Articles by: Lee Ackerley

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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Cut Copy Satiate Cravings For Liberating Dance Experience in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Ending a three-year touring hiatus and touting a new album of songs, Cut Copy arrived back in Austin on March 30 to a rabid fan base that craved a liberating dance experience. Having been to ...

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Broken Social Scene Explore Entire Catalogue With Powerful Austin Set (SHOW REVIEW)

Broken Social Scene returned to Austin on Friday, March 23 for a comprehensive performance at Stubb’s BBQ that did not disappoint longtime fans. The Canadian music collective, formed in 1999, has a revolving door of ...

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Little Dragon Unleash Electro Dance Party on Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

With the SXSW festival looming over Austin and a near infinite amount of bands and events taking place Friday, March 9, the hottest event ended up being a high-energy electronic dance show put on by ...

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Andrew W.K. Retains Powerful Party Persona On ‘You’re Not Alone’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

There is no other musician in the public conscious quite like Andrew W.K. The Michigan-raised rocker claims titles like motivational speaker, club owner, radio personality, and music producer. Many remember W.K. for his controversial album ...

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MGMT Returns To Pop Glory On ‘Little Dark Age’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

MGMT continues the inside joke of their satirical songwriting on their latest album,Little Dark Age, with a tip of the hat to convention. Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden wrote their mega-pop hits “Kids”, “Time to Pretend”, ...

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‘Snares Like A Haircut’ Captures No Age’s Sheer Magnitude & Velocity (ALBUM REVIEW)

Tethered to their punk mother culture, No Age continues to experiment with various aesthetics, auras, and sounds. The duo, consisting of Dean Spunt and Randy Randall, is coming up on a decade since their debut, ...

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