Housecore Horror Live Shot: Friday Part 1

Once again, they paved over paradise with a parking lot. A heavy metal parking lot. Read More | Comment »

Death Valley Nights 10:07AM Sat. Oct. 25, Raoul Hernandez

Housecore Horror Preview: Phil Anselmo

Pantera legend Phil Anselmo remains an expert on at least two disciplines: extreme music and horror films. Accordingly, the two intersect this weekend at his Housecore Horror Film Festival. In honor of this monster convergence of movies and heavy metal, the singer reunites Superjoint (sans Ritual) on Sunday at Emo’s. Read More | Comment »

Playback 1:30PM Fri. Oct. 24, Kevin Curtin

Housecore Horror Preview: Randy Blythe

When Lamb of God mouthpiece Randy Blythe signed up for the Richmond, Va., vets tour account As the Palaces Burn, he should’ve known things would get strange. He just couldn’t predict how much so. “It’s a documentary, not a Hollywood blockbuster,” he says. “Sometimes things get a little bit messy in the storytelling, just like they do in life.” Read More | Comment »

Off the Record 11:00AM Fri. Oct. 24, Richard Whittaker

Housecore Horror Preview: Voivod

Just in time for Halloween, it’s all your radioactive nightmares come true. When Canadian legacy Voivod goes onstage at Emo’s Friday, 10:50pm, they bring with them a science fiction horror mythology inscribed over 30 years into the grooves of 13 albums beginning with 1984’s War and Pain. Read More | Comment »

Kicked in the Teeth 2:00PM Thu. Oct. 23, Adam Ganderson

ACL @ 40: Ryan Adams

When in Austin, Ryan Adams does as Austinites do: He jogs in the vicinity of Town Lake, looks casually for bats (which he swears were “power-washed away”), eats tacos, and hits a skate park. He even reads the Chronicle, in which he discovered locals Clit Eastwood. “I bet they suck – in the best way possible,” he said Wednesday at an Austin City Limits taping. Read More | Comment »

Earphoria 11:00AM Thu. Oct. 23, Neph Basedow

Housecore Horror Preview: Eyehategod

Last year at the inaugural Housecore Horror festival, New Orleans sludge rippers Eyehategod overcame the sudden death of drummer Joey LaCaze by guesting Melvins mainstay Dale Cover at their Emo’s performance. Back with a permanent percussive anchor and first studio in 14 years, Mike Williams’ gritty crew returns for year two and possibly many more. Read More | Comment »

High Bias 4:20PM Wed. Oct. 22, Michael Toland

SXSW Music: First List

Like that, South by Southwest is back – and bearing down equally on your calendar and psyche. Read More | Comment »

Check Yo' Self 10:02AM Wed. Oct. 22, Chase Hoffberger

Full Service Circus

Full Service won’t be on the cover of the Chronicle this week, but you can’t say they haven’t tried. The local quartet continues promoting this weekend’s Full Service Circus, a bonanza of music, sports, and games, for which they’ve already sold 300 tickets to largely out-of-town fans. The second annual event runs Friday through Sunday around town. Read More | Comment »

Playback 3:47PM Mon. Oct. 20, Kevin Curtin

Relatives Oracle Hospitalized

The Relatives moved a little heaven and earth last week during a private performance at Arlyn Studios. Notably absent from the gospel-rocking soul staples was lead singer Gean West, who’s spent much of the past six weeks home in Dallas at Parkland Memorial Hospital for reoccurring heart problems. Read More | Comment »

Check Yo' Self 11:30AM Fri. Oct. 17, Chase Hoffberger

Oh L'amour!

Le Gay Place just about slapped herself silly when she missed Mr. Andy Bell at Austin Pride 2013. Something about a traumatic encounter with a beleaguered bleacher, a disastrous dust-devil, and pom-pons on a truck. No matter. Mr. Bell returns with Mr. Clarke to court/spark the faithful, and to pimp Erasure's latest, The Violet Flame, at ACL Live. Read More | Comment »

Musical Fruit 9:00AM Fri. Oct. 17, Kate X Messer

ACL Offshoot: Against Me!

On an off night from their tour with ACL Fest headliners the Gaslight Anthem, Against Me! packed the indoors stage at Stubb’s. The Florida punks would normally open a mosh pit in a sea of misfits outside. Sunday night, at the downstairs bar reeking of body odor and sweat, the quartet took to the inside stage and a mass of bodies hit the spin cycle still. Read More | Comment »

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom 3:30PM Tue. Oct. 14, Nina Hernandez

D-I-V-O-R-C-E: Greg Ginn’s Gets Ugly

Black Flag nucleus Greg Ginn is being portrayed as an unfit parent in affidavits filed by his ex-wife Marina Ginn. Read More | Comment »

Playback 2:20PM Tue. Oct. 14, Kevin Curtin

ACL Live Shot: Calvin Harris

Fifteen years ago, Calvin Harris would’ve been a nobody. He’d still have the money, the Grammys, the industry renown, but this headlining set? No way. Who cares about producers? Men and women behind pop music are supposed to blend into the background. That’s the job description. Read More | Comment »

Heretic Pride 12:24PM Mon. Oct. 13, Luke Winkie

ACL Live Shot: Lorde

Lorde’s target audience of high school girls was out in full force on Sunday night, ready to slurp up her artsy tales of suburbia, alienation, high school, and alienation in suburban high schools. Opening with “Gladiators,” the teenage Kiwi had her Texan peers bellowing along with every word. Read More | Comment »

Shut Up 11:46AM Mon. Oct. 13, Melanie Haupt

ACL Live Shot: The Replacements

For its second ACL Fest sunset, the Minneapolis foursome picked up where they left off, opening with last Sunday’s closer, “Alex Chilton.” Read More | Comment »

Earphoria 11:31AM Mon. Oct. 13, Neph Basedow

ACL Live Shot: Phantogram

On the final day of ACL Fest’s second weekend, Greenwich, New York, jewel Phantogram buffed a gemstone all their own. Initially a tricky read thanks to numerous technical difficulties hampering the first third of the show, the electro-pop outfit turned coal into a mouthful of diamonds. Read More | Comment »

Ill Communication 11:12AM Mon. Oct. 13, Kahron Spearman

ACL Live Shot: Imelda May

Sunday afternoon, Zilker Park became a swamp that smelled like stockyards. Large chunks of lawn transformed into muddy bogs getting steamier once the sun came out and cut through the chill. Which made it all a big, stanky sauna. Read More | Comment »

Napalm Heart 10:49AM Mon. Oct. 13, Tim Stegall

ACL Live Shot: Cults

When Cults played ACL Fest in 2011, they held down a bigger stage. The NYC duo and its band was just steadying a live act after the buzz of their eponymous full-length bow. Returning to Zilker Park Sunday on the last tour stop for second album Static, the Brooklyn quintet swelled the tiny Austin Ventures stage with a roaring haze of pop-tinged shoegaze. Read More | Comment »

Southside of the Tracks 10:29AM Mon. Oct. 13, Doug Freeman

ACL Live Shot: MØ

Somebody get this girl a bigger crowd, stat. Read More | Comment »

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom 10:02AM Mon. Oct. 13, Nina Hernandez

Brooklyn girl-pop sextet pulls into the fast lane

ACL Live Shot: Lucius

Lucius tore down the Austin Ventures stage. Read More | Comment »

Ill Communication 11:55AM Sun. Oct. 12, Kahron Spearman

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