DREAMING ALONG WITH MINIATURE TIGERS

I always take it as a great compliment when people are influenced by Texas. This seems to be the case for the most recent Miniature Tigers album, I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy. Whether it...

Nina Diaz, Back from the Dead

Nina Diaz has been called "fierce." And, while that may be an accurate descriptor, I think the term is kind of thrown around lately in reference to women in the music industry - a kind...

Meet the Murky Melodramatics of Marching Church

Marching Church is hard to classify: moody, romantic, self-induglent, dynamic, and at times, downright unlikable. Telling It Like It Is is the second effort by Elias Bender Rønnenfelt under the moniker Marching Church, with the album...

James Brown’s Mustache Ain’t Got Nuthin’ On Slow Attack

The concept of a musical 'super group' may be tired. Most of the time when bands are made up of prominent members of other bands, in some way or another ego gets in the...

Embracing the Ethereal with Yumi Zouma

I am up on the stage of The Historic Cine El Rey, and the lights are bright. Really, really bright. The entire crowd of Galax Z Fair IV has been invited to dance with the...

The Human Condition: A Conversation with SUPER

Hailing from McAllen, SUPER is composed of Andres Sanchez, Frances Wells, and Joseph Lopez. Their first official release, Human Musik, available May 20 on local label U-¶√πk! (U-Punk), combines loud punk, soft shoegaze, and constructed...

Peaking Lights Interview – Austin Psych Fest

Peaking Lights are a husband and wife duo formed in San Francisco around 2008. They spent some time based in Wisconsin, and now reside back in California. When I think of words to describe...

Chris Catalena "Here Comes the Time" LP Review / Interview

The Austin music scene is simultaneously rich with remarkable artists and hollow with disingenuous hipsters. I didn’t know which I was about to see when Chris Catalena and the Native Americans took the stage...

Interview with The Golden Dawn

The Golden Dawn are an Austin, Tx based group formed around 1966, originally consisting of members George Kinney, Bobby Rector, Tommy Ramsey, Bill Hallmark, and Jimmy Bird. They were friends and contemporaries of well-known...

Protomartyr in the Valley

  Protomartyr is the band that we needed. The same way we needed Iggy or Joey. Generations need music that can be played as they break down the walls of oppression. From civilization, Or from...