The Matches - A Band In Hope 10 Year Reunion

3TEN ACL Live Presents

The Matches - A Band In Hope 10 Year Reunion

Forever Starts Today, Fragile Rock

Fri · July 13, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Advance $22.00 // Day of Show $25.00

This event is all ages

* There is a $3.00 fee that is added to every ticket purchased at our Box Office. This includes Day of Show pricing.

The Matches
The Matches
After two successful reunion tours in 2014 and 2016, The Matches are reuniting for perhaps the last time to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their third album, A Band In Hope. Hailing from Oakland, CA the original line-up of the band - Justin San Souci, Jon Devoto, Matt Whalen and Shawn Harris - will be playing A Band In Hope in its entirety, along with songs from throughout its catalog. Originally released in 2008 on Epitaph Records, A Band In Hope draws upon the band’s diverse musical influences and highlights the the band’s genre-bending songwriting, effortlessly moving between art-rock, alternative rock and punk influences. Drawing upon the skills of an illustrious roster of producers, from Goldfinger’s John Feldmann to Rancid’s Tim Armstrong to 311’s Nick Hexum to Matt Radosevich and Mike Green, the album has remained a fan-favorite since its release. In addition, the album spawned the acclaimed music video for “Yankee In A Chip Shop”, shot on location in London. England and co-directed by The Matches’ singer and guitarist, Shawn Harris. Opportunities for The Matches to perform together are few and far between, so do not miss this chance to see the band on stage again. You belong.
Forever Starts Today - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Forever Starts Today
Originating from Austin, TX, the female-fronted power pop/punk outfit Forever Starts Today consisting of Christina Murphy (Lead Vocals), Nathan Dunn (Guitar & Vocals), Troy Hirschhorn (Guitar) and Nicholas Turner (Drums), sprinkle messages of hope, positivity, and discovery throughout their lyrics. The band’s message, "Your Forever Starts Today, and the possibilities are LIMITLESS” which continues to push their theme that “no matter where you’ve come from or where you are in this moment, you can obtain any kind of future as long as you work hard and take action.”

Beginning her career with Youtube covers, Murphy gained some notable recognition and eventually enlisted in friends to be in her backing band at local shows. Fast forward to 2013, Murphy began her journey in the music world by releasing her debut album Live Faster Love Stronger under Tate Music Group. Prior to the release of her sophomore album, she decided to no longer perform under her first and last name but bring in her entire backing band to switch over to Forever Starts Today. While the lineup has changed over the years, one of the original members exists today, Nathan Dunn, Forever Starts Today’s guitarist. In addition, Forever Starts Today welcomed Nicholas Turner (Drums), and Troy Hirschhorn (Guitar) to round out the current line up.

With a new line up in tote, the band recorded their debut EP “LIMITLESS” at Orb Studios on March 23, 2016. Fast forward a year later and the band went back into the studio, this time for their debut full length, Always Hope and delightfully signed with Third String Records. The record is a feel good masterpiece about always keeping your head up and never letting anything defeat you.

Always Hope explores some of the tougher things in life (like losing a loved one, surviving abuse and finally cutting ties in a toxic relationship) but they all tie around in a positive way. The band elaborates, “If you listen to our new record, you will hear that we draw inspiration from everyday life. We tackle a wide range of topics on Always Hope, but it can really be summed up by saying ‘this is what it means to go through life in your 20’s, in today’s world.’ We didn’t shy away from any of the more intense topics either.” The main goal is to connect with people through music, by delivering a sense of hope and positivity by opening up about some tough situations brings a sense of rawness to the lyrics and sound. The band continues, “we hope that in doing so we can help provide some listeners with a sense of sympathy or empathy and the feeling that they aren’t alone in whatever they are experiencing.”
Fragile Rock - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Fragile Rock
Fragile Rock consists of five puppets, six puppeteers, 3 musicians, two roadies and a band therapist. Fragile Rock is the brainchild of Brently Heilbron and the product of the creative soup that is Austin, TX. Teaming with puppet designer Shaun Branigan and video director Jessica Gardner, the band has recently earned festival buzz at SXSW 2017 and just released their NPR Tiny Desk Concert, spreading the puppet pain.
Venue Information:
3TEN Austin City Limits Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A
Austin, TX, 78701