Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Live music review: Black Moth Super Rainbow added to mystery at Mohawk Tuesday

Not much is known about the members of Black Moth Super Rainbow (BMSR) from Pittsburgh apart from the fact the group makes spectacular music. The enigmatic band's show at Mohawk last night drew hundreds of fans who arrived early to get the best vantage point to watch the show Tuesday. The music, however, was not a mystery to the legion of fans that came out. The Hood Internet opened the concert with some throwback dance-party DJ mashups that included a nod to LCD Soundsystem.
In a way, the DJ set constrasted well with BSMR's serious, somber approach.While it is not surprising BMSR attracted a nearly sold-out crowd to the Austin venue on a Tuesday evening, it is gratifying to see... continue reading at

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sir Paul Holds Court in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – Arguably the world’s most influential touring rocker, Paul McCartney, completed a sold out two-night stand for his first ever tour stop in Austin on May 23.  The 70-year-old former Beatle and legendary songwriter had the ecstatic Erwin Center audience eating out of the palm of his hand as he continued rolling out his Out There tour.  It was the tour's fourth performance in North America and McCartney and his band were masterful.  Like The Rolling Stones during their last visit to Austin, Sir Paul took a moment to... Continue reading at MSN Music

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Live music preview: The Boxing Lesson to celebrate release of new album Thursday

One of our favorite local acts, The Boxing Lesson (TBL) are set to celebrate today's release of their long-awaited new album, "Big Hits" on Thursday at The Mohawk. It has actually been five years since Paul Waclawsky and Jaylinn Davidson who make up two thirds of this amazing indie, psych-rock band, put out a full-length album. There have been obstacles along the way like losing their drummer to a drug bust, Paul getting injured in a car accident and an amicable split with their manager. Being the positive people they are, Paul and Jaylinn smiled and soldiered on with the help of ... Continue reading at

Friday, May 10, 2013

Live music preview: Pachanga Latino Music Festival returns this weekend

Pachanga Latino Music Festival is this weekend at Fiesta Gardens. Launched in 2008, the fest has hosted some big names in music like Ozomatli (Los Angeles) and Bomba Estereo(Columbia) as well as local acts, Grupo Fantasma and Ocote Soul Sounds. This year is no exception. Grammy winners, Los Lobos (see the live video at the bottom of page) headline Saturday. Austin's own... continue reading at

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Live music review: Jim James thrills fans at Austin City Limits TV taping

Watching Jim James record his sixth Austin City Limits TV taping Sunday at ACL Live at the Moody Theater brought to mind his spellbinding set at the Heartbreaker Banquet during SXSW last March. In fact, if you attended SXSW, you likely saw James performing music from his new album, "Regions of Light and Sound of God" as.... Continue reading at

Friday, May 3, 2013

Live music review: Neo-Psych steps to center stage in Texas with Austin Psych Fest

AUSTIN, Texas – The Black Angels, current leaders of the neo-psychedelic rock scene popularized by Brian Jonestown Massacre and Echo and the Bunnymen, host their own event called Austin Psych Fest. The sixth annual music festival closed out the main stage Sunday with a rare performance by reformed psych rock pioneers the Moving Sidewalks, led by Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), who played their second show in 44 years at Carson Creek Ranch near downtown Austin. Normally unwelcome, airplanes periodically screaming overhead from nearby Austin-Bergstrom Airport merely added to the surreal ambiance the festival fosters. The Black Angels delivered a characteristically cinematic set just before... continue reading at MSN Music

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Live music review: Austin Psych Fest 2013 photo gallery

Rishi Dhir of Elephant Stone    Photo: Emily Lim
The sixth Austin Psych Fest wrapped up Sunday at Carson Creek Ranch near downtown Austin with a rare performance byThe Moving Sidewalks led by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons. Festival curators, The Black Angels turned in a superlative performance sandwiching their set between the Sidewalks and Austin psych rock legend... Continue reading at