SEPTEMBER 6th, 13th, 20th, 2015 | 6 PM
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Stages, Sundays at the Sahara in September at Six


That’s right. If it’s September and it’s Sunday and you are at the Sahara and it’s six and it’s not the 27th than you can see The Early Stages along with a rotating cast of special guests. Here’s the details . . .


SEPT 13:


Short sets. Ends at 8pm. Event on Facebook.

Upcoming Single + That Singles Outtakes


We recently recorded five songs in order to put out another single. You can only fit so much on a single, so here’s the songs that aren’t on it. “If that’s what they cut, what they left in must have been pure gold.”

April 26, 2015 | 2:45 PM
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The Early Stages Play Zulema Quintanilla Benefit


“On February 18th, Zulema learned that her cancer had spread. She has just completed radiation therapy, and will begin chemotherapy in a couple of weeks. Even with health insurance she is still incurring out of pocket expenses, and is unable to work during this time. We put together this benefit show with some rad bands, all friends with Zulema, making it even more special. There will be a raffle with a bunch of great prizes including handmade jewelry, artwork, haircuts, and gift certificates. Please come out and support Zulema. She truly is one of the best people we know.”

Set times:

Inside Stage
2:45-3:30 The Early Stages
4:15-5:00 Kiko Villamizar
5:30-6:15 Sexto Sol
7:00-7:30 Runnin with Pendejos
7:30-8:00 Raffle awards

Outside Stage
2:15-2:45 Gospel Truth
3:30-4:15 Don Leady and his Rockin’ Revue
5:00-5:30 Rhett and Dean
6:15-6:45 Boss Eye

For more info on how to donate directly go to :

Event on Facebook

Two Magazines Have the Nuts to Review The Early Stages


Wire magazine said this . . .

“Early Stages are an Austin, Texas quartet who’s single reminds me of some of the oddball groups who were putting stuff out just before the punk thing came along. While this has a real churn to it, its proggy underlayer and vocals are somewhere between Armand Schaubroeck and Donnie Jupiter. Curiously appealing.”

That’s a goodish review. He’s one from the great Maximum Rock N Roll (maga)zine . . .

“Sublime art punk from Austin, Texas. A mish mash of the Dunedin sound, Chairs Missing era WIRE or even Colin Newman solo material, and early REM. Great stuff. This is their first vinyl release. I look forward to hearing more.”

That was about as sweet as a review can be, and from a magazine that can be pretty vicious when they don’t like something. So, thanks to Allan McNaughton who wrote that.

Despite printing the least amount possible of a single, there are still copies available.