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Big Fan!!!
1 week until Christmas. I'm a Big Time Christmas tree/decoration fan, even if I have a little (pink) tree. I enjoy them all and love to see what others do w/ their trees. I have a FB post up to 'Show Me Your Tree'. Thank you so much to...
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I Really Really Really Really Really Really Want This!
Dear Santa: I know this is probably an impractical present, and that it will probably only survive one light dusting. But Santa, I really really really really really really really want one of these. A remote-control pickup with a snow plow...
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Cancel The Interview, Please
Sony Pictures announced formally today that it will not now and maybe ever release the movie they'd scheduled for a Christmas debut, The Interview. The film, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as some newsmen recruited by the CIA to assassinate...
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A Box of Poo for You
You know Cards Against Humanity, right? The makers refer to it as "a party game for horrible people" that's "as despicable and awkward as you and your friends." On Black Friday, they made an interesting offer to folks on their website: a box of...
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Ellen Skunks Conan
Looks like the daytime talk shows have better budgets than their nighttime counterparts. Case in point: an audience member pointed out that Ellen Degeneres gives away phenomenal gifts to everyone in her audience. It's the way she...
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Happy Holidays: The Christmas Spirit
Not everyone's ready for the holiday, right? Seems like it rushes up on you sometimes. Or maybe you're just not ready for it. Sometimes, you need a little push. Like Chris, who gets a visit and a sizeable nudge from a Jolly Old Elf. A...
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Happy Birthday, Frankie
Pope Francis celebrated his birthday yesterday. Some folks took to Twitter to pass glad tidings, using #happybirthdayholyfather. It looks like being the pope doesn't put you above the typical birthday pranks the rest of us have to endure, like...
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Shaking Off Hanukkah
Someone pointed out recently that there aren't any good Hanukkah songs out there. It seems that the only choice is Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song," and that's not really about the holiday, just about folks who might celebrate it. So...
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Do you have this problem?
Lip Bleeds. It sounds painful, but I'm talking about when your lipstick bleeds outside of your lips. I put a post up on the Mix Facebook page and got some helpful suggestions and things to try. We're all different, so one thing might work for one...
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New Rule: Don't Let Mom Call Into Your Talk Show Appearance
How's this for a fun time? Brad and Dallas Woodhouse are what you'd call political pundits. They're also what you'd call brothers. Brad's a Democrat, and Dallas is a Republican. This week, they appeared on Washington Journal...
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Seal It With a Slap!
Whoever thought Jimmy Fallon and Oprah Winfrey could play a married couple? Well they did - back in the 80s - on a soap opera called Midnight Meadows. It's becoming a running bit on The Tonight Show, and it involves Jimmy and his guest running...
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Happy Holidays: You Got Tebowed
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow surprised some Wal-Mart shoppers in Orlando recently. He unexpectedly showed up and took care of one customer's layaway bill. Her reaction, and the reaction of the folks with her, is priceless. Check it...
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Emojinized Science
Bill Nye the Science Guy always does what he can to make science understandable to the Average Joe. In this day and age, what better way to illustrate one's point - or, in this case, lesson - that with emoji. Everyone knows what emoji are - so...
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Can I Get a Translator, Please?
Christian Bale's newest film, Exodus: Gods & Kings, hasn't even been out for two weeks, and already, folks are talking about his next film. The trailer for Knight of Cups was released this week, and while the film's language is English - I...
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The Holidays Are Coming!
What's Up Moms is a great group of fun moms who poke fun at themselves and their lives. Earlier this week, we featured their parody of Taylor Swift's "Blank Spaces." Today, I stumbled on this "trailer" for The Holidays Are Coming, and while...
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Blistering Hot Britney
According to Women's Health magazine, Britney Spears is in "the hottest shape of her life." That's why they put her on the cover of the magazine. And according to them, she did it all without a trainer. They point to her "insane abs" and...
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New to me Ear Candy..
I picked up the Shinedown album 'Amaryllis'. I'm on the way late side of doing it. But I'm glad I did! Love it! This will be perfect 'Ear Candy' for the long road trip coming up in a little over a week to Omaha, NE to visit My...
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Christmas Services - Saturday Night Live-Style
I've been picking on Saturday Night Live a lot this season. It's like the whole show isn't living up to the standards set in the past. Sure, there's a lot of history in the show, and some phenomenal years when everything they...
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Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person of 2014
Prepare to scratch your heads. A woman you probably never heard of until September or so - Amal Alamuddin Clooney - has been named the Most Fascinating Person of 2014. Not that she's not interesting. But the most fascinating person on the...
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Happy Holidays: A Capella Magic
They're called Home Free, and they're an amazing a capella group. The five of them sat down in a church and started into what can only be called an angelic rendition of "Angels We Have Heard on High." Yes, a religious song. But you...
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Concerts & Events

Trans-Siberian Orchestra


Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX, 78701
Thursday, December 18th @ 7:30pm
512-471-7774
Tickets on sale now!

Trans-Siberian Orchestra's  live debut of their rock opera 'The Christmas Attic' with a new stage, light show and more pyro! A Rock Holiday Tradition for a New Generation! Tickets on sale Saturday 9/20 at 10am at all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone or at TexasBoxoffice.com

TSO's only rock opera from the trilogy that has never been seen live. Some of the songs off The Christmas Attic have never been played live.The Christmas Attic will also be re-released to coincide with the tour, complete with downloadable bonus tracks, as well as a special vinyl edition.

The album's (and stage production's) narrative begins on Christmas Eve, when a young girl's curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic. She decides to sneak up into the attic of her parents' home while she should be asleep and there discovers a magical doorway to the past in the form of a mysterious trunk filled with ornaments, toys, old records and bundles of handwritten letters. A startling discovery in one of the letters, leads to an unlikely adventure. Click here fror more TSO 411.

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull


'Don't Stop The Party'
Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX 78701
Saturday, February 7th @ 7:30pm
512-471-7744

 

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull will celebrate 2015 with another round of excitement together on the road.  They will bring 'The Party' to ATX at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday, February 7th with special guest J Balvin. Tickets are on sale now! Find out about VIP packages here.

Echosmith


Emo's Austin
2015 E. Riverside Drive, ATX 78741
Sunday, February 15th
Tickets on sale now.

Echosmith starts the new year, 2015, with a tour. Catch them at Emo's Austin with The Colourist on Valentine's Day Weekend. Echosmith is a family band that has blown up since the release of their first single 'Cool Kids'. It's an all ages show, so perfect for Valentine's Day weekend fun.

Pentatonix


The On My Way Home Tour
ACL Live @ the Moody Theater
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, ATX 78701
Thursday, March 26th Doors 6:30 pm/Show 8 pm
Tickets on sale Friday (12/5) @ 10am 
877-435-9849

Vocal quintet Pentatonix are celebrating the holiday season with their latest release 'That’s Christmas To Me ' which debuted #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and is currently #1 on its Holiday Chart. The release was the group’s 2nd album (the first one being PTX Vol. III) within a month and 4th in less than a year to debut Top 10 on the chart.  Pentatonix currently has more than 6.7 million YouTube subscribers (besting Beyoncé and Avicii) and 650 million cumulative views. A nice holiday gift idea a pair of tickets for their big show in March of 2015! 

Nickelback


No Fixed Address Tour
Austin 360 Amphitheater
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, ATX, 787617
Saturday, April 4 @ 7:30pm Gates Open at 6:30pm
Tickets on sale Saturday, November 15th @ 10am

 

Nickelback's 8th studio allbum, 'No Fixed Address', is out on November 17th. "Once you’ve got that bug in your blood, it’s tough to get rid of it. Making music and creating things that really make you happy. ...We’re all still having a great time and we’re still the best of friends and so, I don’t see any signs of slowing down." according to frontman Chad Kroeger about the making of the new album.

Hozier


Austin Music Hall
208 Nueces Street, ATX 78701
Doors open at 7pm/ All Ages Show
Tickets on sale Friday, December 12th @ 10am

Hozier was last in ATX during SXSW Fest in March playing at St. David's Episcopal Church. Since then his single 'Take Me to Church' from his self-titled album has become one of the most downloaded songs worldwide, with many coming from ATX! He is proof of the power of the internet. The YouTube video for 'Take Me to Church' has well over 39 million views and his live shows are so popular his tour has been extended and is making it's way to ATX in 2015!

Iggy Azalea


Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX, 78701
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Tickets on sale Friday, December 19th @ 9am


Iggy Azalea is bringing 'The Great Escape Tour' to the Frank Erwin Center with special guests Nick Jonas and R&B/Hip Hop Favs Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 19th at 9 am. 

 

Iggy tweeted about the tour and her 2nd album... 'I like the idea of me being kind of a musical escape artist for people."...'It's actually been an amazing last few years getting to where I'm at now and I can't wait for 2015 and album 2 plus tour!' 

Taylor Swift in Houston


Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77002 directions
Tuesday, October 13th @ 7pm
Tickets on sale Friday, December 19th @ 10am

7-Time Grammy Winner Taylor Swift is bringing her '1989 World Tour' to Minute Maid Park in Houston (10/13/15) with special guests Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes. Taylor Swift's album '1989' sold 1.287 million copies in its debut week. Making her the first artist with 3 albums to sail past the 1 million mark in the first 7 days. 'Red' in 2012 and 'Speak Now' in 2010 both sold over 1.2 million copies. Taylor Swift's platinum-plus album was named after her birth year. Preparations are underway for the '1989 World Tour' for 2015 coming to Houston! 

Taylor Swift in Dallas


AT&T Stadium
One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76001
Saturday, October 17th
Tickets on sale Friday, November 14th @ 10am

7-time Grammy Winner Taylor Swift returns to Arlington at AT&T Stadium, with her ‘1989 World Tour’, on Saturday, October 17 with special guests Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes. The tour is backing Taylor's platinum-plus album named after her birth year '1989' that sold 1.287 million copies in its debut week.

 



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