1. Lana Del Rey, Father John Misty collaborate for new video.
Now that a Lana Del Rey/Father John Misty collaboration has happened it sort of makes perfect sense. Fleet Foxes’ J. Tillman, also known as performance persona Father John Misty, appears in Lana Del Rey’s new 11-minute “Freak” video from album “Honeymoon.” The video is a lot of hazy scenes, many of which are underwater, featuring the two singers sort of floating around mysteriously in flowy white garb. During the video both take some sort of influential substance, and the whole thing closes out with Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune.”
2. Couple gets married in Franklin Barbecue line.
Love is patient, love is getting married while waiting in line for smoked meat. A couple, after clearing with pitmaster Aaron Franklin, was married outside Franklin Barbecue while waiting in the restaurant’s infamous line. And after saying their vows and popping the Prosecco? They still had to wait. When asked about the couple’s reasoning behind their venue choice, the answer was simply “they love Franklin.”
3. The man behind the Whataburger sneakers.
Who is the creative sneaker genius behind the orange-and-white kicks modeled after Texas’ favorite burger chain? Jacob Danklefs of Dank Customs’ said the custom shoes helped increase business and that he got “an email from Whataburger’s VP and I have had a few meetings with him in regards to getting my services involved in their marketing.” But Danklefs said his business has a strict no-recreation policy on all of its custom designs.
4. Funny or Die “movie” features Johnny Depp as Trump.
What presents itself as a movie trailer Funny or Die’s “The Art of the Deal: The Movie” has plenty of big names behind it. Ron Howard narrates; there’s music by Kenny Loggins; and it stars a wigged Johnny Depp alongside Jack McBrayer, Patton Oswalt, Stephen Merchant, Alfred Molina, Henry Winkler and Andy Richter. The 50-minute film is a spoof of Trump’s 1987 best-selling advice book. It was written by a former editor of The Onion, produced by Adam McKay and directed by a creator of the television series “Drunk History.”
5. What other artists are coming to Austin in the spring?
If you’re looking to see some live music in the months ahead you’re in luck. Indie pop artist BØRNS will return to Austin (after an appearance at ACL) to play the Scoot Inn on June 7. Tickets for the show go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats will also be visiting Stubb’s on April 21. The band’s single “S.O.B.” topped Billboard’s adult alternative chart. The Neighbourhood, known for their 2013 single “Sweater Weather,” will grace the same stage May 19.