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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……

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

theimpalerspeaks:

@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

theimpalerspeaks:

@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

theimpalerspeaks:

@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

theimpalerspeaks:

@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

theimpalerspeaks:

@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

theimpalerspeaks:

@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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Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth played a show at St. David’s Episcopal Church on 8th Street in Austin on this blustery Saturday night, February 11, 2012. The Impaler had every intention of making it to the church on time for the show, and hightailed it over there right after Honeycreeper’s set at Headhunters… but arrived just as the backline was being lifted into the back of the van.
Thurston was hanging out as I approached, and quickly confirmed that the show was over. I told him I was at another show and thought I’d make it. He chuckled and said, ‘well, that’s Austin… too many shows in one night to make it to all of them.’ Too true. We chatted for a bit, and he’s every bit as cool and gracious as I would’ve expected. I may have missed the set (dammit!) but at least I got to spend a few minutes talking about music with a true legend, and I got this cool photo out of the deal. That’s Austin indeed. Photo © theimpalerspeaks

theimpalerspeaks:

Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth played a show at St. David’s Episcopal Church on 8th Street in Austin on this blustery Saturday night, February 11, 2012. The Impaler had every intention of making it to the church on time for the show, and hightailed it over there right after Honeycreeper’s set at Headhunters… but arrived just as the backline was being lifted into the back of the van.

Thurston was hanging out as I approached, and quickly confirmed that the show was over. I told him I was at another show and thought I’d make it. He chuckled and said, ‘well, that’s Austin… too many shows in one night to make it to all of them.’ Too true. We chatted for a bit, and he’s every bit as cool and gracious as I would’ve expected. I may have missed the set (dammit!) but at least I got to spend a few minutes talking about music with a true legend, and I got this cool photo out of the deal. That’s Austin indeed. Photo © theimpalerspeaks

Happy 100th Birthday Jackson Pollock (born January 28, 1912)

via life.com/jackson-pollock-rare-unpublished