June 2016

Okkervil River, Shovels & Rope Co-Headline Lone Star Fest at Stubb’s

Sponsored by Lone Star Beer and billed as the Texas Heritage Festival, Thursday June 30’s show at Stubb’s will feature co-headliners Okkervil River and Shovels & Rope, as well as opening acts Girl…

Kevin Morby, Big Thief Play Sidewinder Wednesday 7/29: Show Preview (ATX)

An indie rock veteran and a young, up-and-coming band will share a bill at The Sidewinder this Wednesday night. Kevin Morby was once the bassist for Woods and a founding member of garage rock…

Planet Manhood Back With New Tape

Pop this mother in the tape deck of yer ’96 Civic and cruise the golden hour. Lo-fi and mid-tempo with just enough disappointment, Planet Manhood‘s new tape/EP has five fresh songs on side A and…

Caitlin Kraus Torres Celebrates New 7-inch with Release Party at Salvage Vanguard Theater

Like catching a glimpse of some glimmering object in the distance of a dim, dusky forest, Caitlin Kraus Torres’ songs hinge on dark melody but offer surprising flashes of lilting lightness. Kraus Torres…

FPSF 2016: Mostly Highlights with a Chance of Rain

As a painful introduction, we just learned and feel it vital to with with the news that a festival attendee, Megan Tilton, passed away after leaving the festival in medical transport. For the…

Damien Jurado and the Heavy Light Bring Heavy Songs to the Parish: Live Review

I’ve known Damien Jurado’s live shows to be quiet, intimate, and transfixing solo performances. I’ve seen him play deep in the woods of Washington State and to a crowded bar in downtown Austin…

The Garment District Saturates In New Video For “Feral Surfers”

Pittsburgh-based experimental electro-pop group The Garment District released a new video for “Feral Surfers,” a track from Luminous Toxin. The video was created by Thaddeus Kellstadt, a Milwaukee-based artist who likens the process to painting:…

Live Review: Flaming Lips at Live Oak Music Hall in Houston

Amidst late spring and early summer tour dates mostly as part of festivals, beloved psych rockers The Flaming Lips stopped by Houston to play one of the first shows ever at the newly opened…

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