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SXSW 2020 Preview – Interview: Moaning Talks “Uneasy Laughter”, Sobriety, & DIY Music

By: Curtis Sindrey – Moaning, the musical effort from vocalist/guitarist Sean Solomon, bassist/keyboardist Pascal Stevenson and drummer Andrew MacKelvie, will follow-up their 2018 self-titled debut with Uneasy Laughter via Sub Pop Records on March 20th. What happens when an abrasive rock trio trades guitars for synths, cranks up the beats and leans into the everyday anxieties of simply … Continue reading

SXSW 2020 Preview – Interview: Ellis Talks “Born Again”, Anxiety, & Emo Bands

By: Curtis Sindrey – Ellis – Hamilton, Ontario’s Linnea Siggelkow – will release her debut album, Born Again on April 3rd via Fat Possum. Produced by Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Solange, Grizzly Bear), Born Again arrives as the follow-up to Ellis’s debut EP The Fuzz—a self-released, self-produced effort. In a departure from the viscerally charged dream-pop of The Fuzz, … Continue reading

SXSW 2020 Preview – Interview: John Alan Simon Talks “Out of the Blue” 4K Restoration, & the Genius of Dennis Hopper

By: Curtis Sindrey – Dennis Hopper’s 1980s masterpiece Out of the Blue has been given the 4K restoration treatment and will be screened at this year’s SXSW. Discovery Productions, Inc. (John Alan Simon and Elizabeth Karr) finished the 4K digital restoration in August 2019, and have since organized a successful Kickstarter helped fund the project. Simon and Karr … Continue reading

The Shins and Spoon Announce 2017 Co-Headlining Tour Dates

By: Staff – Hot off the back to back release of two of the most acclaimed albums of the year—The Shins’ Heartworms and Spoon’s Hot Thoughts — two pioneering acts whose singular styles defined the sounds of the early aughts and mid-90s respectively will join forces for four once-in-a-lifetime dates. The Shins and Spoon bill will hit the following cities … Continue reading

Stream Weezer’s New Song “Feels Like Summer”

By: Staff – Weezer have released a new song entitled “Feels Like Summer.”  The song is available now via all digital services/streaming providers for purchase and listening. Watch the video below. Following the band’s Grammy-nominated album Weezer (The White Album), which saw them expanding their classic sound in bold new directions, “Feels Like Summer” is the first taste of Weezer’s forthcoming eleventh album, … Continue reading

Tour Diary: Thieves – “Rookies of the Year Tour”

By: Nathan Helton – Born out of Austin TX, Thieves is an aggressive pop punk band made up of four members whose love for energetic music and convictions for a hard work ethic brought them together. Using powerful riffs and atmospheric guitar leads, the Texan natives deliver a uniquely refreshing twist to the pop punk scene. They parallel this with … Continue reading

Spoon Announces New Album “Hot Thoughts”

By: Staff – Months of speculation come to an end today as details of the new Spoon album can be confirmed: Austin’s rock ambassadors will release their ninth album, Hot Thoughts, on March 17th via Matador Records. Reuniting the band with the label that released their 1996 debut, Telephono, and following on Spoon’s streak of three consecutive Top 10 albums — Ga Ga … Continue reading

Photos: Pandora SXSW 2016 Discovery Den – Bloc Party, Troye Sivan, Charles Bradley

Photos by: Rachel Murray & Dave Mangels –  The 2016 Pandora Discovery Den, which featured a diverse lineup of 39 performers across dance, Americana, hip-hop/R&B, and rock, closed out SXSW 2016 last night with performances by Bloc Party, Troye Sivan, Charles Bradley, Autolux, Grizfolk, Hinds, Bleached, and Tor Miller.

Bloc Party announce 2016 North American tour dates

By: Staff – Bloc Party have announced new North American spring tour dates. Touring on the heels of their new record HYMNS, the four piece will also be playing select festivals including SXSW in Austin, TX, Shaky Knees in Atlanta, GA, and Governors Ball in New York, NY. For full tour listing, including European dates, please see below. The band, consisting of Kele Okereke (vocals, … Continue reading

Stream the new PUP track “DVP”

By: Staff –   It’s been nearly two years since beloved Toronto punk band PUP released a new song and today, the wait is finally over. The ferocious four-piece have released “DVP”, a song that the band has been performing live since early 2014. After playing 300 shows in the last two years across North America, Europe, and … Continue reading