Thursday, August 17, 2017

10 Shows to Look Forward to as Summer Comes to a Close

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Ugh, is it already time to head back to school? Is summer really over? Where has the year gone? Why God, Why?! Ok, before this turns into a full-on Cathy comic strip, we’ve compiled a list of 10 shows to look forward to while we get back into the...

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The Avett Brothers Are Coming to Whitewater, for Real This Time

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 5:50 AM

As the early 2000s struggled to figure out what exactly what sounds would define it, there was an emerging folk music revival with artists like Sufjan Stevens, Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom leading the pack. On the more bluegrass-y, Americana end of the spectrum were bands like Old Crow Medicine...

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The GZA Slated to Appear at This Year's Art of War

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 5:45 AM

If there were any appropriate time to use the “air siren” sound DJs use almost ironically through their sets, it would be now. GZA of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan is slated for an appearance at Paper Tiger and we’re more than just a little excited about it. Back in...

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La Arrolladora to Take over the Aztec

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 5:16 AM

It’s not every day I can say something like “hey, you know, Miller Lite has great taste in music.” However, the beer giant certainly seems to know what it’s doing with the ongoing Conciertos Originales live series, which is now in its fourth year and spans seven cities. For...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Shameless Actress Laura Slade Wiggins to Play Solo Acoustic Set at Ventura

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 11:15 AM

In town as a guest for the "Official Countdown To Rockula," a pre-party to October’s rock ‘n’ roll horror expo “Rockula,” Shameless and Rings actress Laura Slade Wiggins will be performing a solo acoustic set at Ventura. The songs on her 2012 EP Clementine are pretty straight-forward singer-songwriter jams...

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Slake Your Thirst for New Local Music with Topo Chica

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 9:22 AM

Topo Chica, the refreshingly-named lo-fi, dream-punk outfit from San Antonio, is up to something. The chica-powered five-piece, which you might have caught gigging around the St. Mary's Strip (and elsewhere) for a little over a year now, has dropped two rad singles over the past few months: "Leonardo" and "Sweaters."...

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You Should Really Go See Shadow Band at Lowcountry

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 7:01 AM

Anchored in Philadelphia, Shadow Band is the latest incarnation of singer-songwriter Mike Bruno's ongoing trip into the haunting landscape of his evolving vision of delicately embellished folk music. Having evolved from the Black Magic Family Band, Shadow Band (currently a nine-piece group) released its proper debut album Wilderness of Love,...

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Austin's Wood and Wire to Bring Their Bluegrass Vibes to Sam's Burger Joint

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 6:05 AM

Punctuated by three-part vocal harmonies and banjo riffs that could hold their own next to the most technical of trash-metal guitar riffs, Austin’s Wood & Wire are arguably one of our region’s best bluegrass acts today. Formed in 2011, the four-piece are known for getting audiences riled up with their...

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Roshii + Collective Dreams Bring the Experimental Rock to Bottom Bracket

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 5:30 AM

Any show at Bottom Bracket Social Club is worth checking out. There’s a mystique to the little DIY space that makes it truly feel like you are a part of some underground movement. And then, of course, when the place serves up hefty helpings of live music by talented locals,...

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Tommy James and the Shondells to Play Tobin Center

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 5:05 AM

As far as 1960s nostalgia acts go, Tommy James and the Shondells are among the best still playing live. Something about the particular sonic qualities of James’ hits — maybe it’s all that heady tremolo and old-time rock and roll style — seems to call to mind the 1960s,...

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