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Bob Schneider

Thu, July 30 / 7 PM

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Bob Schneider
King Kong
 
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.
Showing tonight

Bob Schneider

Thu, July 30 / 930 PM

Get Tickets
Bob Schneider
King Kong
 
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.
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Robyn Ludwick

Fri, July 31 / 7 PM

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“The Queen of Modern Texas Country Soul” - No Depression


“The most formidable writer of the Robisons.” - Lone Star Music Magazine


“Now and then, a young artist arrives with such confidence that you wonder where he or she has been hiding. Ludwick sings, and she does seem inhabited by an old soul. Fortunately, she’s very much with us now.” – Texas Monthly


***Robyn will be featured in Indie Film, “Lost. Vegas. Hiway.” slated for a Summer 2015 release.*** http://www.lostvegashiway.com/

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Josh Grider - CD Release!

Sat, August 1 / 7 PM

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CD Release!


The 10 year overnight success model is one Josh Grider is very familiar with.  You know, the one where the guy that's been hanging around for about a decade finally gets his shot at the big time?  Having been a respected member of the Texas/Red Dirt Music Scene for years, it wasn't until spring of 2013 that momentum really started to build for this NM born country singer's career.  


There had been little successes along the way no doubt; a song called Crazy Like You from his Walt Wilkins produced 2007 release "Million Miles To Go" has sold over 30,000 copies, repeated invites to the big festivals and opening slots for big regional and national acts, and even a "Live At Billy Bob's Texas" recording in 2011 certainly helped keep things moving forward. 

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Texas Johnny Boy

Sat, August 1 / 930 PM

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An evening of eclectic blues with the vocals and horn playing of Texas Johnny Boy.


Texas Johnny Boy, who is first and foremost a vocalist, also plays harmonica, flute, and saxophone in the classic Texas and Delta blues styles.

But besides all the music credentials, they're pretty good looking, don't you think? - Houston Press

 


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Open Mic

Mon, August 3 / 630 PM

 McGonigel’s Mucky Ducky is an Irish pub that features a very popular open mic night every Monday at 6:30p.m. (sign up at 6 p.m.) This little gem might be a bit easily overlooked in Houston’s typical bar scene, but that’s because it’s an entirely different kind of place.


You’ll hear plenty of folk, country and acoustic renditions by performers that spent their afternoon in classes at Rice or a long day at the office. Not only does the pub feature an impressive array of live music almost every night, but the Mucky Duck has been listed by Billboard Magazine as one of the 20 best acoustic venues in the country. Each performer gets three songs or 15 minutes on stage. -- houston.cbslocal.com


The Duck stage is open for you to present your original compositions or a favorite song made famous by someone else. 


Comedians, poets, jugglers and mimes also welcome. 


Don't be shy. Come on out ~ It's your turn to be a Mucky Duck Open Mic Star.


Each performer has 3 songs or 15 minutes for their performance.


No cover charge

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Songwriters - Egan - Saenz - Liddell

Tue, August 4 / 730 PM

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JOHN EGAN

Egan howls and drops his foot like a hammer on his stompbox, but it's his flashy fingerwork on a National steel guitar that truly dazzles.  He's an old soul and one of the most riveting performers in the city.    -Houston Chronicle


MANDO SAENZ

Mando Saenz has made a career out of watching people, haunting places, and asking questions. Studebaker, his third studio album by Carnival Recording Company, is propelled by his self-deprecating wit, careful observation, and empathetic ability to make heroes out of outcasts.


LISE LIDDELL

Laced with grace. It’s a deceptively complicated turn of phrase from Lise Liddell’s latest album simply titled Laced. And prophetically, it describes Lise in a searching, intuitive way.

Equally brassy and forgiving, she’s open and real and willing to ponder the topics that we all ponder. Life’s mountains and valleys. Love lost and found. Sex great and regretted. The wisest poems. The truest songs.