Articles by: Lee Ackerley

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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The Best and Worst at Day For Night 2017 (FESTIVAL REVIEW)

As a native Houstonian, it is a strange feeling to have an event in our city considered the paradigm of ‘cool’. Sure, Houston has incredible museums, an expansive ethnic food offering, and is home to ...

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Metz Unleash Pulsating Noise Rock on Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

A Metz appearance in Austin is like Christmas come early for dissonant rock enthusiasts in town, of which there are many. An army of black-clad testosteroned adolescents, long-haired metal vets, and discerning bespectacled hipsters all ...

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Boulevards Talks Emotional Funk, Collaborating with Neon Indian, Style (INTERVIEW)

Jamil Rashad AKA Boulevards has two releases to his credit, including last year’s dance-laden breakout album, Groove!. Riding a wave of momentum, Boulevards has made a quick return with the recently released Hurt Town, a high-energy, funkadelic ...

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Bully Deliver Fiery Grunge Rock Performance in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Alicia Bognanno, lead singer of Bully, is a manifestation of the spirit of 90’s grunge rock personified in a youthful and determined frontwoman. The voice of Courtney Love, the appeal of Cobain, and the studio ...

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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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