Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday gift guide: 10 Austin albums for your favorite music fan

Rather than reading another top records list, consider supporting artists who help "The Live Music Capital" live up to the slogan by purchasing their music for the holidays. The recommendations below are exclusively Austin bands who have put out albums in the last few years we think music fans will love listening to. Included are new releases out this year from Spoon, Brownout and Spanish Gold. There are records from The Wheeler Brothers and The Octopus Project in our gift guide that dropped a couple years ago because they are... Continue reading at

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Live music review: Spoon shines at sold-out KGSR 24th anniversary show

Indie rockers Spoon let music fans know guitar rock is still relevant despite media claims to the contrary last Friday at their sold-out KGSR 24th Anniversary show at ACL Live.  The tour kick-off performance highlighted a several songs from their acclaimed recent release, They Want My Soul. It is no surprise Spoon is still a leading Austin rock band. What is surprising is the band appears to have hit a new peak 20 years into their career when most bands are playing album anniversary shows. Instead, Britt Daniel and company put out what may be their best... Continue reading at

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Music festival preview: Austin Psych Fest reveals Levitation 2015 lineup

Austin Psych Fest marked the rebranding of the eighth annual event as Levitation 2015 by revealing a stellar lineup today. Flaming Lips, Spiritualized, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Tame Impala and festival founders, The Black Angels top the list of bands announced. The renaming comes as the festival welcomes new partners, Transmission Events, the same people who produce Fun Fun Fun Fest. The festival takes place... Continue reading at