March 2016

Dana Falconberry Celebrates Album Release at Stateside Theater Saturday

I’ve written about Dana Falconberry a lot here at Pop Press International, and I continue to believe she’s one of Austin’s best musical artists. I’m proud to say I was able to share some thoughts…

Stream Ronnie Heart’s 80s-infused Pop EP

Before he was Ronnie Heart, he was Ronnie Gierhart and he played guitar for chillwave pop act Neon Indian’s live shows. Fans of Neon Indian’s hazy pop may find a lot to like…

Women-centered HIVE Arts Collective Hosts Benefit Show Saturday

Hosting workshops and events for women artists in a variety of disciplines including zine-making and experimental film, HIVE Arts Collective identifies as a creative community fostering accessible artistic development and collaboration for women of all experiences in…

Converse Rubber Tracks Continues Legacy of Artist Support at SXSW 2016

When I was a kid in the 80s and 90s, only the freaks and losers wore Converse, me among them. Now, it seems like every ad targeting an under-25 market features at least one…

Big Bill Played the First and Best SXSW Show We Saw

The day before SXSW 2016 began, I wrote, “I can’t think of another current Austin band more iconic or resonant,” regarding weirdo punk rockers Big Bill. The band evidenced their vitality the next day…

delicious pastries Explore The Creative Process With aleatoric delay

We at Pop Press Intl are honored to announce Pittsburgh’s delicious pastries is back with its long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s Pretty Please, an eight song sophomore LP titled aleatoric delay, released on the cryptic Totally Snakes…

UPCOMING: delicious pastries Album Release (PGH)

It’s been five years since delicious pastries released Pretty Please, but this Friday the band ends that streak and drops aleatoric delay at Spirit with help from incredible local openers Meeting of Important People,…

9 Personal Picks for SXSW 2016

Undoubtedly, a SXSW preview list of artists will be driven to some extent by the writer’s own interest. However, it’s hard to imagine that aspects like press agents’ persistence, buzz surrounding an artist,…

Hear Weird Punk Heroes Big Bill’s Latest: “Weird Walk” & “Mainly Manly”

Big Bill represents everything punk should be. Sure, you’ll find drums played at breakneck speed, distorted guitars, and sneering vocals, but that’s not what I mean. Big Bill’s songs and performances push against…

SXSW 2016’s Most Exciting Acts

Tomorrow, the monster that is SXSW descends upon a sleepy river town in central Texas. Hundreds of local bands will rub shoulders with thousands more traveling from all over the world. Every parking lot…

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Set for Legendary ACL Taping

To cap their 41st season and launch their 42nd, Austin City Limits will host a taping on Tuesday, March 15th featuring a special collaboration of two music legends: Iggy Pop and Queens of the…

UPCOMING: Slothrust at Thunderbird Cafe (PGH)

No better place to be Friday night than the Thunderbird. NYC-based Slothrust (Ba Da Bing Records) will be coming through with Indianapolis sleaze-rock outfit Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes. Major garage vibes on…

Premiere: Epic Dream Pop Track “Teenage Crime Wave” by Pageantry

Denton, TX dream pop band Pageantry have been honorary members of the Austin music community for a number of years now, as they often make the trek south to perform in the city’s numerous…

Protomartyr Triumphs at Sidewinder, Returns for SXSW

A week ago, lauded post-punk outfit Protomartyr performed at The Sidewinder, an Austin venue still in its infancy. The event marked the first sold-out show I’ve seen in the space, since Red Eyed…

So Much shade At Spirit (PGH)

Last Saturday at Spirit showcased three of Pittsburgh’s most intense rock groups. A crowded basement buzzing with beer and pizza kept an engaged audience fed and imbibed as three different bands achieved climactic…

FPSF Announces 2016 Lineup with Headliners Deadmau5, Modest Mouse, The National

We’re firm believers that Houston doesn’t get the recognition it deserves when it comes to its cultural offerings. One staple of the city’s music scene is Free Press Summer Festival, held each year…

Upcoming: Florist, Fun Home, Chattel Tail at Roboto (PGH)

Brooklyn-based band Florist will be performing at the Mr. Roboto Project this Saturday with like-minded female-fronted Pittsburgh groups, Fun Home and Chattel Tail. Florist comes from the greater Brooklyn-based arts collective known as…

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