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The Sonics Prove They’ve Still Got It: Live Review

The Sonics are not a reunion band. Yes, since 2007 they’ve been periodically reunited for tours. And yes, they recently released their first album of new original material in 49 years. But the…

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,…

The Cost of Efficiency: Reflecting on Seeing The Blow

Without a doubt, computers have made our lives easier, more efficient, and more productive. The hours and effort saved by technological advances when quantified and totaled would surely yield staggering numbers. But does…

Andrew Fest at Red 7 Supports Local Musician’s Medical Bills

Transmission Events and friends of Andrew Collins (a member of bands At All Cost, LAX, and Vegatron) have put together a benefit for the Austin musician who was in a motorcycle accident in…

Tennis & Pure Bathing Culture at Red 7: Live Review

I’ve always liked Tennis, but their show at Red 7 on Saturday night convinced me that they’re receiving significantly less credit than they deserve. Built around the creative forces of husband and wife…

Show Preview: Tennis Comes to Red 7 on Saturday Nov. 1st Behind New Album

Little known fact: an interview with indie pop duo Tennis is one of the first posts we ever did here at Pop Press International. The 10th in fact. 10th out of what is,…

Mutual Benefit’s Gorgeous Set at Red 7: Live Review

Last night, Mutual Benefit, the project of musician Jordan Lee, made a stop in Austin for a set at Red 7. Lee’s music consists of dreamy soundscapes that wander from loose structures teeming…

Mutual Benefit Plays Red 7 Tonight

Mutual Benefit, the multi-textured, dreamy pop project of Jordan Lee, will play Red 7 tonight. Mutual Benefit draws comparisons to artists like Sufjan Stevens by virtue of his sprawling, lush, crystalline song structures…

Tennis Shares David Lynchian Video for “I’m Callin'”

Tennis, the husband-and-wife duo of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, released their third full-length Ritual in Repeat, last month on Communion Records. Today, the band shared a new video for “I’m Callin’,” which features an…

Sebadoh at Red 7: Live Review

For indie rock purists, Sebadoh resides unquestioningly in the hall of fame. While the Sebadoh project has been largely inactive in the new millennium, the members have all been pursuing other collaborations and solo projects….

Live Review: Shabazz Palaces Get Otherworldly at Red 7

Hip-hop can be a difficult genre to perform. In terms of actually “performing,” the result can be more karaoke than art exhibition. The easiest route for large scale stage productions usually revolves around…

Live Review: The Gospel of Earth at Red 7

Just to preface, Earth is possibly the heaviest live band I have ever experienced. I’m not necessarily using the word “heaviest” like most passionate metal fans would in terms of their favorite “heavy”…

Indie Rock Legends Sebadoh Play Red 7 Tomorrow, September 19th

This is indie rock royalty. It seems crazy that this show isn’t yet sold out, but I’d call it a solid bet that Red 7 will be at capacity come tomorrow night when…

Upcoming: Shabazz Palaces September 16th

Tuesday the 16th welcomes back Seattle’s hip-hop wunderkind Shabazz Palaces. On the tail of their most recent, excellent release, Lese Majesty, the duo of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire will perform on the…

Show Preview: EARTH at Red 7 Sept. 16

Ever-cosmic and always-droning, Seattle band Earth pulls into Austin’s live music orbit this coming Tuesday (a week from today) at Red 7, where they will be joined by seriously psychobilly singer-songwriter King Dude…

Whirr at Red 7: Live Review

Cruising through two decades worth of College Rock 101 in an open topped convertible, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes began the night at Red 7 Saturday. A guitar/drummer two-piece, the band exhausted their audience…

Show Preview: Whirr at Red 7 Saturday, September 6th

Supporting their new album Sway (out September 23rd on Graveface Records), the bay area’s Whirr will be playing at Red 7 this Saturday September 6th. A sound equal parts atmospheric and heavy, Whirr…

Live Review: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead at Red 7

A singer-songwriter, a noisecore trio, and an alt-rock quartet walk into a bar. There they meet a punk-prog-psych outfit about twenty years their elder. Shots are ordered. Equipment is trashed. The stage crew…

Damien Jurado Performs Intimate Solo Set at Red 7: Live Review

Although Damien Jurado’s newest record features layers of lush, dense instrumentation, his set at Red 7 last night treated long-time fans to an incredibly intimate solo set. Jurado played alone with an acoustic…

Damien Jurado Brings His Beautiful Sounds to Red 7 Tomorrow

I love Damien Jurado’s new album. This week is packed with great shows. Perhaps you already know about The National, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra, Phantogram, and Vampire Weekend, and we’ll definitely be…

Parquet Courts Feature Sunbathing Animal in Video for “Sunbathing Animal”

Rambling punk rockers Parquet Courts have released a new video for “Sunbathing Animal,” a track that will appear on their forthcoming effort of the same name, set for a June 3rd release date…

Damien Jurado Expands Tour, Shares Video for “Magic Number”

We’re completely in love with Damien Jurado’s newest effort Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. So, it understandable how excited we are to share the news today that not only has Jurado shared…

Show Preview: Pure Bathing Culture & La Luz at Red 7

The last time I saw La Luz, the four girls demanded that the crowd part to create a row down which concertgoers could dance a la Soul Train. Yes. These ladies are awesome….

Angel Olsen Shares 2nd Track “HI-FIVE” From Forthcoming LP

As we previously reported, Angel Olsen’s new LP and first for Jagjaguwar, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, will drop February 18th. This week, Olsen shared from that LP a second song, “HI-FIVE.” The…

Show Preview: Moon Honey at Red 7 Thursday November 21st

Recently, we brought you a video from Louisiana based band Moon Honey. The video and song, which is culled from the bands forthcoming album Hand-Painted Dream Photographs, features lush, ambling, psychedelic arrangement. On Thursday…

The Blow with Love Inks at Red 7: Live Review

For New Year’s Eve 2006, my first blog, Urban Pollution threw a party at the fairly newly opened Mohawk. The bill included A Hawk and a Hacksaw featuring Jeremy Barnes of Neutral Milk…

Those Darlins and Diane Coffee at Red 7: Live Review

While The Blow and Love Inks were providing danceable pop on the Red 7 outdoor stage, the indoor room at Red 7 felt like a whole different era of rock. 70’s glam-rock infused…

Show Preview: The Blow with Love Inks Plus Those Darlins at Red 7, Saturday Nov. 2nd

Let me tell you how much we like The Blow. I once flew The Blow from Seattle to Austin to perform for a New Year’s Eve party sponsored by my blog in 2007….

Fuzz at Red 7 Live Review

Legend has it that a vehicle encounter with a wild hog delayed Fuzz’s arrival in Austin at Red 7 on Friday night. Though the packed crowd grew restless when the band still hadn’t…

Show Preview: Ty Segall’s Fuzz at Red 7 on Friday, October 4th

In the last couple of years, few have been as prolific as celebrated garage rocker Ty Segall. We’ve seen a pair of albums and almost half a dozen shows here in Austin. As…

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…

Austin Punk Veterans The Midgetmen Host 11th Anniversary at Red 7 on May 10th

Austin’s Midgetmen have been at it for 11 years, a testament to the band’s ability to just keep churning out slacker pop-punk power and pulling wild stunts. On May 10th they’ll celebrate those…

Cave Singers Debut New Track “Easy Way”

In advance of their upcoming Jagjaguwar release Naomi, out March 5th, the Cave Singers have debuted a new track over at Boing Boing, which you can stream below. The song features Pete Quirk’s…

Free Week Reflections Featuring Acre Yawn, Tiger Waves, The Couch, and Sour Notes

Other than the outstanding Marmalakes show at Mohawk on the first weekend of Free Week, I had a strangely quiet experience with this year’s event, despite the fact that the “week” has now…

Photo Pop 2012 Showcases Talent of Local Music Photojournalists

This Friday, an event at Red 7 will pay tribute to and exhibit the hard work of some of Ausin’s most important fixtures in the independent music community. No, I’m not talking about bands,…

Akron/Family Live at Red 7

For whatever reason—conflicting schedules or inopportune timing—I have not seen Akron/Family perform in probably five years. Though the band’s basic focus on folk influenced experimental music remains, the band has evolved into a…

The Endless Sour: Sour Notes Tour Kickoff at Red 7

After bringing you several stories leading up to the Sour Notes epic tour kickoff at Red 7, today we have follow-up coverage of the event. As expected, the 14 band show resulted in…

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