Friday, July 15, 2011

Moving my blog to Backbeat Magazine

While I am not retiring Ian's Music Blog, I am moving it over to the new Backbeat Magazine website we are currently working on.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Red River Noise is now Backbeat Magazine

Yes folks, it is true. I decided to post this video because I am still getting emails and questions about my involvement with Backbeat Magazine and what's happening with Red River Noise. I made this announcement officially at Club de Ville on July 1st. Red River Noise merged with Backbeat Magazine from San Antonio. We will not only be writing for the Backbeat Austin print edition, but also online when we launch the new website. We are currently working on launching that this summer. The first issue drops today at our Block Party on 7th. I can't wait for you all to see it. Click here for the Block Party details.

Monday, July 4, 2011

(7/9) Backbeat Magazine Block Party

Yes, the word on the street is true. AJ Miranda and I have merged with Backbeat Magazine from San Antonio. We are co-owners and our staff is coming with us from Red River Noise. It's been months in the making and we couldn't be more excited. We are bringing the best in live videos and national content to a organization that already does a stellar job with local coverage in San Antonio. Backbeat Austin is next and we are kicking off the first issue drop with a big block party on 7th Street this Saturday.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lincoln Park performs "Iridescent" at Red Square

Here's Lincoln Park performing "Iredescent" at Red Square Park in Moscow. The performance was for the world premiere of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Concert announcement: Bon Iver at The Long Center for Performing Arts

You read that right kids! The popular indie-folk band is coming back to Austin for a headlining show on September 13 with Kathleen Edwards. The concert will be at The Long Center for Performing Arts.

New music video from Theophilus London: "Last Name London"

Hip hop fans better get familiar with New York based Theophilus London, especially if you have ACL tickets. His video for his new single "Last Name London" not only teaches you how to pronounce his name but also bumps. London is another M.C. to ride this sort of hipster-hop wave that mixes electronic dance music with an old school flare. His debut album, Timez Are Weird These Days, comes out July 19. He will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live that same night. It seems Theophilus London is going to have a big year.

Theophilus London online: website, Facebook, Twitter

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The Warlocks release 'The Warlocks EXP'

The Warlocks guitarist and vocalist, Bobby Hecksher, recently uploaded an experimental record from The Warlocks vault to the band's badcamp page. The record is called The Warlocks EXP.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sharks and Mike Ness perform "Lude Boy" live

This was a rare moment captured on video and I just had to post it for all to see. Punk Rock's Godfather, Mike Ness of Social Distortion, joined Sharks onstage in Virginia recently to perform with them. Why is this a big deal you ask? Mike Ness hasn't performed with anyone for twelve years. The last person was Bruce Springsteen. That is a hell of an endorsement for Sharks.

Sharks is one of the bands I am looking forward to checking out at this year's Warped Tour. The English punk band is a serious up-and-comer in the U.S. punk rock scene and if you don't know them now, you will soon. I'll make sure of it.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Trail of Dead perform "Weight of the Sun" on Lopez Tonight

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead rocked on Lopez Tonight last night.I just want them to hurry up and play another Austin show already. This clip also reminded me that it is time to add them to my vinyl collection.

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Le Butcherettes added to Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza just got better.After a tour with Deftones and an upcoming tour with label mate Tera Melos, the trio will perform at Grant Park for the biggest summer music festival in the land. If you have tickets and travel plans, you should be very excited.