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Show Of The Week

August 31, 2016

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Do yourself a favor and start your holiday weekend with The Midnight Stroll’s record release show this Friday at Hole In The Wall.  The band, which features Aaron Behrens (of Ghostland Observatory) and Jonas Wilson, have put together a really diverse sounding effort in Heartbreak Bugaloo, and it should be celebrated!  Cover is $6 and the first 100 in the door will get a CD.  Be there.

Side note, Casual Strangers and Myles & the Long Shots are set to open.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- The Wine Down with Blue Healer at 3ten ACL Live

Thursday:
- The Stacks, Tyler Jordan & The Negative Space, Basketball Shorts, Lola Tried at Barracuda
- Beat Imprint, My Education, Darkbird, Evil Triplet at Cheer Up Charlies

Friday:
- The Deer at Waterloo Records
- Dreamboat, Wildfires, SMILE, Greg Mullen, Triplets, Kodachrome, The Eastern Sea at Cheer Up Charlies
- Crooked Bangs, US Weekly, plax, Fluffer at Hotel Vegas
- The Midnight Stroll (record release), Casual Strangers, Myles & the Long Shots at the Hole in the Wall

Saturday:
- The Blind Pets, The Ghost Wolves, Chief White Lightning, Nathan Edge at The Swan Dive

Sunday:
- Holy Wave, Pale Dian, Leather Girls, Typical Girls at Hotel Vegas
- Rotel Vegas Chili Cookoff with Sailor Poon, Teenage Cavegirl at Hotel Vegas
- Grape Street, The Lulls, Toast Party, Linen Closet at the Mohawk
- Honeyrude, Scenery, MCG, Burgess Meredith at Barracuda

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Mono

August 30, 2016

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I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting to hear something official off of Mono’s upcoming album, Requiem For Hell, so (of course) I’m really excited that a track has finally arrived.  The headphone-worthy, Steve Albini-produced gem awaits you below.  Expect to get swept up in it.  Enjoy.

:Mono – Ely’s Heartbeat:

Requiem For Hell is due out October 14 via Temporary Residence LTD.

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Car Seat Headrest

August 29, 2016

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Every time I see the name Car Seat Headrest, I cringe.  It’s a terrible, just totally dumb name that I want to erase from existence.  I love the music though, and I definitely believe that band-main-brain Will Toledo is as talented as can be.  Check out the act’s recent release, Teens of Denial, for proof of that.  Or, if you’re short on time, you can just hit play on the slow burner below, which was made for a film called Loudini.  Enjoy.

:Car Seat Headrest – Does It Feel Good (To Say Goodbye):

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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

August 26, 2016

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In lieu of me attempting to encapsulate some small part of the hip-hop universe for you this month, I’ll just pass on this accurate, amazing, and hilarious article from Mass Appeal called You’re Not An Old Head, You’re Just Old. Let’s all read that, listen to this mix, and reflect on how we talk about this genre of music and its artists.

SONG OF THE MONTH: The video for Nobody Speak by DJ Shadow feat. Run the Jewels. It’s a knock-down drag out political battle, and seeing old white men say the words of El-P and Killer Mike is somehow very stirring.

:A Tribe Called Red - R.E.D. Feat Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear:
:De La Soul – Royalty Capes:
:Eve – She Bad Bad:
:Danny Brown – Pneumonia:
:Madchild – Nature of the Beast:
:Lizzo – BGSW:
:Ana Tijoux – La Bala:
:Rae Sremmurd ft. Lil’ Jon – Set the Roof:
:Maurce “Mobetta” Brown – Meanwhile Back at the Ranch feat. Jean Grae:
:Slug, Aesop Rock & M.F. Doom – Put Your Quarter Up:
:DOOM – Gazzillion Ear:
:Step Brothers – No Hesitation feat. Styles P:
:Kate Tempest – Don’t Fall In:
:Bambu – Ain’t No Future in Yo’ Frontin’:

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American Football

August 25, 2016

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Well looky looky at American Football, they’re now set to release their sophomore full length a mere 17 years after their debut album hit store shelves!  At this point there is no denying that emo is all the way back, yeah?  I certainly think it is.  Anyways, slap on some headphones, rally up a small frown, and then spend some time with the first single from AF’s upcoming LP.  Enjoy.

:American Football – I’ve Been So Lost For So Long:

The band’s self titled album is due out October 21 via Polyvinyl.

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Show Of The Week (Powered by Pulsr)

August 24, 2016

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My good buddy Nathan (from Austin Town Hall) and me via my radio show, 101X Homegrown, have a rad gig happening this Saturday at Barracuda.  It’s a total Back To School Bash with a loaded bill that features Shivery Shakes, Basketball Shorts (creators of one of my fav albums this year – Hot And Ready), Summer Salt, Young Girls, Mean Jolene, Rose Selavy and Plantation Band.  What a lineup!  And the best part is that it’ll only cost you $5.  That’s right, for $5 you’ll get to see seven of my favorite bands out of Austin (and Houston).  You’d be super silly to miss it.

By the way, if $5 is just way too pricey for you, then shoot me a note HERE with the subject TUITION IS EXPENSIVE AND I’M BROKE.  On the day of the show I’ll randomly draw someone for a pair of guest list spots.

Check it out on Facebook HERE.

PS – If you’re inclined to see me twice this week, I’ll be at the Oasis on Friday for a show I booked for 93.7 KLBJ.  It’s FREE and you’ll get to see A. Sinclair, Nic Armstrong And The Thieves and PT Banks.

Thanks to Pulsr for sponsoring this week’s column!  For those of you who don’t know, Pulsr is a social discovery application meant to answer the age-old question “What should we do tonight?” By using personalized content and a live social media feed, Pulsr helps locals get the most out of living in Austin by showing the best live music, trendy restaurants, happy hour specials and more. Pulsr aims to help locals get out and live by joining with others to explore all Austin has to offer. The app is available for download for iOS and Android in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

You can find each show on Pulsr by clicking on the first band.

Tonight:
- Plantation Band, Gossamer Frontier, Lord Buffalo, Bennet and Jodi at Hotel Vegas
- Al Lover, Botany, Teevee, Dark Palaces, DJ Boozwa at Barracuda

Thursday:
- Common Velvet, Jinx and the Hammer, Summertime Fun Band at Hotel Vegas
- Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Pleasers, Jean, Teenage Cavegirl, The Two Lips at Cheer Up Charlies

Friday:
- John Wesley Coleman III at Oskar Blues Brewery
- San Saba County, Henry Benjamin, The John Pauls at Lamberts
- Major Grizz, Birthday Club, Big Coat, Slomo Drags at the Mohawk
- A/B (formerly Chipper Jones), Grivo, Dry Spell, Sidechick at The Sidewinder
- Ex-Legionnaires, Xetas, Casual Burn, Oozer at The Sidewinder
- A Giant Dog, The Zoltars, Honey Bucket at Hotel Vegas
- The Boxing Lesson, Paceshifters, Residual Kid, Wildcat Apollo at Empire Control Room
- Megafauna, Muchos Backflips, Noooooooo!, Guy Town at the Hole in the Wall
- The Used at Emo’s

Saturday:
- Early Brunch with Spray Paint at Hotel Vegas
- Kay Odyssey, Pataphysics, She Sir, The Dizzease at The Swan Dive
- The Used at Emo’s
- Z-Trip, Chorizo Funk at the Belmont
- Scott Biram, Alien Knife Fight, Ghostwriter at Grizzly Hall
- Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Of Mice & Men at Austin360 Amphitheater

Sunday:
- Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

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Movie Breakdown: War Dogs (Noah)

August 19, 2016

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Pre-Screening Stance:

Todd Phillips is one of the defining comedic directors of our time. You might not love everything he’s done – I sure don’t – but his broad-faced dissections of male relationships in times of trouble and tragedy are, well, deeply ingrained into the pop culture consciousness. So, what happens when he turns the corner and strides down the garbage-strewn alley of dark comedy? I don’t know.

Post-Screening Ramble:

From the outside, War Dogs looks like any other Todd Phillips film – there’s a couple of man-children, a road trip of sorts, a lot of bad behavior that ends in some sort of emotional, though zany, resolution. And, to be honest, it is, but War Dogs, to its credit, pushes Phillip’s almost two-decade long “analysis” of man’s never-ending attempt to, well, grow up into the darkest corner of his directing career. The film follows the true story of Efram Divoroli (Jonah Hill) and David Packouz (Miles Teller), a duo of Miami-twenty-somethings who get in too deep in the, uh, international arms game. It has all the touchstones of a Phillip’s film (That Hangover Trilogy Phillips that’s full of flash and wealth, not his more humble, more abstract Old School self) – slow-mo driving, slo-mo shooting, a male relationship that develops and changes and breaks and breaks again over the course of the film. Phillips’ films are ostensibly about growing up in the most minute of shades, and Teller’s character Packouz, does just that, creeping his way upwards from a newly-married massage therapist, unhappy with his life of day-to-day drudgery, into a multi-million dollar arms dealer with the law on his tail. Both the actors stand out here, Teller continues to impress at playing a certain type of every-bro, the cool guy you always knew might have a little more under the surface. But truly it’s Jonah Hill’s film, as Phillips let his character run wild, a sort of overweight cartoon in action, his dialogue peppered with a helium-induced titter. He’s the Devil to Packouz’s “angel” and it’s a strong performance that picks up the film when it starts to drag. Phillips does good work here, and if this is his transition into darker territory it bodes well for what comes next. Though this can be said, wrapping your film about the production and illegal sales of guns into a comedy, no matter how dark it is, is a tricky prospect. The comedy allows the average viewer, regardless of their gun politics, into the ring, but also weakens the statement – guns are bad – that the director is trying to make. At times, though again to Phillip’s credit not often, the film wants to go for an easy joke over a more difficult moment, and you can feel the pressure of the film deflate slightly. Phillips has grounded his shift in style in the works of the masters – Scorcese especially – so the film feels authentic and gritty but somehow still a part of the moneyed Miami scene. And though it never sticks out as anything particularly original – in the greater context of films or Phillip’s own oeuvre – it’s a solid flick about friendship, growing up, and a couple of bros learning to shoot guns.

One Last Thought:

I gwt Adam McKay and Todd Phillips confused easily. Their films touch, from very different angles on similar themes (man-children) and their rise to the top of comedy’s pile of butter happened almost concurrently. And then, at just the same moment, both pivot to this more political type film, as if in backrooms over expensive bourbon the two challenged each other to push the next boundary. It’s probably not true, but hey, take a look, their films weirdly mirror each other.

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Quickdraw: Bon Iver, Phantogram, Weaves, LVL UP, The Tallest Man On Earth

August 18, 2016

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Bon Iver – 22 (OVER S00N) (Bob Moose Extended Cab Version):  I’m not sure why, but I just listened to this new Bon Iver track.  It’s fantastic!  What a leap forward for an already great band.  22, A Million is due out September 30 via Jagjaguwar.

:Phantogram – Cruel World:  I haven’t been able to connect with the latest singles from Phantogram, but this track is something else.  One more like it and I’ll definitely go back to being excited about their upcoming LP.  Three is due out October 7 via Republic.  See the band at Sound On Sound Fest in November.

:Weaves – Help (Beatles Cover):  Weaves recently let slip this Beatles cover, and I can’t get myself to take it off of repeat.  It’s such a quirky, charming little number.  This track appears to be a one-off effort that was done for fun, so grab it while you can.

:LVL UP – Hidden Driver:  Whenever I listen to this LVL UP track I get a really strong Neutral Milk Hotel vibe, and I’m super into it.  More please.  Return To Love is due out September 23 via Sub Pop.

:The Tallest Man On Earth – Rivers:  Here’s the second (seemingly) one-off track that Kristian Matsson (aka The Tallest Man On Earth) has released while out on the road.  It’s just as magical as the one that came before it.

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Show Of The Week (Powered by Pulsr)

August 17, 2016

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On Saturday you should head to Spider House for their 20th Anniversary Party.  Not only is the event FREE, but there will be a giant water slide and a Tito’s Vodka dunk tank!  Also – and this is the best part – there’s a pretty rad bill that consists of The Octopus Project, Mobley, Ringo Deathstarr, Foot Patrol, The Peach Kings, Dead Music Capital Marching Band, Shivery Shakes, MCG, Wonderbitch, The Rotten Mangos, Orthy, Pleasers, Rose Selavy, Magic Rockers of Texas, Loteria, NGHT HCKLRS and Teevee.  Whew.  That’s a hell of a lineup.  Also, I mentioned it’s a FREE event, yeah?  Doors are at 2:3pm.  Be there.

Check it out on Facebook HERE.

Thanks to Pulsr for sponsoring this week’s column!  For those of you who don’t know, Pulsr is a social discovery application meant to answer the age-old question “What should we do tonight?” By using personalized content and a live social media feed, Pulsr helps locals get the most out of living in Austin by showing the best live music, trendy restaurants, happy hour specials and more. Pulsr aims to help locals get out and live by joining with others to explore all Austin has to offer. The app is available for download for iOS and Android in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

You can find each show on Pulsr by clicking on the first band.

Tonight:
- John Wesley Coleman, Ballantynes, Plantation Band at Hotel Vegas

Thursday:
- Night Beats, Deep Time, Tamarraon at Hotel Vegas

Friday:
- Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Super Thief, Boss Eye, New China at Beerland
- Promised Land Sound, My Golden Calf, Reservations at The Sidewinder
- Lee “Scratch” Perry, SubAtomic Soundsystem, Mindz of a Different Kind, DJ Notion at Flamingo Cantina
- Big Bill, Mannequin, Pataphysics at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Hard Proof, Roxy Roca, Mama K and the Shades at the Parish
- Western Youth, Daniel Markham, Randy Reynolds at Lamberts

Saturday:
- Deep Time, Pema, Foreign Mothers, Hola Beach, Soaked, Lantic at Cheer Up Charlies
- Moving Panoramas, Roses, Outsider at Hotel Vegas
- Pennyfest with Riverboat Gamblers, Quiet Company, Ume, Sharks in the Deep End, Darkbird, Otis the Destroyer, Good Field, Ruby the Rabbitfoot, The Dirty Heat, Ghostbunny, Jack Ferrara, Scott Collins, Edison Chair at Empire Control Room
- Lemuria, Looming at The Sidewinder
- Lee “Scratch” Perry, SubAtomic Soundsystem at Flamingo Cantina
- Sometimes a Legend, The Sour Notes, Lola Tried, Bantam Foxes at The Swan Dive

Sunday:
- Alice Cooper at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

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Movie Breakdown: Kubo And The Two Strings

August 16, 2016

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Pre-Screening Stance:

I hadn’t even heard of Kubo or his two strings until I started getting slammed with TV spots for the film while watching the Olympics.  It looks good though.  Or maybe I’ve just been so inundated with “IT’S GREAT!” quotes that I feel the need to agree?  Guess we’ll see.

Post-Screening Ramble:

Kubo And The Two Strings is a nice late-summer gift.  The film, which is a beautiful mix of CG and stop motion, is about Kubo, a one-eyed boy who supports himself (and his despondent mother) by telling stories with origami figures that come to life whenever he strums his shamisen (a traditional Japanese three-stringed lute).  It’s not a great life, but Kubo makes the best of it and all is well … until he accidentally reveals his location to some wicked family members who want to do him harm.  This is when Kubo’s quest to save himself begins.  I know that sounds way serious – and it is in some parts, as the boy and his unlikely crew (a monkey, a beetle and a miniature origami samurai) are regularly put in scary/dangerous situations – but from the get-go director Travis Knight mixes in the right amount of humor and heart, and that steadily provides the adventure film with an overall endearing tone.

There are a couple of things – mainly some wonky voice work and a rushed-feeling third act – in Kubo And The Two Strings that have me unwillingly to declare it as good as Pete’s Dragon or Finding Dory, but it’s got such a neat story and an even neater look that I legit think it would be silly for you to not scoop up the kids and head to the theater this weekend.

One Last Thought:

I’m split on whether or not Matthew McConaughey should be doing voice work.  He’s got such a unique drawl that it’s actually kind of distracting whenever his character speaks.

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Quickdraw: The White Stripes, Lucy Dacus, Ian Sweet, Forth Wanderers, Jonny Fritz

August 16, 2016

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Music!  Enjoy.

:The White Stripes – City Lights:  This unreleased track not only makes me miss The White Stripes, but it makes me long for the days when Jack White wasn’t JACK WHITE.  The Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 is due out September 9 via Third Man.

:Lucy Dacus – I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore:  Lucy Dacus is 21-year old who just recently signed to Matador (you can read all about that move here).  I think she has a rad voice.  The reissue of her debut, No Burden, is due out September 9.  By the way, she’s playing at Stubb’s tonight!

:Ian Sweet – All Skaters Go To Heaven:  While I’ve been into Ian Sweet for a bit, this is somehow the first time I’ve shared anything from them.  Oops.  In any case, the band is just noisy enough and the songwriting is really sincere -  I dig it.  Shapeshifter is due out September 9 via Hardly Art.

:Forth Wanderers – Slop:  First of all, I really love the name Forth Wanderers.  Secondly, these kids (they’re all under 21) really know how to write a good emo song.  The Slop EP is due out November 11 via Father/Daughter.

:Jonny Fritz – Are You Thirsty:  Here’s the first single off of Jonny Fritz’s upcoming Jim James-produced album.  Unsurprisingly, the songwriting is top notch.  Sweet Creep is due out October 14 via ATO.

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Cymbals Eat Guitars

August 15, 2016

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The heavy rain in Austin this morning had me ready to commit to a lazy day in bed, but I rallied myself up so that I could share the new Cymbals Eat Guitars single with you.  Also, I totally have a bunch of other things I need to take care of today, but let’s just ignore that detail.  Anyhow, the band’s new tune is rad.  Enjoy.

:Cymbals Eat Guitars – Have A Heart:

Pretty Years is due out September 16 via Sinderlyn.  The band will play Sidewinder on September 25.

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Raised Eyebrows: Top 50 Records Of 2016 – So Far (Randy)

August 12, 2016

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2016 has been a RAD year for new music. Maybe the best we’ve seen this century. With several months still left to go and a TON of wonderful records still to be released, I thought it’d be good to play catch up with the wonder that’s happened already.

50. Body Awareness – Evening Raga

One half of Skeppet. Late night wanderings.

49. Sam Moss – Fable

Gentle folk jams from the kinda-legendary Boston dude.

48. Dave McDonnell Group – Eidetic

Far out post-jazz from the former Chicagoan.

47. Marissa Nadler – Strangers

A lovely record with a voice you can just get lost in.

46. Joan Jeanrenaud – Visual Music

Modern classical does not get much better.

45. Paul Menska – Travel Memoirs

Absolutely stunning synth workouts.

44. Anenon – Petrol

One of the best ambient releases this year.

43. Qluster – Echtzeit

Roedelius does not ever disappoint.

42. Federico Durand – A Traves Del Espejo

A grower, but man does this hit hard when it hits.

41. C. Joynes/Nick Jonah Davis – Split Electric

Really great solo electric guitar workouts in here.

40. Chris Abrahams – Fluid to the Influence

Thoughtful modernism from a member of The Necks.

39. Ben Lukas Boysen – Spells

Between his two 2016 releases, Spells is the winner. Cinematic is an understatement.

38. TSU! – Dadebe

Charming ragas from Istanbul.

37. Orchestra of Spheres – Brothers and Sisters of the Black Lagoon

Weird as fuck and totally amazing.

36. Kikagaku Moyo – House in the Tall Grass

Japanese psych rock. Kinda like a fried candy bar.

35. Horse Lords – Interventions

Mind-bending meditational math rock.

34. FOG- For Good

Welcome back Andrew Broder!

33. Spacin’- Total Freedom

Cutting-edge classic rock.

32. BADBADNOTGOOD-IV

Fusion jazz for millennials.

31. The Greg Foat Group – Cityscapes/Landscapes

Stunning jazz from one of the best modern groups going.

30. Jeff Parker – The New Breed

Member of Tortoise since 1998. Beat-oriented spiritual jazz.

29. Spray Paint – Feel The Clamps

Austin, TX dudes! Absolutely gnarled.

28. Deerhoof – The Magic

A great American band turns in another great record.

27. Gunter Schlienz – Augenblicke

Totally amazing release. Full of ZEN.

26. AF Ursin – Aura Legato (Reissue)

Reissue of 2005 release. Completely peaceful journey.

25. Nap Eyes – Thought Rock Fish Scale

Recorded live to tape with no overdubs. They pull it off!

24. Chris Cohen – As If Apart

His first in 4 years and it does not disappoint.

23. Parquet Courts – Human Performance

These guys ebb and flow. This one FLOWS.

22. Khun Narin – II

Thai psych cranked out of a handmade traveling sound system.

21. Terry Allen – Juarez (Reissue)

Terry Allen is a fucking genius.

20. Fred Locks & Brizion – Roll Call

One of the best reggae tracks to come out this year.

19. Sidestepper – Supernatural Love

Their first album in close to a decade. Lovely Caribbean jams.

18. Fatou Seidi Ghali & Alamnou Akrouni – Les Filles de Illighadad

Recorded in the open air of Niger. Charming and chilling Tuareg.

17. Tim Hecker – Love Streams

The Brian Eno of this century.

16. Julianna Barwick – Will

This album is another grower but once it sinks in, its power can’t be denied.

15. Cian Nugent – Night Fiction

Nugent moves to the most song-oriented material of his career and it’s RAD.

14. Thousand Foot Whale Claw – Cosmic Winds

This one has been in constant rotation. Hits all the chakra points.

13. Cross Record – Wabi~Sabi

Emily and Dan are amazing. They did it up on this one. Oh man!

12. Daniel Markham – Disintegrator

Markham’s finest record to date.

11. Marisa Anderson – Into The Light

The sequel to Bruce Langhorne’s The Hired Hand.

10. Cavern of Anti-Matter – void beats/invocation trex

Ex-Stereolab member makes an all out krautrock record!

9. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial

Though a total downer, this record is undeniable. There hasn’t been a full-on rock record this good since Light Up Gold.

8. Tortoise – The Catastrophist

Great Chicago band makes another great record! Their first in 7 years.

7. William Tyler – Modern Country

In order to “Make America Great Again”, just listen to this record.

6. Stephen Steinbrink – Anagrams

Easily the best pop/songwriter to come out this year.

5. Heron Oblivion – S/T

Smouldering psych from members of Espers and Sunburned Hand of The Man

4. The Skiffle Players – Skifflin’

Cass McCombs and members of Beachwood Sparks do their best Dead interpretations to songs both old and new. So Good!!

3. Trad Gras Och Stenar – Box Set
Extraterrestrial outer limits band from Sweden. DO NOT MISS THIS!

2. Steve Gunn – Eyes on the Lines

Probably the most pleasing record of 2016. A perfect ending to an incredible trilogy of songwriter LPs by one of the greatest artists going right now.

1. 75 Dollar Bill – Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock

DO NOT MISS THIS POWERFUL RECORD OF PAST FUTURE MUSIC

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Movie Breakdown: Sausage Party

August 11, 2016

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Pre-Screening Stance:

This is one of those rares times where I’m rolling into a movie that I’ve already seen.  Well, sort of.  What I saw at SXSW earlier this year was a really rough cut and, while I did like it, I’m hoping that the finished version delivers an overall … um … tighter experience.

Post-Screening Ramble:

Oh boy.  When I put that in my Pete’s Dragon breakdown earlier this week, I meant it like oh-boy-this-film-so-magical-and-wholesome.  For Sausage Party, I mean it like oh-boy-this-film-is-wildly-ridiculous-so-beware.  Surely you’re expecting that though, yeah?  If you’ve watched even the shortest clip from Sausage Party, then you probably noticed the way it’s a raunchy, over the top film that shouldn’t exist.  But it does, and it’s hilarious.  It is, however, not for everyone.  The film steadily hops between being immensely offensive (so much racism), super clever (its take on religion is on point), completely stupid (the villain is an actual douche) and really gross (at one point there’s a talking used condom), and it does so in such a manic, sloppy way that it can be overwhelming.  Because of such craziness I fully expect people to either love it or hate it, with everyone forever arguing over whether or not it’s genius or just total drivel.  For now (at least until I catch it one more time), I’m down to tag it as the former.

Have a few beers (or bowls, whichever) and get yourself some Sausage Party.  You’ll laugh your head off.  Or you’ll be really annoyed by the whole damn thing.  Hard to say, really.

One Last Thought:

It humors me to no end that there’s a wide-release animated film that features both a massacre and an orgy.  Bets on when some oblivious parent will take their kid(s) to see Sausage Party thinking it’s a cute movie about food?  I say it’ll happen the second weekend of its theatrical run.

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A. Sinclair (Video Premiere)

August 11, 2016

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Boy am I excited to be premiering the Zack Scott-directed, Taylor Camarot-shot video for A. Sinclair’s You Got A Heart.  Not only is the song one of my favorites off of the Austin band’s super solid album, Get Out Of The City, but the video is one of those fancy one-shot efforts.  Rad!  Also, I like that it follows a guy desperately trying to retrieve his stolen heart.  Enjoy.

Get Out Of The City is available now via Dangerbird Records.  You can see the band (with Lowin) for FREE this Saturday at ABGB.


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