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Beyond the Mountain

Mountain of Smoke are thunderous, which is impressive given that they are, at an elemental level, a bass-and-drum duo. For the past four years,...

Music Awards Recap

I’m stuck in a post-Music Awards malaise. After months of planning, begging, and coercing, the Music Awards season drew to a close after Sunday...

Inside The Loop

Playing live music involves a ton of planning, and that’s unfortunate, considering the types of people who are usually in bands: flakes, drunks, degenerates,...

Texas Music: Breaking the Internet

It’s not our fault people can’t read. This is why People magazine and Reader’s Digest are two of the highest grossing magazines in the world,...

Good Sound, Needs Work

If you’ve ever wondered how your favorite music gets from an artist’s brain into your headphones, Kevin Aldridge and Oil Boom’s Ryan Taylor have...

#MAF17

Pinkish Black, The Unlikely Candidates, Holy Moly, War Party, Son of Stan, Huffer, Whiskey Folk, Reagan James, Katsuk, Un Chien, Vodeo, Bulls, Tame …...

Traps and Release

Time flies, as they say, and in the year since his band put out Stray Dogs, Siberian Traps frontman Seth Reeves wrote a bunch...

Get Outta Town

The music scene here is diverse and hardworking and auspiciously unified, across genres and neighborhoods. Sit at a table somewhere like Avoca, the Boiled...

Cody Jinks, Paul Cauthen, and that Chris Cornell Tribute

You know this already, but in the early hours of May 17, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell took his own life, making lots of people...

High Art

Next week, journalist Lizzie Goodman’s new book debuts. Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 is...