Thursday, March 28, 2013

Live music preview: Caveman, Hard Proof, The Couch, The Boxing Lesson

Before SXSW Festival even begins to fade from memory, Caveman return to Austin on Monday to showcase their new self-titled album. Hard Proof Afrobeat and Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band will get things shaking Friday at Holy Mountain. Saturday, The CouchThe Boxing Lesson and... Continue reading at

Monday, March 25, 2013

5 SXSW Music 2013 Must Watch Acts

 John Paul Pitts of Sufer Blood getting up close to fans at SXSW
South by Southwest (SXSW) 2013 Music Festival has been over for almost a week which has given time to let the avalanche of live music performances sink in a bit. As often happens during the festival, new, exciting bands emerged from the cacophony of sounds heard throughout Austin during the event. This short list of artists you must watch is... Continue reading at

Monday, March 18, 2013

Live music review: Smashing Pumpkins SXSW Red Bull Sound Select secret show

The final evening of the 2013 edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival concluded with several marquee "secret shows". MySpace brought in Justin Timberlake, Samsung invited the Purple One (Prince) and ACL Live hosted John Fogartywith an all-star bill that included Austin favorites, the Wheeler Brothers. Add The Smashing Pumpkins to that list as.. Continue reading at

Friday, March 15, 2013

Live music review: SXSW Heartbreaker Banquet with Jim James, Michael Kiwanuka

Yesterday at Willie Nelson's Luck, Texas ranch, dozens of touring artists gathered for the second, semi-exclusive, Heartbreaker Banquet featuring Jim James (My Morning Jacket, Monsters of Folk), Michael Kiwanuka, Elle King, Spirit Family Reunion, Phosphorescent, Shovels and Rope and Austin's own... continue reading at

Monday, March 11, 2013

Live music preview: Top 5 SXSW 2013 Free Day Parties

f you are attending South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival then you have likely been overwhelmed by the sheer number of day parties held during music week. Frankly, we feel just like you. In the list created for you, find a recommendation for each week day that do not require a badge or cost anything. Selected events are heavy on Austin bands because we love Austin music and we want you to know about all the great artists like... Continue reading at

Monday, March 4, 2013

Live music review: Wheeler Brothers CD release at Emo's glittered like gold

Much has been made of local stalwarts, The Wheeler Brothers from the popularity of their debut album, "Portraits" to their six AustinMusic Awards (including Best New Band) last year to an appearance at last summer's, Austin City Limits Festival. Saturday, the band performed at Emo's to celebrate the release of their sophomore effort, "Gold Boots Glitter" and appropriately, Texas Independence Day. The much-anticipated... Continue reading at