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HHHF

June 24, 2016

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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

Exciting news! Starting July 6th, Austin Mic Exchange is moving to Wednesday at 8PM at Spider House Cafe and Ballroom. This means that you work-a-day stiffs (read: me) will finally be able to hear the dope shit coming straight out the mouths of Austinites and still get home in time for your secret Whataburger binge and 11PM bedtime. What [...]

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Neon+Demon

June 23, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: The Neon Demon

Pre-Screening Stance: Bronson is a great movie.  Drive is a great movie.  Only God Forgives is not at all a great movie.  I’d love to say I’m feeling like Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film will be this or that, but the weird trailers for it have left me unsure of what to expect. Post-Screening Ramble: The Neon [...]

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CEG

June 23, 2016

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Cymbals Eat Guitars

After the bouncy first single, Wish, from Cymbals Eat Guitars impending fourth full length proved to be good but kind of weird, I wondered how the band would follow it up.  Well, now I know, as they’ve has let slip another track.  It sounds like their older material (i.e. it rocks and there’s no wild [...]

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ShowOTWF

June 22, 2016

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Show Of The Week

If you’ve been listening to my radio show, 101X Homegrown, over the last month or so, then you already know what I’m excited about this weekend.  If you haven’t been listening (why not, man?), then I’ll just tell you – it’s My Jerusalem’s album release party at 3TEN on Saturday.  Their new LP, A Little [...]

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BS

June 21, 2016

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Bad Sports

If you’re into the punk scene in Austin and/or Denton, then you probably already know that Bad Sports is an all-star group of sorts.  Guitarist/vocalist Orville Neeley can usually be found fronting the always rad OBN IIIs, and both bassist/vocalist Daniel Fried and drummer Gregory Rutherford are in the great Radioactivity.  In August the trio [...]

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TM

June 20, 2016

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The Tallest Man On Earth

While clearing out my inbox on Saturday I noticed I had a new – seemingly one-off – tune from The Tallest Man On Earth (aka Kristian Matsson).  The song is pretty stripped down (it was apparently recorded late one night while on tour), and it’s really damn good.  So good in fact that it’s had [...]

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RedHot

June 17, 2016

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Frankie’s Top Red Hot Chili Peppers Tracks

John here!  I can’t say I’ve ever thought of myself as a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan.  They have some songs I like, some that I don’t, and overall I think that they exist in a part of my brain that simply tolerates their existence.  What’s stranger is that while they’re one of the biggest [...]

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finding-dory-movie

June 16, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Finding Dory

Pre-Screening Stance: Finding Nemo is a fantastic film, a total classic with great characters and a wonderful story.  Can’t say I’ve ever wanted a sequel though, especially one that’s based around Dory.  I mean, she’s certainly a wonderful little fish, but that character is a gimmick, kind of like Mater in Cars, and we all [...]

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TLS

June 16, 2016

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The Lovely Sparrows

My longtime pal Shawn Jones has finally (and when I say finally, I mean FINALLY) reignited things with The Lovely Sparrows, and I’m oh-so-excited about it.  Believe or not, but myself, SOTO and The Lovely Sparrows have been connected for roughly a decade.  That’s some serious history!  Also, it makes me feel old when I [...]

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ShowOTWF

June 15, 2016

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Show Of The Week

This week it’s difficult to not be all about the Solstice Festival.  On Friday there are club shows (or parties, if you prefer that word) all over town with the likes of Magna Carda, Big Bill, Night Drive, Tele Novella, The Eastern Sea and lots more.  Then on Saturday the actual “festival” part of Solstice [...]

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Doomtree

June 14, 2016

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Doomtree

Minneapolis’ Doomtree dropped a new track yesterday.  I was hoping it meant that a follow-up of some sort to last year’s super excellent All Hands was on the way, but it appears to be a one-off single.  Bummer.  On the bright side, the press release that came along with the song did note that the [...]

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Preoc

June 13, 2016

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Preoccupations

In case you missed it, Viet Cong are now known as the Chad VanGaalen-suggested Preoccupations.  This is a good thing, as the world wasn’t exactly accepting of the band’s original name, and now everyone can move on and just focus on the music.  Hooray!  Below you’ll find the first single off of their upcoming sophomore [...]

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ManyNames

June 10, 2016

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MNYNMS (Remix Premiere)

Houston’s very own MNYNMS (pronounced Many Names) are on the verge of releasing two EPs.  Rite Of Passage is one, and it’s all originals, and the other is made up of remixes of Oracle, which is the first single off of the former.  One remix is currently available (you can listen to it and the [...]

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Raised Eyebrows F

June 10, 2016

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Raised Eyebrows: Private Press Primer (Randy)

Hey, It’s June! Where in the hell did the time go? You ever wonder about all those odd records you see floating around resale shops and vintage stores? The ones that feature photos of strange men and women and incredible fonts. There are many of these kinds of LP’s and most of them SUCK, but [...]

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ChookRace

June 9, 2016

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Chook Race

While trying to decide where or not I actually like the new tunes from Angel Olsen (it’s very Lana Del Rey, which is weird), Sleigh Bells (lackluster opening, kill outro) and Deap Valley (not sure if trying too hard or not trying at all), I came to the realization that all I really wanted to [...]

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