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101X Homegrown Podcast

December 11, 2017


Here’s the first part of my favorite local releases of 2017! Part two will air on 101X this Sunday at 9pm! Enjoy.

Sweet Spirit – The Power
Spoon – Do I Have To Talk You Into It?
The Wild Now – Run For Your Life
Palo Duro – Darken The Glow
Summer Salt – Candy Wrappers
Molly Burch – Wrong For You
Walker Lukens – Don’t Wanna Be Lonely (Don’t Wanna Leave You Alone)
The Black Angels – I’d Kill For Her
Darkbird – Bad Self
A Giant Dog – Bendover
Otis The Destroyer – Van Rosita
Lola Tried – San Marcos
A Sinclair – Just Remind Me
Football, etc – Save

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2017 SOTO Staff Picks

December 7, 2017


Here’s your chance to take a look at what the SOTO staff dug in 2017!  Enjoy.

CHUCK LOESCH (Happy Metal Fun Time)

Mors Principium Est – Embers Of A Dying World (AFM)
Igorr – Savage Sinusoid (Metal Blade)
Junius – Eternal Rituals For The Accretion Of Light (Prosthetic)
Kreator – Gods Of Violence (Nuclear Blast USA)
King Woman – Created In The Image Of Suffering (Relapse)
The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers (Metal Blade)
Power Trip – Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
Royal Thunder – Wick (Spinefarm)
Paradise Lost – Medusa (Nuclear Blast)
Toothgrinder – Phantom Amour (Spinefarm)

Submitted without explanations, simply know that this is indeed the best metal or 2017 and probably one of the most eclectic group of sounds I have heard in years of listening to the genre. From female fronted hard rock, jazz infused black metal, symphonic black metal, and straight up death metal, this year has been weak over all but with some shining hope for the future and what is to come from the people creating great and innovative metal tunes.

RANDY REYNOLDS (Raised Eyebrows)

Hayden Pedigo – Greetings from Amarillo
Gunn ~ Truscinski Duo – Bay Head
Simon Joyner – Step Into the Earthquake
Brokeback – Illinois River Valley Blues
Happyness – Write In
Justin Walter – Unseen Forces
James Elkington – Wintres Woma
The Stevens – Good
Bob Dylan – Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981
Neil Young + Promise of the Real – The Visitor

I listened to these records the most this year. I’ll probably keep listening to them way past this year. Great music is made every day. And for those of you skeptical about Bob Dylan’s gospel years, take the leap. You can listen here.

LEAH MANNERS (Hip Hop Hooray)

Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Tyler the Creator – Flower Boy
Jonwayne – Rap Album Two
Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines
Your Old Droog – Packs
Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
Oddisee – The Iceberg
Milo — Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!
SZA — Ctrl

These are in no particular order!


Every year I sit down to make my “Best Music” list I realize that I’m an old man who no longer cares too much about being hip to whatever new music is dropping into the collective mainframe. I don’t know if my mind has just atrophied to a point where I can only enjoy what’s come before or if there’s just too much for me to listen to and the sheer overwhelming nature of it all makes me want to climb into my record collection and never come out. What I’m trying to get at here is, well, I haven’t listened to that much new music this year, and what I have has been directly funneled to me by either John Laird (sweet angel that he is) or my pre-existing tastes. You will find no revelations or ground-breaking artists on this list, just the music that filtered its way down from the enormous cloud of musical output this year.

Best Music of 2017:

1. Anti-Socialite / Alvvays

There’s a thread of despair woven through Alvvays poppy ditties, a lingering sense that not all is right. Alvvays second album could get away on the sheer catchiness of every song on the album, but Molly Rankin and company add a gravity to the pop that caught me off guard. “In Undertow” is the best single of the year, with “Dreams Tonite” a close second, but any song on the album could at least show up in the running. These songs haunted me – awake or not – with the clean break of Rankin’s voice burying itself deep in my subconscious.

2. Sleep Well Beast / The National

Every time The National releases an album, I listen to it with a hint of nervousness coiled in my stomach. Will this be the album that isn’t a classic? Will this be the release where they break apart at the seams? Every album since Boxer has been a certified classic and Sleep Well Beast continues the trend. There’s some progression in terms of sound for Akron’s own – a light electronic buzz in the background, a Lou Reed like swagger to a few almost interstitial songs – but in the end, this is The National doing what they do best – dark, emotional anthems anchored by Matt Berninger’s rattling growl.

3. Damn. / Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s music demands your attention. It isn’t background music, it isn’t something to throw on in the car, it isn’t party music – it is, to varying degrees, challenging music that forces you to sit, think and inevitably enjoy. If To Pimp A Butterfly swung too far into artistic concept, then Damn is Kendrick finding his balance, a full album of party tracks filtered through the mind of Kendrick Lamar. This album bumps as much as any that arrived this year, but with Kendrick manning the cruise ship, the beats will get you in the door, the dark political overtones will keep you in your seat.

4. “Growth Groove” / Nappy Nina ft. Bria Monet

I’d argue that rap in general is in the midst of a hey-day right now, but with the caveat that the new generation of female vocalists are one of the driving forces behind it. “Growth Groove” by former Oaklander Nappy Nina is indicative of just how good rap produced and performed by women was this year. It’s rooted in the classics of rap – there’s a distinct ATCQ vibe to the proceedings – but Nappy Nina’s flat vocals and almost stream-of-conscious flow add a spoonful of originality to the mix and the slow burn of the track holds you in place.

5. “Caroline” / Amine

If I were passing out Rookie of the Year awards, Amine would get the coveted Golden Unicorn. He, like Kendrick before him, has managed to take the structure of commercial rap – catchy hooks, sing-songy vocals – absorbed it, and spit out an amped up version that rises above what came before. “Caroline” is the standout track on the album – a bouncy, morbid smirk of a song – but the whole thing is an announcement that a very real talent has arrived on the scene.

6. “Keys To The Castle” / Thee Oh Sees
“Memory of a Cut-Off Head” / OCS

One of the joys of listening to John Dwyer’s musical evolution is how he continually surprises by working the various formations of Thee Oh Sees into new and engaging soundscapes. Orc and The Memory of a Cut off Head arrived in 2017 with the former seeming to be a nod to the simpler, garage rock of earlier days and the latter bringing back Brigid Dawson in an almost orchestral selection of tracks. Both, to be quite honest, are fantastic, prime examples of the spectrum of Dwyer’s skill.

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Top 25 Albums Of 2017

December 6, 2017

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Here are the albums I listened to the most this year.  Enjoy.

25) Alvvays – Antisocialites

Antisocialites is a catchy, occasionally infectious collection of tunes from Alvvays.  Definitely a worthy follow-up to their self titled debut.

24) Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights

Julien Baker’s Turn Out The Lights isn’t exactly an easy listen, but it’s worth the effort.

23) Wolf Parade – Cry Cry Cry

Cry Cry Cry might be my favorite Wolf Parade album.

22) Growl – Won’t You

Austin’s own Growl really hit a home run with the indie pop-leaning Won’t You.

21) Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother

Alex Lahey is an anthem-making machine.

20) Molly Burch – Please Be Mine

Please Be Mine is proof that Molly Burch is one of Austin’s best artists.

19) The Courtneys – The Courtneys II

The Courtneys sophomore effort has a whole slew of very catchy tracks.

18) SZA – Ctrl

SZA’s Ctrl is one of the best R&B albums I’ve heard in a long time.

17) White Reaper – The World’s Best American Band

White Reaper always rip it up.  The World’s Best American Band is their most complete effort to date.

16) Taylor Swift – Reputation

Reputation is no 1989, but it is a super solid effort.  Few have hooks like Taylor Swift.

15) LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

American Dream is a really nice comeback album for LCD Soundsystem.

14) Walker Lukens – Tell It To The Judge

The Jim Eno-produced Tell It To The Judge is one of my favorite albums to come out of Austin in 2017.  Nicely done, Walker Lukens.

13) The xx – I See You

Admittedly, I wasn’t a big fan of The xx’s I See You when I first heard it, but I came around (real hard) after experiencing the songs live.

12) Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me

Mount Eerie’s A Crow Looked At Me is a devastating album.  I can’t even believe I listened to it as much as I did this year.  Guess that just goes to show how well done it is.

11) Hazel English – Just Give In/Never Going Home

I got lost in Hazel English’s hazy Just Give In/Never Going Home quite a lot in 2017.

10) Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet

Soft Sounds From Another Planet is so fantastic that it has made me a Japanese Breakfast fan forever.

09) Spoon – Hot Thoughts

Hot Thoughts is Spoon not giving a whole lot of fucks, and I like it alot.

08) Jay Som – Everybody Works

I don’t do any sort of “best new artist” award here at SOTO, but if I did it would go to Jay Som for the excellent Everybody Works.

07) Gang Of Youths – Go Farther In Lightness

I just recently (maybe a month ago) got into Gang Of Youths’ Go Farther In The Lightness, but it’s had such an big impact on me that I had to give it a high spot on this list.  Just amazing stuff.

06) Waxahatchee – Out In The Storm

If I were sorting this list by number of play-throughs, Waxahatchee’s Out In The Storm would probably land in the top spot.  It’s such a great indie rock album.

05) St. Vincent – Masseducation

Somehow Masseducation is simultaneously St. Vincent’s weirdest and most accessible album.  I love it.

04) The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

The War On Drugs just keep getting better and better.  A Deeper Understanding is a real attention-grabber.

03) Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent

Protomartyr dialed back the intensity just a bit for Relatives In Descent, and it resulted in an album that I have yet to get enough of.

02) Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Come on.  It’s Kendrick Lamar.  This guy is currently unstoppable.

01) The National – Sleep Well Beast

I’ve always liked, not loved The National, so it’s wild to me that their Sleep Well Beast ended up being my favorite album of 2017.  Here I am though, declaring all my love for it.  If you haven’t spent any time with it, be sure you fix that real fast.  It’s one of those efforts that just swallows you up whole.

For the heck of it, here are five albums that almost made my Top 25.

Bully – Losing
Conor Oberst – Salutations
Do Make Say Think – Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Jay-Z – 4:44
Why? – Moh Lhean

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Top 50 Songs Of 2017

December 5, 2017


Well look at that, here are my Top 50 Songs of 2017.  Enjoy.

50) Jamiroquai – Automaton

Jamiroquai still got it, man.

49) Matthew Logan Vasquez

I jammed this Matthew Logan Vasquez (of Delta Spirit fame) track on my radio show, 101X Homegrown, a lot this year. It’s fierce.

48) Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Matter Of Time

I miss Sharon Jones.

47) Sheer Mag – Just Can’t Get Enough

Pure retro goodness here by Sheer Mag.

46) Weaves – Walkaway

Weaves churned out a really nice low key anthem here.

45) Filthy Friends – Any Kind Of Crowd

Corin Tucker sounds adorable in this Filthy Friends song.

44) Julien Baker – Appointments

Sad! Classic Julien Baker.

43) Wiretree – Let Me In

I love this sweet little number by Austin’s own Wiretree.

42) Hazel English – Fix

What a wonderfully hazy pop tune by Hazel English.

41) Mogwai – Eternal Panther

Somehow the best song that Mogwai put out this year isn’t on the album they released.

40) Alyeska – Stones

This 90s indie rock throwback from Alyeska is fantastic.

39) Land Of Talk – Loving

It’s so good to have Elizabeth Powell back in action as Land Of Talk.

38) The Kills – Desperado (Rhianna Cover)

The Kills really make this Rhianna track their own.

37) Why? – Proactive Evolution

I’ll never tire of Why?. This is one of my favorite songs by them.

36) The Octopus Project – Small Hundred

This song by The Octopus Project always makes me want to get up and move.

35) Fujiya & Miyagi – Solitaire

Another year, another infectious jam by Fujiya & Miyagi.

34) Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling

Can’t stop Carly.

33) The Courtneys – Silver Velvet

This is the catchiest song on The Courtneys’ album of really catchy songs.

32) Growl – New Sincerity.

Here’s some jangly pop perfection by Austin’s Growl.

31) Kane Strang – Oh So You’re Off I See

I revisited this slightly weird Kane Strang track a lot in 2017.

30) Beth Ditto – Oo La La

Beth Ditto really goes for it here.

29) Sports – Making It Right

This is a charming pop tune from Sports.

28) Wolf Parade – You’re Dreaming

Wolf Parade with a legit ear-pleaser.

27) Ought – These 3 Things

Ought went new wave here. Good move!

26) Waxahatchee – Never Been Wrong

Indie rock perfection by Waxahatchee.

25) The Rural Alberta Advantage – Toughen Up

The Rural Alberta Advantage made a big time jump back onto my radar with this song.

24) Screaming Females – Black Moon

I can’t wait for the new Screaming Females album. This first single is so damn good.

23) Protomartyr – Don’t Go to Anacita

Intense but great. Protomartyr are the best.

22) Sweet Spirit – The Power

What a big track by Austin’s Sweet Spirit.

21) Perfume Genius – Slip Sway

This is one of Perfume Genius’ best songs.

20) Spook School – Less Than Perfect

Spook School are as catchy as can be here.

19) Rhye – Taste

This Rhye track has an immaculate sound.

18) Jay Som – Baybee

Hazy, dancey, perfect stuff here by Jay Som.

17) Walker Lukens – Don’t Want To Be Lonely (Don’t Want To Leave You Alone)

Here’s a total ear-worm from Austin’s Walker Lukens.

16) The Blow – Get Up

This song from The Blow is a rambly as can be, but I love it.

15) LCD Soundsystem – Call The Police

The best song on LCD Soundsystem’s comeback album.

14) Diet Cig – Barf Day

The line “I know that you’re sorry, I just don’t care” will forever make me smirk. Thanks for that, Diet Cig.

13) Molly Burch – Wrong For You

It’s just about impossible to not love this retro-leaning effort from Austin’s own Molly Burch.

12) Lo Tom – Overboard

David Bazan is so good in this Lo Tom tune. I love his voice.

11) Football, etc. – Save

This track from Austin’s Football, etc. has an early 2000s indie rock vibe that I really dig.

10) The War On Drugs – Holding On

Headphones + this track from The War On Drugs = my happy place.

09) The Coathangers – Captain’s Dead

The Coathangers are on a real roll right now. This song is a blast.

08) Spoon – Do I Have To Talk You Into It

I love how loose Spoon sound here.

07) White Reaper – Judy French

So infectious. White Reaper continue to be big favorites of mine.

06) Alex Lahey – Every Day’s The Weekend

My favorite song from 2017 to sing-a-long to. Alex Lahey sure knows how to write an anthem.

05) The National – The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness

Heavy but accessible. Great track by The National.

04) SZA – Supermodel

I spent a couple of months obsessed with this SZA song. It’s so dramatic.

03) Kendrick Lamar – Humble

It was impossible to escape this Kendrick Lamar song in 2017. I didn’t mind.

02) St. Vincent – Los Ageless

St. Vincent is rather aggressive here, and it’s awesome.

01) Alvvays – In Undertow

This was practically my default song this year. It’s perfect. Thanks, Alvvays!

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101X Homegrown Podcast

December 4, 2017


Check out the latest 101X Homegrown!  Enjoy.

Mobley – Tell Me
Vodi – Talk
Marmalakes – Vittoria
(NEW) Wiretree – You’ve Got Tonight
(NEW) Wild Child – Expectations
(NEW) Tres Oui – Seance
(NEW) Okkervil River – What Friends Do
(NEW) Lowin – The Wheel
Solid State Dream Suit – Nervous
A Sinclair – Cars
Emily Wolfe – Holy Roller
Big Bill – Pharmacy
(NEW) Randy Reynolds – Mirror To The Mountain

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November 30, 2017


And just like that, we’ve arrived at my last regular post of 2017.  Year-end lists will go up next week, and then it’ll be time to hibernate (although, there will still be film reviews).  Woo!  Anyhow, I’m closing with a nice new one from Calexico.  Their upcoming album, The Thread That Keeps Us Out, is due January 26.  Enjoy.

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Show Of The Week

November 29, 2017


Hey!  This is the last SHOW OF THE WEEK of 2017!  Next week I’m going to roll out year-end lists and then put the music part of SOTO on break until 2018 arrives.  Fortunately, I’m getting to bow out with a show I’m super excited for – Alex Lahey at Barracuda tomorrow night!  Her latest album, I Love You Like A Brother, is loaded with fantastic anthems, and it’s going to be fun to be in a big sing-a-long session for those.  Be there.

Tix are $12 in advance of the show, $14 the day of.  Dude York and Molly Burch will open.

CONTEST: I’ve got guest list spots the show to give away!  Just send me a note HERE.  I’ll pick a winner tomorrow morning!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

- Nicole Atkins, The Midnight Stroll, Thayer Sarrano at Antone’s
- Saturnalia Festival
— Continental Drift, Christian Bland & The Revelators, The Nymphs, Trance Farmers at The Electric Church

- Actress, Telefon Tel Aviv at Barracuda
- Fastball, Moving Panoramas at Antone’s
- US Weekly, BLXPLTN, Terror Pigeon, Popper Burns, Sherman’s March at Cheer Up Charlies
- Saturnalia Festival
— The Octopus Project, Ringo Deathstarr, PART TIME, Peyote Coyote at Hotel Vegas
— Bushwick Bill, Think No Think, Teevee, Hollow Trees, Al Lover, Lola tried, Count Vaseline, DJ Slimy Steve at Hotel Vegas

- Basketball Shorts, Couches, Missing Pages, Pollen Rx, Talkies at Cheer Up Charlies
- Nina Diaz at Empire Control Room
- Queue Queue, Kay Odyssey, Daniel Francis Doyle, Stretch Panic at The Sidewinder
- Saturnalia Festival
— Golden Dawn Arkestra, Cosmonauts, American Sharks, The Sun Machine, Big Bill, The Halfways, Croy and the Boys at Webberville Road Baptist Church
— Zoumountchi, Money Chicha, Crucial Prophet, Kupira Marimba, Mafaro Marimba, Vockah Redu, Lochness Mobsters, Fogg, Flower Graves, Rattlesnake Milk at the Sahara Lounge

- Mayeaux & Broussard at Antone’s Records
- Saturnalia Festival
— Allah-Las, Morgan Delt, Annabelle Chairlegs, Crocodiles, Sailor Poon, Pearl Earl, Crypt Trip at Webberville Road Baptist Church
— Hard Proof, Amplified Heat, Palm Daze, The Millbrook Estates, Acid Carousel, Glaze, Whit, Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad, True Indigo, The Hermits, Lasertusk at the Sahara Lounge

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The Spook School

November 28, 2017


The Spook School are getting ready to release their third full length, and I’m just now hearing about them.  What happened there?  Anyhow, the band’s Could It Be Different? is due out January 28, and I’m really looking forward to it because their latest single is infectious as can be.  Enjoy.

PS – The band will be at the Sidewinder on February 21.  Let’s go see them!

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101X Homegrown Podcast

November 27, 2017


Here’s the latest 101X Homegrown!  Enjoy.

The Suffers – I Think I Love You
Golden Dawn Arkestra – Sama Chaka
Hard Proof – Stinger
(NEW) Emily Wolfe – Holy Roller
Molly Burch – Wrong For You
Curtis Roush – Real Love
Wild Child – Think It Over
(NEW) Big Bill – Pharmacy
Basketball Shorts – Kevin McAllister
(NEW) Marmalakes – Vittoria
(NEW) Vodi – Talk
Loma – Black Willow
Hovvdy – Late
Moving Panoramas – Always

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Anna Burch

November 27, 2017


Today I’m rolling out a song that I spent a good amount of time with over the break.  It’s from Anna Burch, and I really dig how sincere it is on all fronts.  Not sure when Anna is looking at putting out an album, but hopefully it’s soon.  Enjoy.

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101X Homegrown Podcast

November 22, 2017


Check out the latest 101X Homegrown!  Enjoy.

(NEW) Curtis Roush – Real Love
(NEW) The Suffers – I Think I Love You
(NEW) Loma – Black Willow
(NEW) Hovvdy – Late
Julia Lucille – Eternally
Most Likely – Steve
(NEW) Wild Child – Think It Over
Young Tongue – Electric Display
The Sour Notes – Clock Strikes Twelve
Lowin – Sloop
Bayonne – I Know

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Raised Eyebrows: 2017 RIP (Randy)

November 17, 2017

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Before the holidays kick in, I wanted to take a moment here to look back on the incredible artists that we have lost in 2017. 2016 hit hard with Bowie and Prince, and 2017 did not let up. Here are a small group of musical artists who each found their own unique space within this dimension we inhabit. We’re all better as a people for their contributions.

Tom Petty

This one man was able to intelligently say so much with very few words and my god could he write a bridge.

Walter Becker

The run from Countdown to Ecstasy to Gaucho is nothing short of amazing.

Chuck Berry

His solos always started straight but could get pretty fried towards their end. This man stands at the very front of the rock n’ roll line.

Maggie Roche

One of the greatest altos of the underground.

Larry Coryell

The lead man when it comes to fusion guitar. One of the heaviest rock/outsider guitarists ever.

Fats Domino

Swamp/Choogle pianist extraordinaire.

Glen Campbell

This man deserves his own constellation. His contributions as a solo artist and session musician are just BEYOND.

Grant Hart

Husker Du drummer and insane-o talented songwriter.

Fred Cole

Dead Moon were a powerful lo-fi force unmatched by any other psych/garage throwback outfit during or since.

Gregg Allman

“Dreams” by The Allmans is an all-timer for me. That voice and that leslie tone!

Chris Cornell

Soundgarden was a big band in my youth. Superunkown and Badmotorfinger differentiated the band as something darker than their contemporaries. Much of it had to do with the voice of Cornell.


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Screaming Females

November 16, 2017


Oh yes, there’s a new Screaming Females song.  Below you’ll find a fancy ballad, which is the third single off of the band’s next album, All At Once (due February 23).  Enjoy.

PS – The band will be back at Barracuda on April 21.

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Show Of The Week

November 15, 2017


The site will be on break all of next week, so I’m rolling out two recommendations today!

1)  My radio show, 101X Homegrown, is presenting a gig at The Swan Dive this Friday.  Indie poppers Shy Beast (formerly MCG) are throwing a party in celebration of the arrival of their new self titled EP, and they’ll be joined by Fort Never, Slomo Drags, Dossey, and Juan Pablo.  This is a rad, diverse local bill.  Come play.  Tix are $10.

2)  This one is actually next week!  On Monday (11/20) I highly recommend that you go and see Hazel English at Stubb’s Indoors.  Her Just Give In/Never Going Home is a fantastic indie pop album and one of my favorite releases of 2017.  I can only imagine that she’ll sound lovely in that room.  Tix are $12 in advance of the show, $15 the day of.  Julia Lucille will open.

CONTEST: I’ve got guest list spots for both shows to give away!  Just send me a note HERE.  Be sure to put the name of which show you want in the subject line!  I’ll pick a winner for each one on Friday!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

- Twin Peaks, A Giant Dog at the Mohawk
- The Hermits, The Nymphs, Atlas Maior, Barbarian at Cheer Up Charlies
- alt-J, Marian Hill at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Tegan & Sara at the Paramount Theater
- The Sun Machine, Lord Buffalo, Marijuana Sweet Tooth, Jesse Wooten & Friends at The Swan Dive
- Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie at Bass Concert Hal

- John Wesley Coleman lll, Dinner with Matt Gilchrest, Loteria, Warm Sugar at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Hidden Ritual, The Bad Signs, Teevee, Andy Grant at Hotel Vegas
- Lake of Fire, Shana Falana, Blushing, Angry Beige at Cheer Up Charlies
- alt-J, Marian Hill at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Tegan & Sara at the Paramount Theater
- Machine Girl, BLXPLTN, Whitey Vollmer at Barracuda
- Astrotheque, Hours Quiet, Obsolete Machines at the Mohawk

- The Golden Boys at End of an Ear
- Lowin, Grape St., All Eyes, Dead Recipe at Hotel Vegas
- Sweet Spirit, Sugar Free All-Stars at Mueller Lake Park
- David Ramirez, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Small Houses at the Mohawk
- Wild Child, The Texas Gentlemen at the Scoot Inn
- Tori Amos, Scars on 45 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

- The Golden Boys, Flesh Lights, Vertical Vice, Payton Andrew Green, DJ Baby Robots at Barracuda
- Deer Tick at the Mohawk
- Hovvdy, Caroline Says, Jana Horn at Cheer Up Charlies
- Wiretree, San Saba County at Lamberts
- Ani DiFranco, MILCK, Buddy Wakefield at Emo’s

- The Golden Boys, Nick Allison & The Players Lounge at The Little Darlin’
- Lord Buffalo at Waterloo Records
- Mayeux and Broussard, Sour Bridges, Harvest Thieves, Jonathan Terrell at the Scoot Inn

- Christy Hays, Jolie Fink (of Mean Jolene), Sara Houser (of Lowin) at the Hole in the Wall
- Beach Slang, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, See Through Dresses at Barracuda

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November 14, 2017


Today I have a song that I missed a couple of weeks back.  It’s from Pinegrove, and it’s a total bummer.  Great stuff, though.  No word yet on when to expect an official follow-up to 2016′s Cardinal.  Enjoy.

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