Ah yes, another festival in Austin! Actually, we’re really excited about Austin Psych Fest. It’s got a remarkable line-up, though I’m a bit bummed Primal Scream had to back out. But, as we have a month to go, we want to start offering you some insight into the bands coming our way. Our first interview is with Greg Ashley, who released Another Generation of Slaves to rave reviews, at least from our site. We caught up with him before he comes into town. Read More
Over the last year or so, I’ve had several conversations with people in town about the community aspect of the Austin music landscape. I realize, of course, this isn’t always the most important question to ask, but it’s still a great conversation to have, especially when one considers the varying opinions. I caught up with the hard-working Andrew Stevens while he was out on tour with Jess Williamson (just one of his many projects, as you’ll see below). Read on for Andrew’s insightful comments about the way he sees things working in Austin. Read More
I have a list of winners and so many photos. Orthy sounded great, buoyed by Ian and Jeramy’s win for best DJs as Learning Secrets. Shivery Shakes ripped after their win for “Sidewalk Talk”. Jess was charming and haunting as ever, congrats. A Giant Dog stole the show with their set, while Mirror Travel may have given some voters buyer’s remorse. Magna Carda is hip-hop in Austin; go see them.
Less than a day away from the AMBAs, and we wanted to run one of our last interviews with one of the nominees for Best Album. Love Inks had an incredible year, and we loved Generation Club. We caught up with the band to talk about some of their achievements, influences and what nots. We hope to see you all out tomorrow night over at Spider House Ballroom. Read More
Just a few days away from the Austin Music Blogger Awards, and we wanted to make sure that you got a chance to meet some of the great talent that’s part of the event. Today we’ve got a short interview with Aisha Burns, who many of you may recognize as one the members of Balmorhea. But, her album, Life in the Midwater, left a lasting impression on many, including us. Here’s what she had to say. Read More
The Austin Music Blogger Awards is less than a week away, so we’ve got a few more interviews to help you get to know your local artists. This time I caught up with my friend Stephen Svacina from Sweet Talk; his band is nominated for Best EP with their Flash of Light EP (12XU). Stephen’s a good dude, and in one of Austin’s great pop-punk bands (just don’t tell him that or he’ll threaten you with pyrotechnic violence). Don’t forget to pick up one of the few tickets remaining HERE, and join us February 27th for the festivities.
It’s been an incredible year for Mirror Travel; their Mexico record for Modern Outsider was our Number One record in our Top 15 Austin Albums, and it looks like they’re continuing their meteoric rise. They’ve been nominated for several Austin Music Blogger Awards (find all nominees HERE), so we caught up with the band to give a little bit of insight into the life of the band. Click below to read all about it, and don’t forget to pick up your tickets HERE…the band will be playing as part of the night’s incredible line-up.