100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom"
Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins
99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft"
Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>
"Between the Hank Williams pain songs
And Jerry Jeff's train songs
And blue eyes cryin' in the rain
Out in Luckenbach, Texas
Ain't nobody feeling no pain" - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Luckenbach, Texas"
With that introduction, welcome to the first in a five-part series, in which we attempt ... More >>
Tonight, The Melvins will perform at Trees. While perusing the Internet in search of photos, I realized the band has two drummers. I thought about how pointless and excessive it is to actually employ two drummers to support a band, but then I considered how powerful the result can be. Two drummers s ... More >>
True Widow, The Nighty Nite and Joey KendallDouble WideJune 11, 2011Better than: killing a litter of kittens.A few minutes before acclaimed area rock producer and former Paper Chase frontman John Congleton took to the stage at the Double Wide with his new band, The Nighty Nite, for their much-antici ... More >>
Where will we go when Austin stops being so weird?Anyone who has visited Austin's South By Southwest music festival more than once over the last decade has noticed a huge evolution in Austin's
music scene. Most of Austin's longtime music lovers repeat the same cry year after year -- that this on ... More >>
Hate to say we told you so -- in this case, that this new record from True Widow was going to be a big deal -- except, well, that's not true at all. We kind of revel in telling you so, actually.So, yes, we indeed felt that nice, warm and comforting feeling of being right this morning, as we read ... More >>
Eight years removed from its breakout album, Austin's ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead is still riding high off the success of its 2002 release, Source Tags & Codes, the disc that thrust the band into indie rock superstardom, thanks to near-universal praise and acclaim. The band's th ... More >>
Bush reunites, forgets to floss.It looks like this week's edition of Show Announcements could have been written in 1995 thanks to two big shows coming to town. On Friday, October 22, a newly reformed Bush will be passing through town at the Palladium Ballroom. And I'm sure everyone over at Kirtla ... More >>
Better than: The Richard Cheese ironic-lounge covers of "Welcome to the Jungle," "People Equal Shit," "Closer," "The Wall" and "Rape Me" played on the P.A. before Trail of Dead went on. Two or three would have been funny. Eight was outright hostility.The last time I saw ...And You Will Know Us By ... More >>
Dylan Hollingsworth...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead took over the Granada last night, preceded by Funeral Party and Midnight Masses.Be sure and check out Jesse's Last Night review, but if you're looking for more on the show, we've got photos, courtesy photographer Dylan Hollingsworth, in ... More >>