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2012 Stories by Audra Schroeder

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  • Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

    published February 16, 2012

    Interesting that Beck produced both Stephen Malkmus' latest album, Mirror Traffic, and Thurston Moore's 2011 LP, Demolished Thoughts. The two... More >>

  • Nervous Curtains Calculate Infinity

    published February 16, 2012

    Sean Kirkpatrick and I are talking at a table at Strangeways, a brick-heavy East Dallas bar with '80s dance music blaring from a speaker and... More >>

  • Preview: Zorch, Saturday, February 11, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

    published February 9, 2012

    Austin synth/drum duo Zorch have yet to release a proper album, but last summer's cassette on experimental label Insect Records showed just how... More >>

  • Review: Ben Kweller Flies his Kite

    published February 9, 2012

    For those who thought Ben Kweller was being cute by releasing a country album that coincided with his move back to Texas in 2009, his latest... More >>

  • Tiger Dick Makes the Magic Happen

    published February 9, 2012

    In a cozy house in Denton this particular Tuesday night, conversation runs the gamut from pig's blood in the Trinity River to being attacked by... More >>

  • Fate Lions Rally 'Round a New 7-inch

    published February 2, 2012

    Forth Worth's Fate Lions just dropped some hot wax on Plano's 7-inch-centric Tree Fall Sounds to follow up their 2009 full-length Good Enough... More >>

  • Legsweeper and More Come Out of the Swamp

    published February 2, 2012

    Hey, swamp thing. Phoenix Project is now 406 Arts, and they're throwing an appropriately crusty punk-rock house party. Dallas duo Legsweeper,... More >>

  • The O's Keep it Trill

    published February 2, 2012

    The O's just spent a month on an East Coast tour with the Old 97's, and this marks their triumphant return. Taylor Young and John Pedigo are... More >>

  • King Khan & the Shrines Spray You Down With Love

    published February 2, 2012

    The last time I went to a King Khan & the Shrines show, I was sprayed with at least three different fluids and burned myself with a cigarette... More >>

  • Lydia Loveless Kicks Over the Bar Stool in Your Heart.

    published January 26, 2012

    "Well if you really wanna raise your voice to me/ It's gonna change how I feel about you, buddy, but it won't change me." Lydia... More >>

  • Eccotone, Fungi Girls

    published January 19, 2012

    Another door-kicker of a night at Queen City Hall. Fungi Girls may have the distinct honor of being Cleburne's best band. So good, in fact,... More >>

  • Loretta Lynn

    published January 19, 2012

    When we talk about feminist icons in music, why is it country legend Loretta Lynn rarely makes the list? The singer from Butcher Hollow,... More >>

  • Thou, The Body, True Widow

    published January 19, 2012

    A metal show in Sons of Hermann's old bowling alley on a Monday night? Sounds like some spirits are gonna be rattled loose, especially with... More >>

  • The Boom Boom Box fights against the robots

    published January 19, 2012

    The passing of four calendar years since the release of their debut EP has not been lost on The Boom Boom Box. While you've been wistfully... More >>

  • A Monday Night at the Slip Inn: Was It Real or Just a Dream?

    published January 19, 2012

    "Did you hear about that guy on the news?" "Oh, yeah. But what do you expect when you have a gas-huffing problem? One day you're going... More >>

  • Hacked & Slashed

    published January 12, 2012

    Billed as a night of "horror scores and terror synths," DJs Gabriel Mendoza and Gavin Guthrie will be on hand to screw and chop (or hack and... More >>

  • Bill Frisell & Carrie Rodriguez

    published January 12, 2012

    Austin fiddler Carrie Rodriguez gets around with collaborators, and always manages to make it seem like more than just a fling. She made half a... More >>

  • Neil Hamburger

    published January 12, 2012

    When he's not railing against the odiousness of Axe Body Spray or espousing the gastrointestinal dangers of Taco Bell on Twitter, America's... More >>

  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    published January 12, 2012

    If you've ever seen Mean Girls, you may have caught a reference to Ladysmith Black Mambazo, but the South African vocal group is much more than... More >>

  • Dennis Gonzalez Yells at Eels featuring Alvin FielderAkkolyte

    published January 12, 2012

    What other musical family is so entwined in each other's output that both their grindcore and jazz projects can realistically be reviewed in... More >>

  • Bright Light Social Hour

    published January 5, 2012

    We know what you're thinking: "Hey, all four members of Bright Light Social Hour have the same length hair — they're a jam band! Hey,... More >>

  • Willie Nelson

    published January 5, 2012

    Hey, Austin. Where's Willie Nelson's statue, huh? Oh, it's coming in early 2012? Fine, this performance at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth will have... More >>

  • Heartbreak on Mars III

    published January 5, 2012

    Yes, it's a slow week. It's also the birthday week of Elvis Presley and David Bowie, who probably could have knocked out a pretty sweet collabo... More >>

  • Missing Esme: Making sense of loss in the new year

    published January 5, 2012

    I was having a hard time figuring out what this column would be about this week. Resolutions? Hot new bands? The fact that three East Dallas... More >>

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