Levitation Announces First Wave of 2019 Acts

Forget South by Southwest, it burst at the seams years ago. Forget Austin City Limits, too – at this point it’s not noticeably different from most other interchangeable outdoor music festivals. Nah, Levitation is the Austin, Texas music fest that should be on your to-do list. (Assuming you dig cool music, that is.) Since its… Continue reading Levitation Announces First Wave of 2019 Acts

Kurt Vile Wants You to Know He Loves You

Matador Records will release Kurt Vile’s latest collection of lope-along weed-wackers on Oct. 12. Bottle It In was recorded at various studios around the country, in between tours or road trips, including facilities in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Portland and Bridgeport, Connecticut. Guests include Kim Gordon (on “acoustic guitar distortion”), Cass McCombs (backing vocals), Warpaint’s Stella… Continue reading Kurt Vile Wants You to Know He Loves You

Kurt and Courtney Team Up for LP, Tour

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have announced both a collaborative LP and a not-to-be-missed tour for this fall. The album, as yet untitled and unscheduled, will be released jointly by Matador Records, Marathon Artists and Milk! Records. “It started out as, maybe we’ll do a split 7” together,” says Vile, “but then I figured let’s… Continue reading Kurt and Courtney Team Up for LP, Tour

The War on Drugs

Eyes to the Wind: The War On Drugs Dream a Little Dream If you ever plan to expand your horizons westward, consider yourself obligated to visit one of the three branches of the California music emporium Amoeba Records. It’s a mandatory pilgrimage, a vinyl collector’s wet dream. Musicians of note often drop in to its… Continue reading The War on Drugs

Kurt Vile

Heartland Rock Revival: Kurt Vile is the Answer Few musicians are speaking for the common man these days, despite that there’s arguably more to begrudge now than ever before. There’s as much beauty to bask in too, of course – a natural flipside; the light that creates the gloomy shade. Garage, punk and all sorts… Continue reading Kurt Vile