Jon Langford’s ‘Four Lost Souls’ Straddles R&B and Roots Rock (ALBUM REVIEW)

Jon Langford’s ‘Four Lost Souls’ Straddles R&B and ...

Anyone lucky enough to bear witness to the beautiful, booze-fueled carnage that is a Waco Brothers concert can attest to frontman Jon Langford’s charismatic and ever unpredictable stage presence. Aside from giving notoriously uninhibited live performances, “bad luck Jonathan” is also an accomplished visual artist (his work appearing everywhere from  ...[more]

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton Keep It Low Key On ‘Choir of the Mind’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton Keep It ...

Emily Haines isn’t the type to give anything away. With a career that includes such diverse ensembles as Metric and Broken Social Scene, the only consistency that can be counted on is her interest in adventure. After all, her  two previous solo outings — Her 2006 full length release Knives Don’t  ...[more]

Rusty Young Takes Break From Poco With Solo Debut ‘Waitin’ For the Sun’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Rusty Young Takes Break From Poco With Solo ...

[rating-7.00] If it seems implausible that Waitin’ For the Sun is Rusty Young’s first-ever solo album, it’s well to keep in mind his long-term role in the seminal country-rock band Poco. His  innovative steel guitar playing, not to mention his vocal harmonies, highlighted the group’s sound from its 1968 inception  ...[more]

James McMurtry Tells Stories With Unsterilized BS Sensor at Baton Rouge’s Manship Theatre (SHOW REVIEW)

James McMurtry Tells Stories With Unsterilized BS Sensor ...

Today’s world is a chaotic place, full of anger and vocalized disappointment in government; a place where families cling to each other in safe solidarity and the everyday workingman is the backbone of small communities. And it is in times like these that the ghost of Woody Guthrie’s words, the  ...[more]

Jawbreaker, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Ministry, The Regrettes Among Standouts at Riot Fest 2017 (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Jawbreaker, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Ministry, The Regrettes ...

Since late 2016 it was known that Riot Fest 2017 was going to feel different. For those of you that didn’t know, last December co-founder Sean P. McKeough passed away suddenly from a stroke. After that the fest decided to scale down a bit and instead of appearing in multiple  ...[more]

Ben Folds Mixes Fan Favorites, Requests and Covers in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Ben Folds Mixes Fan Favorites, Requests and Covers ...

Ben Folds emanates a magnetic nerd-rock charisma that allows himself to orchestrate audiences with the same dexterity that his fingers have upon his piano keys. A Sunday night at Stubb’s in Austin saw Ben Folds curate a festive and sing-a-long type of atmosphere for his legions of followers. While Folds  ...[more]

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Big Sick’ Comes Home

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Big Sick’ Comes Home

The best romantic comedy in years is now available to own....[more]

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Circle’ as a Case Study for What Can Go Wrong

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Circle’ as a Case Study ...

Star power and premise aren't enough to sell The Circle....[more]

‘The Who: Live At The Isle Of Wight 2004’ Shows Band In Stellar Transitional Form (DVD REVIEW)

‘The Who: Live At The Isle Of Wight ...

Like their British brothers-in-arms the Rolling Stones, The Who is getting in the habit of regularly releasing old concerts in their entirety on DVD/Blu-Ray for public consumption. This time out it’s their set at the Isle Of Wight Festival in 2004, where they headlined Saturday night to a worshipful crowd  ...[more]

‘Alive with the Dead-‘ Susana Millman Shares Personal Recollections From New Book of Grateful Dead Photography

‘Alive with the Dead-‘ Susana Millman Shares Personal ...

Alive with the Dead: A Fly on the Wall with a Camera, a compendium of Grateful Dead photos and stories from Susana Millman was recently released. This spectacular book represents 25 years of Millman’s work with the Grateful Dead. In conjunction with Glide, Millman has provided her thoughts on some of  ...[more]

The Moontower Comedy Festival: A Feast For The Funnybone

The Moontower Comedy Festival: A Feast For The ...

Moontower Comedy continues to prove itself to be a jewel in Austin's festival season, and a must attend event for comedy fans....[more]

George Harrison’s ‘I Me Mine – The Extended Edition’ Tells All About The Quiet One (BOOK REVIEW)

George Harrison’s ‘I Me Mine – The Extended ...

Leave it to George Harrison to affix a title to his memoirs as sardonic as the man himself. Not usually given to open-ended discourse, much less personal revelations, the late Beatle’s autobiography, I Me Mine, is replete with deceptively casual aphorisms about life and art. As such, the book depicts  ...[more]

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