Articles by: Joey Willis

Courtney Barnett Maintains Signature Rock Sound While Maturing as a Songwriter With ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Following the release of her debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Australian rocker Courtney Barnett was suddenly everywhere. Seemingly touring non-stop, she captivated new fans and old with her ...

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Dr. Dog Put On Energetic Performance of New Songs and Fan Favorites in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Over the past decade and a half, Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog have been busy releasing albums every year or two and touring incessantly. 2016 saw both the release of The Psychedelic Swamp early in the year ...

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Angels, Ministry and More Trip Out at Austin’s LEVITATION (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Following a last minute cancellation of the festival in 2016 due to weather, Levitation (formerly Austin Psych Fest) took a year off to consider the best way to carry on. This year Levitation returned to ...

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Dr. Dog Shine With Infectious Ballads and Psych Rock Sounds on ‘Critical Equation’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Over the past decade and a half, Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog have been busy releasing albums every year or two, and touring incessantly. 2016 saw both the release of The Psychedelic Swamp early in the year ...

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Loma Demonstrate Musical Chemistry Through Slowcore Soundscapes in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Austin has no shortage of musical acts, so it’s little surprise that many decide to collaborate on side projects. Such is the case with Loma, a team up between Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg and the duo ...

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The Decemberists Step Outside Comfort Zone With Synth-Laden ‘I’ll Be Your Girl’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Almost two decades on from the release of their debut EP, 5 Songs, The Decemberists have finally decided to take their sound in a new direction. Up to this point, the band has garnered quite ...

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Ratatat’s Mike Stroud and White Flight’s Agustin White Join Forces as KUNZITE With Debut ‘Birds Don’t Fly’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Two decades on from meeting while touring with their respective bands, Mike Stroud (Ratatat) and Agustin White (White Flight) have formed a new collaborative project, KUNZITE. Their debut LP, Birds Don’t Fly, came together via ...

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HOLY Evokes Groovy Feelings With Dark Pop Sound on ‘All These Worlds Are Yours’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

After relocating to Stockholm from his native town of Umeå in Sweden, Hannes Ferm, aka HOLY, began the process of making his second LP. All These Worlds Are Yours is both similar and different from ...

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Django Django Expand Electro-Psych Sounds With ‘Marble Skies’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

UK art rockers Django Django are back with their third album, Marble Skies. The album finds the London-based band expanding further the electro-psych sounds that permeated their first two albums. Django Django have a special ...

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Mix Old and New Songs For High-Energy Austin Performance (SHOW REVIEW)

Since their debut album, B.R.M.C., in 2001, San Francisco-based rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have garnered a steady following of fans. Though their name brings to mind a band that might have more heavy ...

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