Pink Floyd Now Available on Spotify
6/18/2013 10:44:00 AM
FINALLY. Pink Floyd is available on Spotify.
Spotify and band management have been going back and forth for years now, arguing whether or not the entire Pink Floyd catalog should be behind a paywall. But the fans (and hopefully future fans) have won out in the end.
Since "Wish You Were Here" was made available last Friday, it was streamed one million times in order to "unlock" the rest of their music.
Paul McCartney Shines in Colbert Report Special
6/13/2013 12:02:00 PM
Fans of the Colbert Report were treated to a special surprise last night as Paul McCartney took the show over. A ten minute interview was followed by a special six-song performance in an hour-long special dedicated to the iconic rocker. The double length feature was appropriately titled “Stephen Colbert's Tribute to Having Paul McCartney on His Show, Featuring Paul McCartney, With Special Guest Stephen Colbert."
The two discussed Paul's transition from The Beatles into Wings, uncommon recording techniques, and at one point even sang an acapella duet of Fred Astaire's "Cheek to Cheek". McCartney’s stories showed insight into one of the best musical careers of all time, including the not-so-glamorous days of being packed into a van.
At one point, Stephen made note of the fact that both of them had worked under successful projects with Johns. An argument over the pronunciation of the word "schedule" followed ...
The 2013 Austin City Limits Festival lineup is here!
5/7/2013 12:02:00 AM
After weeks of speculation and a week of hints strewn about town, C3 Presents have finally released the lineup for the now 2-week 2013 Austin City Limits Festival, taking place October 4-6 and 11-13. Closing out the main stages each weekend are three acts sure to please a wide variety of fans - Depeche Mode, The Cure, and Muse. Other acts include Kings of Leon, Thom Yorke supergroup Atoms For Peace, Wilco, Arctic Monkeys, Passion Pit, Neko Case, Divine Fits, Silversun Pickups, and the legendary Lionel Richie. Touring on the heels of newly released and anticipated material, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, and The National will also take the stage. You'll also be able to catch sets from Fun.,Dawes, Walk the Moon, Grouplove, Lissie, and more.
Expanding to two consecutive weekends, the 2013 Austin City Limits Festival opens up a slew of opportunities for local acts. In fact, over ...
Photos: Rush @ The Frank Erwin Center
4/25/2013 10:54:00 AM
Check out these photos that our photographer Glen Brown caught at Tuesday night's Rush show at FEC.
ACL Fest to Reveal Lineup Soon
4/23/2013 4:56:00 PM
The Live Music Capital of the World is gearing up for yet another festival, Austin City Limits. ACL will take place the first two weekends in October: October 4-6 and October 11-13.
ACL announced via twitter that the 2013 line-up will be released at midnight on May 7 on their website. The 2012 lineup featured Florence + The Machine, Alabama Shakes and Michael Kiwanuka, just to name a few. General admission 3-day passes, VIP 3-day passes, platinum and travel packages will also be available on May 7 for both weekends. Individual day passes are no longer available due to the high demand of 3-day passes.
Mark your calendar on May 7 for the full line-up and be sure to purchase passes before they're gone!
UPDATED: Help the victims of the tragedy in West, TX
4/19/2013 10:39:00 AM
KLBJ FM has teamed up with The Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross to help our Neighbors in Need - the victims and families affected by the fire and explosion in West, Texas.
Cash donations can be made to the following:
Donate by Check or In Person
American Red Cross of Central Texas
2218 Pershing Drive
Austin, TX 78723
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Text REDCROSS to 90999
Make a $10 donation to American Red Cross National Disaster Relief. Participating carriers only. Donations will appear on customers’ monthly bills or be debited from a prepaid account balance. Message and data rates may apply. To see terms applicable to donations, please visit www.mgive.org/T. Receipts for donations made by text are available at www.mgive.org/receipt.
Red Cross staff and volunteers are ...
Pictures from Bon Jovi
4/15/2013 2:25:00 PM
Bon Jovi came to the Frank Erwin Center as part of the KLBJ 40th Anniversary concert series. If you like the pictures below, check out the full album HERE at our Bon Jovi photo gallery. Thanks to David Migues from atxphotography for sending these to us!
Great Prizes for the Dog Races
3/28/2013 3:34:00 PM
This year we have collected some of the best swag for our Rockin' Weenie Race and Chihuahua Fun Run. Both races are part of our 4th Dog Day Afternoon at Triangle Park (4/13). Email DogRace@klbjfm.com if your pooch would like to particpate.
Rockin’ Weenie Dog Race
-River City Rockfest tickets (2)
-Rush tickets (2)
-$25 Visa gift card
-Chicago tickets (2)
- Black Crowes tickets (2)
-$25 Visa gift card
-Queensryche tickets (2)
-$25 Visa gift card
Chihuahua Fun Run
-River City Rockfest tickets (2)
-$25 Visa gift card
Check Ya Later! Dazed and Confused Cast Reunites for 20th Anniversary
3/7/2013 5:27:00 PM
It's hard to think of two words that inspired more fear in middle schoolers everywhere than the aforementioned phrase. And as Dazed and Confused fans flocked to the Marchesa Theater last night to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary, they were some of the most popular words in the room. Even a video clip of Parker Posey (who couldn't attend) testified to that iconic proclamation. "I get asked to yell it all the time! AIR RAID, BITCHES!" she exclaimed, as one unknowing audience member fumbled awkwardly.
And while the theme of high school hazing was rampant throughout the event, with staff dressed in "AFS Seniors" shirts and wielding paddles, there was nothing but love in the room for this Texas cult classic and the director who made it possible. Cast members in appearance included Joey Lauren Adams, Nicky Katt, Anthony Rapp, Wiley Wiggins, Marissa Ribisi, and more, all of ...
The Evil Dead
3/7/2013 9:29:00 AM
This Friday, Dudley and Bob will be doing a live broadcastfor SXSW Film at the Village Alamo Drafthouse followed byy a screening of the original Evil Dead. During the show, the guys will talk with some members from the cast and crew of the new Evil Dead which premieres during SXSW.
Our guests include actors Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield), Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers), Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker), Director Fede Alvarez and producer Rob Tapert.
Link up with Evil Dead on social media: facebook.com/evildead, twitter.com/EvilDead
A remote cabin in the woods becomes a blood-soaked chamber of horrors when a group of 20-something friends unwittingly awakens an ancient demon in Evil Dead, the highly anticipated reboot of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-hit horror film The Evil Dead. Featuring a fresh young cast, Evil Dead is a bone-chilling film that combines all the raw excitement and gleeful ...
Photos: Specialty Beer Fest
2/26/2013 4:45:00 PM
It was a beautiful day on Saturday where Austinites gathered at Fiesta Gardens for the first annual Speciality Beer Fest. Great beers from around the country and world were available to taste and some local eats provided by some of our favorite food trailers. If you missed out or want to relive the great day, check out some of the photos.
VIEW FULL GALLERY
VIEW FULL GALLERY
SXSW Film Festival Wristbands go on SALE today
2/13/2013 4:03:00 PM
SXSW Film Festival Wristbands go on SALE today, February 13th, at Waterloo Records and Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, Slaughter Lane and Village locations. At $80 (tax included) each, they provide entry into screenings following Badge Holders based on capacity, but do not provide access to the SXSW Film Conference or Official Film Parties.
The second option for those who don’t have a badge is the Single Tickets, $10 each, which will be sold for every film this year (subject to capacity), are also a great resource allowing Austin locals to catch films without committing to a badge or wristband. The larger venues are the ones most likely to have seats available for single ticket sales, including the Paramount Theatre, Topfer Theatre at ZACH and the Vimeo Theater at the Austin Convention Center. Other good bets include the SXSatellite Venues: Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane and Village locations. The Rollins Theater at the Long Center ...
Get your SXSW Wristbands Today!
1/17/2013 9:00:00 AM
Get ready, music fans, because wristbands for the 2013 SXSW Music Festival go on sale at 10 this morning online at wristbands.sxsw.com. Wristbands are for Austin music fans only. You can buy one for you and one for a friend - $159 each, tax included. You’ll need a credit card with an Austin area zip at the time of purchase. All the details are in today’s Austin Chronicle. SXSW Music happens March 12th through 17th - 2,000 bands on 100 stages.
SXSW is sponsored in part by IFC, Yahoo, and American Express.
Celebrate Tattoo Culture with The 11th Star of Texas Tattoo Revival
1/8/2013 3:04:00 PM
More than 200 artists from as far away as Norway, England and Japan plus thousands of fans will converge on Austin in January for the Eleventh Annual Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival, held at the Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Road.
The event runs January 18th-20th, 2013.
The show opens to the public Friday at noon and continues through Sunday at the Palmer Events Center, with live tattooing by masters of all styles, from traditional Japanese to photo-realistic color and everything in between. A full schedule of art and tattoo related activities including tattoo contests, seminars, art gallery, kids area, car and motorcycle displays and unique vendors fill also be featured.
A special appearance by Danielle Colby from TV's American Pickers highlights this years entertainment along with Pin-up Belly Dance, Jigglewatts burlesque, Ruby Rocket and the Lizardman Sideshow.
Tickets are $20 for a day pass or $45 ...
Celebrate with these Classic Christmas Music Videos
12/21/2012 10:59:00 AM
A new Christmas season is here, so we're going to take the time to remember the classics from a Christmas past. Enjoy these holiday songs from some of our KLBJ favorites.
Happy Holidays, everyone!!!
Bruce Springsteen - "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"
Bon Jovi - "Please Come Home for Christmas"
Paul McCartney and The Wings - "Wonderful Christmas Time"
The Kinks - "Father Christmas"
Lynard Skynard - "Run Run Rudolph"
John Lennon - "Merry X-Mas (War is Over"
Elton John - "Step Into Chrtistmas"
Guns 'N Roses - "White Christmas"
Bing Crosby and David Bowie - "Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy"
U2 - "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
Wham - "Last Christmas"
Surprise! Don't lie, you were secretly hoping that this song would show up on the list. You're welcome.
Rush & Heart Inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
12/11/2012 4:24:00 PM
Let all the rockers rejoice, Rush has finally been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Having been eligible for induction since 1999, their 14 year wait is over. A band becomes eligible 25 years after their first recording is released. Theirs was the epic self-titled album “Rush”, put out in 1974.
Heart also made their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Lead by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, this band has some seriously appreciated talent. Not to mention, these bad ass chicks created the anthem “Barracuda;” a song that elicits immediate raucous singing from anyone who hears it.
Congrats to both bands and the other inductees who include: Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, and Donna Summer. A big salute to you all from KLBJ the Rock of Austin!
KLBJ Rock Updates
12/7/2012 9:32:00 AM
Happy Holidays to us. Paul McCartney will be the music guest on SNL on Dec. 15. If you're a fan of SNL, you'll also be happy know that Martin Short will be returning as the host.
Led Zeppelin and Buddy Guy received Kennedy Center Honors over the weekend. It's an annual event where big names in the performing arts are given beautiful rainbow sashes because they contributed so much to American culture. All jokes aside, congratulations guys.
And speaking of those honors, Plant, Page and Jones showed up on the Late Show With David Letterman this week to talk about, well, just how awesome they are. They didn't perform, but they did have a great conversation.
Fleetwood Mac will be launching a world tour in the spring of 2013. They won't make it to Austin, but they will be playing at Dallas and Houston in June. Tickets got on sale ...
George Harrison Tribute
11/30/2012 11:17:00 AM
George Harrison passed away 11 years ago yesterday. Let's all take a moment to appreciate how amazing he was and how much he remains to be amazing even today.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
All Things Must Pass
KLBJ Classic Rock Updates
11/26/2012 11:35:00 AM
Just because our favorite bands and musicians here at KLBJ aren't coming out with Top 40 hits every other week doesn't mean that they've given up on rock and roll just yet. Here are a few updates on what's going on in the wonderful world of classic rock:
The Rolling Stones kicked off their 50th Anniversary tour in London last night. Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman were both there and they also contributed to a few songs. Who knew that Jagger would still look this good AND move like that?
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is the cover story of the latest Rolling Stone issue. Check out an excerpt of the interview here.
Chris Stamp passed away at the age of 70. He was the former co-manager of The Who and helped Jimi Hendrix found his career. Rest in peace.
Eric Burdon (from the Animals) released an EP last Friday ...
Photos: Night Out with Dudley and Bob
11/9/2012 10:42:00 AM
Last night was the first "Night Out" with Dale, Bob and Matt at Max's Wine Dive. The trio were joined by Jon Dee Graham and Adam Caroll for a great evening of music, story-telling, wine and maybe a little whine. Check out the photos from the event to see for yourself.
We Survived Election Day, Celebrate with Hendrix
11/7/2012 10:25:00 AM
The presidential election is FINALLY OVER. No matter who you voted for, we can all wind down and celebrate the fact that America survived another greuling election day with Jimi Hendrix's version of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
USA! USA! USA!
Photos: The 2012 Dudley and Bob Halloween Party
10/29/2012 2:45:00 PM
The Dudley and Bob Halloween costume party is always a good time, with everyone going all out in costume. This year's festivities were no exception, with a couple from Beetlejuice taking top prize, and a bold man and his body paint walking away in second place.
Check out the full gallery of photos here!
Ten Hot Pictures from Last Year's Dudley & Bob Halloween Party
10/23/2012 8:15:00 AM
Join us this Saturday for the 2nd Annual Dudley & Bob Halloween Party at Baker Street Pub. Over $3,000 in prize money!
Help Grateful Dead Make Their Own Beer
10/22/2012 8:42:00 AM
Grateful Dead is working with Dogfish Head, a brewery out of Delaware, to create a classic rock beer. Everyone's favorite psychedelic rock band will be bringing you American Beauty, a Dead Head inspired brew that should hit a store near you in October of next year.
The thing is, American Beauty is branded as "An Imperial Pale Ale brewed with all-American hops, barley and ______" You read that right. "______." This rockin' brewin' team is looking for inspiration from Dead Heads to pick the final ingredient for the beer. They're asking fans to think of whatever taste they have in their mouths from a distant memory of going to a Grateful Dead show.
However, the final ingredient is obvious. What taste do all REAL Dead Heads love the most from all those Grateful Dead concerts they went to? What was everyone taking…I mean, tasting?
But if you don't think that ...
Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day
9/24/2012 12:00:00 PM
If you didn't get tickets to the 2007 Led Zeppelin concert because they were ridiculously expensive, don't worry. Now you can just pay for a movie ticket and see Celebration Day, the movie about the concert of one of the greatest rock bands in all the universe. Celebration Day comes to theaters on Oct. 17 and will be available for us all to spend even more money buying on Nov. 19.
Buy some movie tickets now! You don't want them to sell out, too. And if you're still bitter about not being able to see the concert live, just watch the trailer below and see if it can change your mind. Or melt your face off.
Also, if you are interested in watching a half-hour interview with Led Zeppelin promoting the new movie, be our guest.