Kind of a big deal. But no Kim Deal. But we did get a Paz.
Along for the ride this go-round was Public Access T.V., a recently familiar face to Austin via SxSW. They put down a strong set to gain fans with their Brooklyn slacker take on what a Rolling Stones song could be.
Notes and plenty of pics after the break…
In a conversation with one of our local blogger friend’s, Sonic Itch Mike, I decided that I really needed to take a close look at which spots on any given album are the killer spots to put your hits. Some people think that the immediacy really makes Track 1 the best, but I’m going to look a little closer at this idea. I mean, there are hundreds of classic albums out there, and surely they ascribe to this great song placement formula.
Many of us have waited years for the return of the Pixies. After a few years of reunion tours, which some of us caught at ACL, we were fortunate enough to book the band for two nights at the Austin Music Hall, playing their legendary album Doolittle in its entirety.
Well we’ve been hyping it for a long time now, and the highly anticipated Pixies shows in Austin are finally here. The original night on Wednesday has unfortunately sold out, but tickets for the recently added Tuesday night show are still available. Both nights will have opening support provided by Fuck Buttons. Prior to the show we suggest you check out our interview with Dave Lovering and jam some Pixies tunes until tomorrow.
Download: Pixies – La La Love You [MP3]
In all likelihood you have encountered the language known as English. This bizarre Germanic dialect, which supposedly emanated from a small European island, is ubiquitous in the phenomenon know as “Rock and Roll.” This so-called music inevitably features guitars and talk of “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bop-bop,” which I personally suspect may be coded language for violent revolution, or worse, for drugs! Though English is still far and away the language of Rock and Roll (but I’ve got my eye on you Rammstein), increasingly artists who have primarily written in the Anglo-Saxon dialect are starting to branch out into the Romance languages. Through our network of intelligence experts, I was able to obtain the following list which features 5 Songs with Inexplicable Spanish Use.
We jumped at the chance to sit down with Dave Lovering, drummer for The Pixies, prior to their trip to Austin. I chatted him up about his magic career, touring and, well, just about everything in between. Thanks so much to Dave for the opportunity; your graciousness is much appreciated. Follow the jump for full interview.
Mason Jennings has been through his ups and downs as a songwriter, but mostly he’s been on the ups. His incredible vocals always lead those in his mass followings, such as Issac Brock of Modest Mouse, to a pleasurable listening experience. The crowds at Austin City Limits will surely be witness to his magic when he takes to the Austin Ventures stage this Saturday at 6:30. Read more after the jump.. Read more