Toonie Loons

You probably already know West Coast hardcore label Iron Lung Records as a synonym for Total Control, but they are also building their roster easterly with Berlin’s Diat. The sound of the German trio is not too far off the pool of British punk and post-punk that Total Control draws from, ie. Killing Joke and Crisis. However, Diat explores a…

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THE RUNDOWN – 07.27.2015 – 08.02.2015

In the all-too-apt words of Bill Watterson, the days are just packed. Wow, Ghostface Killer and Raekwon are at Marathon tomorrow, so that will be incredible. For those lamenting old Nashville, Friday is a classic Nashville night with our sweet queen Dolly Parton will be Ryman-rocking meanwhile our favorite mom-country artist Shania Twain will be stadium-rocking at Bridgestone. Not to mention, the same night heavyweights Hans…

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THE RUNDOWN – 7.20.2015 – 7.26.2015

Wow, we have been truly blessed this week. Gnarwhal opens for Melt Banana at Exit/In tonight while the Belcourt’s Music City Mondays series continues with a Johnny Cash documentary from 1969. Tuesday rolls on with a couple big shows at Queen Ave and at Betty’s. Friday brings a blue pill and a red pill: Bully has their…

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THE RUNDOWN – 7.13.2015 – 7.19.2015

Not the craziest week ahead, but there are still kicks to be gotten, steam to be blown. Mom and Dad are at Queen Ave. tonight, Big Surr play the End on Thursday, and Sunseeker are at the Stone Fox on Saturday. Sunday is the big blowout with Promised Land Sound, Ranch Ghost, Gnarwhal, and more…

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THE RUNDOWN – 7.6.2015 – 7.12.2015

After weathering Zeus’s nastiest and harnessing the power of His lightning bolt via bottlerocket on the Fourth, we find our fair city with a slew of well-curated bills for some of the finest summer shows. Tonight, we’ve got an early show at Fond Object, followed by a night show from our longtime Ft. Worth friends Fungi Girls and Argentine poppers Los…

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Advent of Holy Wauter

Oh Juan. We love you. Last year’s “North American Poetry” was among our favorites — poignant, calculated, thoughtful, sweet — he’s the musical version of “good boyfriend material”. And did we mention hard-working? Juan has a new LP out with our friends at Captured Tracks titled “Who Me?,” already available in digital form and soon to…

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THE RUNDOWN – 6.29.2015 – 7.5.2015

Fourth of July! Black Cats and Ballparks, the kingdom of Heaven is within! Dylan Simon’s Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Skate party is tonight at the Rivergate Skate Center, Yautja is playing the Stone Fox on Wednesday, and Quichenight are having their album release at Charlie Bob’s on Thursday. Friday is the night to be seen…

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THE RUNDOWN – 6.22.2015 – 6.28.2015

Aaand we’re back with a stacked week of shows. The release party for Gnarwhal’s long awaited Shinerboy is tonight at the East Room while Ed Schrader’s Music Beat are at Mercy Lounge. Newish ’70s hard rock heads Lady Rider play at Crying Wolf tomorrow. Still need to catch them… Study Hall are at Two Boots…

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