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True To Yourself: An Interview with Paul van Dyk

True To Yourself: An Interview with Paul van Dyk

Paul van Dyk. Photo: Christoph Köstlin   Since the 1990s, German artist…

Emily Bell Brings Attitude Back To Rock on New EP

Emily Bell Brings Attitude Back To Rock on New EP

While the likes of groundbreaking acts like Elvis, The Rolling Stones, and Joan Jett gave us more attitude than we could handle, when you see that swagger return you can’t help but fall for it all over again. Austin’s Emily Bell has brought that attitude back in full force, offering up an EP full of R&B soul and Nancy Sinatra undertones that make the record feel like it was made when rock bands were encouraged to be performers first, and social media experts second…

Top 5 Music Videos of the Week: Emmit Finn, Lea Porcelain + more

Top 5 Music Videos of the Week: Emmit Finn, Lea Porcelain + more

Sound is waves hitting your eardrums. Light is backflipping into your eyes.…

So Messed Up: An Interview with The Damned

So Messed Up: An Interview with The Damned

The Damned were never ones to follow rules, and they definitely lived up to the ideology of punk while creating some of the best records of their time. Now, forty years later they’re touring the release of that record that changed my life, as well as changed the punk movement forever…

B L A C K I E Stays Ahead on New Full Length

B L A C K I E Stays Ahead on New Full Length

In recent years, the tides have turned and acts that keep an eye on what the future of hip hop will be, have all known that LaPorte’s B L A C K I E is ahead of everyone else in the game. On his new full length Remains, he takes things in a new direction without distancing himself from his true sound…

Dancing For Yourself Ain’t Bad: An Interview with Julia Jacklin

Dancing For Yourself Ain’t Bad: An Interview with Julia Jacklin

Julia Jacklin. Photo: Nick McKinlay   “Age considers, youth ventures.” – Rabindranath…

Ancient Cat Society Returns With a Force On New Single

Ancient Cat Society Returns With a Force On New Single

It seems that in today’s world, there’s a ton of things that get called folk, or Americana, or folk rock without really sounding much like any of them. You can literally find a ton of bands that tag themselves with the genres, but barely scratch the surface of any of those monikers. However, for Ancient Cat Society, the trio could literally use all three without hesitation or pause…

Album Reviews: Feist, Cold Beat + more

Album Reviews: Feist, Cold Beat + more

Cold Beat — Chaos By Invitiation “In Motion” begins the Cold Beat…

PJ Harvey Outdid Herself Over The Weekend At Revention Center

PJ Harvey Outdid Herself Over The Weekend At Revention Center

By all appearances, it was to be an amazing show as composer and multi-instrumentalist, PJ Harvey made her return to Houston over the weekend. I was so elated at a chance to see one of my favorite performers play in our city again, that I watched in awe as Harvey ran through an impressive list of tracks…

Pixies Serve Fans Well With Houston Performance

Pixies Serve Fans Well With Houston Performance

Pixies, the four piece that inspired Nirvana and Radiohead made their way over to the lawn at White Oak Music Hall Sunday to give those in attendance a show they'd never forget. What we received was a band that can still perform admirably while mixing in fan favorites alongside new tracks better than they did twenty years ago.…