Wilco in concert
Jun. 08, 2023 02:41PM EST
Photo by Peter Crosby
Wilco comes to Austin in support of their 2022 album, Cruel Country.
Wilco comes to Austin in support of their 2022 album, Cruel Country.
City and Colour comes to Austin in support of his new album, The Love Still Held Me Near.
The Bullock Museum will host a special series of Third Thursdays evening programs with live music by local artists, art-based experiences, and a cash bar.
Schedule of events
At each event, visitors will also be able to create sketches inspired by African American poetry, experience poetry writing inspired by the exhibition with Austin Public Library’s Badgerdog program, and create a photo memory against a floral backdrop.
Ian Moore would rather talk about the colors and sounds of the records, the connection with fans, and of spirit. He plays shows like they are the last thing he will ever do, and though he is known for his skills as a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, the ferocity and spirit are his stock-in-trade. When Ian plays, he doesn't do it to show his ability. He plays to create a communion with his audience. Moore's most recent album was 2017's Strange Days.
Cory Henry is a Grammy-winning artist, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and all-around keyboard master. Henry was nominated for his 2020 album, Something to Say, at the 2022 Grammy Awards for Best Progressive Album, as well as a co-writer and producer on Kanye West’s Donda and Eric Bellinger’s New Light. His 2023 album, Operation Funk, was also nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album. Other collabs include Imagine Dragons, Rosalia, and more.
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Nickelback is back: Canadian-born rock juggernaut Nickelback is going on tour in summer 2023 to support their new album, Get Rollin'.
Called the "Get Rollin’ Tour," it'll hit 38 cities, launching on Monday, June 12 in Quebec City, QC at Videotron Centre, with special guests country rocker Brantley Gilbert and rising country artist Josh Ross.
It'll make three stops in Texas, including a new Austin stop as part of the tour's recently extended fall dates.
So sorry, San Antonio! Sounds like a road trip is on the offing. Comfort yourself with the band’s announcement video here.
Tickets for the new Austin date will be available starting with an artist presale on Friday, June 9 at 10 am. Additional presales will run throughout the weekend ahead of the general on-sale beginning Tuesday, June 13 at 10 am at livenation.com. A venue presale will run Monday, June 12 from 10 am - 10 pm, with code: RIVERSIDE at MoodyCenterATX.com.
Fans can also purchase VIP Packages, which may include premium tickets, invitation to the pre-show High Times VIP Lounge, specially designed Nickelback gift item, early entry into the venue & more. For more information, visit vipnation.com.
Nickelback's accomplishments are lengthy. The four-piece, comprised of Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake, and Daniel Adair, was named the most successful rock band of the decade by Billboard in 2009, globally celebrated for mega-hits such as “How You Remind Me,” “Photograph,” “Far Away,” and “Rockstar” which all held top spots on the Billboard 100.
"How You Remind Me" was named Billboard’s ‘Top Rock Song of the Decade," and was the #1 most played song on U.S. radio (any format) in the 2000s, according to Nielsen Soundscan, with over 1.2 million spins.
Get Rollin' was released on November 18, 2022, and is their first album in five years. A press release calls it "a thrilling soundscape of adventure, nostalgia, and emotional exploration."
It debuted at #2 across the Current Rock, Alternative, Hard Music, and Digital Album charts; landed on the ARIA Album Chart at No. 3; and in the Top 10 in the UK, Canada, Germany, Australia and Austria. And in a career first for the band, it debuted at No. 1 in Switzerland. Switzerland!
Wait, there's more Nickelback accolades: They’ve received nine Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, 12 JUNO Awards, seven MuchMusic Video Awards, and have been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame (2007).
Extending their legacy yet further, Nickelback was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the JUNO Awards on March 13, 2023.
THE RISE OF THE RENTAL
With the increasing demand for housing and rising popularity of constructing homes for rent, Austin has earned a top 10 position in a new analysis of American metro areas with the highest number of single-family rentals built for all of 2022.
A total of 324 build-to-rent homes were completed in Austin in 2022, which is a 10-year high, according to the study by RentCafe. The newest findings put the Texas Capital three places higher than in 2021, when the city ranked No. 13 in the nation.
"Austin was named the second fastest growing city in the U.S. by the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise," the study's author wrote. "That came after the city recorded a 4.3 percent rise in its GDP in 2022 to $216 billion, following the Bay Area."
The study analyzed build-to-rent data from RentCafe's sister site, Yardi Matrix, for communities that had at least 50 single-family rental units.
Dallas nailed the rankings this year by earning the top spot with nearly 2,800 single-family rental units completed last year. Phoenix (which outpaced Dallas last year) ranked No. 2 with only 1,527 units completed. After Phoenix, single-family rentals in other American metro areas only went into the triple digits, with Atlanta, Georgia (No. 3) at 808, Greenville, South Carolina (No. 4) at 584, and Charlotte, North Carolina rounding out the top five with 475 units completed.
The metro areas that complete the top 10 for the most build-to-rent homes in 2022 include:
Austin had the seventh highest number of single-family rentals completed in the country within the last five years, totaling 1,096 units. The Texas cities that ranked higher were Dallas (No. 2) and Houston (No. 4). San Antonio ranked below Austin at No. 8. Phoenix took the No. 1 spot with over 6,000 build-to-rent homes completed in the same time period.
The study's findings support a growing demand for flexibility among renters who may not want the high cost and maintenance associated with home ownership, RentCafe says.
“More and more people are deciding they want the best of both worlds: the flexible lifestyle of the renter, with no maintenance commitments and costs, and the comfort and privacy offered by living in a house,” the study’s author wrote. “In this case, build-to-rent homes check all of the boxes, while high home prices and rising interest rates make them even more appealing.”
The number of single-family rentals is expected to continue rising dramatically in 2023. Currently, 945 units are under construction in Austin. Overall, there are 44,700 build-to-rent homes being built this year throughout the nation; three times more than the number of completed homes in all of 2022, the study says.
When the Salvation Army shelter on East Eighth Street shut its doors back in April, Austin City Council member Zohaib "Zo" Qadri (District 9) said it was unfortunate to see as an Austin resident and leader.
"The Salvation Army kind of abruptly stated that they were pulling out without much of a notice to the residents of the shelter in the district – a shelter that largely houses or housed women and children," Qadri said. "So, you know, that was a huge disappointment for us."
Now the City of Austin has reached a compromise and solution that Qadri believes will help those experiencing homelessness. The Austin City Council on Thursday, June 8, approved a 12-month lease agreement for the former Salvation Army shelter that will cost more than $1 million.
The site will be operated by California-based nonprofit Urban Alchemy, which also provides services at the ARCH, or the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless. The council also approved a contract for Urban Alchemy to add more funding, extend the ARCH program and run the former Salvation Army shelter, providing 150 beds.
Urban Alchemy will get more than $4 million.
Later this summer, City leaders will also consider a temporary emergency shelter that will provide around 300 more beds for people experiencing homelessness.
ECHO, or the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, estimates there are thousands of people experiencing homelessness in Austin. Since the city's camping ban was reinstated in May 2021, many of these individuals have spread out throughout the city or gone into hiding, making it harder to connect them with services.
Read the full story and watch the video at KVUE.com.
America's favorite (only?) comedy rock duo is back on tour, and lucky for Austinites, they've announced the addition of three Texas dates this fall. Of course, we're talking about none other than Tenacious D, comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Glass.
The duo's Spicy Meatball Tour is currently underway this month in Europe, with newly extended dates including Houston (September 13), Grand Prairie (September 14), and Austin (September 15).
Supporting acts are yet to be announced, but tickets are on sale as of Friday, June 9, at 10 am. Fans can purchase tickets HERE.
According to a release, the tour dates come on the heels of the recently-released recorded version of Tenacious D’s viral, fan-favorite live cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.” The single is accompanied by a video directed by longtime D collaborator Taylor Stephens, and features our dynamic duo in a glorious, romantic romp by the sea. Last month, they released their first new song in five years, “Video Games,” which has been streamed over 18 million times across all platforms in less than a month. The animated music video, created by Oney Plays, brings video game-ified versions of Black and Glass to life in classic and hilarious ways.
In addition to the single releases, Tenacious D will be the special guest at this year’s Video Game Awards, happening on June 25 at the Hollywood Bowl, where they will perform their new single.
But of course the burning question remains: Will Black perform his equally viral "Peaches" from the recent Super Mario Bros. movie? There's only one way to find out.
Full Tour Dates are below (new dates in bold font):
6/7/23 Berlin, Germany @ Zitadelle
6/8/23 Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock Festival
6/10/23 Milan, Italy @ Carroponte
6/12/23 Zurich, Switzerland @ The Hall
6/13/23 Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
6/14/23 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy
6/16/23 London, England @ O2 Arena
6/18/23 Clisson, France @ Hellfest Open Air Festival
6/25/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl (Video Game Awards)
9/6/23 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
9/7/23 Franklin, TN @ Firstbank Amphitheater
9/9/23 Indianapolis, IN @ All IN Music Festival
9/11/23 Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
9/13/23 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
9/14/23 Grand Prairie, TX @ Texas Trust CU Theatre
9/15/23 Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater