Review by Eugenia Vela. Girls acts as a personal slap to anyone who says there’s no true music in California anymore. After the band’s impressively successful debut, appropriately named Album, Girls has come back with a new EP, Broken Dreams Club. As soon as you push play, you’ll understand what California is—what it sounds like, […]
Review by Ian Morales. Photos by Chantel Clopine. On Oct. 27, Seattle indie rockers Minus The Bear headlined at Stubb’s in Austin. Touring in support of their latest release, Omni, the indie heavyweights did not disappoint. With an ever evolving live sound that seems to have developed from their rigorous touring schedule, Minus The Bear […]
Review by Chuck Loesch. With the variety of options generating your music today, headphones truly lost their identity years ago. Ear buds, are not headphones, in case you were unsure of what I am talking about. I mean those clunky, heavy and disturbingly loud analog instruments that drown the world from your senses as soon […]
Photos by Chris Carrasquillo.
Photos by Chris Carrasquillo.
Reviewed by Brett Thorne. Photos by Chris Carrasquillo. George Lewis Jr., aka Twin Shadow, released a pretty fantastic album in September, so I was interested to hear how the music would translate in a live setting. The album’s drums are loopy and repetitive, so I wondered if he would go it alone or bring in […]
Reviewed by Ian Morales. Photos by Chris Carrasquillo. There was no way any amount of rain was going to prevent the sold-out Stubb’s crowd from enjoying their night of both ’90s and ’80s nostalgia, sort of. Monday’s concert headliner, the alternative rock icons Smashing Pumpkins, looked and sounded like themselves from afar, but only one-fourth of […]
Reviewed by Chuck Loesch. Photos by Chris Carrasquillo. It’s raining, and Bullet For My Valentine skipped their interview, so the beginning of the Sunday night adventure at Stubb’s that was the Fever Tour did not get off to a good start. The young crowd anticipated what they deem to be a metal show on the […]
Reviewed by Ian Morales. Photography by AJ Miranda. The Budos Band is a 10-piece, New York-based Afro-soul collective on Daptone Records. Yes, the one and only Daptone Records that is home to Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings. With lots of brass, percussion and cowbell, The Budos Band brought the party to a packed house […]
What began years ago in Forth Worth, Texas, as a friendship between Brett Moses and Marshall “Galactic” Newman is now a full-fledged indie rock machine ready to take on the world. Joined by Marshall’s brother Travis on drums and Matt Hudson on bass, The Frontier Brothers have made quite a name for themselves here in […]
Austin’s “it” indie band for 2010 is clearly The White White Lights. No band has had the overwhelming blogger buzz locally, including by popular Austin blogs Ultra 8201 and ‘NITES. Even the old gray-haireds at The Austin Chronicle seem to get it. For once, a “blogger band” actually deserves the buzz and Sonic Youth references. The […]