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Review: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011

Review: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011

This year’s ACL Festival was a banner one in many ways.  After 10 years, marked by explosive growth and popularity, the 10th anniversary Fest needed to be memorable.  I’ve been attending ACL for the past six years and some have been better than others.  There have been times when I’ve sworn off attending ever again, [Continue]

What I'm listening to this week: Midlake

What I'm listening to this week: Midlake

The Trials of Van Occupanther – 2006 And now, the album most likely to soundtrack a remake of Oregon Trail: The Movie…The Trials of Van Occupanther by Midlake!  Well, as long as the characters are still named Jerk and Idiot, I’d see it… Anyway, I’m only half-joking.  The Trials of Van Occupanther is like a [Continue]

What I'm listening to this week: Fleet Foxes

What I'm listening to this week: Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - 2008 The first couple of times I listened to Fleet Foxes, I didn’t like the album at all.  It just seemed way too slow and quiet.  Even so, I decided this week to give it another chance, and that proved to be a good choice.  I listened to it three times this [Continue]