01 December 2013

30 November 2013

01 October 2013


all the spacier for being classically-inspired, any craziness to your own stream-of-consciousness will reveal itself and be suspended in time before the simplicity of Brian Eno's "Discreet Music", as if the trickling contemplations of millions - or, say, of everybody currently bustling through an airport terminal somewhere - were somehow imbricated in the glacially receding tones, peacefully frozen in a slow-motion waltz, a blue whale rising for a gulp of Antarctic air, before diving to rise again. one of Beck's songs off 'Sea Change' goes: "I press my face up to the window / to see how warm it is inside" - precisely what the chilly yet steamy windowpane of this piece accomplishes, compelling our awareness of our own warmth.

01 July 2013


The Graveyard Shift's complete 7-hour July 4th broadcast of the best music of '013 (so far), the first hour of which is comprised solely of musicians from San Antonio, Texas.

(click Wendy's sneakers)

01 May 2013


the links below feature the music of five electronically-disposed music-makers residing in #SATX. please show them love by following their respective Soundclouds...






art by Albrechto Alvarez.

01 March 2013


SXSW VI, reporting from Austin Texas. most every show below is free and some may offer free food/drink. click on names for event details.

early on TUESDAY, Fol Chen performs at Red 7 around 3 o'clock. Wavves at 10PM at Viceland, with Japandroids and Divine Fits to follow, promises to rank among the best closers of the week. Flying Lotus will also do a multi-media set at the Jones Center AMOA Arthouse.

WEDNESDAY, starting out at noon at Waterloo Records, we'll have to catch Thurston Moore's new project, Chelsea Light Moving, and we'll probably stay for Tegan & Sara at 2. then it's off to see either Peanut Butter Wolf at Red 7 or !!! at Lustre Pearl, with Dead Prez to end the evening early at Antone's (for $).

THURSDAY, Caveman and Foxygen play the Flamingo Cantina starting around 2, King Tuff plays the Scoot Inn at 3. then Waterloo again for The Joy Formidable at 4 and The Coup at 5. at 1100 Warehouse, they'll likely make us chose between Foxygen/Youth Lagoon and Toro Y Moi/Andy Stott - a fine outcome either way. lastly, Cafe Tacvba play the big bad Audiorium Shores at 8.

the Walkmen and Foxygen show at the Club De Ville on FRIDAY appears RSVP-ed out, but we'll try to get in anyway. earlier that day, Dosh performs at Holy Mountain around noon, Caveman and Phosphorescent perform at Red Eyed Fly around 3, and The Zombies (yes, Colin Blunstone's Zombies) perform at The Stage On 6th at 4. Divine Fits, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket) and the big bad Flaming Lips close Auditorium Shores, with Daedelus monoming an after-midnight set at Emo's East (for $).

on SATURDAY, Austin's own Balmorhea opens the day at Mohawk at noon, and we may stay for The Thermals at 3. ...unless we missed The Zombies, in which case they're playing Waterloo at noon or Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop at 2. and if we somehow missed the most ubiquitous band of the festival, Foxygen plays Jo's Coffee at 4, with Phosphorescent and Heartless Bastards to follow. or Toro y Moi plays the Hype Hotel at 5. or Talib Kweli the Lustre Pearl at 6, or Thee Oh Sees at Clive Bar same time. or we might just make this a hometown music day, as three bands from San Antonio will tear up Flat Top Burger Shop starting at noon - Deer Vibes, We Leave At Midnight, and Hawks of Holy Rosary - a party thrown by KRTU Indie Overnight's Music For Listeners. it all depends on the motion of the ocean.

and if we haven't swam away by ST. PATTY'S DAY SUNDAY, the best new band in Austin, Megafauna, plays the historic Hole In The Wall at 10PM.

we also compiled a list of the best worst band-names playing the fest, for the comedy pleasure of attendees and non-:

Bleeding Rainbow
Guantanamo Baywatch
Energy Voidoids
Fat Fuxxx
Zero Skills
Diarrhea Planet
How I Quit Crack
Dead Earth Politics
Streptococcus Faggotrophia 
Ringo Deathstarr
Burgess Meredith
Did You See Those Bats?
Bombay Show Pig
The Goatbangers
The Blind Shake 
Timmy's Organism
Pernicious Phenom 
You Won't
...& the best band name ever: 
Manatees (from Memphis)!

01 February 2013


some mixies for the music lovers:

a little bit of 2013 so far, entitled "J all over your Believies".

some new orleans jazz, entitled "Panamanian Shcrimpffss".

and some excerpts from "The Graveyard Shift" on KRTU Indie Overnight.

"No doubt laughter was in part an external defensive form of truth. It was legalized, it enjoyed privileges, it liberated, to a certain extent, from censorship, oppression, and from the stake. This element should not be underestimated. But it would be inadmissible to reduce the entire meaning of laughter to this aspect alone. Laughter is essentially not an external but an interior form of truth; it cannot be transformed in seriousness without destroying and distorting the very contents of the truth which it unveils. Laughter liberates not only from external censorship but first of all from the great interior censor; it liberates from the fear that developed in man during thousands of years: fear of the sacred, of prohibitions, of the past, of power. It unveils the material bodily principle in its true meaning. Laughter opened men's eyes on that which is new, on the future. This is why it not only permitted the expression of an anti-feudal, popular truth; it helped to uncover this truth and to give it an internal form. And this form was achieved and defended during thousands of years in its very depths and its popular-festive images. Laughter showed the world anew in its gayest and most sober aspects. Its external privileges are intimately linked with interior forces; they are a recognition of the rights of those forces. This is why laughter could never become an instrument to oppress and blind the people. It always remained a free weapon in their hands."

01 January 2013



Fiona Apple - 'The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do'
The Bad Plus - 'Made Possible'
Tennis - 'Young & Old'
Here We Go Magic - 'A Different Ship'
Wild Nothing - 'Nocturne'
Nicolas Jaar with Various Artists - 'Don't Break My Love'
Lower Dens - 'Nootropics'
Dirty Projectors - 'Swing Lo Magellan'
Beach House - 'Bloom'
Nas - 'Life Is Good'

Blondes - 'Blondes'
Animal Collective - 'Centipede Hz'
Thee Oh Sees - 'Putrifiers II'
Ty Segall - 'Twins'
James Blackshaw - 'Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death'
Andrew Bird - 'Hands Of Glory'
Christian Fennesz - 'Aun: The Beginning & Ending of All Things'
Tame Impala - 'Lonerism'
Apollo Brown & O.C. - 'Trophies'
Black Moth Super Rainbow - 'Eating Us'

Beck - 'Song Reader'.


Dum Dum Girls covering Strawberry Switchblade - "Trees And Flowers" {End Of Daze}
Santigold - "Disparate Youth" {Master Of My Make-Believe}
Animal Collective - "New Town Burnout" {Centipede Hz}
Dirty Projectors - "Gun Has No Trigger" {Swing Lo Magellan}
Bats For Lashes - "Laura" {The Haunted Man}
Tame Impala - "Apocalypse Dreams" {Lonerism}
Sharon Van Etten - "All I Can" {Tramp}
Kendrick Lamar - "Good Kid" {Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City}
Daniel Rossen - "Saint Nothing" {Silent Hour/Golden Mile}
Tennis - "High Road" {Young & Old}

Grizzly Bear - "Yet Again" {Shields}
Fiona Apple - "Anything We Want" {The Idler Wheel...}
Lower Dens - "Brains / Stem" {Nootropics}
The Bad Plus - "Pound For Pound" {Made Possible}
Nas - "The Black Bond" {Life Is Good}
Regina Spektor - "Firewood" {What We Saw From The Cheap Seats}
James Blackshaw - "Her Smoke Rose Up Forever" {Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death}
Beach House - "On The Sea" {Bloom}
Raekwon with J.D. Era - "Soldier Story" {Unexpected Victory}
20. Thee Oh Sees - "Flood's New Light" {Putrifiers II}

Hilary Hahn & Hauschka - "Krakow" {Silfra}
Wild Nothing - "Paradise" {Nocturne}
Spiritualized - "Headin' For The Top Now" {Sweet Heart Sweet Light}
Lee Fields & The Expressions - "Still Hanging On" {Faithful Man}
Of Montreal - "Malefic Dowery" {Paralytic Stalks}
Here We Go Magic - "Make Up Your Mind" {A Different Ship}
White Rabbits - "Danny Come Inside" {Milk Famous}
Vijay Iyer Trio covering Michael Jackson - "Human Nature (Trio Extension)" {Accelerando}
Just Friends - "Avalanche" {Don't Break My Life}
Air - "Sonic Armada" {Le Voyage Dans La Lune}

Frank Ocean with Earl Sweatshirt - "Super Rich Kids" {Channel ORANGE}
The Antlers - "Zelda" {Undersea}
Dan Deacon - "Prettyboy" {America}
Ty Segall - "Thank God For Sinners" {Twins}
Andrew Bird - "Three White Horses" {Hands Of Glory}
St. Vincent and David Byrne - "The Forest Awakes" {Love This Giant}
Brian Eno - "Lux 2" {Lux}
The Walkmen - "Line By Line" {Heaven}
Heartless Bastards - "Only For You" {Arrow}
OC with Apollo Brown - "Caught Up" {Trophies}

Rufus Wainwright - "Montauk" {Out Of The Game}
Nathan Fake - "Rue" {Steam Days}
Patrick Watson - "Quiet Crowd" {Adventures In Your Own Backyard}
Get The Blessing - "Adagio In Wot Minor" {OC DC}
Divine Fits - "Shivers" {A Thing Called Divine Fits}
Micachu And The Shapes - "Fall" {Never}
Bumpy Knuckles with DJ Premier - "OwNiT" {KoleXXXion}
Leonard Cohen - "Anyhow" {Old Ideas}
Lotus Plaza - "Jet Out Of The Tundra" {Spooky Action At A Distance}
50. Father John Misty - "Funtimes In Babylon" {Fear Fun}

Gift Of Gab - "Market & 8th" {The Next Logical Progression}
Best Coast - "No One Like You" {The Only Place}
Antibalas - "Dirty Money" {Antibalas}
Beats Antique - "The Allure" {Contraption Vol. II}
Kimbra - "Good Intent" {Good Intent}
M. Ward - "The First Time I Ran Away" {A Wasteland Companion}
Chet Faker - "Cigarettes And Chocolate" {Thinking In Textures}
Lupe Fiasco - "Put Em Up" {Food & Liquor: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1}
Lambchop - "Gar" {Mr. M}
Cat Power - "Manhattan" {Sun}

Pond - "Allergies" {Beard, Wives, Denim}
Peach Fish - "So Crazy" {Suicide Girl}
B.o.B. - "Where Are You (B.o.B. Vs Bobby Ray)" {Strange Clouds}
Sleep Party People - "A Dark God Heart" {We Were Drifting On A Sad Song}
Titus Andronicus - "In A Big City" {Local Business}
Oposssom - "Girl" {Electric Hawaii}
Bowerbirds - "Walk The Furrows" {The Clearing}
Debo Band - "Akale Wube" {Debo Band}
Sigur Rós - "Fjögur píanó" {Valtari}
Rick Ross with Elijah Blake - "Presidential" {God Forgives, I Don't}

Mouse On Mars - "Wienuss" {Parastrophics}
Andrew Bird - "Lazy Projector" {Break It Yourself}
Mystery Jets - "The Nothing" {Radlands}
Oren Ambarchi - "Knots" {Audience Of One}
Diiv - "How Long Have You Known" {Oshin}
Actress - "Holy Water" {R.I.P.}
Shearwater - "Run The Banner Down" {Animal Joy}
Liars - "A Ring On Every Fingers" {WIXIW}
Jack White - "Hypocritical Kiss" {Blunderbuss}
Japandroids - "Younger Us" {Celebration Rock}

Metric - "Lost Kitten" {Synthetica}
Big K.R.I.T. with 8ball, MJG & 2 Chainz - "Money On The Floor" {Live From The Underground}
Luke Abbott - "Ovals" {Modern Driveway}
Ty Segall - "The Tongue" {Slaughterhouse}
Cody Chesnutt - "Where Is All The Money Going" {Landing On A Hundred}
Tame Impala covering Fleetwood Mac - "That's All For Everyone" {Just Tell Me That You Want Me}
School Of Seven Bells - "Low Times" {Ghostory}
Dandy Warhols - "Don't Shoot She Cried" {This Machine}
El-P - "Drones Over Bklyn" {Cancer 4 Cure}
Advance Base - "Summer Music" {A Shut-In's Prayer}

Earlimart - "I'm A Safe Inside" {System Preferences}
Rusko - "Love No More" {Songs}
Mission Of Burma - "This Is Hi-Fi" {Unsound}
Ty Segall & White Fence - "Tongues" {Hair}
Calexico - "Algiers" {Algiers}
King Tuff - "Loser's Wall" {King Tuff}
J Dilla - "Requiem With Allan Barnes (Blackbyrds)" {Rebirth Of Detroit}
Chris Cohen - "Heart Beat" {Overgrown Path}
Múm - "0,000orð" {Early Birds}
100. Jaill - "Perfect Ten" {Traps}

Islands - "Hallways" {A Sleep & A Forgetting}
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - "Mladic" {Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!}
Masta Ace with Pav Bundy - "Home Sweet Home" {MA_DOOM: Son Of Yvonne}
Clinic - "For The Season" {Free Reign}
The Shins - "For A Fool" {Port Of Morrow}
Clark - "Tooth Moves" {Iradelphic}
Miguel - "Pussy Is Mine" {Kaleidoscope Dream}
Antony & The Johnsons - "I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy" {Cut The World}
Voices From The Lake - "Circe / ST (VFTL Rework)" {Voices From The Lake}
Killer Mike - "Reagan" {R.A.P. Music}

Hot Chip - "Flutes" {In Our Heads}
Toy - "Motoring" {Toy}
Jason Lytle - "Matterhorn" {Dept. Of Disappearance}
Alabama Shakes - "I Found You" {Boys & Girls}
Pinback - "Diminished" {Information Retrieved}
Deerhoof - "Bad Kids To The Front" {Breakup Song}
Fanfarlo - "Tunguska" {Rooms Filled With Light}
Laurel Halo - "Wow" {Quarantine}
Grass Widow - "Disappearing Industries" {Internal Logic}
Krizz Kaliko with Tech N9ne - "Can't Be The Only One" {Kickin' & Screamin'}

Yppah with Anomie Belle - "Film Burn" {Eighty One}
Passion Pit - "Where We Belong" {Gossamer}
Au - "Epic" {Both Lights}
Errors - "Pleasure Palaces" {Have Some Faith In Magic}
Schoolboy Q - "Gangsta In Designer (No Concept)" {Habits & Contradictions}
Here We Go Magic - "People In The Darkness" {A Different Ship: Bonus Disc}
Mount Eerie - "(synthesizer)" {Clean Moon}
Dirty Projectors - "Here Til It Says I'm Not" {About To Die}
Burial - "Loner" {Kindred}
Sic Alps - "Rock Races" {Sic Alps}

Grimes - "Oblivion" {Visions}
Raw Poetic with Damu The Fudgemunk - "Hole Up" {Kilawatt V1.5}
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - "Major" {Out Of Frequency}
Surgeon remixing Oneohtrix Point Never - "Remember" {Dog In The Fog}
Of Montreal - "Georgie's Lament" {Daughter Of Cloud}
Twin Shadow - "Run My Heart" {Confess}
Qluster remixing Battles - "Dominican Fade" {Dross Glop}
Hiatus Kaiyote - "The World It Softly Lulls" {Tawk Tomahawk}
Ab-Soul - "Bohemian Grove" {Control System}
The Cribs - "Come On, Be A No-One" {In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull}

The Mountain Goats - "Cry For Judas" {Transcendental Youth}
Cloud Nothings - "No Future/No Part" {Attack On Memory}
Alt-J - "Something Good" {An Awesome Wave}
Matthew Dear - "Get The Rhyme Right" {Beams}
Julia Holter - "Goddess Eyes I" {Ekstasis}
Murder By Death - "Queen Mab (Instrumental)" {Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon}
The Evens - "I Do Myself" {The Odds}
Big Boi with Little Dragon and Killer Mike - "Thom Pettie" {Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors}
The Magnetic Fields - "All She Cares About Is Mariachi" {Love At The Bottom Of The Sea}
Andy Stott - "Expecting" {Luxury Problems}

151. Purity Ring with Young Magic - "Grandloves" {Shrines}
Ben Folds Five - "Sky High" {The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind}
Dr. Dog - "These Days" {Be The Void}
Crystal Castles - "Plague" {(III)}
Guided By Voices - "White Flag" {The Bears For Lunch}
Kool Keith - "New York" {Love And Danger}
Milo Greene - "Orpheus" {Milo Greene}
Jens Lekman - "The World Moves On" {I Know What Love Isn't}
Pop Etc - "Everything Is Gone" {POP ETC}
Tanlines - "Brothers" {Mixed Emotions}

Bassnectar - "Hologram" {Freestyle}
Aesop Rock - "Racing Stripes" {Skelethon}
Daphni - "Ye Ye" {Jiaolong}
Band Of Skulls - "You're Not Pretty But You Got It Goin' On" {Sweet Sour}
Esperanza Spalding - "Vague Suspicions" {Radio Music Society}
Ben Gibbard - "Something's Rattling (Cowpoke)" {Former Lives}
Plants And Animals - "Song For Love" {The End Of That}
Orbital - "Beelzedub" {Wonky}
Gonjasufi - "The Blame" {MU.ZZ.LE}
JJ - "Times" {High Summer}

Taken By Trees - "Your Place Or Mine" {Other Worlds}
Dom Kennedy = " "P + H" {Yellow Album}
Paul Van Dyk with Austin Leeds - "Verano" {Evolution}
Anais Mitchell - "Coming Down" {Young Man In America}
Beth Orton - "Call Me The Breeze" {Sugaring Season}
Marsen Jules - "Swans Reflecting Elephants" {Kompakt: Pop Ambient 2012}
Moonface - "Teary Eyes And Bloody Lips" {With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery}
Swearin' - "Fat Chance" {Swearin'}
Maps & Atlases - "Bugs" {Beware And Be Grateful}
Lilacs & Champagne - "Morrocan Handjob" {Lilacs & Champagne}

Woods - "Cali In A Cup" {Bend Beyond}
The Lumineers - "The Dead Sea" {The Lumineers}
Squarepusher - "Stadium Ice" {Ufabulum}
Hunx - "Let Me In" {Hairdresser Blues}

...& 1 to grow on:

Ende Scneafliet - "Animals From Outer Space" {The Minimal Waves Tapes: Volume Two}