September 2016

Molly Burch Celebrates “Downhearted” Wednesday, October 5th at Barracuda

Though the mood of Molly Burch’s slinky, somber new single may be a bit downhearted, we’re anything but. On the contrary, we’re ecstatic about the upcoming release of Burch’s 7-inch single, “Downhearted,” via Captured…

Adam Torres Furthers Music Legacy of Cactus Cafe

Steeped in songwriter history, the Cactus Cafe has hosted performances from greats like Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Loudon Wainwright III. Only two albums into a career, Adam Torres may have a…

Get Dark and Broody with Cass McCombs at The Parish September 19

Circa mid-2000s, when Cass McCombs was just beginning to release music, I had the fortune of dating a girl from Baltimore, where McCombs lived for a time and the label, Monitor Records, who released…

Joanna Newsom Dives Into Spellbinding Set at ACL Live

Touring behind yet another critically acclaimed and staggeringly beautiful album, Divers, harpist and avant-folk musician Joanna Newsom performed Austin’s ACL Live at the Moody Theater last week. Like great artists from across mediums and…

Quilt and Mutual Benefit September 16th at Antone’s

From upbeat psych rock to mellow baroque pop, tonight’s tonight’s two-headed bill at Antone’s will feature an array of styles from Quilt and Mutual Benefit. The pairing isn’t one that might immediately spring to mind, but I’ve…

Japanese Breakfast Returns to Austin with Porches at Barracuda, Sunday September 11

Perhaps you could tell from our recent coverage of Japanese Breakfast that we dig the band… a lot. Fronted by Michelle Zauner, the group is in that glorious phase of rising in notoriety — the…

Joanna Newsom Plays ACL Live Wednesday, September 7

Touring behind her most recent album Divers, the latest addition to a masterful oeuvre, Joanna Newsom stops in Austin at ACL Live next Wednesday, September 7. From the early days of harp-pop songs on Milk-Eyed Mender to…

Sylvan Esso Returns with Upbeat New Track “Radio”

What hasn’t changed: Sylvan Esso, the duo of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, still employ smooth synths and thumping bass to create infectious dance-pop on their new song “Radio.” What’s new: “Radio” quickens…

Austin Songstress Molly Burch Signs to Captured Tracks, Shares “Downhearted”

For several years, I was asked all the time who the next big band would be out of Austin. Despite being the “Live Music Capital of the World,” it seemed that Austin hadn’t produced many…

Real Live Tigers Share Video Ahead of Tour

I met Tony Presley, the creative force behind Real Live Tigers, at a house show circa 2004. Since then, Tony has moved away and back to Austin, spending some time in Fayetteville, AR and…

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