Tag: Empire Control Room and Garage

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CAPYAC reveals ‘Who is Donny Flamingo?’

 

Fans of CAPYAC can go back to sleeping soundly at night now that the band has revealed the identity of the mysterious Donny Flamingo.

The eccentric Austin native band released their highly anticipated fourth independent album Who is Donny Flamingo? to fans on February 23, 2018. To help celebrate in true CAPYAC fashion, Empire Control Room & Garage housed a mini-festival release party. There were DJs, decked out homemade headpieces for sale and, of course, hundreds of pink flamingos!

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The Digital Wild Returns to Empire Control Room & Garage

The Digital Wild are returning to the Austin, TX music scene on March 3rd at Empire Control Room & Garage in the effervescent company of an incredible local line-up featuring Shy Beast, Carry Illinois, and MIDDLESPOON.
The Digital Wild recently released their latest EP Tall As Trees this past April, 2017; with a broad spectrum of genre-bending talent, the album featured soulful and divergent waves of electronic pop, indie synth-rock, and emotionally revealing lyricism. It has been a minute since they were present within the venue scene of ATX as a band whole, and we are welcoming them back with open arms and hungry hearts in anticipation for whatever it is they have new and fresh to deliver to their fans.

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Wild Child’s ‘Expectations’ Album Release Show

 

“Silly Alex, don’t think that way.” – (“Alex” / Expectations)

Austin’s family sized folk band, Wild Child, released their newest album, Expectations on February 9, 2018. Those sensible opening words above are appropriately offered up by a child in the opening track, “Alex”. Like the 7-piece band’s latest release, children are free from most limitations and social norms. Wild Child’s Expectations is a refreshing collection of the band’s musical ideas free of any hesitation due to societal norms and regulations as to how a record should be constructed. Expectations takes the various ideas the band wanted to explore and somehow simultaneously encompasses the band’s familiar sound adored by fans for the last seven years.

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CAPYAC Drops Sensuous Single “Down in it” in Time for Valentine’s

CAPYAC is a band defined by the familiar phrase “Sugar, spice, and everything nice.” The band’s music up until this point has been a consistent conglomeration of all that is good and groovy in the world, and their latest single “Down In It” is nothing less than a continuation of this delicious upward trend.

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OV Recommends: Four local sets to catch this weekend

Undoubtedly, “the Live Music Capital of the World” is spectacularly riddled with concert showcases 365 days a year. While some exhibitions are A-list favorites like neo-funk producer, GRiZ and contemporary R&B pioneer, Usher, Austin is noted for it’s sustainable mantra relating to local talent. The city is deeply rooted in united creativity and strives to further the successes of our creative vanguards. This Halloween weekend, the concrete jungle will, per usual, be pulsing with eclectic, local resonance. For those of you feeling conflicted as to which shows to attend this holiday weekend, let OV alleviate your anxieties with this carefully selected list of the finest local, live performances.

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SOS Fest releases schedule for Late Knights

The much-anticipated Sound on Sound Fest is fast approaching with festivities starting Nov. 4. To kick off the festival weekend, the Sound On Sound Fest “Late Knights” kick-off parties, or just Knights, will be held at Mohawk, The Sidewinder, Barracuda, Beerland and Empire on Thursday, Nov. 3. Anyone who already has an official Sound On Sound Wristband gets free access to any of the Knights shows and holders of the VIP ‘Treat Thyself’ pass get priority access at each venue.

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OV Recommends: Riders Against the Storm

 

 

Riders Against the Storm (RAS) will be preforming on June 7th alongside Oxymorrons at 3TEN ACL LIVE. Doors open at 8 p.m., and admission is $12. The show comes at the tail end of their tour this June.

 

RAS is pure soulfulness. Composed of husband and wife duo, Chaka and Qi Dada, these two are making waves in the local music scene with their upbeat hip-hop rhymes.

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MCG, Mobley, Lou Rebecca, MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR fill Empire Control Room

On Jan. 30 I remembered to make my friend stop at the corner store before we got to the Empire Control Room & Garage. I had lost my small packet of earplugs, and I have a terrible fear of tinnitus. After climbing back into my friend’s very tightly-packed sedan, she drove downtown, and I climbed out onto the seventh street sidewalk, strapped to the gills with equipment in preparation for MCG’s Outside release party.