Tumblr Night

$8.00

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Club 90s Presents… Tumblr Night

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Cate Le Bon

WITH Mega Bog

$26.00

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Teragram Ballroom + Aquarium Drunkard present… Cate Le Bon with Mega Bog | All Ages

Cate Le Bon

Pompeii, Cate Le Bon’s sixth full-length studio album and the follow up to 2019’s Mercury-nominated Reward, bears a storied title summoning apocalypse, but the metaphor eclipses any “dissection of immediacy,” says Le Bon. Not to downplay her nod to disorientation induced by double catastrophe — global pandemic plus climate emergency’s colliding eco-traumas resonate all too eerily. “What would be your last gesture?” she asks. But just as Vesuvius remains active, Pompeii reaches past the current crises to tap into what Le Bon calls “an economy of time warp” where life roils, bubbles, wrinkles, melts, hardens, and reconfigures unpredictably, like lava—or sound, rather. Like she says in the opener, “Dirt on the Bed,” Sound doesn’t go away / In habitual silence / It reinvents the surface / Of everything you touch.

Pompeii is sonically minimal in parts, and its lyrics jog between self-reflection and direct address. Vulnerability, although “obscured,” challenges Le Bon’s tendencies towards irony. Written primarily on bass and composed entirely alone in an “uninterrupted vacuum,” Le Bon plays every instrument (except drums and saxophones) and recorded the album largely by herself with long-term collaborator and co-producer Samur Khouja in Cardiff, Wales. Enforced time and space pushed boundaries, leading to an even more extreme version of Le Bon’s studio process – as exits were sealed, she granted herself “permission to annihilate identity.” “Assumptions were destroyed, and nothing was rejected” as her punk assessments of existence emerged.

Enter Le Bon’s signature aesthetic paradox: songs built for Now miraculously germinate from her interests in antiquity, philosophy, architecture, and divinity’s modalities. Unhinged opulence rests in sonic deconstruction that finds coherence in pop structures, and her narrativity favors slippage away from meaning. In “Remembering Me,” she sings: In the classical rewrite / I wore the heat like / A hundred birthday cakes / Under one sun. Reconstituted meltdowns, eloquently expressed. This mirrors what she says about the creative process: “as a changeable element, it’s sometimes the only point of control… a circuit breaker.” She’s for sure enlightened, or at least more highly evolved than the rest of us. Hear the last stanza on the album closer, “Wheel”: I do not think that you love yourself / I’d take you back to school / And teach you right / How to want a life / But, it takes more time than you’d tender. Reprimanding herself or a loved one, no matter: it’s an end note about learning how to love, which takes a lifetime and is more urgent than ever.

To leverage visionary control, Le Bon invented twisted types of discipline into her absurdist decision making. Primary goals in this project were to mimic the “religious” sensibility in one of Tim Presley’s paintings, which hung on the studio wall as a meditative image and was reproduced as a portrait of Le Bon for Pompeii‘s cover. Fist across the heart, stalwart and saintly: how to make “music that sounds like a painting?” Cate asked herself. Enter piles of Pompeii‘s signature synths made on favourites such as the Yamaha DX7, amongst others; basslines inspired by 1980s Japanese city pop, designed to bring joyfulness and abandonment; vocal arrangements that add memorable depth to the melodic fabric of each song; long-term collaborator Stella Mozgawa’s “jazz-thinking” percussion patched in from quarantined Australia; and Khouja’s encouraging presence.

The songs of Pompeii feel suspended in time, both of the moment and instant but reactionary and Dada-esque in their insistence to be playful, satirical, and surreal. From the spirited, strutting bass fretwork of “Moderation”, to the sax-swagger of “Running Away”; a tale exquisite in nature but ultimately doomed (The fountain that empties the world / Too beautiful to hold), escapism lives as a foil to the outside world. Pompeii‘s audacious tribute to memory, compassion, and mortal salience is here to stay.

The past few years have seen Le Bon emerge as a much lauded and sought-after collaborator,  producing albums for contemporaries such as Deerhunter (Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?), John Grant (Boy From Michigan), and forthcoming albums from both Devendra Banhart and H. Hawkline. She’s not so much a gun for hire as a multi-faceted artist and producer who can both steer the ship and tap into a collective mindset; in 2019, she joined John Cale for a three-night live stretch in Paris, and 2021 will see a bass appearance on the track “If I Don’t Hear from You Tonight” from Courtney Barnett’s Things Take Time, Take Time. As Bradford Cox aptly notes about Le Bon, “there are artists who look inwards or outwards, and then there are the very rare ones who transcend either location.”

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The Happy Fits

WITH M.A.G.S., snarls

$18.00

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Early Show, Doors Open 5pm / All Ages

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Club 90s Presents… 2010s Night

$12.00 - $18.00

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Club 90s Presents… 2010s Night

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Everclear

WITH Wheatus

$30.00

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Everclear with Wheatus

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Spoon

$35.00

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Spoon

Spoon, Austin’s most esteemed rock ambassadors, have released nine albums to date including a string of four straight top 10 albums: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007), Transference (2010) They Want My Soul (2014), and Hot Thoughts (2017). Hailed by TIME as “one of the greatest American rock bands”, Spoon topped Metacritic’s chart as the single most critically acclaimed band of the aughts. In 2019, Spoon released Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon , which was praised by NPR as a “convincing argument for Spoon being one of their era’s most distinctive and excellent rock bands.” Spoon return to the live stage for the first time since playing a monumental 30-date North American tour with Beck and Cage The Elephant in 2019, around which Fender released the Britt Daniel Signature Telecaster Thinline as part of their artist signature electric guitar series – highlighting the enduring influence of Daniel’s precision-punk style that has helped fuel Spoon to become what the Guardian calls ‘one of the finest bands of their generation.’

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Candi Pop: The Britney Spears Halloween Ball

$10.00

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Candi Pop: The Britney Spears Halloween Ball

A Candi Pop Dance Party littered with all of your guilty pleasures. Glitter, Lollipops, Rainbows, Unicorns… and Oh yeah, Girl Power! Playing Music by: SPICE GIRLS | JUSTIN BIEBER | KATY PERRY | JONAS BROTHERS | DUA LIPA | HARRY STYLES | FERGIE | BRITNEY SPEARS | TAYLOR SWIFT | MILEY CYRUS | NSYNC | GWEN STEFANI | J-LO | ONE DIRECTION | DOJA CAT | WHITNEY HOUSTON | DESTINYS CHILD | HANSON | BEYONCÉ | CHRISTINA AGUILERA | JESSICA SIMPSON | JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE | KE$HA | LADY GAGA | MANDY MOORE | S CLUB 7 | MARIAH CAREY | TLC | SHAWN MENDES | HILARY DUFF | SELENA GOMEZ | MADONNA | CARLY RAE JEPSEN | THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS | AARON CARTER | NELLY FURTADO | THE BLACK EYED PEAS | ARIANA GRANDE | MAROON 5 | BRUNO MARS | LIZZO | CHARLIE PUTH | OLIVIA RODRIGO A Lights & Music Collective Event

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ISOxo

$15.00 - $25.00

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ISOxo: NIGHTREALM // Brownies & Lemonade presents ISOxo’s debut headline show and premiere of the imaginative world of NIGHTREALM. Also featuring special guests TBA. [Ages 18+ / Late Show, Doors Open 9:30pm]

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano

$24.50

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano

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The Greyboy Allstars

$30.00

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The Greyboy Allstars

Legendary California jazz-funk revivalists The Greyboy Allstars are back. Their latest LP Como De Allstars (out now on Knowledge Factory Records) is an exuberant reminder of the playful sense of style that’s forever been their hallmark: a feel-good testament to the powers of soul, groove, and Latin boogaloo — and The Greyboy Allstars’ continual ability to deliver on them.

Como De Allstars furthers a sound they’ve honed since their fabled residency at San Diego’s Green Circle Bar in 1994, when DJ Greyboy assembled an all-star combo of local players to join him onstage. “Wednesday was our night; he’d play before us and after, and we’d play two big sets,” recalls keyboardist Robert Walter. “He was all about a certain era of records, which was basically soul-funk and jazz records from, like, 1967-1972. That was the golden age that influenced us.”

With Greyboy as producer, provocateur, and namesake for the new group, those nights spiraled into a series of concerts that stretched toward dawn as they honed their take on the revolutionary funk of Grant Green and Idris Muhammad, Leon Spencer and, of course, James Brown’s infamous J.B.’s. While Greyboy himself moved on to other projects, the band preserved his visionary spirit, with each Allstar contributing a legacy of their own.

Saxophonist and flutist Karl Denson first turned heads playing on essential Lenny Kravitz albums Let Love Rule and Mama Said, then led Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe across five albums. He’s toured as a member of The Rolling Stones since 2014 and even had a turn in the spotlight as the Sexual Chocolate sax player in Eddie Murphy’s iconic Coming to America, for both the 1988 original and recent sequel. Guitarist Michael Andrews—or Elgin Park, if you prefer—is a noted film composer whose work on Donnie Darko (with his signature cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”) remains central to its cult status; other scores include Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids, and most recently Pete Davidson’s The King of Staten Island. Keyboardist Robert Walter leads his own adventurous electro-organ syndicate, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, and frequently plays and records with Mike Gordon from Phish. Bassist Chris Stillwell and drummer Aaron Redfield are in-demand session standouts, with credits alongside Sia, Elton John, CeeLo Green, and Charli XCX. The guys also regularly collaborate outside of the Allstars; Stillwell, Redfield, and Walter play on Andrews’ film scores, while Andrews produced Walter’s solo album “Get Thy Bearings,” featuring Denson on horns.

The Greyboy Allstars’ dual missions—to preserve the heritage of jazz-funk giants and empower it to grow on their terms—seem timeless now, as witnessed by their return with Como De Allstars and the reissue of 1994’s West Coast Boogaloo (out now on Light in the Attic Records). 2020 was different, of course, a year of social upheaval and half-baked conspiracy theories so strange that even the term “boogaloo” has been co-opted by right-wing radicals. But, historically, boogaloo’s mix of soul and funk turbocharged by Latin rhythms is a perfect soundtrack to the United States’ melting pot idealism. With that in mind, The Greyboy Allstars, those most-righteous boogaloo revivalists, will continue playing, continue jamming, bringing their dazzling collective voice on tour for 2021 and beyond.

All Ages

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