In the Moment

In the Moment

Spread across Austin Counts' new record are songs of jealousy, sin and heartache, scenes of jail cells and barrooms, and if you look hard enough, even a bit of redemption.

Know Your Product

Since forming in Detroit as The Wildbunch back in '96, the Electric 6 has been one of the more consistent bands from that city's actually-eclectic '90s garage scene.

10 for 10 at SXSW

For 30 years South by Southwest has been bringing a smorgasbord of film, music and innovative lectures and showcases from around the world to Austin, Texas

Noise Annoys

No, he didn’t invent rock and roll music.

Energy is Anger

Otep Shamaya—frontwoman, songwriter and concept-creator with the band that bears her name—is fired up.

Remembrancing

The debut release from Tucson’s Lowlife is a concept album about memory and the self, essentially a one-sided, internal conversation that looks back in time.

Battle Acts: Elton John vs. Kinky Boots

If you know anything about the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which won a half-dozen of the Tonys it was nominated for back in '13, its storyline centers on a failing shoe factory's attempt to cater to an "under-serviced niche market," in this case, quality footwear for transvestites.

Noise Annoys

Modern funk has taken off and luckily I'm in the middle of it.

Know Your Product: Miss Olivia

Olivia Reardon’s sound could be called a mix of Erykah Badu soul and the gospel-tinged blues of The Black Crowes. “Jazzy, funky, r&b, rock, blues, country,” she calls it.

Noise Annoys: Desert Beats

For decades now, general associations from outside of Tucson about what this town’s musical exports sound like has been pithily summed up under the ridiculously vague, narrow and oversimplified term “desert rock.”

Foxhole

There is a sentient cup out there right now wondering about the meaning of its life.

Know Your Product

Two decades into a hugely successful career, Australian hard rockers the Sick Puppies put out its fifth studio album, Fury, last May.

Vintage Vinyl

As the ’60s ended, Tucsonan and Stone Poneys founder Bob Kimmel created the legendary Concert Series at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California, featuring a diverse roster of performers such as Jackson Browne, Tom Waits and Chet Atkins, along with hundreds of others.

Legends & Shadows

There were no boundaries to begin with when ChamberLab set out to present classical music with a punk ethos.

Noise Annoys

Ever since the epochal ’60s run of Bob Dylan, whose groundbreaking literate expressionism was one of the foremost and, to this day, almost unparalleled artistic achievements in the era of recorded music, the archetype of the singer/songwriter has remained in the forefront of western pop music.

Know Your Product: Geoff Tate

For two decades, from 1982 to 2012, Geoff Tate was the frontman with Seattle prog-metalers Queensrÿche, a group which, you’ll note, hit mad mainstream success on albums Operation: Mindcrime and Empire, and singles like “Jet City Woman” and “Eyes of a Stranger.”

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