December 2013

Cat Power at Antone’s: Live Review

Cat Power’s live performances are infamous. Their retelling follows a similar pattern to the fisherman explaining the size of the biggest fish he ever caught. The time she made the crowd wait and…

Brazos at Holy Mountain: Live Review

Brazos frontman Martin Crane exudes a sort of frenetic calmness, a relaxed nervousness. As he quickly strums his acoustic guitar, his feet arch up onto their toes, tapping in swift alteration, but his…

Pop Press International’s Favorite Albums of 2013

Earlier in the week, I gave you a list of the songs and albums I’ve listened to more than any other (which I highly recommend as a far more useful list). I’m not sure…

10 Glaring Omissions From Our Most Played of 2013 List

Making a year end list can be a  like packing for a long trip. For this long trip into the past, music writers are taxed with looking back over a year’s worth of…

Buku Music + Art Project Announces Great Lineup with Flaming Lips, Phantogram, Generationals, and More

Buku Music + Art Project is a two day event taking place in New Orleans. This year will mark the festivals third installment and will take place March 21-22 at New Orleans’ Blaine Kern’s…

Show Preview: Brazos at Holy Mountain on Wednesday, December 11th

We just included Brazos in our post of the most played tracks and albums of 2013. We’ve seen them play a number of times and even hosted them at our SXSW day party…

The Octopus Project, Tele Novella, & Borrisokane at Mohawk: Live Review

Friday night was freezing cold, and it still didn’t stop Austin from coming out to the Mohawk to see three bands that excel among the city’s bevy of performing artists. The crowd was…

Pop Press International’s Most Played Tracks & Albums of 2013

Welcome to my year-end reflection on the past twelve months’ best songs and albums. This post is long. I dare you to read it all. If you’re just here for the list, scroll…

Juliana Barwick at The Parish: Live Review

The Thursday night arrival of unseasonably cold weather in Austin, Texas coinciding with Juliana Barwick’s arrival in Austin for her show at The Parish seemed significant. Barwick’s songs, which were recorded in Iceland,…

Live Review: The Tontons, Ishi, and Clouds Are Ghosts at Red Bull Sound Select Showcase

Red Bull’s Sound Select program has previously hosted a show at Holy Mountain, and this Tuesday the program found themselves across the street to Austin’s Empire Control Room for a Tuesday night bill…

Austin Psych Fest Announces Killer Lineup

You know how sometimes a festival announces a lineup and there are a couple of good bands and you want to see them and then some of the other bands aren’t as interesting…

The War On Drugs Announces Album, Shares Single

Unequivocally: “Red Eyes,” the new track from The War on Drugs, is incredible. Subtle synths and awesome noodley guitar tones add depth to the song’s steady strum. Reverb-laden vocals echo, bouncing between introspective…

Show Preview: Octopus Project, Tele Novella, and Borrisokane play Mohawk Friday December 7th

You need more reasons? I just gave you five excellent ones in the headline! The epic dance party that will undoubtedly ensue anytime Austin faves The Octopus Project plays is a damn good…

Show Preview: Juliana Barwick Brings Gorgeous Sounds to The Parish Thursday, December 5th

Tomorrow night, Juliana Barwick will bring her beautiful music to the Parish, and you should be there. Part of the trouble with trying to describe the transcendently beautiful quality of Juliana Barwick’s music…

The Tontons Headline Red Bull Sound Select Show Tonight at Empire Control Room

The Tontons are a name you must have heard by now. Red Bull’s Sound Select concert series has previously featured the Houston indie-pop band, who has also been landing spots on festival bills…

Show Peview: Nightlands at Mohawk Tonight, December 3rd

Nightlands is the recording project of Dave Hartley, who creates serene and understated, glowing pop tracks. Tonight, Nightlands will bring all of that carefully constructed pop beauty to Austin for a show at…

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