The Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk -- who felt the mural needed a pick-me-up in honor of the nine-year anniversary of S ... More >>
Oh, Wes Anderson, you beautiful, whimsical, detail-oriented genius, you. Today, Anderson's latest movie, Moonrise Kingdom, sees release nationwide -- so naturally we're already anticipating the gems he'll have pulled together for the soundtrack. Wes Anderson movies of course always, always, always h ... More >>
March 21, 2012
Cafe du Nord
Better than: Drinking your own tears to survive.
It's usually the performer who makes the audience emotional at concerts, but Mike Hadreas, better known by the stage name Perfume Genius, suffered from a little leaky eye last night at C ... More >>
Architecture in Helsinki played the Fillmore last night.
Architecture In Helsinki
Nov. 3, 2011
Better than: George Michael's stylist in the '80s.
When the members of Architecture in Helsinki situated themselves behind three keyboards and only one acoustic d ... More >>
@ Swedish American Hall
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Better than: Waller's inevitable 2015 VH1 Storytellers episode
Portland-via-Frisco troubadour Holcombe Waller's voice is his strongest asset -- it's a lithe, soaring, faraway thing that breathes equally convincing life into somber ... More >>
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Fake Your Own Death
February 23, 2011
@Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Starting an indie rock supergroup with your co-workers called the Water Coolers.
Every night at the Noise Pop Festival is a dilemma. The schedule holds a musical em ... More >>
Cannons & CloudsWinfred E. EyeBy SunlightBottom of the Hill10 p.m., $10Sometimes it's good to hit the ground running, and sometimes that just means you're about to bite off more than you can chew. Cannons & Clouds founders Zachary Blizzard and Joshua Kane realized the latter after doing t ... More >>
Setting SunQuitzow Battlehooch Setting Sun August 3, 2010@ Rickshaw Stop Better than: A musical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream set in outer space. Let it not be said that Crispin McCabe of SFitall books a show unimaginatively. It can't be easy to place loca ... More >>
I spent most of SXSW's opening day en route (or, I should say, en airport....) but the big news on Wednesday wasn't about any specific show, but about a performer who would no longer be in Austin this week. It seems the sad news of Big Star frontman Alex Chilton's death spread fast here, not only ... More >>