Watch: Divine Fits Perform First Show

While Divine Fits’ first show was scheduled to be tonight in Britt Daniel’s hometown of Austin, TX, the group decided to play a surprise show at Austin’s Continental Club. Under the pseudonym The Hot Skull, Divine Fits performed twelve songs featuring tracks from their debut A Thing Called the Divine Fits and a cover of [...]

Interview: Nina Diaz of Girl in a Coma

Girl in a Coma

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Nina Diaz, guitarist/vocalist for San Antonio based three-piece band Girl in a Coma. Nina shared some insights on Girl in a Coma’s label, Blackheart Records, recording to tape, touring with like-minded musicians, and a healthy fascination with vinyl, cassettes, up-and-coming new bands and thrift store clothes. [...]

The Silver Tongue Interview: Munaf Rayani of Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky guitarist Munaf Rayani graciously took time out of his Saturday afternoon from his home in Austin to talk to me about the future legacy of his humble rock band from Austin that captures extraordinarily powerful emotions that are nearly impossible to put into words, especially when you’re a passionate fan with [...]

Statue of Willie Nelson Will Be Unveiled in Austin Today

Willie Nelson

An 8-foot statue of country music legend Willie Nelson will be unveiled near the new Moody Theater in downtown Austin toady at 4:20. Today, 4/20, is a national day of protest for legalizing marijuana. But Capital Area Statues, the group that raised money for the statue, said that was a coincidence. Nelson is well-known as an advocate [...]

Watch: At the Drive-In’s First Concert in 11 Years


The much-anticipated reunion of the post-punk, hard core At the Drive In at the Red 7 in Austin, Texas was a completely sold out event. It was the band’s first performance in 11 years since their 2001 break-up. The legendary hard core band from El Paso broke up in 2001 after an exhausting world tour, [...]

SXSW 2012, Exitmusic and The Big Pink

The Big Pink

The Dickies / Filter showcase at Lustre Pearl on Friday, March 16 put Exitmusic and The Big Pink in the mix of a fabulous bill. The set started with Exitmusic.  Unfortunately, their electronic source turned into a ‘sad mac’ four or five songs in, and they had to pull the plug on the rest of [...]

SXSW 2012, Saturday night March 17

White Ring

My final night at SXSW 2012 began with me watching Atlanta’s Board of Whores perform. The band consists of two guys who are the real deal when it comes to rockers. Willis Corley plays crunchy, thick punk rock guitar licks live, over an underbelly of programmed beats and sequences that he brings to the stage. [...]

SXSW 2012, Saturday March 17


I spent the beginning of my Saturday in Austin awake extremely early and playing a showcase at East Avenue Lounge at noon. Manager of the house, Mandy, made me feel like an old friend. Couple this with the fact that I had gear and was operating on sore feet, I spent much of Saturday day [...]