Tag: Austin

Lucas Oswald – “Just a Joke” (single premiere)

Lucas Oswald – “Just a Joke” (single premiere)

In the sports world, a head coach takes pride in their “coaching tree”. Similar to the family version, at the top is the one who started it all and below are the disciples or “lineage” – previous assistants who became head coaches. Although no such term exists in music, there should be one, as some great bands have evolved into […]

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Okkervil River – ‘In the Rainbow Rain’ (album review)

Okkervil River – ‘In the Rainbow Rain’ (album review)

In The Rainbow Rain by Okkervil River Less than 18 months ago, Will Sheff, the mastermind behind Okkervil River, released the excellent Away. It saw the New Hampshire native holding on to the past and reminiscing about his late grandfather, the transformation of the band, and his own vulnerability. The record was a rare look into Sheff’s mind, as he’s […]

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Beaux Cheveux – ‘Ro Sham Bo’ (album review)

Beaux Cheveux – ‘Ro Sham Bo’ (album review)

When two artists rooted in AC/DC and Led Zeppelin come together, you’d expect lots of things. Rock, extended guitar solos, and screaming vocals. With their debut album Ro Sham Bo, however, Beaux Cheveux are none of those things. Instead, the combined creative talents of Adrian Conner (Hell’s Belles) and Clementine (Zepparella) have given birth to something somewhat electro, occasionally dream-pop […]

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MIEN – ‘MIEN’ (album review)

MIEN – ‘MIEN’ (album review)

On their own, The Black Angels, The Horrors, Elephant Stone, and The Earlies are great bands, and each have made their mark on their music landscape. The Black Angels are unquestionably one of the best psychedelic-rock bands of the 21st Century. The Horrors helped bring spook-ified psych-rock into the mainstream. Elephant Stone, if you ask most neo-psychedelic fanatics, are the […]

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The Dan Ryan – “Maker” (video premiere)

The Dan Ryan – “Maker” (video premiere)

The Dan Ryan formed as a side project in Lawrence, Kansas, and they currently reside in the music capital of the world, Austin, Texas. The psych-folk band have released two albums to date, both of which channel a bygone era when the stories mattered and the music were the canvases to the actual art. Today, they put their art onto […]

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Erika Wennerstrom – ‘Sweet Unknown’ (album review)

Erika Wennerstrom – ‘Sweet Unknown’ (album review)

Sweet Unknown by Erika Wennerstrom After more than a dozen years of writing, recording, and countless road trips, Heartless Bastards decided to take a break following their 2016 tour. Ironically or coincidentally, the hiatus came after releasing Restless Ones, their timeless fifth album that encouraged everyone to persevere. For front woman Erika Wennerstrom, she stayed mostly low key, occasionally providing […]

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The Sour Notes – “Cuttooth” (single premiere)

The Sour Notes – “Cuttooth” (single premiere)

Austin-based band The Sour Notes are releasing tracks from their upcoming covers album, which is appropriately called, This Is Not Our Music. If you aren’t familiar with The Sour Notes, they are a really awesome indie-rock band that have been around for nearly a decade. Definitely check out their YouTube channel, as they have some really cool videos for some […]

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Mike and the Moonpies – ‘Steak Night at the Prairie Rose’ (album review)

Mike and the Moonpies – ‘Steak Night at the Prairie Rose’ (album review)

 Mike and the Moonpies are the unfiltered image of modern-day Americana. They are six friends playing country music and trying to survive in an unfavorable environment. They’re back this year with their fifth studio album, Steak Night at the Prairie Rose. With a combination of sweeping guitars, warm organs and an embrace of traditional, simple recording techniques, they’re proving […]

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Live in Austin (photo review)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Live in Austin (photo review)

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club was one of founding bands that revived the roots rock genre. Their style combines dirty blues riffs and tones that give a fervor for rebellion. The band has kept up with that theme since the their debut work in the late ’90s and has developed a dedicated fan base. And that’s who showed up for the […]

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Saints of Valory – “Red Smoke” (single premiere)

Saints of Valory – “Red Smoke” (single premiere)

Saints of Valory have been writing and recording addictive indie-pop tunes for almost a decade since forming in 2008. Each member originally met each other in Brazil even though they were all from different locales. Since 2010, the band has called Austin, Texas home. After relocating and self-releasing their own EPs in 2010-2012, they caught the attention of many fans […]

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Float Fest 2017 Wrap Up

Float Fest 2017 Wrap Up

Wet Hot Texas Summer There are constant music festivals and outdoor events going on in the state of Texas throughout the year except during the summer season. Local meteorologist sometimes urge their viewers to stay inside during the day when temperatures can reach up to 105 degrees. But near the end of July, Float Fest braves the heat and invites […]

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The Black Angels – ‘Death Song’ (album review)

The Black Angels – ‘Death Song’ (album review)

In 2004, just as Austin, Texas emerged as the mecca of indie music, a new band formed that would change the landscape. Taking their name from Velvet Underground’s underrated classic hit, “The Black Angels’ Death Song”, The Black Angels built a cult reputation for their stoner-heavy, ’70s-inspired, psychedelic-garage rock before breaking through in 2010 with Phosphene Dream. Pulverizing is the best way […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories #1 – keeping Austin weird

SXSW 2017 Memories #1 – keeping Austin weird

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, and we’ll be sharing their memories over […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Communist Daughter

SXSW 2017 Memories – Communist Daughter

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Communist Daughter. For the vast majority […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Annabel Allum

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Annabel Allum. Allum is one of […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Okey Dokey

SXSW 2017 Memories – Okey Dokey

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Okey Dokey. The project commenced by […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Mt. Wolf

SXSW 2017 Memories – Mt. Wolf

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Mt. Wolf. The London-based trio have […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Hideout

SXSW 2017 Memories – Hideout

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Hideout. Hideout is the project led […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Wild Rivers

SXSW 2017 Memories – Wild Rivers

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Wild Rivers. The Toronto-based quartet are […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Lewis Watson

SXSW 2017 Memories – Lewis Watson

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Lewis Watson. One of the most […]

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