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Bedroom Pop, Comfort for the Sad Unknown
Michael Seyer, Bane’s World & Inner Wave take back humanity
"...Seyer, Bane’s World, and Inner Wave helped define bedroom pop...."

July 10, 2018 Music Post by Jeremy Steinberger

I Heart K-Pop
Korean DJ nights choreograph a local niche
"...court plays "Shake It" by Sistar, a Korean girl group that sounds like Taylor Swift flirting with Bruno Mars...."

May 25, 2018 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

Faster Than Sound: Pop Goes the Arts District
Fight over an empty lot near Riverside Drive intensifies, Xetas’ Kana Harris will open Bluebonnet Records in Lockhart, and Why Bonnie get a peachy opening gig
"...Pleasant Valley Road. It's planned to house a new "Pop-Up Riverside Arts District," which was supposed to be up..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

POP Austin
"...GoodPop, 2014. Art Seen Alliance. The inaugural "POP Austin" international..."

Oct. 21, 2014 Photo Gallery

American Power Pop II
"...found on Rhino's Shake It Up! -- American Power Pop II CD with 20/20 on the cover). By this..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Music Feature by Kent H. Benjamin

Playback: Post Pop Depression: After SXSW
Still wearing your SXSW badge or wristband? We don't blame you.
" perform six songs. In betwixt, punk daredevil Iggy Pop, re-energized with a backing band led by Queens of..."

March 25, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Do Music Moguls Know a Secret About K-Pop?
"...Wait, do music moguls know a secret about Korean pop? It's not much of a secret anymore...."

March 2, 2012 Music Feature by Luke Winkie

Pop Rocks
Making music in mecca for parents and children alike
"...The brainchild of booking agent Laura Thomas, Pop Stars: Dads Who Rock is not only a unique..."

June 18, 2004 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

Molly Burch Mixes Heartbroken Narratives and Fifties Pop
Austin newcomer's debut, Please Be Mine, is a quiet triumph
"...seeing people and being like, 'Oh my god, that group of friends – I'll never have that!' I was..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Feature by Libby Webster

Most Modern Music Sucks; It's a Rare Group With the Balls to Risk Sincerity, Say Like Van Halen!
"...idea of musical virtuosity. It's rare you find a group with the balls to take the unfashionable risk of..."

March 20, 2008 Postmarks

WEST Pop-Up at the Neill-Cochran House Museum
For the West Austin Studio Tour, 15 artists show their work in this historic Austin home to varying and delightful effect
"...invited 15 artists to use the space as a group stop. Their work punctures the placid time capsule, to..."

May 18, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

Selena Gomez Delivers Pop Spectacle
Don’t call it a revival just yet, but it’s close
"...comfort as the frontman of a DNCE band. The group brandishes sugar pop buoyantly, their hooks translating well to..."

June 20, 2016 Music Post by Alejandra Ramirez

The Lifestyle: Group Sex in the Suburbs
"...double life,” one elderly man notes. “We're mom and pop to the kids, we're conservative, we don't know much..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Don't Pop That Top
Road Money Tied to Bill
"...noisy floor, and, as soon as he finished, a group of opponents were in ready position at the back..."

May 14, 1999 News Feature by Janet Heimlich

Sound on Sound Fest Pops!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Electric Wizard, and king Stooge himself
"...Iggy Pop performing at a renaissance fairground …. You don’t have..."

June 20, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Unloads Fourth Artist List
Quin NFN, Cayucas, Gabriella Cohen, and 128 more
"...Cohen, ATX rap breakout Quin NFN, and California indie pop group Cayucas add to the talent pool...."

Jan. 17, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Steely Steve
Stephin Merritt’s Psychocandy holiday
"...consistently penned some of contemporary music’s most caustically humorous pop songs, and woven heartache, depression, and longing with steely..."

Oct. 9, 2008 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Thursday Picks & Sleepers
SXSW Thursday handicapping by the blurb
"...this Chicago fourpiece trips out garage-rock with a subtle synth-pop influence. That Animal Collective quirk coheres behind singer Adam..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

Only the Beginning
Wednesday Night SXSW "Sleepers"
"...microgroove full fucking frequency recording." In other words, Canadian alt-poppers Blanche are sick of lo-fi pretension and they play..."

March 13, 1998 Music Feature

For the Good Times
The Life and Times of Texas country crooner, Ray Price.
"...hero and country music legend, has made a flat-out pop record. As if he hasn't been doing that for..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Music Feature by David Cantwell

Wednesday Sleepers
SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...This Austin quartet is slowly making waves with their pop song structure wrapped in a hard rock blanket. Multiple..."

March 11, 2005 Music Feature

Manifesto Destiny
Literate pop, the Elephant 6 in your Parish
"...chosen to churn out incredibly smart (and often smart-assed) pop, issuing a siren call to similarly bright listeners hungry..."

July 23, 2004 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...RED PLANET: San Francisco's Red Planet pens melodic guitar-pop songs festooned with New Wave revival keyboards, harmonica, and..."

March 16, 2001 Music Feature

Dreamgirls is an infectious experience of sequins and songs that lives up to the hype. Opens Monday.
"...Broadway backstage musical about the Dreams, an all-girl singing group loosely modeled on the Supremes, is an infectious experience..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Steve Davis

SXSW Adds to Music Roster
Imarhan, Minus the Bear, Joan of Arc, Charlotte Day Wilson, and 152 more
"...minimalist Charlotte Day Wilson, Algerian desert groovers Imarhan, indie pop group the Drums, and Tommy Stinson’s post-Replacements alt-rock group..."

Oct. 12, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Utopia Fest Ignites
Musical campout burns bright
"...Fest. Fuses sizzled, rockets shot overhead, and, with a pop ... pop ... pop-pop-pop, blazing chemical reactions flowered high..."

Sept. 8, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Grace Unplugged
A talented Christian teen must choose between her faith and superstardom.
", Grace (Michalka) is in a successful Christian music group with Johnny Trey, her father (Denton). She has a..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

SXSW Saturday Picks & Sleepers
Saturday blurbs rally!
"...eponymous LP finally debuted last year, culling its already popular, remix-ransacked singles from the past five years. –..."

March 16, 2012 Music Feature

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
"...Bo Bud Greene follow with a unique take on psych-pop that revels in harshness without losing sight of melody...."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

Shake Appeal
Iggy Pop, whistling a merry tune
"...Iggy Pop, who'll turn 60 in April, is calling from "Miami,..."

March 16, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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