Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Only by the Night

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Only by the Night Composer: Kings of Leon Label: RCA Release Date: 2008-09-24 Rated: NONE Genre: Indie Rock Amid the myriad alternative releases that look to Brits like Joy Division or the Clash for inspiration, Nashville four-piece Kings of Leon’s Only by the Night hones a no-frills American rock sound...

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Acid Tongue

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Acid Tongue Composer: Jenny Lewis Label: WEA/Reprise Release Date: 2008-09-24 Rated: NONE Genre: Indie Rock It’s all about the casting. When former child star Jenny Lewis plays Lucinda Williams (“See Fernando”), Blue period Joni Mitchell (“Acid Tongue”), or even Stevie Nicks-led Fleetwood Mac (“Black Sand,” “Pretty Bird”), she nails the...

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Loyalty to Loyalty

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Loyalty to Loyalty Composer: Cold War Kids Release Date: 2008-09-24 Rated: NONE Genre: Indie Rock Critics billed Cold War Kids’ 2006 debut, Robbers & Cowards, as “original and timeless” (Los Angeles Times) and “`an` enjoyable listen” (People). I hated it. Not because it lacked musical scope — far from it...

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Sounds Eclectic: The Next One

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Sounds Eclectic: The Next One Label: KCRW Release Date: 2008-09-24 Rated: NONE Genre: Indie Rock Around these parts, Austin’s KGSR dominates the market for collectible various-artist CDs of on-air live tracks. But with that series of sold-out discs focusing more on aging singer-songwriters than newcomers, there’s plenty of room...

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Where nobody knows your name

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-09-24 The great thing about bars, besides the booze of course, is the people. Patrons call these places home and in return the bars embrace the communal nature of the city. These are watering holes rivaled only by those of Africa where the animals congregate (the lions with...

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Gardens by Moonlight

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-09-24 The Botanical Garden will be filled with the sounds of talented musical acts during Gardens by Moonlight, an annual music festival complete with sumptuous culinary treats under the light of the fall moon. Headlining the main stage is crowd favorite Del Castillo (left), demonstrating the cross-cultural power...

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Doug Stanhope's Unbookables Mess With TX

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-09-24 Live in San Antonio for one night only, Doug Stanhope’s Unbookables bring their edgy, off-the-cuff, alcohol-soaked comedy to the Lone Star State. Although Mr. Stanhope won’t be in attendance, his comedic crop includes Sean Rouse, Andy Andrist, James Inman, and Norman Wilkerson. Gear up for a night...

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-09-24 Help create the next generation of filmmakers at this year’s Manhattan Short Film Festival, the traveling screening where movie lovers in 100 cities vote for their favorite short film. 429 submissions from around the globe were whittled down to 12 finalists from 10 countries for the competition...

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San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition Benefit

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-09-24 Do your part to help SA’s Feral Cat Coalition control the multitude of homeless kitties wandering the streets of our city. The Swindles, Buttercup, Yoshimoto, Kick It! and DJ Plata are donating their live tunes for a talented local lineup — rock out all night for just...

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Bukkake Daydream, They Mean Us, & Karma

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-09-24 Noise rock is the best way to describe Bukkake Daydream, a SA foursome with a diverse, spontaneous sound. The music moves at a frenetic pace but frequently descends into downtempo, trippy grooves that are definitely the band’s strength. They recently released their first EP, Delusions of Grandeur,...

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