This past July, a herd of music crazed fans piled into the New Braunfels river-side venue for two nights of Austin’s favorite band Ghostland Observatory. After a long day of floating the river, the braided singer and caped keyboardist’s sounds were the perfect way to end your day.
However, for some, Ghostland merely served as an [...]
“Hey, hey now. I know we’re having a good time, but you can’t jump around the stage so much. I’m not Girl Talk, I actually have vinyl up here.” That was what Z trip told the crowd when his music was skipping at Austin’s fun fun fun fest last year. Oh, poor Girl Talk…
Well, this [...]
they play for the most “random” & ridiculous audiences in the times I have seen them…
UT Austin frat party – Blonde sorrostitutes and Tahoe-tastic frat daddies….and me
San Fran and Austin – lots ‘o hipsters(inevitably)…and me
Rothbury –hippies, ravers, w00ks…and me
I grew to love them more and more because they are just one-of-a-kind, but UT ‘s show [...]
Everyone loves an 80’s cover band. Duh. But the Spazmatics are undeniably tubular – and I’m not just saying that because I’m an arrogant Texan. The helmet-wearing bassist, neck brace-strutting singer, sweatband-bound guitarist, and geeky drummer culminate 80’s songs, costumes and personalities to make their show one-of-a-kind. They started off as just one band but [...]
This band is truly representative of the Live Music Capital of the World. They are diverse, exciting, genuine and real. Although they are all Texas natives, it is a pleasantly eclectic bunch. There is the Italian drummer with a fro, the red-head hipster cowboy with his sultry rock voice, the Dazed and Confused look-a-like who [...]
Like any new relationship, there are ups and downs, surprises and let-downs. Take Passion Pit and my relationship for instance:
Pre-SXSW: All my friends were talking about them. “You just HAVE to see them!” they would say. I was intrigued.
SXSW, Austin: I was surprised, enthralled, and excited for a new fling with this fresh group. In [...]
With Drew Barrymore and many others in attendance to see the 10+ band at the SXSW PureVolume 4AM show, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros kept us awake and rowdy with their jam-rock-grab-an-instrument- and-wail-attitude. I stumbled upon them thoroughly convinced that if the Ken Kesey acid test gang had a band, it would be like [...]