Colin Hay ~ Austin One World Theatre March 22

Colin Hay Concert

One World Theater – Austin, TX

Colin Hay - Gathering Mercury
Colin Hay - Gathering Mercury

Live: Colin Hay
Where: One World Theatre
When: March 22, 2012

Colin Hay Austin Tickets

About Colin Hay:
I’m not even going to ask you to save the date – I know you definitely will for Colin Hay! Yes, the former Men at Work lead vocalist will be here in Austin… and he’s bringing everyone gifts! What gifts, you may ask? Well, what else? His wonderful music and singing talent – live on stage at Austin One World Theater!

Colin Hay who?

Well, for some of you guys who don’t know the name ‘Colin Hay’, you might want to ask your Mom and Dad. I’m sure they’ll tell you all about him. But since you’re here, let me tell you a bit of information about who Colin Hay is.
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Colin Hay is a famous musician from Scotland. In 1978, he started to pursue his career in music – he created a duo with Ron Strykert. After some time, the duo became a complete band after adding some members. Men at Work is one of the successful bands out there (Grammy winner and a lot more). The band called it quits in 1986 but reunited in 1996 – 10 years after. The band is still active with the current members Colin and Greg Ham (keyboards, saxophone, flute, harmonica and vocals).

Colin Hay – The Solo Career

After Men at Work separated, Colin Hay pursued his solo career. His music falls under different genres like Rock, Pop, Acoustic, New Wave and Country. He was able to release eleven studio albums up to date which include ‘Looking for Jack’, ‘Peaks & Valleys’, ‘Wayfaring Sons’, ‘Topanga’, ‘Going Somewhere’, ‘Transcendental Highway’, ‘Man @ Work’, ‘Company of Strangers’, ‘American Sunshine’, ‘Are You Lookin’ at Me?’, and the latest one, ‘Gathering Mercury’.

‘Looking for Jack’ is Colin Hay’s very first album in his solo career. The album received 3 stars from a professional music reviewer. ‘Man @ Work’ is another notable album in Colin Hay’s archive. Men at Work and Man @ Work – see the connection? For this album, some of the songs are actually Colin Hay’s versions from Men at Work songs.

‘American Sunshine’ is one of my favorite albums by Colin Hay. Not because I’m a big fan of Country songs – plus not all of the songs in that album were under that genre. It’s because this album has most of Colin’s personal songs – songs from the heart and songs that describes his relationship with others i.e. ‘There’s Water Over You’, which described his relationship with his mom and dad.

‘Gathering Mercury’ is Colin’s 11 studio album. It was released in May of 2011. Recorded in Colin’s home studio and a bit inspired by his dad (who passed away in 2010), this album cannot be more personal. The Daily Telegraph and Allmusic gave “favorable” as a rating to this album. Interesting, huh?

Did you know? That Colin Hay is married to a singer as well? Yes, indeed. Her name is Cecilia Noel. Cecilia, more often than usual, is the one who sings the back-up vocals at Colin’s shows.

Colin Hay, aside from being a terrific musician, can act, too. Very well, if I may add. He has performed in various TV shows and movies like ‘The Uninvited’, ‘The Country Bears’, ‘Cosi’, ‘Blue Heelers’ and ‘Scrubs’… just to name a few.

Where is Colin Hay Event

One World Theatre – Austin TX

Date Colin Hay is Playing

March 22, 2012

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Attack Attack! ~ Austin Emo’s East February 14

Attack Attack! in Concert

Emo’s East – Austin, TX

Attack Attack! - Attack Attack!

Attack Attack! coming to Austin on February 14. We personally like Emo’s East.. and aside for the fact that Attack Attack! is awesome.. it should be fun.

Attack Attack! Austin Tickets

About Attack Attack!:
A new album usually means a rockin’ tour will follow. For Attack Attack!, it’s no different. Recently announced, Attack Attack! will be releasing their 2012 album titled ‘This Means War’. Together with this wonderful news was the posting of their tour dates. And hurray! ‘This Means War’ tour will be coming in Emo’s East on Valentine’s Day. Ironic? War on Heart’s Day? Well, we strongly believe that it’s going to be a blast!

Attack Attack!?

For some of you who are not yet familiar with this band, Attack Attack! is a band formed in 2005 in Ohio. The band’s music is categorized under post-hardcore, metalcore and electronicore.

[ad#300×250 L-side]As of the moment, the band is composed of members Andrew Wetzel for drums and percussion, John Holgado for bass guitar, Andrew Whiting for lead guitar, and Caleb Shomo for lead vocals, keyboards and synthesizers. When they are on tour, they include Sean Mackowski to handle the rhythm guitar and clean vocals. Former members were Johnny Franck for rhythm guitar and clean vocals, Austin Carlile for lead vocals, Ricky Lortz for rhythm guitar and clean vocals, Nick Barham for lead vocals, and Nick White for bass guitar.

Attack Attack! and their albums

Before making a full album, like many other successful artists nowadays, Attack Attack! first released an EP or extended play. The titled of their EP is ‘If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?’ and was released in 2008.

A little after that EP release, they were able to sign to an Oregon-based music record label, ‘Rise Records’. Come November of the same year, the band was able to release their first studio album titled ‘Someday Came Suddenly’. Notable single on this album was ‘Stick Stickly’ which was named after Nickelodeon’s character – Stick Stickly. This album gained moderate success, received not-so-positive reviews from professional music critics. The album stayed at the number 9 position on the ‘Heatseekers Albums’ chart.

Attack Attack!’s second album, ‘Attack Attack!’, was released in July 2011. This album, however, received a more promising success that their first album. The album maintained the number 5 position on the Billboard Alternative albums chart. It landed the number 6 position on the Billboard Rock Albums chart, number 17 on the Billboard Digital albums charts, and number 26 on Billboard 200. Not bad at all. This time, music critics were also enthusiastic (positively) with their reviews. Notable singles on this album were ‘Smokahontas’ and ‘Last Breath’ (which was present on the Deluxe edition). They were able to promote this album at the 2011 Vans Warped Tour.

As mentioned above, the band has their 3rd studio album ‘This Means War’ ready to be released on January 17, 2012 – so, it will be available for purchase at the time of this concert.

Attack Attack! has a great fan base. Some of them have voiced what they really think about the famous band. One group of college friends stated that Attack Attack!’s live show is definitely one of the greatest shows they’ve ever been to. They really did stand out from the other bands. Another group of guys mentioned that Attack Attack! is truly amazing. And that they are willing to see more of Attack Attack!’s performance – wherever.

Attack Attack! – Austin Emo’s East Scoop

Where is Attack Attack!

Emo’s East – Austin TX

When is Attack Attack! here

February 14, 2012

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Andrea Bocelli ~ Austin Frank Erwin Center Feb 10

Andrea Bocelli Event

Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX

Andrea Bocelli - My Christmas
Andrea Bocelli - My Christmas

Live: Andrea Bocelli
Where: Frank Erwin Center
When: February 10, 2012

Andrea Bocelli Austin Tickets

About Andrea Bocelli:
Words aren’t enough to describe how great and talented Andrea Bocelli is. He is definitely a legend. We all grew up hearing one or more of his songs and to date, we still love hearing and watching him perform. Well, there goes my good news! Andrea Bocelli is on tour… and guess what? It’s true! Andrea Bocelli will be here in Texas. Oh, what a night it will be.

“Andrea Bocelli’s music… his voice… closest thing to heaven”

My own personal comment but I think it matters because it’s so true.

[ad#300×250 L-side]Born on September 22, 1958, Andrea Bocelli is now 53 but still, his music is covetable. He was born in Toscana, Italy. He was born with poor eyesight and later detected with ‘congenital glaucoma’. After a football game accident, he lost his ability to see and that was in 1970 when he was only 12. Everything happens for a reason – you may say. Evidently, that didn’t stop him from anything… even pursuing what he is passionate about. Music. At an early age, Andrea Bocelli had a real love for music. He even said that it was the thing that made him feel at ease.

When I listen to Andrea Bocelli’s songs, I always find myself closing my eyes and just concentrating to that unique voice and how he delivers every note of the song perfectly. It’s a real pleasure listening to him. And that was only listening. When I saw him perform live, I was awestruck. He really is beautiful – his songs, his voice, and everything that he is. No wonder he was named as one of People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful People’.  Imagine Andrea Bocelli Austin Frank Erwin Center!

Aside from his brilliant vocals, Andrea Bocelli is also a multi-instrumentalist, being able to play the keyboards, saxophone, flute, trombone, trumpet, harmonica, harp, melodic, guitar and drums. His music is categorized under adult contemporary, classical, Latin pop, easy listening, operatic pop, opera and pop.

Andrea Bocelli and his awesome records

Andrea Bocelli was able to release 13 studio albums, 2 compilation albums, 4 collaborative albums, 8 complete opera recordings, 1 digital album, and 9 live albums and videos.

‘Il Mare Calmo della Sera’ was the title of Andrea Bocelli’s first studio album, released in 1994. It was followed by ‘Bocelli’ which was released a year after. This album made it as one of the best-selling albums ever in Germany. It also peaked number 1 on different charts including Finland, Netherlands, Belgium and Swiss Music charts. To name a few, his other albums were ‘Viaggio Italiano’ in 1997, ‘Sogno’ in 1999, ‘Sacred Arias’ also in 1999, ‘Cieli di Toscana’ in 2001 (which debuted number 11 on the US charts), ‘Amore’ in 2006 (owned the number 3 position on the US Albums Top 100), ‘Incanto’ in 2008 (peaked the number 8 position on the U.S. Billboard 200), and ‘My Christmas’ in 2009 (owned the number 1 position on the US Top Classical Albums).

Andrea Bocelli was able to release a lot of hit singles as well. Some of his solo singles were ‘Il mare calmo della sera’, ‘Ave Maria’, ‘Melodramma’, ‘Un nuovo giorno’ and ‘White Christmas/Bianco Natale’. He was also able to release a lot of duet singles that I personally believe we all really loved and still love. These are ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ with Sarah Brightman, ‘The Prayer’ with Celine Dion, ‘Somos Novios (It’s Impossible)’ with Christina Aguilera, ‘Because we believe’ with Marco Borsato, ‘Dare to live’ with Laura Pausini, ‘What Child Is This’ with Mary J. Blige, and ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ also with Mary J. Blige – to name a few.

Andrea Bocelli gained a lot of awards. Well, with his talent, it’s really rather expected. Some of the awards that he received were ‘Best Single of the Year’ (Time to Say Goodbye) at Echo music awards in 1997, ‘Best Italian Singer’ and ‘Best Classical Interpretation’ at the World Music Awards in 1998, ‘Best selling classical album’ and ‘Album of the year’ (Sacred Arias) at the Classical BRIT Awards in 2000, ‘World best selling classical artist’ and ‘Best selling Italian artist’ at the World Music Awards in 2002, and ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ at the Classical BRIT Awards in 2002 just to name a few.

Andrea Bocelli is certainly one of the greatest in this industry. You will never be disappointed.

Where is Andrea Bocelli Event

Frank Erwin Center – Austin TX

Date Andrea Bocelli Austin is Playing

February 10, 2012

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Los Lobos ~ Austin One World Theater February 4

Los Lobos Concert

One World Theater – Austin, TX

Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust
Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust

Austin Event: Los Lobos
Where: One World Theatre
When: February 4, 2012

Los Lobos Austin Tickets

Los Lobos Scoop:
Fancy an American Chicano rock band? Well, dream no more – Los Lobos is on tour and they will be here in Texas! It’s going to be a real treat… I can feel it already.

Los Lobos? What’s the 411?

Los Lobos, for those of you who are not yet familiar , is a band that was created in the early 70s. The band was originally from East Los Angeles, California. The words ‘Los Lobos’, when translated in the English language, means ‘The Wolves’. Their music is categorized under Chicano rock, roots rock, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, Americana, heartland rock and cowpunk.

Los Lobos consists of five members (original members – still):

David Hidalgo for vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion, requinto jarocho and melodica
Louie Perez for vocals, drums, jarana huasteca, and guitar.
Conrad Lozano for bass, vocals, and guitarron
Cesar Rosas for vocals, Bajo Sexto, guitar and mandolin
Steve Berlin for keyboards, horns and melodic
and Cougar Estrada for percussion and drums.

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Los Lobos: Discography

Los Lobos was able to release 19 albums and 4 compilations. Some of their notable albums were the following: ‘Si Se Puede!’ (first album which was also a charity album) in 1976, ‘…And a Time to Dance’ in 1983, ‘How Will the Wolf Survive?’ in 1984, ‘By the Light of the Moon’ in 1987, ‘La Pistola y El Corazón’ in 1988, ‘The Neighborhood’ in 1990, ‘Colossal Head’ in 1996, ‘The Ride’ in 2004, ‘The Town and the City’ in 2006 and ‘Tin Can Trust’ in 2010. The last album ‘Tin Can Trust’ was able to receive a lot of positive reviews (like most of their albums) including 4-stars rating from professional critiques.

Also, Los Lobos covered the Mexican folk song ‘La Bamba’ which owned the number 1 spot in several singles charts including the ones from U.S. and UK. Other notable singles released by Los Lobos were the following: ‘Will the Wolf Survive’, ‘Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes’, ‘Come On, Let’s Go’, ‘One Time, One Night’, ‘Bertha’, ‘Reva’s House’, and ‘Kiko and the Lavender Moon’.

In 2004, Los Lobos released their first ever live show DVD titled ‘Live at the Filmore’. In 2009, the band was able to release an album titled ‘Los Lobos Goes Disney’ – the album consists of Disney covers which is a really cool thing, if you ask me. It has Disney’s classics and old time favorites and of course, mixed with their twist. And wait till you hear the album… it’s just magnificent.

Los Lobos, with their unique talent, was able to release a lot of awards. They were able to receive multiple Grammy Awards which include ‘Best Mexican/American Performance’ (Anselma) in 1983, ‘Best Pop Instrumental Performance’ (Mariachi Suite) in 1995, and ‘Best Mexican-American Performance’ (La Pistola Y El Corazon) in 1989.

When it comes to Los Lobos’ live performances, the band cannot be denied – even for a bit. They are known for their lively and entertaining shows. The feeling of ‘want-to-dance-to-all-tunes’ will definitely arise while watching them perform. One group who watched one of their shows described the band as one of the solid and genuine musicians in the industry. They said that Los Lobos is truly talented and for that, they certainly want more… More performances! Well, it’s a good thing that Los Lobos is on tour again – more opportunities to see them perform live.

Where is Los Lobos Event

One World Theatre – Austin TX

When is Los Lobos here?

February 4, 2012

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August Burns Red ~ Austin Emo’s East January 28

August Burns Red Live

Emo’s East – Austin, TX

August Burns Red - Leveler
August Burns Red - Leveler

Austin Show: August Burns Red
Where it is: Emo’s East
When is the Concert: January 28, 2012

August Burns Red Austin Tickets

the August Burns Red Scoop:
It’s not August yet, but August Burns Red will be here in Texas for their concert tour! Well, who am I kidding? I love them and will want to see them any month and any day.

Who is August Burns Red?

August Burns Red is a metal band created in 2003 – they are from Pennsylvania. Their music is categorized under Metalcore – a heavy metal sub-genre that includes hardcore punk and extreme metal. The band consists of five members. The current members are JB Brubaker for lead guitar, Matt Greiner for drums, keyboards, piano and programming, Brent Rambler for rhythm guitar, Dustin Davidson for bass guitar and backing vocals, and Jake Luhrs for lead vocals. Former members were Jordan Tuscan for bass guitar, Jon Hershey for lead vocals, and Josh McManness for lead vocals. August Burns Red’s members, according to one interview, are Christians.

August Burns Red started in 2003 while most of their members were still in high school (senior year). The band’s name actually came from an incident in their high school years relating to their former vocalist, Jon Hershey, his ex-girlfriend August and his dog named Redd. Well, the story was a bit harsh though as it included some burning. And with the characters mentioned above, you probably know what happened already. A

August Burns Red: The albums

August Burns Red was able to release some albums already. As of the moment, they have already released 4 studio albums, 2 extended plays, 2 live albums, 8 compilations, and 6 music videos. Their first studio album was released in November 2005. It was titled ‘Thrill Seeker’ – the album got 4-stars review from professional critics. ‘Messengers’ was their 2nd album and was released in June 2007. The album got two 4-stars rating and a 3.5 stars rating from critics.

The third studio album by August Burns Red was titled ‘Constellations’. It was released in July 2009 under Solid State label. This album also got very good reviews from critics. Their latest album, released last June 2011, was titled ‘Leveler’. The album got 5 stars rating from critics. Their live releases were ‘Messengers DVD’ (2007) and ‘Home’ (2010).

The two EPs that August Burns Red released were ‘Looks Fragile After All’ in 2004 and ‘Lost Messengers: The Outtakes’ in 2009.

As of the moment, August Burns Red Austin TX.. oh yeah, but they are busy with their tours – there are a lot of tour dates but currently, only one tour date here in Austin. The band was able to receive a lot of reviews from their previous tours. A fan who has been in their shows quite a few times said that August Burns Red or ABR certainly brings thunder to the table (and that is not a bad thing at all – well, the fan was not literal). He said that of all the metal bands he have seen, ABR is definitely the most enjoyable to watch. He also mentioned that they flawlessly perform their songs everytime. A group of friends who saw the concert said that they definitely delivered. They love the show so much that they are looking for more places to see August Burns Red. Well, they can certainly come to our site for tickets. Ahm, hey, how about you? Do you have tickets yet? Don’t think twice now – go get your tickets to see August Burns Red now!

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August Burns Red Austin Emo’s East Summary

Where is August Burns Red in concert

Emo’s East – Austin TX

When is August Burns Red

January 28, 2012

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The Kills ~ Austin Stubbs BBQ Jan 25

The Kills Live

Stubbs Austin, TX

The Kills - Blood Pressures
The Kills - Blood Pressures

Austin Show: The Kills
Where it is: Stubbs BBQ
When is the Concert: January 25, 2012

The Kills Austin Tickets

the The Kills Scoop:
If you’ve been longing to see a rock band – and not just any rock band – then we have a treat for you – The Kills is on tour here in Texas!

The Kills is a rock band composed of two talented musicians – Alison Mosshart (vocals) and Jamie Hince (guitars). They are also known for their stage names as ‘VV’ and ‘Hotel’ respectively. The band’s music is categorized under Indie rock, art rock, garage rock revival, and post punk revival. The duo definitely has a great chemistry when it comes to their music and their performance.

The Kills: The beginning

Before The Kills, Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince were already in a band. Alison was with ‘Discount’ – a punk rock band created in 1995. It was where she started her career as a musician. But after ‘Discount’ was disbanded, she went her way and co-found The Kills with Jamie.

Jamie Hince, before The Kills, was with the bands ‘Scarfo’, ‘Fiji’ and ‘Blyth Power’. Basically, Alison and Jamie first met in a hotel. The story was that Alison heard someone practicing music in a room above hers and found out that it was Jamie. After ‘Discount’ went their separate ways, they began their songwriting. It wasn’t easy given that they were in different countries. But as they always say… With patience, there’s music. (Don’t ask me who said that.)

The Kills and their albums

The Kills’ first album, ‘Keep on Your Mean Side’, was released in April of 2003. It was recorded in London at Toe Rag Studios. The album gained different kinds of reviews – some positive and the others, well, not so positive. But three professional reviewers gave their album a 4-star rating. And that is not an easy thing to achieve.

‘No Wow’ was their second album – it was released in 2005 but was recorded the year before. Like their first album, the reviews were not all positive but then again, they still received a lot of 4-star rating for this one. This album of The Kills peaked at number 22 on the US Heatseekers.

Their 3rd album ‘Midnight Boom’ was released in March of 2008. This album garnered a lot of good reviews – gaining a 5-star rating from one of its critiques. The album also owned the number 1 position on the US Heatseekers. On the US Independent Albums chart, the album peaked at number 16. Also, one of the follow-up singles – ‘Sour Cherry’ – was included on Gossip Girl (famous teen drama TV series).

The Kills’ fourth and latest album was titled ‘Blood Pressures’. The album was released last April 4, 2011 under Domino Records. The album received a lot of positive reviews – including BBC music’s review. The album’s first single ‘Satellite’ gained a lot of good reviews after being released on iTunes in January of this year (2011). The album has already charted number 8 on France charts and number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 200.

Aside from the professional critiques, their fans have also voiced out their reviews for the band. One group of friends said that The Kills is a must-see rock band and that once they are on stage, they will capture your attention and never let it go. Another group said that the band’s performance was the best show they’ve ever seen.

One of their fans said that she was a bit disappointed about the show… just a bit. She said that she wished that they had played longer. 🙂 And definitely, it was the best performance she’d ever seen so she wants to see more of them! Well, I say get more tickets for The Kills tour and have a blast!

How about you? Got any tickets yet? If I were you, I will not think twice about this – they are selling fast. Go and get tickets for The Kills tour now!

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The Kills – Austin Stubbs BBQ Summary

Where is The Kills in concert

Stubbs Austin TX

When is The Kills

January 25, 2012

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They Might Be Giants ~ Austin La Zona Rosa February 3

They Might Be Giants LIVE

La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX

They Might Be Giants - Join Us
They Might Be Giants - Join Us

So, here’s the deal >> They Might Be Giants – Austin, TX performing at La Zona Rosa February 3. Oh what a show it’ll be at La Zona Rosa!

They Might Be Giants Austin Tickets

More about They Might Be Giants:
Who’s on tour? I’ll give you some clues.

They rock. They are cool. And they definitely have the talent… and They Might Be Giants. Oopps! Spilled it right there. They Might Be Giants is on their very long tour and they will be here in Texas. Now, that’s some awesome news, don’t you think?

They Might Be Giants 411

They Might Be Giants, also known as TMBG, is a band formed in 1982 in Brooklyn, New York.

Their music is categorized under the alternative rock genre. The band was created by John Linnell and John Flansburgh. Aside from them, currently, the band’s members are Dan Miller, Marty Beller and Danny Weinkauf.

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Did you know? That the drum machine (an electronic instrument made to mimic drum sounds) was a big part of TMBG’s early years? Indeed. Linnell and Flansburgh used to perform with what is called a drum machine until in the early 90s when they became a total  band.

You might be wondering about where they got the name… Well, you know George C. Scott’s 1971 film – ‘They Might Be Giants’? There you go.

They Might Be Giants – Album talk

To date, They Might Be Giants has released 15 studio albums, 6 live albums, 8 compilation albums, 21 extended plays (EP) and 5 video albums.

They Might Be Giants’ first album was self-titled (also known as ‘The Pink Album’) and was released on November 4, 1986. ‘Don’t Let’s Start’ was the first single from the album – also one of the band’s famous song to date. The band’s other albums were ‘Lincoln’, ‘Flood’, ‘Apollo 18’, ‘John Henry’, Factory Showroom’, ‘Long Tall Weekend’, ‘Mink Car’, ‘No!’, ‘The Spine’, ‘Here Come the ABCs’, ‘The Else’, ‘Here Come the 123s’, ‘Here Comes Science’ and ‘Join Us’. Some notable compilation albums from the band were ‘Don’t Let’s Start’, ‘Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants’, and ‘Album Raises New and Troubling Questions’.

‘Birdhouse in Your Soul’ was the first single from the album ‘Flood’. This song was used in a UK TV advert (Clarks Shoes). It owned the number 6 position on the UK Singles chart while peaking at number 3 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart. From the same album, their cover of ‘Istanbul (Not Constantinople)’ gained a huge success too. Also from the same album, the song ‘Particle Man’ also garnered a lot of positive acceptance and, along with ‘Istanbul (Not Constantinople)’, was used in Warner Bros. ‘Tiny Toon Adventures’ (an animated series).

‘No’ was They Might Be Giants’ 9th studio album – also their first children’s album. It was released in June of 2002. ‘Here Come the ABCs’ was their 2nd children’s album – under Idlewild and Walt Disney records. Their 3rd children’s album (Here Come the 123s) was released in 2008 as a sequel of their 2nd album. ‘Here Comes Science’ was their 4th children’s album and was released on September 2009. This is basically their third ‘edutainment’ album for kids. This album gained a lot of positive reviews which include a 5-star rating from About.com.

‘Join Us’ is the most recent studio album (an adult album, for that matter). It was released in July of 2011. And also the reason why they are on tour. Currently, the album owns the number 8 position on the U.S. Billboard Rock Albums and U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums, number 9 on the U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums, and number 14 on the U.S. Billboard Tastemaker Albums.

Where is They Might Be Giants

at La Zona Rosa – Austin TX

When is They Might Be Giants Live

that would be February 3, 2012

They Might Be Giants Austin is a pretty rare occurrence. And La Zona Rosa is a great venue for an awesome rock band like them. Let us know at AustinConcertTickets.net if you happen to attend.. and thanks for visiting our site!!

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Bill Burr ~ Austin Paramount Theatre January 21

Bill Burr Performing

Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX

Bill Burr - Let It Go
Bill Burr - Let It Go

Thrilled to announce: Bill Burr – Austin, TX performing at Paramount Theatre January 21. Oh what a show it’ll be at Paramount Theatre!

Bill Burr Austin Tickets

More about Bill Burr:
Bill Burr, the famous stand-up comedian, will be here in Texas – and we’re not kidding!

If you want to have a night of fun – if you want to laugh and laugh – and experience pure comedy, then think no more… You have to see Bill Burr perform!

Bill Burr: Up close and a bit personal

Bill Burr is a man that has the perfect bit for amusement. He is a stand-up comedian from Massachusetts – he is also an actor and a very famous radio host. His real name is William and he was born on June 10, 1968. His comedy piece falls under different genres like cringe humor, black comedy, observational comedy and satire. Bill Burr’s subjects are often about human sexuality, political correctness, race relations, professional sports, and my personal favorite, dating. Bill Burr’s comedy is influenced by some of the known stand-up comedian like Richard Pryor, Sam Kinison, and George Carlin.

Bill Burr pursued his career in stand-up when he was 23 years old. As a starting comedian, he performed to various projects. Through his career, he was able to perform on different famous shows like ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’, ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’, and ‘The Green Room with Paul Provenza’. Did you know? That Bill Burr is the first comedian (stand-up) to ever present stand-up comedy on ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’? Yes, he did at that and it was pretty amazing.

Working as an actor, Bill Burr appeared on ‘Chappelle’s Show’ as one of the casts – for two episodes. Also, he got a gig on HBO’s ‘One Night Stand’ in 2005 as one of the stand-up comedians to deliver their own specials. Other gigs/appearances as a comedian were on the ‘Bob and Tom Show’, ‘Comedy Central Presents’, XM Satellite Radio’s ‘Opie and Anthony Show’, ‘Just for Laughs’ and ‘Comics Come Home 2’. He was also able to host a radio channel program called ‘The Virus’ in 2006. The title was ‘Uninformed’ and as of now, Bill Burr is still co-hosting the show with Joe DeRosa. And the news is, there’s a big chance that they will be doing the show for a very long time.

Bill Burr’s albums

Bill Burr released an album in October of 2007, titled ‘Emotionally Unavailable: Expanded Edition’. The reviews were mostly positive for this album. He released his second album, ‘Bill Burr: Why Do I Do This?’ in 2008. The reviews were so much positive – one review stated that they were laughing the whole time and that Bill Burr is definitely one of their favorite stand-up comedians.

In 2010, Bill Burr released another album titled ‘Bill Burr: Let It Go’. The fans were just ecstatic on this one – definitely a must-watch.

Podcast and Bill Burr? Yes, definitely. Bill Burr has been recording a one-hour podcast – weekly. And that was since 2007.

Movies and Bill Burr? 100% Yes. And if you have been wondering for some time now, yes, he was Detective Walsh on the 2010 movie ‘Date Night’.

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Where is Bill Burr

at Paramount Theatre – Austin TX

When is Bill Burr Live

that would be January 21, 2012

Bill Burr performing in Austin’s Paramount Theatre is a pretty rare occurrence. Let us know at AustinConcertTickets.net if you happen to attend.. and thanx for your continued support by visiting our site. We couldn’t continue w/o you!

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Wicked ~ Austin Bass Concert Hall

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Bass Concert Hall – Austin, TX

Wicked - 5th Anniversary Edition
5th Anniversary Special Edition

Austin Event: Wicked
Where: Bass Concert Hall
When: January 25-February 12, 2012

About Wicked:
“Something has changed within me, something is not the same. I’m through with playing by the rules of someone else’s game.

Too late for second-guessing, too late to go back to sleep. It’s time to trust my instincts, close my eyes: and leap!”


You’re probably wondering why I have a part of Defying Gravity’s lyrics here. For sure, I am singing it… but not the version of Rachel and Kurt’s from Glee. I am singing the version from Wicked, you know, the musical.

Wait… Are we talking about ‘Wicked Witch of the West’? ‘Good Witch of the North’?

Exactly. I am so proud to announce that Wicked, the musical show, is currently on tour. They will be here in Texas for several days so mark your calendars now.

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Wicked – Austin Bass Concert Hall Summary>>

Where is Wicked Live Show

Bass Concert Hall – Austin TX

Wicked will take the stage at Bass Concert Hall. This is probably one show you don’t want to miss. let us know at AustinConcertTickets.net if you go!

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B.J. Thomas ~ Austin One World Theatre January 21

B.J. Thomas Show

One World Theatre – Austin, TX

B.J. Thomas - Greatest & Latest
B.J. Thomas - Greatest & Latest

B.J. Thomas – Austin, TX at the infamous One World Theatre January 21 should be one heck of a performance that you don’t want to miss..

B.J. Thomas Austin Tickets

More about B.J. Thomas:
B.J. Thomas? On tour? In Texas? Excellent! Yes, you read right, definitely not a typo. B.J. Thomas will be here in Texas for a concert that will surely be amazing – as always.

Who is B.J. Thomas?

B.J. Thomas is an established singer – his music is known to be categorized under the country, pop, adult contemporary and contemporary Christian genres. He was born in Hugo city in Oklahoma in 1942. He actually was raised in Houston, Texas. As a teenager, B.J. Thomas was a church choir participant which led him to be a member of ‘The Triumphs’ (a musical group).

B.J. Thomas is also known for his one-of-a-kind voice. He has a voice that is so distinct, when he sings, you know, you will really say “Hey, that has to be B.J. Thomas singing”. He is also considered as one of the singers who has influenced the pop culture in a great way.

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B.J. Thomas pursued his solo career in the mid 60s and released his first album titled ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ in 1966. This was followed by ‘Tomorrow Never Comes’ in the same year. He was able to release more than 50 albums and to name a few; here are some of his notable albums: ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head’ in 1969, ‘Everybody’s Out of Town’ and ‘Most of All’ in1970, ‘Reunion’ in 1975, ‘Longhorns & Londonbridges’ in 1974, ‘New Looks’ and ‘The Great American Dream’ in 1983, ‘Sounds of Christmas’ in 1998, ‘You Call That a Mountain’ in 2000, ‘That Christmas Feeling’ in 2005, ‘We Praise: Glorify Thy Name’ in 2006, and ‘Home for Christmas’ in 2007.

B.J. Thomas’ singles

“Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head… But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red, cryin’s not for me…’Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’..Because I’m free, Nothin’s worryin’ me”

‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head’ is B.J. Thomas’ single released in October of 1969. This song actually was recognized fully and was given an Academy Award – ‘Best Original Song’. It owned the number 1 spot on the Canadian RPM Top Singles, Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary, Norwegian Singles Chart, U.S. Billboard Hot 100, U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary, and U.S. Cash Box Top 100. This song actually was used as a soundtrack for numerous movies and TV shows/series like ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘Spiderman 2’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Toy Story’, ‘Monsters, Inc.’, and a lot more Pixar and Disney animation movies.

B.J. Thomas was able to release a lot of singles that, I believe, are worth the mention (Actually, it’s all worth the mention but here are some of the all-time favorites): ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’, ‘I Just Can’t Help Believing’, ‘Everybody’s Out of Town’, ‘Most of All’, ‘No Love at All’, ‘Mighty Clouds of Joy’, ‘Rock and Roll Lullaby’, ‘(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song’, ‘Don’t Worry Baby’, ‘Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love’, ‘New Looks from an Old Lover’, and ‘You Call That a Mountain’.

B.J. Thomas was able to receive a lot of reviews for his performances. Just recently, a review from one of his fans stated that B.J. Thomas definitely still has ‘IT’. And that he is currently looking for other places or venues to see him perform live. Well, we definitely have tickets for B.J. Thomas concert tour here in Texas and, honestly, they are selling fast. So, have you got yourself tickets to see B.J. Thomas yet? If not, don’t think twice now, go ahead and get one for you and your friends now.

Where is B.J. Thomas

One World Theatre – Austin TX

When is B.J. Thomas Performing

January 21, 2012

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George Winston ~ Austin One World Theatre Feb. 17-19

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One World Theatre – Austin, TX

George Winston - Love Will Come-The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Volume 2
George Winston - Love Will Come-The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Volume 2

Happy news! George Winston – Austin, TX live at One World Theatre February 17-19.  George Winston is such an extraordinary pianist.

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About George Winston:
The outstanding pianist of all time – George Winston. And he is on tour. Where? Here in Texas, of course. More good news? The show isn’t just for one night but for 4 (four) nights. Now, isn’t that great?

As you all know, George Winston is a world-renowned pianist who plays contemporary instrumental music. Aside from the piano, he can also play acoustic guitar and harmonica. He really is a talented man, I tell you. He is from Montana – he grew up there but was born in Michigan. Also, in his later years, he also lived in Florida and Mississippi. Being able to appreciate music at an early age (his early teen years), he learned how to play the organ but then, after such inspirations like Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, he decided to learn and play acoustic piano. [ad#300×250 L-side]

George Winston’s albums

In 1972, he was able to release his very first album titled ‘Ballads and Blues’. This album was produced by Doug Decker and John Fahey. The album contained George Winston’s compositions and some covers. This album was re-released in 1994 and 2006. In 1980, George Winston released the album ‘Autumn’. This album received 5 stars rating (5 being the highest) from a professional critic. The album was re-released in 2001 with ‘Too Much Between Us’ as a bonus track.

In 1982, he released two albums: ‘Winter into Spring’ on March and ‘December’ on October. The latter received 5 stars rating from critics. Come 1991, George Winston released his 6th album titled ‘Summer’. 3 years after that, he was able to release another album, ‘Forest’. Although this album gained only 3 stars from critics, it received a Grammy Award for ‘Best New Age Album’ in 1996.

George Winston continued to release more albums. In 1996, ‘Linus and Lucy: The Music of Vince Guaraldi’ was released as his 10th album. The album received a 4.5 stars rating. In 1999, he released his 11th album titled ‘Plains’ which ended up with 4 stars rating from critics. This album followed the 1998 album titled ‘All the Seasons’.

George Winston and the 21st century

In 2001, ‘Remembrance – A Memorial Benefit’ was released as George Winston’s 12th album. The earnings from this album were actually donated to the people who lost their loved ones from the 9/11 tragedy. The thirteenth album, ‘Night Divides the Day – The Music of the Doors’, was released in 2002 and as per the title, it featured the covers (piano only) of ‘The Doors’ rock band. The album received 4 stars rating.

‘Montana – A Love Story’ was released in 2005 as George Winston’s 14th album. It also received 4 stars from professional critics. In 2006, he released a second benefit album/15th album titled ‘Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions: A Hurricane Relief Benefit’. The earnings here were donated to the victims of ‘Hurricane Katrina’. Another 4 stars rating was achieved.

George Winston released his latest album (released February 2010) titled ‘Love Will Come: The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Volume 2’. This album is actually a kind-of ‘part 2’ of the 1996 ‘Linus and Lucy: The Music of Vince Guaraldi’ – a tribute to the beloved ‘Vince Guaraldi’, a jazz pianist.

Did you know? George Winston owns a record label. It’s called ‘Dancing Cat Records’ and was created in 1983.

George Winston is known for his mood-setting and mesmerizing performances. He is also known to dress rather simply when performing. He also was reported to play in stocking feet (removing his shoes when playing) which as he explained in one of his interviews, as his way of controlling the pedals more effectively.

He has received a lot of reviews/comments coming from his fans. One of his fans said that he just can’t have enough of George Winston’s music and that he can listen to him for hours and not be bored AT ALL. He also said that watching him play live was the best time of his life. He also mentioned that he even bought another ticket and watched it with his entire family. (You see, if I haven’t mentioned already, George Winston’s music is for everyone.) Another satisfied follower also said something that is worth mentioning here. She said that George’s performance was just remarkable and that she wished that the show didn’t have to end that night. Well, there’s always another tour – if the tickets aren’t sold out yet. So, if I were you, I will go ahead and buy tickets for George Winston’s shows…as in NOW.

George Winston – Austin One World Theatre Review

Where is George Winston Playing

One World Theatre – Austin TX

When is George Winston Live

January 25 and February 17-19, 2012

 

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Globetrotters at Austin Frank Erwin Center Jan 27

GlobetrottersHARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
at Frank Erwin Center
Friday, Jan 27!

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PRESALE BEGINS: Monday, Oct. 10 at 7AM
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PUBLIC ON SALE: Monday, Oct. 17 at 10AM

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring one of the most extraordinary rookie classes in team history to the Frank Erwin Center Friday, Jan. 27 for their 2012 World Tour.

The outstanding rookies include Paul “Tiny” Sturgess of Mountain State University in W. Va., the world’s tallest pro basketball player at 7 feet 8 inches, Jonte “Too Tall” Hall, the shortest Globetrotter ever at 5 feet 2 inches and Fatima “TNT” Maddox of Temple University, the team’s first female player since 1993 and ninth female in team history.

The new Globetrotters also feature the top three finishers from this year’s College Slam Dunk Contest, including the reigning champ Jacob “Hops” Tucker. At 5 feet 10 inches tall, Tucker sports a 50-inch vertical leap, and his YouTube videos have garnered more than 4 million views. Joining Tucker is slam dunk runner-up John “Jet” Williams of UNC-Asheville and semifinalist Darnell “Spider” Wilks of the University of Cincinnati.

“The Globetrotters are excited to welcome a new generation of stars to carry on the storied tradition of the world’s most entertaining basketball team,” said Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “This year’s rookie class features some of the most talented and promising players from across the world.”

Current Globetrotters stars Special K Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang, Dizzy Grant, Scooter Christensen and many others will team up with the world class rookies for nearly 270 games on the North American portion of the World Tour, bringing the Globetrotter magic to more than 230 cities in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and five Canadian provinces.

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Austin Concerts 2012

Hello Austinites!  Want a sneak peak for Austin concerts 2012?  Kathy Griffin at Long Center, Rodney Carrington, B.J. Thomas ..oh yeah!, George Winston, Los Lobos at One World Theatre, The Midtown Men, Loretta Lynn, Jeff Dunham at Frank Erwin, Maura O’Connell & Solas, Angelique Kidjo, Tarantino, Martin Short, Straight No Chaser, Carol Burnett and more..



[ad#300×250 L-side Margins]You gotta LOVE Austin.. We have such amazing artists come to town. I mean, really.. any night of the week, there is someone.. or some band performing. And not just shows you’ve never heard of but super big names.

Sometimes I wish we lived downtown so we could walk to a concert every night! Ahhh. 🙂

Just some of the awesome Austin Concerts 2012

Kathy Griffin Austin Long Center For The Performing Arts Jan 07, 2012
Rodney Carrington Austin, TX Moody Theater Jan 20, 2012
B.J. Thomas Austin, TX One World Theatre Jan 21, 2012
George Winston Austin, TX One World Theater Jan 25, 2012
Los Lobos Austin One World Theatre Feb 04, 2012
The Midtown Men Austin Long Center For The Performing Arts Feb 11, 2012
George Winston Austin, TX One World Theatre Feb 17, 2012
Loretta Lynn Austin, TX Moody Theater Feb 17, 2012
George Winston Austin, TX One World Theatre Feb 18, 2012
George Winston Austin, TX One World Theatre Feb 19, 2012
Jeff Dunham Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center Feb 24, 2012
TAO: The Art Of The Drum Austin Long Center – Dell Hall Feb 25, 2012
Maura O’Connell & Solas Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall Mar 02, 2012
Scrap Arts Music Austin Paramount Theater – TX Mar 03, 2012
The Laurie Berkner Band Austin, TX Paramount Theatre – TX Mar 04, 2012
Angelique Kidjo Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall Mar 08, 2012
Tarantino In Concert Austin, TX The Long Center Mar 14, 2012
Martin Short Austin Paramount Theater – TX Mar 23, 2012
Straight No Chaser Austin the Long Center For The Performing Arts Apr04 2012
Carol Burnett Austin Long Center For The Performing Arts Apr 17, 2012
Poco Austin, TX One World Theatre Jun 24, 2012

 

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2012 Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil Austin 2012



Michael Jackson - Austin
Michael Jackson - Courtesy Cirque du Soleil Website

Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil in Austin at the Frank Erwin Center June of 2012! This is pretty exciting news folks.  We expect this event to be HUGE!

Here at AustinConcertTickets.net, we personally purchased four tickets to Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil because we think these tickets will go sky high.  If something happens where we can’t go ourselves, we can always give them away to our loyal fans.

Tragically, we will never get to experience Michael Jackson in concert again.  One of the greatest talents of all times had his life cut short to the world’s dismay.  So this is as good as it’s going to get folks.. and it sounds pretty awesome.  According to the Cirque du Soleil website:  “A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience.”  So, yeah.. it’s going to be a memorable evening at Frank Erwin Center come June of 2012

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PRESALE BEGINS: Wednesday, June 8 at 10AM
PRESALE ENDS: Sunday, June 12 at 10PM
PRESALE CODE: IMMORTAL

Buy Presale tickets here (Presale is over)and enter ‘IMMORTAL’ where it asks for the promo code during the presale period to receive this special offer. Offer is available online only.

Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil Austin Presale Ticket Prices (per Frank Erwin Center): $50, $80, $125, $175 and $250. Public on Sale: Monday, June 13 at Noon