There is one thing that rock trio the Whigs would like the general music public to know: the Athens, Ga.-based group has nothing to do with the '80s/'90s (and since-reunited) alt-rock band of a similar name, albeit with the addition of a certain well-known central/south Asian country in the moniker. ... More >>
Widespread Panic Bayou Music Center October 27, 2013 There was once something in my life that was the best possible thing ever and was regularly available, but then I moved and it became much less regular. So I forgot about it, then I remembered it and I forgot how much I loved it, and it came back ... More >>
Futurebirds Fitzgerald's August 2, 2013 Friday night, Athens, Georgia-based alt-country rockers Futurebirds made their way to a crowded Fitzgerald's for a rambunctious showcase of their tunes. The Washington Avenue crowd found itself a bit north of its normal destinations, as people crowded the ups ... More >>
Kylesa, Blood Ceremony, White Hills, Lazer/Wulf Walters Houston May 16, 2013 Ever notice how some weeks just never seem to end? There's nothing worse. On those occasions when each and every workday feels scientifically engineered to kick your ass, Thursdays can be the longest days of all: the weeke ... More >>
Of Montreal, Wild Moccasins, French Horn Rebellion Warehouse Live, December 3 Of Montreal's sunny psych-pop brims with such starry-eyed youthful bliss that it might be a little sobering for aging hipsters to remember that Kevin Barnes' crew was once peers with Elf Power, Olivia Tremor Control and T ... More >>
Today local indie-rockers The Tontons finally released their clip for "Golden" onto the world, with the clip written and directed by Tom Adams and the band's own Tom Nguyen at War'Hous off Main. In addition to premiering the video, they also announced new tour dates into early November, including ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerBuxton at Rudz in AugustLonesome Onry and Mean has been spinning local sensation Buxton's upcoming release Nothing Here Seems Strange for almost two weeks now. And we're sorry, but we still don't get it. Maybe we are old and jaded and out of it, but to us it sounds l ... More >>
remhq.comFeeling Gravity's Pull: R.E.M., 1980-2011Sad news out of Athens, Ga. today: To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at ... More >>
UT disappoints againFirst they get dropped from the top spot by Playboy. Now the Princeton Review barely keeps them in the top 10. How is the University of Texas going to keep being known as a top Party School if it can't get no respect? The Princeton Review's various surveys of colleges ca ... More >>
Between Facebook rants, David Lowery juggles Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven and a solo project.
Rebecca Lang is a writer and cooking instructor based in Athens, Georgia. She travels the country teaching classes at cooking schools (and also at such places as Williams-Sonoma, Whole Foods and Central Market), and appears regularly in cooking segments on the nationally syndicated show Dayti ... More >>
The best Texas albums of 2009...or what we could squeeze in.
After many, many years, Rocks Off is beginning to realize that it's possible to have a worthwhile musical experience nowhere near a stage. Ironically, the band responsible is Drive-By Truckers, whom we've seen live more often than probably any other save Wilco, Rev. Horton Heat and a handful of o ... More >>
During his Fourth of July road trip to San Antonio, Lonesome Onry and Mean found himself listening to Maria Taylor's excellent LadyLuck and wondering how he could have been so remiss in not reporting on such a fine record. Producer, singer, writer, arranger, Taylor is a huge multi-threat talent who ... More >>
So I totally dig these instrumentalists from Athens, Georgia, and based on the crowd last night, I apparently fit right into their target demo. The area in front of the stage was packed with white dudes in their late twenties and early thirties. The drummer was situated up front and in the middle, ... More >>
Closed since February 2008 - not long after it had relocated from the Heights - due to lack of an occupancy permit and other necessary city paperwork, East End performance-art/music venue Super Happy Fun Land (3801 Polk) finally reopened this week. The converted warehouse now has an occupancy load c ... More >>
Of Montreal overreaches on the gratuitous Skeletal Lamping
This Athens foursome sticks to the experimental hardcore they know instead of jumping the shark into instrumental
Long before the White Stripes became one of the decade’s definitive bands – hell, before Jack and Meg even met, let alone married and divorced – Jucifer were doing the ridiculously loud boy-girl guitar-drums duo thing, only with Amber Valentine handling the amped-up fretwork and Edgar Livengoo ... More >>
New releases from the Apples In Stereo and Of Montreal pick up the thread of a legendary collective
A dialogue with a local indie punker about the cultural cringe
Of Montreal proves there's life, funk and creativity after Elephant 6
Sunday, October 2, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727
Saturday, June 11, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263.
Sludge, spread across the land, makes some people vomit and others very rich
Saturday, March 19, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263.
The Drive-By Truckers ain't just whistling Dixie in their van
The Dirty South (New West)
This fan has her own Dashboard Confessional to give
Southern rock comes in for another revival
Vic Chesnutt died 20 years ago. Catch him live this week.
The electro-pop duo's name was cute. Then came September 11.
The Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera redeems Skynyrd and the South
Widespread Panic makes its bucks the old-fashioned way