Stuff by: Anne Marie Schiefer

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Recommended: Michael Rault “Living Daylight” — a lovesick record full of infectious garage and vintage power pop

As the last kiss of spring dries out and you sit dreaming of summer backyard bar-b-q-s, you should really plug-in and take a listen to Michael Rault’s debut full-length Living Daylight to get yourself in the summer frame of mind. Rault comes from our neighborhood to the north, Canada, wearing high top old skool vans […]

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Jacco Gardner “Hypnophobia” — a master blend of vintage reminiscing and contemporary styling

Photo by Nick Helderman As I put my ear buds in to let the music fill my ears I am instantly transported. I am walking down a street in Paris on a blissfully beautiful spring day. The sun warms my face as I watch people sip coffee, eat crepes and whiz past me on bicycles. […]

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Austin Psych Fest / Levitation 2015 wraps with thrilling reunion performance by 13th Floor Elevators

Fans from all over the world fans came to Levitation; Australia, England, Japan and that far off place named North Dakota. They converged to let go of real life worries for three days of psychedelic freedom. That’s exactly what makes music festivals both unique and popular; the convergence of like-minded people coming together for one common […]

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Day Two Austin Psych Fest / Levitation 2015 mesmerizes with Jesus & Mary Chain, Primal Scream and more

Fever The Ghost Day two at Austin Psych Fest / Levitation was a day to explore and discover something new. As soon as I walked into Levitation I heard the unmistakable whine of the sitar stretching out across the expansive grounds. The sun had broken through the clouds drying most of the mud from day […]

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Austin Psych Fest / Levitation 2015 kicks off rainy day with Tame Impala, Spiritualized, METZ and more

Tame Impala Day one of Austin Psych Fest / Levitation left me a muddy mess. I had hoped that the forecasted thunderstorms wouldn’t actually come to be, but alas it IS raining here. Well, actually it is pouring here! Rain from the sky and big fields mix into what you ask? The answer is a […]

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Taking a “trip” to Austin Psych Fest / Levitation 2015 — reasons you need to go

Fever The Ghost You know in movies when the main character embarks on a journey that they don’t know where it’s gong to take them? They are excited to go because of what discoveries lay ahead and yet that eagerness is tempered by a slight trepidation of the unknown? That’s how I feel as I […]

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Benjamin Booker gives fans at Constellation Room a gloriously violent rock-n-roll shiver

Something that I love about true rock-n-roll music is that it is unapologetically its own. Meaning that those who play, play the way that they want. They don’t let themselves get told what to do and they certainly don’t fall victim to getting forced into one genre or another. They are rebels, they are their […]

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Burgerama 4 delivers a successful festival weekend full of good music and good vibes

In it’s fourth year, Burgerama has evolved to represent a hot bed mashup of angst-y teen culture and retro musical resurgence. Pulling in a line-up that impresses with it’s musical diversity (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Dengue Fever to Ty Segall) and inspires with its up and coming greats (The Garden, Michael Rault to Jacco Gardner). But what Burgerama really […]

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San Cisco and Cam Avery of Tame Impala pack The Troubadour with ace performances

San Cisco This past Tuesday, San Cisco brought their sunny Australian pop to a packed house at The Troubadour. As childhood friends the band started playing together in 2009, eventually releasing several EPs and their first full-length in 2012. They are now doing a limited US tour in support of their forthcoming second LP, GRACETOWN. San Cisco […]

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GZA brings his Liquid Swords philosophy to the Observatory in Santa Ana

Liquid Swords is considered by many to be one of the top hip-hop albums of all time (Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and The Guardian). Released in 1995, by GZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame, the album quickly found an audience and critical acclaim. Despite the dark subject matter of ‘Liquid Swords’ it stands as a lyrical masterpiece […]

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Cage The Elephant at The Observatory: Late, but totally worth the wait

Cage The Elephant Delay after delay kept Grammy nominated Cage the Elephant from the stage at The Observatory in Santa Ana last night. First, it was the delay of doors pushed back an hour creating an insane line that snaked through the parking lot. Then it was the delay of actually letting people into the […]

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Band of Horses plug in and blast pure rock ‘n’ roll at one-off Observatory performance

Indie / alt country rockers, Band of Horses played to a rapt sold out crowd at The Observatory in Santa Ana last night. Packed like sardines, the audience was treated to favorites and new tracks from their forthcoming album (no release date as of yet). They took the stage with an announcement from lead singer […]

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Ryan Bingham gives charming performance at GRAMMY Museum in support of new album, Fear and Saturday Night

Singer/Songwriter/Rocker/Grammy-Golden Globes-Academy award winner Ryan Bingham is about to release his 5th studio album, Fear and Saturday Night, on January 20th. In anticipation of the album release he gave a small and lucky crowd at the Grammy Museum a preview of the new material. The evening began with an interview where Bingham talked about why […]

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