Graphic artist Mike Mills starts something new with Beginners.
Philippe Brizard/ WikipediaAlex Chilton in France, 2004Which big names played the Big Star tribute? In the wake of turmoil of the death of Alex Chilton, local media bandied names including Cheap Trick, fresh off a sterling SXSW show at Auditorium Shores, and Paul Westerberg - who had his say-so i ... More >>
Documentary explores '90s define-it-yourselfers
The crowd at SXSW gets younger every year. Wednesday sightings: Eddie Spaghetti and John Croslin, ex-member of Austin cult heroes the Reivers who produced Spoon’s debut Telephono, in the Convention Center’s panelist greenroom; R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills waiting for the “Executive Suites” el ... More >>
Mike Mills's debut is smart, funny and gorgeously sad
Talkie Walkie (Virgin)
Reveal (Warner Bros.)
Mum's the word in the Yoakam camp, but the music speaks for itself