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Heather Trost Brings Psych Pop to Sahara Lounge Tomorrow 7/14

Often, circulating around the names of bands and musicians you know are many more you should know. If you’ve been a fan of Neutral Milk Hotel, a Hawk and a Hacksaw, or Thor…

The Wimps Make Austin Debut at Cheer Up Charlies

“We wimpin’?!” yelled Cameron Bina of Strange Mother during the band’s opening set at Cheer Up Charlies last weekend. He was referring to Seattle-based touring band the Wimps, who headlined the show. The…

The Districts Bring Incredible Live Show to Sidewinder Tuesday 6/27

Back in March of 2014, The Districts performed to a fairly full indoor room at Stubb’s, touring ahead of their quietly powerful breakout album, A Flourish and a Spoil. The band has continued to rise in…

Show Review: Aldous Harding’s Transfixing Set at Mohawk

Aldous Harding is the kind of artist you just can’t brush aside. Her songs are haunting and penetrating. They hang around like a low, gray cloud cover, blanketing everything in a soft, diffuse…

BOOHER Celebrates Vinyl Release at Cheer Up Charlies Saturday

Mixing vulnerable lyricism with big rock musicianship and careful flourishes, BOOHER makes songs that are immediately likable and yield greater nuance with repeat listens. Behind the music is Michael Booher, who’s been making…

Sound on Sound Fest Unveils Phenomenal 2017 Lineup

The best festivals are carefully curated to deliver a diverse, no-fluff lineup, distinct from the regurgitated roster that makes the festival circuit rounds. Sound on Sound Fest launched last year, pulling together a pretty…

Wimps Play Cheer Up Charlies Sunday 6/18

Masters of awkward pop. Purveyors of no-frills punk. Ambassadors of lo-fi rock. However you want to describe Seattle band Wimps, there’s a lot to love about this trio. Carrying the torch of the style…

Photo Gallery: RG Lowe Celebrates Album with a Pool Party

It’s early summer in Austin. And if you’re RG Lowe, you’ve got a brilliant idea for a different approach to an album release party. Forget the hot, sweaty bars, and let’s hit the…

Arcade Fire Share Second Track From Everything Now

With their fifth studio album due out for the first time on a major label, Capitol, Arcade Fire continue their trajectory to becoming the most iconic rock band of a generation. The group…

Photo Gallery: Big Bill Residency at The Electric Church

Those in the know have heard by now that Austin weird-rockers Big Bill are hosting a residency every Friday in June at The Electric Church. The band brings along a trio of openers for each…

Aldous Harding Brings Powerful, Austere Pop to Mohawk Monday 6/19

Last month, rising artist Aldous Harding released her sophomore album, Party, which has already garnered high praise from a variety of outlets. Emphasizing an austere, hushed vocal style and restrained, minimal arrangements, Harding’s gothic pop…

Big Bill Host Second Friday Residency at Electric Church Tomorrow

It’s no secret that we love weird rock saviors Big Bill here at Pop Press International. We’re not alone, as East Austin venue Electric Church has invited the band to host a residency every…

Hear Mellow, Wavering Track “North of Anywhere” from Jack Cooper

Opening with a wavering, watery guitar chord and maintaining a mellow, fluid mood, “North of Anywhere,” the new single from Jack Cooper, meanders through soulful guitar parts and brushed snare with a nonchalance that…

Japanese Breakfast Shares Second Song from Upcoming Album

Japanese Breakfast is poised to completely reinvent the sound musician Michelle Zauner established on her debut album, Psychopomp. Instead of catchy, shimmering pop, “Boyish,” the second song shared from upcoming album Soft Sounds From Another…

Phoebe Bridgers Signs to Dead Oceans; Hear “Smoke Signals” Now

A few weeks ago when we saw Conor Oberst at the Moody Theater, we were impressed by the restrained yet powerful songwriting and excellent vocal abilities of opener Phoebe Bridgers. Which is why we…

RG Lowe Album Release and Pool Party at Austin Motel Tonight

I can’t imagine anything better you’re doing on the first Friday of a hot Texas June weekend than having a pool party with RG Lowe. The longtime member of Balmorhea celebrates his first solo…

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…

Songwriters Sallie Ford and Molly Burch Share Stubb’s Stage Sunday

Molly Burch has emerged as one of Austin’s most promising new talents. Her debut album, Please Be Mine, combined the traditional vocal pop sensibilities of Dusty Springfield with the slinky guitars and minimalist aesthetic…

Hear Moses Nesh’s Folky “Bound to Ride” From Album Due Friday

Bouncing, finger-picked guitar with a steady downbeat provides the backbone for Moses Nesh’s “Bound to Ride,” a track from the songwriter’s new album, No Labor-Saving Machine, set for release Friday on Keeled Scales Records. Nesh’s…

Slack Capital Release Show at Barracuda Tonight

From the mind of Big Bill frontman Eric Braden and Austin Town Hall Records’ owner Nathan Lankford, the second installation of Slack Capital, a compilation of 27 songs from Austin bands, arrives tonight at Barracuda…

Show Review: Julia Lucille Celebrates Release of Chthonic

Last Friday, songwriter Julia Lucille celebrated the release of her excellent new album Chthonic at Mohawk, supported by a solid bill of openers, Jordan Moser and Lomelda. Navigating song structures and lyrics evocative of…

A Journey to RF Shannon’s Jaguar Palace

As you cross over the Montopolis Bridge, the last vestiges of Austin’s expanding boundaries dissolve into rolling green hills and farmland. From the edge of the city, it’s just a half-hour journey to Lockhart,…

Adam Torres Celebrates EP Release at Cactus Cafe Saturday, February 25

Following up last year’s critically acclaimed, widely beloved, and long awaited album Pearls to Swine, songwriter Adam Torres is already back with a new EP, I Came to Sing the Song, out today on Fat…

Jens Lekman Has the Cure for What Ails You at Mohawk Friday, February 24

Swedish crooner Jens Lekman just released his fourth studio album, Life Will See You Now, last week via indie stalwart Secretly Canadian. Lekman will make an appearance at Austin’s Mohawk tomorrow, Friday night, February…

Track Premiere: Dark-wave Champs Knifight Share “Let the End Begin”

Dark-wave champions Knifight return with a new single, “Let the End Begin,” in advance of an upcoming album, Worship, to be released later this year. The song, mixed by Max Lorenzen, recalls like-minded…

Petty Interpretations: Kyle Schlesinger Interviews Michael Pierce About Tom Petty Covers Project

In this interview, Kyle Schlesinger, published poet and proprietor of Cuneiform Press, talks with Michael Pierce, who recently released a solo cassette tape entitled Petty Interpretations, containing six covers of Tom Petty songs. Pierce is also the…

Q&A: The Dan Ryan Discusses February Residency at Stay Gold

In May of last year, The Dan Ryan released its self-titled, debut LP, a collection of songs that merged noisy, echoing aesthetics with acoustic sensibilities. Since then the band has been at work on…

Austin Show Organizer Jenni Kaye Launches New Booking Resource Fostering Inclusive Bills

In an effort to facilitate the booking of inclusive, diverse bills, Jenni Kaye, who sometimes books shows in Austin and who works with Austin-based label Holodeck, developed a new website to aid bookers and promoters….

Dirty Projectors Share Gorgeous New Track “Little Bubble”

It would be difficult to overstate my affinity for Dirty Projectors. They’re one of the best bands making music today. They have explored a staggering variety of approaches to creating songs and deployment…

Jens Lekman Reflects on Fragrances on New Single

Always balancing tones poignantly nostalgic and whimsically absurd, Sweden’s Jens Lekman has consistently generated playful pop that makes listeners laugh and cry simultaneously. He’s the kind of songwriter who can make a single…

Q&A: Molly Burch Talks Travel Ahead of Single Release Show Tonight

Tonight, Molly Burch celebrates the release of a brand new 7″ single at Barracuda, supported by Cowboy Crisis, Hidden Rituatl, and Jesse Woods & RF Shannon. In the spirit of Austin music true…

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…

Track Premiere: Genuine Leather’s 80s Pop-infused “Two of Us”

An undoubtedly underrated gem of a local band, Genuine Leather has an ability to constantly reinvent themselves. While they’ve shied away from confining themselves to one fixed aesthetic or sonic palette, the band…

Mitski and Japanese Breakfast Bring Dark and Shimmering Pop to Sidewinder: Live Review

Someone somewhere must have done a calculation about the perfect amount of time for a band to wait before returning to Austin following SXSW, as it seems like bills of late have been…

Kevin Morby and Big Thief at Sidewinder: Live Review

Last week, two acts that both played SXSW and received notable attention returned to Austin for a sold out joint show at the Sidewinder. Initially known for his role as the bassist for Woods…

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…

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…

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…

Big Bill Crashes Punk Rock Prom at Swan Dive

Ain’t no party like a Big Bill party, cuz a Big Bill party gets weird AF. Frontman Eric “Bill” Braden wandering into the crowd and inciting slam dancing among a rowdy bunch of…

Cross Record Stops by Austin for a Hometown Show Amid International Tour

I’m not sure if I’m Cross Record’s biggest fan, but I’m trying hard to be. In more than a few posts, I’ve asserted that the band is one of Austin’s most vital acts,…

Damien Jurado Brings Impeccable Song Craft to The Parish Monday 5/23 (ATX)

Damien Jurado’s recent recorded work, such as his newest record Visions of Us on the Land, has showcased elaborate, textured arrangements, a result, in part, of his collaborations with producer Richard Swift. However, at…

Cross Record’s Homecoming Show at 3Ten ACL Live Friday Night 5/20 (ATX)

After an extensive tour supporting Sheawater in myriad European and North American cities, Cross Record is coming home. The project of Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski, Cross Record creates ethereal pop that accesses tones…

Watch Japanese Breakfast’s Luminous Video for “In Heaven”

Japanese Breakfast’s debut LP, Psychopomp, dropped on April 1st via Yellow K records, bestowing unto the world an outstanding collection of shimmering pop songs. We saw the band, which is effectively the project…

Ought Performs at The Sidewinder May 20th (ATX)

A friend once argued that all bands ultimately despise being compared to other artists. But I think if someone’s calling you a punk rock Talking Heads there’s just not much room to feel slighted….

Dig Steve Gunn’s Motorcycle Adventure in “Ancient Jules” Video

Let’s not kid ourselves, Steve Gunn’s guitar playing towers above most guitarists creating music at the moment. Stylistically, fans of Kurt Vile will find much to like about Gunn’s simultaneously chill yet heady guitar-line-driven…

Mitski Shares “Happy” Ahead of New Album, Puberty 2

On “Happy,” a flat, pulsing beat gives way to eerie vocals before Mitski Miyawaki’s vocals begin to drift into a major key and sax joins the mix. Soon after, the arrangements bursts into upbeat drums…

Watch Spoon’s Britt Daniel Mentor The Two Lips for Converse Rubber Tracks Session

For the past few years, we’ve caught up with artists participating in Converse Rubber Tracks’ pop up studio sessions at SXSW, during which the organization provides a full day of free studio time…

Cuneiform Press Launches Project to Publish Musician-written Texts

Poetry purveyor and publisher Kyle Schlesinger is issuing a call for writings of any kind from musicians for a new series of books. The founder and operator of celebrated imprint, Cuneiform Press, Schlesinger…

In Our Natural State at Marfa Myths 2016

In the desert, you can hear yourself think. Maybe this is true of being in nature in general, but the desert seems to provide an unparalleled clarity of thought. And in our infinitely complex, cluttered…

Adam Torres Signs to Fat Possum Ahead of U.S. Tour, New Album

Stalwart indie label Fat Possum has announced the signing of songwriter Adam Torres, who joins a roster that also includes acts such as Modest Mouse, Yuck, and Andrew Bird, among others. The label promises a new…

Reflecting on the Slack Capital Release Party at Barracuda

The compilation has long been a go t0 method of cross promoting and getting the word out about a cadre of like-minded artists in an environment where they might otherwise fly under the…

Brass Bed Celebrates New Album at Scoot Inn Tonight

Lafayette, Louisiana based band Brass Bed has long been a darling here at Pop Press International. So, it shouldn’t be taken lightly when we say that the band’s new album In the Yellow Leaf, out…

We’re All Hiding Behind Kurt Vile’s Hair

What makes live music good? When you attend a lot of shows, people frequently ask you about the quality of the show they skipped out on. Nevermind that you wrote about it on your blog;…

Show Preview: Austin Comp Slack Capital Release Party at Barracuda

Is there a more time-honored underground music tradition than the comp? Compilations have of course been utilized to collect music of all kinds, but underground, indie, and punk labels and artists seem to…

Watch Hospital Ships’ Jordan Geiger Play Intimate Acoustic Version of “All In Time”

Simultaneously bleak and beautiful, Hospital Ships’ “All In Time,” culled from their newest effort, The Past Is Not A Flood, builds on looping refrains and simple parts by adding a variety of synth structures and…

Austin Punk Mainstays OBN III’s Share Politically Charged New Songs

Someone recently quipped that one benefit of a Donald Trump presidency is the massive volume of punk songs sure to erupt from such a catastrophe. Austin punk mainstays OBN III’s perspective: why wait? The…

Athens Band Mothers Brings Delicately Powerful Pop to Stubb’s: Live Review

With indie rock songs both fragile and powerful, Athens band Mothers delivered a set that left the audience at Stubb’s’ indoor room transfixed and engrossed last Thursday. Falling somewhere between the music of Angel Olsen and…

Backstage at Dana Falconberry’s Stunning, Theatrical Album Release Show

If you attended Dana Falconberry’s release show for her new album, From the Forest Came the Fire, at the Stateside Theater last Saturday, you experienced an incredible display of artistry, in terms of both…

Premiere: Genuine Leather’s Lo-fi Video for Woozy Acoustic Track “Ray Has To Die Today”

Culled from the B-side of Genuine Leather’s new Jeff Jazz EP, “Ray Has To Die Today” is the aural manifestation of a Saturday afternoon following a Friday on which you were too tired to go…

Show Preview: Psych Folk Hero Kurt Vile Plays Stubb’s Friday 4/15 (ATX)

Onstage, psych folk songwriter Kurt Vile hides behind his hair, quietly delivering impressively nuanced and sprawling songs over introspective, hazy arrangements. Similarly quietly, Vile has released some of the best and most revered…

Watch Real Live Tigers’ Dusky Video for “Denatured”

Relying on shadowy, backlit shots of songwriter Tony Presley wandering through Waller Creek’s dry bed filmed by Mike Ozmun and early 20th century archival footage from the Library of Congress, Real Live Tigers’…

Pageantry Celebrates Influence Album Release Tonight at Cheer Up Charlies

A few weeks ago, we were privileged to premiere “Teenage Crime Wave,” an excellent track from Dallas band Pageantry’s outstanding new collection of dream pop songs. The group’s new album, Influence, officially drops today, and…

Stream Downtempo Bedroom Pop from Fog Lake

Jangling and fuzzy, “Rattlesnake” is a bedroom pop gem from St Johns, Newfoundland-based songwriter Aaron Paul, who records under the moniker Fog Lake. The track wanders gently but steadily through wavering vocals and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Show Preview: Stacked Bill of Local Acts at Cheer Up Charlies Tonight (ATX)

Our privileged Austin experience means that a stacked bill of outstanding local acts constitutes almost every weekend at Cheer Up Charlies, or any number of our Red River district live music venues. Still,…

Upcoming: Protomartyr Brings Post-Punk to Sidewinder (ATX)

This Friday, post punk outfit Protomartyr brings their live show to The Sidewinder, touring behind their newest effort, The Agent Intellect, out now on Hardly Art. While the band has the ability to dissolve…

Radiation City Plays Sidewinder Tomorrow, Touring Behind Synesthetica

The Pacific Northwest continues to produce noteworthy and compelling music. Portland-based band Radiation City’s newest effort, Synesthetica, out now on Polyvinyl, offers another prime example in support of that assertion. The band’s last album, Animals in the…

Ty Segall Emotionally Mugs Mohawk: Live Review

I can’t tell you who said it first, but articles comparing Ty Segall’s latest artistic development to the combined influence of David Bowie and Iggy Pop abound as of late. When everyone’s saying the same…

Track Premiere & Interview: The Loch Ness Mouse – “Warm Circuitry”

The Loch Ness Mouse has been making delightful indie pop for over two decades. But it wouldn’t be surprising if you haven’t heard of them — the band hails from Oslo, Norway, and…

Siren Sound Temple Lures Listeners with Reverb, Rhymes, and Rock n Roll

For its 2nd annual event, Nine Mile Records’ Siren Sound Temple put together an incredible and diverse bill of artists hosted by one of Austin’s newest venues, Barracuda. Although we arrived later than we…

Siren Sound Temple Offers Rock n Roll Holiness to Congregants Saturday Night

It seems insane that the first Siren Sound Temple happened a year ago. The epic event that features an extensive bill of local bands and emphasizes female musicians and artists returns for its…

Converse Rubber Tracks Offers Bands Free Studio Time, Britt Daniel Mentorship at SXSW

At last year’s SXSW, we took an opportunity to drop by Converse Rubber Tracks’ pop-up studio in East Austin. Frankly, the program was so incredible it seemed almost too good to be true….

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