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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Chill Phases of the Heart

This year marked the second iteration of a March gathering dubbed Chill Phases that occurs at the end of SXSW on a Sunday, the only day of the week appropriate for the mellow,…

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,…

New Scenarios with Yonatan Gat at Hotel Vegas

After being converted by the gospel of Yonatan Gat last summer, I’ve been telling everyone I know that they’re the best band touring. There might be some caveats for bands with huge, entertaining…

Free Week is Upon Us: Our Recommendations

Free Week in Austin serves to underscore the major problem with loving independent music and living here. If you’re a casual fan of music or a normal person capable of recognizing that one simply…

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…

Raw Paw Hosts Epic ACL Alternative Ditch the Fest at Empire Control Room

Local arts and music collective Raw Paw does things right. We hold a deep admiration for the collective’s commitment to up-and-coming, interesting artists and bands as well as their ability to throw a…

Alex Napping’s Album Release at Cheer Up Charlie’s: Live Review

To celebrate the release of their debut LP This Is Not A Bedroom, Alex Napping recruited a standout lineup of Austin bands–Big Bill, Soft Swells, and Löwin–to play alongside them on Friday night at…

The Mole People Celebrate Lost Age LP Release at Spiderhouse

Lost Age isn’t just the title of The Mole People’s excellent new album, out last week on Punctum Records, it’s a holistic philosophy. The bands–Big Bill, Those Howlings, and The Mole People–that played…

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…

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