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KLBJ Rocks the Nutty Brown with Bob Schneider with Special Guest Vallejo + Nané

12225 HWY 290 West, Austin, TX 78737
Saturday, May 25, 2019
@ Nutty Brown Amphitheatre
Bob Schnieder playing live on stage

KLBJ Rocks the Nutty Brown benefitting Honor Flight Austin and supported by Gold's Gym

Bob Schneider

In the heavy Texas summer heat, Bob Schneider stands in his garage, splattered in paint. Thick leaves pulled from fine art books soak in water baths as he prepares layers for a new collage. Intestines swirl on faces, haunted eyes peer out, and paintbrushes coat layers upon layers of glue as images transform one atop the other until Bob steps back, done. 

The collage will find itself as the cover of Bob's latest album, a curated collection of three thematically-linked five song EPs, collectively titled King Kong. The album hearkens back to his earliest releases, Lonelyland (2001), I'm Good Now (2004), albums that brought the essence of Bob—good songs, all genres, fun and harrowing, sharp and insightful. Songs to dance to, to laugh with, to mourn through.

Fans who buy the physical album are treated to an artistic masterpiece, a collector's dream, with prints of Bob's art wrapping the music. 

Bob Schneider is the best artist you've never heard of. But this year alone, he's headlining every premiere venue in Austin—the Paramount, the Bass Concert Hall, Dell Hall at the Long Center, and ACL Live/Moody Theater. Sure, he's struggled to break out of the Texas bubble, but this doesn't stop him. "If I were to listen to the gatekeepers—the critics, the charts—I'd never have done anything." And though the media barely grants him sidelong glances, the audiences keep coming.

Bob packs houses, he croons, he makes everybody swoon. 

Bob Schneider is tenacious, constantly churning out new work. He's thinking ahead, two albums down the line. "When I'm recording a record, when I'm mixing a record, I'm still writing songs. I'm always writing songs." He's known for his prolific catalogue, more songs than most other bands on the charts have…combined. He brims with projects and ideas: a demo bible—a collection of 1000 original demos with lyrics—is long in the works, a way for his longterm fans to access all of his songs and all of their lyrics, from the deeply poetic to the tangled and twisted to the flat-out profane. He's also hard at work developing The Across The World Symphony.
Bob doesn't sleep. At least, it seems like he doesn't sleep. He's working on an arrangement at four a.m. He stays up all night filming and editing videos to accompany the songs on King Kong, releasing new videos weekly. 

Offered a new project—a cameo appearance in a film, the chance to judge the Literary Death Match, and Bob's all in: "That sounds terrifying. I'll totally do it." He thrives on the challenge, happier to tackle projects that teeter on the edge of failure than return to the mundane sure successes. 

Tell Bob that he can't do a project, and he'll just stop talking to you about it. "I have a complete inability to take no for an answer," he laughs. If he's got his mind set on it, he's going to make it happen. Ideas, projects, art pours out of him. 

One spring afternoon, he arrives at a friend's yard to haul off a six-foot-tall tree trunk that blew down in a storm. Coming straight from a photo shoot, he's dressed to the nines, but quickly gets covered in mulch and bark as he lugs the giant logs around, investigating which one he wants to bring home. He'll work it on his back patio, sanding and sawing and sanding until he's got another in a series of haunting wooden sculptures, phallic, monk-like, a wooden choir of silent song and prayer. Trees fall, Bob crafts, sawdust in his hair. 

Then he crashes into bed, catches just enough downtime to revive him, and wakes again, moving at top speed. He showers, drinks a pot of coffee, and races off to a gig. He arrives onstage, fully present and ready to play. 

Audiences around the world can now peek into the sacred heart of the Austin live music scene, as Bob has begun livestreaming his Monday night residency at the Saxon Pub. Here each week for over fifteen years, he's gathered up his band Lonelyland, and taken over this Austin institution. Bob presents his newest songs, plays with fresh arrangements, and charms the pants off of everyone in the room. 

Bob Schneider is always pushing himself. And he's pushing his audience. His songs are alive, fierce, hilarious, raw, crass. And then soulful, haunting, sweet, good. 

He'll leave you breathless. He must leave you breathless. He pushes himself to breathlessness, howling into the mic, playing his fingers raw, the room awash in thick waves of sound. 

Then he's jaunty, silly, laughing at his own jokes and tossing around a flyaway tune. Listen closely, and the lyrics speak of loss, betrayal, sorrow. But he'll sing it to you with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. Enter or paste your text here. To download and save it, click on the button below.

Vallejo

VALLEJO (pronounced Va-lay-ho) has become one of the most popular rock bands to hail from "The Live Music Capital of the World" Austin, Texas with their sonic melting pot of classic album rock mixed with contagious funky rhythms and Latin percussion.

Started by the three Vallejo brothers from El Campo, Texas - vocalist and lead guitarist AJ Vallejo, twin brother Alejandro Vallejo on drums and younger sibling Omar Vallejo on bass - along with high school friend Bruce Castleberry on guitar and percussionist Alex Geismar, Vallejo has toured all over the US and Mexico tearing up stages with their fiery live performances with such acts as Matchbox 20, Stone Temple Pilots, Juanes and Los Lobos. Vallejo has also had many of their songs featured in national television shows NBC’s Roswell, UPN’s America’s Top Model, MTV’s Jersey Shore and HBO’s True Blood.

Nané

Nané (Nah-nay) was created by local singer and producer, Daniel Sahad, and lead guitarist, Ian Green. The 5 piece Indie rock band based in Austin, Texas culminates a punchy, psych-tinged, lyrical variety of rock and soul. Their diverse instrumentation is congealed by Nane’s soulfully rooted voice that ushers an audience into experiencing full range of emotion throughout their set while appealing to an equally broad spectrum of musical tastes. Nané is set to release an album in the summer of 2019, produced by Grammy-winning drummer, John Speice, & producer Adrian Quesada (Black Pumas / Brownout).

Venue Info

Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

12225 Highway 290 West
Austin, 78737 TX

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