Tag: Spoon

Austin City Limits Festival – 2017 Recap

Austin City Limits Festival – 2017 Recap

It’s almost been two weeks since Weekend Two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival came to a close, and it was once again another stellar year. It was still a bit warm in Austin, but luckily it started to cool off on Sunday. The Festival made a few layout changes from last year, which proved very successful. The new […]

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SXSW 2017 Recap

SXSW 2017 Recap

Another year of SXSW has concluded. It’s the largest music festival currently in the world, and if you have ever attended, it is quite daunting. Imagine any type of place where you can add a stage and a backline and pretty much every single place within a 20 mile radius of downtown Austin has a band playing in it for […]

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Spoon – ‘Hot Thoughts’ (album review)

Spoon – ‘Hot Thoughts’ (album review)

There has been a trend among aspiring indie-rockers of using rainbow colors to signal youthful optimism and blissful psychedelic confusion. So maybe to the uninitiated (who is uninitiated at this point?) the cover of Spoon’s new album might look like something synthy, fun and perky. But the moment you dive into the multi-chrome skull, you realize oh right, you’re listening to […]

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SXSW Picks – Thursday March 16, 2017

SXSW Picks – Thursday March 16, 2017

It’s Thursday and narrowing down the who to see list is soooo hard. Thursday and Friday are the two days that almost seem overwhelming. The good news is that there is no shortage of talent the rest of the week. Here’s a list of official showcases to check out tonight. Just remember to be careful and make sure you have […]

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51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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WTF?!? Post-election playlist

WTF?!? Post-election playlist

As the world breathes a collective sigh in the wake of the U.S. elections, we turn to music to help us process our spectrum of emotions. Whether you’re in the heartland of America, a bustling European capitol, or on a tranquil beach in New Zealand, you probably share the world’s “WTF?!?” feelings of surprise, dismay, or relief. This playlist features […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 10

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 10

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails. Today we’ve got an eclectic blend of sonic spirits from across the globe, from the deserts of the Algerian Sahara and the Scottish coast to London and Canada, plus three acts playing this week’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Let’s kick things off with a tune that will boost your heart rate. Imarhan – “Imarhan” (Tamanrasset, Algeria) […]

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CoverBack Thursday – “Never Let You Down” Spoon (David Bowie)

CoverBack Thursday – “Never Let You Down” Spoon (David Bowie)

It’s hard to believe we’ll be coming up on three weeks this weekend since we lost one of the greatest influences in music period. Although the Starman is gone, his legend will live forever. There are numerous covers and tributes that have come out since January 10th, and we are sharing one of our favorites from Austin’s own Spoon. It […]

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SXSW Festival – Recap #1

SXSW Festival – Recap #1

The SXSW Festival is a music festival that is hard to describe if you have never attended before. It is quite massive. Over 2,000 bands descend upon Austin, TX, and it is a challenge to search and find all of the unofficial parties or events that are happening and to plan the almost week long schedule. It is overwhelming at times […]

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SXSW Picks – Tuesday 3/17

SXSW Picks – Tuesday 3/17

We shared our top-20 SXSW picks two weeks ago, which is definitely a hard task with how many great bands are in Austin this week. Today, we look at some bands to see as well as some very awesome day and night showcases that you do not want to miss. We decided on a few choice bands in the evening to […]

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Mundo 20 – The Lounge Chair Edition

Mundo 20 – The Lounge Chair Edition

The best music is cathartic. Each listener will have their own emotional reaction. This reaction might be sadness or joy; it might be the desire to go for a run or to just curl up in your room and be in the moment; or it might be to mix yourself a cocktail or poor a large glass of your favorite beer.  […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Spoon, Springtime Carnivore, St. Vincent, Steve Gunn, and Strand of Oaks

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Spoon, Springtime Carnivore, St. Vincent, Steve Gunn, and Strand of Oaks

Numbers 36 to 40 are up next and all five once again fall under the letter “S”. The previous albums can be found in the following posts: 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, and 31-35.   SPOON, “THEY WANT MY SOUL” It is hard to believe that Spoon has been releasing truly outstanding music for over 20 years. What is not […]

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Mundo Musique: A Look Back on Governors Ball 2014

Mundo Musique: A Look Back on Governors Ball 2014

Much like I did with Shaky Knees, today I’m going to talk about Governors Ball, which I attended this weekend.  It was an interesting festival, with a lot of unique acts, some of whom I suggested last week.  This was the fourth Governors Ball, and last years was a total rainy mess, this year was nothing but blue skies and […]

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