Learn about Danny Palumbo, an up-and-coming standup comic who now calls Austin home, but got his start in Pittsburgh, Pa. The comedian tells us about growing confident and embracing the “self-deprecating and maybe even masochistic” comedy-writing process.
“The town we’re from is a very Christian town,” tells John Gable, “and it’s usually Christian hardcore bands playing at churches.” Not being of that ilk, the musician’s early hometown shows never went well. “So a friend of mine at a Christian show is like, ‘Hey, you know what there aren’t enough of at Christian shows? Knife […]
Austin’s Borrisokane is a hot new name we’ve featured in our Future of Indie live showcase series. Now the group is celebrating the release of their ‘Murdering Teeth’ EP while opening up to writer Annar Veröld about their personal lives beyond the music.
Since their start back in 2010, June Divided has been feature on MTVu, The CW Network, and the Alternative Press magazine. Learn more about the band’s new music video and album in this feature.
The Black Angels are on tour promoting their latest release, Indigo Meadow. Christian Bland answers a few questions about the band, the new album and Austin Psych Fest.
Read about L.A. alt-rockers The Material. The band’s recently released album, ‘Everything I Want to Say,’ in comparison to their previous album, ‘What We Are,’ is similar but definitely more edgy and with heavier tones trying to emphasize the rock.
Austin indie-pop quintet Quiet Company have revisited their debut album, 2006’s ‘Shine Honesty’, and have released a re-recorded version called ‘A Dead Man On My Back: Shine Honesty Revisited’.
Letting Up Despite Great Faults, the shoegaze brainchild of musician Mike Lee, has grown into an auditory dreamscape. The band spoke with us about their latest album, Untogether, serenading people during SXSW and future plans.
A journey, blown in every direction of the wind, brings home one Texas native to embrace her roots. Emily Bell flirts with what could be called a classic sound. Learn more about the Austin singer and songwriter in this feature interview.
Neither violent hailstorms, legions of snakes, nor a rampaging swarm of bees are evoked in the timbre of Good Field’s self-titled LP, but a portion of singer-songwriter Paul Price’s lyricism incubated under those conditions.
Christian Bland is perhaps best known as the guitarist and founding member of local psychedelic favorites The Black Angels. But the prolific musician also participates in a handful of side projects, as well as running his own graphic design company. I spoke with Bland at a recent Christian Bland & The Revelators show. The group’s […]
We all remember our firsts. Our first car. Our first love. The first CD we ever bought. For me—and for many others—The Usedwas the first band I ever listened to with harder music and screaming vocals. They started paving the way back in the early 2000s for many popular hardcore bands today, and even after […]
States came together a few years ago when two prominent indie rock bands—Lydia and Copeland—broke up. While these two bands were known for their fluid indie rock, States plays full-bodied pop-rock that you can be proud to jam on Spotify. The band, composed of Lydia’s lead female vocalist Mindy White and Copeland’s guitarists Stephen and […]
Bands generally take several months to produce an album—the songwriting process, scheduling, recording, mastering, etc. This was the plan The Soldier Thread was in the midst of implementing when the band marched into the studio to record their newest EP. “We started to record all of the songs, but we weren’t feeling it,” said lead […]
Rarely do we see an untamed artist anymore, rebellion at its finest. The “Victoriandustrial” world-class violinist Emilie Autumn is a masterpiece in and of herself. A brilliant mind with a morbid sense of humor—running off the riffs of bipolar disorder, experience and passion—who creates orchestrations that embed electric violin and dark lyrics within a goth […]
Promo photo from ABR Facebook. At the end of 2011, Lancaster, Pennsylvania based metalcore band August Burns Red was on top of the world. They released their best album to date, Leveler, which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 charts, and they killed it all summer on the Van’s Warped Tour. With those […]
Promo photo by Jeremy Charles. Things have changed drastically for Stillwater, Oklahoma-based band Other Lives since the release of its second album, Tamer Animals. Having been together for almost a decade, their debut album was greeted with overwhelming critical acclaim, but word about the album simply didn’t spread. Tamer Animals, which the band self-recorded and […]
Promo photo by Jonathan Mannion. Brooklyn based electro-hip hop artist Theophilus London is ready to take on 2012 after coming off of a career-making year in 2011. There was little that London didn’t do last year. He was signed to Warner Records and racked up some high-profile performances at Lallapalooza, ACL, Letterman and Cannes Film […]
Promo photo by Claire Vogel. The best part about a band sticking together for so long is that they get older and more mature as people. The smart bands don’t try and make the same record over that made them popular early in their career, even though that’s what local alternative stations love to overplay. […]
Photo by Jackie Brown. On stage, Equals captures post-rock with a flawless touch of the anxiety that drives the genre’s brilliant despair—namely the inevitable crescendos and shifting melodies. Some think this type of music is formulated, often calling it “mathy.” The strongest and most dynamic notion that the San Marcos, Texas, band creates is that—in […]