Whether it is with Red House Painters or Sun Kil Moon, the work of Mark Kozelek has always been marked by quiet desperation and a dry, dark sense of humor. A singer/songwriter of immeasurable skill, Kozelek is right at home twisting AC/DC into introspective folk songs.
We spoke to Kozelek from his ... More >>
Thursday, December 6, at Granada Theater, $29-$39
I've been hard on Kozelek's past band, Red House Painters, mainly because in college they radiated an air of preciousness I couldn't accept. As I've gotten older and softer, though, Kozelek's music, namely Sun Kil Moon, has grown on me. ... More >>
The first week of college is here, so the Observer staff is providing you with some tips to get your through the first week/month/year.
My freshman year of college, my roommate used to play Wu-Tang Clan's 36 Chambers every night as she went to sleep. And not just start to finish. On repeat. I liked ... More >>
The Angelus, Crushed Stars
Thursday, July 26
Last night at LaGrange was certainly a sit-down kind of show, but it wasn't a slumber party. Crushed Stars, the acclaimed combo led by Todd Gautreau, proved why they are one of Dallas' hidden treasures. The band rarely plays live (this was their ... More >>
Last year, we detailed five fantastic post-rock bands that scoff at the term post-rock and, more or less, pissed on the very thought of being tagged as such.
With Luna's Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips conquering the grassy hill at the Belmont Hotel tonight as a part of KXT 91.7's Barefoot at the ... More >>
Dirty Projectors have a lot to live up with their forthcoming 2012 album Swing Lo Magellan. Past efforts include an album of Black Flag songs recorded only from memory, and a concept album about Don Henley's life. The band's output has slowed since 2010, when they peaked as blogosphere darlings ... More >>
Crushed Stars' newest record, In the Bright Rain, came out this week, and to celebrate, we asked band mastermind Todd Gautreau and drummer Jeff Ryan about their first shows.
What was the first show you remember seeing? Were you with your parents?
Todd Gautreau: My first show was KISS. I must have b ... More >>
Terry Glaze and Taz BentleySingle WideThursday, January 5Better than: Listening to a guy slaughter songs on an acoustic while trying to eat your lunch at Potbelly.The Single Wide doesn't normally host shows, even if it's just a guy and a guitar. Last night's double bill was a very special one, no ... More >>
Kristina HunkenCrushed Stars' Todd GautreauJust got word from Todd Gautreau, the lone man behind the ethereal act known as Crushed Stars, that he'll be finishing up a new album this coming weekend. The album, Gautreau hopes, will be release in mid-November.The album, tentatively titled Convalesci ... More >>