Cage the Elephant proves to Jen Cray that while you may try to contain the animal, there's nothing like a room full of screaming fans to set that beast free!
Coheed & Cambria turns an Orlando audience into a bunch of security guard biting, circle pit loving maniacs, as Paul Lucas reports.
OK Go and opening acts The Booze and Earl Greyhound rock Firestone Live in Orlando.
The Plaza Theatre in Orlando showcases the talents of a newcomer and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and eventually lures Carl F Gauze out to the streets.
What happens when a lost classic gets found? In the hands of Black Tambourine, the musical world becomes a better place, turns out. Matthew Moyer corrals the members of the once-forgotten noisepop band to get the whole sordid take on their expanded Black Tambourine reissue.
After 30 years in the music industry, producer, songwriter and musician Larry Dvoskin has released a set of his own music. Gail Worley finds out why it took so long.
Matthew Moyer caught up with Vivian Girls guitarist Cassie Ramone on the downside of SXSW, and found the core Vivians restless and ready to move on to new projects, but still completely dedicated to art and music.
Frankie Welfare Boy Age 5, The Age of Octeen, Movie Music Vol.1, Movie Music Vol. 2 (Reissues) (Polyvinyl Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
White Crosses (Sire). Review by Jen Cray.
Coconut (Domino). Review by Carl F Gauze.
...and they have escaped the weight of darkness (Erased Tapes). Review by Carl F Gauze.
I and Love and You (Columbia Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Some Strange Country (Signature Sounds). Review by Joe Frietze.
Circle the Wagons (Peaceville). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Shame, Shame (Anti-). Review by Sean Slone.
Minor Love (Fat Possum). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Hawkwind Triad (Neurot). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Is and Always Was (High Wire Music). Review by James Mann.
Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends (Light in the Attic). Review by Carl F Gauze.
You Can't Go Back to the Garden of Eden. Review by Tim Wardyn.
DJ-Kicks (!K7 Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Congratulations (Sony/Columbia). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Heave Yer Skeleton (US / THEM group). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Volume 1 (Strut). Review by Carl F Gauze.
High Violet (4AD). Review by Jeff Schweers.
For Blood and Wine. Review by Matthew Moyer.
Tapestry of Webs (Suicide Squeeze). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Music For the Fire (Illegal Art). Review by Carl F Gauze.
The Complete Columbia Singles (Collectors' Choice). Review by Steve Stav.
Live on the Sunset Strip (Stax). Review by Scott Adams.
Ghosts (453 Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Smile. Review by Robert M. Sutton.
Hidden (Domino). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Downtown Merry-Go-Round (Silent Majority Group/ILG). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Eve (Supernatural Cat). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Jeff Schweers buries this morbid, creepy, gag-inducing yet glossy coffee table tome about dead rock stars, where they died, and their final resting places.
Vintage footage of The Kinks follows them from the British Invasion up to the later MTV years, and Carl F Gauze is grateful for the lack of interruptions.
Prog-rock giant Muse becomes the subject of an unauthorized documentary that tastes like tabloid spittle to Tim Wardyn.
Two very different Manhattan families face change, conflict, and poverty as their lives -- and their apartments -- evolve.
Sir John Gielgud threatens to clear the room with this eight-hour history of English verse, from Chaucer to Dylan Thomas. Carl F Gauze convinces you to stay.