SXSW

  • Glove: “Hearing the crowd sing our songs back to us has been a surreal feeling…” (5/9 at JB’s w/ APTBS)

    This coming Monday, May 9th, contemporary noise rock legends A Place To Bury Strangers return to Johnny Brenda’s.  However, I’m actually far more excited about the opportunity to see Glove, who will be providing direct support.  Glove are a four-piece, hailing from Tampa, Florida who, earlier this year, released...
  • The Aquadolls: “Let’s make it a party!” (3/25 at WCL)

    This Monday ALT 104.5 made the announcement that Incubus and Sublime with Rome will be coming to Waterfront Music Pavilion Friday, August 5th.  However, the announcement failed to emphasize the very coolest band on the bill, The Aquadolls, who will be handling opening duties…  But don’t worry, for those...
  • BLACKSTARKIDS: “It’s the three of us just bonding.” (11/2 at UT w/ beabadoobee)

    Upon asking them if they’ve noticed patterns amongst their fans and earliest supporters, BLACKSTARKIDS tell me, “They’re always really cool every time.  There must be a correlation .”  The band, that oozes early 2000s nostalgia, kick out a brand of jams that Alternative Press characterized as a “sunny version...
  • Indigo Sparke: “I’m trying to be present in the moment right now.”

    “The album was inspired by spending a lot of time in the desert, spending so much time in movement across the country, and being in a kind of particular poetic, existential state at a reflective time,” says Indigo Sparke of Echo, her debut LP, which was released this February...
  • Mara Connor Talks COVID and Covers

    Last week Southern California singer/songwriter Mara Connor released the Decades EP, a celebration of some of the greatest songs of the second half of the twentieth century and also some of Connor’s best musical friends, with whom she collaborated on the five-song EP.  Connor covers songs by Fats Domino,...
  • Get to Know Deeper, This Wed. at B&S

    Post-punks Deeper may hail from Chicago, but the band, who are double-headlining Boot & Saddle this Wednesday, September 4th, with Chicago peers Dehd, have some ties to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.  The band have been touring their self-titled debut for more than a year, which...