It's Sunday in Austin, I'm on South Congress at Jo's Coffee Shop, trying to write as the 5000th (at least) performance of the week takes place on yet another parking lot made into a venue. There's much to say about my final three days at SXSW 2014 (read about the first two days here), and only so ma ... More >>
Ari Picker is as genuine and unfailingly heartfelt as his music would have you believe. His folk orchestra project Lost in the Trees is winsome and soft, but imbued with wrenching emotion and cathartic release. Picker composes symphonic ballads out of pure necessity, to deal with the tragedi ... More >>
The Mumlers The Mumlers Where: Pop's Blue Moon Sounds Like: Macabre garage-soul steeped in swampy blues and scratchy 45 RPM records. RIYL: The Nevermores, King Khan & BBQ Show, Tom Waits, anything on Anti- Records MP3: The Mumlers, "Coffin Factory"
8:30 p.m. Monday, July 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Tom Waits travels ever farther down the rabbit hole of his imagination -- and our past