Lauren ShockeyOur office becomes the champagne room It's time to break out the bubbly and celebrate the season, but let's be real. Not everyone (ourselves included) has the budget for the good stuff, especially post-holiday shopping. But everyone has the budget for the budget stuff! So fo ... More >>
Although New Amsterdam gin is produced in Modesto, CA, its name is meant to evoke classic New York cocktail culture, and also name-check the Dutch origins of gin. Eh. But what's actually interesting about this relatively new spirit is that it costs about $13 a bottle--a price that will get you exa ... More >>
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
This one's for you, Zeke. Jason Lytle (Home Slice Pizza) Explosions in the Sky (Auditorium Shores Stage) SXSW Saturday Afternoon, March 21 So I've got this Grandaddy fixation thing I'd just as soon not gas on about. (Anymore.) Suffice it to say that ex-frontman Jason Lytle remains a person of int ... More >>
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Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.