June 2015

Visually Captivating: Cross Record at Radio (Live Review)

Some bands I write about so frequently and like so much that soon I feel I’ve run out of ways to articulate the truly incredible nature of their songs and shows. Such is the case with…

Dig Strange Boy Ryan Sambol’s “Dinner Where I’m Staying”

The Strange Boys were great, and the band created some compelling music, especially considering the incredibly young age of these prodigious musicians. Despite our collective sadness that the Strange Boy’s have come and gone,…

Velo Releases Spring Installment of Their Four-part Album

We reported a few months ago about Austin band Velo’s debut EP. Now, the band has shared the second installment of what will be a four-part release constituting an album’s worth of material…

The Weather Station Braves Hurricane for Brilliant Austin Show

Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration — the hurricane bit, not the fact that Tamara Lindeman (aka The Weather Station) performed a stunning set of songs at The Parish on Tuesday night. The hurricane…

The Sonics Prove They’ve Still Got It: Live Review

The Sonics are not a reunion band. Yes, since 2007 they’ve been periodically reunited for tours. And yes, they recently released their first album of new original material in 49 years. But the…

In Support of Pittsburgh (Part 2)

This is the second installment of my two-part look into Pittsburgh’s music and cultural scene. Dig part one right here. Friday night, I got myself to Pittsburgh’s newest venue, the Spirit Lodge, which recently opened in the…

In Support of Pittsburgh (Part 1)

Over the past week, yer humble PPI correspondent travelled to his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, to see what all the fuss has been about the last two-and-a-half years he’s been gone. Claims have…

Rising Folk Stars The Weather Station Plays Parish Tonight

Frequently, modern indie folk bands receive praise for taking listeners back to a lost era. Some of the most popular bands in the genre have become so merely by approximating the aesthetics of…

Photo Gallery: Our Best Photos from FPSF 2015

Yesterday, we brought you our weekend highlights from the outstanding 2015 installation of Houston’s FPSF. Check out a gallery of our favorite photos from the weekend below. All photographs © Bryan C. Parker…

Hometown Pride and Festival Highlights at FPSF 2015

As soon as I glimpsed the FPSF 2015 lineup, I couldn’t wait for the festival to arrive. Over the years, FPSF has continued and furthered their commitment to two important categories of bands:…

Other Lives Bring Brooding Pop to Mohawk Tomorrow Night

Stillwater, Oklahoma band Other Lives arrive in Austin tomorrow night for a show at Mohawk. The group’s sound shatters any stereotypes you might hold about a band from a place called Stillwater in Oklahoma,…

Courtney Barnett’s Claim to the Throne: ACL Taping Review

Australia’s Courtney Barnett sits poised to become the queen of indie rock. As Austin City Limits’ Terry Lickona noted last night before Barnett took the stage: it’s rare for artists to perform on…

Wicker Makes Debut with “Blue and Green”

The first time I saw Lauren Burton, she was onstage with punk outfit A Giant Dog, totally losing her shit and screaming along with Sabrina Ellis. The debut of her new project Wicker…

Julia Lucille’s Emergent Performance at Cheer Up Charlies: Live Review

Over the past half year or so, I’ve seen Julia Lucille perform a handful of times. She always delivers haunting, ethereal performances that hinge on her floating vocal delivery and ghostly guitar picking….

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