Daily Music: Playback
Kay Odyssey Topples Zeus
When Kristina Boswell penned “Mountains in My Step,” an obvious highlight from her psych outfit Kay Odyssey’s summer LP What’s a Woman to Do, she employed images of western America’s towering landscape to describe the sensual passion she felt for someone – a boulder metaphor (pun intended) rather than the key to one’s heart.

1:30PM Mon. Nov. 20, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Still Unconquered: Israel Vibration
On a recent Sunday afternoon, the pale man scouring End of An Ear’s underrated reggae section stopped his incessant flipping, flashed a broad smile, then hoisted a used LP in the air like Moses with the stone tablet. Forgive my over-reaction. Long had that record resided on my wishlist: A dub version of Israel Vibration’s 1979 LP Unconquered People.

11:20AM Tue. Nov. 14, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Sound on Sound Fest Q&A: Power Trip
On the heels of sophomore platter Nightmare Logic, a perfect blood-storm of brutal thrash, raw hardcore punk, and hyper-literate prose, Dallas breakouts Power Trip hammer the outside stage at Mohawk on Friday night, sandwiched between Sound On Sound’s heaviest selections: death metal pioneers Cannibal Corpse and generational spawn Gatecreeper.

10:35AM Thu. Nov. 9, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Threadgill’s WHQ Signs New Lease
Threadgill’s proprietor Eddie Wilson confirmed late Wednesday afternoon that he’s inked a lease keeping his iconic restaurant and music venue on Riverside open for a few more years.

11:30PM Wed. Nov. 8, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Adds to 2018 Music Lineup
South by Southwest has released a second wave of showcasing music acts for the conference’s 2018 iteration, including rock & roll life coach Andrew W.K. and recent ACL Fest performers Tank & the Bangas, the New Orleans funk and soul tribe that won the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk contest.

10:00AM Tue. Nov. 7, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Five Questions for Carson McHone
Last week, Carson McHone sent “Playback” rough mixes of her next album, gorgeously remolded originals and powerful new compositions. Nine years after Margaret Moser first heralded her songwriting and two years after gracing the cover of the Chronicle, the homegrown singer, 25, still feels like the next up to break out of Austin’s Americana playground.

12:35PM Mon. Nov. 6, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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La Zona Rosa Building Rebranded as LZR
The building that housed La Zona Rosa, once one of Austin’s most popular downtown music venues, will soon begin operating as a rentable event and venue space, while continuing to function as its present mixed use workspace.

5:00AM Wed. Nov. 1, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Say Whit?
Best known in the Austin music scene as guitarist for man-eating garage-punk mantises Sailor Poon, Madison Whitaker now comes into focus with the first recordings from her own project. Whit serves up an impressive, five-song set of asymmetrical art-rock with pop luster and prog impulses.

12:30PM Mon. Oct. 30, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

My Education’s Coordinates
The epic instrumentals of My Education, compositions of monstrous momentum that traverse space, math, classical, and post-rock airspace, have long been applied to film, re-soundtracking F.W. Murnau’s 1927 silent Sunrise and Mamoru Oshii’s Japanese animé Angel’s Egg.

9:30AM Tue. Oct. 24, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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