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Sound on Sound Review: Japandroids
Anthem after anthem after anthem
"...Echoes of Dinosaur Jr., Hüsker Dü, and the Homestead Records catalog flavored leader Dylan Baldi’s sturdy melodies on “Fall..."

Nov. 12, 2017 Music Post by Michael Toland

Did Shearwater Cut the Best Protest Album of 2016?
Jonathan Meiburg calls out new America's scary monsters
"...outfit Shearwater, penned one of the most prescient protest records ever recorded in January's Jet Plane and Oxbow. When..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Music Feature by Abby Johnston

Love in the Time of Mitski
Creeping anxiety and no happy endings, but comforting nonetheless
"...streaming music coincides with the rise of people buying records, kids now hunger for authenticity amidst carefully-curated social media..."

July 5, 2016 Music Post by Libby Webster

Playback: Nancy Fly Waves Bye-Bye
Pioneering Austin booker Nancy Fly retires, and ATX gets a hip-hop festival
"...breaking the headstock and ensuring there would be no encore. Half Notes..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Passionate Kisses
2013/2014 Austin Music Awards: Lucinda Williams plants one on Margaret Moser
"...A long, thick line stretched along Water­loo Records' facade. Inside, rising like cornstalks among the music racks,..."

March 7, 2014 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Soccer Watch Top 10s
"...2) What Do You Do for an Encore? The Aztex followed up their successful debut season by..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Sports Column by Nick Barbaro

We Will Become Silhouettes
The Postal Service reunited, if only for a moment
"...Ten years ago, Sub Pop Records’ electronic gem quickly reached legend, but its creators retreated..."

June 3, 2013 Music Post by Abby Johnston

One Man's SXSW ... Times 4
Our intrepid correspondent wanders through all four Festivals – and lives to write about it
"...parlance, getting screwed. Somehow, even after selling two million records internationally, they still owed the label $1.4 million. Yet..."

March 29, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

One Big Guitar
The return of the True Believers
"...Merle Haggard. AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" was a frequent encore...."

Feb. 22, 2013 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Iggy & the Stooges
Zilker Park, Oct. 14
"...a decade to catch up, the Stooges authored three records of white-knuckle aggression before calling it quits in 1974...."

Oct. 19, 2012 Music Feature by Adam Schragin

A Boy Named Emo
What was your favorite show on Red River at Emo's?
"...Domino in New Orleans. "When Cash ended his first encore number 'A Boy Named Sue' with the line, 'If..."

Dec. 30, 2011 Music Feature

Off the Record
Ian McLagan snubs the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame while Suzanna Choffel uproots to New York
"...and the terse bloodletting of Quiet Company at Waterloo Records for the release of We Are All Where We..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Blues for the Red Sun
Kyuss Lives! (Exclamation the band's emphasis, not ours.)
"...domestic battery issues, as Homme remarked at a Waterloo Records in-store, and has had a rap sheet far more..."

Oct. 3, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Blood & Fire
Manu Chao's ACL, ACL aftershow, and everything in-between.
"...Throw disc Good Things – purchased at the Waterloo Records tent at ACL – pales next to Saadiq’s last..."

Sept. 22, 2011 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Off the Record
White Denim powers up on the road, Chaos in Tejas keeps home fires burning, and more
"...the capacity club after 75 voltaic minutes before the encore showstopper, "Let's Talk About It." White Denim returns to..."

June 3, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Across a Wire: Okkervil River and Nakia hit prime time
"...premiere last week, and 6 million more catching the encore, the KGSR favorite's poised for a national breakout not..."

May 6, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Close Your Eyes
James Taylor and company at the Bass Concert Hall April 23
"...[next] song got me a record deal with Apple Records in 1968. It’s about a girl I used to..."

April 25, 2011 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Off the Record
Red River anchorman Frank Hendrix stakes his claim to the Eastside and beyond
"...of the local scene through the eyes of Indierect Records' owner and film co-producer Daniel Perlaky, debuts as part..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Scott Newton and Ginger Leigh go under the lens
"...restarting both "Stop Breathin'" and "AT&T" during the second encore, it was strangely refreshing that Pavement still hasn't quite..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Black Angels Telephone David Letterman
Austin’s psych evangelists offer a late night 'Phosphene Dream'
"...but Paul Shaffer lead the house band in an encore walk-off rendition of “Telephone.”..."

Sept. 9, 2010 Music Post by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Good vibrations courtesy of the Roots, Distant Lights, and the Sword
"...an Australian and Japanese tour with Metallica. At Waterloo Records' temporary heavy metal parking lot early Monday evening, Austin's..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

You Coulda Walked Around the World
The LBJ of Lone Star songwriters lays siege to the Cactus Cafe
"...the Buddy Holly charisma of Joe Ely's 1987 Hightone Records roundhouse, Lord of the Highway. In the Hancock-penned lead-off..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Off the Record
In search of the light at the end of the Waller Creek Tunnel Project
"...district that includes Red 7, Beauty Bar, Plush, Barbarella, Encore, and the Side Bar, among others, a measure approved..."

May 7, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Spoon stays home for a sold-out three-night stand at Stubb's, while Little Joe Washington hits the hard streets of H-Town, and White Denim finally gets proper Exposion
"...crossover Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, which, with the encore rendition of "Eddie's Ragga" on Saturday, was accounted for..."

July 17, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Beatbox
Beatbox
"...Finally off Geffen and onto Downtown Records, Brooklyn "Quiet Dog Bite Hard" Mos Def avoids New..."

June 19, 2009 Music Review by Chase Hoffberger

Off the Record
Roscoe Beck helps bring the Tower of Song to Austin, and wine-tasting with Maynard James Keenan
"...Long Center for the Performing Arts, host of tonight's encore engagement. Beck not only pitched Austin to the tour..."

April 3, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

'Speechless'
Third-Place Winner
"...in, the pawnshops ran out of record players. Then records. Now, you'll pay more for a typewriter than a..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Books Feature by Benjamin Reed

Off the Record
Announcing the 2008-09 Austin Music Awards lineup and sneaking past the velvet rope at Pangaea, while Andrew Kenny trades American Analog Set for the Wooden Birds
"...the Birds recently signed to indie launching pad Barsuk Records, thanks in part to Kenny's association with Death Cab..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off The Record
Making the rounds for the third annual HAAM Benefit Day, while the Black Angels walk with a zombie
"...Waterloo Records: The Derailers' characteristically refined honky-tonk, like the title of..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Luv Doc Recommends: Madonna 50th Birthday Sing-Along
Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, Friday, August 15, 2008
"...prunes, and they gave me gas” for her big encore, which is inspired by the soft patter of well-medicated..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Column by The Luv Doc

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