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Bob Dylan wins a Nobel Prize

October 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Lyrics are literature. Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious award. Good choice, based on his strong poetic style (the [...]

Welcome to SXSW 2016!

March 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Anyone who knows me knows SXSW isn’t my jam (am I the only music journalist who really doesn’t get excited about big festivals?). It’s mostly because it makes downtown nearly [...]

Hey, how about those Grammys?

February 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Full disclosure: I didn’t watch the Grammys because I don’t have TV (I’m one of THOSE people). I prefer to just let them happen, then read/watch/listen to the recap the day after. However, the [...]

Donald Trump for President!

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Donald Trump is running for president, which is AMAZING. Maybe the most amazing thing to happen to me all year because I adore Donald Trump. Well, I adore Donald Trump the Character, not so much [...]

Record Store Day (Austin 2015)

April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dudes, I was SO THRILLED when a record shop opened up in Shanghai (What up, Uptown Records! Hope you’re still around). And I was also really psyched when they started recognizing Record Store Day, [...]

Hello, Austin

June 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s hard to decide where to go after Shanghai. It’s hard to decide to go anywhere, ever, actually, but eventually you can no longer live out of a suitcase or on couches (or with your [...]

Let’s talk about the banjo

March 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

Last September, British band Mumford & Sons announced they were going on hiatus, which sometimes means bands are breaking up and sometimes means they aren’t breaking up. If Mumford & [...]