Austin City Limits Festival 2006 Announces Line-up

ACL Festival LogoThe Austin City Limits Festival has just released it’s line-up for this year’s festival and, as usual, it doesn’t disappoint. The ACL festival bills itself as 3 days, 8 stages, 130 bands. Tickets for the Austin City Limits Music Festival are priced at three levels. The first two allotments of tickets sold at record pace, but tickets are still available for the third allotment of three-day-passes at the cost of $115. As their website points out, that’s only .88¢ per band.

You can see the full line-up by scrolling down this page or by going directly to the ACL Festival’s website, or you can check out their cool line-up video.

The Full ACL Festival Line-up:

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Massive Attack, String Cheese Incident, Ben Harper, The Flaming Lips, John Mayer, The Raconteurs, Los Lonely Boys, The Shins, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Ben Kweller, G. Love and Special Sauce, Continue reading →

Wolfmother at The Black Cat

Wolfmother Poster

Being raised Baptist, I was told nothing was as evil as rock-n-roll music. The Eagles song “Hotel California” was all about the Church of Satan. Elvis was a prophet of the devil bringing sex and filth to the masses. Don’t even get into what The Beatles or Led Zeppelin were all about and yes, I did not sleep much at night.

So when given a chance to do a poster for the rock-monsters-to-come WOLFMOTHER on the most evil date ever June 6th, 2006 (666), I leapt at the chance. Based on their song White Unicorn, this poster has all the evil and sex you need; pin up girls, carnival freakshow layout, flames, and the almighty devil horns sign.

The limited-edition, silk-screened poster will be available at the show as well as on El JEFE DESIGN in a few weeks. Check out the new store for all your poster needs by clicking here.


This is part of our ongoing local artist concert poster and hanbill gallery — if you are an artist, or band and would like to submit the poster or handbill from your upcoming show email the poster image with artist information, and show information including a blurb about the show and the poster to posters [at] mudsugar [dot] com. Please make sure images are at least 416 pixels wide but no larger than 1mb.


Apple Releases Hilarious New Ads Featuring John Hodgman

John Hodgman Apple Ad

If you are an avid reader of Mudsugar, you may recall an article that we ran a while back about John Hodgman coming to town supporting his book, “The Areas of My Expertise.” Or, perhaps you were lucky enough to have attended the show. If neither of those rings a bell but the dude still looks familiar to you, that’s because the comic genius of his book has propelled him to a very quick celebrity status. He’s showing up everywhere including numerous appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and many other talk shows. He has also been the influence for the 700 hoboes revolution.

Well, now’s the time to buy stock in John Hodgman. Apple just launched some extremely hilarious ads (not so funny to PC lovers) featuring Hodgman as a “PC.” I’ll let the ads explain themselves. My favorite is “Virus.”

Gigposter for the Prefuse 73 and Edan

Prefuse Poster

Gigposter for the Prefuse 73 and Edan show at the 9:30 Club on June 1st, 2006.

Small edition of 73 posters, 3 colors screenprinted, 12″x34″ tall.
Design by Cernoch, Printed by D&L Screenprinting.

These will be on sale at the show at the merch booth. After June 1st, go to the
“Classifieds Section” at Gigposters.com

For more posters by Cernoch, go here.


This is part of our ongoing local artist concert poster and hanbill gallery — if you are an artist, or band and would like to submit the poster or handbill from your upcoming show email the poster image with artist information, and show information including a blurb about the show and the poster to posters [at] mudsugar [dot] com. Please make sure images are at least 416 pixels wide but no larger than 1mb.


The Coup: Pick a Bigger Weapon

Coup CD coverCD Review >>


The Coup
Pick a Bigger Weapon
[Epitaph, 2006]
Rating: 7 (out of 10)


During The Coup’s explosive full band performance at the Operation: Cease Fire rally at the Washington Monument last September, a awkward moment of nonverbal discord passed between Ray “Boots” Riley and his resident hype man. Halfway through their set, the hype man grabbed a “Bush Must Go!” picket sign from the front row and hoisted it in the air. Boots’ rock-solid demeanor, for a brief moment, turned into one of marked disappointment. It appeared that Boots, like many other patriotic dissenters, had grown tired with anti-Bush rhetoric as it has been driven into the ground since the man waltzed into office. When The Coup made waves with their last album Party Music in 2001, 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Patriot Act, the Christian Taliban, the actual Taliban, Duct Tape, domestic spying, etc. were all looming under or out of our nation-state’s subconscious. Continue reading →

Friends with Money

Friends With Money

Cyndi Lauper wasn’t kidding. It’s tried and true, it’s trite, it’s a major cliche: Money changes everything. Money is never easy to talk about. If you have it, you don’t see what the big deal is. If you need it, well … you want it. The older you get, the more money you need to get by, whether or not you want to admit it. That is what Nicole Holofcener’s movie Friends with Money is peripherally about. Continue reading →

Death Franz for Cribs at D.A.R.

Death Cab for CutieDeath Cab for Cutie

One really can’t lose with a bill such as the one which D.A.R. boasted on Tuesday night. –Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, and The Cribs– since the odds are strong that the majority of the crowd will leave with, at best, a new favorite band and, at worst, newfound respect for a known quantity. Continue reading →

Pretty Girls Make Graves Poster

PGMG Poster

Pretty Girls Make Graves are coming back to the Black Cat, May 15th to knock the house down promoting the killer album Élan Vital. To promote the show, I made up a super-special poster; printed with tint varnish, metallic ink, four colors, on nifty steel blue paper featuring cake and ghosts with forks. The poster will be available at the show or on the El Jefe Design website May 10th.


This is part of our ongoing local artist concert poster and hanbill gallery — if you are an artist, or band and would like to submit the poster or handbill from your upcoming show email the poster image with artist information, and show information including a blurb about the show and the poster to posters [at] mudsugar [dot] com. Please make sure emails are no larger than 1mb.


Brick (Movie Review)

Brick Photo

What do you think of when you think of movies set in high school? Perky cheerleaders? Sure. Unrequited love? Of course. Quirky comedies loosely based on Shakespeare? Ugh. A Dashiell Hammett inspired murder mystery with Lynchian undertones? Continue reading →