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  • The Sessions Presents: X Ambassadors – “Litost”

    The Sessions Presents: X Ambassadors – “Litost”

    (Bio via ACLFestival.com) For X Ambassadors, an unshakable sense of brotherhood has long shaped the sound and spirit of the band. Growing up in small-town upstate New York, frontman Sam Harris, his brother Casey, and childhood friend Noah Feldshuh bonded over an obsessive love for punk, rock & roll, soul, and hip-hop that defied the conventions of their peer group. Forming their first band in middle school, the three channeled their infatuation with artists as eclectic as The Stooges and […]

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  • Interview: Boyfrndz

    Interview: Boyfrndz

     Boyfrndz is an Austin  band with lofty aspirations and enough  creativity under their wings to back it up.  Soaring vocals meld with whirring guitars and expansive rhythms to create a dissonant sound that will have you hooked instantaneously. Whether you call them Shoegaze, Experimental, or just plain fucking awesome, Boyfrndz is definitely worth a listen.  We sat down with lead singer and guitarist, Scott Martin, to discuss the band’s origin, inspirations, and upcoming album. Interview by Lee Ackerley Check out […]

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  • Interview: Zorch

    Interview: Zorch

    It has been five years in the making, but a comprehensive album from local electro-wizards, Zorch, has finally arrived. Known for their experimental electronic sound and hyper-energetic shows, Zorch, have been playing electrifying shows in Austin for over half a decade before the scheduled release of their debut, Zzoorrcchh, on July 23rd. We sat down with Zac and Sam of Zorch, to discuss the band and their upcoming album. Interview By: Lee Ackerley Spin magazine wrote that your band  ‘demonstrates […]

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  • Audic Empire Releases Sativa Sunrise EP (Austin, TX)

    Audic Empire Releases Sativa Sunrise EP (Austin, TX)

    Local Austin reggae artists, Audic Empire, release their debut EP independently. Definitely a must download EP not only because it’s some quality stuff, but it’s FREE!!! You can download the entire EP below. Enjoy! Sativa Sunrise EP by Audic Empire Band Bio: Audic Empire was formed in late 2010. Since then they have been turning heads in the Austin music scene with their psychedelic, Reggae/rock and feel good tunes. They have a high intensity performance and an astonishing sound with […]

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  • Jordan Tanner (Austin, TX)

    Jordan Tanner (Austin, TX)

    If you’ve spent any time in downtown Austin in the past five years, chances are, you’ve witnessed Jordan Tanner’s slew of one-man-band-ishness, guitar pyrotechnics, and memorable vocal moments. Last winter, Tanner recorded with platinum producer Rick Beato (Charlie Mars, Needtobreathe, Crowfield) to create his sophomore effort, Cold City EP. “When I was writing for the new record, a lot of times I would think about dead people [laughs]. I guess it helps me create the vibe I want.” Indeed, the […]

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  • No Holiday (Austin, TX)

    No Holiday (Austin, TX)

    No Holiday takes no shortcuts when it comes to brewing the classic recipe of skate punk with an infusion of thrash. With influences from Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, Screeching Weasel, a dash of Minor Threat, 2 tablespoons of Face to Face, a half-cup of NOFX and 2 ounces of Up Yours! WHO COULD GO WRONG? As their name says, these boys take no breaks when it comes to energy and diversity. Rex, Chris, and Tommy all hail from “The Valley”, […]

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  • Zeale – Anticipating First National Tour (Austin, TX)

    Zeale – Anticipating First National Tour (Austin, TX)

    Zeale aka Zeale Rapz, an emerging hip-hop artist out of Austin, TX, awaits a long anticipated national tour this fall with AWOLNATION and Imagine Dragons. Backing him up is DJ Rockwell 9000 on the turntables and Gibran Nassif on the drums. Zeale is known for his free styling abilities, but has made leaps and bounds the past couple of years with popular mash-ups which integrate beats from Metric and Austin favorites, AWOLNATION. He just recently dropped his new EP titled […]

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  • The Soldier Thread (Austin, TX)

    The Soldier Thread (Austin, TX)

    You know that feeling when you’re at a venue and it’s more of an experience than just a plain old show? Well that’s how I felt at 101X’s Homegrown Live show at The Parish on June 29th with Zeale and The Reynolds Number. Playing to a sold out crowd, The Soldier Thread played all of their local fan favorites and featured local hip-hop artist Zeale for their track “Anybody” as well. We were very grateful to have a table at […]

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  • Headcrusher (Austin, TX)

    Headcrusher (Austin, TX)

    Formed in early 2001 in Pereira, Colombia, South America. HEADCRUSHER’s blend of thrash, death metal and hardcore climbed them to the top of the growing Colombian and South American metal scene. They initially moved to New York in 2007, before relocating to Austin in the summer of 2008, where they recorded their self titled EP in 2009. The tracks were then mastered by Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Testament, Machine Head) at Trident Studios in Northern California. In March of 2011, they […]

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  • Rebecca Butler (Austin, TX)

    Rebecca Butler (Austin, TX)

    Rebecca Butler and The Richards are a pop-rock band from Austin, Texas. The band started as an acoustic venture of Rebecca Butler’s (vocals/rhythm guitar), but was soon joined by Sam Ogden (lead guitar). Early in 2011 the rest of the band came together: Patrick Young (bass), Jordan Cook (drums), and Pierce Saxon (keyboard/ukulele). With the addition of the full band, the musical style of Rebecca Butler and the Richards gained the dance/ pop-rock vibe it has now. They’ve recently made […]

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