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July 22, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Captain Fantastic

Pre-Screening Stance: Viggo Mortensen is an all-time favorite of mine, and he just so happens to be in Captain Fantastic.  This automatically means I’m excited to see it.  Granted, it certainly doesn’t hurt that the trailers have made it look like a quirky good time.  Also, I’m intrigued by the fact that Matt Ross (Gavin Belson [...]

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July 21, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Star Trek Beyond

Pre-Screening Stance: Let’s face it, just about everything in regards to the marketing for Star Trek Beyond has been decidedly weird.  It’s like the studio wasn’t really sure who to sell the movie to – Trekkies or normies – so they just mashed the two marketing campaigns together and went to work.  Perhaps this approach [...]

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jtheb

July 21, 2016

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Jeff The Brotherhood

Jeff The Brotherhood have really been working it since they got “dropped from the clutches of the demented vulture that is Warner Bros.”  Last year they put out two LPs – Wasted On The Dream and Global Chakra Rhythms – and now they’re about to release another.  It’s called Zone, and it’s apparently the last [...]

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July 20, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Lights Out

Pre-Screening Stance: James Wan has reached a point where if his name is attached to a horror film, then it’s probably worth checking out.  With that being said, even if I didn’t know he produced Lights Out, I’d still be excited to see the film since the trailers for it have been rock solid in [...]

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ShowOTWF

July 20, 2016

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Show Of The Week

My favorite night for live music this week is actually one I’m going to miss because I’ll be out of town.  Oh well.  At any rate, on Friday I recommend that you head to the Oasis for a show I booked for 93.7 KLBJ that features locals Summer Salt, The Bad Lovers, Migrant Kids and [...]

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QuickdrawF

July 19, 2016

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Quickdraw: Thee Oh Sees, Joanna Gruesome, Happy Diving, Field Mouse, Sleigh Bells

Music!  Enjoy. :Thee Oh Sees – The Axis:  There’s something oddly intoxicating about this slow burner from Thee Oh Sees.  Do yourself a favor and toss on some headphones before you hit play.  A Weird Exits is due out August 12 via Castle Face. :Joanna Gruesome – Pretty Fucking Sick Of It All:  Two things [...]

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JDL

July 18, 2016

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Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

I stayed up way too late watching Stranger Things on Netflix because I totally got hooked and couldn’t turn the damn thing off.  Now I’m all drowsy and only want to listen to stuff that’s similar to the ethereal, headphone-worthy music that makes up the show’s soundtrack.  On the bright side, this urge led me [...]

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July 15, 2016

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Raised Eyebrows: Remembering Fela Kuti (Randy)

It’s been almost 20 years (August 2,1997) since the godfather of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, passed away. He leaves behind a wealth of musical and political inspiration. Kuti preached peace and human rights through powerful grooves and transparent lyricism that reflected both the joy and struggle of his homeland. Alu Jon Jonki Jon (from Afrodisiac [...]

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GB

July 15, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Ghostbusters (2016) (Noah)

Pre-Screening Stance: Amidst all the sweaty-man web-trolling, my only instinct – regardless of the absolutely subpar trailers – is to root for this film. Also, Paul Feig, when he’s on, is a comic genius. When he’s not, well, he makes The Heat. Post-Screening Ramble: For all the hype – negative or otherwise – that’s been [...]

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July 14, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Pre-Screening Stance: I’ve been so anxious to see Hunt For The Wilderpeople that I’m worried my expectations are far too high.  Fingers crossed that writer/director Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows, Boy) and the venerable Sam Neil hit it out of the park. Post-Screening Ramble: On my press comment card for Hunt For [...]

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GI

July 14, 2016

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Gloves INTL (Video Premiere)

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since I premiered a video from the then-new Austin-based band Gloves.  They’ve done a lot of growing since then.  Hell, even their name has evolved – from Gloves to GLOVES INTL.  Good on them.  In any case, today I have another video premiere from the self-described [...]

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Preoc

July 13, 2016

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Preoccupations

Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong) just released the second single off of their upcoming album.  I like the first one, Anxiety, quite a bit, but it’s admittedly a fairly dense affair.  This new track is more accessible (in an Interpol-ish sort of way), and it’s hitting the spot this morning.  Enjoy. :Preoccupations – Degraded: [...]

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ShowOTWF

July 12, 2016

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Show Of The Week

As it currently stands, White Lung’s Paradise is my favorite album of 2016.  It’s loud and really well crafted and I just love the hell out of it.  This is why I’m rolling out my Show Of The Week column a day earlier than usual – I want to make sure that you go and [...]

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BO

July 11, 2016

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Blowout

The return of emo continues to be an interesting thing for me.  I keep expecting myself to suddenly be done with it, but the new bands are great and college-me just won’t let go of that sound.  What is dead may never die!  Anyhow, the latest act out of the genre’s revival that has me [...]

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July 8, 2016

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Esme Patterson, Rogue Wave (Dan)

Buckle up because I’ve got a lot to share this week! At this time of year I typically list of my favorite albums of the year … thus far. However, due to the abundance of incredible records released, I decided to just highlight a couple. My musical preferences lean heavily towards, garage rock, punk, and [...]

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