May 2017

Conor Oberst in Top Form at ACL Live

If I’m honest: happy people bother me a little. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about focus on the positives to keep yourself from spiraling headlong into depression. But it does seem like if…

The Districts Share Huge Rock Anthem “If Before I Wake”

The first time I saw the Districts, two years ago, their magnetic stage performance and pulsating, furious energy floored me, as it worked in apparent contrast to their quiet, restrained songs. It took a…

Conor Oberst Gives Old Songs New Life at ACL Live This Friday

With his newest album, Salutations, Conor Oberst finished what he started. The songs on last year’s Ruminations, written and recorded solo, were always intended to be fully arranged works played with a band, a goal finally…

Mitski Broke All Our Hearts and We Sang Along at Mohawk

I would pay $20 just to see Mitski play “Your Best American Girl” one time, so the rest of the set is basically bonus. And that bonus is incredible.  Mitski has made several appearances…

Michael Nau Shares Gentle Pop Tune “I Root”

With a spacious production and a delicate melody, Michael Nau’s newest pop tune “I Root” is a gentle love song thriving on sincerity. At only two minutes long, the brief song drifts by soothingly, easily…

Sheer Mag Shares “Just Can’t Get Enough,” Announces Debut LP

Nobody making music right now creates a better rock ‘n’ roll song than Sheer Mag. Fresh off the streets of Philadelphia, the band’s 70s rock inspired guitar solos and riffs are filled with…

LCD Soundsystem Shares Two New Tracks from Upcoming Album

Some days you wake up to an ever darkening American paradigm. And some days you wake up to LCD Soundsystem releasing two brand new songs from their first album in 7 years, due out…

Alex Napping Releases Mise En Place Friday May 5 at Cheer Up Charlies

With three members based in Austin and songwriter Alex Cohen spending much of her time in NYC, Alex Napping playing in Austin is sadly lesson common than it once was. But Cohen is back in town to…

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