Madeline Harvey

Swoon-Worthy Aisha Burns Plays the ATX 6 SXSW Showcase

As part of a project called the ATX 6, six musicians were hand-picked from the abundance of Austin artists and fully financed by the city to play 2014’s NXNE. This original attempt to infuse the…

TV On The Radio Headlines NPR SXSW Showcase at Stubb’s

Wednesday night at Stubb’s saw a solid lineup of acts with a variety of origins for NPR’s SXSW Showcase. The night began with Long Beach rapper Boogie, followed by Shamir Bailey of Las Vegas…

Otis the Destroyer Tour Kickoff at Red 7

It would not be unusual to find me sardined against the stage of some crepuscular downtown club, assuming the photographer’s position and whittling away at a Moleskin with a (very particular) black pen,…

Reminiscing on Free Week: A Belated Gallery

Not too long ago, a sweet phenomenon going by the name Free Week swept across town for the twelfth consecutive year, and though it has only been one month, it seems as if so much more…

Feelin’ Shivery, Chipper, and Young at Spiderhouse

The third night of this year found me seeking solace between the warm velvet curtains of Spiderhouse Ballroom with Shivery Shakes, Chipper Jones, and Young Tongue. Two other bands, Yuma and Löwin shared the night’s bill, curated by Laurie Gallardo of…

Live Review: Motopony with Gold Beach and Cross Record at Mohawk

Offering a place to toast up our cold December bodies in their festive, atmospheric indoor space as we ardently digested the sounds executed before us, The Mohawk triumphed once again. Wednesday night’s bill, consisting of Seattle’s Motopony with Austin-based bands Gold Beach…

The Destination: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014

“It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey” is a cliché you are likely familiar with, and is most applicable when used in regard to a time frame during which one underwent a variety of occurrences and…

Photo Gallery: Sinkane with Helado Negro at Empire

Electro-jazz band Sinkane and the ambient, moody Helado Negro, both Brooklyn-based, played Empire Control Room Sunday night, as part of the Beyond the Valley of the Dolls party presented by Heard Entertainment and Vulcan Video, while 1970s-themed costume…

Photo Gallery: Raw Paw Hosts Ditch The Fest 7

Adorned with radiant tulle and opalescent bubbles, Ditch The Fest Fest 7 shone this past Saturday, wrapping up its series for the year. Just like last weekend’s Ditch The Fest 6, 25 Austin-based bands joined together…

Live Review: Raw Paw’s Ditch the Fest 6 at Empire

Many of us Austinites who decisively chose to steer clear of ACL for one reason or another gathered at Empire Control Room Saturday for Raw Paw’s Ditch The Fest Fest 6.  There, 25 local bands…

Photo Gallery: Jenny Lewis and The Belle Brigade Spanning the Spectrum at Stubb’s

Jenny Lewis brightened up Stubb’s this past Saturday for her second show of four in Austin during this year’s ACL Festival, bringing along long-time pals The Belle Brigade, a harmonious LA brother-sister pop…

Photo Gallery: Marfa’s Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love at El Cosmico

This past weekend, I took a brief hiatus from writing reviews and allowed my co-corespondent Lukas the verbal spotlight to tell the tales of our magical Marfan weekend at the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love, while…

Live Review: Daybender at Empire Control Room

  Empire Control Room hosted the Daybender party this past Saturday, taking on a dual role as part of Weekender Austin and as the release celebration for Punctum Records‘ Taft and Little Lo‘s split 7-inch vinyl, as if the bill…

You’re Here! Fall Kick-Off at Cheer Up Charlies

Last SXSW, Pop Press International joined forces with local label Punctum Records, non-profit organization Attendance Records, recording studio Estuary, and tape label Accrue Cassettes, along with a few other entities and sponsors, to…

Photo Gallery: Shots from Utopiafest 2014

Rain or shine, weather happens. Even if the forecast is less than desirable, one simply has to embrace it. Ringing especially true at outdoor events, doing so peacefully echoes the natural disposition of the earth much more than…

A Weekend of Glorious Escape: Utopiafest 2014 Photo Essay

Through cloudy skies, Utopiafest shone. This past weekend, despite the downpour and its muddy repercussions, this family-friendly festival had music lovers, yogis, and ultimate frisbeers alike flocking to Utopia, TX, unleashing their outdoorsy…

Barcelona with The Young Wild at Holy Mountain: Live Review

Monday night atop the Mountain, Seattle band Barcelona immersed the grooving audience in melodic songs of old and new. The trio released the final component to their three part EP series, The Melodrama, in March, revealing yet…

Show Preview: Barcelona with The Young Wild at Holy Mountain, September 15th

Tonight, following their release of The Melodrama, a three-part EP investigating the nature of love, Seattle trio Barcelona is swinging into Holy Mountain at 8 PM. The show promises to douse the audience with a…

United, 7th Street Jams

This weekend, Austin Music People took over the streets with United We Jam, a massive event supporting Austin musicians and benefitting Austin musician-lovers. AMP works to improve upon the state of Austin’s music industry and…

Allah-Las Crafty New ‘Buffalo Nickel’ Video

With Allah-Las’ video for their latest single “Buffalo Nickel” from their upcoming album Worship the Sun, every listener, near and far, is invited to join them on a time-traveling voyage back to 1967 – under…

Big Bill’s Tour Kickoff with Daniel Francis Doyle and Mirror Travel at Holy Mountain

Thursday night at Holy Mountain was a night of paradoxes. Playful yet aggressive, bizarre yet familiar. As I type this, listening to Daniel Franics Doyle’s solo 7-inch vinyl, I find myself at somewhat of…

A Summer Staple: FPSF 2014 Photo Essay

As an Austin-based blog, we’ve always viewed FPSF with outstiders’ eyes. This year, we’re excited to publish this photo essay by our new contributor and Houston native Madeline Harvey. Here’s her take on…

Photo Gallery: Shots from the Crowd at FPSF 2014

Rain or shine, Free Press Summer Fest will prevail. We might just have to take a short evacuation. Regardless, FPSF 2014 did not disappoint, and how could it? Each year it houses such a wide…

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