Ume – Captive video

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Their time is now. The most shared video on From their new album, Phantoms Here’s Roy Christopher’s review: Ume: Phantoms (Modern Outsider): If ever a band were poised for the next level, Ume has been teetering there headlong for the better part of the past few years. Phantoms is the kind of record that [...]

Ume to perform at MusicFestNW 2011 Portland

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Ume, led by the supremely talented guitar thrasher Lauren Larson, will play this year’s MusicFestNW on September 8th. [Link to Ume listing on MFNW] If you have a wristband then do yourself a favor and check them out. They are one of the best rock bands in the country. Mississipi Studios, Sept 8th 9PM doors [...]

Vote for my friends Ume

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Clickety click vote. Thank you in advance.

The Happy Hollows – Big Bad Wolf video

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

I love these guys almost as much as Ume.

SXSW Thoughts and Thanks To The Local Austin Crew

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Moonrats – one of my new discoveries at SXSW. Photo by: Vaneesa Campbell When you hang out with the locals in Austin during SXSW you get an entirely different perspective, being away from the madness and all. Of course, the first things the locals bring up is that they’re pissed over the price of beer [...]

Context-Removal Machine: SXSW 2010

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Guest post by Roy Christopher. Having never been and having skipped the bedlam of SXSW last year (the first since I moved to Austin), I decided I’d jump in with both feet this year. I registered for the Interactive side and just hoped my music friends could take care of me on the Music side. [...]

Musicians And Social Media – Holcombe Waller and Ume

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

I recently posted to this blog, an interview I did with SXSW Magazine – SXSWorld which resulted in a very interesting comments thread, wherein I was called out by a couple of people over what they perceived as a lack of new ideas from me regarding musicians and their utilization of the web. I don’t [...]

The 2009 Best Of List AKA Music That Matters To Me

Friday, December 11th, 2009

I’ll put to one side my puzzle over why, in 2009, people remain fascinated with lists. That said, if you’re into them there is a phenomenal amount of best of music, best of a decade in music etc, lists spinning around out there. Simon Reynolds writes in the Guardian of “The musically fragmented decade” where [...]