Austin 101 Magazine


  • Concert Review: 3 Doors Down at HEB Center

    by Denise Enriquez

    On July 18th The Rock & Roll Express Tour pulled up to Austin making its stop at The HEB Center at Cedar Park, where big 90’s bands 3 Doors Down & Collective Soul with Soul Asylum disembarked, to the excitement of new and tenured fans alike. Home of the hockey team, Texas Stars, there was not a bad seat in the house at the The HEB Center allowing all in attendance a great view of the evening’s performances.


    Soul Asylum kicked off the night with a short, but sweet set – just enough to get the crowd completely riled up by their final two songs, the 1992 hit “Runaway Train” and “Stand Up and Be Strong”.

    See our full gallery from the show 

    Next up, Collective Soul hit the stage to “Now’s the Time” – stage lights were fully engaged and ablaze, ensuring something big was about to happen. Full on showmanship was embodied by frontman Ed Roland, only pausing his very animated and enthusiastic crooning to take a seat at his white piano – like he did to sing crowd favorite 1993 hit “Shine”. Other songs that evoked a strong reaction from fans were “December”, “The World I Know”, “Heavy”, and the final song – an hour & 14 songs later – “Run”. After such a wildly spirited and song-packed set, fans could have easily felt like they had just watched an entire concert, but more still to come.


    Next up, 3 Doors Down unveiled their changing LED stage setup complete with guitarist risers at the front two corners and topped off with a huge round lighting truss hanging in the background for maximum effect. And they were off, jumping right into their set beginning with “Duck and Run” followed by “Running Out of Days”. Lead singer Brad Arnold also belted out hits: “Kryptonite”, “It’s Not My Time” & “Let Me Go” and delighted fans with their rendition of Charlie Daniels Band’s “In America”. The patriotic theme of the night was accented by Arnold’s several expressions of gratitude to our country’s brave service men and women, an America flag on a mic stand & another folded setting on the drum riser, as well as images and symbols that represent the United States flashing on the stage LED screens. The band closed out the night with “Kryptonite” only to return to the chanting fans to play “Here Without You” & “When I’m Gone”. If you get a chance, don’t miss this ride – jump on the Rock & Roll Express.


    Somebody To Shove
    Watch Need
    Runaway Train
    Stand Up and Be Strong


    Now’s The Time
    Over Me
    Why, Pt 2
    Better Now
    Precious Declaration
    Right As Rain
    Observation of Thought
    The World I Know
    Where the River Flows


    Duck and Run
    Running Out of Days
    It’s Not My Time
    Away From The Sun
    Let Me Go
    Going Down In Flames
    The Road I’m On
    Be Like That
    Still Alive
    In America
    Behind Those Eyes
    My Way
    Here Without You
    When I’m Gone

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  • A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, & More Next Week at HEB Center ‘Lost 80’s’ Show!


    LOST 80’S LIVE, presented by Paragon, is the longest running retro tour! On August 23rd, you can go back in time and dance the night away to fun songs from A Flock Of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington & Mann, Men Without Hats, and more!  The 80’s were one of the most fun for music! Don’t miss this one!

    Watch this for a little flashback before the show!

    HEB Center has some of the best shows, killer stage productions, and great seats! Check out tickets and more info at


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  • Dan Reynold’s Love Loud Fest Concert Photos

    photo credit Jerod Harris / Getty Images

    Dan Reynolds has been on a mission with his Love Loud Festival in Utah. After struggling to get it off the ground in 2017, they still managed to have an amazing show (along with Neon Tree’s Tyler Glenn) with newfound support from the city and the Mormon community. The effort is based on bringing people together to understand each other and increase tolerance. After discovering that suicide rates were skyrocketing amongst young Mormons due to the church denouncing homosexuality, Reynolds wanted to do something and use his platform for good.

    He’s done just that. It’s brought even more awareness to the LGBTQ community and support from Tim Cook (Apple CEO) and an AT&T sponsorship. This years fest was even bigger with stars like Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) plus Zedd, and others, and raising $1million to help suicide prevention.  His documentary on HBO, Believer, is incredible and a must see for everyone. We know next year the fest will be even bigger! What one guy can do makes our heart fill up.

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  • Concert Review: Thirty Seconds to Mars – Houston

    by Jason Bollenbacher

    In support of Monolith, the duo of Shannon and Jared Leto stopped in Houston for their 2018 tour. A giant black box. Lights began to dance through the cracks as Thirty Seconds to Mars show began at Houston’s Cynthia Woodlands Pavilion.  Slowly rising, you could make out silhouettes of Jared Leto standing and his brother Shannon at the drums on stage.  CgLfVy6AA blank canvas and a drum set, is how you would describe the stage for the Thirty Seconds to Mars show.  No microphones. No guitarists. No bass players.  Just a drum kit on a stage, drowned within a box of light as a monolith instrumental played.  A scene you would expect to see as a display for an art museum set the stage. See our full photo gallery.

    l17Fk49AJared stopped, frozen, for what seemed like an eternity, to the crowds deafening cheers.  Leto exploded into dance as the first beat of Up in the Air hit.  Jared wore a flamboyant, orange kimono-like ensemble with sunglasses, hair pulled back, red track pants & shoes, and dark beard as he bounded across the stage.  Every song added to the Broadway-type production as lighted balls were brought out to be tossed through the audience.  Ending his performance he invited some of the attendees on stage while he performed.  Lucky them! Then confetti filled the air.


    The show is a must see for any Leto or 30STM fans. It’s an incredible experience.

    Set list

    1. Up in the Air
    2. Kings and Queens
    3. This Is War
    4. Dangerous Night
    5. Do or Die
    6. Hail to the Victor
    7. Great Wide Open
    8. Rescue Me
    9. Pyres of Varanasi
    10. Remedy
    11. The Kill (Bury Me)
    12. Walk on Water
    13. Closer to the Edge
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  • Review: Pixies & Weezer Concert in Austin Texas

    by Diego Donamaria

    Austin, TX – Alt rocker bands Weezer, Pixies and the Wombats light up the stage at the Austin360 Amphitheater

    All the fandom in attendance was very excited about the co-headline of this summer 2018 by Weezer and the Pixies. Both rock groups have a large fan following that packed the Austin360 Amphitheater. The cool breeze set the stage for an epic evening of good weather, great music, and enjoyable times down memory lane. What’s not to like?

    UPOkkf3wThe Pixies are the legendary band that blazed the trail for the alternative rock’s mainstream takeover in the ’90s. Their influence was felt across the cords and lyrics of bands like Nirvana, Radiohead and Weezer. That brings us to Weezer, the LA band that recaptured the ’90s heydays with songs about nerdy stuff, love mishaps, and pacific coast dreams. Check out the full photo gallery.

    7cqXk2qAThe opening band was The Wombats, a rocker band out of Liverpool that has made a triumphant return with their new album ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’. They opened the evening with a solid set of their cheeky dance-rock songs, catchy melodies, and positive vibes. As the band played during their short set, fans continued to pour in.

    IpY4_ZvABy the time The Pixies took the stage the venue was almost full and the temperature was a lot more pleasant than earlier. The alt-rock veterans delivered a loud, high-energy set filled with their surreal lyrics and their well-known musical style of loud choruses and soft verses. Black Francis shredded each song like it was his last. Joey Santiago wailed on the guitar and Paz Lenchantin rocked her bass with the customary big red flower attached to her head. The 4 person power band ripped through a large number of classics, including “Caribou,” “Gigantic,” “Gouge Away,” “Monkey Gone to Heaven,” “Wave of Mutilation,” and their most mainstream hit, “Where Is My Mind?”

    The stage was set for one of the most well-known alt bands in recent memory. Weezer opened up their performance with their hits “Buddy Holly”, “Beverly Hills” , “Hash Pipe” and “Undone”. From there, they had us all singing along to every song. One of my favorite parts of the performance was when the frontman Rivers Cuomo found himself in the middle of the amphitheater playing several well-known cover songs from The Turtles, Green Day and Oasis.

    Cuomo would rejoin the rest of the band onstage and continue to deliver a stream of great crowd favorites. I enjoyed hearing Weezer’s take on the cover of Toto’s “Africa”, as well as the group’s newest single, “Feels Like Summer”. The band would close with the biggest sing along of the night, “Say It Ain’t So”. We loved the covers- Winterlong
    (Neil Young cover) and Head On (The Jesus and Mary Chain cover)

    This is a must see tour and might make our Best Shows of 2018 gallery-stay tuned!

    Set List

    Wave of Mutilation
    Bel Esprit
    Monkey Gone to Heaven
    Um Chagga Lagga
    Isla de Encanta
    Classic Masher
    I Bleed
    Crackity Jones
    Gouge Away
    River Euphrates
    Break My Body
    Bone Machine
    All I Think About Now
    Head On
    (The Jesus and Mary Chain cover)
    Here Comes Your Man
    (Neil Young cover)
    Where Is My Mind?

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