Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
The internet's stomach continues to churn over our Top 20 Worst Hipster Bands post, which -- as I noted in our "correction" -- inspired widespread anger and funny death threats involving oral sex from sharks. Someone even whined that it made him want to quit writing about music. Boo hoo!
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Monday, August 27
Summer's here and the time is right for a pure-pop escape. Sisters Chelsea (lead vocals and guitar) and Justine Brown (drums) lay down a simple, unabashedly irony-free form of pop that layers '60s garage rock with dreamy harmonies. "I'm just a piece of g ... More >>
Divine Fits features Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Britt Daniel from Spoon. Watching the new act at the Bootleg last night was probably a lot like watching a Phoenix rise from the ashes. Boeckner served as lead singer and guitarist, while Daniel played bass.
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Britt Daniel, Craig Finn, No Age, Ryan Adams, Dave Grohl, and others
Bob Mould Tribute
November 21, 2011
*Our slideshow of the concert
*Bob Mould -- Largo at the Coronet -- July 27, 2011
You know how these lovefest all-star tributes to our legend-looming creative artists ca ... More >>
What a frickin' jam session it could have been. Last night at the Hot Rats' LA debut at Spaceland, most of the members of the Radiohead, LA-based producer Nigel Godrich, and Britt Daniel of Spoon, were spotted. As the Rats, which consists of two members of ace Brit guitar band Supergrass, Gaz Coombe ... More >>
If you do a Google Image search for "Austin" this is one of the first things that pops up. Two girls at the 1998 Austin Corvette Day. Granted, this probably has nothing at all to do with SXSW--yet judging by my first impressions of this place, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if by the end ... More >>