Pete Freedman


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  • 7 years ago

    Unabashed about mining the creative pool that is teen angst, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart sound exactly like their name implies; their songs are wistful, longing, heart-wrenching affairs. It's a simple formula, and Lord knows that this New Yor...

  • 7 years ago

    Hayes Carll is nothing if not affable, with his ever-present half-smirk and aw-shucks persona. But don't be fooled by his nonchalant swagger. The 35-year-old Carll, born and raised in The Woodlands, is also quite self-aware. Almost ridiculously so...

  • 8 years ago

    With 1995's Rubberneck, the Toadies became radio mainstays across the country and hard-rock icons at home in North Texas. But somehow they couldn't keep the attention of label Interscope Rec­ords. As was the plan, the band went into the studio...

  • 9 years ago

    It's been three years now since Spin named Austin-via-Denton punks the Riverboat Gamblers to its list of "25 bands to see live right now," but still, the band's penchant for raucous showmanship and borderline out-of-control performances remain its...

  • 10 years ago

    It was a Big Deal time slot: Lollapalooza co-headliners Wilco and Rage Against the Machine were scheduled to go on at8:30 p.m. Saturday, August 2, about an hour after the Toadies' slot at the three-day Chicago festival. Almost all roads in Grant P...

  • 10 years ago

    Austin's Band of Heathens has a nice little notch on its belt: being named the best new band in Austin at last year's Austin Music Awards. Not too shabby. But maybe it was just an off year? Nah, the fellas in the Band of Heathens bring it just fin...


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