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Michael Toland

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Bridge Farmers' Superior Acid Metal

Hawkwind and Sabbath didn't spawn the Austin trio, but they should have

Music Feature, Aug. 9, 2018

ST 37

ST 37

Music Review, Aug. 9, 2018

Evil Triplet

Have a Nice Trip

Music Review, Jul. 26, 2018

The Sword

Used Future

Music Review, Jun. 28, 2018

Ex-Melvins Confederate Mark Deutrom Achieves Artistic Equilibrium

Longtime local learns The Value of Decay

Music Feature, Jun. 21, 2018

Terror Fest Interview: Yob

Music Feature, Jun. 14, 2018

Terror Fest Record Reviews

Tomb Mold, Come to Grief/Fistula, Chrch, Wayfarer, and Gnaw

Music Feature, Jun. 14, 2018

The Young Mothers’ Jazz Oppression

Free all-stars break down onerous systems

Music Daily, Jun. 11, 2018 2:45 PM

Golden Dawn Arkestra

Children of the Sun

Music Review, May. 31, 2018

Hot Luck Review: Peter Hook & the Light

A cover band with substance

Music Daily, May. 24, 2018 9:50 AM


Modern Nostalgia

Music Review, May. 24, 2018

Big Wy’s Brass Band

Portal to Funkville

Music Review, May. 24, 2018

Chris Cogburn/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Bob Hoffnar/Henry Kaiser

En las Montañas de Excesos

Music Review, May. 10, 2018

Levitation Review: Wooden Shjips, Acid Mothers Temple, ST 37, Yoo Doo Right

The ABCs of psychedelia

Music Daily, Apr. 30, 2018 11:47 AM

Levitation Review: Slowdive, Survive, Mien

Shoegaze, synth wave, and a supergroup debut

Music Daily, Apr. 29, 2018 12:40 PM

Levitation Review: Electric Wizard, Russian Circles, the Well

Doom for the ages

Music Daily, Apr. 28, 2018 12:00 PM

Levitation Review: Dead Meadow, Windhand, Ruby the Hatchet

Ladies night and might

Music Daily, Apr. 27, 2018 10:35 AM

After Two-Year Hiatus Levitation Hits the Clubs

Droning on with Slowdive, Electric Wizard, Ian Svenonius, and Bedouine

Music Feature, Apr. 26, 2018

Recommended Shows for Levitation Weekend

The sounds may be scattered all over Austin, but here are a few must-see performances

Music Feature, Apr. 26, 2018

Ulan Bator


Music Review, Apr. 26, 2018


Albeit Living

Music Review, Apr. 26, 2018

Mitch Chandler


Music Review, Apr. 5, 2018

Jon Lundbom Quartet

Live at Monks

Music Review, Apr. 5, 2018

Aaron Russell

Red Guitar

Music Review, Apr. 5, 2018

SXSW Music Review: The Veldt

Afro-shoegaze pioneers re-emerge for their close-up

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2018 2:15 PM

SXSW Music Review: Soweto Kinch

UK saxist proves the absence of a band a piece of cake

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2018 2:05 PM

SXSW Music Review: Jazz Re:Freshed Outernational

A new generation of jazz stars is born

SXSW Daily, Mar. 15, 2018 1:10 PM

SXSW Music Review: RVG

Melbourne quartet introduces new muse Romy Vager

SXSW Daily, Mar. 14, 2018 12:22 PM

SXSW Music Jazz Sampler

Psychedelic, post-bop, Latin-inflected, and more: 11 jazz artists

Music Feature, Mar. 14, 2018

SXSW Music Review: Hamburg x Berlin Showcase

International cosmology from the German capital

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2018 11:55 AM

12 Breakthrough Austin Bands at SXSW Music

Local sitar maestro looks inward

Music Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

Eric Johnson’s Six-String Monolith

Austin native electrifies his commercial summit

Music Daily, Feb. 16, 2018 1:45 PM

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten’s Village Songs

Den Signede Dag

Music Review, Jan. 25, 2018

Charles Lloyd Marvels

Swimming and soaring with the saxophone great

Music Daily, Jan. 24, 2018 3:00 PM

Top 10 Austin Albums of 2017

Consensus on the best local platters

Music Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

2017 Music Critics Poll

Best roadshow, best new local acts, R.I.P.s, etc.

Music Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1984-2014)

Music Review, Dec. 7, 2017

The Creation

Action Painting

Music Review, Dec. 7, 2017

Tommy Howard


Music Review, Nov. 30, 2017

Sound on Sound Live Shots

Anthem after anthem after anthem

Music Feature, Nov. 16, 2017

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