Articles by: Joey Willis

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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Grizzly Bear Captivates Austin With Lush Soundscapes (SHOW REVIEW)

After the unfortunate cancellation of Sound on Sound Fest, the bookers of the festival worked to get as many of the artists scheduled to play into venues around Austin during the original festival dates. Currently ...

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Third Eye Blind Give Austin a Welcome Dose of Rock Nostalgia (SHOW REVIEW)

It’s almost difficult to believe that we are now twenty years out from 1997 and all the great music that was released that year. Grunge was on the verge of taking its last breath and ...

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‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen’ Presents Rock and Roll History From Fan Perspective (BOOK REVIEW)

To say that rock and roll is deeply imbedded in the history and culture of the Western world would be an over simplification to the extent of which music holds sway over us. Even though ...

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Heaters Deliver Polished Psych Rock With ‘Matterhorn’

Since the release of their debut full-length LP, Holy Water Pool, in 2015, Michigan-born psych-rock band Heaters have been churning out an album each year. Matterhorn is the follow-up to last years, Baptistina and continues ...

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Mutual Admiration Society: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile’s ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ Makes For Quirky/Indie Delight (ALBUM REVIEW)

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are both respected songwriters in their own right. After meeting each other and jamming, the pair decided to make a split EP which eventually evolved into a full-fledged album, Lotta ...

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Day 3 of ACL 2017 Leaves Much To Be Desired (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

It may not come to a surprise to anyone that Sunday made for a pretty lazy day, both in terms of the bands playing and the energy of the audience after a weekend full of ...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Spoon, Angel Olsen and More Top Day 2 of ACL Fest 2017 (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

It’s no surprise that the second day of Austin City Limits Music Festival saw an influx of people attending earlier in the day. Many of the younger demographic found themselves watching A$AP Ferg, however most ...

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