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Sound on Sound Review: Explosions in the Sky
ATX’s instrumental innovators pass festival torche
"...your long-term memory, and it’s Waterloo Park, 2007, when Explosions in the Sky headlined Fun Fun Fun Fest, and..."

Nov. 7, 2016 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Explosions in the Sky Debuts in Bangkok
Thailand’s capital is not a cold dead place
"...Even on her best behavior, Bangkok remains a hectic, gritty, tropical sauna of 15 million souls...."

May 6, 2014 Music Post by Marc Savlov

Explosions in the Sky
"...Explosions in the SkyThe Earth Is Not a Cold Dead..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Spotlight: Explosions in the Sky
Austin's Explosions in the Sky rise above most instrumental music.
"...The bassist swayed back and forth, coiled dangerously like a..."

March 16, 2001 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Fun Fun Fun Fest Preview: Explosions in the Sky
"...Explosions in the Sky..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Explosions in the Cinema
Rock band Cineophiles Explosions in the Sky and their favorite celluloid dreams.
"...In accordance with their remarkable knack for aural scenery, Explosions..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Playback: Deep in the Heart of Seacrest
Watching dreams live and die at Austin's 'American Idol' tryouts
"...At 7am last Wednesday, while most of Austin's musicians were still in bed, thousands of hopeful young..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Fun Fun Fun Fest Preview: Austin in the House
"...Not in the Face (Fri., Orange stage, noon) Explosive guitar/drum duo with..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Born on the Fourth of July
Explosions in the Sky are blowing up. (Sorry, we resisted the pun as long as we could.)
"...A surge of lightning flickers as thunder cracks above the rumble of molten..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Catastrophe and the Cure
Behind the scenes of Explosions in the Sky's most challenging and personal album
"...Each member of Explosions in the Sky is branded with the same emblem:..."

July 1, 2011 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Rise of the Machines
Marc Bianchi takes his Space Holiday here in Austin.
"...It's like a tractor beam emanating from the funnest corners of Austin: the Velvet Rut...."

Nov. 7, 2003 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

Playback: The Austin Music Poll's 11th Hour
A final push to get out the vote in the Austin Music Poll
"...Here's a truism about voting: The more people do it, the better it works...."

Jan. 29, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Spoon's Hot Thoughts Remodels the Locals' Art-Funk
Britt Daniel and Jim Eno talk about the rise of R&B in the band's sound
"...urgently. "We told people we're on at this time. They may not get to see us!"..."

June 2, 2017 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

The New Rites of Spring
The Last Word in Instrumental Rock
"...It's an overly romanticized notion, the idea of every generation having some sort of defining..."

April 27, 2001 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Cover Up: The Fun Fun Fun Fest Files
Front page stars of the 'Chronicle,' from Black Angels to Ume
"...Now we know the full lineup, it seems pretty clear that Fun Fun..."

July 14, 2012 Music Post

Working in Stereo
Sean Ripple on "Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective" and the rising role of the artist-curator
"...Entering the Contemporary Austin's Downtown location these days, one immediately..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Banging on the Tomb Door
Tombs and A Storm of Light scour Red 7
"...Considering the number of practitioners it has attracted, there still..."

June 22, 2011 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Catastrophe and the Cure
Explosions at the Hogg.
"...People love to worry – live to worry. It’s innate. Last year, Feb. 26, they worried that Sigur Rós..."

March 5, 2007 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Best of the Rest II: Live Shows
Six last 2011 lists – from the live arena
"...Six lists of albums in our Top 10s issue proved plenty, but as with..."

Jan. 10, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Kraken Quartet Unseals the Gates
Polyrhythmic Austinites preview debut LP
"...Like the mythical North Atlantic sea monster that predates part of..."

April 17, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Snapshot: Houston’s In Bloom Music Festival
Photographer David Brendan Hall heads to H-town in search of ... Austinites
"...How do you pick out a bunch of Austinites in a Houston crowd? Well, over the weekend at C3..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

Best of the Rest
More of what made Austin good in 2011
"...There aren't enough places in our Top 10s for all..."

Jan. 9, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Wincing the Year Away
2007: Bad year for albums (Raoul), a prize-winning 365 for the iPod (Audra Schroeder, Christmas recipient of the same).
" Arcade Fire, Devendra Banhart, Chamillionaire, Steve Earle, Feist, the Frames, Fiery Furnaces, Gogol Bordello, Interpol, Kings of Leon,..."

Jan. 4, 2008 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Playback: The Future of Austin Recording Studios
Studio owners look at different solutions to surviving in an increasingly expensive city
"..."The Wizard" vanished...."

Aug. 5, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Bavu Blakes Carpes the Diem
Bavu Blakes seizes his own day, Shakey Graves lands an Austin City Limits taping, and the Saxon Pub turns 25
"...As City Council deliberated housing bonds late Thursday afternoon, a conglomeration of rappers and..."

May 1, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Mob House Rules
Trail of Dead introduces their new epic release to the world
"...About 12 hours before the most famous Texan in America begins his second term..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

The Insider: Jim Pitt
Conan O'Brien's music booker sees Explosions in the Sky
"...musical guests, and SXSW has played a significant role in the process. "I've definitely booked things based on seeing..."

March 16, 2007 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Off the Record
Explosions in the Sky commemorates the Fourth of July, Harlem signs with Matador, floating down to Whitewater on the Horseshoe, and paying tribute to Sky Sunlight Saxon and the King of Pop
"...Sky Saxon..."

July 3, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Classical Perspective
"...Seeking a fresh perspective on Explosions in the Sky's instrumental..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Off the Record
Local bands get licensed to ill, Marked Men prove lo-fi is all the rage, and Explosions in the Sky curate All Tomorrow's Parties
"...OTR was contacted on behalf of Experience Music Group, the California-based music licensing and publishing company responsible for placing..."

May 16, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

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