It’s a Rough Life Party @ Yellow Jacket Social Club 03.12

It’s a Rough Life Party @ Yellow Jacket Social Club...
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I pedaled down from my perch near UT-Austin to the city’s own “Rough Side of Da TRAX” quite literally on Monday afternoon for the premiere party of “It’s a Rough Life” Season 2. … read more

Ume @ The Bat Bar 03.13

Ume @ The Bat Bar 03.13
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The stage at The Bat Bar was set up right against the front window, which was as big as the entire wall and completely open to the outside. The crowd inside was instantly mirrored on the other end of the stage outside the window, and though they could’ve easily grabbed the drummer around the waist and pulled her out with her entire kit, they were up close and personal with what makes Ume a band you’re not gonna want to miss: front woman Lauren Larson.  … read more

Panache Party @ The Scoot Inn 03.13

Panache Party @ The Scoot Inn 03.13
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I kicked my week in Austin off with a free party at The Scoot Inn, hosted by Panache booking, featuring 14 bands on two separate stages—a small one inside and a larger one outside. … read more

DZ Deathrays @ The Mohawk 03.14

DZ Deathrays @ The Mohawk 03.14
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On Wednesday afternoon in Austin, Australia’s DZ Deathrays proved that bass players are becoming obsolete. … read more

FIDLAR @ The Main 03.14

FIDLAR @ The Main 03.14
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This L.A. based band seems to have taken notes from Black Lips, because that’s exactly who their live performance reminded me of.  … read more

Night Beats @ Buffalo Billiards 03.14

Night Beats @ Buffalo Billiards 03.14
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I checked out Night Beats in Salt Lake City about a week before heading down to Austin. The crowd was sparse at that show, but they performed like they were playing to a packed house instead of to a dismal crowd. Unfortunately, their Wednesday night show at Buffalo Billiards didn’t draw a much larger crowd than the Salt Lake City show.
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Beautiful Godzilla: SXSW Edition

Beautiful Godzilla: SXSW Edition
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As part of my SXSW experience, I participated in SXcycles, the new (as of this year) bike share program provided by the festival and Tern bikes. They opened it up to those with badges and wristbands during the Interactive portion of SXSW, and I was lucky enough to catch the tail end of it on Monday and Tuesday. … read more

Tycho @ Mohawk 03.13

Tycho @ Mohawk 03.13
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“Stare at the ceiling and think” kinda music. I don’t smoke weed or eat mushrooms, so that’s what Tycho does for me––provides a nice soundtrack to dive deep into my brain and untangle the kinks. … read more

Gossip @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop 03.15

Gossip @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop 03.15
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Beth Ditto killed it in Austin as Gossip performed in anticpation of their fifth studio album, A Joyful Noise.  … read more

Mr. Gnome @ Treasure Island 03.16

Mr. Gnome @ Treasure Island 03.16
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I’m always in complete awe of how much sound comes out of this duo. It’s all thanks to the crazy pedal work Nicole Barille does while singing and wailing on her guitar, looping both vocals and chords to create this crazy layered sound while Sam Meister pounds on that bass drum in his bare feet like an animal.  … read more