"Americana" tag

Lukas Read Expands Lineup for Lambert’s Show: Live Review

The first time I saw Lukas Read, he was doing a stripped down, seated, solo performance of world-weary guitar tunes, channeling the old-world folk of the kind of troubadours who played NYC’s Gaslight…

Hello Wheels, El Campo, and RF Shannon Play Attendance Records Benefit: Live Review

Austin nonprofit organization Attendance Records does the important work of teaching high school students about music, its industry and its creation. This includes everything from album artwork to songwriting to recording. With ever…

The Men Share Two New Songs From Tomorrow’s Hits LP

The Men are exploring America’s musical landscape. When the Brooklyn-based band burst onto the scene in 2011 with the release of their second album, they were pumping out abrasive, caustic punk rock. After…

The War On Drugs Announces Album, Shares Single

Unequivocally: “Red Eyes,” the new track from The War on Drugs, is incredible. Subtle synths and awesome noodley guitar tones add depth to the song’s steady strum. Reverb-laden vocals echo, bouncing between introspective…

Cass McCombs at The Belmont: Live Review

Hey, we did everything we could to get you our for the Cass McCombs show on Friday night. If you missed it, it’s on you. And if you were worried about the cold…

Show Preview: Cass McCombs Plays The Belmont Friday November 22nd

Cass McCombs is one of independent musics most underrated songwriters. Furthering his catalogue of reflective, somber pop that channels rock and Americana through diverse production styles, McCombs issued the expansive and excellent 22-track…

Album Review: Cass McCombs – Big Wheel and Others

Cass McCombs has created music that ranges from odd, reverb laden rock, PREfection’s “Subtraction” and “Equinox,” to somber folk, A’s “Gee It’s Good To Be Back Home,” to ethereal pop, Wit’s End’s “County Line.” Most recently,…

Frank Smith Shares “How Many Ways” Ahead of New Album

We couldn’t be more excited about the new record from Austin’s Frank Smith (not a guy but a band), fronted by Aaron Sinclair. Frank Smith has been one of Austin’s most stalwart bands…

Frank Smith Releases Single Ahead of New Album

Austin’s Frank Smith has been one of the most significant local bands of the past few years. Comprised of excellent musicians, the band is one of Austin’s most convincing live acts and their…

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