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Transit Method’s Epic "Parasight"
Exactly 100 seconds into the video for Transit Method’s “Parasight,” which finds the Jersey-bred/Austin-based heavies jamming in a rundown warehouse, a Motörhead-reminiscent riff unfolds into an epic, three-section breakdown/solo that recalls the instrumental explorations of Rush.

1:00PM Mon. Jun. 26, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Sound on Sound Fest Pops!
Iggy Pop performing at a renaissance fairground …. You don’t have to promise much more than that to get us driving 35 miles east of Austin to Sound on Sound Fest, held in McDade on the weekend of Nov. 10-12.

10:00AM Tue. Jun. 20, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Mayor Weighs in on Delayed Policy
Following appeals for postponement from music advocacy groups who complained that the latest Agent of Change and Outdoor Music Venue permit legislation contained substantial and unexpected rewrites to the City’s Sound Ordinance, the policy has been removed from the June 15 City Council agenda and put on hold indefinitely.

10:30AM Thu. Jun. 15, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Quin Galavis Track Premiere
Less than 10 months after releasing his melancholic magnum opus, My Life in Steel and Concrete, emotionally intense songwriter Quin Galavis returns with The Battery Line, his personal pop apex. Don’t worry, it’s not as uplifting as it sounds.

12:45PM Mon. Jun. 12, Kevin Curtin 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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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