Articles by: Lee Ackerley

Flying Lotus Celebrates Halloween in Austin (PHOTOS)

Flying Lotus brought his otherworldly canvas of electronic sounds to Emo’s in Austin, Texas for a show on Halloween night.

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Wavves Ignite a Sweaty Punk Party in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Ripping and bashing through a sixteen song set that ignited a sweaty punk party, Wavves had made their way to Austin once again, this time laying waste to Emo’s on a Wednesday, October 25th. The ...

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Atlas Genius Keeps Austin Crowd Transfixed With Indie Pop Catalogue (SHOW REVIEW)

An intimate venue carved into of Austin’s downtown 5th street, Antone’s Home of the Blues now hosts a variety of music. On Sunday, October 22nd, Australian indie pop band Atlas Genius played the historic venue ...

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Father John Misty Charms Austin With Folk God Set (SHOW REVIEW)

Joshua Tillman is the ‘hipster messiah’ who brings his eclectic indie folk to sold out shows around the world. Under the moniker Father John Misty Joshua has become a master of writing portentous songs that ...

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Protomartyr Balance Thought-Provoking Sounds and Cathartic Rock on ‘Relatives In Descent’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Protomartyr is a band anyone with a rock and roll backbone anyone can get behind. Formed by middle-aged music fans stewing in the ennui of working class Detroit, Protomartyr doesn’t hint towards being contrived or ...

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Chelsea Wolfe Offers More Dark Seductive Components On ‘Hiss Spun’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Our dark sorceress of winter has returned with her fifth official album, Hiss Spun. Chelsea Wolfe is a truly unique purveyor of gothic imagery and soul-baring songwriting that simultaneously rings the bell of impending doom. ...

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Tenacious D Mix Brotherly Vibes, Rock and Roll, and Comic Relief in Austin (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

At a time when hurricanes are rapid-firing across the continent, nuclear war feels closer than ever before, and the news cycle spews a constant stream of vitriol, comic relief is a necessity to keep us ...

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Metz Rock With Speed And Fervor On Near-Perfect ‘Strange Place’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It’s hard to believe that Strange Peace is only the third full-length record from the Canadian trio known as Metz. These noise rockers have been playing together since 2008 and have a live show that ...

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Cut Copy Continues High Caliber Legacy With ‘Haiku From Zero’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Consistent musical quality and perpetual growth are the calling cards of the Australian electro dance wizard, Dan Whitford, of Cut Copy. Sailing into his fifth full-length album, Haiku From Zero, since forming the dance-centric quartet ...

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

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 ...

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