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The Well Take Down “One Nation”
“Most of this album was written in the studio,” offers Well singer/guitarist Ian Graham via a late-night phone call from a tour stop in Kansas City. “Our first shit was written in a fuckin’ garage. This album is thicker, darker, and not as garage-y.”

11:30AM Wed. Oct. 12, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Evidence for the Prosecution of Rock
1. Adreon Henry, smiling like a wily motherfucker with a sweet and nasty secret, hands me a blisterpak that contains a small cassette player. The player’s a device of heavy transparent plastic, some off-brand Walkman from the days before everyone had the world’s media on tap in their nearest pocket.

10:00AM Wed. Oct. 12, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

SXSW Adds to Music Roster
October has been a busy month for South by Southwest. The organization executed the inaugural South by South Lawn at the White House, their environmental conference SXSW Eco wraps up today in Austin, and now it’s time to share their first big list of Music Conference artists.

10:00AM Wed. Oct. 12, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Mumford & Sons
For those complaining about the encroaching influence of hip-hop, EDM, and pop superstars over the past few years of ACL Fest, Mumford & Sons’ irrepressible headlining set Sunday night should’ve rang as reassurance. Over two hours and 21 songs, the UK sextet inspired the entire field before the Samsung stage to sing along, full-throated and with abandon.

12:59PM Mon. Oct. 10, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: LCD Soundsystem II
ACL’s Weekend Two Sunday night capped off LCD Soundsystem’s festival-heavy “revival tour,” which has been raging around the U.S. since March. Leader James Murphy also confirmed something fans have all been hoping, but hasn’t been so expressly stated until last night: The band will be back in three months, touring behind a new album.

12:35PM Mon. Oct. 10, Abby Johnston Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Haim
Days Are Gone, Haim’s 2013 debut and only album, spins polished effervescence – a clean, late-Eighties pop/rock sheen akin to injecting Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere” with bigger drums, bass, and adrenaline, then stretching it into LP length. The kind of collection so glossy it’s easy to write off as bubblegum pop, and Haim as a “fun” band.

12:05PM Mon. Oct. 10, Libby Webster Read More | Comment »

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ACL Review: Willie Nelson
Someone let Texas’ most famous musical byproduct down. Audience conversations should never be louder than “On the Road Again.” Yet, following a “Thank you, Willie” video from a cross section of ACL 2016 acts, an audience-pumping intro by Matthew McConaughey, and the state flag unfurling as a backdrop on “Whiskey River,” the damned P.A. needed upping.

11:37AM Mon. Oct. 10, Tim Stegall Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Marlon Williams
Marlon Williams possesses a voice so effortlessly powerful he almost makes it look too easy. A celebrated songwriter in Australia and his native New Zealand, the 25-year-old’s solo debut received stateside release this year courtesy of indie imprint Dead Oceans, and his 45-minute set in the Tito’s tent Sunday proved he’s ready for international stages.

10:55AM Mon. Oct. 10, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Gallant
Gallant proved one of ACL 2016’s breakthrough acts with his swoon-worthy imprint on R&B at his soaring performance on the HomeAway stage Saturday, Oct. 1, and again Sunday Weekend Two at the headlining Honda stage.

10:45AM Mon. Oct. 10, Alejandra Ramirez Read More | Comment »

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