This year, our sister papers at the Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness.
-The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing
-SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spai ... More >>
SXSW is not a music festival so much as it is an experiment in excess. If Coachella is a glass of water that keeps getting bigger until it more resembles a kiddie pool, then SXSW is a flood with a neglected cup somewhere in the middle. The natural result is rampant crowds and ever more rampant lame ... More >>
Kneeling down at the edge of the stage at the big outdoor venue of Stubb's in Austin, Nick Cave cradled a young man's head in his hands and sang his death-filled take on the deathless "Stagger Lee" myth. The jammed-in crowd laughed a little nervously. Cave stared down at the kid, who just kept noddi ... More >>
The line-up for Coachella 2013 has been announced! Those who have been paying attention know there has been fakes, even a rumor that the Rolling Stones would headline (not the case) but this time the announcement is real-deal official.
Headliners for the outdoor festival will be the Stone Roses and ... More >>
The Hive Dwellers | Woodsman | Sleep In Sundays
Luminary Arts Center, 3/27/12
It is hard to underestimate just how influential Calvin Johnson has been over the past three decades. Since 1982, he has been the proprietor of K Records, a label that has been involved with some big names (Beck, Jon Spe ... More >>
A lot of local artists cross A to Z's way. Some send us albums; others Tweet at us. Still others drop us email. (Hint: We love email. Especially if it's telling us about who you are and what you're up to. Even if we don't respond, we read everything.) But despite the constant hum of informati ... More >>
Singles and EPs have historically served invaluable purposes. For new bands, they can be the best method to come out swinging with their best songs. For established acts, they provide a low-pressure way to showcase new material, try out remixes, or clear the vaults of demos and alternate ta ... More >>
Tomorrow night, music fans have another hard choice: Sigur Ros front man Jonsi is performing at the Pageant, along with surreal-folk openers Mountain Man, while the Books and Black Heart Procession are playing at the Old Rock House. Tickets are still available for each. If you've opted for the forme ... More >>
Tomorrow night at Off Broadway, local fave Centro-matic will be returning to town for a gig with fellow Texans Monahans and locals Theodore opening. We've written about C-M a ton, so Monahans received the critpick treatment this time: So says Shae Moseley:Its 2007 debut album, Low Pining, was a mood ... More >>