If you can pay rent with the money you make doing what you love, you're lucky as hell--and this isn't lost on the guys of Nada Surf, who are celebrating the two loud and fast decades they've spent together making that dream a reality. "We really love playing together," says lead singer Matthew Caws, ... More >>
Last week's terrible incident in Aurora, Colorado in which 70 people were shot, 12 fatally, at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises made many of us think about how awful these episodes of senseless violence are, how precious and fragile life is, and that we should stay close and be good to ou ... More >>
Hope you folks had a good Pride week. Rightbloggers didn't, much. For one thing, last week anti-same-sex-marriage heavyweight David Blankenhorn finally gave up the fight. And with more states (and President Obama!) on the SSM bandwagon, rightbloggers' traditional hatred of homosexuals looks like les ... More >>
Clevelander Dylan Baldi is making like the indie rock LeBron James. Except instead of pinpoint passing ability, Baldi's hands are able to noodle a fine lo-fi pop tune out of a four-track or ProTools like an all-star from an early age. His early cassette releases garnered him what's referred t ... More >>
Migas at Cisco's is a "don't miss" Austin dish if ever there were one, served with your choice of tortillas or piping hot homemade biscuits. (Ask for both.)
Last year I made some Austin restaurant recommendations for friends traveling to SXSW, the yearly music and interactive extravaganza i ... More >>
Along with the rest of the internet, and now apparently the real world, we've been singing the praises of Ted Williams, the Ohio homeless man who sounds like Don LaFontaine, but better. He lost his way and was panhandling with a sign promising a "God given gift of voice" until a local newspap ... More >>
Look, he's blowing you a kiss. Pics by Nicole Ankowski, more below.Prince
Wednesday, December 15
Let's break with format and jump straight to the set list, since that's what you're curious about, right?
Politely acidic Brooklyn folkie Sharon Van Etten is a burgeoning SOTC obsession -- her intoxicating sophomore album, Epic, is a killer if you're in a particularly emotionally vulnerable mood. (YIMBY'd closing track "Love More" especially.) She hasn't played around here lately, alas, denying u ... More >>
Three years ago, I spoke with ex-Galaxie 500/Luna principle Dean Wareham about jumping into a full-time band with his wife (and Luna bassist) Britta Phillips and releasing their sultry, French-pop inspired Back Numbers, which was Wareham's first major post-Luna effort. Since then he's release ... More >>
For a week now, the New York sports press has been displaying its bafflement over how the Jets could have snagged such a prize as wide receiver Santonio Holmes at such a bargain price (just a fifth round pick in this year's draft).
The answer became clearer with this morning's announcement ... More >>