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June 15, 2017

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Chelsea Wolfe

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This morning I spent some time with the new song from The Killers and its awfulness drove me to wanting something heavy and raw.  Enter Chelsea Wolfe!  She just announced her sixth album, Hiss Spun (due 9/22), and put out a glorious rocker of a single called 16 Psyche.  I’ve already listened to it four [...]

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June 15, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Cars 3

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Pre-Screening Stance: I mostly like the first Cars movie, which is essentially just a re-imagining of Doc Hollywood.  Cars 2 is truly terrible.  Cars 3 seems like it may get the franchise back on … track.  I’m down, if only to further support Pixar. Post-Screening Ramble: For a moment there I thought that Cars 3 [...]

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June 14, 2017

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Show Of The Week

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There are a lot of things happening this week – Solstice Festival, a slew of local album releases parties (Quin Galavis, Night Drive, Matthew Logan Vasquez) and something called Fasten Fest (with Beach Fossils!).  When I scan all the listings though, one show in particular sticks out, and it’s Eternal Summers with local faves Tres [...]

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June 13, 2017

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LIV

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Just in case you forgot, LIV features Lykke Li, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg, Peter Bjorn & John’s Björn Yttling and producer Jeff Bhasker.  They put out a couple of singles last year, and now they’ve released a third.  I’m guessing this means an official debut album is going to get announced at [...]

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June 12, 2017

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Alvvays

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I spent most of my Sunday bundled up and wondering if I had the flu, so today when I got up and surprisingly felt fine, I made it my goal to find something pleasant to kick off this week with.  Nailed it!  The new Alvvays single is very easy on the ears (and rather Camera [...]

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June 9, 2017

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Happy Metal Fun Time (Chuck)

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I am taking a big road trip with my family this month; we’ve never actually done this before. We travel, but usually fly, have our earbuds in and go, but we will be in the car for more than 35 hours over the next few weeks and it popped into my head that I can’t [...]

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June 8, 2017

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Sheer Mag

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I went way hard on my birthday yesterday and should totally be sleeping right now, but I wanted to roll out the latest Sheer Mag single (here’s the previous one).  The band refers to the song as Al Green-inspired, and I’m really into it.  By the way, if you’re in Austin then get excited because [...]

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June 7, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: The Mummy

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Pre-Screening Stance: Tom Cruise is great, but I’m not at all excited about The Mummy.  Nothing about it looks good or even interesting.  Also, I have questions.  Why is Tom in this movie?  Why does this movie even exist?  Where the hell is Brendan Frasier? Post-Screening Ramble: There’s this part of me that wants to [...]

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June 7, 2017

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Show Of The Week

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I’m very excited about At The Drive In tonight at Stubb’s and Sigur Ros’ shows at ACL Live on Friday and Saturday.  However, those are all SOLD OUT, and I believe it would be sort of lame to tell you to go to them.  So, instead I’m going to pivot and recommend something a little [...]

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June 6, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: It Comes At Night

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Pre-Screening Stance: It’s pretty hard to not be all aboard the It Comes At Night hype train.  That poster up above is just about perfect and the teasers/trailers have been great.  Oh, and early word has been really positive.  I’m ready. Post-Screening Ramble: Writer/director Trey Edward Shults really hit it out of the park with [...]

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June 6, 2017

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Waxahatchee

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I think the best part of my Monday was the arrival of Never Been Wrong, a new track from Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield).  It’s got some attitude, and I like that.  For fun, I also tossed in her previous single, Silver.  It’s a good one, too.  Look for Waxahatchee’s next album, Out In The Storm, [...]

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June 5, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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Here’s the latest 101X Homegrown.  Enjoy. A. Sinclair – Cars Basketball Shorts – This Summer (NEW) Private Vandals – Ballyhoo (PREMIERE) Major Grizz – Dearest Agatha (NEW) Suspirians – Black Holes Summer Salt – Revvin’ My CJ7 (NEW) Abram Shook – Device Black Books – Golden OK Ramesh – Redemption Football, etc – Save Hikes [...]

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June 5, 2017

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The War On Drugs

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There’s been some talk about a new LP from The War On Drugs ever since their Record Store Day 7″, and now it’s officially on the way.  The effort is titled A Deeper Understanding and it’ll be out on August 25 via Atlantic.  Two things to note here.  1) That RSD track, Thinking Of A [...]

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May 31, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Wonder Woman (Noah)

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Pre-Screening Stance: This is the studio that made Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, not only one of the worst superhero films of all time, but two of the rare hours of my life I’d like back. Post-Screening Stance: Huzzah huzzah, a miracle hath occurred: DC, in its newest incarnation, has made a pretty good [...]

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May 31, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Wonder Woman

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Pre-Screening Stance: I was slightly skeptical when Gal Gadot got cast as WW, but she was a real highlight in the murky Batman v Superman and everything in the lead up to the release of her debut solo film has been totally on point.  Hard to not be at least a little excited about this [...]

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