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No More "Sad Boy Americana," Otis Wilkins Evolves on "Joni Mitchell Was Punk"
“The sad boy Americana stuff is pretty much out the window,” Taylor Wilkins divulges, in regard to a series of forthcoming singles. “I had to shoot from the other side of the court.”

2:00PM Mon. May 20, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

ZZ Top, Bad Company, and Cheap Trick Stage a Texas Jam
Math dissembles much about Sunday night at Circuit of the Americas. Seventies stadium stalwarts Cheap Trick, Bad Company, and ZZ Top count three of four original members, two of four initiates, and all three founders, respectively. Their ages total 551 years. Had Aerosmith, Deep Purple, and the Doobie Brothers added, that’s 1,000 years of classic rock.

12:47PM Mon. May 20, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Unlocking the Michael Schenker Festival
Ingenious, really, taking ALL your vocalists on tour. In this case, that’s nearly 40 years’ worth. Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley, and Doogie White all orbit a red-hot turbine at the center, German guitarist Michael Schenker, 64. Lightning rod to Seventies Scorpions and UFO, his supersonic melodies pause at Empire Control Room on Saturday.

12:01AM Thu. May 16, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Caleb De Casper's New EP Is Here and Totally Queer
“My brain is fucked.” So growls Caleb De Casper on the opening track “Elephants” of De Casper. It’s a ghastly line, but coming from the lipsticked-smeared smirk of Austin’s resident trashy glamster, the proclamation is only fitting for his debut EP, which drops this Friday, May 17.

3:50PM Wed. May 15, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Desert Hearts Texas Takeover Glammed Up Austin Shed Cedar Street Courtyard
Last week’s weather made a mess of festival plans. Carson Creek campgrounds: flooded. Emerald Point Marina: forecasted to flood. Verdict: a party that should have been an outdoor, under-the-stars local edition of Desert Hearts – the California renegade turned “Best Boutique Festival” (DJ Mag) – instead stayed inside on Saturday.

12:50PM Mon. May 13, Christina Garcia Read More | Comment »

A Game of Lotería Envelops Como Las Movies
“Corre y se va.” Time for a round of Lotería! In the video for “Una Vuelta Más,” Austin synth/cumbia act Como Las Movies immerses itself in the lively, bingo-like game that originated in the 15th century and remains a staple town square fixture throughout Texas and greater Latin America.

1:20PM Fri. May 10, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Pup Stage Dives for Social Diversity
Loud, aggressive, and weird as hell, Pup will prove all that and more tonight, Thursday, at a sold-out Mohawk. They’re also sweet Canadians from Toronto, who say “so sorry” straight off the bat and have invited charities out to every show on tour. Frontman Stefan Babcock spoke of Morbid Stuff.

11:00AM Thu. May 9, Isa Jones Read More | Comment »

Pocket Sounds' Instant “Radio Song”
Behind “Radio Song,” Mike St. Clair – the Austin composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist you’ve likely seen perform with Okkervil River, White Denim, Polyphonic Spree, Montopolis, or even the Glenn Miller Orchestra – states his prowess as a baroque pop tunesmith.

11:45AM Fri. May 3, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Thebe Kgositsile and Earl Sweatshirt Become One at Emo’s
Born Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, an identity that may come to carry as much meaning as its origin, Earl Sweatshirt remains known for disconsolate lyricism surrounding personal battles with depression, the death of loved ones, and the burdensome nature of mere survival. And yet, the rapper’s performance Wednesday at Emo’s proved anything but melancholy.

10:45AM Thu. May 2, Marilee Bodden Read More | Comment »

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