YLT'S IRA KAPLAN & GEORGIA HUBLEY ARE ON KLRU'S "OVERHEARD" WITH EVAN SMITH TONIGHT, PERFORMING "THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER" LIVE IN AUSTIN 4/17
Austin's KLRU is hosting Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley TONIGHT on "Overheard" with Evan Smith. Please note that this event is free, but RSVP is required. In the event page here, you can do just that.
Map and directions to KLRU here.
The band is in town to perform "The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller" as a collaboration with filmmaker Sam Green. Love song premiered in 2012 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival. This revival will be in Austin for only one night and two performances on April 17th.
"Love Song examines Fuller’s remarkable life as a visionary architect, designer, and social critic, most famous for his creation of the geodesic dome. Green draws heavily from the Fuller archive at Stanford, an astonishing collection of notes, letters, blueprints, photographs, films, and ephemera that contains a wonderful record of the utopian thinker and creator’s massive body of work. Yo La Tengo’s eclectic indie rock provides live musical accompaniment to the film and Green’s live narration."
More information about this event can be found here.
Ticket links: 7PM / 9PM
This Thursday (March 18) in Austin, TX a fantastic collection of bands from near and far will be performing at Beerland in loving memory of Jimmy Lee Lindsey, Jr aka Jay Reatard
Thursday, March 18
1pm – 6pm
1:00 – 1:30pm Mickey
1:45 – 2:15pm Shannon & The Clams
2:30 – 3:00pm Hunx & His Punx
3:15 – 3:45pm Wizzard Sleeve
4:00 – 4:30pm Digital Leather
4:45 – 5:15pm River City Tanlines
5:30 – 6:00pm Cheap Time
6:00 – 6:30pm special guests (Matador Records)
Friends, Austinites, Countrymen...
Let Girls help you shake off the long week at a free, all-ages instore next Friday, January 29 at Waterloo.
If there was any time to cut out of work 15 minutes early, this is it...
600-A N. Lamar Blvd. in Austin... but you knew that already.
Coming Jan. 26- 'Casual Victim Pile', Matador's Stirring Salute To A City Most Of Us Visit Once A YearAs most of you are aware, when I'm not opening prescription medication I've found in Chris Lombardi's desk attending marketing meetings at 304 Hudson Street,, I spend the majority of my time in the lovely city of Austin, TX. The region's musical heritage, while often acknowledged in the major trade fairs and sprawling rock festivals, often leaves some folks more recognized than others ; 13th Floor Elevators, Bubble Puppy, Moving Sidewalks, Doctor's Mob, True Believers, Big Boys, Dicks, Nice Strong Arm, Butthole Surfers, Scratch Acid, Texas Instruments, Daniel Johnston, 16 Deluxe, Glorium, ...Trail Of Dead, Spoon, Shearwater, Strange Boys, Total Abuse, Hex Dispensers, etc. NONE OF THESE WONDERFUL ARTISTS HAS A STATUE, and that makes me want to cry.
The thing is, I really suck at making statues. I'm a little more accomplished, however, at putting together compilations. On January 26, Matador will be releasing a double LP / single CD collection/ digital album called 'Casual Victim Pile (Austin 2010'), featuring 17 songs from a newer generation of Austin bands (plus a couple of wildly talented ringers from Denton for good measure). I've been working on this comp. off and on over the past year and I feel pretty good about this record being a valid representation of....uh.....the bands I like to see most often? The Austin Chronicle recently touted CVP as "shaping up to be the most impressive regional comp since 1983's 'Cottage Cheese From the Lips of Death' (Ward 9) , and while I'll take that praise any day of the week, to my ears it more closely recalls Matador's 1991 NYC underground sampler., 'New York Eye & Ear Control'.
Of the album's 19 songs, 18 are previously unreleased, Harlem's "Beautiful & Very Smart" being the only current exception. Only Harlem, The Golden Boys, The Distant Seconds and Elvis have released full albums previously, while several of the bands on this album (Flesh Lights, Dikes Of Holland, KOSL, The Stuffies, The Persimmons) are making their recorded debuts (at least as of this writing). Here's the track listing.
Follow That Bird! - The Ghosts That Wake You
The Young - Blister
Woven Bones - Spirits Roam
Flesh Lights - Crush On You
Dikes Of Holland - Little City Girl
Tre Orsi - The Engineer
The Distant Seconds - Akron Bureau
Kingdom Of Suicide Lovers - Hoboken Snow
Elvis - Mommy's Little Soliders
Love Collector - First 48
Bad Sports - Can't Remember Your Name
Wild America - Drink It Dry
Harlem - Beautiful & Very Smart
The Stuffies - No One's Gonna Miss You
The Golden Boys - Older Than You
The No No No Hopes - Nobody's Fool
The Teeners - Nazis On Film
The Persimmons - The Notice
Lost Controls - Entirely Wired For Sound
There will be more news to follow in the days in weeks ahead, including a multi-night stand at one of Austin's more beloved nightspots (OK, Beerland) featuring the majority of the album's participants. In the meantime, 'Casual Victim Pile' is available for preorders starting today from The Matador Store, 2XLP for the discount price of $15.30, single CD for $8.50
P.S. 'Casual Victim Pile' is an anagram for 'Live Music Capital'. I learned that from a talking statue.