KLRU-TV will taped a performance by legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor for Austin City Limits’ 41st season on PBS.
Review by James Taylor There’s an old proverb that goes something like: give a man a synthesizer and he’ll entertain himself for hours… isn’t there? Austin’s Freshmillions is the bastard sons of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, their self-titled debut a passion pit for schizophrenics. Freshmillions is looped and layered synth-funk from before disco lost it’s cool […]
Words by James Taylor. Photos by Chantel Clopine.Sunday, May 16 @ La Zona Rosa in Austin, TX. Minus the Bear proved Sunday that, though their latest record was clearly written for mass appeal, the band, as always, is still very focused on their level of fan appeal. With a new album just released (Omni), the […]
Reviewed by James Taylor. This is a different Minus the Bear. This is not the band that spawned so many imitators. Now Los Osos are the imitators—imitating John Mayer, Incubus, Kings of Leon and a slew of other AAA artists. Omni (Dangerbird), Minus the Bear’s latest, is supposed to be the record that breaks Minus […]
Words by James Taylor. Photos provided. Red Sparowes’ latest, The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer, is their best recording to date, an expressionistic opus that spans a range of music and emotion that previous efforts fell short of. Enough said. Damn…. You want more? The L.A.-based quintet, formed in 2003 by Isis’ […]