Live Show Reviews

The ACL Roundup 2015

November 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

I went to the Austin City Limits Festival this year, despite the fact that I am not at all a festival person. But it was my first chance to go to ACL so I wasn’t going to pass that up, and in the [...]

Itchy-O at Fantastic Fest

October 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

For the past 8 days I’ve been deep into Fantastic Fest — the biggest genre film festival in the US — hosted here in Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse. Honestly, it’s been pretty [...]

Review: Americana for the win

July 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve been pretty stingy with my pennies ever since coming Austin, partly because I’m cheap frugal, and partly because I’m ever-so-gainfully unemployed. There’s tons of good [...]

Inoffensive indie rock

April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s always a mystery why some bands do so well and some bands never amount to anything, at least commercially speaking. Obviously things like talent, showmanship, music quality, hard work and [...]

The best tribute act ever

April 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

I am not one to diss cover bands and tribute acts. In fact, I love them. For real. It’s mostly because I like live music, and I like hearing music I like played live. Am I ever going to see [...]

Death to Shanghai (Updated)

February 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

If you’re someone who lives abroad for a significant amount of time (interns and study abroads don’t count, dude), every year you have to say goodbye to people. People show up with really [...]