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Michael Toland

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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

Sound on Sound Review: Japandroids

Anthem after anthem after anthem

Music Daily, Nov. 12, 2017 9:45 AM

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten’s Time Machine

Hong Kong Cab

Music Review, Oct. 26, 2017

Thor & Friends

The Subversive Nature of Kindness

Music Review, Oct. 26, 2017

King Crimson Kills

Approaching a half-century of progress

Music Daily, Oct. 20, 2017 10:30 AM

The Crack Pipes

Beauty School

Music Review, Oct. 19, 2017

ACL Review: Songhoy Blues

Defiant Malians inspire dance party

Music Daily, Oct. 16, 2017 11:25 AM

ACL Review: Tash Sultana

Aussie debuts one-woman show at her first U.S. fest

Music Daily, Oct. 15, 2017 9:15 AM

ACL Review: Ron Gallo

Philly garage rocker’s aim is true

Music Daily, Oct. 14, 2017 9:35 AM

King Crimson’s Tony Levin

Veteran bass virtuoso stays progressive

Music Daily, Oct. 12, 2017 9:00 AM

Blackfoot Gypsies

To the Top

Music Feature, Oct. 12, 2017

ACL Review: Jacob Banks

Londoner’s voice has “next big thing” written all over it

Music Daily, Oct. 9, 2017 8:55 AM

ACL Review: Car Seat Headrest

College rockers eschew Tom Petty for Neil Young

Music Daily, Oct. 8, 2017 10:00 AM

ACL Review: Lemon Twigs

New school Sixties/Seventies pomp and circumstance

Music Daily, Oct. 7, 2017 9:00 AM

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

How Did We Get So Dark? (Warner Bros.)

Music Feature, Oct. 5, 2017

Mondo Cozmo

Plastic Soul

Music Feature, Oct. 5, 2017


The Witch

Music Feature, Oct. 5, 2017

The Crack Pipes’ Beautiful Protest

Track premiere from the ATX blues punks’ vinyl reissue

Music Daily, Sep. 26, 2017 10:30 AM

The Church Cuts Loose

Aussie jangle-pop legacy encores SXSW 2015

Music Daily, Sep. 19, 2017 1:30 PM

Punk Rock Patron of Austin Music Richard Lynn

Super Secret founder and Sonic Transmissions Festival underwriter expands operations

Music Feature, Sep. 14, 2017

Sonic Transmissions Festival III

Music Feature, Sep. 14, 2017

Solid Goat

The War on Terra

Music Review, Aug. 31, 2017

Mike Nicolai

Rooster Nudes

Music Review, Aug. 17, 2017

Transit Method

We Won't Get Out of Here Alive

Music Review, Aug. 10, 2017

Destroyer of Light

Chamber of Horrors

Music Review, Aug. 10, 2017

Local Musicians on Avoiding the Sophomore Slump

Five trending Austin-hatched acts that sidestepped recording’s biggest pitfall

Music Feature, Aug. 3, 2017



Music Review, Jul. 13, 2017

Margaret Moser Tribute: Jason McMaster

“She’s as metal as anyone – maybe even more”

Music Feature, Jun. 29, 2017

Cowboy Song: The Authorized Biography of Thin Lizzy's Philip Lynott

Music Feature, Jun. 15, 2017


Ti Bon Ange

Music Review, Jun. 8, 2017

The Cuckoos

The Cuckoos

Music Review, Jun. 8, 2017

Obscured by Echoes

Avidonia II: The Arrival

Music Review, Jun. 8, 2017

Secret Culturalist Dave Thomas

Pere Ubu/Rocket From the Tombs frontman tag teams ATX

Music Daily, May. 18, 2017 9:00 AM

Walker Harris English

Music Review, May. 18, 2017

Cotton Mather

Wild Kingdom

Music Review, Apr. 13, 2017

Transona 5

Transona 5

Music Review, Mar. 30, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Mastodon

Brutally efficient as equally heavy

SXSW Daily, Mar. 18, 2017 12:45 PM

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