20 Years Ago: Sebadoh Expand Their Sound on ‘Harmacy’
Sebadoh look to shed their lo-fi reputation on 1996's 'Harmacy.'
15 Years Ago: Wilco Buy Their Freedom From Reprise Records
Wilco severed ties with Reprise Records when the label rejected 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.'
25 Years Ago: Fugazi Pursue Restraint With ‘Steady Diet of Nothing’
Fugazi's second record, 'Steady Diet of Nothing,' was released in July 1991.
25 Years Ago: Green Day Release ‘1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours’
Green Day released an important building block in their career with 1991's '1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours.'
Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co. Dead at 39
Some sad news to start the week: Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. has died, Chunklet reports. The songwriter, 39 (far right in the photo above), apparently died on Saturday (March 16) in Indianapolis of organ failure brought on by alcohol abuse.
Airborne Toxic Event Rock Arena-Style at SXSW 2013
The sun was shining bright over SXSW 2013 yesterday (March 14), but that didn't stop Airborne Toxic Event from bringing some serious heat to the outdoor stage at Waterloo Records in Austin. Their set included the tune 'Sometime Around Midnight' (watch it above), which reveals the slight U2 influence in their music. But here, the California crew rocks a bit harder than Bono and co., and after the f
RDGLDGRN Light Up SXSW 2013 With Blend of Rock and Hip-Hop
Washington, D.C.-based genre smashers RDGLDGRN tore up the stage at the SXSW 2013 Virgin Mobile House yesterday (March 13), performing their soulful track 'Doing the Most' (video above), among other tunes. Co-written by mega producer Pharrell, 'Most' is emblamatic of the group's style: R&B and hip-hop given a rock edge by live instrumentation.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Bring ‘Jubilee Street’ to SXSW 2013
With their fifteenth studio album, 'Push the Sky Away,' raking up accolades, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds swooped into Austin last evening (March 13) for a SXSW 2013 appearance at Stubb's. Check out the video of Cave and the boys doing 'Jubilee Street,' a slow-burning track that grows increasingly intense thanks to Cave's dynamic stage presence.
Devendra Banhart Leaves ‘Em Speechless at SXSW 2013
With his latest record, 'Mala,' fresh on store shelves, celebrated psych-folk rocker Devendra Banhart took to the SXSW stage yesterday for a stark performance of his new song 'Won't You Come Over.' Though the above video clip is missing the first third of the song, it gives a good idea of how focused the audience was on the performance. Even the buzz of an incoming text might have been enough to b
Portugal. The Man Cover the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ at SXSW 2013
Everyone loves the Beatles. Portland (via Alaska) group Portugal. The Man are no exception to this rule. The group has a long history of including the Fab Four's 'Hey Jude' in their set, and last night, during anperformance of their epic single 'Sleep Forever' at SXSW 2013, they worked in the beloved singalong smash, earning the wild approval of the audience. (Video of the performance is above.) W