Clockwork Angels (Roadrunner)
Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, Fri., Aug. 10, 2012
RushClockwork Angels (Roadrunner)
Canadian warlocks return with 20th studio release and third LP since the trio's new millennial reboot. Synthesizers are set to beverage warmer – nearly nil – but where a back-to-basics drums/bass/guitar bash continues since peak return Vapor Trails, pinpoint production to extract hooks from hard rock homogeneity continues to elude them. If Neil Peart's family tragedies didn't rechristen him, his growing dependence on miracles (see Snakes & Arrows' "Workin' Them Angels") calls for intervention ("Halo Effect"). The elongated title track, with its psych interlude and typically interstellar axe work from Alex Lifeson, can't compensate for the total collapse of Geddy Lee's once-reviled high range ("Carnies"). (Rush returns to the AT&T Center in San Antonio Nov. 30.)
Kevin Curtin, Fri., May 3, 2013
Luke Winkie, Fri., April 26, 2013
Richard Whittaker, Fri., March 22, 2013
Michael Toland, Fri., March 22, 2013
Austin Powell, Fri., March 15, 2013
at Threadgill's World HQ
AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service at Republic Square Park
The Source Family at Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz
Finding Rail Route Complicated Michael King, in “The Reading Railroad”, while making valuable points, seems to state that finding an initial route for urban ...
Problems Facing Mueller Neighborhood leaders and members past and present of the city of Austin's Robert Mueller Advisory Commission (RMAC) deserve credit for ...
People Are the Real Mueller Story Through various media, we are subjected to stories of Mueller: the construction project. While that can be appreciated, Mueller's true ...
Keeping Austin Weird Things that keep Austin weird: 1) belief that one needs a train to get from UT to the state Capitol; ...
More Women on the Cover, Please How about putting a woman on the cover once in a while? The last eight issues have all featured men ...
- Follow us@AustinChronicle