Ghostland Observatory | See You Later Simulator

It's always later than you think. Especially when you're gone. Look no further than Ghostland Observatory. It's been five years since this Austin electro duo went on an extended...

Primal Fear | Apocalypse

Judas Priest can only make so many albums. And only so many more albums. Which is why the world needs bands like Primal Fear. For those who can't get...

Tony Molina | Kill the Lights

It's said brevity is the soul of wit. Turns out it goes pretty well with indie-pop too. Especially when Tony Molina is at the controls. Like Guided by Voices'...

3.2 | The Rules Have Changed

First there was 3. Now there is one — singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Robert Berry. Prog fans may remember him from 3, his short-lived, long-forgotten 1980s trio with none...

Musicians I Love to Interview – Or Not

When you write about music for as long as I have — more than 35 years and counting, off and on — you end up interviewing your fair share...

Sophie | Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides

Beauty and truth come from within. Sometimes deep within. But even when they're contained and constrained far beneath the surface of a dark exterior, they will inevitably burst forth in...

Nude Party | Nude Party

Clothes might make the man. But the band? Not so much. If you believe the press bumpf about this shaggy North Carolina sextet, they come by their naughty name...

Miles Kane | Coup De Grace

Some guys need to reinvent the wheel. Others are content just to let it roll. Anyone who's spent any time listening to the work of Miles Kane — be...

Kinky Friedman | Circus of Life

Many moons ago, I bumped into Kinky Friedman one night in Austin. And I mean bumped; we were basically shoved into each other in the crowd at a typically...

Kevin Gordon | Tilt & Shine

Keith Richards, Levon Helm, Irma Thomas, Southside Johnny and plenty of others have covered his songs. Lucinda Williams has recorded a duet with him. Members of the E Street...

Jimmy LaFave | Peace Town

You always think you're going to have enough time. Time to get all your affairs in order. Time to say proper goodbyes to those you love. Maybe even time...

Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen | OTO Live Party

Music might not be the universal language. But it's certainly an international one. Exhibit A: The latest collaboration between Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen. For those who aren't up...

Goat Girl | Goat Girl

Poise, personality, intelligence and individuality are impressive qualities to possess at any age. Discovering them in a bunch of teenagers and young twentysomethings — well, that shoots way beyond...

Garcia Peoples | Cosmic Cash

The first thing you need to know about Garcia Peoples: It's a band, not a person. The second thing you need to know: The Garcia in question is probably...

Fantastic Negrito | Please Don’t Be Dead

Fantastic Negrito is "kind of a superhero," his alter-ego Xavier Dphrepaulezz told me a couple of years ago. Well, he's certainly got the origin story for it. In the...

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