For over 20 years, the Mother Hips have expertly offered a soulful, psychedelic sound that just seems to flow in the Northern Californian waters. Although it's been a while since the band's last album, the groove-tastic Pacific Central Dust, was released in 2009, word has it that a new album is nigh ... More >>
The ShinsThursday, October 11, at House of Blues, $39.50The Shins were sort of indie-rock darlings until they got Braff-ed in the mid-Aughts. That's when they blew the eff up. We haven't heard much from them since 2007's Wincing the Night Away, but now that they've got a new one under their belts -- ... More >>
The Austin City Limits Music Festival line-up was announced at midnight, and I'm kind of miffed that RHCP are billed above Neil Young. Beyond that, you've got the usual ACL formula: the top tier of tried and true go-to festival acts (no surprise seeing the Black Keys or Jack White on this bill).Then ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area."
-- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
In case you're already blinded by the golden aura of 2012's major releases -- The Shins, T.I., Soundgarden, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Sigur Ros -- we want to make sure you don't forget about some other sure-to-be-top-notch albums that will see release next year. They may not shine on the iT ... More >>
Walking through the front doors of Whiskey Cake on Christmas Eve, my father says it best: "I feel like I'm in the movie Deliverance." The abundance of rustic wood, plaid and whiskey barrels lend a backwoods-stillhouse vibe that's further reinforced by our handsome blonde server, who sports suspender ... More >>
Smile Smile's Ryan HamiltonDelightfully catchy.That's exactly how you can describe the folk-flavored indie pop being made by the boy-girl duo Smile Smile. Members Ryan Hamilton and Jencey Hirunrusme are riding high on the success of their Kirtland Records-released sophomore offering Truth on Tape ... More >>
ZYour daily dose of national music news for Friday, June 25, 2010...James Mercer must already be bored of Danger Mouse. He already has boatloads of material for The Shins he's written on tour with Broken Bells.The battle of former mall-pop queens Tiffany and Debbie Gibson is finally coming. Thanks ... More >>
The Cavern's concert calendar has been a little bit dry of late, but that changes somewhat this weekend with Saturday night's lineup of Throw Me The Statue, The Brunettes and Nurses rolling through town as part of an impressive touring triple-bill.
In this week's paper, contributor Chris Parker cha ... More >>
In this week's dead tree version of DC9, Darryl Smyers checked in with Fruit Bats leader Eric Johnson about a number of things, but mostly about how his own band differs from the other bands he plays in, a list that includes Vetiver and The Shins. And Johnson's thoughts on the matter?"What I do i ... More >>
But who will watch Rorschach and the rest of The Watchmen?Brothers Todd and Greg Brin used to front Magneto Combo which released four albums starting in 2001 and culminating with the magnificently titled Betty White Knows Her Porn in 2007. But since Magneto Combo bit the dust, the brothers Brin h ... More >>