Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Heaven is Whenever

Posted on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Heaven is Whenever Composer: The Hold Steady Label: Vagrant Records Release Date: 2010-04-28 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: Recording All that partying and drug use (or at least all the recording of songs about it) appears to have aged the Hold Steady prematurely. In just...

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Year of the Black Rainbow

Posted on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Year of the Black Rainbow Composer: Coheed & Cambria Label: Columbia Release Date: 2010-04-28 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: Recording Proggish bands like Genesis, Pink Floyd, and Queensrÿche have shown that albums can tell a story and still be entertaining, and even compelling. Others, unfortunately, attempted...

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Fire Away

Posted on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Fire Away Composer: Ozomatli Label: Mercer Street/Downtown Release Date: 2010-04-28 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: Recording Contemporary pan-genre stylists Ozomatli clearly owe a debt to their forefathers. On Fire Away, their fifth full-length, Ozomatli pay that debt forward with a polyrhythmic vengeance. Formed 15 years ago...

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

MLB 2k10

Posted on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 4:00 AM

MLB 2k10 Release Date: 2010-04-21 Publishing House: 2k Games Rated: NONE ESRBRating: Kids to Adults Genre: Video Game Let’s face it: For the last couple years, the MLB 2K series has sucked. Playing was such a bug-filled glitchfest that you’d likely tear your rotator cuff launching the controller in...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pygmaeus w/ Junglenoise, Jody Seabody

Posted on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-04-14 “Oh, do not ask, ‘What is it?’ Let us go and make our visit,” said T.S. Eliot in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Had he been tweeting instead of writing poetry like a total J. Alfred Poindexter, he might’ve said: “WTF ?...

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National Poetry Month: B.A.C.K. Pack "Where I'm From" Poetry Workshop

Posted on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-04-14 Include your elementary-school age kiddos in the glories of National Poetry month while supporting San Antonio?s Public Libraries, with a poetry workshop and kids? activity-o-rama centering on the theme of ?Where I?m From.? Molly Pruitt Library (on the campus of Roosevelt High School) wants...

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Cove rocks local fare, squeezes on extras

Meatless in Steer City

Posted on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2010-04-14 Some research has suggested that the human body has evolved over these hundreds of thousands of years craving but three things: fat, sugar, and the Cove’s fish tacos. While I’ve sometimes felt a little fleeced over the size of the tilapia strips nestled in those corn...

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Homenaje a mi padre

Posted on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Homenaje a mi padre Composer: Sunny Sauceda Label: Solstice Records Release Date: 2010-04-14 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: Recording I’ll probably get shot for saying this, but, hey, someone’s gotta say it: It’s time for Tejano musicians to stay away from cumbia and understand the simple...

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True Love Cast Out All Evil

Posted on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 4:00 AM

True Love Cast Out All Evil Composer: Roky Erickson & Okkervil River Label: Anti- Release Date: 2010-04-14 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: Recording No fair dragging Austin acid gods the 13th Floor Elevators into the conversation, but if this collaboration isn’t one of the best albums...

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Here Lies Love

Posted on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Here Lies Love Composer: David Byrne & Fatboy Slim Label: Nopnesuch Release Date: 2010-04-14 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: Recording David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have long and illustrious histories as sonic experimentalists and collaborators. So it makes sense they would eventually join forces. Here...

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