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One of my primary motivations with The Impaler Speaks is to provide an outlet for truly independent voices – musicians, filmmakers, authors, and other artists – to share their creativity with the world. I became aware of Chien Noir Films during a recent crowdfunding campaign organized through

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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.

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Hello children. The Impaler here. Have you been enjoying the now-slightly-out-of-date-but-still-fully-relevant photos from SXSW 2012? I hope so. More to come over the coming weeks, along with other photos and reviews from local shows.

Archived reviews from past issues of Mass Movement and…

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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@mvdentgroup If you have ever ‘needed’ a record, you need to own a copy of this film. It’s Record Store Day - unite to support local music by visiting as many independent record stores as possible. While you’re out, pick up a copy of ‘I Need That Record!’ on DVD. Buy one even if you…

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@massmovementmag Mass Movement 32 is due out on April 16, 2012. While we have indeed left our printed roots behind (a sign of the times, I’m afraid), our PDF issues are spectacular and our new design is sure to flip a few lids. We are excited about it, and hope that everyone checks it…

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@MonsterRNR @PaulRenna @UBRooftop @UncleBillys March 31, 2012, was a beautiful Saturday night in Austin, Texas – particularly over at Uncle Billy’s Rooftop on Lake Travis, where the warm weather and the cool breeze conspired to make a magical setting for a night of live…

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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

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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

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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

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@DustRadioMovie Chris Whitley was more than a musician, he was… well, he was Chris Whitley. Either you understand that or you don’t, and I mean that in a pure and honest way, not in a mean or challenging one. Two filmmakers have taken it upon themselves to create a film about Chris Whitley - his…