There's more to singer-songwriter Amos Lee than just his pitch-perfect voice.
If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>
In 2008, when Jonathan Meiburg left Okkervil River to focus exclusively on Shearwater, his bird-named band, and his ornithological career studying birds, you could see that Meiburg's other Okker Will Sheff had big plans in mind. (That they would include Roky Erikson, well... not as apparent.) ... More >>
Love's Forever Changes is a crucial element of the soundtrack of my coming of age. With its acoustic guitar base, smart orchestral arrangements (strings and mariachi horns), art-rock feel and poppy lyrics, it stands apart from the most of the music of the psychedelic era. The album is best known for ... More >>
Gilbert Alfaro and Eric Jackson sound off.
Spain Colored Orange Sneaky Like a Villain www.myspace.com/spaincolouredorange Thanks to differences with Spain Colored Orange's former label Lucid Records, the songs on the local psych-pop quintet's brand-new disc Sneaky Like a Villain are already old hat to the band members. For the rest of u ... More >>
My last two entries have been about records that are considered "classics" in some sense or other of the word, but this week, Eat Your Vegetables take a turn for the contemporary. Portland improv/folk/psych/rock/etc. group Jackie-O Motherfucker is one of those acts that's really better describe ... More >>
Right on the heels of Wednesday's announcement of Vanguard's new Doug Sahm tribute album comes Yep Roc's tribute to Chris Gaffney, The Man of Somebody's Dreams. Ironically, it includes some of the same high-profile roots artists who pay tribute to Sahm: Dave Alvin, Los Lobos and Alejandro Escov ... More >>
A well-known local poster artist puts 18 years worth of concerts on sale
The Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter returns
Like the armadillo, an ancient Colombian dance music continues creeping north Super Estrella I've always had a theory that if the cumbia ever made the jump into the English language, it would sweep the world. A show this Saturday featuring the reunited El Super Estrella and the debut of cumbi ... More >>
Los Abandoned perform, with All in Your Head opening, on Thursday, October 12, at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland. Call 713-880-2100 for more info.
Scattered Pages' urban art-country music is as pretty as its hometown is ugly
Wack puts this whole Franz Ferdinand thing into context
Tijuana Sessions Vol. 3
Houston was the city of syrup long before DJ Screw came on the scene
An open letter to Racket from Rick Mitchell, with Racket's reply
An open letter to the organizers and music bookers of the Houston International Festival
The Decemberists bring their magic-realist, Picaresque new album to town
Heard It on the X
...And other SXSW adventures
Mosquitos meld the Big Apple and Brazil
Trains and the vintage sounds of the Swank Countrypolitans bring a time warp to the Continental Club
Los Skarnales are set to release a new full-length with a new lineup
The twentysomethings in Longwave resurrect the Reagan era's cool underbelly
The death of a mourner mars Kinney Abair's funeral
Mary Cutrufello's leaving makes us wonder: Is your band a Krogers, Randalls or a Fiesta?
Vindication comes a year after "Agent 307" prevented Mahotella Queens from performing at I-Fest
All the suits began to fall off (Tiger Style)