Friday, June 26, 2009

end of the world?

Hardly, but we did just lose the person who single handedly changed music. And dance. RIP.

URB mag has some good remixes of some of his tracks. For those wanting something a little different with their "tribute" Check 'em out here.
BTW, does anyone remember that white label track that was Daft Punk's Around the World with PYT over it?
That was my favorite track EVER. Thanks to Ali for grabbing that and dropping it in his sets. :)

Now onto the future of music.
bobby ray, bobby ray, oh bobby ray

His new mixtape is out!!! Finally <3333
Cop it here, B.O.B. vs Bobby Ray

If you were smart enough to hang out at the KnuckleRumblers spot during SXSW, you would've witnessed this man, live, and kicking ass. Not to mention, his drummer, Alien, fucking ILLLLLL!!!!

Bon Iver has released his new side project details

The music Slut has the details here.

Hercules & Love Affair
Take a listen to a 20 minute sample of their new mixtape here.

Tour info:
SNOOP DOGG!!! and Stephen Marley
Stubbs July 28th

BOBBY RAY!!! with Kid Cudi and asher suckacock roth
Stubbs July 30th

Atmosphere with Eyedea and Abilities

Stubbs August 5th

La Zona October 7th
[don't hate, i know you cried in the corner of your room to In circles]
Let me test you now.....

Also, keep a look for a new album from the following


Kings of Convenience


and onto the videos!!

Cursive Live on KEXP

The Hood Internets
Usher vs Keyboard Cat

and I present to you, the jerk.

Supposedly this is the newest genre of rap music.
Um, Cali, you a bit late. The Midwest beat you to it.
[the cool kids]
Nevermind the music, pay attention to that footwork.
oooooooh eeeeeee, gurl. it's dope.

Best line though: "I stay geek'd up, never been a retard."

Ok, happy friday folks.
It's going to be a long weekend but a good one.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

I know you are longing for some attention

But my life has been insane and work, just about the same.

This is what I want to say to doing actual "work"

But sadly, can't because momma needs her monies.

BUT this weekend will be sick. And busy. *le sigh*

Hit up the Fader Soundcheck - free rum, yay!
Although you know me Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum > Bacardi Rum
So I was 'meh' but it's free, no complaining allowed.
But then again, this is what I look like with free rum, and then free bubbly

Last night, your lovely Side BarBarians were victorious again!!
I'm pretty sure we are holding 2nd in the league at this point

Scion party at Beauty Bar
IV at Barcelona for Heidi and Razzy's birfday!!
Kewl Breeze at Lanai
and 2Live Crew at Mohawks

Red Stripe- It was written tour @ The Independent (free red stripe)
Then the KnuckleRumbler after party at Creekside with Dj Orion
along with Adi-Fest II
and Vinyl Ent say goodbye and good luck to Car Stereo (Wars)
along with Zeale, Neiliyo, and AStronautalis <3 @ Beauty (free booze early on)

[side note: anyone know the cover for Beauty Friday?]

Then Saturday
Ultra8201 and KnuckleRumblers present Prints for Non Profit @ Tripp custom tees
with DJ Orion


Then this lovely lady will be out at Chuggin Monkey [10:30-11:30] and Beso Cantina [12-1am] hooking you up with some Sailor Jerry cocktails for the evening. So stop in, try it, fall in love with it.

then Sunday- Mad Classy.

Last week was insane and Skream was sick. Bummed about Benga, but it's ok because this week will feature 6BLOCC aka R.A.W., Roommate, and Antiserum.
RSVP at for free entry.

Look forward to these events, though!

Scion House party


KnuckleRumbler doing it up, real nice like.

and such is the life.



ps I leave you with a little treat: New hottness from our boys in Vicious [Richard Gear, Joshua Distance, and Ryan Tomorrow] here. LOVES IT!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Last one for today

To do this weekend.

First off, tonight.
This is a duh, you better be there, event

But if you are lucky enough, and a hip hop head, head to Mohawks where B Real will be throwing down. And opening will be our lovely local MCs, Zeale and Phranchyze with their token hip hop white boy, Markus with a K on the decks

and St Vincent on Friday

Well, shit, you know there's tons going on but here are two things that are a definite MUST.

And they both happen on Sunday!

Take your Father/Husband/BABY DADDY/ 'tevs to Birds!

Birds Barbershop & Lone Star Celebrate Longest Day of Summer, Father's Day with Free Tallboys

Barbershop and Lone Star have teamed-up to offer free tall boys on the
longest day of summer. Since the Summer Solstice lands on Father's Day
this year, Dads will be getting extra tall honors at all four Birds
Barbershop locations throughout central Austin. For more details, visit

And then after they get their new 'do get ready for shit to blow the fuck up, at Barcelona

Get to following Mad Classy on twitter for your chance at a guest spot for this show.
Because there will be a cover for this greatness.
BUT TOTALLY WORTH THE COVER, so even if you don't win the spots, everyone and their mother will see you there. y/y???




Austin went hard

First off- Emos show 06.14.09
The Boxing Lesson, The Subjects, and White Rabbits

The Boxing Lesson started the night off strong, coming out in full force with mostly new material.
It made the audience, most of whom already know what the boxing lesson can do, want more.
And their Manager shocked the entire crowd with his drumming skills.
Who would've known, Ryan!!!

I only caught a small part of White Rabbit's touring companions, The Subjects. I can say that the two bands sounds are similar and match energies.

Now onto the men who captured my attention 3 years ago at fucking blind pig.
[it was during sxsw, jerks. i don't go there for a good time]
I was a little buzzed, am short, and was posted in the back, so excuse the video parts.

I noticed their usual bass player was missing, but haven't read anything on Adam leaving the band. If he did, I might cry. BUT could also use the truth in why he is lacking from the tour.

They played songs mostly from the new album, It's Frightening, and included my favorite one, Midnight and I.

Then brought out some oldies but goodies.

I left there to run home for sleep but feel asleep shortly once home in complete satisfaction.

And now, Santigold.
Oh man, early shows suck, btw [fuck you noise ordinance]
I got in just in time to see Amanda Blanks last song
[btw her album is dropping July 14th, bitches!! Shits going to be ILL!]

I confirmed that she didn't do Bump, due to no spank rock [who, lucky shits, made an appearance at the NYC show with her. she needs spank in her pocket, man]

Then Trouble Andrew came out.

Then Santigold- that amazing woman!!

And I just want to say this right now. Her backup dancers were fucking DOOOOOOOPE. Like doper than your momma, dope!

I want to be them when I grow up

She had a hype set. The entire crowd was drenched in sweat [thank you texas heat and humidity] and no one gave a uck!

And thanks to my Knucklerumbler following Miss Blanks twitter, it was with the quickness that she was headed back on the stage for the moment I've been LIVING FOR!

Again, drinking, being short, and so fucking stoked about this taking place in front of me, vid is hella moving. So, if you get dizzy, close your eyes baby.

Then the ladies hit up Beauty Bar for the after show, and guess who's there....MY FUCKING HERO!

Miss Amanda Blank herself.
*excuse my cheesy smile and sweated face. i almost punched a guy right before this picture*

And guess what my amazingly drunk ass said to her.....
"just so you know, I rock like kelly bundy and keep that shit nasty too!"

Haha. She was awesomely surprised that i knew that line and told her how my group of ladies "Bumped" that shit like crazy.

it was awesome.
Got horrific pictures that could put people away for a looooong time.
Kidding, but seriously, the group of amazing 'ladies' i was with made it the best time EVER!

Hands down, best show/concert of the year, better than cut copy.

I love my ladies, and i fucking love this town.


update bot

Ok, so I have been MIA, but if you had the weekend i did, you'd thank your lucky stars you were ALIVE!!

Ok, so there was shenanigans, white rabbits, and the santigold show.
I will post those pics/videos in a bit.

for now, news updates like woah

Congrats to local band, Harlem getting signed to Matador Records!!

per GvB

Courtney Love's crazy ass is resurrecting Hole.

per Stereogum
don't hate. i loved hole.

The Gossip's new album, Music For Men, is streaming here

Strange Famous Records has Sage Francis 5th installment of his Sick Of mixtape series.

Grab Sick of Wasting here

And in not so shocking news;
Timb is being sued for steal music for Nelly Furtados album

from the Daily Swarm

Muse has released the title of their upcoming album.

TMS says "Brace yourself for The Resistance!"

And Pinback is headed back to Austin

Oct 17 @ Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
Oct 19 @ Emo’s, Austin, TX
Oct 20 @ Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, TX
Oct 21 @ Exit / In, Nashville, TN
Oct 22 @ The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
Oct 23 @ Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL
Oct 24 @ Common Grounds, Gainesville, FL
Oct 25 @ The Social, Orlando, FL
Oct 27 @ Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
Oct 28 @ Black Cat, Washington, DC
Oct 29 @ Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 30 @ Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Oct 31 @ Paradise, Boston, MA
Nov 2 @ Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI
Nov 3 @ Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
Nov 4 @ Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Nov 5 @ Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS
Nov 6 @ Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Nov 7 @ The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 9 @ Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
Nov 10 @ Neumo’s, Seattle, WA
Nov 11 @ Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Nov 12 @ Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Nov 13 @ Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco, CA
Nov 14 @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Nov 15 @ Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA

and onto videos

Cursive - I Couldn't Love You

annnd leave you with a good one, thanks to BWE


and loves you, friend.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

news bots

I'm all about the new N.A.S.A. video right now.
Check it- kinda NSFW- if you work doesn't appreciate animated figures doing NSFW things.

Atmosphere's "Your Glasshouse" video is on AOL music here
but here, so you don't have to go to AOL music :P

And JayZ states that autotuning died when it ended up in a Wendy's commercial.
Wendy, you bitch......just kidding. I love you.
Jay was quoted as saying
"I just think in hip-hop, when a trend becomes a gimmick, it's time to move on," Jay said in an interview with Chicago radio station WGCI on Tuesday. "I saw a Wendy's commercial and they're using Auto-Tune. They're joking on it. It's like, OK, enough of that ... It was a trend, it was cool in the beginning. Some people made great music with it, now it's time to move on."
article here

So Santigold is on Monday- thank goodness. I can't wait!
But the after par-lay will be at Beauty bar, ft the Spank Rock Djs.

and speaking of Spank Rock, Interview Mag has him interviewing Mos Def.
Mmmmmm, Mos Def.

Read it here

In other news, thanks to BWE for showing me what Fred Willard has been up to lately.

I might like you better

If you were ready to throw down tonight.

Some exciting shit in the works, I must say.

But first, starting off with some Amanda Blank and Vega (via the hood internet's magical mashups)
No Reason To Like You Better

Ok, so onto the events for tonight.

Of course, the sold out show at Emo's with Peaches

Then you have guys who eat paper planes and shit out space shuttles @ Barcelona


And word on the street they will be having a secret surprise guest.
I'm not a liberty to say any names, but.....

Just got confirmation that it is ONNNNNNNNN!!

Then you have the guys at Learning Secrets supplying a little after party action at the hot spot of the night, Barcelona.

Per the facebook invite
Friday, June 12, 2009
1:30am - 4:30am
6th Street, downstairs
Austin, TX

You knew this was going to happen right? I mean, we werent just going to let one of our best buddies come all the way to Texas from London and not do some sort of crazy party with him...
So, we're super stoked to welcome back Drums of Death ( yes that dude who played at that one crazy house party we threw last year).
He's playing with Peaches earlier in the night, he wants to keep partying after the we set up a nice little after party for the show at the new hot spot, BARCELONA!!!
it's $2 after starts at 2am! goes til the sun is up!!!

spread the word....we need your help!

So fuck. What are you doing tonight???
Not being uber lame, right???



Tuesday, June 9, 2009

jigga what?

jigga who?

HOVA- that's who!!

Thank goodness he's reaching out and saving his kanye produced album
And here his is, with Death Of Autotune (D.O.A.)

Onto another video.
I've been a fan of The Stills ever since I heard Gender Bombs, off of Logic Will Break Your Heart. I overlooked Without Feathers after I heard their latest album, Oceans Will Rise.
Here is their latest video, I'm with You

That song is ok. There's better on the album, for sure.
Like this one.
The Stills - Don't Talk Down

and of course, their first single from the album.

Ok, enough of the stills.

In some rather shocking news, christina aguilera is heading to the studio with le tigre
From the Daily Swarm


In good music news, Miike Snow's Animal is released today.
Grab that shit. It's beeeeauuutiful.
and if you aren't aware of Miike Snow, more than likely you've heard one of themany remix's of Animal, so head to his RCRD LBL page for more.

And I finally saw Star Trek. Oh em gee, it was FANTABULOUS!!
And I'm not even a Trekkie!!

ULTRA8201 has your shows for this week.
This tomorrow

Peaches bitches!! at Emos Thursday.

Sunday is the White Rabbits show with our lovely local The Boxing Lesson

and's the dance party maker, Santigold and Amanda "i'd like you better if we slept together" Blanks!!

Santigold - I'm a lady (Diplo remix feat Amanda Blank)

Who's going?
Lets's get our dance on!


Friday, June 5, 2009

I am a sucker

for dancers. Really. I enjoy music, to no end, so dancing fits in there.

Therefore, I love to boogie down.

So, to my point, I watch So You Think You Can Dance.
Seriously, these people are sick, but this guy caught my eye....

Phillip Chbeeb audition s4- from last year.

Turns out, this kid is from Houston and was a member of Marvelous Motion

Annnnd, he did a little diddy with ABDC's Quest crew [who has a couple members who were on SYTYCD]

These videos make me want to stay in my room for days and just dance.

Except this weekend I can't.

DEEP is coming into town!!!!
And it's going to be a fantastic weekend.

And to those going to Animal Collective tonight.
I kid, but for serious. I do hate you. I want to go. =\

but have fun, and DANCE all night long for me.
Or meet me at side bar/creekside after the show and dance.

Oh. Richard Henry and Orion are playing Creekside.
Cumbia bitches!!!!


ps before you call me anything for watching that dance show. yes, I know, i'm ghey for it all. <3

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Because the Bluth's would be so proud

"There's always money in the banana stand."


We'll start with this because my hungover ass is in need of a laugh

Last night. Holy shit, I can't believe I pulled it off.
Day started at 7:30 am
8 hrs of work
Then game at 6:30pm- Hit up Side Bar for a whiskey shot then head to the softball fields where the Side Barbarians defeated the world [or the other team], and threw back 2 beers.
Then, hauled ass to the ACL studios, literally sprinting down the drag to meet up with my amazing sister holding our spot in line.
Make it in to see the Hearltess Bastards <333 and have another beer.
Then head down to Emos right after the taping to meet up with a fellow knucklerumbler for Passion Pit. More beers to suffice the time before PP hits the stage.
Numerous beers down the hatch and hanging out with the Ultra8201 fine gentlemen.
Dance in sweat, beer, and joy with the rest of the crowd.
Dance party at Emos, fun stuff. 
Finally make it home around 1:30am.

Amazing day, all in all, but reminder to oneself,
try not to drink for 7 hours on a wednesday night, when work calls the next morning.
I'll survive, but it's going to be rough today.

So onto music stuffssss

La Roux performs on NME

I'm hoping Skream will drop his ravey remix of this song at Mad Classy's One Yr Anniversay at Barcelona- that tune blew the fuck up a while back, and it's fucking solid
Speaking of, this is a MAJOR thing for your to-do list

Random tech bit
Google Wave is making 'waves'
haha. jesus, i'm in bad shape. /plsexcuselamepun

And onto tonight!
Hit up everyone's favorite pap duo loves for the list
But I shall say that my pick for tonight is this

It will be a damn good show!!!

Stay strong kids, the weekend is almost here.