The National Showcase New Music During Back To Back Nights At Mission Ballroom

Matt Berninger of The National. (Photo Credit: Robert Castro)

The National has long been a band that has gotten better with time. Much of it doing with the amazing and talented band’s dedication to the art. With back to back nights at Denver’s newest venue Mission Ballroom, Denver had a chance to witness the bands glory. We got a chance to attend the second night and were welcomed with a warm and happy set from ALVVAYS (one of our favorites), Molly Rankin and company ripped through their set playing fan friendly hits such as “Dreams Tonite” and “In Undertow”.

We have had a chance to cover The National on many occasions and they have always delivered with an amazing production in the past. On this tour the stage was flanked by three large LED boards displaying various imagery including shots of the band backstage getting ready to take the stage.

The band played all new material with a few classics towards the end. Their latest album I Am Easy To Find has been getting rave reviews and fans got a chance to listen to those songs live for the first time. The reception was welcomed with cheers and applause as songs such as “Quiet Light”, “Oblivions” and “Hey Rosey” rang through the venue as the lighting gave life to each song.

Words and images: Robert Castro


The Velveteers Shine As They Embark On Their UK Tour

Demi Dimitro of The Velveteers (Photo Credit: Kate Rose)

On Saturday The Velveteers kicked off their UK tour with a show in Denver at the Bluebird Theater. The venue was filled with fans eager to support this badass trifecta and wish them well on their tour. The eerie mood was easily set between the incredible stage design, created by Sierra Voss, and fog rolling out into the crowd. The stage was covered in candles and roses, five floating eyes, a handpainted banner, along with vintage TVs displaying hypnotizing clips of the band. Add all of that to the already impactful sound of The Velveteers and you were left with an almost out of body experience. Your eyes continuously move around the stage between the set design, Demi’s euphoric voice paired with her fluid guitar strokes, to wanting to watch John and Adrian complement each other’s drumming prowess. This has been a wonderful group to watch grow, and we’re definitely ready to see where they go from here.

The band is set to hit the stage again overseas on September 10th at Broadcast in Glasgow.

Words and Images- Kate Rose

Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms Bring Nostalgia To Denver

Collective Soul showing they still got it. ( Photo Credit: Kate Rose)

This past Wednesday was quite a treat as the Gin Blossoms and Collective Soul respectively took to the stage at Mission Ballroom. This is the 25th anniversary tour for Collective Soul properly titled, Now’s The Time Tour. Both bands lit up the stage with their presence, constantly moving around with energy and flair; including some pretty amazing jumps from the mic stand by Collective Soul frontman Ed Roland. Mission was filled with all ages, gleefully singing along to the songs that many of us had the pleasure of growing up with. This was certainly a show to check off the bucket list, a much needed trip down memory lane.

Words and Images: Kate Rose

Gin Blossoms (Photo Credit: Kate Rose)

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OFFICIAL 2019 ACL FEST LATE NIGHT SHOWS ANNOUNCED

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C3 Presents is excited to announce The Official 2019 ACL Festival Late Night Shows! From October 3 through October 13, concertgoers can extend their fest experience and party on in some of Austin's favorite music venues. This year's Late Night Shows include a variety of ACL Music Festival artists including Gary Clark Jr, James Blake, King Princess, Third Eye Blind, Kali Uchis, Rebelution, GRiZ, Jenny Lewis, Fisher, and many more. Check out the full list of shows at www.c3concerts.com/latenight and below.

An exclusive presale opportunity will be available to C3Concerts.com E-list subscribers on Thursday, August 22 from 10 AM CT to 10 PM CT. In order to be eligible to receive presale passcodes, individuals must confirm subscription to the C3 Concerts E-List at www.c3concerts.com/connect by Tuesday, August 20 at 11:59 PM CT. The public on sale is Friday, August 23 at 10 AM CT online only through www.c3concerts.com/latenight.

The Official 2019 ACL Fest Late Night Shows:

10/3 Gary Clark Jr @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

10/3 Hippie Sabotage w/ Paul Sebastian @ Emo’s Austin (18+)

10/3 FIDLAR w/ XETAS @ Scoot Inn

10/4 Gary Clark Jr @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

10/4 TroyBoi @ Emo’s Austin (18+)

10/4 The Comet is Coming with DJ Mel @ Scoot Inn

10/4 Pink Sweat$ @ Antone’s (18+)

10/4 Blackillac @ Stubb’s Indoors

10/5 Golden Dawn Arkestra @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

10/5 Jai Wolf w/ Hotel Garuda and Memba @ Emo’s Austin (18+)

10/5 IDLES @ Mohawk

10/5 Jenny Lewis w/ Cherry Glazerr @ Scoot Inn

10/5 Eric Rachmany w/ Reed Turner – A Benefit for Proclaim Justice @ Antone’s (18+)

10/5 Shura w/ Faye Webster @ 3TEN

10/6 GRiZ w/ Capyac (DJ Set) @ Emo’s Austin (18+)

10/6 Misterwives with Briston Maroney @ Scoot Inn

^10/6 Gospel Brunch: Bells of Joy @ Stubb's Indoors

10/7 BANKS w/ Kevin Garrett @ Scoot Inn

10/8 Bea Miller w/ Kah-lo @ Scoot Inn

*10/9 Waller Creek Conservancy Benefit feat. King Princess @ Stubbs Waller Creek

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10/10 Kali Uchis w/ Mahalia @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

10/10 Flamingosis w/ BoomBaptist @ The Parish

10/10 Monsieur Periné w/ special guest Vanessa Zamora @ Antone’s (18+)

10/10 Alesia Lani @ Stubb’s Indoors (FREE show!)

10/11 James Blake w/ Armani White @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

10/11 RL Grime w/ Montell2099 and Jawns @ Emo’s Austin (18+)

10/11 Sigrid w/ Alexander 23 and Raffaella @ Scoot Inn

10/12 Third Eye Blind w/ Mallrat @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

10/12 Rebelution w/ Steady Legend @ Emo’s Austin

10/12 Joseph w/ Caroline Rose @ Scoot Inn

10/12 Julia Jacklin w/ Christian Lee Hutson @ The Parish

10/12 Still Woozy w/ Johnny Utah @ Antone’s (18+)

10/12 Chris Shiflett w/ Cordovas and Leon III @ Continental Club (21+)

10/13 Fisher @ Emo’s Austin (18+)

10/13 Orville Peck w/ Louisianna Purchase @ Scoot Inn

^10/13 Gospel Brunch: The Disciples of Joy @ Stubb’s Indoors

*Already on sale

^Reservations available by phone only through 512.480.8341

Austin City Limits Music Festival takes place October 4-6 and October 11-13 at Zilker Park. Tickets are available at www.aclfestival.com. Music fans ages 10 and under will be admitted free of charge accompanied by a ticketed adult. Don’t miss one of this year’s most highly anticipated lineups featuring Guns N’ Roses, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, The Cure, Cardi B (W1 only), Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Robyn (W2 only), and many more. www.aclfestival.com

VIRETTA Summon Vintage Horror on New Single: ‘Remember Me Now?’

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Mike and Rob Moroni, the twins who make up rock band VIRETTA, are back and they're coming for you. The last time we checked in with the pair, they had just released a 12-track self-recorded album, THE FEAR, and moved east to the hot and humid city of Nashville...with only half the band.

With just a guitar and a computer in Mike's bedroom, the break ended up yielding over 30 songs. Now, after a year of writing and recording in Music City, the brothers return with their first new offering, "Remember Me Now?". The song is mean and heavy, and apparently about vampires.

"I started getting obsessed with a lot of older horror movies," says Mike. "When the whole town bands together to fight Dracula, or Frankenstein and The Phantom of the Opera, I would start to sympathize with the monster."

But he has a special place in his heart for one monster in particular: "Dracula. He's Satan incarnate in one moment, and in another, a tragic romantic figure. I love that and I feel like that crept into the song too. In "Remember Me Now?" Rock Music is the vampire, waiting in the shadows and ready to come alive again."

Stream the single on all music platforms: here