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Old Posted Jun 4, 2012, 11:24 PM
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Arrow ♬ The Austin Music Thread ♬

Why the hell not? There's live music playing everywhere else. I thought we could use a thread about Austin music.

One of Austin's best, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Almost 10 years ago my brother and I and his wife went up to Dallas to visit Stevie's grave. Yes, we are big time SRV fans. We also saw the house that he and his brother Jimmie Vaughan grew up in, and even visited the high school he went to.

Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash 1990 in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin after a concert he did there.

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Old Posted Jun 4, 2012, 11:46 PM
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These guys rocked Auditorium Shores at SXSW this year. They made me proud. They're from Austin.

Bright Light Social Hour.

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This one pretty much sums up Austin.
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The Cult playing at Auditorium Shores at this year's SXSW. They invited Matthew McConaughey and introduced him as a "Texas legend". And of course he played the bongos with the band. He was not naked. LOL
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2012, 12:07 AM
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The Clash's classic video of Rock the Casbah. It was filmed in Austin in 1981ish. Check out the young Austin skyline. The video even captures a few scenes of the Alamo Hotel which was torn down in the late 80s to make way for an office tower. That lot is now occupied by 300 West Sixth.

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The Clash made low-budget music videos for several of their songs, and the one for "Rock the Casbah" may be their most memorable. Filmed in Austin, Texas, it depicts an Arab, played by Austin actor Titos Menchaca, and a Hasidic Jew, played by local stage director Dennis Razze, befriending each other on the road and skanking together through the streets to a Clash concert at Austin Coliseum, often followed by an armadillo, interspersed with the band performing in front of an oil well.

The U.S. Air Force became an unwitting participant in the video. Two RF-4C aircraft landing at Bergstrom Air Force Base (near Austin) from the east are featured in the portion of the video with the lyrics "the King called out his jetfighters..."
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Great idea! Now that it is summer and all the shows are going on like Blues on the Green and the others around town like at the Bob Bullock it is one of my favorite times of the year for Austin music.

I think one part of the summer that makes the music in Austin so attractive to me is that so many of the students are out of town. lol. It always seems like the city goes more back to its roots this time of year. At least as far as its music is concerned.

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First we can't forget our super sexy and beautiful Jazz musician who won the Grammy for Best New Artist last year! <3 Esperanza.

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Some others I love.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Cold Shot" video. It was filmed in Austin. There's a few scenes along Barton Springs Road west of Lamar and other places. There's even a few scenes from atop what I guess is the Driskill Hotel Annex or maybe the Litttlefield Building?

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"Change it" - They filmed this at Enchanted Rock near Fredericksburg.

"Tightrope" - Live at Austin City Limits in 1989. This was a year before he died.

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And these just because.

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The Clash's classic video of Rock the Casbah. It was filmed in Austin in 1981ish. Check out the young Austin skyline. The video even captures a few scenes of the Alamo Hotel which was torn down in the late 80s to make way for an office tower. That lot is now occupied by 300 West Sixth.

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i was in my editing class a few months back and i had to do a music video using random bits and pieces from several different music videos. i ran across this one without knowing that it was filmed in austin. i noticed the skyline and even though i was not in austin in 81, i wasn't even born yet, i recognized that it was austin. and i also noticed that victorian home on guadalupe that i walked by every single night walking home.

it was a pleasant surprise knowing that The Clash had filmed a music video there.

anyways, that music video is pretty awesome with all its connotations. the jew, the arab, and oil drills. all those things are still prevalent today in our society.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2012, 4:11 PM
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To carry on from Kevin's great guitarist from Austin... Eric Johnson. I love him! So sexy.

One of my all time favorite songs, Cliffs over Dover.
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Eric and Bonamassa at the new Moody Theater. - Further on up the Road What I would have given to see this show with two of the all time best together. Next time for sure!
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And since it is an "Austin Music Thread" should probably include EJ's 'Austin' from his newest album.
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Stevie plays Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile"
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Two more Austin bands. Storyville and Arc Angels. Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton, who played with Stevie Ray Vaughan in Double Trouble, also played in Storyville and Arc Angels. The lead singer of Arc Angels, Doyle Bramhall II, his father trained Stevie Ray Vaughan to develop his style of vocals. I met Doyle Bramhall a few years ago. He actually died last year rather unexpectedly.

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Also the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Jimmie Vaughan plays guitar in the band. He's Stevie Ray Vaughan's older brother.

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Bob Schneider's "Metal and Steel" video. It was filmed in Austin. If you look, you can see the base of 300 West Sixth under construction.

Bob Schneider lives in Bee Cave.

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Los Lonely Boys. They're from San Angelo, but they play in Austin a lot. I've seen them 4 or 5 times.

These guys are brothers.

This was from their live DVD "Los Lonely Boys - Texican Style (Live from Austin)". It was filmed at Auditorium Shores. I was actually there. Check out the skyline views. This was in 2004. I remember drooling over the brand new Frost Bank Tower just off to the right of the stage from where I was standing. They rocked the park that night.
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Here they are playing with Willie Nelson.
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AC/DC played their first North American gig right here in Austin in 1977. It was at the Armadillo World Headquarters on the site where One Texas Center now stands. My cousin went to that concert.

This is from their 1977 album "Let there be Rock" - which I'm sure they were promoting that night in Austin.

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This isn't really about music from Austin, but it is music in Austin so hope that is OK.

I just read about it in the New York Times and thought it was interesting. Run-DMC is going to do their first gig since Jam Master Jay was murdered in 2002 at this years Fun Fun Fun Fest.

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The Adidas shell toes are getting another outing, another chance to “Walk This Way”: the surviving members of Run-DMC, the pioneering hip-hop group, will reunite to perform at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Tex., this fall, organizers announced.

The group went into retirement after the death of its D.J., Jam Master Jay, who was murdered in 2002. (The case was never solved.) In the decade since they last performed together, one member, Rev Run – born Joseph Simmons – has been a best-selling author, with “Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America’s Parents,” and the star of an MTV reality show, “Run’s House.”

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This is pretty cool.

http://sg1268.hubpages.com/hub/Austin-Music-History
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Austin Music Timeline (1900's-present)

From Threadgills to The Armadillo World Headquarters there was something about Austin that hit a magical note. A city rich with culture and diversity, A city that attracted artists and hippies alike. A place where one can hear live music in the air from all corners of the city every night of the week. A place that attracts tourists from all corners of the globe.To experience it. To live it.
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The new SXSWfm Radio has an Austin station. It is station 4 here: http://www.sxsw.com/fm
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This is a great thread. If I were to sum up Austin music, I would say The Black Angels rule!
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Ha! Glad I saw this before it was too late. This was created by my friend Jordan and his web designing crew, WeFAil! I was just hanging out with him last week in Los Angeles. Glad to see you posted this. He's good friends with Bob Schneider and he's collaborated with them other stuff before.
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This is a great thread. If I were to sum up Austin music, I would say The Black Angels rule!
Meh, I've seen them live 3 times and every time they've failed to impress me. I'd say White Denim is better.
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This is a great thread. If I were to sum up Austin music, I would say The Black Angels rule!
Not bad.

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Watch the drummer fling the drumstick out of his hand at 3:14 and quickly grabs another.
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This is pretty epic. Watch it in full screen mode. Recognize the place?

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