Articles by: Lee Ackerley

Metz Unleash Cathartic Noise Rock Performance in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Canadian noise rock trio Metz returned to Austin on Wednesday, October 3 and proceeded to eviscerate a crowd of cochlear sadists. The audience beholden to the Canuck rockers was an eclectic mix of bespectacled hipsters ...

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Ghostland Observatory Begins New Chapter With Triumphant Dance Pop on ‘See You Later Simulator’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The Austin-based duo Ghostland Observatory – Aaron Behrens and Thomas Ross Turner – haven’t released an album in eight years, an eternity in the ADD-like music industry, but the synth-heavy excitement pulsates and shines like ...

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Interpol Strives For Another Black Classic On Sixth LP ‘Marauder’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The sound remains the same, and for a band like Interpol, that’s not a terrible thing. Their sixth studio album, Marauder, has the same twinkling guitars and apathetic vocals that serve as perfect catnip to ...

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The Lemon Twigs Take Musical Liberties On ‘Go To School’ Musical (ALBUM REVIEW)

The Lemon Twigs have taken liberties. Their latest album, Go To School, is a musical about a monkey’s trials and tribulations of fitting into a human school. While there are unmistakable flashes of brilliance, and ...

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Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson Offer Contrasting Sets in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

The Twins of Evil 2018 tour, featuring Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, was an example of duality on many levels. The two industrial metal heavyweights, who arrived in Austin’s Circuit of the America’s venue during ...

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Six Acts We Loved at Float Fest 2018: Tame Impala, Modest Mouse, The Suffers and More (FESTIVAL REVIEW)

It’s easy to tear down a music festival. The festival is too crowded, the lineup is too one-sided, or the tickets are too expensive. The fact is, music festival’s are inherently a hassle and the ...

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Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case Balance the Soothing and the Soaring in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

A sweltering night in June would provide the backdrop for an intimate performance by Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case, who hit Austin on June 9. While Circuit of the Americas is a world-class venue, the ...

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Parquet Courts Push Outside Convention With Superb ‘Wide Awake!’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Six albums in eight years defies the conventional laws of supply and demand for most bands. Even the most ardent fans might have a hard time digesting a catalog that would span a most regular ...

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Penguin Prison’s Chris Glover Talks Remixes, Touring, Goals and More (INTERVIEW)

Chris Glover, who performs under the name Penguin Prison, has been making music in New York City for over a decade now. While Chris has kept a steady stream of infectious electro-pop hits flowing throughout ...

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Cut Copy Talk ‘Haiku From Zero’, Life On Tour and More (INTERVIEW)

Cut Copy is currently on tour in support of their latest album, Haiku From Zero (REVIEW). The Aussie dance maestros have been electrifying audiences since their inception in 2001, and their effectiveness in delivering on the ...

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