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Special Edition Review: Coldplay’s Upcoming “Mylo Xyloto”

Special Edition Review: Coldplay’s Upcoming “Mylo Xyloto”

Mylo Xyloto (Release date – October 24, 2011) Hi there readers!  I can’t believe it’s been nine months since I’ve written a post.  Graduate school ended back in May, and while I’ve been tossing around the idea of blogging again, the truth is that I just haven’t gotten around to it.  This weekend though, I [Continue]

Album Review: Agent Ribbons

Album Review: Agent Ribbons

Chateau Crone – 2010 Chateau Crone is the upcoming sophomore album from Agent Ribbons, a trio of ladies originally hailing from Sacramento, but now calling Austin their home.  The band consists of Natalie Gordon (vocals and guitar), Naomi Cherie (violin, cello), and Lauren Hess (drums, percussion), and together, they specialize in a sort of [Continue]

Album Review: The Clouds are Ghosts

Album Review: The Clouds are Ghosts

The Clouds are Ghosts – 2009 Local Austin band The Clouds are Ghosts, composed of four members from Beaumont, TX and Savannah, GA, formed in 2008 and released their first album, The Clouds are Ghosts, late last year.  Ever since then, they’ve been making the rounds in Austin’s music venues to drum up support for [Continue]

Album Review: Broken Bells

Album Review: Broken Bells

Broken Bells – 2010 Welcome to the very first in my series of album reviews covering Austin City Limits Music Festival 2010 artists!  Obviously it’s July, and the festival isn’t until October…but there’s no better time than the present to acquaint yourself with the bands who will be performing so you can plan your [Continue]

Album Review: Carolina Chocolate Drops

Album Review: Carolina Chocolate Drops

Genuine Negro Jig – 2010 The Carolina Chocolate Drops are Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, and Justin Robinson, a trio who originally began their foray into music mainly as a tribute to other artists.  Drawing from the very earliest styles of blues, country, and folk that emanated from black fiddle and banjo bands – oh say, [Continue]

Album Review: MGMT

Album Review: MGMT

Congratulations (2010) I’m admittedly a little late to the party when it comes to reviewing MGMT‘s latest album, Congratulations, released back in April, but oh well.  Now is as good a time as any to post a review since MGMT will be playing a long-awaited gig at Stubb’s this weekend, plus, I’m not at all [Continue]

(Guest) Album Review: The Heartless Bastards

(Guest) Album Review: The Heartless Bastards

I was working on a mighty grump, in spite of the midday Jimmy John’s and bourbon.  We had earlier made the decision to skip Day 3 of the ACL Festival 2009 because of the mud/sewage situation and were settled in on the couch with AGMG’s laptop patched into the TV.  It was quite fortuitous that [Continue]

Album Review: K’Naan

Album Review: K’Naan

The Dusty Foot Philosopher Extended Edition (Reissue) – 2008 Like many, I was first introduced to K’Naan at a live show, when he was opening for Stephen and Damian Marley at Antone’s in 2006.  At that time I hadn’t heard of him, so before the show we tried in vain to find videos of K’Naan [Continue]

Album Review: The Flaming Lips

Album Review: The Flaming Lips

The Dark Side of the Moon – 2009 Alright, so I previously mentioned how bummed I was about not getting to go see the Lips NYE Freakout in Oklahoma City, where they planned to play their version of DSOTM in its entirety at midnight.  I quickly got over it since I was then able to [Continue]

Album Review: Andrew Bird

Album Review: Andrew Bird

Thrills – 1998 If you haven’t yet ventured in Andrew Bird’s pre-solo career, let me introduce you to Thrills.  Thrills is Bird’s second album (his first proper album released by a label) and was cut with his first backing band, the Bowl of Fire.  Thrills is a surprising adventure into Bird’s musical influences, but [Continue]

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