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Hot Luck Review: Peter Hook & the Light
Following an acrimonious split with synth pop kings New Order, bassist Peter Hook formed the Light to play songs from the catalogs of both his former band and post-punk icons Joy Division – the other iconic act of which he was a original member.

9:50AM Thu. May 24, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

Steve Van Zandt’s Soulfire
Miami Steve Van Zandt, Silvio Dante, Frank Tagliano – a phone call with the E Street Band consigliere zings and pops just as you’d hope and expect. Reviving his political activist side with Eighties act the Disciples of Soul, the guitarist now stumps for his teaching initiative with tie-in show at the Paramount Theatre on Friday. Strap in for an epic Q&A.

9:00AM Thu. May 24, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Breaking the Ice With Iceage
Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, frontman for Danish punk outfit Iceage, maintains a well-publicized distaste for music writers. After The Fader named him “Rock’s Most Difficult Frontman,” I had some trepidation about our interview in advance of the band’s Barracuda show Sunday for the Hot Luck Festival. It went alright.

7:00AM Thu. May 24, Isabella Castro-Cota Read More | Comment »

Kendrick Lamar Humbles COTA
The indisputable Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment are becoming an immovable force in ways that Cash Money, No Limit, and perhaps even the recently reformed Loud imprint with its Wu-Tang glories couldn’t sustain. In an age where everything is listened to at once, TDE has maintained a vice grip on critical consistency since at least 2012.

12:55PM Sat. May 19, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

Sidewinder Closes
Sidewinder, the two-stage Red River Cultural District club, closed this week and many of its upcoming concerts are being relocated. Owner John Wickham is in talks to re-sign a lease on the property and open another live music venue there with a new partner.

9:55AM Fri. May 18, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

All Eyes on St. Vincent
When Annie Clark, the Dallas native known to her flock as St. Vincent, visited the Moody in February, she performed alone. Since then, the singer’s mostly toured Masseduction, her fifth solo album, with nothing more than an electric guitar. For an Austin City Limits taping Monday, she returned with bassist/keyboardist Toko Yasuda and two faceless men.

12:25PM Tue. May 15, Abby Johnston Read More | Comment »

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Courtney Barnett Previews New LP
Monday night, four days shy of her new LP, Aussie rock heroine Courtney Barnett treated Austin to one of the “rare, intimate album warm-up parties” preceding the release of Tell Me How You Really Feel. Commemorating the occasion, the snarky singer played the droll, introspective work in its entirety to a sold-out crowd at Mohawk.

11:15AM Tue. May 15, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Colin McIntyre's New Lung: Now with More Resonance
Dimension Gallery’s Colin McIntyre has been working like a man possessed – by a muse, by demons, by some DNA-level aesthetic imperative, who’s to say? – and one of the things he’s been working on is his Lung.

11:15AM Tue. May 15, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Q&A: Peelander-Z’s Kengo Hioki
Twenty years into their madcap career, Peelander-Z remains without equal. That is to say no one else has thought to create a color-coded punk band that chants non-sequitur hooks and engages in human bowling at their concerts.

3:55PM Fri. May 11, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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