With a concert ticket in hand to see a notoriously reclusive legend of the past, one never really knows just what to expect. An artist like Shuggie Otis is an especially curious case. After creating some of the most singularly influential albums of the early seventies, the psychedelic R&B pioneer di ... More >>
Well people, this is not a drill. We are in a full-fledged government shutdown, for the first time in 17 years. Have you noticed how people keep saying that like 17 years is a really long time? Seventeen-year-old people were born in 1996. Think about that, lamestream media. We were doing the Macaren ... More >>
Austin City Limits is just a couple flips on the calendar away. This year's inaugural two-weekend run on October 4 to 6 and 11 to 13 also features a series of late-night shows in Austin. And a run of bands from somewhere on the lineup in other Texas cities, including Houston and Dallas. Most of th ... More >>
OK, one of two things must have happened while I was on vacation this past weekend: Either all music promoters in the world decided to have an official Fire Under Ass Conference, or there's something in the pop star Kool-Aid, because we just got shipped over a mountain of show announcements that I'd ... More >>
Austin City Limits' lineup for 2013 was just announced: Headliners include Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse, Kings of Leon and noted teenage-girl-advice-givers Atoms for Peace. Tickets go on sale May 7 -- early bird passes are sold out but VIP is available if you just can't wait. See also: -50 Don't ... More >>
Careless Loveseeds (self-released)
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
N'Dambi doesn't need a record label. She just needs you to listen.
Off-Centre: A Riot on Old Street (BBE), Beats & Pieces Volume Two (BBE), Funk Rock (BBE)
Inspiration Information (Luaka Bop)