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LIVE REVIEW: NVDES (STUBBS INDOOR / AUSTIN, TX)

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] NVDES kicked off their Better Places tour with Pierce Fulton at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, 11/14. Their self-described laptop-punk music was accompanied by their colorful visuals from

3 GEMS FROM THE AUSTIN MUSIC SCENE

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] I couldn’t mention that I was moving to Austin without hearing “oh my god, the music! There’s good music everywhere there!” And there is. It’s not confined to brand-name

ALBUM REVIEW: PINK ROYAL, ‘DO YOU MIND’

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] independant It’s been a minute since I’ve had the pleasure of attending a Pink Royal performance, so I was thrilled to learn about the release of their latest EP,

ALBUM REVIEW: AZP, ‘RED MOON’

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Independent  Press play on AZP’s Red Moon EP, and you might think you’re listening to The Black Keys or Hanni El Khatib. Their American rock sound comes through loud

ALBUM REVIEW: 2 CHAINZ, ‘PRETTY GIRLS LIKE TRAP MUSIC’

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3 BREEZY NEW SUMMER ALBUMS

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REVIEW: FAYE WEBSTER, ‘FAYE WEBSTER’

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Faye Webster Faye Webster Awful Records 3 seconds into Faye Webster’s self-titled album and my jaw hit the floor. “What is this I’m hearing? Is this folk music? Being

REVIEW: SMINO, ‘BLKSWN’

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Downtown Records Smino pulls out all the stops on blkswn his first full-length album, released on 3/14 in honor of his hometown St. Louis’ zip code. A fat bassline

SYLVAN ESSO RELEASES NEW SONG “DIE YOUNG” WITH ACCOMPANYING VIDEO

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ST. LOUIS RAPPER SMINO RELEASES SOULFUL NEW TRACK “ANITA”

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] STL raised rapper, Smino, released a new track, “Anita,” and it’s all soul. His words are warm and textured, layered over Monte Booker’s signature production for a charming sound.