gnome at Lucky Lounge in Austin, Texas, on March 15, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks @impalerspeaks

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@mrgnomemusic @tapeopmag Round 2 of Mr. Gnome at the Tape Op magazine party at the Lucky Lounge during SXSW 2012.

Mr. Gnome is Nicole Barille (guitars/vocals) and Sam Meister (drums). Mr. Gnome is transcendent. Mr. Gnome is a little scary. Mr. Gnome is loud. Mr. Gnome is a band that everyone needs in his or her life. Mr. Gnome left me speechless. Mr. Gnome is pretty much all I’ve been listening to for the past week and I’m so far from having enough that I dare say it’s never gonna happen.

I was able to get a few shots of Barille at the Tape Op party. Here’s the second.

Photo of Mr. Gnome at Lucky Lounge in Austin, Texas, on March 15, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks @impalerspeaks

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@deadbeatdarling One of the hottest bands in NYC, Deadbeat Darling, ventured to Austin for SXSW 2012. The band’s charismatic vocalist, of course, is a former Austinite - Joseph King, who was the frontman for Canvas back in the day (as the kids say). I caught a couple of their shows, including this acoustic set at Darwin’s Pub on the final night of this year’s festivities.
Deadbeat Darling has a new album called ‘The Angel’s Share’ coming out on April 2, 2012. Support them now so you’ll be able to brag about it to all your friends someday soon… and because they’re a great band that deserves your support.
Photo of Deadbeat Darling at Darwin’s Pub in Austin, Texas, on March 18, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks  @impalerspeaks

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@deadbeatdarling One of the hottest bands in NYC, Deadbeat Darling, ventured to Austin for SXSW 2012. The band’s charismatic vocalist, of course, is a former Austinite - Joseph King, who was the frontman for Canvas back in the day (as the kids say). I caught a couple of their shows, including this acoustic set at Darwin’s Pub on the final night of this year’s festivities.

Deadbeat Darling has a new album called ‘The Angel’s Share’ coming out on April 2, 2012. Support them now so you’ll be able to brag about it to all your friends someday soon… and because they’re a great band that deserves your support.

Photo of Deadbeat Darling at Darwin’s Pub in Austin, Texas, on March 18, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks  @impalerspeaks

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@alpharev @StubbsAustin There’s nothing like an Alpha Rev show, except for an Alpha Rev show at Stubb’s BBQ on the big outdoor stage in the middle of what would typically be a day at work.
Red Light Management and local radio station KGSR threw one hell of a party during SXSW 2012, and Austin’s own Alpha Rev - Casey McPherson (vocals/guitar), Tabber Millard (drums), Zak Loy (guitars), Derek Morris (keyboards/accordion), and Alex Dunlap (bass/vocals) - helped to make it an eternally memorable event. Be sure to check out their latest release, the EP ‘City Farm: Roots’, available now everywhere that good music is sold.
Photo of Alpha Rev at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas, on March 15, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks  @impalerspeaks

theimpalerspeaks:

@alpharev @StubbsAustin There’s nothing like an Alpha Rev show, except for an Alpha Rev show at Stubb’s BBQ on the big outdoor stage in the middle of what would typically be a day at work.

Red Light Management and local radio station KGSR threw one hell of a party during SXSW 2012, and Austin’s own Alpha Rev - Casey McPherson (vocals/guitar), Tabber Millard (drums), Zak Loy (guitars), Derek Morris (keyboards/accordion), and Alex Dunlap (bass/vocals) - helped to make it an eternally memorable event. Be sure to check out their latest release, the EP ‘City Farm: Roots’, available now everywhere that good music is sold.

Photo of Alpha Rev at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas, on March 15, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks  @impalerspeaks

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@AfterBurnmusic @KungFuSaloon The entire FDNY have been hailed as heroes since 9-11, and rightfully so. At least 4 of them are metal heroes as well. AfterBurn is a dynamic metal band comprised of four New York City firefighters - Mike Gallino (drums), John Lopez (bass), Joe Martin (guitars), and Richie Apps (vocals) - who set Austin ablaze with a slew of fiery sets during SXSW 2012.
I was lucky enough to catch them at the outdoor stage at Kung Fu Saloon (where the above photo of Mike and Joe was taken) and at the 13th Annual Texas Rock Fest outdoor stage located at 7th/Neches. AfterBurn play metal in the purest sense. No gimmicks, no weird tunings, nothing dropped, nothing sampled. Metal. Fearless, heartfelt metal.
Supporting AfterBurn is a no-brainer. These cats are bad-asses.
Photo of AfterBurn at the outdoor stage hosted by Kung Fu Saloon in Austin, Texas, on March 14, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks @impalerspeaks

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@AfterBurnmusic @KungFuSaloon The entire FDNY have been hailed as heroes since 9-11, and rightfully so. At least 4 of them are metal heroes as well. AfterBurn is a dynamic metal band comprised of four New York City firefighters - Mike Gallino (drums), John Lopez (bass), Joe Martin (guitars), and Richie Apps (vocals) - who set Austin ablaze with a slew of fiery sets during SXSW 2012.

I was lucky enough to catch them at the outdoor stage at Kung Fu Saloon (where the above photo of Mike and Joe was taken) and at the 13th Annual Texas Rock Fest outdoor stage located at 7th/Neches. AfterBurn play metal in the purest sense. No gimmicks, no weird tunings, nothing dropped, nothing sampled. Metal. Fearless, heartfelt metal.

Supporting AfterBurn is a no-brainer. These cats are bad-asses.

Photo of AfterBurn at the outdoor stage hosted by Kung Fu Saloon in Austin, Texas, on March 14, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks @impalerspeaks

The lovely @shovelsandrope at the @SaxonPub on 3/6/12.

The @impalerspeaks and I had way too much fun at this show. Especially for a school night. The Shovels & Rope set was a late night addition which found them taking the stage around 12:30 am. We were already ridiculously jazzed after a beautiful set from Gary and Luke Nicholson and Kevin and Dustin Welch. (See previous entry…) so by the time Michael and Cary Ann took the stage, we were positively giddy.

Now, I was super excited at this last minute addition to the tour schedule. I was visiting Austin for a series of job interviews, so having the opportunity to catch a set by one of my favorite bands before I left and the SXSW juggernaut hit town, was just an epic coincidence. The fact that I got to hear Boxcar, Who’s Gonna Raise These Babies? and Hollowpoint Blues at such a great venue in the wee hours of Tuesday night/Wednesday morning made it that much more of an adventure. Lord knows that it was worth giving up a full night’s sleep for such a great show. I’m just glad I didn’t have to get up for work the next morning like my friend, The Impaler. That man definitely has more stamina than I do. Major kudos to you my friend. Check out his write up of the show. As I’ve stated before, he’s much better at writing about such things than I am.

A few photos of @patricepikeband that I shot at the @saxonpub on 3/3/11 with @impalerspeaks 

After flying my butt from Atlanta to ATX that morning, I was so ready for this show. The Impaler has been talking up Patrice Pike for quite a while, but this was the first opportunity I had to witness a Patrice Pike event. All I can say is, wow! What the hell took me so long?

I’m not even going to attempt to explain how amazing this show was. My friend the Impaler does a much better job on his review ‘Patrice Pike leaves ‘em reeling at the Saxon Pub' than I ever could. I was pretty much transfixed the entire time. My ears and brain were having a hard time processing all of the sonic loveliness that I was experiencing. The songs were fun, beautiful, somewhat haunting, but left me feeling somehow refreshed, energized and eager to experience more of the big wide world that Patrice is able to sing so beautifully about.

This was my first experience with both Patrice and the Saxon Pub and if the Saxon would let me, I’d just throw a cot up in the ceiling and live there. With Kerbey Lane right down the street, I’d be more than happy to just while away my days with great tunes with an occasional excursion for some pancakes…

theimpalerspeaks:

@shovelsandrope @saxonpub On March 6, 2012, Shovels & Rope played at the legendary Saxon Pub in Austin, Texas. When the day began, it was a Tuesday much like any other Tuesday. I went to work, got something to eat, figured I’d get some sleep. Then I learned that Michael Trent and