John Fullbright – Songs (new album) May 27th

March 26, 2014

John Fullbright has a new album coming out on May 27th via Thirty Tigers. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing John live a few times, including this last SXSW. His shows are dynamic and match his songwriting skills. Below is the lead track, Happy. Check it out and go see him live. Here is some [...]

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The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream [album review]

March 25, 2014

By now, I am sure you’ve read countless reviews and hopefully spent some considerable time with this gem of an album. If not, go get it right now, I’ll wait. OK, welcome back. From the minute I heard the lead track, Red Eyes, you knew you Lost In The Dream was the album where Adam [...]

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Nick Waterhouse – Holly [album review]

March 20, 2014

I watch a lot of soccer. At home, at the office, at bars; you name it. It is hands down my favorite sport. Sometimes during a game, a player can unleash a thunderbolt of a shot making him an instant hero. Truth be told, it can be a great player or a decidedly average player [...]

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Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else (album review)

March 19, 2014

Long time HearYa pal, Jefe has had Lydia Loveless on his radar for years. He traveled clear across Austin last year to catch a set at The Continental Club. For whatever reason, her music hadn’t clicked with me. But upon getting the advance copy of Somewhere Else, I dug in; figuring my broseph must be [...]

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SXSW ’14

March 12, 2014

I am the lone HearYa rep this year as Shirk and Oz couldn’t make it. For updates on what a tired, drunken 43 year old is doing around Austin follow me on twitter @WoodyHearYa Caught a few acts last night. Horse Thief, Oil Boom and Parker Milsap were all excellent. Got up early this AM [...]

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Spanish Gold – Out On The Street [mp3]: SXSW Act

March 6, 2014

Spanish Gold is comprised of My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan, ex-Grupo Fantasma guitarist Adrian Quesada and guitarist/vocalist Dante Schwebel of Hacienda. Their debut, South of Nowhere is out May 27th. AS for what it sounds like, Rolling Stone so aptly pointed out that the track below sounded something like Rockwell’s Somebody’s Watching Me. Don’t [...]

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Boogarins – Erre (music video) SXSW Act

March 5, 2014

Was very stoked to see these guys were playing at SXSW. I was a little late to the game on their album, As Plantas Que Curam. Once saw them referred to as the Brazilian Tame Impala and that is an apt description. I’ll be front and center at one of their sets trying to sing [...]

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Ages and Ages – Do The Right Thing (video): SXSW Act

March 4, 2014

Ages and Ages are a new addition to one of HearYa’s favorite label, Partisan Records. Partisan’s PR rep has a habit of turning me on to a new band every year before SXSW. Usually it is the week before and she has hit home runs with Field Report and Christopher Denny. This year she gave [...]

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Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans [album review]

March 3, 2014

David McCLister Photography I haven’t been this excited for a new DBT release since A Blessing and a Curse. For the most part, that album was a bit of a letdown. Brighter Than Creation’s Dark followed and that was another decent effort. There were a couple of gems on those albums but there was also [...]

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Natural Child – Dancin’ With Wolves [album review] SXSW Act

February 28, 2014

Natural Child’s songs sound like they are made up on the spot in the truest sense of rock and roll. “You boys ever have a day where you lie around all day getting laid. You have! OK follow me and we’ll figure it out.” Boom, we have a tune called Don’t The Time Pass Quickly. [...]

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