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Sigur Rós Strips Down to Spellbinding
Kicking off just shy of the 8pm start time Friday night, Icelandic post-rock trio Sigur Rós presented an emotional slow-builder covering a 23-year career that culminated in two acts, 14 songs, and grand visual accompaniment over a two-hour span for a rapt crowd, vibrating ACL Live at the Moody Theater.

1:55PM Sat. Jun. 10, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

Canvas People Grow Up
Aging is inevitable – growing up is a choice. In the new video for “Four Children,” Austin quartet Canvas People enjoys some youthful kicks riding bikes, camping, and setting off fireworks. Meanwhile, frontman Kyle Taylor and guitarist Wes Maxwell trade lines grappling with maturity.

11:40AM Thu. Jun. 8, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Branden Rex Stays Positive
Austin rapper Branden Rex spreads a message of hope in perilous times on his visuals for the DJ Brimlo-produced “50¢ Wings.” Stylishly shot by local filmmaker Americo Siller, the video matches the song’s musical lope and lyrical tone.

12:20PM Tue. Jun. 6, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

Uché Falls Prey to Mob Luxuries
Uché’s overdone it – taken too much. In his “Mob Luxuries” video, the Texas pop upstart goes from being the life of the party to the death of it. Amid a rager were revelers turn up with booze, coke, and molly, the singer crashes to the floor, liquid leaking from his mouth, eyes rolling back in his head.

11:45AM Mon. Jun. 5, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Dat Boy Supa Takes You Higher
Better late than never, right? Acclaimed Austin rapper Dat Boy Supa drops visuals for “Higher,” second single off his 2014 breakthrough SupaCabra. Shot by filmmaker Rob G, the video revisits the standout album, while also setting up new material.

1:25PM Wed. May 31, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

Black Hole Suspirians
Turns out the skeletal garage shriek, post-punk, and art rock accord of Suspirianseponymous 2014 debut merely showed off their first gear. The Austin threepiece throws into overdrive on Ti Bon Ange, a roaring expedition of spellbinding psych punk. Today, singer and guitarist Marisa Pool discusses the transformative new LP.

1:10PM Tue. May 30, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Exit U2
Released March 9, 1987, The Joshua Tree topped U.S. charts, sent “With or Without You” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” to the same spot, and eventually sold at least 10 million copies here and triple that worldwide. The tour comprised 111 shows in three legs over nine months. A fourth leg from U2 landed its sixth show in Houston Wednesday night.

3:20PM Thu. May 25, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

The Sour Notes Ride It Out
The pendulum of daily life, swinging from inspiring, devastating, and the mundane, receives gorgeous representation in the Sour Notes’ video for “Ride It Out.” Shadowing Blacklist and Law & Order: SVU actress Danielle Burgess, the clip finds her experiencing joy in the moments between the grind of modeling and ritzy parties.

10:30AM Wed. May 24, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Garner Sloan’s Carnival Folk Utopia
Inside what resembles a vaudevillian squat party, complete with a juggling accordionist, a mental patient pounding a burning drum kit, and some lanky shadow man honking out trombone solos, there’s Austin’s Garner Sloan – decked out in a ragged tuxedo with grease paint staining his eyes – barking followers toward a supposed paradise.

10:10AM Tue. May 23, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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