Emo’s East Grand Opening with Butthole Surfers, 400 Blows & Bodytronix

I’ve always considered Emo’s to be the true masthead on Austin’s stronghold of live music venues.  Who hasn’t seen a show at Emo’s that rocked their face off?  It’s been the ideal environment for the now underground punk scene, and has since evolved into a diverse venue, bringing in national touring bands of every genre.

However, with this great music city comes great competition for booking.  I can imagine that Emo’s has been feeling pressure due to the rise in popularity of Antone’s, the Parish and others.  If that’s the case, then they’ve really taken it to heart as they prepare to open their new location: Emo’s (East).  Check it out:

You’ve probably heard by now that Emo’s has been working on its new venue in a new location, but did you know that they’re going to open it in 2 weeks?  That’s right, they’ve really gotten Emo’s (East) up and running in record time, and they’re ready to open the doors with a BIG show.

The grand opening of Emo’s East will be celebrated with a major part of Austin music history: The Butthole Surfers.  The notorious drumset burning, megaphone wielding group who inspired the Flaming Lips are warming up the stage of Emo’s East on Sunday, Sept. 11th.  The last time we saw them was at the Scoot Inn was Halloween of last year, and if you missed that show, here’s you chance to catch their set, which is something you need to see.  Seriously.

Emo’s is also bringing in 400 Blows, heavy metal/hardcore group from L.A.  I’ve heard their shows are “fierce,” which makes me think of things like, mosh pits, crowd surfing, and lighting instruments on fire.  I can only hope for all of these things.  Opening the show will be Austin’s own Bodytronix!

If you’re wondering what that will mean for the original Emo’s, you’ll just have to wait and see.  Owner Frank Hendrix wants to give this new venue a good run and meanwhile, original Emo’s is booked through SXSW, then he’ll take the next step.

Until then, we can look forward to enjoying two Emo’s locations!  Come check out the new Emo’s (East) at the grand opening with Butthole Surfers, 400 Blows and Bodytronix!

Emo’s East Grand Opening

Sunday, September 11th @ Emo’s (East)

2015 East Riverside

Doors at 8pm

Want to win tickets to the show?  Like it here for a chance to win a pair!

See you there!

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2 Responses to Emo’s East Grand Opening with Butthole Surfers, 400 Blows & Bodytronix

  1. JLM says:

    Hey, this is right next to American Bingo where they have the $0.25 beers when the temperature hits 100F. This is the ultimate pre-game experience — bingo and beer!

  2. Pingback: Emo’s East | Do512 Blog

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