Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers At Erwin Center

One of the most iconic bands in American music history, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers brought their 40th Anniversary Tour to the Frank Erwin Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on May 2, 2017. The tour, which started on April 20 in Oklahoma City, continues through the Spring and Summer with stops planned across the US.


Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers


The Erwin Center was packed with enthusiastic fans, ready to sing along to all of their favorite songs. Fortunately, they weren't disappointed in the two-hour show featuring some of Petty's favorite tunes. Of course, with the extensive catalog of music available, he was not able to cover everything he has produced in the last 40 years, but a good assortment of hits and fan favorite's were performed. 


Tom Petty


Tom Petty


Opening with "Rockin' Around (With You)" from the bands 1976 debut album , the show gave a great retrospective of the last forty years. Playing hits from the groups albums, as well as Petty's solo efforts, the fans were treated to the likes of "Free Fallin," "I Won't Back Down," "You Got Lucky," "Yer So Bad,"and "Learning To Fly," "And bringing it back to where it all started, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers ended the show with "American Girl" also from their debut album.


Tom Petty



Tom Petty

In addition to earning numerous Gold and Platinum Albums, Tom Petty (both with the Heartbreakers and as a solo act) has received several awards including 3 Grammy Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, the Radio Music Legend Award, MTV's Vanguard Award, numerous ASCAP songwriting awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2002, Tom Petty was inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.


Tom Petty

Tom Petty


Mike Campbell and Tom Petty



Band members include founding members Tom Petty - lead vocalist/guitarist, Mike Campbell - guitarist, Benmont Tench - keyboardist, Ron Blair - bassist (who returned in 2002 after a 20 yr absence), and long-time members Scott Thurston - multi-instrumentalist (since 1991) and Steve Ferrone - drums (since 1994).


Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers


Mike Campbell

Ron Blair

Scott Thurston
Steve Ferrone




Scott Thurston and The Webb Sisters, Charley and Hattie


Setlist for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers:

Rockin' Around (With You)
Mary Jane's Last Dance
You Don't Know How It Feels
Forgotten Man
You Got Lucky
I Won't Back Down
Free Fallin'
Good Enough (With Gary Clark Jr)
Don't Come Around Here No More
It's Good To Be King
Crawling Back To You
Wildflowers
Learning To Fly
Yer So Bad
I Should Have Known It
Refugee
Runnin' Down A Dream

Encore:
You Wreck Me
American Girl


Mike Campbell

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Tom Petty


Tom Petty


Gary Clark Jr

Opening for Tom Petty was Austin native Gary Clark Jr.  Clark is considered one of the best guitar players around, blending blues, rock and soul guitar skills with smooth vocals to create his unique style.

Gary Clark Jr

Gary Clark Jr


While Gary Clark Jr has performed on stage with some of the greatest guitarists of our time, this was actually his first time performing a solo set in the Erwin Center, the largest arena of his hometown. Fittingly, he was granted a full hour to shred out some of his favorite numbers and warm up the audience for what was to come.

Gary Clark Jr

Gary Clark Jr


Joining Gary Clark Jr on stage were Eric "King" Zapata - rhythm guitarist, Johnny Bradley - bassist, and Johnny Radelat - drummer.

Gary Clark Jr

King Zapata

Johnny Radelat


Clark also returned to the stage to perform with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers during their performance of "Good Enough."

Gary Clark Jr

Setlist for Gary Clark Jr:

Can't Stop Loving You (Elmer Jones cover)
Travis County
Next Door Neighbor Blues
When My Train Pulls In
Our Love
Cold Blooded
Bright Lights
Shake
Numb

Gary Clark Jr

Gary Clark Jr





Thursday, May 4, 2017

Brandi Carlile Plays ACL LIve

Folk-rock powerhouse Brandi Carlile stopped by Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on April 29, 2017 as part of The Story Tour: An Acoustic Evening with Brandi Carlile. Carlile is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her breakout album, The Story.











For this appearance, Carlile and her band played an acoustic version of The Story in its entirety, from beginning to end for the first set of the show. For the second part of the evening, Carlile performed selections from her other albums, covers, and even a new song.












Carlile's band includes long-time members, twin brothers Phil and Tim Hanseroth.






Setlist for Brandi Carlile:
Set 1:
Late Morning Lullaby
The Story
Turpentine
My Song
Wasted
Have You Ever
Josephine
Losing heart
Cannonball
Until I Die
Downpour
Shadow On The Wall
Again Today
Hiding My Heart

Set 2:
The Things I Regret
The Eye
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen cover)
Raise Hell
Amazing Grace (John Newton cover)
That Wasn't Me
The Mother
Give Away Your Love (new song)

Encore:
Beginning To Feel The Years
Going To California (Led Zeppelin cover)













Monday, May 1, 2017

Little Dragon At Stubb's

The Swedish electronic synth-pop band Little Dragon stopped by Stubb's BBQ Waller Creek Amphitheater on April 26, 2017, for a show.

Little Dragon

Yukimi Nagano


Little Dragon is was formed in 1996 by school friends in Gothenburg, Sweden. They released their self titled debut album in 2007. Their fifth studio album "Season High" was released in April 2017.


Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano


Members of Little Dragon are Yukimi Nagano - vocals/percussion, Fredrik Wallin - bass, Hakan Wirenstrand - keyboards, and Erik Bodin - drums.


Little Dragon

Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano

Hakan Wirenstrand

Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano


Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano


Hakan Wirenstrand


GoldLink

Appearing with Little Dragon was GoldLink. Rapper/Hip Hop artist D'Anthony Carlos, aka GoldLink, released his debut mixtape "The God Complex" in 2014. His debut album "At What Cost" was released earlier this year.


DJ for GoldLink

GoldLink

GoldLink

GoldLink

GoldLink



Kronika

Opening the evening was Kronika. Angel Mercado, aka Kronika, is a DJ from Los Angeles. She grew up in Manila, Philippines.


Kronika

Kronika

Kronika