Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fun Fest, the most porous and some say the most, well, fun alternative-music festival, capped off a series of headliner leaks by announcing its full 2013 lineup Tuesday morning. Sort of. Through a series of videos and Instagram posts, Fun Fun Fun had previously leaked so many 2 ... More >>
Remember being in school and having to listen to all those awful educational songs? Our teachers would do anything to teach us, but most often they really have no idea what will appeal to anyone under the age of 40, so it gets hairy when something perceived as cool, like "that rapping stuff," gets i ... More >>
Ever wonder which of your favorite bands are named after movies? So have we. So we went out and did a little bit of research. BANDS NAMED AFTER ACTUAL MOVIES My Bloody Valentine: The seminal shoegaze act took their name from a low-budget 1981 horror movie about a guy who really, really hat ... More >>
That's Enough, Carlos Santana: Carlos Santana has to be one of the most overrated rock artists of all time. Never once has his noodly, choogly brand of boring stoner-rock managed to ignite even the tiniest spark of interest for Fails. Yeah, the guy's got some serious guitar chops. But as any ... More >>
St. Louis post-punks So Many Dynamos are ready for battle with The Loud Wars.
For every relationship, both failed and successful, there's a song that reminds you of that special (or not-so-special) person whenever it plays. Not to be used with the more cliched "our song," which is picked by both parties and can, most of the time, be repeated out loud with some pride. For the ... More >>
Much like their associates in Houston's own Bring Back the Guns, the Paper Chase (a.k.a. the pAper chAse) combine the infectious weirdness of the Pixies with the wry self-consciousness of the Dismemberment Plan and the menace of Drive Like Jehu. The Dallas quartet is led by acclaimed independent pro ... More >>
Just Like "Heaven"
Troubled Hubble packs a one-two wallop of great music and an even better live show
Take combustible hip-hop, add a dash of indie pop, and watch the jaws drop
Sunday, March 14
After hatching a new plan with The Egg, Shiner continues to scramble its sound