Crazed Country Rebel: Hank 3 @ Emos, 8/11/12

Crazed Country Rebel: Hank 3 @ Emos, 8/11/12

“On an overdose of drugs, overdose of sin I’m gonna live it to the fullest like I’m on ten and I love gettin’ high – hate bein’ low and I like to drive my truck down a muddy dirt road and I’m workin’ real hard, tryin’ to get paid ’cause I’m a crazed country rebel […]

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 Anthology: Thrice, Animals As Leaders @ Emo’s, 5/10/12

Anthology: Thrice, Animals As Leaders @ Emo’s, 5/10/12

I’ve never had to park this far away from Emo’s in the 502 times I’ve been here in the past month! I’ve never seen so many boys at a show in the 502 metal shows I’ve been to here in the past month! I’ve never…. It was Thrice’s farewell tour, and Emo’s was packed. Truth: […]

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 Jumpdafuckup: Soulfly, Incite, Lody King @ Emo’s, 5/8/12

Jumpdafuckup: Soulfly, Incite, Lody King @ Emo’s, 5/8/12

In metal, there have always been subgenres that end up being….picked on. Glam metal….grunge….and in particular, nu metal. When nu metal started becoming popular in 1995, it seemed a very natural evolution for me. I bought Doggystyle with The Black Album…License to Ill with Dirt. I was a kid who had grown up with hip […]

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 Save Yourself: Overkill, God Forbid, SuidAkrA @ Emo’s, 5/5/12

Save Yourself: Overkill, God Forbid, SuidAkrA @ Emo’s, 5/5/12

I walk into Emo’s to SuidAkrA on stage and an oddly civil and organized audience, standing in self-appointed rows. I’ll have to admit I was expecting the worst. Cinco de Mayo, the drinking holiday, could make for a mess of a crowd. But as I slithered by to my usual standing place, I was surprised […]

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 Night City: The Sword, Dixie Witch @ Emo’s, 4/21/12

Night City: The Sword, Dixie Witch @ Emo’s, 4/21/12

There’s something special about the hometown show. On Saturday night, Emo’s was filled with Texas metalheads- some who had driven many hours- there to support Austin’s very own The Sword. Swilling cheap beer and there in packs, the vibe was like Saturday Night Lights; it had the enthusiasm of a hometown playoff game. Dixie Witch […]

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 Killdozer @ Emo’s Original, 12/30/11

Killdozer @ Emo’s Original, 12/30/11

It’s the day before the last day of the year. It’s when reflection overload causes you to vow to make changes in your life, which generally mean stopping or starting to do something. Unfortunately this year, along with all of those resolutions came the closing of an Austin institution, Emo’s. I’ve been attending shows at […]

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 Bad Kids: The Black Lips, Vivian Girls @ Emo’s, 4/28/11

Bad Kids: The Black Lips, Vivian Girls @ Emo’s, 4/28/11

The words “they put on a great show” will get me out to see a band in any genre. From Dillinger Escape Plan, to Tom Waits, to Insane Clown Posse, to DeVotchKa, to GWAR…that phrase has made me a fanatic about some artists and drawn me to see others I would have never seen on […]

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 SXSW Day 2: The Funeral Pyre @ Emo’s, 3/17/11

SXSW Day 2: The Funeral Pyre @ Emo’s, 3/17/11

The day started off with an interview and much glaring at the additional people in green descending upon downtown Austin to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. We made our way over to Emo’s, and as we joined the small line to get into the inside stage, I heard familiar notes wafting through the door. Kvelertak were […]

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History Lesson: Nile, Ex Deo @ Emo's, 11/20/10

There really is no better story than real life. While a great piece of fiction can take you on a journey through things that defy the laws of reality, there’s often nothing greater than a true story. It’s relatable, even when it’s spun by one person or the other, the winner or the loser. The […]

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