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Farewell Phil Spector

The debate over who’s responsible for the Wall of Sound Spector is credited for will go on forever yet he did contribute immensely to Popular Music. Phil comes more into play for my generation by working with the Ramones since … Continue reading

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RIP Adam Schlesinger

I had read earlier Adam was put into a medical coma because he was one of the unlucky few to come down with the full-blown illness caused by CV-19. It totally sucks he passed away. He was such a talented … Continue reading

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Showing off my inner Millennial

An awesome nod to two of the biggest cartoons of the Nineties. Rugrats from 1991 and for a while, the longest running cartoon on Nickelodeon and The Powerpuff Girls which debuted around 1998 to the Cartoon Network their first, original hit show; … Continue reading

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Sloan

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This concert took place on September 14, 2018, placing the story into The Lost Tales category amongst many other events. Just letting you know, more overdue Concerts, Movies and cool events are a’ coming! Sloan is one of Canada’s … Continue reading

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Posies return with original lineup and Terra Lightfoot

As promised, the Posies returned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their second major release Frosting on the Beater (technically their third album). They also had the band’s original drummer and bass player in tow. This took place at a larger … Continue reading

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Nada Surf 2018 (Let Go anniversary tour)

First of many digging out stories and despite this concert being almost two months ago, I still think it’s relevant; bands doing anniversary tours has been a thing lately. For me, if it’s Nada Surf, I’m there because The Stars are … Continue reading

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Franz Ferdinand

One of my favorite bands in the last 20 years came by Austin again. I had tickets to see them in the last decade but was too sick to go. Not this time! Somara accompanied me which tells you how … Continue reading

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The Posies! Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow

A couple months ago, I got to meet and see The Posies at the Cactus Cafe. You may remember them from the Nineties but they never stopped performing after they left DGC Records. Ken and Jon have produced solo albums … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Pat DiNizio

I was really saddened to see the sudden blurb on my FaceBook feed this Tuesday night (December 12) about Pat’s passing. Even though I knew about his recent injury, I never would’ve guessed he was in ill health. When the … Continue reading

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RIP Tommy Keene

Tommy passed away last Wednesday in his sleep despite being in really good health. The papers said he was 59. Wow! He could’ve fooled me since I had the honor of seeing him open for Matthew Sweet (twice) this Summer … Continue reading

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Matthew Sweet

A huge favorite of mine from 1992 on came to Austin around Mid July to play two shows at the relatively new ACL3Ten venue. I went to both shows but I also made sure got to the in-store performance/autographing at … Continue reading

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New Pornographers 2017

The Canadian supergroup came to Austin again for this was the final stop on their North American tour. As always, they put on a helluva’ show to promote their latest, Whiteout Conditions that was released…I think in April. It’s a bit … Continue reading

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Reviews for late September

This time around I have turned the tables on the last set of reviews. Instead of one artist covering a series of songs, we now have numerous artists covering the material of three bands and a studio band covering the … Continue reading

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