Austin then & now

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

I’m in love with this post from do512 that compares Austin from back in the day to the modern city. Here are some of my favorites: The University of Texas at Austin Tower Congress Avenue I-35 [...]

ACL Festival 2016 Lineup

May 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s the happiest day of the year: the official Austin City Limits Festival 2016 lineup announcement! I called Radiohead, like, 2 days ago, people. I have my finger on the pulse in this city [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

10 Things I learned at SXSW 2015

April 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Was it your first SXSW? Yeah, me too. Here’s what we learned: Please note I did not attend any actual “workshops” or “panels” or “educational opportunities.” These are lessons from the [...]

The ritual exhaustion of SXSW

March 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

Austin is known for its music festivals and the top one is still no doubt South by Southwest. For those cave-dwellers among us, SXSW is a huge music/film/interactive festival and conference that runs [...]

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 [...]