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MORE FROM SXSW: FROM BACK ROADS TO THE MOON

by lisa ‘sparkplug’ jaycox Surrounded by trucker hats and extremely bushy beards (the kind where you’re not sure where his mouth is), I wasn’t sure what I had gotten myself into on Thursday night of SXSW. When the girl behind me yelled out “Gingers Rule!,” I was satisfied I’d found a subculture I don’t normally [...]

DEAD BANDS: MINERAL

by chuck bell Many great bands have died without finding any kind of mainstream success. There are countless reasons why these bands do not blow up: their sound is too abstract for radio play, they split for personal reasons before they can be discovered, they do not have the means to tour enough to get [...]

NEW LABEL & ALBUM FOR VANDERSLICE

by rico (pic by autumn de wilde) John Vanderslice has teamed up with Austin label Dead Oceans (Akron/Family, Bishop Allen) to release his upcoming album entitled Romanian Names. It will be the Gainseville-born musician’s first release since Emerald City came out in 2007 on Barsuk. Vanderslice seems psyched about his new label, commenting on his [...]

QC INTERVIEW: THE SHIVERS

by ryan s. The Shivers remain one of the most underrated acts in the NY indie scene despite their cult classic tracks “Soho Party” and “Beauty.” Three albums in, front man Keith Zarrielo demolished and rebuilt the band last year. They now approach a fourth release, a headlining show at the Blender Theatre next week, [...]

WHITE DENIM IN YOUR FACE

by ro I didn’t want to take B’vegan’s sloppy sex but their post was lame and White Denim needs love. You probably know by now, but White Denim’s new album is out on digital release in the U.S., via themselves starting yesterday. These fools are a cool success story because they’re chill unassuming instrument aggressors. [...]

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS 9/26-9/29

by zander nation  Austin perennially holds its place amongst the indie rock league leaders. Every September, Austin City Limits serves as the city’s festival followup to South by Southwest and brings droves of music addicts from around the globe. The 2008 lineup may yield somewhat to years past, but the knock is slight with acts such as [...]

FUN FUN FUN FEST LINEUP ANNOUNCED

by phil Not only fun to say, but fun to attend. Organizers announced the lineup today for the third annual Fun Fun Fun Fest featuring headliners Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and The National along with Bad Brains, Minus The Bear, Clipse and plenty more. The two day festival kicks off Saturday, November 8th at [...]

NEW HEARTLESS BASTARDS COMING SOON

by rex hilliard Cincinnati trio The Heartless Bastards haven’t released an album since All This Time in 2006 and have been ruminating on new songs for what seems like forever. I ran into lead singer Erica Wennerstrom in Austin last September and at the time she told me Theres no real timetable, it takes me [...]

JAMES MCMURTRY TOUR FOR JUST US KIDS

by radigan phelps James McMurtry is a little more country than we usually delve in our little indie blog. But his second album Just Us Kids (Lightning Rod Records, Apr. 15,2008) features some top notch song writing and melodies to bob with. He also hates on Bush enough to sway any hipster into giving him [...]