"...This morning, the Music festival offered a second batch of showcasing acts – 243 to be exact. Combined with last month’s initial reveal, that pushes the total number of confirmations over 400 for the March 17-22 mania...."
"...Headlining are the Fuck Emos, who push their designer drug of the afflicted (downers, of course) in heavy doses of mind-bending lumber-groove. Supporting are a couple of bands from Chicago's Skin Graft label: The windy city's Mount Shasta have been through before with their screaming and raved-up guitars, while Space Streakings are four "totally-wired" crazies from Japan, who subvert cartoon mania into high-tech chaos..."
"...Astonishing as it was, the time came for me to turn around and run to the other side of the park. I looked like a maniac, jumping over blankets, dashing in front of the Porta Potties, and sprinting through an onslaught of sandal-wearing drunk dudes, but the loudening of Neil Young's eternal voice and the big crunch of Crazy Horse's amps carried me on...."
"...The band used to grumble that, 'All they talk about is hair and don't take us seriously,' but I've realized that what this band does the best is let loose and let people's freak flag fly. Let that inner bongo mania out!"..."
"...This stab at finding a specific audience has made Music Mania (3909-D N. I-35) a success story after 15 years in Austin..."
"...Love and creativity rarely come easily, but when interlaced with bipolar disorder these passions become infinitely more complicated. Touched With Fire tells the story of two young bipolar poets, Carla (Holmes) and Marco (Kirby), who meet in group therapy, fuel each other’s mania, fall in love, and further their relationship in the world beyond the boundaries of the mental institution where they met..."
"...Kunz, owner of Waterloo Records. Experience one on April 21, and come back often. MusicMania Relocates Slightly..."
"...Blues' local bad boys arrived mostly too late for the Eastside's Chitlin Circuit even while hauling its bedrock mania back across the railroad tracks to the still dirty heart of Sixth Street. Surface-wise, their counterpart punks represented a spontaneous, anti-mainstream alternative to such musical patriarchy, only their hardcore funk accents grew from the same root source their greater movement sought to overthrow..."
"...Show's Cross is a duplicitous record mogul, who plays nice with Dave while conniving behind his back (boo!), and Richardson is the mutant-model-photographer-chick-thing Dave's all gooey on. Will true love prevail? Will Dave grow a backbone (and some real songwriting talent)? And most important, will Alvin, Simon, and Theodore survive this bland new form of chipmunk mania? They shoot rodents, don't they?..."
"...Conference mania infected corporations in the Nineties, and was epidemic in the music industry like a bad rash. Most of them were one- or two-time events too specific or regionally limited to be successful..."
"...And what of the mixtape, the Eighties cassette version of what are now playlists. MusicMania's Bernard Vasek hasn't seen hip-hop return mixtapes to tape...."
"..."When we first started, I don't think either of us had any expectations at all," says singer/guitarist/drummer Conrad Keely nine days earlier, as he and Trail of Dead co-founder Reece relax among the Japanese lanterns and rusted patio furniture of campus-area coffee den Spider House. The clicking laptops and hum of hipster conversation are light-years away from the Midtown mania surrounding Letterman's Ed Sullivan Theater. – The Mob House Rules: And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead use their inside voices on 'Worlds Apart' by Christopher Gray, Jan..."
"...It was the club employees, roadies, agents, and other crucial cogs in the machine that weren't getting grease. She watched as benefits became monthly then weekly events, and then turned into a kind of benefit mania, sometimes with several in a week...."
"..."A big guy, but just a real sweetheart. You couldn't help liking him." Ragle worked at a number of other local record shops, including Sound Warehouse, Music Mania, and most recently, Antone's Records..."
"...Sports lovers who want to catch a bit of March Madness during this week's SXSW music mania should check out the District Bar and Grill 4-8pm weekdays. Its happy hour prices include $2.50 well drinks, margaritas, and Bloody Marys, and $2.25 domestic bottled beers..."
"...In-stores are a'poppin' this week, with Music Mania bringing in K.B. & Li'l Flea from Street Military to sign autographs this Saturday at 2pm..."
"...Price is seen here with Rather and family, wisely keeping Rather's daughter Robin between him and her to avoid any possibility of scandal... In-store performances and appearances this week include rappers Aggravated at Music Mania on Friday at 5pm (just signing autographs, not performing), and Ponty Bone playing a set there Saturday at 3pm..."
"...Go... Some in-stores: El Flaco is at Tower Records this Friday at 4pm, while Santiago Jimenez, Jr., plays at Music Mania this Saturday at 3pm..."