Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Trash Makeover Challenge: "Party Like It's 1991"

Austin's 6th Annual Trash Makeover Challenge presented by Texas Campaign For The Environment took place on September 24, 2016, at Austin Scottish Rite Theater. This year's theme was "Party Like It's 1991."





Each designer was tasked with creating an original and unique outfit using recycled materials and reconstructed textiles; 90% of each design had to be recycled or re-used material.  In keeping with theme year of 1991, outfits were designed to fit different music genre themes including Pop/Top 100, Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B, Rock/Grunge/Alternative, Prince, or wildcard/ other category chosen by artist.








Once again this year, the designers outdid themselves with wonderful creations.








































Monday, September 19, 2016

Dinosaur Jr at ACL Live

The alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr stopped by Austin City Limits- Live at the Moody Theater on September 16, 2016. They are touring in support of their latest album, Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not, released on August 5, 2016.

J Mascis, Murph, and Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr

J Mascis

Lou Barlow


Dinosaur Jr, formed in 1984 as Dinosaur, disbanded in 1997, but reformed in 2005 with its original members. Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not is the bands fourth album release since getting back together.

J Mascis

Lou Barlow

Murph



Dinosaur Jr consists of founding members J Mascis on lead guitar and vocals, Lou Barlow on bass, and Emmett Jefferson "Murph" Murphy III on drums.


J Mascis, Murph, and Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr

J Mascis

Murph

Lou Barlow




Dinosaur Jr Setlist:
Bulbs of Passion
The Lung
Goin' down
Love Is...
I Told Everyone
The Wagon
Watch The Corners
Pieces
Tiny
Feel The Pain
Knocked Around
Start Choppin'
I Walk For Miles
Freak Scene
Gargoyle

Encore:
Mountain Man
Just Like Heaven (The Cure cover)




Dinosaur Jr


J Mascis

Murph

Lou Barlow

Lou Barlow



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Crystal Castles at Emo's

The Electro-punk band Crystal Castles stopped by Emo's in Austin on September 14, 2016 for a show. Crystal Castles is on tour in support of their new album Amnesty (I).

Edith Frances and Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles was formed in 2003 in Toronto, Canada by songwriter/producer Ethan Kath.  Edith Frances joined the group in 2015 as the lead singer, replacing long-time lead singer Alice Glass.  In addition to Frances on vocals and Kath on instruments, the group includes Christopher Chartrand on drums.


Edith Frances

Edith Frances

Edith Frances


Edith Frances


Alex Zelenka

Opening for Crystal Castles was Alex Zelenka.


Edith Frances

Edith Frances

Edith Frances


Friday, September 16, 2016

Goo Goo Dolls In ATX

The Statesman Skyline Theater at The Long Center hosted a great evening of rock music as Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul and Tribe Society took to the stage on September 11, 2016.


Goo Goo Dolls

Headlining the evening was the popular alternative rock band Goo Goo Dolls.

Goo Goo Dolls

John Rzeznik

Robby Takac


Goo Goo Dolls have sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and have had 19 top ten singles since first coming on the music scene in 1987. Their eleventh studio album, Boxes, was released on May 6, 2016.



John Rzeznik

John Rzeznik

John Rzeznik and Robby Takac


Band members of Goo Goo Dolls include two original members vocalist/guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac. Touring members of the band are guitarist Brad Fernquist, keyboardist/guitarist Korel Tunador, and drummer Craig Macintyre. 


Goo Goo Dolls

John Rzeznik


Robby Takac


Craig Macintyre

Brad Fernquist

John Rzeznik


Goo Goo Dolls setlist:
Over and Over
Long Way Down
Slide
Big Machine
Rebel Beat
Here Is Gone
Black Balloon
Smash
Bringing On The Light
Name
So Alive
Naked
Souls In The Machine
Better Days
Already There
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
Come To Me
The Pin
Stay With You
Iris
Broadway

Encore:
Long Way Home

John Rzeznik


Goo Goo Dolls



Collective Soul

Collective Soul is a Alternative Rock band based in Atlanta. They first came on the scene in 1993. They are best known for their single "Shine." They have released nine studio albums and seven number 1 hit singles.


Collective Soul

Ed Roland

Ed Roland



Members of Collective Soul include lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin, lead guitarist Jesse Triplett, and drummer Johnny Rabb.


Collective Soul

Ed Roland


Ed Roland


Dean Roland

Jesse Triplett

Will Turpin


Johnny Rabb

Ed Roland

Jesse Triplett


Collective Soul setlist:
Heavy
Gel
Better Now
Contagious
Are You The Answer
Amazing Grace
Shine
All Our Pieces
December
The World I Know



Will Turpin, Ed Roland and Dean Roland

Dean Roland

Will Turpin and Dean Roland




Tribe Society

Opening the evening was the '90s-inspired alternative rock band Tribe society.


Tribe Society


Gavin McDevitt


Gavin McDevitt and Seth Hachen



Tribe Society's members include vocalist Gavin McDevitt, bassist Rory Given, synth/keys player Bradford Alderman, drummer Phil Boucher, and synth/flute player Seth Hachen.


Gavin McDevitt

Seth Hachen

Rory Given



Bradford Alderman

Gavin McDevitt

Phil Boucher

Phil Boucher, Seth Hachen, and Bradford Alderman