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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…

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…

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,…

Daniel Johnston Represents Everything Great About Austin

Saturday night, mainstay Austin venue The Mohawk hosted one of the city’s most legendary musicians, Daniel Johnston. Johnston sounded better than I’ve heard him sound in years–more present and less flustered. Undoubtedly, the songwriter…

Velo Releases Spring Installment of Their Four-part Album

We reported a few months ago about Austin band Velo’s debut EP. Now, the band has shared the second installment of what will be a four-part release constituting an album’s worth of material…

RF Shannon & Feverbones Return from Tour

Austin gave RF Shannon and Feverbones to the American West, and the West graciously returned them to us unharmed and road-sharpened for their triumphant arrival back in our fair city. The double bill…

Austin Artists Dominate Initial Wave of SXSW Announcements

SXSW’s first announcement always comes as a huge shock to me. It’s hard to believe that almost a year has passed since the last installment of the ever-growing festival. This year, the initial…

Hometown Heroes Spoon Play New Hits at ACL Taping

Playing songs primarily culled from their new album They Want My Soul, Austin indie rock heroes Spoon played their 4th ACL Taping last night. I recently wrote about just how much I love the…

Everyone’s Invited: Day Three of ACL 2014

ACL is not the coolest festival on the planet. It’s not even the coolest festival in Austin. And it doesn’t need to be. After all, coolness often requires a certain element of exclusion….

Dana Falconberry, Brass Bed, and Reservations at Mohawk: Live Review

You’d think that being a brilliant lyricist and accomplished musician would be the thing that sets an artist apart. And to a point, you’d be right. Dana Falconberry’s distinct voice always stirs something…

New Track: Mirror Travel – “Mexico”

It has been a truly pleasurable experience to watch Mirror Travel evolve from the young Follow That Bird into the powerful indie-rock trio that they are. Lauren Green, Tiffanie Lanmon, and Paul Brinkley…

Borrisokane, Pageantry, and The Calm Blue Sea at Mohawk Live Review

Borrisokane is a band gaining credibility quickly as they’ve played some great shows and solid bills in recent months. We loved their album release show, which pulled out all the stops. Opening the…

Soft Healer Releases New EP, Plays Hotel Vegas Sat. June 29

A reasonably assumed to be defunct Soft Healer is far from calling it quits it would seem. Although two band members still live and attend school in Ithaca, NY, the group has released…

Video: Good Field – “These Dreams”

If you read Pop Press International with any regularity, you likely know that we completely adore Austin band Good Field. We listen to their self-titled, debut LP constantly and had the band play…

Album Review: Brazos – Saltwater (Pop Press Pick)

A period of inexplicably silent years separates Brazos’s adored 2009 release Phosphorescent Blues and their new album Saltwater, out today on Dead Oceans. Not only years but also geographical distance separates the Brazos…

Show Preview: Win Tickets to Quiet Company May 31st at The Belmont

Austin’s Quiet Company has slowly but surely risen to being one of the city’s most lauded bands. Following a rapid expansion of their fanbase, fueled by appearances at festivals and on television, the…

Midgetmen’s 11th Anniversary at Red 7 Live Review

What, you thought a little rain was gonna stop the Midgetmen from getting sloppy drunk and playing some sloppy punk after doing it for 11 years? Anyone who knows anything about the band…

Bill Callahan at Central Presbyterian Church Live Review

I wrote in my preview of Saturday’s show that Bill Callahan was a too-often forgotten treasure of the Austin area, a fact bolstered by his intimate and impeccable performance at Central Presbyterian Church…

Father John Misty at Emo’s Live Review

I’ve seen Father John Misty twice before, and his recent sold-out performance at Emo’s marked the third occasion. If you can see a band that has only a single album more than once…

Royal Forest Shares “Everyone Who Knows You” Ahead of Full-length

Austin band Royal Forest is one of the city’s most under-talked-about bands on the scene. Frontman Cody Ground is something of an indie rock institution, having founded the band Loxly, who performed significant…

Pure X Shares Third New Track From Forthcoming Album

Austin band Pure X has shared a third new track from their forthcoming album, Crawling Up the Stairs, which will see release May 14th on Acephale Records. We previously heard outstanding tracks, “Things In…

Matthew Squires and the Learning Disorders Release Video for “Arcade”

Austin’s Matthew Squires and the Learning Disorders have released their first video, a stylized, adorable, and absurdist walk through the mind of the band’s creative force. The video and song are both as…

Album Review: Frank Smith – Nineties

On their ninth album, Nineties, Austin band Frank Smith delivers some of the tightest, most powerful songs of their long career. Previously firmly rooted in Americana and folk-rock, the band leans in that…

Pure X Shares New Song, Announces Tour

Those enigmatic and reclusive boys Pure X have shared “Someone Else,” another song from their forthcoming LP Crawling Up the Stairs, which is due out May 14th on Acephale Records. As ever, the track…

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…

Good Field Releases Two Singles Ahead of Full-length

After beginning a career performing with the bands Voxtrot and Brazos, Paul Price started the project Good Field and released a debut EP last year. Locally hailed as a triumph from one Austin’s…

Austin’s Feverbones Announces EP, Shares “Astoria”

Austin’s Feverbones—a new project consisting of members of Dana Falconberry’s band, The Eastern Sea, and The Great Nostalgic—has announced that they will soon release their debut EP. “Astoria,” a cut from that album…

New Track: “Fields” – Tiger Waves

Tiger Waves make some of the most beautiful recordings in Austin. Their last single, “Weekends,” floored me, and their newest one “Fields” is no less convincing. Built on descending guitar melodies, the song…

No Future Shares Demos

Austin’s No Future, fronted by Randy Reynolds of Leatherbag fame has shared a series of four new demos. Reynolds is a guy whose influences over the years have tangibly affected his songwriting, as well…

Video: Videoing – “Crimson Wave”

In anticipation of their forthcoming album the Reader LP, out July 10th on Slack Electric, Austin’s Videoing has released a new video for their song “Crimson Wave.” We previously reported about a ton of…

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