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Spotlight: Ume
Ume's not trying to be Sonic Youth
"...Eric Larson on bass and Jeff Barrera on drums, Ume brings a fresh sound of growl and hiss to..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Video: Ume “The Conductor”
Off the rails of the crazy train
"...Much has been written about Ume's stage presence. This video for “The Conductor,” an obvious..."

April 29, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Like a Hurricane
Harnessing Lauren Larson's live hurricane on Ume's new Phantoms
" a veil as she tunes her guitar, the Ume frontwoman can't get the sound she wants from her..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Chronolog Radio (Feb. 17)
Just an old-fashioned love song
"...line of coupled-up locals: Octopus Project, Dikes of Holland, Ume, and East Cameron Folkcore...."

Feb. 17, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Wednesday Rewind
New cuts from Ume, Bob Schneider, and the Black
"...Ume's latest scorcher "Captive" is gaining some serious traction. While..."

Oct. 12, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Rock Lobster
How do you eat healthy on tour?
" orchard. "This is real food." Tour Dating With Ume..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

SXSW 09 Picks 2 Click
Power trio creates a voltaic Sunshower

March 13, 2009 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Playback: Fit To Perform
Divine Fits debut at Beerland, Willie hops the Railroad, and Ume gets a call from Perry Farrell.
"...collaboration between the artists." Big Easy Express, a film documenting last year's trek with Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Harlem, Ume
"...Harlem, UmeEmo's, Jan. 8..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Connecting to the Cosmos at Utopia Fest
I got in the van, the psych beehive, and Silent Disco
"...nailed new songs. For a finale, they abused their instruments with Cobain-like recklessness...."

Sept. 23, 2013 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Ume, the Calm Blue Sea, the Black & White Years, My Jerusalem
Highlights from first half of Free Week
"...Ume, the Calm Blue Sea, the Black & White Years,..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Music Review by Doug Freeman

"...UmePhantoms (Modern Outsider)..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Music Review by Richard Whittaker

Texas Platters
"...UmeSunshower EP..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Music Review by Francesca Camillo

"...UmeWaterloo Park, Nov. 9..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Music Review by Francesca Camillo

Fun Fun Fun Fest Sunday Picks
Blurbing Fun Fun Fun Fest one act at a time

Nov. 7, 2008 Music Feature

Wednesday Sleepers
The 'Chronicle' says see these SXSW acts directly afterwards
"...foursome unleashes minute-long scrawls of riot grrrl fury, trading instruments and turns screaming into the mic. – Doug FreemanThe..."

March 9, 2007 Music Feature

SXSW Taps Baby Rose, Heart Bones & Laundry Day
108 more acts added to music fest
"...Peelander-Z, Portrayal of Guilt, Shirt Off Fe, Tone Royal, Ume, Urban Heat Island Effect, and Very Rich...."

Feb. 13, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Unveils Third Artist List
Bedouine, Priests, Mystery Lights, Kokoko!, and 297 more
"...Rebecca Loebe, Superfónicos, Tarik Hassan, Tetractys, Thalea String Quartet, Ume, and Zack Varner...."

Jan. 9, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

31 Bands From Free Week 2019
"...Ume at Mohawk..."

Jan. 8, 2019 Photo Gallery

"...growls when her ethereal vocals don't hypnotize, even as Ume's priorities have shifted slightly, coinciding with the birth of..."

July 27, 2018 Music Review by Christina Garcia

Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
Not going to Float Fest? Stay dry with these show picks.
"...Warm, bubbly, sample-based instrumentals float San Diegans TV Girl. Dark meditative harmonies from..."

July 19, 2018 Events Post by The Music Staff

99 Austin Acts at SXSW Music
Support the home team!
"...niche can't be pinned down. He deftly navigates uncomfortable instrumental sprawls and noisy rock; the splintering, 19-minute "Headache" lives..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

SXSW Adds to 2018 Music Lineup
Andrew W.K., Tank & the Bangas, and 164 more
"...Roush, alt-pop daredevil Walker Lukens, and shoegazey rock trio Ume also join the party. Singer-songwriters Barbara Nesbitt and David..."

Nov. 7, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music: Mega Third List
L7, the Cult, Loretta Lynn and 556 more added to the Fest
"...Tele Novella, Think No Think, Total Unicorn, Tres Bourbonnais, Ume, Uncle Lucius, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Victorious, Redd Volkaert, Patricia..."

Jan. 12, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

ACL 2015: Sunday, First Weekend

Oct. 5, 2015 Photo Gallery

2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival Lineup
Foo Fighters, Drake, the Weeknd, and Deadmau5 top fall fest
"...regarding how that hype-killing gaffe occurred, but we can assume someone got taken out back of the shed Monday..."

May 5, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Big Picture
Taking stock of Austin music's female legacy
"...Lauren Larson, fireball guitarist of Ume, breathes a small chuckle when asked if she's ever..."

Nov. 28, 2014 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

SXSW Music: First List
Conference releases initial list of 171 showcasers
"...Locally, SXSW extends invitations to Ume, Sorne, and Emily Wolfe, just off a premiere gig..."

Oct. 22, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

About a Girl
Dani Neff shreds Megafauna to Maximalist effect
"...elite female rocker, Lauren Larson and her Austin trio Ume (revisit "Like a Hurricane," Nov. 18, 2011). Both women..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Music Feature by Nina Hernandez

Playback: Fun Fun Fun Fest: Hell Bent for Leather
Some heads are gonna roll at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014
"...› The day before Ume opened for Cheap Trick at Emo's, frontwoman Lauren Larson..."

May 23, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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