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The Stone Foxes, “Cold Like a Killer” from Twelve Spells (2015): One Track Mind

The Stone Foxes, “Cold Like a Killer” from Twelve Spells (2015): One Track Mind

Somewhere today, a SXSW hipster is going to proclaim the Stone Foxes — this band, right here — the best damn thing happening in Austin right now.

The Ugly Beats – Brand New Day (2014)

The Ugly Beats – Brand New Day (2014)

Spartan but sturdy arrangements, capped with hummable choruses and spiky breaks.

Mingo Fishtrap – On Time (2014)

‘On Time’ is an album that stirs up those same old feeling we’d used to get when listening to an old Temptations or Spinners song on the radio.

Amy Edwards – Ghosts and Saints (2014)

Left to her own devices after a band breakup, Austin-based singer-songwriter Amy Edwards found herself stuck between her melancholy over what had been and her hopefulness for what might come next. Ghosts and Saints, at times hard-eyed and at others remarkably open, is stronger for that essential dichotomy. She purrs through the opening “Sweet Liberty” with the whispery danger ofRead More

Forgotten series: The Sir Finks – (Tres Mexicanos) Del Sur De Texas (2008)

Forgotten series: The Sir Finks – (Tres Mexicanos) Del Sur De Texas (2008)

This was a fun surf instrumental album from Get Hip, containing all of the Sir Finks’ material as recorded for the Wildebeest label.

‘Take it to the next level’: Julian Lennon’s SXSW appearance could spark 2014 U.S. tour

‘Take it to the next level’: Julian Lennon’s SXSW appearance could spark 2014 U.S. tour

Next year could bring a U.S. tour for Julian Lennon, keyed to a just-announced appearance at South by Southwest in Austin. Talks are apparently on-going.

Jitterbug Vipers – Phoebe’s Dream (2013)

A patently weird, completely loveable group of retro-cool Austin hipsters, Jitterbug Vipers sounds like Norah Jones sitting in with Django Reinhardt.

One Track Mind: Darden Smith, “Seven Wonders” from Love Calling (2013)

Darden Smith returns with a quietly introspective love song — one that offers as many ruminative questions about the mysteries of passion as it does celebrations of how these things somehow work out anyway.

Bobby Whitlock and CoCo Carmel – Carnival: Live in Austin (2013)

Bobby Whitlock and CoCo Carmel – Carnival: Live in Austin (2013)

Something clicked with Bobby Whitlock connected with Eric Clapton, and their combined voices — as singers, and as writers — fired the blast-furnace of anguish and lust that was Layla.

Omar Dykes – Runnin’ with the Wolf (2013)

Omar Dykes clearly possesses a deep-seated passion for the rumbling joys of old Howlin’ Wolf records — both his gruff howl, and the work of his flinty guitarist Hubert Sumlin. Luckily, he doesn’t let that passion turn into mimicry.

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