Ringing in your first week of May is a week of music that's as diverse as it gets. We've got everything from Rodriguez, the legendary musician and subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugarman, to the Dwarves, a group of disgusting punk badboys. Get a taste for them by watching cli ... More >>
On September 11, Will Johnson will release Scorpion, his first solo full-length record since 2005. It comes after a four-year stretch in which Johnson has seen his profile heightened by collaborations with Monsters of Folk (Jim James, M.Ward, Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis), New Multitudes (Jay Farrar, An ... More >>
KreayshawnFriday, November 2, at Palladium Ballroom, $17.50The controversial rapper, whose proper debut album Somethin' 'Bout Kreay is out in late September, will be here in early November. It's one of Parade of Flesh's biggest shows yet.
Yesterday, various social media outlets were literally on fire with the news of Centro-matic singer Will Johnson's "supergroup" with the Kadane Brothers and Pedro the Lion's David Bazan.
That almost made us forget about his other other band, New Multitudes, which features Jay Farrar, Anders Parker ... More >>
Woody Guthrie and Will Johnson kinda look alike, amiright?As far as collaborations go, it's hard to imagine that Centro-Matic's Will Johnson would be able to top his stint in Monsters Of Folk, with whom he backed up Conner Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward and Mike Mogus, on the drums. But this morning ... More >>
Bright EyesBright Eyes is the biggest band to come out of Omaha ever. Fronted by indie-rock icon Conor Oberst, around whom the entire city's scene more or less revolves, they're one of the most revered acts of the last decade. But that hasn't stopped them from trying their hands at some outside m ... More >>
A whole three months have passed since we first shared with you the above video for "Only In My Double Mind," the awesome lead single off Centro-matic's forthcoming release, Candidate Waltz. So, we'll excuse you if you haven't seen it yet, I guess. Some things have changed over that time, though -- ... More >>
Swag!Well, mercifully, the last night of SXSW 2011 is finally upon us. And, on this final day, in which luminaries such as Kanye West, Perez Hilton and Rachel Ray are finally letting their presence be known, we finally have a new act sitting atop our buzz power rankings.That's right: Later Kanye; ... More >>
Night fell down on Austin Town and it figured it'd be a busy night. And with The xx and Temper Trap setting the table for LCD Soundsystem, Gogol Bordello, Monsters of Folk, Deadmau5, Matt & Kim, MIA and Muse, Saturday did indeed set it self up to be remembered as ACL 2010's strongest.Except f ... More >>
Caity ColvardProbably the best thing you could see during Phish. Check out more in the slideshow.After the Strokes surprisingly brief (but crisp and solid as a big ol' apple) set, a wave of dude bros and hipsters made their way back through through Zylker (or on to Sixth Street) to catch the end ... More >>
All photos by Patrick MichelsGrace PotterFor more photos from Friday, check out our slideshow. In about half-an-hour, the Temper Trap will cause pelvises to thrust, Monsters of Folk will be thirty minutes from their beastly (two hour) set, and in about an hour LCD Soundsystem will be pluggi ... More >>
Patrick MichelsLots of tough choices to make today--like Bear in Heaven (above) or Pete Yorn early on. A busy afternoon session in Austin had heads spinning on Saturday afternoon--and that much is still the case, as The XX finishes up its set against the Temper Trap, leading into a three-way deat ... More >>
It's that time of year, again. The Austin City Limits Festival line-up was unveiled early this morning via the fest's official website. There isn't any question: This year's docket will have people gabbing--whether it's vitriolic hate or nostalgic, warm-fuzzies. Sure, for many, bashing on the cho ... More >>
We spent 2009 sorting through piles of folk and Americana releases, revising this list in our heads till the bitter end and failing repeatedly to understand the hype behind the Avett Brothers in the process. While a year of listening brought no shortage of pleasant surprises, our hands-down favorite ... More >>
OK, so KERA's musical youth been on the air for, what, 60 minutes? First song played: Santana's "She's Not There" (probably a little too classic-rock for a new-station kick-off, you ask me), followed by Monsters of Folk, Ingrid Michaelson, Telegraph Canyon and ... well, look, the playlist is here ... More >>