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 >>
Its happened to me a million times. I walk into a bar with the intention of sitting down for a relaxing beverage, and in between the time that I've paid and my first sip of beer, I realize that some 22 year old asshole is having a birthday party. And that all they want to hear is Usher, Nelly, or th ... More >>
Wow, whatta weekend! 4-20 still has us in a daze (didn't get a chance to make it down? Check out slideshows of Record Store Day and InFest2). Congrats everyone on a successful and eventful RSD weekend. Keep that music high going this week with visits from the Besnard Lakes, Bob Dylan, Wax Idols and ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, October 10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
EMI RecordsDavid Lynch, Danger Mouse and SparklehorseLast spring, the late Mark Linkous (a.k.a. the man behind Sparklehorse) attempted to release what would be one of his final projects, Dark Night of the Soul. The album was a collaboration between Linkous and infamous musician/producer, Dang ... More >>
There was nothing flashy about Mark Knopfler's show last night at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The fanciest thing about the two-hour set was the occasional unveiling of a "guitar-cam": a camera on the end of his guitar that magnified his hands as he performed classics such as "Sultans of Swing." Photo ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, March 4. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Oh, hey! Lots going on this weekend. Marnie Stern When/Where: 9 p.m. Friday, November 21, The Billiken Club, with Thor Axe Sounds Like: "The brain-bending, technical nature of Marnie Stern's guitar playing is impressive by anyone's standards. Her math-rock explorations are pointed and deliberate, ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, November 21. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
9 p.m. Saturday, November 24. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
9 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Wednesday, October 26; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Wednesday, August 10; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
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