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 >>
Thursday, March 15, 2012 1 p.m. SXSW is time machine, not always dialed towards the future. Though the clubs change names every season, the gimmicks get more and more outrageous -- witness the skyscraper-sized vending machine stocked with minivan-sized bags of chemically-enhanced corn chips whose n ... More >>
Dan ZanesChildren's music isn't just about Raffi, Disney and Kidz Bop anymore, and thank goodness for that. From They Might Be Giants to Elizabeth Mitchell, more and more respected artists are trying their hands at a different kind of children's music, one with an emphasis on inclusive, famil ... More >>
Bernard Ente/jimmyvivino.comThe man himself playing with Felix Cabrera in 2007.Watchers of late-night television knew Jimmy Vivino as the guitarist for the Tonight Show band during Conan O'Brien's short-lived stint as host. Before that, Vivino was part of the Max Weinberg 7 on Late Night with ... More >>
Jackson Browne's rare US tour with David Lindley -- the all-things-stringed maestro who, as much as anyone, defined the sound of Browne's astonishing run of records in the '70s -- found the sextaganarians at the Fox Theatre on one of the haziest and sweatiest of nights during this St. Louis S ... More >>
For the second time in fourteen months, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played a non-stop, sweat-soaked, guitar-tossing, request-taking concert at the Scottrade Center. Springsteen's mission was clear: During "Working on a Dream" he claimed that he and the band were in town to "fulfill a sol ... More >>
This week in the RFT, freelance writer Roy Kasten interviewed Tom Russell about his creative process, especially for the new album Blood and Candle Smoke, which prominently features the sounds of Calexico, and some of his strongest compositions after over 30 years of songwriting. He'll be in the St. ... More >>
We're back on the streets, so grab yourself a copy and start moving your eyeballs. We have a lot to offer this week, and you sure can't beat the price. Your reading satisfaction guaranteed, or your money back!Unreal, for one, is up to its old tricks with some off-the-wall interviews with a so-called ... More >>
Crystal Wiebe at the Pitch penned an interesting blogpost yesterday about a press release she received about a Living Things gig at SXSW, during which the band set fire to money onstage. She says:The stunts were done in protest "Wall Street's dirty ways" according to the release. The band also had t ... More >>
Where to begin? I should start with the ornamental comb, like three white gleaming stakes from some Gnostic purification ritual, holding a jet-black stack of hair atop the fiery head of Polly Jean Harvey. She's never wanted for making an impression. Wrapped in white, backed by a hard avant-garde blu ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Come out and support your favorites at Atomic Cowboy.
Unreal mingles with true meat-masters, joins the campaign to save CBGB and receives a dispatch from Redbird Nation. Plus, what's Keebler doing handing out roach clips?
Thee Lordly Serpents mix garage rock with (gasp!) actual songwriting
We chat with Stephin Merritt and Dayna Kurtz, explore the folly of !!! and talk band battles with Thee Lordly Serpents
Saturday, May 15; Off Broadway
Apartheid didn't stand a chance against so many songs
Liv Tyler makes the boys go crazy in One Night at McCool's
Kiel Center; Saturday, April 8